Podcast: A NEW GLOBAL FEMALE SUPERHERO

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Jiya is a cartoon crime fighter superhero. She is the star of a new children’s educational television show in Pakistan called Burka Avenger. By day, Jiya is a schoolteacher. At night she is a superhero who fights enemies with in ways that are keeping with the educational theme of the television show. What sets Jiya apart, however, is her superhero outfit. She wears the full-body cloak and face veil Islamic women wear, known as more…

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GNN Podcast: Day of German Unity: Celebrating 25 Years

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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, a symbolic end to the Cold War that paved the way for German reunification eleven months later. The “Two-Plus-Four” Treaty permitted the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) to become a united country for the first time since the end of World War II. On October 3, 1990, reunification took place and became the Day of German Unity. As this year marks the 25th anniversary of reunification, it will undoubtedly be a large celebration and bears a look at the events that led to the holiday and the role Germany plays…

GNN Podcast: THE “LANGUAGE” OF EMOJI

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Emoji are the symbols people use to represent emotions and ideas on their cell phones. They show up in tweets on Twitter. They are sprinkled liberally in text messages. They accompany status updates on social media sites like Facebook. There are even keyboard settings devoted wholly to typing emoji. They are like an emerging new… more

GNN Podcast: THE MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: ROSA PARKS

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On December 1, 1955, a 42-year old African American woman finished her job as a seamstress in a department store in Montgomery, Alabama. She waited to board the Cleveland Avenue city bus that, although it had taken her home every day, wouldn’t that day. Instead, she would be arrested, providing the spark the Civil Rights Movement needed to rally and …

GNN Podcast: 10 FAVORITE ZOO ANIMALS

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Do you like visiting the zoo? Many people who like zoos understand that interacting with animals makes our lives better and helps us to understand our world. Fascination with these amazing creatures goes back at least to the beginning of the great more….  

GNN Podcast: AMAZING CREATURES OF THE DEEP SEA

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  Miles below the surface of the ocean lies a dark, watery world that humans have only begun to explore. There are mountains, valleys, and animals unlike those found in shallower waters—animals that give off flashes of light or look ferocious. Because it’s so deep, the creatures live in more…

GNN Podcast: REMEMBER THE ALAMO

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The battle between the Alamo garrison and Mexican President Santa Anna’s forces reads like a Shakespearian tragedy: greatly outnumbered, all the Texan defenders died. Even the men who surrendered were killed, fueling the outrage and more…

GNN Podcast: EVERGREENS: THE TREES OF CHRISTMAS

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When people imagine Christmas trees, they picture pines, spruces, or firs. These varieties are the most common ones used as Christmas trees today. Christmas tree varieties are evergreens. They are called this because they stay green during the winter. Evergreens are more…

GNN Podcast: WHY WE CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated,”A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” Arrested over twenty times, stabbed in the chest, his house firebombed and, ultimately shot and killed, King embodied the idea that equality and the African American Civil Rights Movement were worth dying for.He was a husband and father to four children as …

GNN Podcast: THE BILL OF RIGHTS

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On September 3, 1783, the Revolutionary War ended when representatives from the United States and Great Britain met in France to sign the Treaty of Paris. Another four years passed before the first constitution, known as the Articles of Confederation, was replaced by our current Constitution written primarily by James Madison and George Mason. This new Constitution was remarkable: it …