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Seg. 1: DOJ Funds KC Activists | Seg. 2: Metro Schools & COVID-19

Segment 1: The Department of Justice's Project Safe Neighborhoods funds new initiative against violent crime in Kansas City, Missouri.

Backed by a $75,000 grant from the Justice Department, teams of community activists from KC Mothers in Charge are going door to door in high crime neighborhoods in Kansas City. They are asking residents for feedback on how to reduce violent crime where they live. Today, the founder of Kansas City's chapter of Mothers in Charge shared what residents are saying.

  • Rosilyn Temple, founder and executive director of KC Mothers in Charge

Segment 2, beginning at 23:37: Action plans are being devised in metro schools as the coronavirus spreads in the U.S.

Neither Kansas nor Missouri have a confirmed case of COVID-19, but that hasn't stopped school districts from preparing for a possible outbreak. Two districts in the metro told of their increasing precautionary measures and talking with students about best hygiene practices. Find out what those are and how kids will continue learning if the coroanvirus appears in their districts.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@kcur.org.