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Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.

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    • 4.1 • 135 Ratings

Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.

    Surveillance sharks and Yack on track

    Surveillance sharks and Yack on track

    On today's show we welcome some new babies into the world, see the bottom of the sea through sharks' eyes, meet a man who ran all the way across Australia, visit a little town helping the planet in a big way, and bop along to some music with rats.

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. Where in Victoria was the recent ceremony held to welcome babies?

    2. What type of sharks helped film the seagrass meadow?

    3. Where did Nedd start his run?

    4. What does TRY stand for?

    5. How many rats were involved in the study?

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    Which Lady Gaga song did the rats bop to?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Ballarat

    2. Tiger sharks

    3. Perth

    4. Totally Renewable Yackandandah

    5. 10

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    Born this Way

    • 11 min
    Nosy bee and diabetes dog

    Nosy bee and diabetes dog

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. What is the name of the group that trained Sal?

    2. What problem did Hermidale have three years ago?

    3. Where in Perth was the new bee discovered?

    4. What state are the Kaurna from?

    5. What is the gorilla's mum's name?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Australian Lions Hearing Dogs

    2. Drought

    3. Kings Park

    4. South Australia

    5. Kipenzi

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    What university helped with the Kaurna dictionary?

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    University of Adelaide

    • 11 min
    Diamond Donnell and Remembrance Day

    Diamond Donnell and Remembrance Day

    On today's show we'll cheer for Australia's newest netball star, head to a café to meet a very popular barista, find out why people come together on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, visit the home of a famous outback dinosaur and listen to some award-winning bird calls.

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. What is the name of the Australian women's netball team?

    2. What is another name for the movements and noises associated with Tourette syndrome?

    3. What year did World War One end?

    4. What dinosaur was runner-up in the emblem vote?

    5. What is the name of the bird calling contest that started five years ago?

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    Who discovered the muttaburrasaurus?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Diamonds

    2. Tics

    3. 1918

    4. Australotitan cooperensis

    5. Bournda Bird Olympics

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    Doug Langdon

    • 11 min
    Aus Music Month and giant cicadas

    Aus Music Month and giant cicadas

    On today's show we'll dig up some super-sized cicadas, celebrate Australia's magnificent musicians, visit a bush university, meet a Royal Ballet dancer, and head back in time to ancient Egypt.

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. Near what town were the cicada fossils found?

    2. What made making a living even tougher for Aussie musicians?

    3. What is the proper name for Bush Uni?

    4. When did Joe start dancing?

    5. Which king did Ptah-em-wia work for?

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    What are ancient Egyptian drawings and writing called?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Gulgong

    2. COVID-19

    3. Wuyagiba Study Hub

    4. When he was four

    5. King Ramses the Second

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    Heiroglyphs

    • 11 min
    Space plants and resilient roaches

    Space plants and resilient roaches

    On today's show we'll get up close with creepy crawlies, peruse some powerful portraits, blast off to the moon, celebrate Diwali, and meet the recipient of some 3D-printed ears.

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. Where does Panesthia Lata live?

    2. What is Brandi Salmon's series of paintings called?

    3. How long does Diwali go for?

    4. What will be inside the lunarium?

    5. What are Harriet's ears made from?

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    What are Diwali oil lamps called?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Lord Howe Island

    2. The Aunty Collection

    3. Five days

    4. Seeds, plants, sensors, a camera, and water

    5. Hard plastic

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    Diyas

    • 12 min
    Media Literacy Week Special

    Media Literacy Week Special

    News Time is celebrating Media Literacy Week with a takeover by eight-year-old budding journalist Rosie.

    Rosie grills regular News Time host, Ruby, about how the media works, where news comes from and how we know whether a story is fake.

    When you're finished listening to the podcast, take this quiz to test your knowledge:

    QUESTIONS:

    1. What is 'breaking' news?

    2. What is a news 'source'?

    3. What is a 'byline'?

    4. Whose job is it to 'fact-check' information?

    5. Which of these skills does Ruby say is the most important for budding journalists: Writing, talking, or listening?

    ANSWERS:

    1. News that's happening right at that moment.

    2. People or places journalists get their information from.

    3. The reporter's name on the story.

    4. The journalist's.

    5. Listening.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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135 Ratings

135 Ratings

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This is great!!

I once lived in Australia, and I speak Australian English right now. But it turned out where I live people speak American English. So I kind of missed the Australian accent. This podcast has made my heart warm.

I love the society, so I love the news. But there are no news that really amuses me…… Except this one!!!!!!! Thank you for making this podcast!!!!!!!!!!

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