Senator Oletha Faust-Goodau is here with us to talk about the DCF and the state of foster care in Kansas.
Show Hosts – Princess Fassa, Jenn Alex Brockman, Robing Browning, Don Landis, Shawn “Rhodie” Rhodes.
Are there kickbacks from the medical industry to the state of Kansas for medicating kids in the system?
Why do foster parents get money and services that grandparents who are fostering don’t?
examples of wait times while in the system
Host, Fassa, shares her own stories of adopting her grandson.
Segment 1 – talking about the Truett and Osborn races, explosions, and fun.
Segments 2 – 4
Mary Dean is hosting a forum for people to voice concerns about the system.
What: Voice your concerns to the DCF (department of children & families) and the DOJ (dept. of justice) (UPDATE TO EVENT AT WSU ON AUGUST 27TH*
*PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, FAMILIES*****************
There is a slight correction on what department is coming to the community meeting. -Steven Mitchell is with the U.S . Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. The Administration of Children and Family Services is also part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is not the DOJ, but make no mistake the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights is no joke, either.
When: August 27, 2015 5 -9pm Where: WSU Rhatigan Student Center 1st floor Room 142 –
The hosts talk about the budget crisis in Kansas, Robin’s trip to Topeka, and guest Juanita Ridge discusses her Justice Keepers, advocacy and outreach service. Al from Credit King talks about how his car lot works for people with good and bad credit. Shot on location at Burnin Stix Cigar Lounge 6/08/2015
Show Summary: 8 person panel on autism Long discussion about autism, resources, Chat with Wichita City Council runner, Anthony Mitchell about local issues and why he’s the best candidate.
Taped Live in Wichita, KS January 20th, 2015.
Robin talks about legislation currently at the Topeka capitol – specifically about marijuana. Raising the “sin” tax which Robin thinks is “selective taxing”.
Joe talks about how taxes affect the local businesses.
Allowing beer and wine sales at your local grocery stores and big box stores? Does it drive up costs? Joe and Robin discuss opposite views.
Don shares that the 27th is last day to register to run for office in Wichita, KS.
1st Segment: 14:40 Hosts: Michelle, Dawn Eck Guest: Davis Westbrock, samantha Westbrock, Emily Westbrock, Sherry Fallis, Jenn Brockman, Erin Warry.Topic: Autism and how it affects families, what resources are available locally, how difficult is it to raise someone with autism, and how hard is it to navigate the world with autism.
A panel of families who have a family member with autism.David (16) shares how he doesn’t notice being picked on, but his mom and sister (13) notice it all the time. Emily talks about hearing other kids put down her brother and other kids with special needs.Host Michelle shares how her own son has recently been diagnosed. She also admits to being a person who judged other parents for a child behaving badly, but now understands the difference between bad behavior and a meltdown.Erin shares how she’s an adult on the spectrum, in college and whom has had a long term romantic relationship. Has a twin brother. Points out that she is aware how difficult it is for her family – her brother specifically.
2nd Segment: Hosts: Michelle, Dawn
Topic: Continuing the discussion about Autism. Are we all on the spectrum? Everyone has their own quirks.
Jenn gets emotional trying to address Emily’s kindness and difficulty with being David’s sister. Then, shares why she took on a blog about parenting kids with autism and other special needs. Shares about who the guests have been on her radio show and the blog.The panel discuss’ the process of being diagnosed and being thrown to the wolves without resources.
The schools don’t know what to offer or how to offer it.
3rd Segment: 16:15Hosts: Joey, Don, Robin, Joe Topic: Anthony Mitchell talks about running for Wichita City Council – city transportation, community connection (grew up in the neighborhood), Hosts give advice to Anthony about what they are looking for and Don shares his chat with Anthony pre-show about city issues.Guest: Anthony Mitchell – running for Wichita, KS City Council Member District II