School from home is harder for some in poverty

Virtual classrooms are the new norm during the pandemic — and they could be for the foreseeable future. As students across the US adjust to their new routines, vulnerable school districts say many of their students don’t have what they need, such as laptops and WiFi, to properly continue their education. 

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on April 15, 2020

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Racism and xenophobia are on the rise as the coronavirus spreads

Asians and Asian Americans are facing increased discrimination linked to the spread of the novel coronavirus, impacting businesses as well as individuals. In New York City’s Chinatown, restaurant owner Rose Wu says business has dropped significantly since the coronavirus outbreak.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on February 18, 2020

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Marijuana saved these flower farmers’ business

The legalization of marijuana in California became a huge opportunity for flower farmers, who saw their industry declining over the past 30 years. Meet one family of six-generation flower growers who saved their business by switching over to cannabis, and watched their profits rise.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on February 14, 2020

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The dangers of high school football are scaring parents out of the game

In a single season of football at the high school and college level, players are taking about 700-1000 hits to the head. Participation in high school football has declined 10% over the past decade, with parents citing fears about head injuries as a deterrent. Eric Clark, a 16 year old in Atlanta, was nearly paralyzed during a football game last year. While it was devastating to his family, his brother Andre is still passionate about the game.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on January 31, 2020

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Fear and anxiety in epicenter of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

China is restricting travel of 30 million people as the coronavirus death toll rises to at least 26, with more than 900 confirmed cases worldwide. CNN’s David Culver traveled to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and scrambled to flee the city before authorities placed the city of 11 million on a partial lockdown.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on January 24, 2020

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Andrew Yang explains the success of his campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang sits down with Chris Cillizza to discuss Universal Basic Income, the lack of diversity in the current Democratic field and how his 2020 campaign has already lived up to the “high end” of his expectations.

Originally published on CNN YouTube show The Point with Chris Cillizza on January 14, 2020

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How one woman in New York City survives by collecting cans

“If I had a choice between the life I had before and this one, I would have to choose this one.” In New York, an estimated 10,000 people collect beverage containers and redeem them for five cents apiece. We follow Chicago Crosby through a day in the life as she picks up recycling to help her get by. Crosby is one of the many career canners hoping for federal legislation that would implement a 10-cent bottle fee nationwide, expected to be introduced in early 2020.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on January 8, 2020

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Students are demanding change at Syracuse University after a series of racist incidents

Outraged students at Syracuse University have started the protest movement #NotAgainSU following a series of racist incidents targeting black, Asian and Jewish students. We go to the campus to speak to students and faculty members who are critical of the administration’s initial response to the crisis.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on November 26, 2019

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In the face of refugee restrictions, these Americans are offering up their homes

As the Trump administration slashes the refugee cap to a new low, many refugees face dwindling resources and struggle to survive in the United States, facing poverty, lack of education and untreated trauma. Meet two American families who are stepping up to help fill the gaps that government resources cannot fill by inviting refugees to live with them in their own homes.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on November 20, 2019

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