Should Courts Be Able to Take Guns From People?

From Above the Noise. With gun violence making headlines in Wisconsin, Myles turns to high school students in Black River Falls, Wisconsin to share their investigation of Red Flag Gun Laws — a bipartisan and little known part of the gun control debate. TEACHERS: Get your students in the discussion on KQED Learn, a safe…

How Do Masks Really Help Us?

From Above the Noise. In the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a lot more confusion about whether people should wear masks to protect themselves and others from the virus. Here’s why recommendations have changed – even for kids and teens – and how they help keep COVID-19 in check. TEACHERS: Get your…

What Does Defunding the Police Mean for Schools?

From Above the Noise. As protesters around the country demand racial justice and a re-examination of policing in communities, the conversation has also spread to schools — with many asking if police should be on campuses. TEACHERS: Get your students in the discussion on KQED Learn, a safe place for middle and high school students…

How Will the Coronavirus Affect Going to College?

From Above the Noise. If you’re in high school and plan on going off to college at some point in the next couple years, the coronavirus has put YOU in UNCHARTED territory. Pass-fail grades, delayed SATs, and cancelled extra curriculars can put a GIANT question mark on your college application. How will the coronavirus impact…

Survival Guide: How to Handle Family Stress

From Above the Noise. Family really getting to you? You’re not alone. Even as stay-at-home orders are loosening, you’re probably spending way more time at home than you’d like to be. This can lead to some family tension—especially between teens and parents. Myles Bess talks to some experts about how to keep the peace with…

Busting COVID-19 Myths and Misinformation: We Got You

From Above the Noise. With new information about COVID-19, comes misinformation too! False claims and rumors about everything from treatments and remedies to how the virus is spread are popping up everywhere– it’s hard to keep track of what’s accurate and what’s not. Myles not only sets the record straight by speaking to a public…

Coronavirus: Why Social Distancing Saves Lives

From Above the Noise. To slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, public health experts are telling us to stay home and practice “social distancing.” Think social distancing doesn’t matter if you’re young and healthy? Think again. It’s not about you– it’s about protecting the community. And in this Above the Noise video, we…

Is College Worth the Time and Money?

From Above the Noise. College is often presented as THE best path to success. But it’s not the only path. Is college really the best option? TEACHERS: Get your students in the discussion on KQED Learn, a safe place for middle and high school students to investigate controversial topics and share their voices. ABOVE THE…

Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?

From Above the Noise. Pretty much every rich, developed nation on the planet has universal healthcare, EXCEPT for the U.S. Should we join them, or does our current healthcare system have advantages that we don’t want to lose? TEACHERS: Get your students in the discussion on KQED Learn, a safe place for middle and high…