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Coronavirus in Kansas LIVE UPDATES
Total Cases: 806,934
Total Deaths: 8,952
(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)

Premiums for health plans through private-sector jobs in Kansas shot up nearly 40% from 2010 to 2020. That’s twice as fast as general inflation.
 

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today.

On this edition of Conversations, Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell join host Dan Skinner to talk about “Every Dog in the Neighborhood.” Stead is a Caldecott-winning author and Cordell is a Caldecott-Winning author and illustrator. This is the latest collaboration for the two who have produced several children's books together. 

There’s been a drop in how much time people around the world spend in face-to-face interaction, but guest Jeffrey Hall says don’t blame social media. It might be our jobs and commutes taking time from in-person get togethers.

All 105 Kansas counties have been placed under at least a drought watch as a record heat wave makes its way across the Sunflower State. On Monday, Governor Laura Kelly signed an executive order which declared updated drought emergencies for all of Kansas.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture promised to relieve Barbara Norman of about a half million dollars worth of debt. (Photo by Sam Mirpoorian, Illinois Public Media)

The American Rescue Plan promised $4 billion in debt relief to “socially disadvantaged farmers.” But a swarm of lawsuits from banks and white farmers alleging discrimination has put the aid on hold.
 

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today.

On this edition of Conversations, Lisa L. Lewis talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive.” Lewis is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of parenting, public health, and education. 

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