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American Families Plan | Olathe Documentary Series

Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: After introducing the American Rescue Plan then the American Jobs Plan, President Joe Biden has introduced another sweeping bill, the American Families Plan.

The president's newest initiative would pour a combined $1.8 trillion into various programs including universal pre-K, free community college, child care, and paid family and medical leave. We get more details of the bill and ask how difficult it will be to pass through Congress.

  • Heather Long, economics correspondent for The Washington Post

Segment 2, beginning at 27:13: Local filmmaker Greg Sheffer has spent years working on a string of films about his hometown.

The result is a series of films dedicated to telling the story of the county seat of Johnson County, Kansas. Sheffer takes us through some of the highlights from the filming and reveals why he took on the project.

  • Greg Sheffer, filmmaker, owner/CEO of Inversion

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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.
Zach Wilson