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Take Us Out To The Ballgame!

Kauffman Stadium 2021 Opener 2908
Reginald David
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KCUR
Finishing touches are being put on the field and the stands as the Kansas City Royals prepare to play in front of live fans for the first time since September 29, 2019.

In a step back to normal, the Kansas City Royals and their fans celebrate Major League Baseball's Opening Day.

Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: The Kansas City Royals kick off the season with a restricted number of fans in attendance and COVID-19 protocols firmly in place.

The wait is over for baseball aficionados. It’s Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals and a limited number of spectators are back in the stands. As a result, the Royals organization is taking extra steps to keep fans safe. "I'm a fan first and foremost," says owner John Sherman. "How do we give our fans who have not been here for so long a great experience?"

As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@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.
Reginald David is an assistant producer with Up To Date. You can reach him at reginalddavid@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.