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Struggling Local Restaurants | Truman Library Renovation | Ultraviolet Light & Coronavirus

Truman Library Institute
A 2019 rendering of what the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri, will look like when it reopens this fall.

How two Kansas City eateries are weathering the coronavirus pandemic, an update on the $25-million renovation at the Truman Presidential Library, and how UV-C light is helping fight COVID-19.

Segment 1, beginning at 3:53: Kansas City restaurants that have reopened are still struggling for survival.

Many small independent Kansas City restaurants might not make it through the pandemic. Owners are simultaneously dealing with employees testing positive for COVID-19 and less business than usual, and the experience of eating out doesn't provide the same feeling of camaraderie.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:54: An update on the $25-million Truman Library renovation.

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is still planning to reopen this fall, once renovations are complete, but the pandemic has impacted what the grand reopening will look like.

Segment 3, beginning at 36:48: How UV-C light helps fight COVID-19.

Researchers around the world are exposing items to a particular kind of ultraviolet light to kill the coronavirus. Consumer products that do the same are available, but nothing is without risks. Eye protection is important, and some room sterilizers require you to physically leave the room during use.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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