AN OPEN GAY RIGHTS CONVERSATION

Audio: 

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.

Off the Cuff is a daily commentary feature on KLPW-AM 1220, airing weekdays at 6:45 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. It can also be heard online streaming or on the free KLPW app. Select features, like this one, appear on demand.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 4 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 5 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 7 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.