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The Parent Scoop - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents.

Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Ed.D., education professor and mom of two. 

The Parent Scoop is produced by Marko Kucher (Ameena's husband and partner). The podcast's theme music - Jazz Baba - features their teenage son, Josef Kucher, on guitar. The artwork for the podcast was created by their daughter, Laila Kucher, in collaboration with her dad.

Sep 15, 2020

The way we consume and talk about news and current events has completely changed in recent years. In this week’s episode, we discuss all things related to the news and how to talk with our children about what is happening in the world around us. 

Our parent guest this week is Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist, Amna Nawaz. She is a Senior National Correspondent and the primary substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour, as well as a mom of two. In our episode, we discuss ways to introduce children to the news, how to maintain a healthy news diet, and about representation in the media. 

Follow Amna on twitter @IamAmnaNawaz and on instagram @AmnaOnPBS

*Episode Notes*

  • The changing news landscape
  • Experiencing news as a family (how to talk about complicated news stories)
  • On finding  trustworthy news sources
  • Openness to other points of view
  • Maintaining a healthy/balanced news diet
  • On representation
  • Work/life realities