Week of 4/5: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Week of 4/5: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
#1: NC Teacher Records Rap Music Video For Students
Like all teachers, NC Adam Johnson wanted his students to know that he misses them, but he thought he might as well let them know in an inspiring way. So what better way to go about it then to create a rap music video to reach out to his students amidst North Carolina's stay-at-home order. The education train never stops!
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a_JD8IVDzI
#2: Florida Pastor Arrested For Church Services
One Florida Pastor refused to simply stay at home. The unnamed pastor was swiftly arrested after a live-stream showed his church was jam-packed with people. This irresponsible incident, of course, sparked social distancing outrage throughout the community of Florida.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3G6GqpQpno
#3: PA Nonessential Establishments Closed Indefinitely
Gov. Tom Wolf announces that Pennsylvania schools and nonessential businesses will remain closed indefinitely. What does this mean for the Coronavirus-stricken state? In short, Gov. Wolf establishes that there will be no official set date for the re-opening of these closed establishments, at least for the time being. And as repeated by various other political leaders, Gov. Wolf continues to stress the importance of staying at home unless it is absolutely essential for you not to do so.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVocP121CVM
#4: Are Men More Susceptible to COVID-19 Than Women?
Ever wondered what the percentage of men versus women in contracting the deadly virus that is COVID-19? In a study documented by one state's Division of Public Health, they reported that out of their confirmed cases of COVID-19, 51% are women versus a lesser 48% are men. However, if it's any consolation to the ladies out there, in the same study,it is reported that there's a 83% mortality rate for men while the rate is only 17% for women.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjhpIxK6w-Q
#5: Larry David Calls Out the "Idiots Out There"
Larry David humorously advises people to stay home with his PSA message, "You're passing up a fantastic opportunity, a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in the house, sit on the couch and watch TV." David goes on to stress the importance of staying home with his heartfelt plea, "You're hurting old people like me. Well, not me... I'll never see you." Well, maybe not all too heartfelt.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D88vgZBIxao
#6: Toilet Paper Overflows Onto The Interstate
Near Dallas one morning, a tractor-trailer filled with toilet paper had a little accident on the interstate. Even now, the cause of the crash remains unclear; but one thing that is clear is the people of Dallas may have to wait a little longer before their re-supply of this month's hottest item.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjXLYauk1uQ
#7: SpaceX Failure to Launch
A rocket explodes during a pressure test in Texas. The space vessel was SpaceX's third Starship prototype rocket. Following the incident, Elon Musk tweeted that the failure may have been the result of a "test configuration mistake." Check out some of the footage down below.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGjsWNbBrH8
#8: 600k N95 Masks on the Way to NYC
President Trump is sending provisions to the Coronavirus hotspot that is New York City; on April 5th, President Trump announced that a large stockpile of medical masks and supplies are en route to NYC hospitals to aid in their efforts against the deadly virus. Stay strong, New York, help is on the way!
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFQoaXaL__o
#9: No More Interstate Booze
Having trouble buying some bubbly spirits during your state's stay-at-home order? No problem, just head down to your neighboring state and hope to find some there. Nope, nowadays, that may not be allowed either. West Virginia is now banning the sale of alcohol to Pennsylvanians. It has been reported that one must now present an official W.Va. ID in order to purchase liquor in Monongalia County, a county which technically lies on the Pa. state border.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAtuDpvsTU0
#10: Hotels for the Homeless
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces that the state is seeking 15,000 hotel rooms to help shelter the homeless from the Coronavirus. It has been reported that 7,000 hotel rooms has been obtained already. Now, the state intends to works with local agencies to not only get the remaining 8,000 rooms but also to help ease the homeless into them.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHWmvivIYM8