This week’s episode: September 15, 2017

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This week’s episode features a new story from one of our local winners of the PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The story is Bob the Littlest Whaleshark and it’s from a few years ago. The reason we wanted to be sure to get this one animated and added to our collection of locally-written stories actually ties Read more…


Indiana Bat Festival!

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This week we taped an episode of The Friday Zone with Joy O’Keefe of the Indiana State University Center for North American Bat Research and Conservation (or the ISU Bat Center for short!).   Joy wasn’t able to bring in a live bat this time, but did have a cool display of taxidermied bats for Read more…


Product Review: Star Wars Revell SnapTite Models

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This past weekend kicked off with Force Friday II on Friday, September 1.  Force Friday is the day new Star Wars toys are released and we were lucky enough to be sent three of their new SnapTite Build & Play model kits of ships from The Last Jedi. These kits are aimed at kids 6 Read more…


This week’s episode: September 8, 2017

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This week’s episode didn’t quite work out the way we wanted it to, but it was still pretty great. We wanted to do a LEGO episode of the show way back in February. There was the big BrickWorld event coming up in Indianapolis, so we were thinking we could go up there, get some cool Read more…


This week’s episode: August 4, 2017

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This was a really fun episode to shoot!  We had a bunch of kids in to try some “egg-speriments” with the help from our friends at the kidscommons children’s museum in Columbus, Indiana.  We weren’t totally sure how well they would work, but we knew even if we ran into some failures it would still Read more…


Meet Peggy!

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New to The Friday Zone this fall is a segment titled “Peggy’s Poetry & Zarg.”  The series follows a little girl and her love of reading – while also facing a mischievous monster that lives in her closet.  The episodes all fit together so you’ll have to watch each week as their relationship progresses.  We’ve Read more…


Meet Zarg!

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New to The Friday Zone this fall is a segment titled “Peggy’s Poetry & Zarg.”  The series follows a little girl and her love of reading – while also facing a mischievous monster that lives in her closet.  The episodes all fit together so you’ll have to watch each week as their relationship progresses.  We’ve Read more…


This week’s episode: July 14, 2017

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This week we welcome back Chef Corbin of One World Catering.  Along with talking about his career being a professional chef, he brought in all the ingredients we needed to make pretzels!  It was a lot of fun to knead the dough and get it into the right shapes.  Unfortunately, the oven that we had Read more…


Associate Producer Kelsey

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While Russ is the Producer of the new Peggy & Zarg segments coming to The Friday Zone, Kelsey is the Associate Producer.  They’ve worked together as a team to create the series.   According to the Producers Guild of America, a “Producer initiates, coordinates, supervises and controls, either on his/her own authority, or subject to the Read more…


This week’s episode: July 7, 2017

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This week’s episode has a lot of fun! First, we’ve got a visit to the Indiana Science Olympiad robotic arm competition. Kids in the competition had to design and build real remote controlled robots to perform specific tasks – like grabbing batteries or nails and dropping them into the right buckets. It’s a lot harder Read more…