Midwest Battle Buddies – Service Dogs & Patriot Outdoor Adventures

Our show has gone to the dogs! We have Mark and Patriot, along with Tony from Midwest Battle Buddies!

The show opens with us talking to Mark Spencer from Patriot Outdoor Adventures – a non-profit 501c3 company that takes US veterans out for trips to help heal their emotional wounds. Mark tells us what his organization does and why. We have a discussion about PTSD in vets and the general population.

Also, do you know the rules for a “working dog”? Robin and many of our hosts did not. You are not supposed to treat a dog in a working vest like a pet. They are on the job and can be confused by having people pet them and love on them. Always ask the owner first.

Patriot Outdoor Adventures and other local non-profits actually get and use 100% of your donations for the Veterans!


2nd Segment: 

Midwest Battle Buddies  has several service dogs for us to meet, along with their paired Veteran. MBB is a local non-profit that helps match up dogs with Vets. The dogs help with everything from physical disability to PTSD and seizure alerts. Tony tells us of the overwhelming need in the Wichita area.

You’ll hear from each Vet about what their dogs do for them and, in a few cases, what the Veteran has brought to the dog. Some dogs are rescue dogs and have been given purpose.

3rd Segment: 

Three more Veterans, including a lady with a seizure disorder and the dog who has saved her life more than once. We learn more about what it takes to earn the “service dog” title.

What’s the difference between a Service Dog and a Therapy Dog?

4th Segment: 

We hear more from our Veterans about what service was like. One was on a Navy ship that was blown up. It killed many shipmates and injured more. His dog has helped him in so many ways.

Tony and Mark explain why a military and police working dog is not a good companion or service dog.

Tony also explains that dogs are the only animal who actually registers human facial expressions.




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.

Website: http://www.wichitapachyderm.net/Pages/default.aspx
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAurumY1jHug0jZ0jXjWsw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WichitaPachydermClub

  • 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.
  • watch at the 35min. mark to learn more.

Spotlight on Business:
DES Employment Group – 125 s West street – 316-267-9000
Website: http://www.desemploymentgroup.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DES-Employment-Group-427593683998065/?fref=ts


Our local VA Hospital has some major issues and it is systemic throughout the organisation. We have proof from an insider! Then, learn how to get your hair looking great with natural hair extensions.

Hosts: Rhodie, Jenn, Don, Robin, Michelle, Seth.
Shot on location at Mindfire Academy, Wichita, KS.

Hemp Ease – contest and information about Help Ease products.


At the 10:18 minute mark, Nathan McClure – Iraq Veteran, injured on his first tour of duty. He came home to Wichita and worked on a project for the Veteran’s hospital in Wichita, KS.
He documented fraud within the system regarding to the wait times for our vets to be seen.
Listen to hear how crazy the system is messed up and how badly it affects our nation’s vets.


Spotlight on Local Business:
At the 34:13 minute mark, Deshawn brings hair models along with a stylist who does Robin’s hair live!
6160 e 21st suite 220
Jonee of Royalty Cuts is doing Robin’s hair.

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