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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.

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?

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.