Children http://wunc.org en VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble http://wunc.org/post/video-4-year-old-crossover-dribble <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzseAoa0j0</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 38365 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? http://wunc.org/post/what-does-summer-camp-look-your-family <p>Hello mudda, hello fadda. It's that time again, summer camp!&nbsp; <strong>What does summer camp look like for you and your family? </strong>Click <a href="http://mywunc.org/summercamp/upload">here </a>to share a photo, audio or video right from your phone.</p><p>You have until Friday, July 11. On Monday the 14th we will feature some of our favorite submissions here.</p><p>Click <a href="http://mywunc.org/summercamp/">here </a>to browse all of submissions we've published so far.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:38:57 +0000 Carol Jackson 38330 at http://wunc.org What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? NC Lawmakers Approve Bill To Legalize Therapeutic Marijuana Oil http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-approve-bill-legalize-therapeutic-marijuana-oil <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow the use of a marijuana oil to help treat childhood seizures.</p><p>Researchers say the hemp oil extract, known as cannabidiol&nbsp;(CBD),&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">is not psychoactive and would be used to treat only debilitating seizure disorders.</span></p><p>Several lawmakers, like Gladys Robinson (D-Guilford), showed their support for the bill by relating their experiences of having family members with epilepsy.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:34:45 +0000 WUNC News 37997 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Approve Bill To Legalize Therapeutic Marijuana Oil The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent http://wunc.org/post/bucket-brothers-young-talent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Logan and Casey Valleroy have years of experience playing nine different instruments. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The years of musical experience are impressive since they have a combined total of 24 years of life. </span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:17:22 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36820 at http://wunc.org The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent One Young NC Competitor Sings Her Responses At The National Spelling Bee http://wunc.org/post/one-young-nc-competitor-sings-her-responses-national-spelling-bee <p>I lost on the word "laundromat." It bothers me to this day. I was competing in the Epsom Central School (NH) annual spelling bee. It was intense. I remember leaning back, my head propped on the edge of the headrest between words, silently mouthing prayers aimed at the ceiling. For some reason, I hadn't practiced from the list of provided words, but I read a lot, so I thought I had a good chance.</p><p>It was getting towards the end of the bee, and the teacher read out my word. "Laundromat." She said it twice, her diction precise.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:25:06 +0000 Carol Jackson 36209 at http://wunc.org One Young NC Competitor Sings Her Responses At The National Spelling Bee The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86 http://wunc.org/post/man-who-brought-gi-joe-children-dies-86 A half-century after the first G.I. Joe action figures hit U.S. shelves, the man who oversaw the toy's creation has died of cancer in Rhode Island. Former Hasbro executive Donald Levine was 86. He was also a veteran of the Korean War who said that G.I. Joe was an attempt to honor those in the U.S. Mon, 26 May 2014 20:51:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36175 at http://wunc.org The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86 Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading http://wunc.org/post/kate-dicamillos-picks-summer-treehouse-reading Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and that means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book.<p>With that in mind, Newbery Award-winning <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/authors/138135070/kate-dicamillo" target="_blank">author Kate DiCamillo</a> shared some summer book recommendations for readers ages 8-13 with NPR's Melissa Block. Sun, 25 May 2014 13:46:08 +0000 NPR Staff 36136 at http://wunc.org Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading Diary Secrets Revealed http://wunc.org/post/diary-secrets-revealed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">For a teenager, a diary can be a safe haven. It is a place to share thoughts that one would never speak aloud. But&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/411156452355142/"><i style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">T</i></a><i style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/411156452355142/">he Diary Play: Four Teens Tell Their Story </a></i><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">brings those intimate details to light. Based on the teenage journals of four women who are now adults, the play asks questions about self-censorship and the boundaries between adults and young people. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Diaries cover everything from the monumental to the mundane. From tests and papers to crushes and self-esteem, it's all in there.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:11:39 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35899 at http://wunc.org Diary Secrets Revealed Report Shows Challenges For African-American, Latino Kids http://wunc.org/post/report-shows-challenges-african-american-latino-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">African-American, Latino and American-Indian children in North Carolina face greater obstacles to success than their peers, according to a new policy report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The report is based on indicators that measure a child’s success from birth to adulthood, such as birth weight, academic performance, teen pregnancy and family income level.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:09:45 +0000 Reema Khrais 33015 at http://wunc.org Report Shows Challenges For African-American, Latino Kids Groups Say NC Schools Deny Enrollment To Immigrant Kids http://wunc.org/post/groups-say-nc-schools-deny-enrollment-immigrant-kids <p>North Carolina civil rights groups are urging the U.S. Justice Department to launch a federal investigation into two North Carolina school districts that allegedly discriminated against immigrant youth.</p><p></p><p>The complaint says that Buncombe and Union county schools unlawfully complicated and denied enrollment &nbsp;to two 17-year-olds, which coalition attorneys say represents a much larger problem in the state.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:54:31 +0000 Reema Khrais 30780 at http://wunc.org Groups Say NC Schools Deny Enrollment To Immigrant Kids