Little News Ears is a podcast for parents, teachers, and anybody who wants to learn about the news in a simple and different way. With 10 different shows and counting, it is made for kids to improve their critical thinking skills and ultimately increase their understanding of democracy. Kids are free to make any type of news as long as it is based on the truth! All episodes are curated (and occasionally written) by Dan Buck, a school leader at an independent school in Texas with 20 years of experience as a teacher and school leader around the world. There are several types of show, including longer and more in-depth shows (e.g., BoxerBlu & Bram and Dragon Ranger Owl) and shorter headline shows that focus on many different types of news, including the black community, LGBTQ issues, and a favorite for many kids: weird and gross news! Little News Ears hits the big issues in news with sensitivity toward different points of view. First time listening? Please be aware that Little News Ears aims to be positive, inspiring, challenging, funny, and educational--but it is something quite different than typical media for a 4 year old and up...
It's March 17, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about a robotic dog used by the police called Digidog, a Norwegian artist who makes and plays instruments made of ice, new rules for women soldiers in the US army about their hair, a Chinese divorce court making a man pay his ex for housework, and batteries being used in Salt Lake City for a better environment
The Cherry Bird Cow Marathon Continues. It's March 2, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us all about Ted Cruz and why people are angry, the new Mars rover, a woman who walked 6 miles to get a vaccine, opera singers helping people with Covid-19 breathe, and the unusual instruments created by Joaquín Orellana.
It's September 5, 2022. Glow is back with News for Kids through an Asian American lens. The Montagnard generation is spreading awareness of their culture through social media; Ron Howard's '13 Lives' shows nuances of Thai culture; Gang Chen, an MIT professor accused of spying, makes a major discovery; Asia Pacific markets are down; and Shark Tank's Baby Toon is big!
It's February 16, 2021. In this very special episode of Cherry, Bird, Cow, Winston learns something about his mothers that he will never forget. Felix and Enzo teach us about Napoleon's brother settling down in New Jersey, the death of Christopher Plummer, how scientists are using discarded Covid masks to make roads in Australia, how live music in the Ozarks may be dying, and how one café owner in Chicago is helping the homeless. The newest episode are at LittleNewsEars.com
The Cherry Bird Cow Marathon Continues - It's February 2, 2021. Winston is lost on a mushroom-gathering mission! Enzo and Felix explain why Joe Biden can't open the White House door, how a millionaire has only two chances to unlock his Bitcoin account, how maybe platypuses may be genetically superior to humans, the oldest cave paintings being discovered in India, and a wristband that tells your boss if his employees are unhappy. The newest episode are at LittleNewsEars.com
The Cherry Bird Cow Marathon Continues - It's January 20, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about Joe Biden's inauguration, Donald Trump's second impeachment, the popularity of chess during the pandemic, Let's Learn NYC, a Canadian website meant to help small businesses over Amazon, how swordfish are impaling sharks.
The Cherry Bird Cow marathon continues. It's January 5, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about a high schooler who was expelled for saying vulgar things on social media, the death of Noah Chreshevsky, puppy scams during the Covid-19 pandemic, a piece of the Great Pyramid found in Scotland, and police drones in Chula Vista, CA.