Kansas Senate candidate, Lori Graham, is on our show telling us what her research has led her to believe will be better solutions to our state’s problems. Then in the last two segments, we have local business owners ask her questions from their point of view.
1st Segment: Lori Graham is running for one of the many Kansas state senate seats that are open this term. She’s not a career politician and has no intention of being in politics beyond 8 years. She’s a firm believer in that everyone should have term limits and that if you haven’t been able to fix problems or affect change for the better within that time, then you should let someone else step in and try.
We start by covering changing our state’s tax set up to have no personal income tax, like Texas and other states. Lori’s research shows that other states with this same structure are doing very well, and in comparison to Texas in particular, Kansas pays out similar amounts with little returns.
Then, we tackle our school funding issues. Lori tells us why she dug into the truth about how much money is being spent and why the system is not actually working, along with how some other state’s are using an education plan that is doing very well. She would like to see this approach adopted by Kansas.
Overall, Lori’s message is very much about putting the power back into the voter’s hands – our Kansas residents.
In our third and fourth segments, Kansas business owners ask Lori questions that they as residents and business owners of Kansas want to know.
The owners of http://www.villagetours.net and http://4mypromo.com ask about taxes and clarification on some other topics. But, Lori asks for their feedback too!
Since our taping with Wichita City Council Member, Lavonta Williams, she has become the Wichita Vice Mayor! Keiter Nursery shares some great ways to plant if you don’t or can’t dig in your yard!
On our show today, you’ll hear more of Lavonta’s life-long dedication to her city and its members. She taught school for many years and continues to serve through her city council appointment.
All our hosts are here to talk with Lavonta Williams who is now Vice Mayor! She is a Wichita City Council member. We think she is the example that others should follow if they want to get into government at any level.
Lavonta talks about her “pet” projects like Wichita Transit. She shares the Rosa Parks project that was applied to one of our Wichita City Busses and the meaning behind it. The bus went to local schools and will be in town for 6 to 12 months.
The crew talks about what they loved and hated most in school after talking to Lavonta about being a teacher for 34 years.
We talk about the bike path that extends from Wichita all the way through Andover and may go into Augusta! There are art projects along the path featuring prominent events and people from the Wichita area, including sports and the first ever sit-in at a drug store in down town Wichita, Ks. You should listen to hear more details about the trail and the art on it. If you want to see photos of the bus – here’s an article from KMUW.
Sean brings up how Lavonta and many other prominent, talented, and influential, people from Wichita grew up in Lavonta’s neighborhood which has been classified as not such a great neighborhood.
They also talk about a neighborhood baseball league that has grown to be very successful.
Lavonta wants to have open and honest talks about race. She shares how she was able to ask her students to “be themselves” when she taught school. She’d like to see that as adults too.
We talk about why we think it’s not fair to talk about situations that you have not lived.
Robin and Sean talk to Jeanie and Erika at Keiter Nursery on S. Broadway, Wichita. You’ll have to take a look at some of their awesome yard art, sheds and plants. So many plants!
They also have wood to use in your fireplace, BBQ, or chimineas. Get some good advice on when to plant and when not to plant. Have you heard about planting in a hay bale? Listen for it!
A discussion between the hosts about the newest movie about our troops in Bengahzi opens the show. We have a close friend who saw and reviewed the movie.
How can the government (or anyone) regulate and enforce more laws when they can’t and don’t actually enforce the current laws?
In our 2nd and 3rd segment, we discuss Parental Alienation which is a national and international issue. It is where one parent removes their kids from the other parent for all the wrong reasons. Two guests talk about how laws are not set up to help parents in this situation and, in fact, can be used against them.
In our 4th segment with Holly, we learn about the Bellydance community here in Wichita! She’s a dancer with the Amira troup. We have a discussion about the styles of dance, including Raks and folk. Is bellydance scandalous? It depends on who you are, where you are and how you view dance in general. We talk about that too.
Clear Slate Project – to help those who qualify get their legal records expunged all in one day, or all in one place. March 4th, 2016 from 9am -2pm at the Sedgwick Co. Court house (blue building).
Donations have been made that will cover costs of filing and other fees usually associated with getting your record expunged, but there are a limited amount of funds available.
Spotlight on local business: Mussat Heating and Cooling. Serving the So. Wichita, Haysville, Derby areas for 33 years. This father and son team talked to us about when to get your systems serviced, what’s involved in that and what the difference is between a mobile home’s systems and a regular foundation home.
Brandon Johnsonshares local community opportunities to help build up areas of Wichita, along with health concerns for our citizens.
Find Brandon on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/BJJohnsonICT/?fref=ts
Nathan’s back to share updates on the VA scandal here in Wichita and nationwide.
The Pachyderm Club of Wichita shares who their lunch guests are and what they share about local, state and federal government.
Sarah from DES Employment Group tells us how many jobs there really are in the Wichita area and what the process is like.Hosts: Don, Robin, Michelle, Shawn, Seth, and guest host Nathan. Shot on location at Mindfire Academy, Wichita, KS.
Guest Host: Nathan Nathan comes back with how he was fired from the VA as a whistle blower. We broke this news, but now it’s gone national!
He outlines again what he uncovered was happening with the scheduling of appointments for veterans and lies that the VA has been hiding behind.Guests:John Stevens & John Todd from the Wichita Pachyderm Club- ongoing political science class. At the club Speakers come in to show and tell what they are doing on the front line of politics.
KS. Legislature meeting: Jan 6. Sedgwick county courthouse can ask questions, voice concerns.
Jan. 7. Wichita st. university. Sed. Co. Delegation meeting (the beggars ball). Open to the public, but public can’t speak. 1pm. alumni center.