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Coming up the week of June 1, 2020:
- Monday: Kansas City's Weekend of Protest / COVID-19 Racial Disparities
- Tuesday: Kansas City Reacts to the Killing of George Floyd
- Wednesday: Follow-up with Missouri Nurses / Contact Tracing App
- Thursday: TBD
- Friday: TBD
A check-in on the the well-being of nurses working through the pandemic, incarcerated folks say health and safety recommendations are being ignored in Kansas prisons, and how a smartphone app could ease the labor of tracking positive COVID-19 cases.
As police and protesters clash in cities from coast to coast, community members in and around Kansas City share thoughts on the tension, and the way forward.
Last weekend's protests in Kansas City over police violence against black people had both peaceful and volatile moments, and long-standing health disparities are causing black Kansans and Missourians to die from COVID-19 at five to seven times the rate of white residents.
How elder care facilities can move forward safely from the pandemic, an update from a Kansas City doctor overseeing trials for two possible COVID-19 vaccines, and suggestions for your weekend streaming watch list.
A sociological perspective on large gatherings over Memorial Day weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks and elsewhere, and the pandemic's impact on summer sports for children and student athletes.