NewsDepth 2021-2022 | Episode 12

In this week's episode, we head to the world's newest republic, Barbados, to discover why they cut ties with the Queen. Then we visit South Africa, where farmers are using regenerative agriculture to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase food quality.

While we were out, there was plenty of news. We round up Thanksgiving travel, the Omicron variant, Merriam Webster's word of the year and the White House's holiday celebrations.

The pandemic has impacted how and if people work. We learn about the "great resignation." Plus, Mary shares the history of famous ice skaters from our state in this week's Know Ohio.

regenerative (adjective) renewing the quality of something

republic (noun) a state where power is held by the people and their elected leaders

resignation (noun) to give up one’s job

triple axel (noun) a forward-facing, three and a half revolution jump

We learn about Merriam Webster's word of the year: "vaccine." Now we want you to write to us: What positive word would you choose to represent 2021? Be sure to justify your answer!

You can use the inbox form to submit your answers. We will share some of your best letters in the next episode.

For this week’s poll, we want to know: Which winter activity do you look forward to? ice skating, sledding, playing in the snow, slipping with style. Click here to vote!

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