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The Ten News

10 minutes of news and information for curious kids ages 8-12 (and their parents are allowed to listen, too 🤪). Each episode looks at what's happening in the world and provides context and reporting on the stories kids want to know more about. 🙌🏽 Informative and fun, The Ten News is hosted by Bethany Van Delft and comes out Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. ⏱

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May 15, 2021 20 min

What does NASA stand for? We hear from a Ten'er to get the lowdown on NASA, and to learn his favorite thing about space. Then, it's time for the extended cut of our exclusive interview with Astronaut, photographer, and former Commander of the ISS, Terry Virts! Plus, test your knowledge of outer space with the Trivia Question of the Day!


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🚨 Why is everyone talking about cicadas? 🐜 Laine Farber from the Nature Nerds podcast is here with an insect update on the billions of cicadas that are about to swarm the skies across the United States. 🎞 Then, we look at the top five things cicadas have missed in the last 17 years! 🌐 We get the scoop on some of the top headlines from around the globe. 🐐 Plus, test your knowledge with the Tri...

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May 11, 2021 18 min

🚀 We’re blasting off to explore some out-of-this-world space news! We learn what NASA rover Perseverance has been up to since it landed on Mars. 👨🏼‍🚀 Then, host Bethany Van Delft is joined by NASA Astronaut, photographer, and former Commander of the International Space Station, Terry Virts, to talk all things space! 🔭 We discuss some recent headlines. 🪐 Plus, test your knowledge with ...

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May 8, 2021 12 min

❤️ We’re celebrating Mother’s Day and all the moms out there! 💐 When did people start celebrating Mother's Day? 🌷 Learn about all the most magnificent moms in the animal kingdom with our nature correspondent, Laine Farber. 🦸🏽‍♀️ Then, we're giving out some special awards to our favorite animated moms. Which mom character would you give an award? 🌷 Plus, test yourself with our Trivia Q...

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May 6, 2021 13 min

Today we are recognizing Children's Mental Health Awareness Day! 🧠 Living through a pandemic can be mentally taxing for adults and kids, so our correspondent Ryan Nerz spoke to kids about how they’ve been feeling during the past year. 😊 Nature Nerds host, Laine Farber, breaks down what our brains crave. 🪥 Then, we discover a new innovative toothpaste tube that's intended to reduce waste. 🧘 Pl...

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🤖 Let's take a look at all the awesome innovative technologies that have been developed recently. 🍿 Then, May 4th is Star Wars Day, and our correspondent Bridget Todd talks to a super fan. 🇮🇳 We learn about the United States' pledge to provide medical aid to India, as the country continues to experience a spike in Covid cases. 🇬🇧 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!


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📋 How does the Census work, and why does it matter? 🏡 We get an update on the winner and loser states from the 2020 Census results! 🇺🇸 Then, get an update on Washington D.C.'s path to statehood. 🐨 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!


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💯 What has President Biden been up to in the 100 days since his inauguration? And why does the 100 day mark even matter? What is an executive order? And how does it work? 🎮 How are doctors in New York planning to clear brain fog in Covid-19 patients? 📚 A high school in England received a package from a former student containing a library book that was overdue by 32 years. 🦜 Plus! The Trivia Question ...

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April 27, 2021 15 min

Has the Biden administration achieved its goal to vaccinate 200-million Americans against Covid-19 during the president's first 100 days in office? 🥐 What did animal rescuers find in Poland when they responded to a call of a mysterious animal in a tree? 💙 We explore the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and learn how it affects everyone in different ways. 🍫 Then, we speak with with Maisie Soetantyo, fou...

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🌍 As Earth week winds down, we recognize there’s always more we can do to help out our planet, which is why we're brining you even more Earth Day coverage! ♻️ We hear from our favorite Nature Nerd Laine Farber, as she explains the big impact of tiny microplastics on the environment. 🧒 Then, we're featuring even more from our interview with Callie Broaddus, the founder of Reserva, The Youth Land Trust, whose ...

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We recommend listening with a grown-up for this special episode. 👨🏽‍⚖️ Correspondent Pamela Kirkland brings us the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd in 2020. We learn about President Biden’s pledge to have the government work harder to fight systemic racism. 🇺🇸 Find out ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement with civil rights leader Alicia Ga...

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April 22, 2021 15 min

🌍 Let's kick off our Earth Day celebration by learning about its origins. 📝 Then, we're joined by Callie Broaddus, the founder of Reserva: The Youth Land Trust, the first entirely youth-funded nature reserve to learn about the organization and to get involved to save the environment! 👕 We learn some fun and helpful tips from our friends at Nat Geo Kids to cut back on plastic use in our homes. ἳ...

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Charge up your devices and get the download from The Ten News Screen Report! 🌎 Plan for what to watch on Earth Day with talks from youth activists like Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Villaseñor! ✈️ Be inspired by filmmakers Katie McEntire Wiatt and Binta Niambi Brown and their film Fly Like A Girl. 🏆 Get Five Fancy Facts about the Oscars to be award show ready for the film industry’s biggest night. ♻️ Plus! The Trivi...

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💻 What caused the global chip shortage? And why is it so hard to buy a Playstation 5? 😴 How does technology impact sleep? Jacob and Olivia Rozencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast explain it for us!🔋 Did you know scientists are working on making a one-of-a kind battery out of fabric? 🕹 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!


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What is a union? 📦 And what was the result when 6,000 Amazon employees in Alabama voted on whether or not to unionize? 🌭 Then we meet 14-year-old Mason Wright, owner of Mason's Super Dogs and the youngest restaurant owner in all of Georgia! 🧁 Let's chow down on the fascinating world of competitive eating, and learn about famous competitive eaters like Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi. 💰 Plu...

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April 13, 2021 10 min

👨‍⚖️ First, we discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd in 2020. We recommend listening with a grown-up. ⚖️ How does a trial like this work? 🌏 Then we learn about young activist Isra Hirsi, and the inspiring work she's doing with the US Youth Climate Strike.✊🏾 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!


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👩🏻 We're getting out into nature with our favorite wildlife veterinarian and eco-fashionista, Dr. Gabby Wild! What does it mean to be a wildlife veterinarian? 👗 How do our fashion choices impact the environment and wildlife? 🐘 What does a typical day look like for a wildlife veterinarian when they're not travelling to save wild animals? 🦋 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!


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🌎 How is Netflix cutting the amount of air pollution it produces and electricity it uses in half? 🌡 Jacob and Olivia from the Curious Kid Podcast explain the differences between Global Warming and Climate Change. What is the Greenhouse Effect, and how are people contributing to the rapid rise of the Earth's temperature? 👧🏾 Let's learn about Mari Copeny who, at 8 years old, garnered national a...

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April 6, 2021 13 min

🏟 Why did Major League Baseball move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta? 🧢 As the 2021 MLB season gets into full swing, we learn about the mysterious origins of America’s pastime, and the truth about Abner Doubleday, the Father of Baseball. ⚾️ What's the longest game in MLB history? Which MLB player has the most homeruns? The answers to these questions and more in today's Fact Attack! 👩🏾 Plus! ...

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👨‍⚕️On today's special Ask an Expert, we're joined by Dr. Bob Wachter, Chair, UCSF Dept. of Medicine, author, and guest host of In the Bubble! 🏖 He's answering questions around the pandemic and the Covid vaccines. Plus, some listener-submitted questions. 🏖 What will the Summer be like? 🏫 When can kids go to school without masks? 💉 Does it matter which vaccine you get? When does he...

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