Ruckus is a lively roundtable about the big ticket issues that face our community today. Moderator Mike Shanin leads the ensemble of conservatives and liberals as they duke it out over whose view will stand.
TOPIC 1: SUNSHINE SUPERMAN
The Florida Primary is today and will be the topic of our first discussion. We’ll talk about results, state of the GOP race, and how things look from the White House perspective.
TOPIC 2: WILL STAMP ISSUE STICK?
Kansas Governor Brownback is embroiled in a dispute over food stamps. It’s reported his administration is withholding them from children who are U.S. citizens and eligible, but whose parents are not. At issue are federal guidelines regarding family income.
TOPIC 3: GRADE THE TEACHERS?
Another proposal being discussed in Kansas would put teacher evaluations on the Internet for public review. The idea is receiving mixed reactions and probably won‘t be approved by the legislature. It may, however, be fun to discuss.
TOPIC 4: THELMA AND LOUISE?
A Kansas City Star story suggests that gun sales to women are on the increase, even though crime rates nationwide are declining. The acquisition of a conceal and carry permit makes it legal in Missouri and Kansas to carry a gun in a purse. Before concealed carry was legal in this area, the issue generated great controversy.