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Kansas City's Confusing Reopening | Distance Learning Vs. Expectations | Kids At Home

Laura Spencer
KCUR 89.3
As restaurants like Aixois Bistro in Kansas City, Missouri, prepare to restart dine-in service, confusion abounds over what it means to reopen.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:43: Why reopening during the pandemic feels so confusing

With rules varying from city to city, metro leaders fear the confusion around reopening will result in a lack of compliance. In a move that could add to the confusion, the Kansas City Health Department director says he's anticipating a need to tighten up again before the end of June.

Segment 2, beginning at 14:43: Does distance learning live up to expectations?

Online learning was supposed to be the savior of higher education. After schools nationwide were forced into it by the pandemic, how did it go? Our experts say it's no easy task to adapt an in-person lesson plan for online classes.

Segment 3, beginning at 34:22: How Kansas City kids are dealing with being stuck at home

After hearing a lot from adults during this pandemic, we open up the phone lines to the kids. How are they getting by with their family these days, and what do they think about all of this to begin with?

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.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.