The BBN’s favorite colors are blue and white. Orange and red can get the hell out of here on almost every day, except today.
March 26 was supposed to be Opening Day for Major League Baseball. A beautiful spring day, thousands of people planned to flock the Cincinnati banks to see Marty Brennaman lead the parade before the Reds played their first game without him in the broadcast booth. Instead, the nation is social distancing. Even though Reds fans can’t be together, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley wants folks to celebrate the occasion from home base.
“Please wear red tomorrow in honor of what would have been Opening Day,” Mayor Cranley said Wednesday.
The sun is shining. Birds are chirping. Why not throw on a little Red for opening day? After all, the only thing that says ‘spring’ more than March Madness is an afternoon baseball game. Let’s begin the second week of spring with a little bit of good news, shall we?
People are Great
Teachers across the Commonwealth have been forced to change the way they reach students. Online ‘NTI’ days are the typical solution but not every student can learn by watching a video. Special education teachers are going above and beyond the call of duty to provide instruction. The video below of a teacher providing a sign language lesson in Shepherdsville will hit you right in the feels.
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Special education teachers in Shepherdsville, KY teaching deaf students by sitting at their front doors during coronavirus outbreak. @WDRBNews @AmericanASL @NyleDiMarco #ASL pic.twitter.com/WYopOiYSkl
— Joel Schipper (@JSchipperWDRB) March 25, 2020
In other good news during the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Andy Beshear’s administration officially broadened unemployment benefits on Wednesday. Now independent contractors and small business owners can receive government benefits. Click here to see all of the occupations that are eligible and when you can apply.
Hear from Kaiya Sheron
Kentucky has their quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class. We’ve been introducing him to the BBN all week. Later today you’ll be able to hear a ten-minute conversation Sheron had with KSR about why he chose Kentucky. Don’t miss it.
Hear New Podcasts
Jack Pilgrim dusted off the podcast equipment to record a brand new episode of Sources Say with Travis Graf and David Sisk from Cats Illustrated. The trio put a bow on the Kentucky basketball season that was cut short. You can listen to it all here. If you need more content, Aaron Torres has a fresh podcast ready to roll.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 25, 2020
All of our thoughts and prayers go out to Matt’s father, Larry, who is currently dealing with a serious medical condition. Matt Jones will be off the airwaves for a second straight day, but our thoughts remain with his family during this difficult time.