Delay in Cherry Blossom’s Peak

AOC: Millions of people come to the Washington area to enjoy the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival and to get a glimpse of fully bloomed blossoms. But, this years late start to spring has caused a delay in the cherry blossom’s peak. Despite the lack of blooms, people still enjoy the festival. Spotlight Reporter Kandace Redd is in the crowd at the Tidal Basin.

AOC TAG: The Cherry Blossom Festival blooms each year to commemorate the gifts of roughly 3-thousand cherry trees from Tokyo to the nation’s capital in 1912. About one hundred of these original trees are still standing.

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Washington Cherry Trees Finally Peak

AOC: AFTER A LATE START TO SPRING, THE CHERRY TREES IN WASHINGTON FINALLY REACHED PEAK BLOOM. PEOPLE IN LARGE CROWDS ARE WALKING AROUND THE NATIONAL MALL TO GET AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS.  SPOTLIGHT REPORTER KANDACE REDD  SHARES WITH US THE EXCITEMENT AT THE TIDAL BASIN.

AOC TAG:THE PLANTING OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES ORIGINATED AS A GIFT IN 1912 FROM THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN TO THE UNITED STATES AS A GESTURE OF FRIENDSHIP AND GOODWILL.

Tough Economy, But Optimistic College Grad

AOC: STUDENTS GRADUATING COLLEGE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING A JOB  BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY. GRADUATES LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND WORK ARE ACCEPTING JOBS OUTSIDE OF THEIR CHOSEN PROFESSION. SPOTLIGHT REPORTER KANDACE REDD SHARES WITH US HOW ONE GRADUATE ISN’T LETTING THE ECONOMY STOP HIM FROM REACHING HIS CAREER GOALS.

AOC TAG: ACCORDING TO THE HUFFINGTON POST, THE WEAK JOB MARKET HAS DISCOURAGED MANY GRADUATES. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR PEOPLE WHO HOLD AT LEAST A BACHELORS  DEGREE IS FOUR POINT TWO PERCENT.