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Kids Corner: Youthful Vision

From: WXPN
Length: 59:00

A program for the entire family, designed to help understand the root of our democracy - the United States Constitution Read the full description.

Kathysmall_small As the world grapples with the various definitions of democracy, and America enters another presidential election season, we turn our attention to the root of our democracy, the United States Constitution. WXPN's Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell helps kids and adults better understand the brilliant solution that is our Constitution. Gather the family together as we talk with Carol Berkin, history professor at the City University of New York; Cathy Travis, author of The Constitution Translated for Kids, and most importantly, we talk about democracy with some of the future leaders of tomorrow - the youth of today.

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As the world grapples with the various definitions of democracy, and America enters another presidential election season, we turn our attention to the root of our democracy, the United States Constitution. WXPN's Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell helps kids and adults better understand the brilliant solution that is our Constitution. Gather the family together as we talk with Carol Berkin, history professor at the City University of New York; Cathy Travis, author of The Constitution Translated for Kids, and most importantly, we talk about democracy with some of the future leaders of tomorrow - the youth of today.

Public Radio Collaboration 2003 Specials from Ongoing National Shows

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Review of Kids Corner: Youthful Vision

Excellent for explaining the elements of the Constitution for kids AND adults - some surprises but great for learning in lieu of "studying" the Constitution. Especially good for co-listening with kids - No dumbing down, but keeps it unencumbered without overly erudite tone, more like a favorite semi-hip elementary teacher. My son would definitely listen perhaps while drawing a picture of Thomas Jefferson...

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Timing and Cues

:00 - :01 Opening Minute

:01 - :06 silence - newscast hole

:06 - :21 First Segment

:21 - :22 musicbed

:22 - :41:30 Segment Two

:41:30 - :42:30 musicbed

42:30 - 59 Segment Three (end)

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A democratic system is the political birthright of American children, and an appreciation for the benefits of living in such a system is one of America's greatest exports. As the world grapples with the various definitions of democracy, and America enters another presidential election season, we hope you and your family will join host Kathy O'Connell for YOUTHFUL VISION, where today's kids talk about democracy and the future of tomorrow.

That's YOUTHFUL VISION (air date/time), part of public radio's special coverage, "Whose Democracy is It."

Musical Works

America The Beautiful, Keb Mo, Big Wide Grin, Sony, 2001 (LK 063829), entire song

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http://kidscorner.org