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BizKid topic of WGN radio interview
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (6/24/08)--BizKid$ will be the topic of a radio interview on WGN, one of Chicago’s largest talk radio stations, Saturday. BizKid$ kid Lizzie Wright and show executive producer Jamie Hammond will be guests on “The Money Show” with host Bill Moller from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT. WGN radio reaches 38 states and is live-streamed over the Internet, according to the Illinois Credit Union League. Wright was featured in BizKid$ episode No. 9, titled “Cash and Credit.” She is a creative designer and makes her own clothing. Wright brings her sewing machine to work during downtime on the set. Her specialty is altering prom dresses. BizKid$ is a television series designed to teach youth about money. It is produced by the creators of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and features stories about young entrepreneurs, reinforcing the importance of budgeting, saving and giving back to the community. Twenty-six episodes have been produced. The show was developed by the Washington Credit Union League in partnership with Junior Achievement and WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, N.Y. America’s Credit Unions and the National Credit Union Foundation provided funding for the show. BizKid$ currently airs on 311 of the nation’s 343 PBS stations and is airing in the United Kingdom and in Ireland.
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