WHERE TO WATCH
Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers
February 12, 2020
When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the buildings. Cheddar Explains why there are so many water tanks and why they are still wooden.
Cheddar Explores How Communities Can Come Together to End Racism
May 21, 2020
How Pandemics Like Coronavirus Have Shaped Our Homes
Our home design has changed drastically over the past 150 years. Once commonplace items like claw-footed tubs and standing armoires have fallen out of favor. Of course, technologies and consumer preferences have played a major role. But what might surprise you is the strong hand pandemics have had in the evolution of our homes. So let’s take a look at what’s changed in the past and what might change in a post covid-19 world.
May 26, 2020
How America's National Parks Became Critically Crowded With Tourists
Visitation to National Park Service sites has seen a boom in recent years. For five years in a row, the park service has tallied over 300 million visitors per year. It’s an unprecedented spike, and the reason why this is happening now goes deeper than social media alone. While the threat of COVID-19 will likely change those numbers this year, the park service is still figuring out how to regain the balance between preservation and visitation. Cheddar explains the history of crowding in America’s national parks, and the impacts we are seeing from that today.
Mar 3, 2020
Why European Sirens Are Coming to America
Sirens sound different depending on where you are, but the message they send is the same: GET OUT OF THE WAY! So why are some NYC lawmakers working to change the emergency vehicle sirens to European ones?