Kansas City Health Director | Weekend Reopening Observations | Small Colleges' Future | 'The Disaster Class'
Segment 1, beginning at 4:30: Testing for COVID-19 in Kansas City, Missouri
Dr. Rex Archer gives us an update on testing in Kansas City, Missouri. He also shares his concerns for the future, when he says influenza and COVID-19 could combine to create an especially deadly winter.
- Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Kansas City Health Department
Segment 2, beginning at 17:32: Weekend observations after Kansas City reopens
Kansas City has taken steps to reopen certain businesses and community centers, but are people ready to socialize in public safely again? Callers and business owners tell us what they saw over the last few days.
- Jay Ashman, co-owner of Kansas City Barbell
- Scott Zigler, general manager of Zona Rosa
- Deb Connors, Farmers Market manager at City Market Kansas City
Segment 3, beginning at 37:50: What the future could hold for small colleges
COVID-19 will have a devastating impact on higher education, but it won't impact all colleges the same. Despite enormous challenges, some think smaller colleges can be be more nimble when it comes to adapting to social distancing guidelines.
- Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president of Donnelly College
- Edward O’Connor, provost and vice president for Academic, Research and Student Affairs at Kansas City University
- Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, president of William Jewell College
Segment 4, beginning at 51:07: A virtual commencement speech
With graduation ceremonies across the metro cancelled, we're bringing you speeches from valedictorians in the Kansas City region. We kick things off with a valedictorian in the Shawnee Mission district.
- Emory Apodaca, graduating senior at Shawnee Mission East High School