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President Biden in Kansas City

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President Joe Biden was in Kansas City on Wednesday to promote the $1 trillion infrastructure plan that he signed last month. Plus, Kansas City Public Schools is rethinking its approach to addressing students coping with trauma and violence.

President Joe Biden paid visit to Kansas City to promote his $1.2 billion infrastructure program, which emphasizes green infrastructure in programs to improve transportation, roads and power. We have updates on his visit and a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in children.

Plus, community violence can lead to lasting trauma for teenagers. Some Kansas City high schools students are learning new ways to manage emotions and steer clear of conflict. KCUR health reporter Alex Smith explains the push for restorative justice in Kansas City schools.

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Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love and edited by Gabe Rosenberg & Lisa Rodriguez

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As a newscaster and a host of a daily news podcast, I want to deliver the most important and interesting news of the day in an engaging and easily understandable way. No matter where you live in the metro or what you’re interested in, I want you to learn something from each newscast or podcast – and maybe even give you something to talk about at the dinner table. You can email me at nomin@kcur.org and find me on Twitter @NominUJ.
As an on-demand producer, I am focused on using my skills and experiences across multiple digital applications, platforms and media fields to create community focused audio, video and on-demand products for KCUR Studios. The media that I produce aims to inform, entertain and connect with the Kansas City metro area as we continue to learn from each other. Email me at byron@kcur.org.