Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, March 24 Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, March 24

REPORTER: I’m Owen Sienko reporting for NCC News. Here are the stories making news today, March 24. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Cross will move forward with this week’s blood drive at the New York State Fairgrounds. Regional Communications Manager Dan Hartman says the need for blood is just too high for cancer patients.

HARTMAN: Twenty-five percent of our blood generally goes to cancer patients, it’s part of their treatment regiment.

REPORTER: With Syracuse University moving classes online, some students are struggling to adapt. Freshman Siobhan Grapski says she can’t even complete some courses for her music education major.

GRAPSKI: I have two large ensembles, one being a choir and one being a band, and those just aren’t possible classes any longer.

REPORTER: Schools aren’t the only ones moving to the Internet. Pastor Tara Lamont Eastman says Kings of Kings Lutheran Church will now stream its services online.

EASTMAN: We built a worship service that was live, that involves partially recorded bits of music as well so that when it was presented, it seemed like a traditional service.

REPORTER: As for the weather, it’s going to be mostly cloudy all day with some rain here and there. Expect a high of 43 during the day and a low of 29 heading into tonight.

 For NCC News, I’m Owen Sienko reporting. You can find full stories on our website, nccnews.online.com.

Click above to hear the latest news update from NCC News on the morning of Tuesday, March 24.

Related Articles