'The Pitch' Goes Monthly; Reactions to Olathe Shooting | KCUR

'The Pitch' Goes Monthly; Reactions to Olathe Shooting

Prayer vigil in Olathe for the victims of the shooting.
Credit Andrea Tudhope / KCUR 89.3

A shooting at an Olathe sports bar last week killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounded his friend Alok Madasani, as well as bar patron, Ian Grillot, who tried to intervene. Witnesses say the two Indian-American men were targeted, claiming the gunman opened fire shouting, "Get out of my country!"

We hear how that anti-foreign rhetoric and the tragedy of the shooting are affecting members of our community, particularly those from South Asia.

Plus, Kansas City's alt-weekly is going monthly. The Pitch editor Scot Wilson weighs in. 


  • Scott Wilson, editor-in-chief, The Pitch
  • Navya Sane, masters student, electrical engineering, UMKC, Indian-American immigrant
  • Munsur Rahman​, student, computing and engineering, UMKC
  • Venkat Manda, organizer, community prayer vigil for victims, radio host, KKFI