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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 15, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

On Wednesday's "The Extra", CDOT Region 2 Communications Manager Michelle Peulen joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about important safety campaigns, a new service starting back up, and improvement projects on state highways.  For more information on the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, you can view the news release here: clickitorticket-news , and for information regarding properly restraining children travelling in cars, click this link:  carseatscolorado/.  If you'd like information about Bustang service, go here:  codot.gov/travel/bustang

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 14, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talked about the Girl Scouts' Gold Award with Ellie Schueler, one of the 44 young Colorado women earning Gold Awards in 2020, and Katie LoDolce, Girl Scouts of Colorado Highest Awards Manager.  To find out more about Schueler's Gold Award project, click on the link here: Telling Our Story: Defining the Patty Jewett Neighborhood/.  To find out more about Girl Scouts and the Gold Award, click this link here:  GScoblog.org/

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 13, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", we spoke to Alexea Veneracion, Communications Manager for Visit COS, and Aaron Winter, of the Flying W Ranch, on the weekend's reopening of the Flying W, an iconic special event attraction that was destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire June 26th, 2012.  The Flying W Ranch originally was slated to reopen prior to Memorial Day weekend, but the Covid-19 pandemic delayed those plans.  Under health department guidance, the Ranch has redesigned its dining and event space to have social distancing.  More information can be found at www.FlyingW.com

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 9, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020
On Thursday's "Extra" show, we previewed the exciting offerings for the upcoming Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week, July 27th-31st.  Our guests were Jonathan Liebert, CEO and President of Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, and Krista Gustafson, the BBB's marketing and events specialist about how the public can participate in the free, virtual events, including a televised, interactive tour of the new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.  More information can be found here: Click this link
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 8, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

Enrollment for Colorado Springs School District 11 is open for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, although coronavirus concerns and health guidance are still being considered to provide for student and staff safety.  On Wednesday's "The Extra", we discussed the adjustments being made and how the district is planning ahead with Superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas and Director of Communications Devra Ashby.  More information can be found at d11.org.  They're encouraging families to take part in an online survey to offer feedback on health safety issues. 

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 7, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020
On KRDO's "The Extra" show Wednesday, we spoke with Bob Chastain, CEO and President of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo about the zoo's reopening for limited capacity following 3 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the new attraction, "Water's Edge:  Africa."  To find out more about how to reserve a ticket to visit the zoo, go to cmzoo.org.  
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The Extra with Mike Lewis - July 1, 2020

The Extra with Mike Lewis - July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

Dirk Draper, President of the Chamber and Rachel Beck, VP of Government Affairs talk about what the Chamber does, the Regional Recovery Council, recaps of what is going on the Legislature, and more.

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 30, 2020

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Scott Jenkins, Area Director of Collections and Mark Snedecor, Area Director of Recycling with Waste Management talk about how COVID-19 has changed their operations and more.

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 29, 2020

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Jackie Walls with the Western Museum of Mining and Industry talks about all that you can experience at the museum and the Western Saloon Night fundraiser on August 1st from 6 to 9 pm. Find out more by clicking here

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 25, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias and Mayor John Suthers discussed topics of importance in Colorado Springs, such as the city's response to the Black Lives Matter protests; Covid-19 crisis impacts; return of the tourist industry; and affordable housing. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 24, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", our guest was Dr. Dustin Harker with Optum Neurology, discussing National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Dr. Harker discussed warning signs, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's. More information can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm#AlzheimersDisease?.  He also talked about what a brain injury is, and what can happen to a patient with one. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 22, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", our guest was El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman, discussing how to conduct business with the county, such as renewing driver's licenses or license plates, or obtaining a marriage license in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  Online appointments can be set by visiting    epcdrives.com or online services are available at mydmv.colorado.gov.  To handle appointment loads, the EPCAR has new Saturday Hours at 2 Office Locations, 8 am – 5 pm,  Southeast Powers & North and Union Town Center Branch.  For questions, you can call the EPCAR phone bank at 719-520-6240.  We also talked about the impact of changes on the 2020 Primary Election.  Ballots were mailed out 2 weeks ago, and are due back /must be received by 7 p.m. June 30th.  Monday, June 22nd, is the deadline to put them in the USPS mail to arrive by the deadline.  A number of drop boxes and service centers are available throughout the county to facilitate voting and receiving ballots.  For more information,  Visit  epcvotes.com or call 719-575-VOTE (8683) for questions.

