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Mother has moment of truth that leads to her rejecting conspiracy theories she believed

Like millions of Americans, Karen Robertson of Iuka, Mississippi believed in conspiracy theories. But one day she had an experience that convinced her to challenge her beliefs. She spoke about that moment with student reporter Makenna Mead of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Youth Media Project. Their conversation is part of our Student Reporting Labs series on misinformation, “Moments of Truth.”

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Mother and child sit down for candid conversation about vaccine hesitancy

At a time when misinformation is rampant, the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs is producing a series of conversations called “Moments of Truth” that explore why people believe false information and what causes them to change their minds. This is a story about a mother who hesitated to give her child a common childhood vaccine that fights against measles, mumps and rubella.

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Arizona camp teaches foster children cowboy skills

There are more than 14,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system and every summer, a few get to spend a night at the Flying E Ranch, riding horses, shooting arrows and making new friends out of the city and under the stars. Student Reporting Labs Giovanni Soriano has the story.

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Latin American studio helps young dancers achieve their dreams

While many young people hope to become professional dancers, the cost of lessons, costumes and other equipment often keeps them from achieving their dreams. It is a hurdle one studio specializing in Latin American folk dance is trying to overcome. Natalie Lett reports for Student Reporting Labs.

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One year after evacuating Afghanistan, teen refugee pursues musical dreams

This month marks one year since the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan, leading to the evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghan nationals since last August. Now, one teen refugee is pursuing her musical dreams thanks to a guitar donated through a youth-led organization in Phoenix. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs’ Alexis Schmidt reports.

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