Governors Respond To COVID-19 | Child Care Workers
Segment 1: Two states, two governors, one pandemic
The virus that has descended on the world and a lack of clear guidance from Washington has given residents of Missouri and Kansas an opportunity to see two governors — one Democratic, one Republican — respond differently to the crisis.
- Dave Helling, editorial writer and columnist at the Kansas City Star
- Burdett Loomis, political science professor emeritus at the University of Kansas
Segment 2, beginning at 31:34: Child care for essential workers
Essential workers are still reporting to work, and those with children still need to arrange safe child care. It means child care providers are still in demand, just maybe not to the same degree. So how are area organizations responding?
- Jordan Elo, senior district program director for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City
- Mary Esselman, president and CEO of Operation Breakthrough
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