Mayor Lucas | Vulnerable Populations | Masks | Digitally Deprived | Making Movies
Segment 1: Kansas City, Missouri residents now must stay at home longer
The spread of the new coronavirus has made it difficult for workers and business owners in Kansas City, but Mayor Lucas says he doesn't want the city "jumping back out and seeing a rapid increase in infections." The extension of the order until May 15th is "about saving lives."
Segment 2, beginning at 11:49: People uniquely at risk from COVID-19.
What additional steps do those more endangered by the coronavirus take in their daily lives? People with cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency and Crohn's disease and their caregivers described the pandemic's impact on the immunocompromised.
- Stephanie DuCharme
- Elle Moxley, KCUR education reporter
- Cristina Pels
Segment 3, beginning at 32:36: The "dos and don'ts" of wearing face masks.
Now that the CDC has recommended the wearing of face masks in public, we get a doctor’s advice for properly wearing, cleaning and disposing of face masks.
- Dr. Mark Larsen, emergency medicine specialist at St. Luke’s Hospital
Segment 4, beginning at 37:38: Social distancing without the virtual savvy.
We’ve become a society infinitely dependent on communication with devices and social media, especially now that we're inside. How is all of this impacting the seniors who don’t have cell phones, the internet or do have them, but don’t know how to use them?
- Ina P. Montgomery, founder and executive director of Urban TEC
Segment 5, beginning at 47:30: Making Movies' frontman on making movies in quarantine.
Kansas City band Making Movies is creating a music video using crowdsourced videos from fans stuck at home right now. To participate in the video for Everybody Wants to Rule the World, you can sign up here.
- Enrique Chi, Making Movies singer
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