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 18, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", we discussed the downtown Colorado Springs recovery from the coronavirus closures that impacted dining and retail establishments, and efforts of the Downtown Partnership to find creative ways to help businesses get through the changes brought on by COVID-19.  We also spoke to a downtown residential developer about how the closures impacted living downtown.  Our guests were Alex Armani-Munn, Economic Development Specialist, Downtown Partnership and Darsey Nicklasson, developer, Casa Mundi and Blue Dot Place.  More information can be found at downtowncs.comcasamundiliving.com and bluedotplace.com
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 17, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

On Wednesday's "The Extra", we showcased how local farmers and ranchers are working to preserve their land and water resources, and their way of life, and how the partnership that exists between them and the Palmer Land Trust.  The Trust is dedicated to accelerating the pace of land and water conservation in Southern Colorado.  Guests Ed Roberson, Conservation Director, Palmer Land Trust and Chuck Hanagan, owner of Hanagan Farms, near Swink, Colorado, shared their experiences and how they're dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, continuing to provide services and produce to Coloradans.  They encouraged listeners to find out more, and check out their farmstands in Swink and at local Farmers' Markets.  More information can be found at palmerlandtrust.org and hanaganfarms.com.  

 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 16, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we talked to Catherine Hammond, founder of the Hammond Law Group about the "Seven Myths of Estate Planning", and why it's better to be prepared with a thorough understanding and plan for how property gets dispersed following someone's death.  There are webinars and more information available at coloradoestateplan.com/.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 15, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

Monday on KRDO's "The Extra", we marked June 15th as Global Elder Abuse Awareness Day, by talking to El Paso County Department of Human Services' Aric Bidwell, Adult and Family Services Manager, and Dayton Romero, with Silver Key Senior Services and with the El Paso County Elder Abuse Coalition. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a chance to shine a light on the problems of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. Amid changes and adaptations in response to the global health crisis, many seniors and at-risk adults may be even more isolated or stuck in unhealthy or dangerous situations without a means to seek help.  More information can be found at humanservices.elpasoco.com and SilverKey.org.  If you'd like to find out more about the services offered, you can also call the Silver Line at  (719) 884-2300.  If you have concerns about elder abuse, you can call law enforcement through 911, or the DHS Abuse Prevention Services at  719-444-5755.  More information can also be found at Colorado.gov/PEAK or by calling Adult Services 719-444-5500. 

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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 11, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", we talked to guests Jonathan Liebert & Paul Myers-Bennet with the Better Business Bureau about safely planning a summer getaway; avoiding the so-called "Puppy Scam", finding out how summer camps are handling new coronavirus guidance; and how your giving during the pandemic could open you up to scam artists.  For more information, go to bbb.org.  To report a pet scam, go to petscams.com
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 10, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", we spoke to CDOT's Michelle Peulen about an awareness campaign coming to reduce distracted driving, as well as project updates on the I-25 Gap and other work underway.  More information can be found at distracted.codot.gov and codot.gov.  To sign up for I-25 Gap Project text updates, you can text "I25gap" to 21000. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 9, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we spoke to financial planner Ben Harvey with Northwestern Mutual about steps you should take in order to assess your personal financial picture during the coronavirus pandemic, and then to make adjustments or plans to prepare for changes in the market.  You can find out more by exploring theharveyfinancialgroup.com/.
 
