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March 22, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about recent student protests, the Secretary of State, Stephen Hawking, a lost WWII aircraft carrier, beluga whales, the world's happiest country, rare horses, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an FYI segment.

April 12, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the STLP State Championship, remembering Martin Luther King Jr., teacher protests, French transportation strikes, a dinosaur print discovery, cherry blossoms in Japan, the top dogs in America, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an FYI segment.

September 7, 2017 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about Hurricane Harvey, the total solar eclipse, U.S. government updates, Big Ben, new Girl Scout badges, professional flag football, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments; a current events quiz; opinion letters; and Earth Trek, Our Great State, and FYI segments.

April 19, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about Earth Day and recycling, the end of Kentucky's legislative session, Paul Ryan, YouTube privacy issues, Flint's water situation, drone training, a medieval language, a new feline police unit, the Thai Songkran Festival, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an FYI segment.

John Smith | PBS World Explorers

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The English explorer John Smith was crucial to the exploration of and establishment of colonies within what is now the Northeastern United States. The first permanent English colony in the New World at Jamestown owes its creation to Smith, as does the mapping of the Chesapeake Bay. 

Germans from Russia in South America | Introduction

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Like North America before the turn of the 1900s, South America was a land of opportunity—a magnet of immigration from Europe and Asia. Many of these immigrants were directly related to Germans from Russia in the United States and Canada. They were a mixture of Black Sea Germans, Volga Germans, Volhynian Germans, Bessarabian Germans, and Mennonites.

September 21, 2017 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the Olympics in Paris and Los Angeles, the Cassini spacecraft, Irma's citrus crop impact, China going green, new consumer technology products, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments; a current events quiz; opinion letters; and Earth Trek, Our Great State, and FYI segments.

Innovations and Technology Special | News Quiz

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This episode features space innovations, Google Glass, hoverboards, Mars exploration, birds and drones, cats in class, student built satellites, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments; a current events quiz; opinion letters; and an FYI segment.

October 26, 2017 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Syria, Puerto Rican hurricane relief, New Zealand's prime minister, a stock market high, steam trains in South Africa, a celebration of Harry Potter and magic, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an FYI segment.

December 14, 2017 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the Southern California wildfires, Russia's ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics, U.S. tax code updates, a new Louvre, endangered sea turtles, the Lord of the Cold in Siberia, pizza in outer space, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an FYI segment.

Battle of the Bulge: Denzi Pulliam

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Denzi Pulliam talks about his experience during the Battle of the Bulge and his other experiences during his 181 days of frontline duty.  From KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Propaganda: Donald Smith

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Donald Smith talks about the prisoner of war camp in McLean, Texas. Smith recalls watching German POWs enter the McLean POW camp and how his stereotypes turned out to be wrong.  This video is from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Battle of the Bulge: Don Kimbrough

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Don Kimbrough talks about his experience during the Battle of the Bulge and how gasoline played a role in the battle in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Lou Hansen: Church Bells and Europe Invasion

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In this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War," Lou Hansen talks about church bells ringing in Lubbock signaling the beginning of the invasion of Europe.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Battle of the Bulge: Bill Brownlee

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Bill Brownlee talks about his experience fighting during the Battle of the Bulge in this video teaching module from KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

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