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Forge Evolution - January 25, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Forge Evolution - January 25, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 25, 2022

Forge Evolution and the Teen Court program is a local nonprofit and has been in Colorado Springs for the last 27 years. CEO Morgan Mote says their new name has come with some exciting new programs, including a Monday night drop-in program 5-7pm for kids ages 10-19.  More information can be found at ForgeEvolution.org.  

Kristina Iodice - January 24, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Kristina Iodice - January 24, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 24, 2022

Utility bills are more expensive now than last winter. On KRDO's "The Extra", we talked with Kristina Iodice, PIO for El Paso County Department of Human Services about resources to help those in need. In particular, the seasonal Low-income Energy Assistance Program, also called LEAP. Additional programs run year-round to help those experiencing hardships.

  • For info on LEAP, visit colorado.gov/CDHS/LEAP

    To apply for LEAP or other assistance programs, visit CO.gov/PEAK

  • A hotline is also available to help applicants: 1-866-HEAT HELP or 1-866-432-8435
Jay Garvens - January 21, 2022 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Jay Garvens - January 21, 2022 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

January 21, 2022

Jay Garvens, host of the Jay Garvens Show joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to talk about home prices, inflation, and interest rates. For more information, call or text Jay at 719-330-1457. 

Mayor Nick Gradisar - January 20, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Mayor Nick Gradisar - January 20, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 20, 2022
On Thursday's "The Extra", Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar gave a preview of his upcoming "State of the City" address, and some of the successes of 2021, as well as what Puebloans can look forward to in 2022.  More info at pueblo.us
Jim Lovewell - January 18, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Jim Lovewell - January 18, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 18, 2022
On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by Jim Lovewell, who recently became the Chief Defense Development Officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.  He shares the lessons learned through his military background and plans for sustaining initiatives and partnerships with the DOD and defense-related industries. More at ColoradoSpringsChamberEDC.com
Sharon Harding Shaw  - January 17, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Sharon Harding Shaw - January 17, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 17, 2022

On Monday's "The Extra", are you a beginner gardener just waiting to get started?  Or are you a veteran gardener looking toward advancing your knowledge and growing skills?  We hosted Harding Nursery's Sharon Harding Shaw for a special call-in show highlighting tips and advice.  More info at HardingNursery.com

Ben Darby - January 14, 2022 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Ben Darby - January 14, 2022 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

January 14, 2022

Ben Darby of The Main Street Insurance Agency joined Andrew Rogers on ‘The Extra’ to talk all things insurance coverage. The New Year is a great time for a policy review and to make sure that you’re properly covered. To get a hold of Ben, call or text 719-464-4704

Michelle Peulen with CDOT - January 13, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Michelle Peulen with CDOT - January 13, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 13, 2022

On KRDO's "The Extra", guest Michelle Peulen, Region 2 Communications Manager for CDOT shared information on ongoing and upcoming road projects throughout the Pikes Peak area.  She shared updates on projects like the I-25 South Gap, MAMSIP, and the Powers / Research Interchange.  She also shared winter driving resources that can be accessed by going to codot.gov/travel/winterdriving.  Also, for current conditions, consult COTrip.org

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado - January 12, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado - January 12, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 12, 2022

On Wednesday's "The Extra", health-focused alerts for consumers looking to up their physical and mental well-being in 2022, from the experts at the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. More info at BBB.org or by phone  (719) 636-1155, M-F 8a-5p. 

Catherine Hammond - January 11, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Catherine Hammond - January 11, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 11, 2022

On Tuesday's "The Extra", we spoke to the founder of the Hammond Law Group about the need for family discussions early on when it comes to avoiding family feuds and relationship damage when a loved one passes away. More at coloradoestateplan.com

Colorado Springs Airport - January 10, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Colorado Springs Airport - January 10, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 10, 2022

On Monday's "The Extra", tourism and air travel into Colorado Springs remain a big priority with the region's leaders.  Numbers indicate 2021 was better than predicted, and out-performed many similar-sized cities. We spoke with VisitCOS Chief Innovation Officer Amy Long and  Aidan Ryan, Marketing & Communications Manager at the Colorado Springs Airport, who shared more on the growth and what's anticipated in 2022. More at VisitCOS and FlyCOS

Justin Hermes - January 7, 2022 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Justin Hermes - January 7, 2022 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

January 7, 2022

Justin Hermes, host of Real Estate Realities on KRDO NewsRadio joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to about setting smart goals for the new year. Reach out to Justin with any questions about investment properties anytime at 719-232-1063.

