Mike Furches guest hosts with us from start to finish. He talks to us about his many adventures over the years as an author, reviewer, homeless advocate and more. He sticks around for our chat about rape in all the forms that it takes. Mike has been homeless, abused as a child, and became an advocate because of that.
In our first segment, Mike shares how the homeless are not encouraged to take responsibility and get a hand up, not just a handout. Check all the resources below.
In our second segment, Mike is back with his personal story which is a difficult one. Mike has found respite through religion, Christ, and God. Mike dishes on who the top three celebrities are that he’s met over the years, along with the one bad apple. People like Rob Zombie, and Kurt Warner make the lists.
Mike shares how Jesus got him out of the gang life. He tells an interesting story about his introduction to Jesus a young man along with some other stories of his life. You can find info on Mike’s book The Keystone Kid.
The hosts then talk about how to help the homeless in the best way.
Our third segment may be difficult to listen to. Our guest describes some physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Jamie and her new husband talk about recovery and how it takes a team to work through it. The descriptions are graphic.
We talk about and share experiences among the hosts and guests. We explore why it’s difficult, and in some cases, impossible to report a rape because of the situation. Mike brings up a great point that many who are in a long-term situation like marriage, or when children are abused by their older relatives, have an altered perception of what is right and wrong because that is all they know over time. The fear of coercion or threats changes how and why you make choices.
There is currently a 5 year statute of limitations reporting rape.
In our fourth segment, Jamie talks about her recovery and what is typical for those in recovery. She and her husband talk about how their relationship has been based on trust, which is hard to find. Patience is key to making this type of relationship work. Mike believes that your partner has to be involved in your healing, or it will not work.
The more you keep it inside, the more you are a prizoner – Jamie
This is not something that goes away, and our hosts talk about becoming a survivor and overcoming the abuse – or surrendering to it and staying a prisoner. Here are the top three things that Mike and Jamie say are important to recovery and staying safe and sane.
- Support Groups
- Licensed therapist – trained in rape or sexual abuse
- partners and network of support
How dismissive are people of rape victims? It happens often. Jamie describes reporting her rape and having the officer tell her she must have enjoyed it. Listen for all the details and more discussion between our hosts and guests.
More and more, we see stories on our mainstream news about teens being stolen, raped, and sold into sex slavery. It’s right here in our own home towns in Kansas.
Today’s show is sad, but education is the key to preventing human trafficking.
Hosts: Rhodie, Don, Robin, Michelle, Seth
Shot on location at Mindfire Academy, Wichita,
Guest: Deronda Aiken shares more staggering facts and statistics about human trafficing and shares how she helped bring the movie, 8 Days – a story about human sex trafficking to Wichita.
She also shares tips to help prepare parents to talk to their children about trafficking and how to help them be more aware.
Contact info: Task Force Hotline – 1.316.644.1163
8 Days – the movie on Amazon (rent, buy on intant stream, or buy the dvd).
Go to a local Quick Trip in an emergency situation if you are in danger, being chased.
Call the National Trafficking Hotline for help. 1-888-373-7888
Spotlight on Local Business:
Eye Kandy Photography – Vintage Pin Up photography.
A full scale photography boutique – includes makeup, hair, and wardrobe!
Shot on location at Mindfire Academy, Wichita, KS. Date: June 27/2015
Hosts: Michelle, Joe, Robin, Rhodie, DonTopics:
Rhoadie talks about his trip to Italy with an impression.
Joe talks about the Cigar Circus and filming at Stixx pool lounge.
Robin Talks about the recent tax hikes in Kansas.
Don mentions an upcoming event sponsored by the Wichita Independent Neighborhood Association.
Topic: Human Trafficking (sex slavery) Awareness & Prevention- Wichita, KS is #5 on the FBI list. We are an origination city.
A victim profile: age 11-14, foster kids or abused kids, lack of family or life-long friends.
Hosts: Robin, Joe, Michelle, Don
Guest: Deronda Aiken
Contact info: Task Force Hotline – 1.316.644.1163
Topics: Celebrating the art of burlesque and photography with Paula Lovemoore, and Tara and Maggie.
Hosts: Robin, Michelle, Rhoadie
Guest: Paula Lovemore ofPaula LoveMoore Photography
Guest: Tara Heartstrings & Maggie O
Website: American Rose Wichita
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ARTBurlesque?fref=ts
Topics: a Tribute to Tanya Tandoc – hosts and guests share their personal experiences and memories about Tanya. Tanya was trajically murdered recently and this show is a from-the-heart tribute to her inspiration and love both as a professional and as an artist.
Hosts: Rhoadie, Robin, Michelle, Joe, Don, Robin
- Paula Lovemore of Paula LoveMoore Photography
- Chef Don Diego on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChefDonDiego