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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.For more stories from the news selected for young listeners go to www.listenwise.com

Latest Episodes

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?

15 min1 w ago
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Episode 20: The Rise of Private Militias & An All Black Rowing Team

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?

12 min3 w ago
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Episode 19: White House COVID-19 Cluster & Settlers of Catan

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?

9 minSEP 24
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Episode 18: Western Wildfires & Interpreting Texting Punctuation

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?

12 minSEP 10
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Episode 17: A Look Back on the Civil Rights March on Washington & College Athletes in a Pandemic

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?

14 minAUG 27
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Episode 16: Voting During a Pandemic and A Football Team Renamed

Episode 15: Pandemic Expands and the Voting Rights Act

This week we learn how the pandemic is growing in the U.S. and we hear about the importance of the voting rights act. For student reflection: Why is it important that all citizens have an equal opportunity to vote?

12 minAUG 14
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Episode 15: Pandemic Expands and the Voting Rights Act

Episode 14: Remembering a Civil Rights Leader and the Silent Spread of COVID

This week we remember civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis. And we learn how some people can spread the corona-virus without even knowing they have it. For student reflection: What can you do to protect yourself and others from silent spreaders?

12 minAUG 6
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Episode 14: Remembering a Civil Rights Leader and the Silent Spread of COVID

Episode 13: The Importance of Masks & the Emancipation Memorial

This week we hear about how masks can protect you and others in this pandemic. Also, we revisit the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC. As Confederate statues and other symbols of racism are being dismantled around the country, some people are calling for this statue’s removal, too. For student reflection: Do you think learning that masks protect the wearer will encourage more people to wear them?

9 minJUL 30
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Episode 13: The Importance of Masks & the Emancipation Memorial

Episode 12: How to Safely Reopen Schools and Seeing Earth from Space

This week we hear about how schools leaders are thinking about how to safely reopen school in the fall. And what does the earth look like from space? For student reflection: What ideas do you have for keeping schools safe during a pandemic?

12 minJUL 23
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Episode 12: How to Safely Reopen Schools and Seeing Earth from Space

Episode 11: Confederate Emblem Removed from Flag and the NBA Steps in to Help With Voting

This week's news showcases Mississippi's flag, the last state flag with the Confederate emblem, which is now being removed. And some NBA teams are stepping up to help with voting during the pandemic. For student reflection: What can be done to make voting accessible, especially during a pandemic?

10 minJUL 16
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Episode 11: Confederate Emblem Removed from Flag and the NBA Steps in to Help With Voting

Latest Episodes

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?

15 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 20: The Rise of Private Militias & An All Black Rowing Team

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?

12 min3 w ago
Comments
Episode 19: White House COVID-19 Cluster & Settlers of Catan

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?

9 minSEP 24
Comments
Episode 18: Western Wildfires & Interpreting Texting Punctuation

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?

12 minSEP 10
Comments
Episode 17: A Look Back on the Civil Rights March on Washington & College Athletes in a Pandemic

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?

14 minAUG 27
Comments
Episode 16: Voting During a Pandemic and A Football Team Renamed

Episode 15: Pandemic Expands and the Voting Rights Act

This week we learn how the pandemic is growing in the U.S. and we hear about the importance of the voting rights act. For student reflection: Why is it important that all citizens have an equal opportunity to vote?

12 minAUG 14
Comments
Episode 15: Pandemic Expands and the Voting Rights Act

Episode 14: Remembering a Civil Rights Leader and the Silent Spread of COVID

This week we remember civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis. And we learn how some people can spread the corona-virus without even knowing they have it. For student reflection: What can you do to protect yourself and others from silent spreaders?

12 minAUG 6
Comments
Episode 14: Remembering a Civil Rights Leader and the Silent Spread of COVID

Episode 13: The Importance of Masks & the Emancipation Memorial

This week we hear about how masks can protect you and others in this pandemic. Also, we revisit the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC. As Confederate statues and other symbols of racism are being dismantled around the country, some people are calling for this statue’s removal, too. For student reflection: Do you think learning that masks protect the wearer will encourage more people to wear them?

9 minJUL 30
Comments
Episode 13: The Importance of Masks & the Emancipation Memorial

Episode 12: How to Safely Reopen Schools and Seeing Earth from Space

This week we hear about how schools leaders are thinking about how to safely reopen school in the fall. And what does the earth look like from space? For student reflection: What ideas do you have for keeping schools safe during a pandemic?

12 minJUL 23
Comments
Episode 12: How to Safely Reopen Schools and Seeing Earth from Space

Episode 11: Confederate Emblem Removed from Flag and the NBA Steps in to Help With Voting

This week's news showcases Mississippi's flag, the last state flag with the Confederate emblem, which is now being removed. And some NBA teams are stepping up to help with voting during the pandemic. For student reflection: What can be done to make voting accessible, especially during a pandemic?

10 minJUL 16
Comments
Episode 11: Confederate Emblem Removed from Flag and the NBA Steps in to Help With Voting
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