Filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel’s “Skateistan” follows a Kabul skate park’s founders and the kids who come there to have fun and perhaps jumpstart some changes in their country. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour. Continue reading
As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman reports on how “Sesame Street” friends Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster are teaching children smart ways to save and spend money — and how many adults could use a refresher on the basics of saving for the future. Continue reading
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesday’s query: Name: George Sacco Question: In these economic reports there never seems to be any comment … Continue reading
Rock legend Patti Smith speaks with Jeffrey Brown about her book “Just Kids,” a look at her friendship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and ’70s before their careers became part of America’s pop culture palette. Continue reading
Research shows today there are an estimated 5.5 million children with parents who are in the country illegally. If those parents are deported, some of those young people are left to fend for themselves. KPBS education reporter Ana Tintocalis tells us about the kids who are left behind. Continue reading
In “Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale,” a simple trip to the laundromat gone awry provides plenty of dramatic and comedic material for a 31-page picture book. But is it enough to support a 45-minute musical? That was the challenge for author, illustrator, and now playwright, Mo Willems, whose very popular children’s book has just been transformed into a stage performance at the Kennedy Center.
Linda Ellerbee hosts a current events news magazine program on Nickelodeon for kids. She has used this outlet to inform children about campaign news and this year’s midterm election. Continue reading