School Mask Mandates -January 4, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

School Mask Mandates -January 4, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 4, 2022

On Tuesday's "The Extra", we tackled a thorny subject, of mask mandates in schools.  One Academy School District parent, Lara Matisek, is hoping to push D-20 to re-implement recently lifted mask rules at one school, because her daughter has chronic asthma and would be unduly exposed to potential harm when she returns to in-person classes.  Matisek and her family's lawyer Josh Young joined host Shannon Brinias on the Extra to talk about how they are asking the district to comply with ADA accommodation requirements. 

Safe Passage - January 3, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Safe Passage - January 3, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

January 3, 2022
On Monday's "The Extra", we discussed child safety in 2022, how the holidays and school breaks can be vulnerable times for children, and how the new Childrens' Advocacy Center, a co-located resource center, is helping kids navigating recovery from abuse and assault.  Our guests were Maureen "Mo" Basenberg, Executive Dir. of Safe Passage, which opened the CAC;  and Jan Isaacs Henry, Executive Dir. of Kidpower, a partner agency at the CAC.  If a listener suspects abuse or neglect, please contact Colorado's Child Abuse and Neglect hotline:  1-844-CO-4-KIDS. 
 
Kristoffer Carter - December 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Kristoffer Carter - December 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 28, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", we featured guest Kristoffer Carter, an author/speaker/consultant who works with executives in the business world and recently had published a new book, Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership  which was named by Men's Journal as one of the best self-help books of 2021. Carter talked about completing 2021 strong, and making room for your best possible 2022, as well as specific ways you can prepare for a fresh new year, no matter how busy and demanding your holiday plans are.

More at thisepiclife.com.

Jason Gonzalez - December 27, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Jason Gonzalez - December 27, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 27, 2021

On Monday's "The Extra", we feature an in-depth journalistic series by ChalkBeat Colorado reporter Jason Gonzalez on low Hispanic male graduation rates from Colorado universities and how Hispanic males are being particularly left behind when it comes to seeing Colorado high school graduates go on to college.  According to his research, Gonzalez found just 41% of Hispanic men at Colorado’s public four-year universities make it to graduation. At community colleges, less than a third graduate.  If you'd like to read more about this series, Part 1 is linked here.  Part 2 is linked here.

NORAD Tracks Santa - December 23, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

NORAD Tracks Santa - December 23, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 23, 2021

On Thursday's "The Extra", we talked to USAF Capt. Sable L. Brown, Public Affairs Officer for NORAD & USNORTHCOM about "NORAD Tracks Santa", an effort to help kids, parents and grandparents follow along on Santa's progress Christmas Eve.  It's a tradition that started back in the 1950's, by accident.  You can join in on the journey by exploring their website:  NORADSanta.org or by calling (877) HiNORAD (877-446-6723).  NORAD would like to thank their partners, volunteers and sponsors.  You can also follow along via social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.  

Home Front Military Network - December 21, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Home Front Military Network - December 21, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 21, 2021
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we focused on the efforts of Home Front Military Network, a non-profit that assists service members, veterans and families of all eras and branches of service.  Guests were Kate Hatten, HFMN Executive Director and Sallie Clark, HFMN Board member and Event Committee Chair.  HFMN provides navigation, case management, financial bridge support, information, assistance, education and outreach.  More information can be found at homefrontmilitarynetwork.org or by calling 719-577-7417.  Donations are also welcome, with more information on fundraisers and donation benefits available at the website.  
Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Holiday Health - December 20, 2021

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Holiday Health - December 20, 2021

December 20, 2021

On Monday's "The Extra", Dr. Kern Low, Medical Director at OptumCare Colorado Springs, joined KRDO News Radio to discuss common “side effects” of the holiday season – including heightened levels of depression, anxiety and stress – that can lead to unhealthy behaviors such as overeating, lack of sleep and even alcohol or drug abuse.  For info on Optum in Colorado Springs, visit Colorado Springs Family Physicians & Urgent Care | Optum (cshp.net)

 

AdAmAn Club - December 17, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

AdAmAn Club - December 17, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

December 17, 2021

Andrew Rogers was joined by Dan Stuart, President of the AdAmAn Club, along with New Member Priscilla Clayton, and Past-President Don Sanborn to talk about the history of the club and their annual New Year’s Eve Climb. Learn more about the AdAmAn Club at adaman.org.

