Sen. Roy Blunt | COVID-19 In Kansas Prisons | Early Medical Graduation | 1918 Flu Lessons | Grandpa Willie's Birthday
Segment 1: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt on reopening the economy
COVID-19 has sent the U.S. economy into a downward spiral, leaving many questioning when and how to reopen the economy. Senator Roy Blunt said the logistics of reopening will take place state by state.
- U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, R-Missouri
Segment 2, beginning at 13:24: The precautionary steps Kansas prisons are taking to avoid a coronavirus spread
Prisoners destroyed property at a Lansing, Kansas correctional facility, demanding better protection from the coronavirus. Hear what steps the state's Department of Corrections is taking to limit the risk to inmates and staff throughout the prison system.
- Randy Bowman, executive director of public affairs, Kansas Department of Corrections
Segment 3, beginning at 27:23: Medical students volunteer to serve in rural Kansas during pandemic
Special permits and early graduation are allowing fourth-year students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine to assist health care workers battling COVID-19. One early graduate explained why he signed up to help.
- Daniel Ortiz, graduate of University of Kansas School of Medicine
Segment 4, beginning at 33:57: How Kansas City can heed the warnings from a nearly century old flu pandemic.
The parallels between the 1918 Spanish Flu and today's coronavirus pandemics are explained.
- Susan Sykes-Berry, retired nurse and librarian, UMKC Health Sciences Library
Segment 5, beginning at 48:48: One granddaughter's request filled her 94-year-old grandfather's mailbox
Unable to be with her grandfather to celebrate his birthday, one Lawrence photographer turned to social media to make his day special. The response not only filled the mailbox of 94-year-old "Grandpa Willie," he also received a birthday serenade from the local fire department.
- Hallie Sigwing, granddaughter and wedding photographer