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Influenza And COVID-19 | Voting FAQ Event | Candidate Rich Finneran

Carlos Moreno
KCUR 89.3
A Facebook Live event on Thursday, Oct. 1 sponsored by KCUR will feature a panel of young Latinx voters, Spanish-language media and election experts ready to take voters' questions.

The risks of the flu season on top of the pandemic, KCUR is reaching out to young Latinx voters with a Facebook Live event, and Democrat Rich Finneran on why he wants to be Missouri's next top lawyer.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:25: How to prepare for flu season during the pandemic.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Mary Anne Jackson said it's never been more important to get a flu shot. The vaccines are safe and have the ability to save many lives — especially older adults and children. Dr. Jackson also recommended that people continue to wear masks, socially distance and avoid gatherings. Combined, those will give us our best chance in this uncharted territory.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:08: A digital event aimed at answering your questions about voting this year.

New mail-in voting rules have made it an especially confusing year to vote — especially if you just turned 18 or English isn't your first language. To help dispel confusion, KCUR is partnering with La Mega Media and KC Hispanic News to present a Facebook Live event geared towards young Latinx voters in the Kansas City area.

Segment 3, beginning at 31:48: To build public trust "We have to rebuild the legitimacy of our public institutions," says Democratic challenger.

Rich Finneran says he's running in part because of Republican incumbent Eric Schmitt's actions in office including the attorney general's lawsuit aimed at striking down the Affordable Care Act. The St. Louis lawyer believes fighting violent crime includes looking at all the contributing factors like housing issues, lack of job opportunities and health care.

  • Rich Finneran, Democratic candidate for attorney general of Missouri

KCUR and La Mega KC hosts "The Importance Of Voting — Why We're All Confused For Election 2020" on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin reports on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.