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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 4, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", we spoke with Facebook's US Policy Manager Diana Doukas about the company's efforts to help small businesses, after conducting a recent report on the State of Small Businesses, in which 86,000 people were surveyed who owned, worked for or managed small businesses. The report can be accessed here.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 3, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", we focused on the challenges facing area restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic and associated closures.  Mackenzie Maltby Tamayo, Marketing Consultant, Altitude Hospitality Group and Sarah Mishler, Chief Brand and Strategy Officer, Blue Star Group, shared their experiences with their flagship restaurants, and how they're reopening in safe steps.  More information can be found at StellinaPizza.co and NorthSideSocialCo.com
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 2, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 2, 2020

June 3, 2020

On KRDO News Radio's "The Extra" on Tuesday, we focused on National Family Month, the period between Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day, and speak with Hilary Bridges, Assistant Executive Director and Ben Schoch, placement coordinator with Kids Crossing, a non-profit child placement agency dedicated to supporting foster parents and those children who touch their hearts and influence their lives.  Providing safe, stable homes for children through foster care or through reunification is a mission we can get behind!  For more information, click KidsCrossing.com

The Extra with Shannon Brinias -  June 1 , 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 1 , 2020

June 1, 2020
On Monday's "The Extra", we featured El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman about the Primary and General Elections, focus on important dates:   TODAY (June 1st) is the last day for voters who are affiliated with a political party to change or withdraw their affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party's primary election.  It's also the last day for unaffiliated voters to choose a party preference and receive only that party's primary ballot.  Unaffiliated voters who do not choose a party preference will receive both a Republican and Democratic ballot in their packet. They can only vote one ballot   On June 8th, ballots will be mailed, with Military and Overseas ballots already having been mailed.   The Citizens Service Center Voter Service and Polling Center opens on June 8th, as well. On June 22nd, additional VSPC Locations will open.  Primary Election ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on June 30th, Election Day.  More information on registration can be found at GoVoteColorado.gov and epcvotes.com
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 28, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias spoke about the steep challenges faced by child care providers during the coronavirus crisis, and changes underway.  The Early Connections Learning Centers is a non-profit organization that has received relief grant money from the Pikes Peak Community Foundation's Emergency Relief Fund.   The guests on the Extra are Mina Liebert Director of Community Impact, Pikes Peak Community Foundation and Diane Price, President & CEO, Early Connections Learning Centers.  More information can be found at: ppcf.org/ and earlyconnections.org
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 27, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", Host Shannon Brinias introduced listeners to the work of Colorado Springs Food Rescue.  CSFR's Zac Chapman, Victoria Stone and Nat Stein shared how the organization began, how it directs its efforts to solving hunger issues and how you can do your part, through learning more, joining in their efforts and composting at home.  For more information, go to coloradospringsfoodrescue.org
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 26, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

On Tuesday's "The Extra", we focused on the renewal of an urban area, dubbed the "New South End," which has as focal points the Downtown Stadium, future home of the Switchbacks, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.  Host Shannon Brinias talked with guests Jeff Finn, Vice President, Norwood Development Group and Laura Neumann, Project Lead, Weidner Apartment Homes about the changes and the exciting 177-unit project called the Mae on Cascade.  More information:  MaeonCascade.com and SwitchbacksFC.com

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 21, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias spoke with  Dr. Beth Jewell, Community Health Partnership and Phyllis Albritton, Colorado Safety Net Collaborative about the resources available to the uninsured and underinsured, for accessing health care through free or low-cost clinics.  More information can be found at ppchp.org/access-to-care and ppchp.org, or by calling  (719) 632-5094.  You can also find out about how to support the mission or volunteer to serve, by contacting Community Health Partnership. 

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 20, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

On Wednesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias spoke with General Robin Rand (Ret. US Air Force), CEO of the Gary Sinise Foundation, which is dedicated to our nation's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by creating programs to support and strengthen them.  During the pandemic, the foundation created an "Emergency Covid-19 Combat Service Campaign."  Actor Gary Sinise founded the non-profit, and will take part in the Memorial Day Concert airing on PBS stations Sunday evening before Memorial Day.  More information can be found at garysinisefoundation.org

