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Lake Of The Ozarks Gatherings | Kansas City Summer Sports

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Keith Johnston
Over the Mother’s Day weekend, a youth baseball and softball tournament was held in the St. Louis area. Some summer leagues in the Kansas City area are in the works.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:20: In the midst of a global pandemic, parties at Lake of the Ozarks made international news.

A sociologist explores the considerations behind why large of groups of revelers would choose to gather during the Memorial Day weekend without social distancing.

Segment 2, beginning at 33:30: How area sports officials are handling summer sports

With a global pandemic disrupting public events and outings, area rec sports directors discuss how the nature of leagues, particularly for youths, will have to change.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz