Kansas Legislative Review | Social Distancing & Public Spaces | Penguins At The Museum
Segment 1, beginning at 4:20: The biggest story lines to come out of the state lawmaking session in Topeka
Kansas lawmakers and Gov. Laura Kelly are at loggerheads over just how much power the governor has during an emergency. We learned the implications of a past-midnight move by the Legislature to strip her of those powers, and what other work took place under this session in the Kansas Capitol.
- Patrick Miller, associate professor of political science at the University of Kansas
- Stephen Koranda, statehouse reporter for the Kansas News Service
Segment 2, beginning at 31:25: Making public spaces social distance-friendly
Social distancing is key to stopping the spread of the new coronavirus, but giving big-city residents enough space to stay safely apart can be tough. The Kansas City Council is letting restaurants create makeshift patios, but what other ideas are there to transform the way we use public spaces?
- Eric Bunch, 4th District councilman for Kansas City, Missouri
- John Surico, journalist and urban planning researcher
Segment 3, beginning at 50:55: When penguins run the museum
You've likely seen last week's viral video of three Humboldt penguins from the Kansas City Zoo admiring Monet's "Water Lilies," Caravaggio's "Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness," and other works at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. We hear the backstory that led to the feathered field trip.
- Julian Zugazagoitia, director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art