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Seg. 1: Coronavirus Precautions | Seg. 2: Missouri Primaries | Seg. 3: Dexter Gordon Legacy

Segment 1: Kansas City health experts on keeping your family prepared

With cases of COVID-19 popping up in Missouri and Kansas, we talk with local doctors about prudent precautions to keep your family safe, and to keep the virus from spreading. We also ask how and if Kansas City's most vulnerable — children and the elderly — are being affected. 

  • Dr. Dena Hubbard, neonatologist, Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Dr. Gary Salzman, pulmonary disease and critical care specialist, Truman Medical Centers

Segment 2, beginning at 14:15: Previewing Missouri's presidential primaries

With 68 delegates up for grabs in Missouri, the two main Democratic candidates will be very focused on securing a primary win in the state on Tuesday. While many polls have Biden leading, things could change quickly if Sanders' base of young voters turns out.

Segment 3, beginning at 31:50: Thirty years after his death, Dexter Gordon's legacy is alive and well.

Dexter Gordon's contributions changed jazz forever. Today, his widow, a jazz historian in her own right, shared stories from his early career, from their time together, and from the years since, as his influence and love for the art form has come more into focus.

Maxine Gordon will appear with Deborah Brown and the Montex Coleman Trio at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044. More information is at LawrenceArtsCenter.org.

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 culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.