Seg. 1: Incarcerated During Pandemic | Seg. 2: COVID-19 Disrupts Workouts | Seg. 3: College At Home
Segment 1: Public defenders are calling prisons during pandemic ticking time bombs
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 scare, individual correctional facilities in Kansas and Missouri have decided to release certain prisoners, but public defenders and advocates say a statewide approach is needed to avoid a crisis behind bars.
- Tricia Rojo Bushnell, executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project
Segment 2, beginning at 12:45: Working out while staying in
Body weight training is not the same as using a barbell and walking inside might not match the results of power walking around your neighborhood, but the necessity of staying inside is forcing exercisers to get creative.
Segment 3, beginning at 31:05: College students are adjusting to an inability to learn on-campus.
From Kansas City to central China, the springtime back-to-school rigamarole has been thrown into disarray. So how are college students in the metro dealing? We talked to a few who are making the unexpected transition to learning off campus.
- Brandon Henderson, Student Government Association president at University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Jackson Martin, second-year student at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China
- Mahreen Ansari, sophomore at UMKC
- Arielle Von Der Heyde, fourth-semester student at Johnson County Community College
KCUR wants to hear stories of what’s helping you get through these tough times.
Whether it’s a random act of kindness or a personal ritual, let us know. Leave a voicemail at 816-398-8207 with your brief story, name, and where you live. You can also email a voice memo to KCUR producer Mackenzie Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.