Listenwise News Bites is a current events podcast for young listeners featuring fun, interesting, relevant news stories that keep kids engaged, informed, and entertained. Veteran public radio journalist Monica Brady-Myerov poses thought-provoking questions following each news story that listeners can ponder or discuss with family members, teachers, or classmates. News Bites is produced by Listenwise, an award-winning learning platform using podcasts to improve students’ listening and literacy skills in grades 2-12. In partnership with NPR and other podcast producers, Listenwise News Bites brings you the highest quality, most engaging audio news stories.
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Episode 21: Biden Elected President & Laughter Signals Friendship
This week we cover the results of the 2020 Presidential election with Joe Biden winning the necessary electoral votes. And what kinds of signals to do you send to others about your friendships? For student reflection: How might laughter help humans and other animals survive?
Episode 20: The Rise of Private Militias & An All Black Rowing Team
This week we look at the legality of the rise of private militias and hear the inspiring story of the first all-Black high school rowing team. For student reflection: How do you think doing a sport helps you win in life?
Episode 19: White House COVID-19 Cluster & Settlers of Catan
This week we look at how a COVID-19 superspreading event seems to have created a cluster of COVID cases at the White House, including President Trump and the First Lady. Also board games are surging in popularity as people have more time at home. For student reflection: What can you do to stay healthy and keep those around you safe?
Episode 18: Western Wildfires & Interpreting Texting Punctuation
This week showcases the wildfires that are ravaging the Northwest. We look at how difficult it is to fight fires during a pandemic. And we hear about the importance of using punctuation in text messages. For student reflection: How do you think communities can help people affected by the wildfires?
Episode 17: A Look Back on the Civil Rights March on Washington & College Athletes in a Pandemic
This week we look back on the 57th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington at a time when marches for racial justice are demanding change. We learn about zoos reopening from the pandemic and 11-year-old Gui Khury who became the first skateboarder to land a 1080-degree spin during quarentine. For student reflection: Do you think public marches are effective tools for advancing social change?
Episode 16: Voting During a Pandemic and A Football Team Renamed
This week we hear how one state has successfully conducted mail in voting. And a National Football League team changes it name because it's a racial slur. For student reflection: How can sports team names, mascots, images, and fan gestures cause harm?
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Engaging and appropriate news stories, with some educational instruction 👌a great listen!
Always great content and educational for kids!