2020 CBC UNC Diversity Fellowship: Newscast B
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Governor Roy Cooper orders all North Carolina schools to close their doors amid the Corona virus outbreak Also a new ride sharing app is challenging the safety procedures of major companies Who is behind the big idea Coming up We will hear from a local woman who's working to fight food and security here in North Carolina You're watching W R E l The triangles Number one source for local news We begin this morning with breaking use Just moments ago Governor Void Cooper ordered all public schools to close until further notice Good morning I'm Sruthi Pawnee a pin and I'm Sean Del Many's The Corona virus is spreading prompting college campuses to make big changes to their schedules Some are even telling students to go back home Within the last 24 hours The UNC school system issued guidance toe all 16 campuses to move classes online Duke is also closing its campus Patty Douglas is that N C Stick Talking about how students are handling the chance that changes Patsy Wouldn't you tell us Yeah Normally students would just be coming back from spring break but not this year As you can see behind me it's quiet it's empty and that's the scene at school similar in the triangle area Here at William Piece University students like freshmen Cameron Copley are packing up and heading out That's three days to move everything out of our dorms Copley will finish the semester at home in Durham The university canceled in person classes and we'll switch to online instruction starting Monday in case things go I think that's the best idea right now That way you know we're all together and like one said Monique To Lash the marketing director for Peace says the school is working to make the transition as smooth as possible Right now they're in the process of making those adjustments to their curriculum so that when they do present those online courses that it's the experience that they want to give the students alleged says Students are encouraged to go home Students who can't can remain in the dorms You know we're gonna still have the ability for them Thio goto our cafeterias and there are gonna be student service is on Health service is available It's a small campus in the middle of a big city and in the middle of a global crisis Students are finding peace Sophomore Samarra Demory encourages her classmates to keep calm and carry a lot of hand sanitizer Wash your hands wash her face You can sanitizer stay clean There was People are sick Student body president Deje Gainey Eccles All of that advice she says there's a lot of power in peace of mind We're gonna finish strong Regardless the peace community were really tighten it And I believe that we're gonna get through this together Yeah no word on how big of an impact this is gonna have One universities But universities say this trunk they just have to wait and see how big of an impact this virus is goingto have back to you Shindel Thank you Patsy You Haul is stepping in to help students who suddenly have to move out of their dorms The moving storage company is offering 30 day free self storage Some universities like Harvard have asked students to vacate their on campus housing for the rest of the semester leaving students scrambling to find last minute housing storage and transportation Students can reserve a U Haul truck trailer or a you box by showing their company college I D s Once everything is packed the company will pick up the boxes from a dorm or apartment to be shipped anywhere across the globe or stored in a U Haul facility UNC System schools have not been asked to move off campus Major Internet providers have agreed not to terminate service in light of the pandemic Millions of Americans are expected to work from home in an effort to prevent the spread of Cove In 19 companies like 18 T Comcast and Verizon have agreed not to terminate service for the next 60 days of customers cannot pay their bills The companies also agreed to open WiFi hot spots to anyone who needs them We're wrapping up each day's Corona virus coverage in an email to bring you the latest Faxon advice To subscribe go to w r a l dot com slash corona Virus Food and security is an issue that affects millions across the country About one out of every eight of US Children especially are more likely than the general population to be food and secured Simone McKenny is live at the Food Bank of Central eastern North Carolina with more on how local nonprofits are working to address this problem Simone Right See if you live more than 10 miles from your near supermarket in a rural community you may live in a food desert Organizations like the Food Bank offer access to healthy food but slice 3 25 is bringing access and education to these under served communities We call ourselves the Name and Big Z of nonprofit Jamaica McNeil is the founder and CEO of Sliced 3 25 If you need us we're here If you don't we'll leave But we'll come back if you think this The organization teaches nutrition to people often coping with food and security More than 1.5 million people in North Carolina don't know where they will get their next meal That's food insecurity but most of the food your securities are left up education meaning not knowing what to eat How do I eat Where can I go to purchase food What's available Slice 3 25 teaches people to find that next meal It's a five week course that goes beyond the kitchen to include gardening and budgeting kind of everything that they taught you in home economics But we put the music and arts element to it McNeil says she teaches families to shop where their money goes farther low price grocery stores and at the state farmers