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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

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With the city at its worst point yet in the pandemic, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas speaks with host Nomin Ujiyediin about how the city is handling the omicron surge and the ways that politics affect policy.

What role do city leaders really play in slowing down COVID-19 infections, and how do their actions or inactions affect residents? Host Nomin Ujiyediin spoke to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas about the local government response to the omicron surge, the importance of listening to health care workers and scientists, and the legal challenges the city faces in trying to deal with the pandemic.

Read a transcript of the interview here.

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Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love with Trevor Grandin 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.