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Sign1News 11.1.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 11.1.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. If you happen to be in Detroit, Michigan tomorrow,
Saturday, November 2, and looking for something really cool to check out, head to Ford Field. That’s the NFL stadium for the Detroit Lions. The Michigan Competing Band Association state
championships are taking place and the Ferndale high school marching band will be performing
a show inspired by Deaf hip-hop star Sean Forbes. Their show is entitled “The Sound of Silence.” Songs include music by Deaf composer Ludwig
van Beethoven, the song “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel and the song “Watch
These Hands,” which was made famous by Forbes. The band director says they wanted to challenge
the hearing crowd by showing what a marching band “sounds” like to a Deaf person. So he reached out to Forbes to teach the bandmembers
how to sign his song “Watch These Hands” in American Sign Language. If you want to check it out, the FHS marching
band will perform at 8 PM Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium – cash
only. The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students. Admission is free for children under the age
of five. We had a chance to chat with Forbes today
to see how he felt about the marching band performing his song. We found out his musically talented family
has marching band experience, so he was ready for the challenge. Sean: When they asked me, the first person
I told was my brother. And of course, I felt inspired. Question: How did you teach the band the signs
for the song? Sean: When the band asked me and wanted to
perform the song, I was like “Oh you want to sign the song?” So I told them I would come to teach them. We had a little fun with the song because
I was able to teach them about the word “watch.” You know “watch” doesn’t just have just
one sign. There are so many different contexts for the
word. So it was fun because when I went there, there
were about fifty or sixty students lined up. I told him watch, watch, watch and made them
do it over and over again. It was such a fun experience to watch them
perform it. There’s no feeling to describe it, to see
all your hard work, to see something you’ve worked on, something you’re so passionate
about and then see other people on the football field performing the song. There is no way to describe that feeling. Question: What do you hope the hearing crowd
takes away from the performance? Sean: Really I hope when the hearing audience
sees it, they will see that music and sign language are closely associated. A lot of people think that Deaf people or
sign language don’t belong in music. But when they see the performance, I hope
it inspires high school students, parents and young children to really want to learn
sign language. Check out these dramatic moments of a toddler
nearly choking to death in Kissimmee, Florida. It was all captured on body camera as five
police officers worked feverishly to save the boy’s life. Amanda Zimmerman says her eighteen-month-old
son Michael was eating goldfish crackers when he began choking. Zimmerman sprinted outside with Michael in
her arms. She intended to drive to the emergency room
just two blocks away but Michael started turning blue. But before she could even reach her car, she
ran straight into Officer Miguel Lanzo, who just happened to be driving by. Lanzo called for backup and got to work. One of the officers to show up was a seasoned
veteran who had saved a choking child before: his own daughter. The five officers continue working as a team
until paramedics arrived. Michael was transported to the hospital where
he made a full recovery. President Trump reportedly wants to read the
Ukraine call transcript aloud to the American people. In an interview with the Washington Examiner,
Trump indicated he will not cooperate with the Democratic party’s impeachment proceedings. He insists he is a victim of “the greatest
witchhunt in American history!” Trump says his conversation with Ukrainian
president Volodymyr Zelensky was a “a good call” and he did nothing wrong. A whistleblower raised concerns alleging Trump
pressed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter by
leveraging military aid money. Trump denies the claims. Trump said he may read the full transcript
of the call as a “fireside chat” on live television. In the 1930s and 40s President Franklin D.
Roosevelt would casually chat with the American public via radio to address a number of topics,
explain his policies and squash any rumors and fears during World War II. Trump wants to use his fireside chat to assure
the American people there is no way he would ever say anything appropriate during a phone
call with so many officials listening in. However the problem for Trump is a growing
number of administration officials have stepped forward to testify he was wrong when he sought
Ukraine’s help to investigate the Bidens. And there are more officials slated to testify
in the coming days. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly
40 percent of millennials, people between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine have
some kind of tattoo. It’s a badge of honor, a symbol of a struggle
or even a way to celebrate your favorite club or group. Tattoos are part of our culture. But as the popularity of tattoos grow, so
do the risks. And it may come down to the color of your
ink. Health experts say tattoo ink can trigger
allergic reactions. The common colors that cause the most problems? Yellow and red. Yellow is associated with sun sensitivity,
forcing some people to cover their tats when out and about. Experts say the photo sensitivity typically
fades after a few years. A reaction to red is more common. For many, the responses are mild including redness,
swelling or an itch that typically can be treated topically. Others can experience a severe reaction that
could potentially turn the tattoo experience into a nightmare. According to the American Academy of Dermatology,
an allergic reaction can happen immediately. But in some cases, your body may continue
to react to the ink weeks, years or even decades after you get tattooed. So if you’re thinking about getting a tattoo,
research the risk and make sure you always wash your hands when caring for your new ink. For forty years McDonald’s Happy Meals have
made kids… well… happy! Here’s the history of the fast food favorite. The Happy Meal was first launched in 1979. At that time it was known as the “The Circus
Wagon Happy Meal” and included a hamburger or cheeseburger, fries, cookie and a toy. In 1984, McNuggets were added as an option. By 2012, Happy Meal fries came in smaller
portions and fruit and milk were added as an option as more customers asked for healthier
options. Now McDonald’s is celebrating the Happy Meal’s
40th anniversary by bringing back some old school toys. Beanie Babies, the Hamburglar and Power Rangers
are just some of the retro toys that will be making a comeback. Many of these toys have become collector’s
items. However if you want to grab one, you better
act fast. The retro toy lineup will only be available
November 7 through November 11. It’s that time of year again! Time for the clocks to change and you get
that extra hour of sleep. Daylight saving time ends at 2 am this Sunday,
November 3, so it’s time to fall back to standard time. Smart devices will usually do it automatically. But most people will still need to set a few
clocks back an hour manually. There are a few places where people don’t
have to do anything because they never went on daylight saving time like Puerto Rico,
the Virgin Islands or the states of Hawaii and Arizona. But the rest of us will get what feels like
an extra hour in bed Sunday morning, guilt free. Daylight saving time will return at 2 am on
March 8. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. Remember to follow us on all our social media
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