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The Global Current is the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy’s premier podcast on international affairs. Each week, we explore and analyze a news story making waves around the world. From the Capitol Hill riots to the Uighur camps in China, Current members break down pressing stories while engaging in thoughtful conversation with fellow students and faculty. Catch the Current on Instagram @TheGlobalCurrent and tune in live every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EST on 89.5 FM WSOU.
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 9) and Zara (age 11) along with co-presenters Aiza (age 9 ) and Laurie (age 7). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
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Happy New Year! The NewzKidz are back after their winter break. This week they are talking about Tennis star Novak Djokovic being deported from Australia; the latest on the Omicron variant and how Boris Johnson is dealing with queries about lockdown parties; how some schools in the US are using sniffer dogs to track down Covid cases; and the news o…
 
Join the Global Current today for its second expert interview conducted by Liam Brucker-Casey. Phil Gurski is the president and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Limited, and hosts his own podcast and YouTube channel where he discusses counter-terrorism and intelligence. Gurski has extensive experience with counter-terrorism and government…
 
This week we’re talking about the recent volcanic eruption in Indonesia; the discovery of a tiny exoplanet; Christmas traditions, and Zara reviews the classic book, Animal Farm. This is our last podcast of 2021 so we all wish our listeners a very happy and healthy winter holiday - we will be back in January!…
 
EU nations are on edge following a surge of predominantly Middle-Eastern migrants at the Poland-Belarus border. Leaders within the bloc have condemned the Belarusian government, which some say has purposefully placed migrants on the border to apply pressure. Join the Global Current today as we dissect the crisis and its implications with Analysts C…
 
This week we’re talking about the discovery of a new Covid variant, the tragedy of a migrant boat which sank in the English Channel, the world’s newest republic - Barbados, and the American holiday of Thanksgiving.저자 NewzKidz
 
This week we’re talking about the first black female astronaut to go to the International Space Station; an update on the Royal Family; a ban on single use cutlery, and the worsening deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest.저자 NewzKidz
 
Brazil's fiery president, Jair Bolsonaro, has served as a global image of right-wing populism since he was first elected in 2018. Today, however, his authoritarian policies have spurred several legal and political challenges against him, including a new investigation at the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity committed by the ad…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about plastic particle pollution, the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day, Bonfire Night, and Rose reviews the book The Lion Above The Door by Onjali Rauf.저자 NewzKidz
 
When former Facebook engineer Frances Haugen broke ranks and leaked a trove of internal company documents, the embattled social media giant found itself yet again in hot water and the public's disgrace. The documents reveal, among other things, awareness among Facebook leadership that its platform negatively impacts the mental health of some of its…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about the accidental shooting of Halyna Hutchins on a film set, the meaning of Halloween, a new NASA Space mission, and Rose reviews her latest read, the book The Kid Who Came from Space by Ross Welford.저자 NewzKidz
 
It's been a rough month for some kleptocrats. The Pandora Papers, a trove of documents released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists this October, has revealed a huge network of connections between the world's rich and powerful and offshore money hiding institutions. Figures from the King of Jordan to the prime minister of t…
 
Sit down with Global Current for its inaugural expert interview conducted by Jackie Ballard. Sean Mayberry is a former diplomat and social marketer who believes that treating depression in women in Africa is the most simple and cost-effective way to address systemic poverty. Sean implemented successful HIV/AIDS and malaria programs in Africa for ye…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on the death of Colin Powell and the murder of Sir David Amess MP, World Food Day, the winners of the new Earthshot Prize, and some interesting news from the art world.저자 NewzKidz
 
Tunisia, regarded by most experts to be the only successful democratic government to emerge from the Arab Spring, is in the midst of its worst post-revolution political crisis. The country's president, after dissolving Parliament and suspending the constitution, has appointed a new government featuring Tunisia's first female prime minister and a re…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on global energy shortages, Prince Charles's recent comments on climate change activism, World Mental Health Day, and a new movie being filmed at the International Space Station.저자 NewzKidz
 
For more than a decade and a half, Angela Merkel stood as a seminal leader in Europe who dealt with everything from the 2008 financial crisis to the Syrian refugee crisis. September's federal elections mark a sea change as Chancellor Merkel prepares to step down and hand over leadership. The results, which showed a win to the opposing Social Democr…
 
The NewzKidz are back! After a long summer break, the NewzKidz are back reporting on a round-up of the week's top news and current affairs stories. This week, they cover the UK fuel supply crisis, why Facebook went offline on Monday, National Poetry Day, the discovery of the world's largest underwater volcano and the latest on the volcanic eruption…
 
An agreement to provide Australia with American-built nuclear submarines stole headlines when France, which had an existing submarine deal with Australia, recalled its ambassadors to both nations. The diplomatic spat caught American and Australian officials off-guard and sparked reactions around the globe, including some accusing President Biden of…
 
This summer has seen Haiti wracked by a devastating earthquake and the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. In the ensuing political chaos, there has been no shortage of speculation and accusations on who orchestrated the killing. The situation in the western hemisphere's poorest nation raises longstanding questions of foreign intervention, co…
 
After nearly 20 years of civil war and foreign intervention, the Taliban have regained control of Afghanistan. Observers from around the world were shocked at the speed of the takeover, sparking finger-pointing in the United States and fear among Afghans. While the Taliban has promised to be more inclusive and to fight terrorism, are analysts are s…
 
This is the last episode of Season 3 as the NewzKidz will be taking a break for the summer holidays! They will be returning in September for Season 4. This week the NewzKidz discuss what's going on at the G7 Summit, what's happening with leftover vaccines, the ongoing problem of plastic pollution in seas and rivers, and Zara reviews the new film, C…
 
