Lieutenant Governor Candidate | A Politicized High Court | Moving During Coronavirus
A former Kansas City councilwoman is running to unseat Missouri's Republican second-in-command, an unexpected death on the Supreme Court raises questions about politics and the judiciary, and something else about the pandemic: More Americans than ever are leaving urban areas.
Segment 1, beginning at 3:52: It's time for culturally competent leadership in Missouri, said Canady.
The lieutenant governor's office wasn't on Alissia Canady's radar until she was recruited to run for it but Canady is ready and willing to serve, she said. Canady criticized the current leadership in Jefferson City, especially on their response to the coronavirus. "Delayed action is costing business owners every day," she said. "The longer it takes for us to contain community spread ... it further delays business getting back to usual."
- Alissia Canady, Democratic candidate for Missouri lieutenant governor and former Kansas City Councilwoman
Segment 2, beginning at 22:44: The politicization of the Supreme Court
You may recall from high school civics class that our court system is not supposed to be political — our judges and our politics aren’t supposed to intertwine. But as we’re seeing once again with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the selection process of U.S. Supreme Court judges is intensely political.
Segment 3, beginning at 32:20: On relocating your life during a pandemic
About 5% of urban dwellers across the country have picked up sticks and left the big city during the pandemic, said Zachary Mannheimer, who helps rural communities plan for growth. Will the trend continue? Today, we asked a former resident of New York City and San Diego-native what drew her to the middle of the map during a global health crisis.