Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, March 31 Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, March 31

REPORTER: I’m Owen Sienko reporting for NCC News. Here are the stories making news today, March 31. Many Central New York couples are postponing their weddings thanks to the two-week quarantine extension yesterday. Wedding planner Kate Brown says engaged couples need to consider more than just their health and safety when rescheduling.

BROWN: Giving them time to rebound from whatever stresses they have gone through, to readjust to what the economy has for their family.

REPORTER: While weddings may have to wait, Thomas J. Pirro Funeral Home will move forward with live-streamed services. Owner Thomas J. Pirro, Jr., says the online services will make it harder for families to say goodbye.

PIRRO, JR.: Embracing people is part of the grieving process, so it’s become a lot more difficult for people to grieve the loss of their loved one.

REPORTER: The cancelled sports season has been challenging for many broadcasters, but Carter Blackburn, a CBS Sports play-by-play announcer and a Newhouse alumnus, says he sees it as an opportunity for growth.

BLACKBURN: If it comes down to me announcing my daughter’s ballet competitions, then that’s going to be how I expand vocabulary.

REPORTER: As for the weather, looks like it’s going to be mostly cloudy all day with a chance of some scattered showers. High of 50, low of 34. 

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

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