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Kansas City Reacts To The Killing Of George Floyd In Minneapolis

Black and white protesters with bullhorn and signs face a line of Kansas City, Missouri police officers wearing helmets, face shields and vests with some holding cans of pepper spray.
Carlos Moreno
Protesters go face-to-face with police officers in Kansas City, Missouri on May 31.

As protests over police violence spread from coast to coast, we hear what listeners have to say about the tension, and speak with a journalist, faith leader and criminal justice expert.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.