Stories People Are Talking About

By: Jordan Shefte Email
By: Jordan Shefte Email

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Each week, we air hundreds of news stories. Some of them go by without much talk.

But then there are others that generate a lot of attention.

This week, Olympics took center stage once again, joined by the Wisconsin shooting, the rover on Mars, and the primary election.

And this week, it's all about the lady athletes.

The U.S. women have won more than half of the total American medals.

"I think they're great, and the women are doing wonderfully well for the United States," one viewer told KAKE News. "Without them, we wouldn't have as many gold, isn't that wonderful?"

Still, the primary election was on other people's minds. In almost every race, the conservative candidates beat their more moderate opponents.

"I guess I was a little surprised by how strong the conservatives came out," one person said. "Everybody knew that that was the issue, but one would have thought that we would have been a little more rational about some of these things."

Another viewer took a more honest approach.

"I'm afraid as far as I'm concerned we're looking at living in Brownback-istan," they said.

Six people were killed and three others were critically injured when a man opened fire at a Sikh temple last week. The tragedy struck a chord with many KAKE viewers.

"That's just really sad, that's so sad because everybody has their own religion," one person said. "I mean everybody has their own beliefs so we just need to leave everybody alone, to let them go to God how they feel they need to be with God."

Plus, NASA successfully landed a rover on Mars. Curiosity will be exploring the planet for the next two years.

"I think in the long run it pays, it strengthens our nation, gives us status throughout the world," one person said. "I think it's important that we continue to try to do those kinds of things."

"I can't imagine that they can do that it's just absolutely amazing," another commented. "Took eight months for it to get there, and then they send pictures immediately, it's amazing."


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