John News v64: 7/23/21

"John News" is written, produced, and performed by 8-year-old John Wortman.


Direct from his Chapel Hill home, it’s “John News,” a video podcast written, produced and performed by 8-year-old John Wortman, a second-grader at Ephesus Elementary School. The Local Reporter is proud to present the weekly “John News” to help, in John’s words, “bring some happiness to people during these trying times.”

FEAR THE DEER (AND THE MOOSE)! John News welcomes a woman who thinks that learning languages expands our horizons. John gets greeted in five different languages. He gives a sports report, and presents his weekly news update.

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2 Comments on "John News v64: 7/23/21"

  1. Day McLaughlin | September 1, 2020 at 5:25 pm | Reply

    Love John’s News! Glad you put it in this issue.

  2. Go John and Chief Blue for talking about trust and safety experiences with the police and disparities!

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