market vendors They're like wise farms except government assistance programs such as E B T As a form of payment Been taking it since 2000 twelve's and way are really enjoy taking it and letting the farmer coming Lettuces Farmer give you something your money McNeil's family inspired her to start Slice 3 25 and remains an important part of her work Just being able to sit down have a healthy meal to feel good with your family That says Lord speaks volumes to me because most people don't get that their families right here in Wake County who don't get a chance toe have that meal slice 3 25 The food bank and so many others are working hard to solve this issue here at home and beyond Truth e back to you Sharlee is an important issue Think Simone Dozens of MacDougal terrorist residents are finally returning home after being forced out by a carbon monoxide scare Hundreds of residents have been staying in hotels after dangerous levels of carbon monoxide were detected at the housing complex The city is exempting residents from all rent payments for the month of March Now that includes families who have already moved back and those who never evacuated a new ride sharing company says it has a safer approach for transportation coming up Find out who created the app that's now testing the way competitors do business Also if you don't feel like going out for groceries or your favorite meal why not have him come to you And you don't even have to worry about interacting with people Keep it here for college students without cars finding a safe way to get to their destination Convey an issue A student at UNC Chapel Hill hopes his new app helps solve that problem Eliza He spoke with him and helps explain how that works Elissa Vector Rideshare is an app that allows you to travel several hours away but the main difference is that only college students and university staff are allowed to use it For some college students finding a safe ride can be a struggle I think that as a woman there's always a little bit of concern with safety and carpooling However finding that ride becomes harder when your trip is two or three hours away I always have a hard time because I don't have a car and so I don't have any way of getting home You're a college student Campus is empty and you're trying to get home for break and home is a couple 100 miles away You don't have the wheels Acts like uber and lift convey expensive and you're worried about your safety So when someone's making the trip actually you can select a seat in the car This is where Nea Maya Stewart and his brand new car pooling app called Vector rideshare come in The AP targets the campus community I want to ride in the safe networks on Lee students only faculty and I wanted to be a streamlined platform Everyone makes app so I'm making an app His gold with the APP is to achieve safety All drivers and riders must have a registered university i D but also a link to their social media account Stuart hopes while connecting drivers with riders he's also connecting people with people We had a student from Virginia who wrote home with the professor from Duke and at the end of the ride the professor offers him a spot in the lab And I was like Man like This is amazing This is the home screen Looks like one thing is for sure I've been telling all my friends about it Victor Rideshare has a fan in Haiti Glenn even if you're driving home for the weekend you're like Hey you could just pick someone up And it's super easy way to make money and also just meet New People Blend tells me she hopes to continue using the app to take her from Raleigh to her home in Charlotte and Stuart says his next goal is to bring this app toe every university connecting students all over the country and interesting after checkout Thanks Melissa The Corona viruses forcing more people to work from home and others to stay indoors As result Some ride share drivers of having a hard time making ends meet One hard hit area is Washington State the center of the outbreak in the U S The new lifestyle change is leaving uber and Lyft drivers without a steady income have no fear from the crown of fire is because of what I have back home I have no food on the table I have no money to pay the rent The ride share companies are handing out cleaning supplies to drivers and will offer compensation for any who might fall ill to Cove in 19 As the number of Corona virus cases continues to increase Ah growing number of food delivery companies in the US are offering a new service It's called Leaving My Door Delivery The future gives customers the option tohave their orders left at their doorstep to avoid human interaction Companies like Postmates an insta cart introduced the option because of increased demand The service is modeled after a concept that was adopted in China where the Corona virus was first detected If you like being outside there's going to be one more place you can visit In Wake County a 400 acre preserve is getting ready to open next month The Williamson Preserve is located in the Walnut Hill Historic District It's the yellow shaped area on this map Import parts of Wake and Johnson County DeAndre Henderson is live in Raleigh with the challenges of preserving these special places Yes sandal As you can see the growing population of cities like Roddy is becoming more and more difficult to protect green spaces just like this But it takes the entire community to do simple things like using reusable cups and recycling Wake County Mob Carisa Awesome Bog wants her Children to connect with nature I would say 2 to 4 times a month out here to actually be like in trails and such not just outside the front yard Backyard 1000 Bucks says She teaches her Children