Podcast

KiDNuZ

News to Grow On

Episodes

  • 10.18.2019

    Oct 18 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Friday, October 18th, 2019 and we begin with… A dog of a different color and a bird of a very fine feather. In Colorado, a momma Great Dane just gave birth to nine puppies — and one of them arrived sporting deep green fur. It’s happened before but only a handful of times around the world. The headline-grabbing hue is due to a chemical in the body called biliverdin which is the green pigment found in liver fluid. Sometimes, as in this case, ...more

  • 10.17.2019

    Oct 17 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Thursday, October 17th, 2019 and we begin with…. …an earworm of a song getting credit for a team’s unexpected success in the post season. The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. And for that, fans and players alike are tipping their hat to “Baby Shark.” Back in May, the team’s record was just 19 and 31. Shortly thereafter, center fielder Gerardo Parra made it his walk up song because ...more

  • 10.16.2019

    Oct 16 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Kim. Today is Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 and we begin with.. ….an out of this world idea gaining traction with scientists. The project involves building an elevator… in space. It’s a concept first floated by a Russian engineer in the late 1800s. Since then, most versions have the cable starting at the equator and running directly to a space station. But now, two scientists think they’ve found a better approach. Instead of of cable stretching skyward fr...more

  • 10.15.2019

    Oct 15 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 and we begin with…. … more sleep for California kids in grades 6-12. The Golden State now has a first-in-the-nation law requiring later start times for public schools. Starting in the fall of 2022, middle schools can’t ring the bell earlier than 8am, and high schools must wait until 8:30. Supporters point to research that shows kids who get more sleep are healthier and do better in school. Opponents don’t necessa...more

  • 10.14.2019

    Oct 14 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. It’s Monday, October 14th, 2019. And we begin with.. A holiday and its controversial history. Today, the 2nd Monday in October, has long been dedicated to marking Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas back in 1492. Columbus was an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East but ended up arriving in the area of the Bahamas, which they called the New World. Columbus Day was first r...more

  • 10.11.2019

    Oct 11 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Friday, October 11th, 2019 and we begin with… … a pre-Halloween fright bubbling up from the swamps of the southeast. The creature is sometimes referred to as a Frankenfish —but its official name is a “snakefish” – because it has the head of a snake, and the body …of a fish. Creepier still, it can grow to three feet long, breath air… and walk on land. Frankenfish are native to China, Russia, North Korea and South Korea, but the populat...more

  • 10.10.2019

    Oct 10 2019

      Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Thursday, October 10th, 2019 and we begin with… … nearly a million California customers in the dark, possibly for days. Pacific Gas and Electric or PG&E is shutting off power to parts of 34 counties to reduce the risk of wildfires. With very dry conditions, and wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour, there’s the risk that live power lines could get knocked down and start a fire. So, the utility company took the precaution of shutting ...more

  • 10.09.2019

    Oct 09 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Kim. Today is Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 and we begin with…. …Ellen DeGeneres teaching the world a life lesson. The comedian clapped back – in the nicest way possible – to those trolling her for sitting and laughing with Former President George W. Bush at a football game last weekend. On the surface, they make an unlikely pair: Ms. Degeneres is very liberal, Mr. Bush is equally conservative. And while some believe their differences mean they...more

  • 10.08.2019

    Oct 08 2019

    Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 and we begin with…. …Super Typhoon spinning toward Japan. The storm began on Saturday as a tropical depression, then morphed into a tropical storm. But it’s what happened between Sunday and Monday – that’s alarming weather watchers. Hagibis added 100 miles per hour to its wind speed which now clocks in at a staggering 160. This level of rapid intensification is the highest recorded by meteorologists since 1996. Ha...more

  • 10.07.2019

    Oct 07 2019

      Good morning and welcome to KidNuz. I’m Tori. Today is Monday, October 7th, 2019 and we begin with… A bit of a speed bump for Disney’s newest attraction. Passengers on board the just-opened aerial cable car known as the “Skyliner” at the park in Orlando, Florida had to be rescued by cranes and ladders over the weekend. Some were stuck – mid ride – for up to three hours. Disney officials won’t say what the problem was, only that the system experienced “unexpected downtime.” Ap...more