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NewsDepth 2021-2022 | Episode 11

In this week's episode, a California company thinks their lab-grown meat will be the protein of the future. Would you be willing to swap their meat for your Thanksgiving turkey?

It's crunch time for holiday hiring, as the shopping rush collides with a shortage of workers. Artificial trees might be harder to find too — we visit a factory where the fake firs are made.

Prioritizing sleep is more than a responsible decision, it helps us do well in school and life. So is eight hours enough downtime? What if you're a night owl? Margaret interviews a sleep specialist to get the answers in this week's  Spot on Science.

labor market (noun): The supply and demand of workers. Employers have the demand for labor, and the workers are the supply of labor.

memory consolidation (noun): When your brain stores new information so you can remember it later.

quinceañera (noun): A birthday party for Latinx females who are turning 15 years old.

supply chain (noun): The order of events a product goes through to get from raw materials to you as a finished product

We learn about the importance of sleep in this week's Spot on Science. Now we want you to write to us:  What steps do you take to make sure you get a good night's rest?

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

For this week’s poll, we want to know:  Would you try lab-grown meat? Yes. No.  Click here to vote!