to preserve the planet We try not to use single use plastic like they have stainless steel cups and they've got stainless steel straws and things that we take with us We recycle on They find outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family We do things like putting up bird feeders We have tons of plants and stuff to try toe bring in bees and butterflies My favorite is to see what Chris Smith of the Natural Sciences Museum is serious about protecting wildlife There are types of the animals that live right here in our backyards Don't live anywhere else They need a space to be able to thrive and grow by setting aside places by supporting conservation Ever waken help to protect those species as well as the ones that we see Maybe all the time Triangle Area has a lot of opportunity like Lake Johnson Park for you to get out and enjoy nature I can't think of anyone who does not benefit from conservation It's easy to help You can donate time volunteer You can donate money but really things like recycling Composting work starts when you're young So hopefully that will carry on when they get older And they're not just wanting to sit in a room and stare at the TV all day every day Yeah the woman's and Preserve opens to the public April 25th and it's just 20 minutes of west of Downtown Raleigh Back to you John Doe Very important Thank you DeAndre Every artist wants a Grammy right Well how about having a bug named after them This is Kaya Gaga named after a pop star Lady Gaga The insect is a newly identified species of tree hopper an insect group that populates most forests on Earth K Gaga is native to Nicaragua and a graduate student who discovered and named the new insects says that it's crazy horns and seemingly wacky fashion sense led him to the name Scientists still don't know how the bug interacts with other animals and what her song sounds like They will head back to Nicaragua to learn more about the species Spring is almost here and it's time to start celebrating Today is National Plant a flower day Some spring favorites include daffodils tulips and more Now gardening can get a little messy but it's a great way to get outside and welcome the new season Spending time outside in the sun can also boost your vitamin D and help shake off those Corona virus blues He is credited with helping the City of Oaks take shape Joe Lane House is undergoing restoration and to get there they had to strip it of nearly 20 coats of paint But 250 years of paint isn't the only thing being stripped away and find out how you can get your own Olympic gold medal without even competing You're watching W R L news Today Raleigh is home to almost half a 1,000,000 people This all began when Joel Lane sold the state land to create the capital city However that's not the whole story TJ Joe Hawkins joins us live with the unexpected story behind this historic house Jada That's right There is more to this story The John Lane House is currently undergoing renovations and new discoveries are being made every day Joe Lane's house is the oldest and Riley built in the 17 hundreds It became a museum in the 19 seventies and now is getting a makeover under the watchful eye of museum director Lainey Hubbert And these traces of red through here That's the original pigment from the red Like a lot of the interpretation and the things we've been talking about with black some of this has been learning how to deep hipped things that have always been here The Joe Lane House is undergoing restoration and to get there they had the strip it of nearly 20 coats of paint But 250 years of paint isn't the only thing being stripped away We're still wrapping up the project There's some places it's still needs some repairs Most of the first code is up enslaved workers by hand cutting everyone in these boards Hubbard discovered the names of some of the slaves who built the home have been recorded incorrectly during the restoration process The museum director decided to right a wrong and make a plaque with the correct spelling of the names The newest thing now is if you come and walk around the grounds and you find that monument There is a physical reminder here Thes 43 people lived and labored in enslavement and of what they built Notably We have Hercules Although the restoration in mine mint have more work to do visitors can still see the vision that was blurred along the way Now if you want to see the names on the plaque for yourself the museum is open while renovations are being made Thanks Good Asia for uncovering that fascinating history If you ever wanted an Olympic gold medal here is your chance Former eh NBA star Charles Barkley is auctioning off one of his two Olympic gold medals He plans to take the proceeds and build 20 homes in his hometown of Leeds Alabama He's also auctioning off his 1993 n b A M V P award Now this isn't his first charitable move He has donated $1 million each toe four historically black colleges and universities in recent years The Oakland Zoo just got a whole lot brighter this week They welcome 10 You flamingos The pink birds were brought to the zoo as an exchange from the San Diego Zoo The Oakland Zoo now has 14 flamingos The new Flamingos will spend 30 days in quarantine before joining their family Quarantine Quarantine Don't you feel like you're seeing that everywhere I know I know It's so so terrifying now the Jews like nobody So no riser My favorites that the giraffes not the draft's not the line's not the tiger's not bands like that Okay it's okay but we've got it We'll be okay Well thank you for watching this special newscast produced by the fellas participating in the CBC UNC Diversity Fellowship I'm Sean Donny's and I'm sorry The pollen you Finn