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Kansas City Health Director | Johnson County Sheriff | Personal Finance Questions | Theater Via Zoom

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden, during an Up To Date appearance in 2017. His office oversees a corrections facility in downtown Olathe and one near the New Century airport.

Segment 1: What's keeping Kansas City from opening back up.

Are two years of rolling shutdowns in the country's future? Without widespread testing and robust contact tracing, Kansas City's top health official worries it might become reality.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:55: The Sheriff's Office is 'truly lucky' to have no known cases, Hayden said.

The spread of COVID-19 has forced change on Johnson County's sheriff and his deputies. Day-to-day policing is obviously affected, operations at county jails have adjusted, and the department's budget is sure to take a hit.

Segment 3, beginning at 31:15: Personal finance, pandemic edition

Government aid programs old and new are coming into play for families and individuals who are out of work because of stay-at-home orders. The Smart Money Experts addressed questions about stimulus checks, unemployment applications, personal finance and more.

Segment 4, beginning at 48:50: Theater arts for the digital stage

Dire circumstances can sometimes produce innovative ideas. When lockdown put a crimp on the local theater scene, Nathan Bowman's first thought was, "what can we do to try to help support or at least provide some sort of an outlet for all these artists, who are all of a sudden in crisis mode?"

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is an assistant producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.