NewsDepth 2020-2021 | Episode 29


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In this week's episode, we put on some hard hats to explore careers in construction. Lumber prices are soaring, leaving builders without supplies. We see new technology at work in the industry, including drones and a 3D printer that can build entire houses!

Plus we get an update on the summer Olympics. Officials are testing out the new venues in Japan. We meet a father-daughter duo headed to the cornhole world championship!

And we learn how oil and gas powers our state in Know Ohio, while also seeing how oil drilling impacts folks in Namibia.


alternative (noun) something that can act as a replacement

building inspector (noun) someone who uses their engineering skills to make sure a structure is safe

gladiator (noun) a man trained to fight with weapons against others or animals in ancient roman times


We learn how drones are being used to make construction careers less dangerous. Now we want you to write to us: What job could a drone make safer?

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


In this episode, we learn about a father-daughter team hoping to take home a top trophy for cornhole. For this week’s poll, we want to know: What outside game is your favorite? Cornhole, WIFFLE Ball, Frisbee, Sidewalk Chalk Click here to vote!


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