NewsDepth 2021-2022 | Episode 16

In this week's episode, we tell you about the bone-chilling winter storm that pummeled the East Coast last weekend – and explain why it was more than a typical blizzard.

Next, we bring you 1800 feet under Lake Erie – and 408 million years into the past – to tell you the story of an important Ohio export: rock salt. 

Then, we introduce you to Jelly, Ben, and Pogo, characters in a new animated series that spotlights Filipino culture – and we explain why television should look more like the people watching it.  

Finally, right in time for Black History Month, we bring you the story of a pioneering African American writer – and former Ohioan – Langston Hughes. 

Bomb Cyclone (noun): A powerful storm that forms in the midlatitiudes.

Bombogenesis (noun): When a typical winter storm intensifies into a bomb cyclone.

Chemistry (noun): A branch of science that studies what everything is made of and how it works.

Formative (adjective): Something that has a strong influence on the rest of someone's life. 

We tell you about a new animated series that makes Filipino kids "feel seen," and now we want to know: What book or television show do you relate to and why? 

You can use the inbox form to submit your answers.

For this week’s poll, we want to know: Would you want your mom or dad to substitute teach at your school? "Yeah, that would be cool,” “NO! That sounds awful,” or “I'd need to think about it.”  Click here to vote!

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