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Chris Conte


Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

On the brink of collapse, restaurants desperate for more federal help

Historically, restaurants have the lowest amount of cash on hand compared to any industry in the country. Most restaurants only have enough cash to get by for 16 days, and nationwide, more than 100,000 restaurants have had to shut down for a second time. → Read More

Disinfecting machine invented to help get crowds back at venues amid pandemic

In an effort to get crowds back at large venues, a company designed a machine that kills the novel coronavirus germs attendees may have on them. → Read More

Activist during civil rights movement gives perspective on NBA boycott

The Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their game to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It raises the question: what does this mean for the current moment of racial reckoning the nation has found itself in? → Read More

Struggling CBD famers hopeful after research finds CBD may help with COVID-19 side effects

Researchers at Augusta University in Georgia have found new evidence that cannabis-derived CBD may help those suffering from severe lung inflammation that occurs in more serious cases of COVID-19. → Read More

COVID-19 is prompting many couples to change their living wills

Denise McCarthy, an estate attorney, is now recommending couples write in COVID-19 specific language to their wills, like what to do if one spouse ends up on a ventilator. → Read More

Push for new school nurses amid shortage as school year starts

The school nurse shortage is worrying health officials as the school year starts → Read More

Parents can use state-specific modeling data to help make schooling decisions

The COVID-19 Projection Machine gives parents an interactive map to work with. As you scroll over each state, you can see current case numbers, hospitalization rates and most importantly, the positivity rate for your state. Once it crosses 5%, parents and school districts should take note. → Read More

As colleges reopen, students could be asked to sign COVID-19 waivers

Businesses have also been turning to these forms in hopes of freeing themselves from legal responsibility if someone catches the virus. → Read More

Meet Daryl Davis, a Black musician who helps convince KKK members to leave Klan

Jazz musician Daryl Davis is known for the work he’s done over the years helping Ku Klux Klan members leave behind a life of racism and white supremacy. → Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters finding new ways to help kids during COVID-19 pandemic

Across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has turned to virtual meetups to make sure vulnerable kids and teens are still getting one-on-one time with mentors. → Read More

Millions are losing their health insurance amid the COVID-19 pandemic

As the unemployment rate continues to sit in unprecedented territory, the dramatic job loss numbers also mean millions of Americans have suddenly found themselves without health insurance. → Read More

Like many small businesses, family oyster company forced to reinvent itself amid pandemic

NOANK, Ct. -- As a humid summer breeze blew across the bow of the oyster boat Marc Harrell was standing on, he looked out toward Long Island Sound and could see some signs that the nation’s economy is recovering. Harrell has spent most of his life fishing those waters for oysters under the guidance of Captain Jim Markow, both men are the backbone of Mystic Oysters, a family owned business that’s… → Read More

After pandemic shuts down annual school play, these 3rd-graders says ‘show must go on’

And for students facing isolation at home, rehearsals offered a sense of a vehicle for creativity that might have otherwise been lost when the school closed. → Read More

This free children’s book is helping parents explain COVID-19

As the book explains, King Covid wears many crowns and sends out his army to attack people. → Read More

Transparent medical masks helping hearing-impaired patients

For deaf or hard of hearing patients who rely on lip reading, a doctor or nurse wearing a mask makes communication nearly impossible. → Read More

Struggling with self-isolation? You aren't alone

Dealing with isolation has meant something different for nearly every American. → Read More

Working from home? Don’t count on a tax deduction

Experts say if you’re expecting a tax deduction for your new home office, you’ll likely be out of luck. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018, got rid of most deductions Americans were turning to for home office-related expenses. → Read More

As pandemic continues, school districts are helping more families in need of food

Nearly 78 percent of students here qualify for free or reduced lunch, and that was before COVID-19 rattled the economy of this picturesque coastal town. → Read More

Congress mandates COVID-19 tests be covered, so why are people getting a bill?

Like many Americans, Anna Davis Abel is finding out there are loopholes in the system meant to protect them. → Read More

Puzzles skyrocket in popularity as people find new ways to cope during pandemic

During a time of so much uncertainty, the age-old hobby is offering many families a simplistic piece of certainty, a kind of challenge a household can rally around to overcome. → Read More