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Detective Golubski Under Investigation | Coronavirus Vaccine FAQ

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A new mutation of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom has people concerned about the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine, but experts say that variant strains in these situations are normal.

The reporters behind a new KCUR and Kansas City Star investigation break down the allegations against a former Kansas City, Kansas detective and experts answer your questions about the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:55: Retired KCK police captain is accused of coercing women into sex and lies.

An investigative report by KCUR and The Kansas City Star details explosive allegations against former Kansas City, Kansas captain Roger Golubski. In addition to exploiting vulnerable Black women for sexual favors and coercing some of them into fabricating testimony, Golubski is also the detective whose investigation led to Lamonte McIntyre being wrongly imprisoned for 23 years.

Segment 2, beginning at 31:12: Your questions about the coronavirus vaccine answered.

Missouri just topped 400,000 COVID-19 cases and a new strain of the coronavirus is being reported in the United Kingdom. Experts say the local coronavirus vaccine rollout is going as expected and 60% herd immunity is the minimum goal needed to be successful in controlling the spread of the disease.

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.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Whether it’s something happening right now or something that happened 100 years ago, some stories don’t fit in the short few minutes of a newscast. As a podcast producer at KCUR, I help investigate questions and local curiosities in a way that brings listeners along for adventures with plot twists and thought-provoking ideas. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer in the end – but my hope is that we all leave with a greater understanding of the city we live in. Reach me at mackenzie@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @_macmartin.