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>> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm livia. let's start with our top story for this week. it's one of the world's most deadly diseases -- ebola. so, it's no surprise that to fight it, it takes a world ofof resources. and that costs money. to raise funds and awareness
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"teen kids news" was there. >> when you think of fighting ebola, you wouldn't think that one of the most powerful weapons would be a red carpet. but it is. >> we are here to support the families who are suffering from all the ramifications of ebola.out every human having the right to treatment, and i problem. it's not west africa's problem. >> the a-listers were all here fight ebola and to show their appreciation. >> god bless. god bless america to help us. thank you very, very much.aking part in the night's concert is this teen rapper. >> i personally feel that being african-american, i have african roots, and, you know, i can't just die off of a sickness that can be
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that's where my heritage comes from.romptu preview of his rap song. >> we are here to survive lets us know we're alive you can't stop now drive have the will of the lord with your hands to the sky >> the concert was held in the giant room where theually meets. >> ebola, the silent killer, africa >> this group is called "one voice." musicians from several different african countries, the message is the same -- ebola can be beaten. in the world, in the nation, all affected by this plague's wicked implication hope for our soul and the light that we bring tomorrow's always better with the soul and that we sing high note, with nico in the >> it's a check on my list and turn our hands into fists
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i'm shouting out, reaching out for a limb the world goes on won't stop till it's over not until the world lives free of ebola >> the concert was a big success.ay the money raised will go a long way to help those battling ebola. for "teen kids news," i'm eric. >> coming up, what we need to "teen kids news" will be right
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>> katrina, ike, and sandy. for most of us, those are just names. but for thousands of people's gulf and east coasts, those names are reminders of the incredibly destructive power of nature. emily tells us more.e in 2008, and sandy 2012. all were powerful hurricanes that slammed into the u.s. in recent years.n, and flooding caused tremendous damage. so, no wonder that the more we
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better.n expert on these super storms. he's a climate scientist at columbia university. welcome. >> thank you. it's good to be here.of a hurricane? a hurricane is a storm with very strong winds. it's a storm that forms over thepical oceans, and as soon as that storm's winds get up to about 35 miles an hour, we call it a tropical storm.t up to 75 miles an hour, it's a hurricane. >> how are hurricanes classified? >> hurricanes are classified by how strong their winds are.ricane, which is the weakest, has winds just above 75 miles an hour. category 5, which is the strongest, is winds at around >> so, what causes these hurricanes? >> hurricanes are caused by a combination of factors. several things have to comet a hurricane.
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is a warm ocean. hurricanes form over the warm with the warm sun beating down, when temperatures get to be about 80 degrees fahrenheit, conditions are right for a lotovides a lot of power to hurricanes. >> have hurricanes become more common or stronger in recent years? on of young scientists to answer a lot of questions about hurricanes for us, but there are some things that we know right now. we know that sea levels haveans warm and as the atmosphere warms. as those sea levels rise, we're seeing worse coastal flooding higher. it seems like hurricanes in the atlantic have become a little more frequent in recent years, and the best research tells usricanes may get stronger. but there are a lot of things we don't know about hurricanes. we know that the oceans are up, but what's gonna happen to winds in
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that's gonna be a big thing that determines how hurricanes change in the future, and weion of young scientists to help us answer those questions. >> what's the connection between global warming and hurricanes? >> as we've increased the amountses in the atmosphere, temperatures have gone up in the air, and they've also gone up in the ocean. as the ocean warms, hurricanestronger. but there are other things that impact hurricanes, as well, things like the winds in the atmosphere -- what we call wind shear, which is the differencephere. we don't know with climate change how wind shear might change in the future, and until we know more about that, we hurricanes are gonna change. but what we do know is that as sea levels continue to rise, we're gonna see more coastal flooding, even if hurricanes don't change at all.ssor. >> thank you. >> just to give you an idea of how powerful these storms can
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releases the energy equal toery second. >> ever take a close look at your state flag? you should, because you mightch you can learn from it. he name "nevada" comes from the spanish phrase, "sierra nevada," which means "snow-covered mountains." the sierra nevada range rises along the state's western border.deposit of silver, known as the comstock lode, was discovered. prospectors flocked to nevada seeking their fortunes.ew into towns. not only did nevada change, its state flag would change many times.lag was quite garish. it had big stars. it had the word "silver" on it, the word "gold." >> over the years, the flag was more times.