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 19, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and so on Tuesday's "The Extra", we focused on raising awareness of the disease, one where early detection can prove beneficial.  Host Shannon Brinias spoke with board-certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon Dr. Renata Prado, with Vanguard Skin Specialists, about risks, treatment and prevention.  More information can be found at vanguardskin.com.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 18, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020
On Monday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talked with representatives of Launch High School.  As explained by founder Patrick Cush and parent Peggy Cambell, the school's mission is to empower graduates with the academic and entrepreneurial knowledge, skills & resources to create and capitalize on opportunities in pursuit of their passions towards economic and social prosperity.  More information can be found at launchhigh.org.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 14, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", we spoke to Marie Fe Woods of the Promenade Shops at Briargate and Capt. Doug Hanson of the Salvation Army Colorado Springs about a unique collaboration intended to help people in need with food donated by shoppers who come to enjoy the open-air retail and entertainment destination over the Memorial Day weekend.  The event is a sweepstakes called "Cans for Community Codeword Sweepstakes."  The goal is to help bring in much-needed donations of canned or non-perishable food items.  More information can be found here:   thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com/ and Salvation Army Colorado Springs
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 13, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", we're focusing on the transitions facing young people who are entering their junior or senior years of high school, as the pandemic disrupts their regular graduation milestones and preparations for college or jobs.  Our guests are Valerie Scates, School District 11 Counseling Services Facilitator; Lance Bolton, President of Pikes Peak Community College; and Warren Epstein, Communications Manager for PPCC.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 12, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we talked with CDOT's Region 2 Communications Manager Michelle Peulen about upcoming projects, how traffic will be impacted, and how the department's personnel are following the Governor's "Safer At Home" directives. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 11, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", we're joined by Doug Price, CEO of Visit COS and one of the people featured in the campaign for Spirit of Community Day, Claire Swinford, Director of Urban Engagement at Downtown Partnership.  They joined us to discuss the impact of the arts and culture community during this time and how the community has embraced Virtual First Friday.  

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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 7, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 7, 2020

May 8, 2020

On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias spoke to guests Jennifer Mariano with Community Health Partnership and Andy Barton with Catholic Charities about helping the region plan for and provide a full range of emergency, transitional and permanent housing and other services directed toward the needs of people experiencing homelessness.  Even as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the groups' Continuum of Care has stepped up to support the effort with the opening of an isolation shelter.  For more information, go to ccharitiescc.org and ppchp.org

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 6, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", we focused on scammers targeting victims during the coronavirus pandemic.  Our guests Jonathan Liebert, CEO of the BBB Southern Colorado, and Adah Rodriguez, VP of Development and Operations of the BBB Southern Colorado, spoke about a recently completed study looking at Covid-19 scams.  We also talked about preventative measures that people can take to protect their Zoom calls from "Zoom-bombers".
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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 5, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

May in National Foster Care Awareness Month, a time for us to recognize that we all play a role in enhancing the lives of children in foster care.  On Tuesday's "The Extra", we talked to Lee Oesterle, Executive Director of Kids Crossing and Jenni Swogger, with the El Paso County Department of Human Services about the need locally.  More information can be found at KidsCrossing.org and  humanservices.elpasoco.com/child-protective-services/foster-care/

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 4, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020
On Monday's "The Extra", we talked to El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman about how offices are going to reopen to online appointment-holders only starting Monday, May 4th.  Appointments can be scheduled at epcdrives.com.   Starting May 9thSaturday hours will be available at 2 office locations, on SE Powers and the Union Town Center Branch.  The Clerk and Recorder's Office has a phone bank for questions:  719-520-6240.  For questions about Driver's License Services, go to MyDMV.colorado.gov.  Broerman also advises ensuring voter information is up-to-date by visiting GoVoteColorado.gov

 

Important Primary Election dates:
  • May 15 - UOCAVA Ballots will be sent
  • June 1 - Last day for voters affiliated with a political party to change/withdraw their affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party's primary election
  • June 8 - Ballots Mailed, Secure Ballot Boxes open
  • June 8 - Citizens Service Center Voter Service and Polling Center Opens
  • June 22 - 4 additional VSPC Locations Open
  • June 22 - Recommended deadline for mailing in ballots by USPS
  • June 30 - Election Day, Ballots must be received by 7 pm
  • Information at epcvotes.com
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 30, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020
On Thursday's "Extra", we focused on the plight of people struggling with addiction while also confronting the pressures of dealing with the pandemic.  Also, we'll hear about the triggers that might cause people to relapse or fall into problematic drinking or drug-taking.  Our guests included a local man in recovery, as well as mental health specialists:  Vincent Atchity, President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado and Jess Barry, Regional Outreach and Aftercare Manager for Sandstone Care Colorado.  
 
