EXTREMISM DEFINED

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In the history of our diverse country, there have always been differences in viewpoints. That's why our nation's founders came up with the idea of geographic representation, so that such varied viewpoints would be heard.

Extremism isn't so much about ideals, however, as it is about one's willingness to be challenged at all. It exists on both sides of the aisle. It drives campaign fundraising and votes.

Yet, as history proves, it is also a refuge for scoundrels.

Listen to audio link above to hear tales, anecdotes and observations of extremism.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 21 sec ago

Seniors
Washington at Union for a 9th District match-up. Game time is 5:00. We'll join the game in progress at 5:45 on KLPW-AM 1220.

Junior
Washington will host Warrenton in a doubleheader. Due to a conflict with the Washington Little League, game one will be at Borgia Regional High School at 6:00 with game two at Ronsick Field at 8:30.