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was added. >> and that's because nevada was added to the union during the civil war. sagebrush wreath that partially surrounds "nevada," and a large silver star. the star represents the importance of silver throughout nevada's history.of silver still flow out of nevada's mines each year. and huge quantities of silver flow into nevada, as well, thanks to the thousands of slots most famous city -- las vegas. with "flag facts," i'm veronique. >> there's lots more ahead on away.
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>> here's eden with another report in our babysitting tips series.obs are paying jobs. we're often drafted by our parents to sit for our younger
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whether you consider that aes down to how you approach the task. dr. connie hebert is the author of "the teachable minute." welcome, dr. connie.r having me. >> so, how do we make sitting for a sibling fun for both of us? >> well, you want to rememberr younger brothers and sisters, want to be with you. they don't want to see you on your phone or in front of the computer or the tv all the time.hings with you. so, remember to catch some teachable minutes with them, and then they'll be more fun and you'll have more fun. >> so, give me an example ofinute to make it more fun. >> all right, so let's say that you want to play a math game with your younger brother or sister.ng what's 2 times 4, and then they give you the answer, or you can do pluses or minus. doesn't matter.2 times 4. they give you the answer, and then you add minus 5, and they
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plus 10, and they give you the answer.ause you're thinking of ways to get them to think. in the meantime you're thinking. so, it's a great way to go back and forth with math.ence or history or english? is there anything there that we can do to make a fun game? >> yeah, well, we can gook at some really neat things in the backyard. kids are really curious about nests and ants and how animalsdo they think might be living there. there's a lot of things you can do outside. you can also do some mapping skills with kids.er. you can color together while you're watching tv. you may think coloring is something that only little kidslor, and kids really like to see what you create and what colors you use, and why you use them. and so, coloring with yourter is something fun to do, too, and it helps them with their
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>> terrific. well, thanks, dr. connie. >> g catch some teachable minutes with your younger brothers and sisters, and they will love and appreciate you forever. >> as dr. connie says, yourther just want a little of your time and attention. and what will you get? a whole lot of love. riple crown winners are very scarce in baseball history, but people have won it before. the triple crown is when a batter leads the league in threeries -- batting average, home runs, and rbis. 17 players have won the triple crown., miguel cabrera won the triple crown. other than cabrera, every single triple crown winner is in the hall of fame. i'm matt with" >> this important message is
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national road safety foundation.ant to crowd your opponent. it's called "setting a screen." but on the road, crowding is dangerous.ting." >> green 18. hike! >> in football, you want to take advantage of blind spots.on't be blindsided by blind spots. >> so, before changing lanes... >> check that no one's in your blind spot. remember, always share the road.rom the nrsf and sadd. >> coming up, we'll take a tour of a fascinating museum that celebrates more than a hundred
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>> from up high, this looks like a very crowded airport. but it's actually a century of aviation history frozen in time. space museum. located in a tucson, arizona,
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most important and unusualn the sky. this is quite an impressive display. >> well, thanks. you know, we've been working5 years now, so we're very proud of our accomplishments. >> one of the most popular exhibits is the blackbird.st jet. the blackbird was designed to outrun missiles trying to shoot it down. that's because the u.s. usedther countries. >> it was a secret program, so they were flying high and fast long before anyone acknowledgeded. but in the late '70s, i believe 1978, one of the blackbirds flew from los angeles tor, 4 minutes and 6 seconds. >> wow! i wish all flights from new york to los angeles were that fast! >> yeah, no, exactly. but the in-flight services aren't that great.its top speed? >> generally it was a little bit over mach-3.
