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corner, i stopped short and almost hit a child. yeah, it sca >> i'll bet. and that's why the national road safety foundation produced a new video called "le of sinight/path of travel." it alerts young drivers to the dangers of blind curves and blind hills. [ tires screech ] >> no matter what, you have to be careful of what's in front of you, because you never know at never know what's gonna be over. >> to help get that message across, students and teachers at new jersey's old bridge high school are taking part in a video. >> okay, so, guys, what we're gonna do here is the first scene. so here are our storyboards... >> the director explains that rather than having cars crash, the video uses common situations in school to illustrate the dangers of poor line of sight. >> a we're gonna do it and couple of times. action! timecode is 13:18:13.
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little too quickly, and she can't see what's coming. ?? [ zing! crash! ] >> cut! nice! >> of all the scenes shot that one with the cakes. >> okay, here we go. standing by, everybody. this is it. this is the big one. action! ?? >> i was holding a cake, and i kind of demonstrated how, like, when you can't see, you're gonna crash, and so i got the cake all over me. >> it was a good example of what -- smaller metaphor of what an accident could be with a collision with two cakes instead
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[ splat! ] and i was completely covered in vanilla frosting. i think it was a pretty fun way to display a pretty serious situation. >> okay, we got it! >> the bottom line -- if you slow down and make sure you have proper line of sight, blind curves and hills should be a piece of cake. and you can check out the finished video at for "teen kids news," i'm nicole. [ engine starts ] [ engine revving ] [ horn honks ]
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>> hey! >> oh! [ click ] whoo-hoo! [ horn honks ] [ clicking ] >> it's a painful subject for might help.
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>> for too many kids, bullying is an ugly fact of life. experts say one in five high school students are bullied on school property. that doesn't even count what happens at the i mall orn thene ighborhood. then add in bullying by text and online. clearly, bullying is an issue. and, as monika reports, in a program is taking center stage. >> outside, it looks like just another day at the h.c. crittenden middle school. but inside, the students are getting ready for a special performance. ?? >> ? summer's over, and you know what that means ? ? we're going back to school ? >> "the new kid" is an anti-bullying musical. it's an hour long, and it stars kids in all of the roles, which
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watching so that they can relate to it. and it tells a story of zack, a new kid at a middle school, and the challenges he faces trying to fit in with the other kids. >> ? i'm the new kid ? ? like i don't even have a name ? ? but i think i know this game's first rule ? ? they say, "hey, you, kid" ? ? and even though i'm shy ? ? i just look up and say "hi" ? ? real cool ? >> well, there are these four groups, and everyone is supp to belong to one of them. and there's the brainiacs, who wear blue, and they are, like, the smart girls in the school. and there's the mods, who wear yellow, and they're the popular and the mean girls. and the geeks wear purple, and they're, obviously, the geeky boys. and the gangstas are two boys and one girl, and they push everyone around and they have to wear red. >> [ rapping ] ? this here's shawn, and she's my main man ? ? you mess with her, you'll be
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>> and i'm samantha, and i wear black because i got kicked out of being in any of the groups. >> ? popular ? ? you're not popular ? ? ooh, what you wouldn't trade if you want to absolutely have it made and be popular ? ? oh, so popular ? ? it's the greatest feeling in the world ? >> random farms kids' theater produces the show. they stage performances at various local schools. >> you see thos se kidover there? the brainiacs -- doing homework during recess. >> the audience is both entertained and educated. they learn that bullying can take many different forms -- for example, making kids do things that are just plain wrong. >> because they don't know you and you can get close, is to copy the homework and get it back to me by the end of the day. >> dre, the bully, he gives zack, the main character, three tasks. and the first one is that he has to copy homework from another
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>> and then the second test was that he had to kiss a girl -- a girl that he didn't really know, he had just met a few minutes ago. >> i love your nails -- >> are you gonna kiss me or what? >> i...guess...? >> should i take out my gum? >> the third test is that zack has to beat up a geek named louis. and he's not really comfortable doing that because it's one of his really good friends, so it's kind of a very uncomfortable situation. >> maybe in real life, things don't always work out, but they do in the play. >> everyone realizes that to be themselves, it's better than just to be fake. and no matter if someone doesn't like you, just be true to yourself and stay with who you really are. ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> even when the curtain comes down, it's not over. an important part of the program is what happens next -- the cast comes back out onstage,
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them questions. >> i think the audience is getting how we're trying to tell them a very important lesson about bullying. so when we're giving it to them, they're gonna say, "oh, maybe i was being a bully." >> what is a bully? or who is a bully? >> i love seeing, you know, like, how the kids react to the show, 'cause i really love it how they're like, "oh, my god!" you know, "i really was moved," and stuff. and, you know, it's great that we're actually, like, making a change or a difference in what kids think. >> some of the cast members were once in the audience themselves. >> i decided to join the play because it really sent out a good message when i first saw it, and it was something that i've always wanted to do because i've been bullied myself. >> after the show, students told us they're more determined than ever to stand up to bullying. there's even a term for it -- being an upstander. >> an upstander is somebody who takes a stand for someone who's being bullied. and they don't just stand by --
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>> we can go tell an adult or we can say "stop." >> they've got the right idea. if we had a lot more upstanders, we'd have a lot fewer bullies. >> cheerleading requires much more than just chanting and waving pom-poms. many of the stunts are similar to gymnastics -- and just as dangerous. in fact, cheerleading causes about 37,000 visits to the emergency room each year. to increase safety, the american academy recommends that cheerleading be considered a sport, not just an activity. designating it a sport means that coaches would be required to undergo additional training, and that would reduce the number of injuries. three cheers for that. >> we've got lots more to tell you about on "teen kids news."
