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Seg. 1: Keeping Missouri Schools Safe From Shooters. Seg. 2 Making Ends Meet In Folk Music.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Erin Hambrick, of the Pediatric Abuse, Neglect, Disaster and Adversity lab at UMKC, spoke with Steve Kraske about how parents and children can cope with the trauma of witnessing school shootings.

Segment 1: How Missouri schools prepare for an active shooter situation.

In the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the 18th shooting at a school in 2018, we found out what Missouri requires for its schools to be ready to deal with similar situations. We also asked how parents can discuss these tragedies with their children before, during and after they occur.

  • John Warner, emergency planning coordinator for the Missouri School Board Association’s Center for Education Safety
  • Erin Hambrick, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Segment 2, beginning at 24:25: Can folk singers make a living from music alone?

As Kansas City hosts its fifth Folk Alliance Conference, we took the opportunity to ask two Canadian performers how they define the seemingly ever-expanding folk genre. We also find out how the musicians, in town for the conference, make a living in the age of streaming everything.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.