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Chauvin Trial Update | Gun Curriculum In Kansas Schools | Flag Football

Segment 1, beginning at 01:29: Testimony is complete in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd.

Closing arguments will be presented when court reconvenes and then jury deliberations will begin. Criminal law professor Sean O'Brien assesses the testimony of the defense witnesses and explains what each of three charges could mean for Chauvin if he is found guilty.

Segment 2, beginning at 11:31: The Kansas State Senate recently approved several bills extending the rights of gun owners in the state. Some of the provisions go beyond the right to carry.

This could bring the NRA’s ‘Eddie Eagle’ program to public school curriculum in the state, implementing gun safety training for K-12 students. A member of the Kansas State Senate and a reporter explain the ins and outs of the legislation.

Segment 3, beginning at 34:57: Football is incredibly popular in the United States. Kids want to play it, but parents worry about head injuries.

Flag football presents an opportunity for kids to play the sport they love with less chance of injury. A neurobiologist and flag football program director discuss how this version of the sport is a safer alternative.

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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.
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