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>> "speak of the week" is when we get to hear what you have to say.
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>> when it comes to paper money, all the bills printed by the u.s. government have at least two things in common -- they're all the same size, and and they all portray images of men. well, the treasury is planning to change that. by the year 2020, they intend to put a woman on the $10 bill. what do you think of that idea? >> i think that's a great idea. i think it's time that we have a woman on a, like, any bill. >> as long as it doesn't know, increase the price of [laughing] the currency -- you know, if the currency is still valued the same, it's. fine >> i think there definitely should be a woman on the $10 bill because there isn't a lot of female representation in the government, so yeah. >> i don't think it's necessary. it's part of our history and doesn't really need to be changed. >> i think they should because, you know, there's just been men on it for the whole time, and as, you know, our society
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>> just about everyone agrees that women have earned a place on our currency. here are some of the names being considered. sacagawea, the shoshone woman who helped guide the lewis and clark expedition. susan b. anthony and alice stokes paul. they were suffragettes who campaigned for women to have the right to vote. harriet tubman also fought for women's suffrage, but she's better known for helping african-americans escape southern slavery. rosa parks refused to give her seat on an alabama bus to a white passenger, earning the title "the first lady of civil rights." two women on the short list were fliers -- amelia earhart, the first woman to cross the atlantic solo, and sally ride, america's first female in space. so, who would you like to see on the $10 bill? >> well, a name that's been going around a lot is rosa parks, and i think that's a great one, 'cause, like, it would be a woman and also a black person, too, so i think that's great. >> i think harriet tubman.
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mrs. obama? >> i think it should be eleanor roosevelt or harriet tubman. >> well, like -- i don't know. i'm sure they'll pick anyone good. >> i think eleanor roosevelt should be on the $10 bill. >> i know -- i'd nominate my mom. i feel like she's a good, strong figure. >> [ laughs ] every mother should have such a loving son. and while many of us may want to nominate our own moms, the treasury is looking for women who've had more of a, let's say, historical impact, particularly on democracy. and one more thing -- they can't still be living. currently on the $10 bill is alexander hamilton. whether he'll be replaced by or joined by a woman is still up in the air. by the way, women haven't always been given short shrift on our paper money. more than 100 years ago, the treasury printed bills sporting pictures of pocahontas and martha washington. since then, the only women celebrated on our currency were on coins. but as bob dylan wrote, "the
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and frankly, it's about time. with "speak of the week," i'm eric. >> global warming is melting the sea ice in the arctic, and that's putting animals like the walrus in danger. sea ice is critical for all parts of a walrus's life. females give birth and raise their pups on the frozen expanse. adults use the ice as a diving platform to go after the fish that they need to survive. and that, strangely, brings me to lewis carroll, author of "alice in wonderland." almost 150 years ago, he wrote what's called "nonsense verse." surprisingly, some of it seems to be coming true. pigs still don't fly, but our
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and that's not nonsense. it's actually something we have
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>> there's an entire history lesson in a state flag. you just need to know what to look for.
