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Spring Sees Kansas City Slowly Reopening

Laura Spencer
KCUR 89.3
Kansas City Public Library staffers met patrons at Swope Park during the summer of 2020 as part of their Pop In at the Park program.

Spring is here, and with it some businesses and organizations around Kansas City are pivoting again as they plan how to operate in the new normal.

Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: Kansas City business owners and community leaders about the "new normal."

Some Kansas City businesses — like Mills Record Co. and Knuckleheads — remained open for most of the pandemic. But places like the Kansas City Public Library and Fine Arts Group have been primarily closed, prioritizing digital offerings instead. Some of what the library pivoted to during the pandemic will continue because of its success, but the Fine Arts Group is waiting to see if movie lovers come back for the big screen experience.

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