Topic: Family

Current Event February 21, 2021

Weird News: Woman Cooks 1,200 Lasagnas For Neighbors

Culture SEL Community Family

Listen to hear about a woman who cooked over a thousand lasagnas for her neighbors.

Vocabulary: fund, furloughed

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Current Event February 11, 2021

Remote Snow Day

Education Family

Before the pandemic, a snowstorm often meant a day off from school because it made transportation difficult. Now, with many students learning from home, snow days are often unnecessary. After a recent storm, one school superintendent in West Virginia decided to declare one anyway, although they were remote, to give kids and their families the chance to experience the many joys a snow day brings. Listen to a school leader explain why she called off school and how people responded.

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Current Event January 31, 2021

Weird News: Dog Travels 60 Miles to Return to Old Home

Animals Family

Listen to hear about a dog who traveled a long way to lounge on a porch.

Vocabulary: resident, lounge

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Current Event November 29, 2020

Weird News: Separated Brothers Find Each Other

Psychology Community Family

Listen to hear about two long-lost siblings who were finally reunited.

Vocabulary: decades, reunion

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Adopted by a White Mom

Race Culture Family

Race in America is a complex and difficult topic. This is especially the case for children adopted into families of a different race than themselves. Listen to hear how one girl tries to navigate the waters of race after being adopted into a white family.

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