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>> in 1681, the king of england gave land in the new world to an englishman named william penn. since the area was rich in forests, it was named "pennsylvania," which is latin for "penn's woods." >> pennsylvania is a wonderful agricultural state. actually 30% of the state is considered agricultural land. and that's represented on the state seal, and the state seal there are corn stalks, there are sheaves of wheat, there are plows, and then above all this is a ship, and that's meant to represent the importance of philadelphia as a port city. >> the flag's blue background represents loyalty and justice. it's the same color blue found on the american flag, which originated in pennsylvania. >> well, june 14th is flag day in the united states, and that's because in 1777 the continental congress met in
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they accepted the first-ever american flag. >> the declaration of independence and the constitution were also written in pennsylvania. despite these contributions to our federal system, pennsylvanians did not want any government to have unlimited powers over their state. so, emblazoned across their state flag for all to see is the motto, "virtue, liberty, and independence." and here's another influence pennsylvania had on colonial america. when william penn drafted the state's first constitution, he included religious freedom for all. that provision became the model for one of our nation's most precious rights. with "flag facts," i'm harry. [ bat cracks ] [ cheers and applause ] >> walk-off home runs are always very dramatic for any baseball team. a walk-off home run is when a team wins a game on a home run in the team's final at-bat. now, this has happened twice in world series play to win a
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in 1960, where in the bottom of the 9th of game 7, pirates second baseman bill mazeroski hit a home run off yankees relief pitcher ralph terry. that was the pirates' third world series crown. in 1993, the toronto blue jays won their second consecutive world series on a walk-off, three-run, world series-winning home run by joe carter. i'm matt with "teen kids news." >> are you dreaming of a white christmas? if you've never actually had a white christmas, don't feel bad. neither have a lot of people. for example, 95% of the people in india have probably never seen snow. that's more than a billion people. using weather conditions, a world almanac, and logic, one enterprising person came up with a global estimate. almost half the people on our planet -- 46% -- have never had an up-close and personal encounter with the fluffy white stuff.
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>> this report is brought to you by allstate insurance. >> allstate is out with its annual best drivers report. >> roadway fatalities are at their highest point in nearly a decade. our best drivers report looks at collision trends from across the country with a goal of raising the public discussion on safe driving. >> so who takes the top spot? >> this year, brownsville, texas, is america's safest driving city, followed by kansas city, kansas, and madison, wisconsin. >> allstate reminds all drivers to keep a tasafe disnce, lim distractions, and never drink and drive. for more, go to
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>> learning how to create things with balloons is a great skill to have. it's also a great way for a teen to make some extra money. sandi masori, america's top balloon expert and author of "the diy balloon hat bible," shows us how. so, you've said that a great place for a teen to set up to sell balloons is in a public place, like a park. what do you think is the best sculpture to make there? >> i, personally, love hats. hats are so visual, so colorful, and they become a walking advertisement. >> right. >> and the thing is -- being an entrepreneur is not just having the skills to make money, but also knowing it's a little bit of marketing -- knowing where to go. right, so, a park is a great
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enough? i mean -- one, if you've got a good visual when you pull in, you can see if there's kids there. but another way to know is if there's an ice cream truck there. or if there's several ice cream trucks there. there's some parks in my area where there are like three or four ice cream trucks because they're so busy, so you know there's gonna be a ton of kids there. and oon asas s you make the first balloon hat and a kid walks away with it, you're gonna draw a crowd. so, you might even, you know, call a kid over and make the first one for free -- not looking for tips or like that. because they're gonna be your billboard to get you more. so, i'm gonna show you just a simple hat -- two-balloon hat. really effective but really simple. so, we start with a fully inflated balloon. it has a good burp. let some air out so it's not too tight. and we're gonna put a bubble in the end, and then i'm gonna wrap it around your head. we always want to measure the head of the person we're gonna put it on. and then i'm just gonna squeeze and twist. so this is what i would call a basic stick hat. right? we just have the stick going up,
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balloon and i'm just gonna twist -- make a little bubble and twist it onto the stick or the bubble at the bottom of it. and now i'm gonna spiral these two together, just like that. and squeeze and twist, and i'm gonna bring this extra piece here to the back of the hat. i'm gonna make a bubble. and squeeze and twist. and then i'm just gonna kind of bend it a little bit and shape it. and so here we have something that's really fast, easy, fun, and will bring a crowd to you. >> cool! and there are countless hat designs. they're only limited by your imagination... and skill. for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >> that wraps up our show. be sure to tune in to "teen kids news" again next
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