AN OPEN GAY RIGHTS CONVERSATION

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Every once in a while, a conversation arises on Ticked Off Tuesday that really makes me think. Such was the case when a listener called in about an experience with a local establishment in which she believed she was turned away on the basis of her sexual orientation. What followed was something we see less and less of these days in an era of popular culture groupthink--a genuine, heartfelt, civil discussion on what has become a very divisive issue.

Groupthink does not change minds; rather, all too often it simply creates resentment and drives true feelings underground. The result is not transformation, it is division.

Click the above link to hear more about this conversation, and why our society is in desperate need of more like it.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

Every election year, I hear the same complaints about the political party system, rigged elections and flawed candidates. As it happens, many of these come from folks who are rationalizing their decision not to vote.

I have a word for those who opt not to vote and then complain bitterly about the folks who end up running our country.

Malcontents.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 38 min ago

Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and a second half surge, the Mizzou Men's Basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 78-64 win over Oral Roberts Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena. Freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar led the offensive output for Missouri with 19 points, with 10 total Tigers reaching the score sheet on the night. The Tigers fell behind early as a result of a sharp shooting performance from Oral Roberts to open the game.