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Mayor Lucas' 10-10-10 | Kansas Labor Secretary | Pandemic Sleeping Advice | Musical Father & Son

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas in blue suit, white shirt and red tie. He held a press conference yesterday on how the city opens back up in the midst of COVID-19.
Michelle Tyrene Johnson
KCUR 89.3
Kansas City , Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas who held a press conference yesterday on how the city opens back up in the midst of COVID-19.

Segment 1, beginning at 3:16: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas on his "soft opening" approach to lifting some pandemic restrictions

Focused on public health in the face of COVID-19, Mayor Lucas released a new plan called 10-10-10 to gradually re-open Kansas City businesses.

  • Quinton Lucas, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Segment 2, beginning at 18:50: Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia on handling the large number of unemployment claims coming into her department

COVID-19 job losses in Kansas has seen more than 130,000 unemployment claims filed with the state. Secretary Garcia offered an update on how her department is doing handling those requests.

Segment 3, beginning at 35:19: The stress of living during this pandemic can make it tough to get a good night’s sleep.

Sleep helps you with your overall health, battling stress, and strengthening your immune system. Learn what you can do to get some beneficial shut-eye even during a pandemic.

Segment 4, beginning at 53:07: More time at home allows family duo more time for music
Beau Bledsoe and his 10-year-old son Aidan work on a new musical and perform for neighbors in their Historic Northeast neighborhood.

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Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.
Julie Denesha is the arts reporter for KCUR. Contact her at julie@kcur.org.