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Center Schools Superintendent | Women's Suffrage Documentary | COVID-19 Ethics Professors

Segment 1, beginning at 3:59: Center School District's new superintendent is a familiar face in the metro area.

The move from Hickman Mills schools to Center schools was what was best for herself and her family, said Yolanda Cargile. The shift means new challenges, including navigating the global pandemic that's putting the prospect of in-person learning in peril and a push to make the district more racially equitable.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:05: Kansas has a legacy of female political leadership.

KMBC is taking a look at Kansas’ pioneering role as a leader in getting women the right to vote with the documentary "Chronicle: Pioneers. Patriots. Trailblazers." The film airs Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., 100 years after the 19th Amendment was ratified.

Segment 3, beginning at 35:20: With COVID-19's spread comes serious ethical dilemmas.

Americans are looking for an end to mass precautionary measures, but rushing things brings our society up against some serious ethical questions. Is it fair to risk the health of our children, parents and teachers for in-person classes? Are political leaders personally responsible for failures to control the coronavirus' spread?

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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.
Luke X. Martin is an assistant producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
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.