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Governors Respond To COVID-19 | Child Care Workers

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has taken criticism for responding slowly to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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?

KCUR wants to hear stories of what’s helping you get through these tough times.

Whether it’s a random act of kindness or a personal ritual, let us know. Leave a voicemail at 816-398-8207 ‬with your brief story, name, and where you live. You can also email a voice memo to KCUR producer Mackenzie Martin at mackenzie@kcur.org.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.