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Coming up the week of June 8, 2020:
- Monday: Voting by Mail / Pandemic Design & Architecture
- Tuesday: Widow of Slain Overland Park Police
- Wednesday: Kansas City Restaurant Owners / Neighborhood Architecture
- Thursday: TBD
- Friday: TBD
Details on recent demands for reform of the Kansas City Police Department, and the stories of some of the men killed by Kansas City police and honored recently by protesters.
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.