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Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA Northeast Texas

Pressure from celebrities in combination with organized peaceful protests and marches can sometimes work to effectuate change. It's always worth a try when the cause is just.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Following the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, people spoke out. One of these people was a famous actor who went to Washington to give a speech.

Slow News with Sigrid - Bike Share in NYC View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

In cities like New York, bike sharing has become more and more popular, and indeed, NYC has the largest bike share network in the country. What are the advantages of bike sharing?

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

There has been a lot of attention on the second amendment and on gun safety. This is because there have been so many mass shootings in the United States, and in fact, two very big ones happened just a week apart. As Sigrid states, this is a very upsetting topic.

BBC News - California ‘crippling drought’ leads to strict water restrictions View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

Strict water restrictions come into force for millions of people in California as the US west coast continues to experience a crippling drought.

Slow News with Sigrid - Lunar soil, NATO, and Eurovision View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Here is some news about lunar soil, NATO membership, and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution has to do with the right to bear arms. Whether there should be restrictions or not is a current point of contention between Republicans and Democrats.

Breaking News - Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls for government action and full transparency as she rejects Facebook’s claim that privacy issues prevent it from sharing research data.

Explainer - What is the 'metaverse'?

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

The "metaverse" is the latest buzzword in technology and business. But do you know what it means?

Slow News with Sigrid - Alternative transportation View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

There are plenty of ways to get around a city. How do you like to get around? This video focuses on getting around on a bike, and is intended for beginners.

Breaking News - Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Whenever faced with a conflict of interest between their profits and our safety and security, Facebook shows scant regard for honesty and ethics. So says former high-level Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who hit the headlines with this exposé of the social media giant.

Slow News with Sigrid - Ida hits New York City View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Hurricane Ida was a very powerful hurricane that took New York City by surprise in 2021. Hurricanes are extreme tropical storms that can make their way north and do lots of damage to the coastal areas of North America.

News - Russian cosmonauts board the ISS wearing blue and yellow View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom, USA

Three Russian cosmonauts have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) wearing flight suits in yellow and blue colors that match the Ukrainian flag.⁣ The men were the first new arrivals at the space station since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine last month.⁣

Spotlight - The European Union - NATO - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Let's have a look at which countries are members of the European Union and where they are on the map.

Spotlight - The European Union - NATO - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

The European Union has been in the news a lot lately, so let's take a look at what it's all about. What is a "union" and what's the purpose of this one?

BBC News - What's the risk of nuclear war from the conflict in Ukraine? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

President Vladimir Putin has put Russia's nuclear forces on high alert. The theory is that the possibility of mutually assured destruction is the strongest of reasons not to press the button. But the pressure is mounting.

BBC News - Western aid for Ukraine's military View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

The European Union says it will begin shipping arms to Ukraine. This is the first time in its history that it has supplied arms in a conflict.

Slow News with Sigrid - Pizza: the dollar slice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

We tend to associate pizza with Italian culture, but it actually has a long history in the United States. However, its reputation as a cheap meal option may be changing.

Slow News with Sigrid - Pregnant Orcas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

In the Pacific Northwest, three orcas are pregnant. How do we know that and why is it important?

Slow News with Sigrid - Spelling Competition and Chicago's climate trouble View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Aimed at learners, Sigrid's slow news covers the United States national spelling bee and some climate change concerns in the Chicago area.

Slow News with Sigrid - News from the Animal Kingdom View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

This Yabla news broadcast features stories about two different kinds of animals, one enormous and one tiny. Sometimes we can predict how animals will behave, and sometimes not.

Slow News with Sigrid - A New Holiday for Americans - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Freedom for the slaves should have come in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation, but it wasn't actually abolished until 1865.

Slow News with Sigrid - A New Holiday for Americans - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

It's rare to establish a new holiday, but this year it happened: Juneteenth is now officially observed in the United States. What is Juneteenth and what does is commemorate? Learn about it in this video.

Slow News with Sigrid - The 2020 Olympics View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Yabla brings you a special report about the 2020 Olympics, which are still scheduled to happen in Tokyo this summer. But can they really still go forward under the current circumstances?

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