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Kansas City Fed President | Personal Finance & Pandemic

Segment 1, beginning at 4:24: Checking in on the national economy

The Federal Reserve has been busy trying to get the economy back on track after major setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It's clear the dust won't be settling anytime soon, so what can we expect going forward?

Segment 2, beginning at 32:37: Personal finance strategies for the pandemic

The coronavirus has caused financial hits for many people, but the Smart Money Experts have advice for how to weather a long period of economic uncertainty. They suggest focusing on setting priories and finding new ways to get money flowing.

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Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.
Danette (Danie) Alexander first came to KCUR in 2007 as an intern for Up to Date after completing her B.A. in Communications at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. After her KCUR internship was completed, Danie continued to spend her mornings assisting senior producer Stephen Steigman as a volunteer with the show. Her radio experience also includes stints with public radio's New Letters on the Air as a broadcast engineer and on local public radio as host of a weekly overnight call-in show.