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KiDNuZ

News to Grow On

Episodes

  • 12.13.2019

    Dec 13 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Friday December 13th 2019and we begin with… Two big words for a day with a historically bad rap. Triskaidekaphobia is a fear of the number 13. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is more specific; it means you’re superstitious whenever the calendar coughs up the number 13 on a Friday. No one knows exactly when it took such an unlucky turn, or why, but the unfortunate juju has been around for centuries. Some say it’s because Christian historians believe...more

  • 12.12.2019

    Dec 12 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Thursday, December 12th, 2019 and we begin with… The youngest person ever named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” And as a KidNuz listener, it’s someone you’ve heard a lot about. 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg got the honor for turning her one-person, one-day-a-week protest in front of the Swedish Parliament …into a worldwide movement. In the process, she’s inspired millions of kids to take up the fight and traveled the glo...more

  • 12.11.2019

    Dec 11 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. It’s Wednesday, Dec 11th 2019. And we begin with… A 9-year old boy from Virginia pounding the pavement for a good cause. Matteo Lambert has run 120 miles this year, and raised more than 65-thousand dollars.. all to help children battling cancer. Matteo first ran in a charity race 2 years ago and came in 2nd place for his age group. But he told his dad he wasn’t interested in hanging around after the race to collect his medal. He said he’d just done ...more

  • 12.10.2019

    Dec 10 2019

      Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 and we begin with… A first for Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. In a history-making move, the city’s Chamber of Commerce just gave a car… its very own star. Until now, the honor has only gone to people and characters – never to an inanimate object. The auto in question? No, it’s not the DeLorean from “Back to the Future.” It’s the Chevy Suburban which, according to Chevrolet, has made appearances in 1,750 ...more

  • 12.09.2019

    Dec 09 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Kim. Today is Monday, December 9th, 2019 and we begin with…. A shocking way to spread holiday cheer. Miguel Wattson is an electric eel at the Tennessee Aquarium. With help from students at Tennessee Tech, staff rigged his tank with probes that turn his low-voltage blips into blinks on a nearby Christmas tree. When he’s swimming fast, eating or excited, he gives off more voltage, which translates to bigger and more festive flashes. Watson even triggers his...more

  • 12.06.2019

    Dec 06 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Friday, December 6th, 2019 and we begin with… History in the making on Capitol Hill. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now officially asked the House of Representatives to move forward with Articles of Impeachment. That means, Democrats will spend the next week or so writing up the crimes they believe President Trump committed, vote on the charges and, if they pass, send them on to the Senate for a trial. The President’s response: If you’re going to...more

  • 12.05.2019

    Dec 05 2019

    Good morning, and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Thursday, Dec 5th 2019. And we begin with.. French fry fans in a frenzy. Heavy rains and plunging temperatures early in the growing season took a toll on the potato crops in Idaho, North Dakota and Minnesota – so much so the availability of everybody’s favorite ‘side’ is now in question. Hardest hit were long potatoes, which are the preferred variety for frying. As of early November, only 73 percent of the total crops had been harves...more

  • 12.04.2019

    Dec 04 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Kim. Today is Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 and we begin with… Some eye opening comments from the big boss at YouTube. Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki (Whoa-Jisky) has five kids ranging in age from grammar school to late teens and she says the youngest ones aren’t even allowed on the site. The only place they can roam.. is on youtube kids and even then, only with time limits. Youtube has come under fire in recent years for promoting inappropriate c...more

  • 12.03.2019

    Dec 03 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 and we begin with… …A nine-year-old boy from Florida hoping to make a 1-million dollar bet with President Trump. Evan is a fourth grader from the city of Melbourne and, through a series of tv ads and billboards, is challenging the leader of the free world to go vegan- meaning eating no fish, meat, dairy or eggs – for the month of January. If Mr. Trump puts his love for fast food burgers aside for 30 days, t...more

  • 12.02.2019

    Dec 02 2019

      Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Monday, December 2nd, 2019 and we begin with… A Florida high school saying a final farewell to formaldehyde frogs. Traditionally, students who take Biology are at some point asked to dissect, or carefully cut apart, the body of a dead, chemically preserved frog in order to study its organs. It’s exciting for some kids, disgusting for others. JW Mitchell in New Port Richey may have the answer: it’s reportedly the first school in the w...more