Series: Up Close & Personal with Jay Wachs

This morning at 10am, I had the honor of being granted an on camera television interview with our new police chief, Gregory Burns. I found him to be thoroughly prepared and extremely insightful. The one comment that he made that has stayed with me since our time together was “you […]

Up Close & Personal with Chief Burns of the Lawrence ...

It was a pleasure interviewing country star Josh Gracin this morning. He is coming to The Oread August 26th. You can hear the interview on the attached video link after listening to a short promo for the concert:

Upclose and Personal with Josh Gracin

Stu Strecker is a spanish teacher at Free State High School now in his 20th year of teaching. He sits down with Jay Wachs to talk about being a teacher, seeing the growth in USD 497 and what it meant to win a teaching award this year from LEAP.

Jay Wachs Up Close and Personal with Stu Strecker FSHS

Is it even relevant in 2017? What is the state of gay life in 2017? I chatted with Professor Chris Conner of Washburn University about his new study being conducted for release later this year.

What is a gayborhood?

The Willow Domestic Violence Center has opened a drop in center at The Lawrence Public Library on Mondays from 9am to Noon. I talked with Will Averill today about the new program and the partnership between Willow and the library.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center new drop location

Always a delight to be among friends! LL ’13 bestie Cynthia Lewis and her right hand Lori ‘Shelton’ McSorley and I sat down today to preview Visiting Nurses Association’s 11th Annual 3D Casino Night at The Oread. Click below to hear the interview:

Visiting Nurses Association’s 11th Annual 3D Casino Night

Hard to believe this is the 5th year that HITS will be sponsoring the Lawrence Busker Festival It was great to sit down with Richard Renner today and talk about this year’s events.

2017 Lawrence Busker Festival Interview

Benet Magnuson is the Executive Director of Kansas Appleseed. This advocacy group based at Green Hall on the KU Campus and also in the law building at Washburn in Topeka are making tremendous strides in the Kansas Social Justice movement. Watch the video, feel inspired and help out. They are […]


Up Close and Personal with Amelia Rodrock Amelia Rodrock is the winner of Transformations 2017. Her victory provides $10,000 in funding for The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center of Douglas County. She sat down with Jay Wachs to discuss her epic win.

Transformations 2017 – Amelia Rodrock