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Seg. 1: Rep. Hartzler | Seg. 2: Police & COVID-19 | Seg. 3: David Von Drehle | Seg. 4: Media Critics

Kristofor Husted
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Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler said she thinks a wait-and-see approach is best when considering additional stimulus packages from Congress.

Segment 1: How Missouri's 4th Congressional District is weathering the COVID-19 outbreak.

Various congressional actions will result in massive amounts of money being divided among individuals, businesses and banks within a couple of weeks. One Missouri congresswoman discussed if another stimulus will be needed, and if health care professionals in her district have the personal protective equipment they need.

Segment 2, beginning at 12:20: Can you enforce stay-at-home orders while maintaining social distance?

No one in Kansas City, Missouri, or Overland Park, Kansas, has been jailed due to the current stay-at-home orders — police said they are using gentler methods to encourage safety. That and other concerns about policing in the coronavirus era were addressed.

Segment 3, beginning at 30:35: Kansas City political columnist discussed his bout of symptoms associated with COVID-19

"It was 10 days of being very sick," said David Von Drehle, putting a recent illness mildly. Given the symptoms he endured and what's been going around, it's likely to have been the new coronavirus, but a dearth of testing means we don't know for sure.

Segment 4, beginning at 38:45: How media sources from Washington to Kansas City are covering the pandemic

Does cutting away from President Donald Trump's daily coronavirus press briefing editorialize the medium? Are local outlets keeping up with the eruption of day-to-day developments? The Media Critics assess how journalists are covering an unprecedented story.

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 mackenzie@kcur.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.
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