KIDS SPEAK OUT is a weekly video and podcast opportunity for children to ask questions, share their experiences, and hear from other kids across the country and across the world.
Episode 1: Learning About the Coronavirus
Episode 2: What They Are Doing at Home During the Pandemic
Episode 3: Being Stuck at Home
Episode 4: Facing their Fears
Episode 5: Distance Learning
Episode 6: Online Learning [Teen Edition] - Part 1
Episode 7: Online Learning [Teen Edition] - Part 2
Episode 8: Dealing with Anxiety [Teen Edition]
Episode 9: Facing Emotional Challenges [Teen Edition]
Episode 10: Youth Empowerment (1M2030)
Harrison is an award-winning journalist with more than three decades of writing, producing, reporting, and anchoring experience at major television stations across the country. She has garnered hundreds of local and National Awards. Among her many Emmy Awards, she holds The National Association of Television Arts and Science’s most honored prize, The Board of Governor’s Award for outstanding journalism and community service. Barbara grew up in Texas. Her career as a writer-producer began at WNET-TV in New York. After stints in San Francisco as the host of popular radio shows on ABC-owned stations KSFX and KGO-Radio and in Dallas as a reporter/anchor for KDFW-TV in Dallas, she joined the staff at WRC/NBC4 in Washington and became one of the station’s most popular and award-winning anchors. The Washington Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Harrison with the Ted Yates Award for outstanding community service. She is the recipient of the prestigious Tufty Award for outstanding journalism. She was also honored for Outstanding Achievement by the New York Film Festival. Newsweek wrote about her distinguished career when she retired from WRC/NBC4. In 2019, she founded Barbara Harrison Media, Inc.
Straus is an author, screen and live event writer, and a founding partner of Barbara Harrison Media. She was the creator and writer for the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall produced by Capital Concerts, broadcast annually on PBS from 2012-2017. She wrote the Anti Defamation League's annual Concert Against Hate performed at the Kennedy Center in 2016 and 2017. Her book, Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts: Stories of American Soldiers with PTSD, TBI, Casemate 2008, was a first look at the mental health of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, she authored her father's memoir, Pathfinder Pioneer, the Memoir of a Lead Bomber Pilot in WWII, an Amazon WWII bestseller. Straus has been a designer, writer and producer on hundreds of video series as well as an award-winning educational series for PBS. She authored three poetry books: The New York Times best seller, Prayers on My Pillow, More Prayers On My Pillow, and The Mother Daughter Circle. These books inspired a CD, “I’m More Than What I Seem,” voiced by actresses Judy Ivey, Annette Bening, Blythe Danner, Kathleen Turner, Christina Baranski and Amy Irving. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America East.
Craig is a writer, producer, director and founder of Craig Interactive, an award-winning communications company that creates and produces compelling stories across all media. Craig wrote, produced and directed The Helical Heart, a documentary film about renowned cardiologist and researcher Francisco Torrent Guasp, which won multiple awards including Best Film at the International Health and Medicine Awards. Craig was also a writer and producer for Discovery Channel’s Wings Over Europe CD Rom, one of the first programs of its kind in the new field of interactive edutainment. Craig was the producer and director for Deaf Studies Digital Journal, the first academic journal published in American Sign Language. In addition, Craig has produced multiple interactive exhibitions for museums and libraries, as well as hundreds of television commercials and long form videos for organizations such as the National Archives, the National Library of Medicine and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.