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Rising Gas Prices in the Philippines

Dylan Koji Co R...

March 29th, 2022

What’s behind the sharp increase in oil and gas prices? Our Kid Reporter talks with an oil executive and a small business owner. 

A Ski Race Celebrates Norwegian History

Hayden Ainslee David

March 17th, 2022

The American Birkebeiner, an annual competition in Wisconsin, is the largest cross country ski race in North America.

Transforming History: Women in Congress

Sasha Powell

March 17th, 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month, our Kid Reporter talks with U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman and Deborah Walsh of the Center for American Women and Politics

South Korea Holds Presidential Election

John Woo

March 15th, 2022

A close election during a surge of COVID-19 comes down to two top candidates, a liberal and a conservative. 

In London, Fear for Ukraine

Munveer Singh

March 8th, 2022

During a recent visit to London, our Kid Reporter spoke with residents about the brutal war that Russian President Vladmir Putin is waging on Ukraine. 

Orange County Stands With Ukraine

Elise Choi

March 8th, 2022

Hundreds of people in Southern California show support for the Eastern European country that is under attack by Russia. 

Record Inflation Worries Consumers

Munveer Singh

March 1st, 2022

The prices of food, clothing, and gasoline are rising in the United States. What can be done? 

After a Volcanic Eruption, a Tsunami

Ella Porter

February 28th, 2022

In January, a volcanic eruption in Tonga, a remote island nation, triggered massive waves thousands of miles away in California. 

A Champion Spells Victory

Zhoriél Tapo

February 27th, 2022

Zalia Avant-garde, the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, works hard to inspire others. 

A Harry Potter Exhibit Opens

Gavin Gracey

February 25th, 2022

Our Kid Reporter tours a new exhibition dedicated to the young wizard at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. 

An Unusual Presidential Monument

Logan Gracey

February 17th, 2022

In honor of Presidents′ Day, our Kid Reporter learns more about a unique monument to U.S. Presidents in Croaker, Virginia. 

Telling Stories Through Photographs

Zain Abbas

February 15th, 2022

Angelo Merendino sees photography as “a great conversation” between two people.

Favorite Sports in the Winter Olympics

Layla Laramie

February 15th, 2022

Our Kid Reporter in Colorado asks others: “What sport do you like to watch the most?” 

Irvine Aims for Climate “Moonshot”

Elise Choi

February 14th, 2022

Can this California city achieve environmental sustainability by 2030? 

Learning From Arthur

Lincoln Miller

February 14th, 2022

Award-winning author Marc Brown talks about the fictional aardvark who is beloved by children around the world. 

Enjoying Sushi in Japan

Nanaka Takahashi

February 14th, 2022

Our Kid Reporter visits a revolving sushi bar in Sendai. 

Sled Dogs Race in Minnesota

Hayden Ainslee David

February 8th, 2022

Despite frigid conditions, a grueling race along the North Shore of Lake Superior draws lots of fans. 

Black Dolls Celebrate Beauty—Inside and Out

Sasha Powell

February 4th, 2022

Ozi Okaro founded Ikuzi Dolls so that her daughters could have “beautiful Black dolls that look like them.”

The Soap Myth

Quade Kelley

February 4th, 2022

A play about the Holocaust explores how we record history and understand the past. 

A Call With Canada’s Governor General

Nikita A. Mohile

February 2nd, 2022

Her Excellency Mary Simon talks about the need to involve young people in discussions about climate change, mental health, and racial inequality. 

A Visit to Egypt

Siroos Pasdar

January 25th, 2022

Our Kid Reporter tours pyramids, tombs, temples, and other wonders of the ancient world. 

Telling Yummy Stories at Salt & Straw

Shane Mukasa

January 24th, 2022

A unique company founded by two cousins brings a sense of community and adventure to ice cream lovers. 

Saving Sea Turtles in the Philippines

Dylan Koji Co R...

January 21st, 2022

Since 2002, residents of Punta Fuego on the island of Luzon have rescued thousands of sea turtles from human harm and extreme weather events. 

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

Quade Kelley

January 20th, 2022

Our Kid Reporter talks with Rose Schindler about her family's experiences at Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II.  

Teens in South Korea Hesitate Over the Vaccine

John Woo

January 20th, 2022

Less than 40% of the country’s 12- to 15-year-olds have been vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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