This week the NewzKidz cover the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including travel restrictions and the new names for Covid variants, they report on NASA's new plan for a space mission to Venus and this week's voyage of baby squids to the International Space Station, and Rose reviews the recent movie release Peter Rabbit 2.…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about Boris Johnson’s secret surprise wedding, the possible origin of Covid-19, how the temperature of the world is increasing, and the death of Eric Carle, the author who created The Very Hungry Caterpillar.저자 NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz update listeners on the Israel Palestine conflict, report on the news that Google has launched a new AI app to help diagnose skin conditions, how plastic waste from the UK has ended up in Turkey, and lastly about a new campaign to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by planting trees.…
 
This week the NewKidz report on the latest news from the pandemic including the UK's recent update on travel restrictions, Donald Trump's ban from social media, Jeff Bezos' plan for space tourism, and the banning of snow days in New York City.저자 NewzKidz
 
U.S. President Joe Biden, in a summit of 40 nations, broke from his predecessor and affirmed the nation's commitment to combatting climate change. The summit was one of the first major American effort to address global climate change since the president took office, and many welcomed it as a first step toward further U.S. engagement. The Biden admi…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on the recent pink supermoon, the latest news on the Covid-19 pandemic, the problem with space junk, and Zara reviews the book The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Rauf.저자 NewzKidz
 
U.S. President Joe Biden announced an end to the country's 20-year formal military involvement in Afghanistan, saying that all 2,500 remaining troops will be withdrawn by September 11, 2021. NATO allies followed suit, officially ending the coalition's involvement in the conflict. Observers warned that withdrawal could lead to intensified fighting b…
 
After 100 days in office, U.S. President Joe Biden has all but pulled an about-face from the previous administration's foreign policy. In just under four months, the president has called an international climate summit, put a new spotlight on human rights, and begun work to strengthen America's alliances. Join the Global Current today for the secon…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, the worsening Covid-19 crisis in India, the construction of the world’s first pandemic-proof school, and Earth Day.저자 NewzKidz
 
Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been on a knife's edge. Repeated Ukrainian requests to join the NATO military alliance and Russian support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine have soured relations between the two nations to the breaking point. Recent Russian troop deployments to the Ukrainian border a…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about the funeral of Prince Philip; what’s been happening at the Suez Canal; a new recycling technology for single-use facemasks and gowns, and lastly, a new campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries.저자 NewzKidz
 
The United States and its European allies have issued fresh sanctions on China over abuses of its ethnic Uighur minority. In response, China issued tit-for-tat sanctions on 10 European figures that "harm China's sovereignty." The move is just the latest example of recent American pushback on perceived Chinese aggression - the Biden administration h…
 
The NewzKidz are back after the Spring Break! This week Zara reports on the sad news that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99; Rose reports on this week's volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St Vincent; Aiza rounds up the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, and Laurie covers the recent discov…
 
North Korea is back in the news as it conducts fresh ballistic missile tests. The U.S. and its Asian allies like Japan and South Korea see the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea; President Biden has already declared his intention not to meet with the North's leader, Kim Jong-Un. While the Trump administration tried to revive stalled nuclea…
 
The Yemen conflict rages on as fighting continues between the Saudi-led coalition and the rebel group known as the Houthis. The more than seven-year-long war created the world's worst humanitarian crisis in which Yemeni civilians face famine, threats of physical violence, and a non-existent economy. Join the Global Current today for the inaugural e…
 
American technology giants like Facebook and Google wield immense influence over the information we consume. Australia, in an effort to regulate these companies, recently passed a law requiring social media and search engine platforms to compensate news organizations for using their content. Facebook retaliated swiftly and instituted a five-day-lon…
 
As the world marks the tenth year of the Syrian Civil War, refugees displaced by the conflict see no relief in sight as fighting continues. The decade-long war has destroyed most of Syria's infrastructure, while continued threats of terrorism, food insecurity, and government repression make it impossible for many to return. Today, join the Global C…
 
This week Rose reports on the latest news about Coronavirus vaccines including the recent controversy over the AstraZeneca jab, Zara reviews the book 'Private Peaceful', Laurie talks about International Day of Happiness and Aiza reports on the new campaign from footballer Wilfried Zaha for every child to be given a free musical instrument at school…
 
The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into war crimes committed during the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel, which is not a party to the Rome Statute that governs the court, has denied all allegations and called on allies to reject the investigation. Meanwhile, many human rights observers are celebrating the move, saying …
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss British Science Week, the ongoing fallout from Harry & Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, all about Mother's Day, the news that a rare meteorite landed in the Cotswolds in the UK, and an update on the Coronavirus pandemic.저자 NewzKidz
 
Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 35-year-old Crown Prince and de facto ruler, has long been suspected of orchestrating the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist critical of the prince. Now, with the release of an unclassified U.S. intelligence report directly linking Salman to the killing, calls are growing for U.S. President Joe Biden an…
 
U.S.-Iran relations are back in the spotlight amid signals by the Biden administration that it is willing to rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal. However, both sides have yet to open formal talks even as Iran is set to elect a new president - one who may be less willing to cut a deal. Today, join the Global Current as Analysts Liam Brucker-Casey and Mark …
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic; new scientific evidence that confirms an asteroid crash resulted in the end of the dinousars; the illegal selling of parts of the Amazon Rainforest on social media; and NewzKidz Rose reviews J.K. Rowling's latest children's book, The Ickabog.…
 
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