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Kansas City Vaccination Frustration | Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums

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Jim Britt
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Marvin Gaye's (pictured) 1971 album 'What's Going On' ranks number one on the updated list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Doctors share what is hampering vaccine distribution and answer questions about finding information on where and when to get a shot, and Rolling Stone has updated its all-time top 500 albums list.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:53: The vaccination rollout has been anything but smooth for Kansas City area residents.

So many people are trying yet so few are succeeding at landing a prized appointment with the needle. In spite of preparations made for the vaccine rollout, people have been left frustrated as they compete for a vaccination slot.

  • Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, dean of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Dr. Chris Beyrer, professor of public health and human rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Segment 2, beginning at 31:00: Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time was revamped to be more inclusive of genres and artists.

Artists like Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Lauren Hill cracked the top ten while Marvin Gaye's 1971 album "What's Going On" dethroned the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" for the number one spot. Two contributors to the project discuss what went into deciding which albums were in and which were out.

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