KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Hurricanes on the Rise

Zhoriél Tapo

October 26th, 2020

Southwestern Louisiana has been hit hard by hurricanes this season. Scientists say that climate change is playing a big role in the rise of extreme weather. 

Candidates Hold a Final Debate

Munveer Singh

October 26th, 2020

President Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden faced off in the final presidential debate of the election. 

New Voters Make Their Voices Heard

Liset Zacker

October 26th, 2020

More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 in the past four years. Many are eager to have a say in the presidential election. 

Rethinking Halloween During the Pandemic

Nikita A. Mohile

October 26th, 2020

How can trick-or-treaters stay safe? Our Kid Reporter in Canada talks with an expert.  

Peach Juice From a Faucet?

Nanaka Takahashi

October 23rd, 2020

Our Kid Reporter visits a roadside service area in Japan, where fresh peach juice is on the menu. 

Getting Involved in the City Council

Zain Abbas

October 22nd, 2020

A council member in Lakewood, Ohio, talks about the importance of local government for residents of all ages. 

Women Win the Nobel in Chemistry

Quade Kelley

October 21st, 2020

Biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier received the joint honor for their breakthrough discovery in gene editing. 

A Conversation With Senator Booker

Gavin Naar

October 20th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter asks the Senator from New Jersey about the upcoming election, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how young people can make a difference.

Early Voting Begins in North Carolina

Teresa Fang

October 16th, 2020

With the election less than three weeks ago, Democratic challenger Joe Biden has drawn strong support in this battleground state. 

Exploring the Origins of Cantonese Opera

Brian Kan King Lun

October 16th, 2020

How did people entertain themselves before movies and video games were invented? Our Kid Reporter learns about an ancient art form. 

Restaurants Eye the Road to Recovery

Siroos Pasdar

October 15th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has put an enormous strain on the restaurant industry in New York City. What will it take to recover? 

Meat the Future

Nikita A. Mohile

October 14th, 2020

Will burgers made from animal cells be good enough to eat? 

Young People Make Their Voices Heard

Lincoln Miller

October 13th, 2020

Kids may be too young to vote, but they’re still playing a role in the upcoming election. 

Fishing for a Shark?

Cami Cortes

October 13th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter reels in her first big story while visiting a beach in Jacksonville, Florida.  

How to Be a Good Reporter

Teresa Fang

October 7th, 2020

Two veteran journalists share their expertise with our Kid Reporter in North Carolina. 

After the Presidential Debate, Uncertainty

Zain Abbas

October 5th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter in Ohio covers the face-off between President Trump and Vice President Biden. 

Saying Farewell to a Justice

Camille Fallen

October 2nd, 2020

After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, our Kid Reporter talked with mourners at the U.S. Capitol. 

A Conversation With Senator Coons

Sophia Emma Wolff

October 1st, 2020

Our Kid Reporter asks the Delaware Senator about our democracy, the pandemic, and elevating kids’ voices. 

Helping With Food Insecurity on Oahu

Lucia Dong

September 29th, 2020

The Hawaii Foodbank is addressing a growing demand for food assistance.

Fires Wreak Havoc in California

Munveer Singh

September 28th, 2020

As fires rage across the Far West, scientists warn about the increasing dangers of climate change. 

Voting From Abroad

Rade Meech-Tatic

September 28th, 2020

Many Americans will be voting by mail this fall—including those who currently live outside of the United States. 

Testing a New COVID-19 App

Laura Zhang

September 21st, 2020

The new app lets Virginia residents know if they’ve been exposed to someone with the infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. 

Competing in the Junior Olympic Games

Andrew Raymundo

September 21st, 2020

The annual competition allows young athletes from around the country to come together and achieve new heights in their respective sports. 

A Conversation With Louisiana Lawmakers

Zhoriél Tapo

September 18th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with Democratic and Republican state representatives about listening to voters. 

Preparing for Virtual School

Aanya Kabra

September 16th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with students and teachers in Memphis, Tennessee, about the switch to online classes. 

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