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Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 9) and Zara (age 10) along with co-presenters Aiza (age ) and Laurie (age 7). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
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The 16 year campaign to have a safe cycle and walking route created from Drem to Gullane appears to have hit a wall. Easy Lothian Council suggest it will be another three years before they can start to build it. I met one of the campaigners,Iain Monk, who took me on a cycle along the proposed route to explain the plans in more detail. --- Send in a…
 
The Hidden Door festival is coming to Granton in September and will literally shine a light on an up and coming area of Edinburgh. Cllr Day is both local councillor and Chair of the All Party Oversight Group on the council's £1.3 billion Granton Waterfrot Project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/edinburgh-reporter/message…
 
Chris Young speaks to us about the council’s plans for the future of the Spaces for People measures which have been installed around schools, in shopping streets for leisure access and also segregated cycle lanes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/edinburgh-reporter/message
 
Spaces for People measures are on the agenda at this week’s Transport and Environment Committee meeting. Why are some measures to remain - and on what basis? Here we talk to Transport Convener Lesley Macinnes about the future of some of them - and yes potholes get a mention. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/edinburgh-reporter/message…
 
This is the last episode of Season 3 as the NewzKidz will be taking a break for the summer holidays! They will be returning in September for Season 4. This week the NewzKidz discuss what's going on at the G7 Summit, what's happening with leftover vaccines, the ongoing problem of plastic pollution in seas and rivers, and Zara reviews the new film, C…
 
Amanda Tyndall is Festival and Creative Director of Edinburgh Science and we met her on Portobello Prom where there is a photography exhibition staged. It is called Human Nature and shows a range of work taking you on a photo journey round the world to see how humans connect with nature. It runs until 11 July 2021--- Send in a voice message: https:…
 
Sue Webber is one of the newest MSPs at Holyrood and we took a short walk outside the parliament building on a lovely sunny morning to hear what is uppermost in her mind at the moment both as a councillor and an MSP. Sue confirmed to us that her councillor allowance will now be split anonymously between a couple of Edinburgh charities. She is stepp…
 
This week the NewzKidz cover the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including travel restrictions and the new names for Covid variants, they report on NASA's new plan for a space mission to Venus and this week's voyage of baby squids to the International Space Station, and Rose reviews the recent movie release Peter Rabbit 2.…
 
The festival will take place come what may in August this year. There is a huge selection of events to watch online or in person if you get a ticket. At the media event in the Botanics Festival Director Fergus Linehan gave us a hint of what will be happening. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/edinburgh-reporter/message…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about Boris Johnson’s secret surprise wedding, the possible origin of Covid-19, how the temperature of the world is increasing, and the death of Eric Carle, the author who created The Very Hungry Caterpillar.Door NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz update listeners on the Israel Palestine conflict, report on the news that Google has launched a new AI app to help diagnose skin conditions, how plastic waste from the UK has ended up in Turkey, and lastly about a new campaign to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by planting trees.…
 
This week the NewKidz report on the latest news from the pandemic including the UK's recent update on travel restrictions, Donald Trump's ban from social media, Jeff Bezos' plan for space tourism, and the banning of snow days in New York City.Door NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about the funeral of Prince Philip; what’s been happening at the Suez Canal; a new recycling technology for single-use facemasks and gowns, and lastly, a new campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries.Door NewzKidz
 
I met with Alan Gordon who is a Longstone resident and a member of the community council and he showed me what is happening on Lanark Road and Inglis Green Road in terms of Spaces for People. There are segregated cycle lanes and parking spaces created on the inside of those. We were both on bikes and cycled from one spot to the other. --- Send in a…
 
The council have made plans to reopen Bridge Road travelling south on Monday 19th April after the road being closed for a year as part of Spaces for People. Here we spoke to several people including a couple of councillors , local residents and a representative from SPOKES. If nothing else it possibly shows how difficult it is to get a road layout …
 
Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s leading performing arts festival, today announces a reimagined festival for 2021 which marks the return of live performance to Scotland’s capital. Taking place from 7 to 29 August, the 2021 International Festival uses bespoke outdoor venues to safely reunite artists and audiences to rediscover the magic…
 
The NewzKidz are back after the Spring Break! This week Zara reports on the sad news that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99; Rose reports on this week's volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St Vincent; Aiza rounds up the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, and Laurie covers the recent discov…
 
This week Rose reports on the latest news about Coronavirus vaccines including the recent controversy over the AstraZeneca jab, Zara reviews the book 'Private Peaceful', Laurie talks about International Day of Happiness and Aiza reports on the new campaign from footballer Wilfried Zaha for every child to be given a free musical instrument at school…
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss British Science Week, the ongoing fallout from Harry & Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, all about Mother's Day, the news that a rare meteorite landed in the Cotswolds in the UK, and an update on the Coronavirus pandemic.Door NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic; new scientific evidence that confirms an asteroid crash resulted in the end of the dinousars; the illegal selling of parts of the Amazon Rainforest on social media; and NewzKidz Rose reviews J.K. Rowling's latest children's book, The Ickabog.…
 
This summer The Scottish Gallery is staging an exhibition of works by Joan Eardley. Eardley who died young is a driven, passionate artist and much appreciated and celebrated by the gallery. This year would have been her 100th birthday. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/edinburgh-reporter/message…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on the World Health Organisation’s mission to discover the origin of Covid-19; the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump; Safer Internet Day; and the UAE’s successful space mission to Mars.Door NewzKidz
 
This week, the NewzKidz report on Captain Sir Tom Moore who sadly died last week; what’s happening at the moment in Myanmar; Chinese New Year; and the latest news from around the world on the Coronavirus pandemic.Door NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss the recent arguments that have broken out between the UK and EU around the supply and distribution of Coronavirus vaccines; Holocaust Memorial Day; Children's Mental Health Week; and Climate Change.Door NewzKidz
 
This week our top stories are the inauguration of Jo Biden as President of the United States, how President Biden has spent his first few days in office, the latest news from around the world on the coronavirus pandemic, and the anniversary of the iPad.Door NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz cover the second impeachment of Donald Trump, review the latest products and inventions displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show 'CES 2021', discuss the loss of the Queen Raven at the Tower of London, and report on how NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently completed 3,000 Martian days on the red planet.…
 
Happy New Year! Rose and Zara are back from their winter break, with an update on the global pandemic, the latest lockdown in the UK, and progress in the global race for immunisation. They also report on the recent riots in Washington DC.Door NewzKidz
 
This week - the last episode before the Winter holidays - the NewzKidz report on the death of famous footballer Diego Maradona, the latest update on the US Presidency, the discovery of a strange metal structure in the Utah desert, and China's mission to bring back rock from the moon. They also review the new Netflix movie Jingle Jangle.…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on recent progress in the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine, how students in Italy are protesting against distance-learning and school closure, the latest on Brexit, the UK's plans to ban petrol and diesel cars, a youth climate change conference, and anti-bullying week.Door NewzKidz
 
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