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Sharice Davids
Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids has backed legislation aimed at lowering health care costs for her constituents back home and encouraging states like Kansas and Missouri to expand Medicaid.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:33: Rep. Davids says her constituents' top concerns are, "their health and safety, and their economic security."

Amid what the congresswoman calls a devastating pandemic, Rep. Davids has pushed to include in an upcoming health care package more incentives for states that expand Medicaid, and says passing theJustice in Policing Act should be a national priority.

Segment 2, beginning at 34:10: A Kansas City screenwriter offers advice on what to watch while sheltering in place .

Nathan Louis Jackson has some free time on his hands since the pandemic halted production on his latest collaboration, "Freedom Rider." He shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 might affect the themes we see on stage or on screen in the coming years, and offers streaming recommendations for those stuck home.

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