Kansas City Crime | Face Mask Ordinance Fails | KC Bands Together | Graduates Exceed Expectations
Segment 1, beginning at 4:20: As Kansas City, Missouri, waits for federal COVID-19 relief funding, gun crime surges.
Jackson County and Kansas City still haven't agreed how to distribute and spend the county's federal coronavirus funds. Meanwhile, violent crime is surging. We asked the city's mayor about his approach to each pressing problem.
Segment 2, beginning at 20:55: Prairie Village, Kansas, City Council says no to an ordinance that would have required face masks in public.
Public health officials across the country say wearing face masks in public cuts COVID-19 transmission rates, but elected officials in one Kansas suburb couldn't justify passing a law requiring the practice.
Segment 3, beginning at 40:25: Putting Kansas City musicians back in front of a live audience
The coronavirus pandemic has upset the age old relationship between musicians and the fans who show up to their live shows. In Kansas City, an effort to restore that link digitally was successful enough it became a two-day event.
- Chris Haghirian, local music promoter and host of 90.9 The Bridge's Eight One Sixty
- Calvin Arsenia, musician and event curator
Segment 4, beginning at 51:15: A virtual commencement speech
With graduation ceremonies across the metro cancelled, we're bringing you speeches from valedictorians in the Kansas City region. Expectations weren't high, says Ann Nguyen, but Ewing Marion Kauffman School's class of 2020 has it within themselves to affect great change.
- Ann Nguyen, graduating senior at Ewing Marion Kauffman School