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It’s January 16, 2022. Clementine, Jasper, and Jarvis are back to celebrate the new year with some news for kids. They teach us how Hans Zimmer made otherworldly music for ‘Dune,’ about the life and death of Gary Paulsen of ‘Hatchet’ fame, the attempt to revive Hawaiian Sign Language, a revival of the work of Richard Hambleton and its ethical questions, and a temporary elimination of new godfathers in Sicily.

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