Seg. 1: Churches And COVID-19 | Seg. 2: Ensuring An Accurate Census
Segment 1: How local churches are finding their way in the midst of coronavirus
Houses of worship have long served as a safe place for some people to gather in times of fear and uncertainty. But when large gatherings pose a threat to health, where do people turn? Today, we learn what three local churches are doing to serve their congregants while ensuring their health and safety are protected.
- Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of Church of the Resurrection
- Linda Settles, executive pastor of St. James United Methodist Church
- Rev. Shanna Steitz, senior minister of Community Christian Church
Segment 2, beginning at 27:41: Reaching hard-to-count communities is critical for census staff.
During census years some communities are tougher to count than others, so much so a "hard-to-count" map has been created to pinpoint where these tracts are. So what makes there communities so difficult to reach, and why does an accurate census count matter so much?
- Jenny Garmon, legal and government information specialist at the Kansas City Public Library, where she leads the 2020 Census initiative
- Patrick Miller, political science professor at the University of Kansas