Life never stop changing and there's no denying that the impact of the historic coronavirus pandemic will transform American life and transform the culture of the nation and Kansas City.
Tonight we invite our blog community to consider how life will and won't return to "normal" in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Of course we know there is a long way to go before stay at home orders are lifted and most experts claim the challenges of virus still lay ahead.
And so tonight's collection of news, views, insights and analysis is also a reflection of where the U.S. stands right now.
Pop Culture Reality Check
Everything feels new, unbelievable, overwhelming. At the same time, it feels as if we've walked into an old recurring dream. In a way, we have. We've seen it before, on TV and in blockbusters. We knew roughly what it would be like, and somehow this makes the encounter not less strange, but more so.
China Leads One Path Into The Future Of The World
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Conservative Conversation On What 'Normal' Might Look Like
Dr. Makary says America returning to normal by June would be a 'win,' outbreak peak 'about four weeks away'
Fox News contributor Dr. Marty Makary, a health policy expert at Johns Hopkins University, told "Your World" Wednesday that it would be a "win" in the war against the coronavirus pandemic if American life could return to normal by June.
Progressive Future Forecast
We are all stuck in the midst of this thing -- whether on the front lines of fighting it or just in our houses waiting for it to pass. More and more people are getting sick, and that means more and more people are being directly touched by the devastation of this disease.
Polling Reveals Skepticism On Return To Normal Life
Fewer than half of Americans believe their daily routine will return to normal by June, as fears over coronavirus rise: POLL
Just over nine in 10 Americans say the outbreak disrupted their daily routines. Fewer than half of Americans believe their regular daily routine will return to normal by June 1 amid sharply rising concerns over contracting the novel coronavirus according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday.
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All of this inspires our playlist tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.