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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 29, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020
On "The Extra" on Tuesday, we talked with Rachel Beck, VP of Government Affairs for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC, about efforts to support and advocate for local businesses as we move through the pandemic crisis.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 28, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we talk to Tessa's Interim CEO Anne Markley and Outreach Coordinator Rica Molet about April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and efforts to provide support and resources to victims.  More information can be found at tessacs.org or by calling their helpline 719-633-3819.   Wednesday, April 29th, is Denim Day.  Wear a bit of denim and post about it on social media to raise awareness. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 27, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020
On Monday's "The Extra", Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers talks about transitioning the city from the "Stay-at-Home" order to a "Safer-at-Home" status, and how the data supports making gradual steps toward reopening.  Mayor Suthers describes some of the challenges faced in returning to a new normal, and how the city budget will be impacted.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 20, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 20, 2020

April 24, 2020
On Monday's "The Extra", how do parents and students who are new to distance-learning find out about "best practices" in helping kids learn? We spoke to Tillie Elvrum of the Colorado Coalition for Cyberschool Families about learning strategies for families suddenly plunged into e-learning environments due to coronavirus pandemic school closures.  More information can be found at : coloradocyberfamilies.org/.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 23, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

A group of 34 Colorado nurses and other healthcare providers from Centura Health traveled to New Jersey this week to assist in lifesaving measures underway for coronavirus patients at New Jersey hospitals.  On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talks with Centura Health's Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer Amy King, who traveled with the group as an administrative ambassador.  New Jersey's death toll from Covid-19 is more than 5,000, with some 96,000 people testing positive for the virus.  More information on the group's mission can be found at centura.org

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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 22, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak is prompting organizations like the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and Pikes Peak United Way to provide guidance on how people can reach out for help and fund those who need a "hand up".  Join Shannon Brinias and guests Mina Liebert and Cindy Aubrey to talk about the organizations and how the Emergency Relief Fund has reached an important milestone.  Learn more at PPCF.org and PPUnitedWay.org

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 21.2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 21.2020

April 21, 2020

On Tuesday's "The Extra", worried about how to help your children weather the emotional rollercoaster brought on by the pandemic?  An expert from Children's Hospital Colorado, Dr. Jessica Hawks, talks to us about coping methods, warning signs and options for families to keep kids healthy.  More information and ideas can be found here:  

  • Helping kids cope with the new coronavirus: Click here.
  • Resources from our community partners, such as virtual activities, etc. for kids: Click Here.
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 16, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

On Thursday's "The Extra", we spoke to Aram Benyamin, CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities about the organization's Covid-19 operational response, how employees are being aligned to provide safe service, and the utility's customer assistance efforts, which include payment options and plans.  You can find out more information at csu.org or by calling 719-448-4800.  

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 15, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020
Wednesday on KRDO Newsradio's "The Extra", as people become physically isolated during the pandemic, Facebook has partnered with local communities, state and local governments, and small business in Colorado.  We talked with Facebook's Head of Public Policy and Community Engagement Ana Martinez about ways the company is helping communities get through this difficult time.  Important links:  facebook.com/grantsforbusinessfacebook.com/businessfacebook.com/community/faith, and facebook.com/journalismproject.  
 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 14, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we spoke about all aspects of coronavirus with Dr. C. Rocky White, Medical Director of Specialty Services for Optum in Colorado Springs.  He discussed the virus' rate of spreading, how it impacts patients, how the medical community is responding and what the future might be for finding a vaccine. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 13, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", we discussed how to employ responsible use of Southern Colorado's open spaces, parks and trails while looking for ways to decompress and exercise during the coronavirus pandemic.  Also, reminders about how to enjoy Saturday's USAFA graduation ceremony, since the public isn't allowed to attend.  Listen to Doug Price, CEO and President of Visit COS and Susan Davies, CEO of the Trails and Open Spaces Coalition.