August 15, 2001

A mother's lullaby will calm the nerves of her child, and researchers at the University of Toronto at Mississauga are trying to find out why. They observe mothers and their babies, in order to find out how an infant's brain responds to music. Psychologist Sandra Trehub talks about how the human brain is hard-wired to appreciate music, and her research.

The Girl Scouts have created new badges to reward accomplishments in various areas such as leadership and global awareness. Marsha Johnson Evans, national executive director of the Girl Scouts, talks about how the new badges reflect the interests of the next generation of scouts.

For the last four years, Frank Stasio, radio broadcaster and teacher, has been traveling the country teaching kids about radio production. He talks with Todd about his workshops, and leading kids in script writing and finding sound effects.