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Coming up the week of July 6, 2020:
- Monday: Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area / My Fellow Kansans Season 3 / Kansas City's New Home for Classical Music
- Tuesday: 40 Years of Kansas City's The Pitch / Heartland Conservation Alliance / Online University Learning
- Wednesday: Registering to Vote / Chicken Laws in Prairie Village / Unsealed T. S. Eliot Letters
- Thursday: Sports Update / Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas / Missouri Votes on Medicaid Expansion
- Friday: Coronavirus Call-In Questions / 100th Anniversary of Negro Leagues Baseball / Cinephiles: Social Unrest in Cinema
The lasting effects of COVID-19 and how the coronavirus is affecting schools reopening, celebrating the first organized professional Black baseball league, and how prescient past movies have been when compared to current protests and the pandemic.
Patrick Mahomes' lucrative new contract will keep him in Kansas City through 2031, Mayor Quinton Lucas reacts to news about help coming soon from federal law enforcement agencies, and Medicaid expansion will appear on Missouri ballots Aug. 4.
Registering and voting in this years' elections will look different because of the pandemic, a Kansas suburb considers rules for residents to keep backyard chickens, and newly-revealed letters of Missouri native T. S. Eliot provide a deeper understanding of the famed poet.
A Kansas City alt-weekly celebrates 40 years, tensions arise between development and conservation efforts along the Blue River watershed, and universities experienced in distance learning offer advice for a successful transition to online education.
How a national heritage group is preserving historical sites in Kansas and Missouri, a preview of the third season of a Kansas News Service podcast, and the return of a dedicated classical music station to Kansas City's radio dial.