John News v53: 5/7/21

"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.”

WOLVES, WOLVES, WOLVES! John loves wolves, and so John News hears from the director of the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota. John also reviews his fun-filled week, and he offers advice about Covid-19 vaccinations.

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2 Comments on "John News v53: 5/7/21"

  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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