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so, mach 3 means flying atspeed of sound. >> so, we're getting into 2,100, 2,200 miles per hour. >> wow!ne of the world's smallest planes, the bumblebee. with so many aircraft in the hangar, i was afraid i would miss finding it.ried. so, i'm guessing this is the bumblebee. >> what tipped you off? >> [ laughing ] i don't know! its official name is the that's because it was built by a pilot named bob starr. i would have trouble fitting in there. how did he fit in there?rt of slightly built guy, right? so, he sort of squirmed himself in. >> the little plane only carried of gas. so, the flight of the bumblebee was very, very short. i'm just surprised it made it off the ground.w, one of the reasons he kind of named it "bumblebee" is, you know,
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know if bumblebees knew anything about physics they wouldn't be able to fly, right? so, that's kind of where he took the theme from. concept that really needed to "be" aware of the physics of flying. that looks like a one-man flying machine. >> it is.pter. it was meant to drop soldiers into battle with their own personal helicopter.errible application. all it did was break legs, and it was abandoned really quickly. >> oh, no! so, it didn't work? >> didn't work.d crammed with craft, outside looked like a ginormous airplane parking lot. >> so, we're here in front of one of my personal favorites inobably in my opinion one of the most genuinely historic aircrafts we have here. it's a boeing nb-52a. this is the first series ofategic nuclear bomber. >> this plane was built in 1954. at that time, america was onf nuclear attack by the
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if that had happened, the b-52 would have been sent to bomb the soviets.ever a world war iii. so, instead, this stratofortress played an important role in the early days of america's space program.t plane up to the edge of earth's atmosphere and then release it. this was one of the ways pilots practiced to become astronauts.trong, the first man to walk on the moon, did mission drops off of this airplane, so it's a really -- >> this specific airplane? >> this specific airplane. it's really, really fantastic here. >> when "teen kids news" returns, we'll tell you why the u.s. air force went from dropping bombs to dropping
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we're at the pima air & space museum in arizona. historic aircraft of all kinds are on display. this plane is older than most of
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story. this plane is called the "candy bomber." that's also the name of the man who flew it.ber because of kids. kids and chocolate go together. 1948. world war ii had recently ended. germany was defeated, devastated, and divided.cut up the capital, berlin, like a pie, with each ally controlling its own sector. the area where people lived in freedom was called west berlin.here people lived under the iron boot of soviet communism was called east berlin. this film by the u.s. government helps to explain what it wasr berlin. >> two and a half million people, more than half of berlin's population, lived in the american, british, and french zones.
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germany. supplying the two and a half million people of the westernf rails, canals, and roads. >> but the soviets wanted berlin all to themselves. so, they set up a giantthe roads and railroads to west berlin. >> the suspension of all traffic successfully blocked all surface access to the city.at technical difficulties caused the stoppage. the truth was that they were trying to force the westerneir position in berlin. and the weapon was hunger. >> with no food or supplies able to get in, the soviets expectedand leave. but they didn't. the united states and its allies refused to abandon the people to be starved into rule. there was a big problem, though -- how to feed more than two million people trapped in west berlin.ssible undertaking.
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they'd bring in supplies by air. it was known as the berlin airlift. force working together gave an inspiring example of joint action, and we mustn't forgethe french gave much help. >> it was a massive operation -- bigger than any airlift ever before. planes were landing ine minutes every hour of the day every day of the week for months. >> not long before, we had beenmpel peace. now we were delivering bread to maintain that peace.irlift pilots was colonel halvorsen, although he was a lieutenant back then. on his day off, he came across some german children gathered att. >> it was a tough time for kids in berlin. most of them had single parents. parents were killed -- theer during the
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>> he knew they were hungry. all he had in his pocket to give them were two sticks of gum. he was touched by how the kidsicks into tiny pieces so that each could get a share. that gave him an idea. he told them to watch for his plane the next day.s wings as he came in for landing. >> and i said, "you come back and stand in the space between the bombed-out buildings and the then the runway. stand in that open place. and when i come over your head to land -- i'll just be in the air a ways -- i'll drop enough chocolate out of the airplane a piece." >> during the night, he turned handkerchiefs into candy parachutes. as he approached the airport theis wings, and the legend of the candy bomber began. every time he flew to berlin, he and his crew would drop candy to kids waiting below.n the news got out, and it was all over the world. >> he thought he'd get in
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officer realized the candy brought happiness during a difficult time.k home joined in the effort. >> we got a tremendous response from the united states from people who said, "how can we help?"d sent handkerchiefs for parachutes and candy bars, and then the american confectioners association through schools in23 tons of chocolate. >> almost 60 years later, theg and still telling the story. in fact, he recently went to germany, where a school was named for him.erent kinds of planes at this museum, each with an interesting story to discover. >> why is it important to have well, you know, all museums are there to connect us with where we've been. >> it's one thing to read about the great aircraft that playedng our
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aviation. but to be able to walk up and actually touch them? that truly brings history to life.ews," i'm nicole. >> that wraps it up for this edition of "teen kids news."
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