Seg. 1: COVID-19 Myths & Facts | Seg. 2: Truman's Crisis Leadership | Seg. 3: Pandemic Gardening
Segment 1: What we know about COVID-19, and what we don't
A lot is unknown about the novel coronavirus currently circulating the globe, giving rise to myths about how it spreads, how to keep it from spreading and how to reduce one's chances of getting infected. We asked an infectious disease specialist to clear up some common misconceptions.
- Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, professor and interim dean of the UMKC School of Medicine
Segment 2, beginning at 16:05: Former President Harry Truman seems to be having a modern-day "moment."
The first four months of Truman’s administration saw the Nazi surrender, the liberation of concentration camps, the controversial decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the end of World War II. Can his leadership skills through that turmoil teach us something about navigating times of crisis?
- A. J. Baime, journalist and author of "The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World"
Segment 3, beginning at 32:00: Cooped-up growers-to-be are finding relief in working a garden.
It's still safe to work a hoe if that's what helps you unwind, but there are some precautions you should take to make sure you're not promoting the spread of COVID-19. Bring your own gloves and tools, for one, and if you use a community garden, make sure to keep your distance from fellow green-thumbs.
- Bahia Brown, administrator for Kansas City Area Gardening Group on Facebook
- Dan Krull, site coordinator of Westport Commons Farm for Cultivate KC
- Tamra Reall, field specialist in horticulture at the University of Missouri Extension
KCUR wants to hear stories of what’s helping you get through these tough times.
Whether it’s a random act of kindness or a personal ritual, let us know. Leave a voicemail at 816-398-8207 with your brief story, name, and where you live. You can also email a voice memo to KCUR producer Mackenzie Martin at email@example.com.