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Kansas City Homicides | COVID-19 & Summer Travel | Demand For Delivery

An RV camper sits parked on the dirt shoulder of a paved road.
Matthew LeJune
Vacations in recreation vehicles are on the rise as people look for alternatives to flying during the coronavirus pandemic.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:37: More community involvement is needed to slow the recording-breaking pace of homicides, says Jackson County's top prosecutor.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker looked at past success in reducing gun violence in Kansas City, Missouri, and why genuine community collaboration is vital to reducing the homicide rate.

Segment 2, beginning at 27:58: Despite the pandemic, many summer vacationers are ready to stray farther from home.

RV travel has spiked during the pandemic, but it's not as easy as it might seem. With the pandemic in mind, we heard smart tips for close-to-home getaways.

Segment 3, beginning at 46:26: Delivery services see an increase in demand

Some businesses adapted better than others for a pandemic-induced surge in delivery service, but will the added demand remain post-coronavirus?

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.
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 a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.