Greg Phillips - December 16, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Greg Phillips - December 16, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 16, 2021
On Thursday's "The Extra", Greg Phillips, Dir. of Aviation at Colorado Springs Airport talked about the upcoming holiday travel season, important growth at COS and construction plans for Peak Innovation Park.  More info at FlyCOS.com
 
Rachel Beck - December 14, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Rachel Beck - December 14, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 14, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", Rachel Beck, VP of Government Affairs at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC discussed priorities at the upcoming 2022 Legislative session and Governor Jared Polis presenting his "State of the State" to a southern Colorado audience.  More information at CSCEDC.com

Justin Hermes - December 10, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Justin Hermes - December 10, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

December 10, 2021

Justin Hermes with ReMax Properties and host of Real Estate Realities on KRDO NewsRadio joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to recap the Colorado Springs Real Estate Market for 2021, what to expect as we head into 2022, the latest developments in the city. Justin can be reached at 719-232-1063

Michelle Peulen with CDOT - December 9, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Michelle Peulen with CDOT - December 9, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 9, 2021
On Thursday's "The Extra", Michelle Peulen with CDOT's Region 2 joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about hiring events, winter weather driving tips, and project updates on: 
  • MAMSIP I-25 between S. Academy and Santa Fe
  • I-25 South Gap Project
  • Hwy. 50 and Purcell Interchange project
  • and others
More info at codot.gov , cotrip.org and winter driving tips
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado - December 8. 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado - December 8. 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 8, 2021

On Wednesday's "The Extra", Adah Rodriguez and Jonathan Liebert from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado shared the "Twelve Scams of Christmas", along with ways to protect consumers by shopping local. More at BBB.org

Silver Key - December 7, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Silver Key - December 7, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 7, 2021
For more than 50 years, Silver Key has been serving seniors.  Silver Key is working on new initiatives to help seniors, including looking at affordable housing, and a pop-up service expansion in east El Paso County.  Silver Key's Derek Wilson and Jayme Holligan joined host Shannon Brinias on "The Extra" to talk about services, volunteering and ways to donate on Colorado Gives Day.  You can learn more about the organization at Silver Key or call the  Silver Line at 719-884-2300. 
 
 
 
 
 
Colorado Gives Day - December 6, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Colorado Gives Day - December 6, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 6, 2021

On Monday's "The Extra", we focused on Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to make it easier for generous donors to find one-stop-shopping in their holiday giving plans.  December 7th is Colorado Gives Day.  On the Extra, we talked to representatives of the Community First FoundationSafe Passage, the Palmer Land Conservancy and NAMI-Colorado Springs.  More information at ColoradoGives.org

Dr. John Delony - December 3, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Dr. John Delony - December 3, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

December 3, 2021

Ramsey personally and best-selling author and mental health expert Dr. John Delony joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to get a "holiday season checkup" As we’re still coming out of the pandemic, everyone is been under a lot of stress, what should we be keeping in mind as we’re heading into the stressful holiday season? Holiday conversations are a stereotype…for a reason. With the added stresses of the political climate/covid/etc, what should be done to keep the holiday gatherings from becoming a warzone? The holiday season always brings up thoughts of loss/grief, what should people know as they process these feelings this year? And, looking ahead, soon everyone will be turning to new years resolutions, is there anything we should be using as an “emotional/relational reset or resolution” for 2022?

Kids Crossing - December 2, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Kids Crossing - December 2, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

December 2, 2021

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent? Throughout the Pikes Peak region, we have many children in foster care and many others looking for a safe and loving temporary home that could make a forever difference in their lives. Would you consider providing a child a home as we approach 2022 and ponder New Year's resolutions and turning over a new leaf. On Thursday's "The Extra", we talked to  Ben Schoch, Placement Coordinator with Kids Crossing and Sarah Bailey, Recruitment and Retention Specialist for Kids Crossing about the mission and their current Holiday Toy Drive.  If you're interested in learning more, visit kidscrossing.com

Ent Center for the Arts - December 1, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Ent Center for the Arts - December 1, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

December 1, 2021

COVID has certainly taken a toll on the creative industry. The Ent Center for the Arts was barely open when it was forced to shut down due to restrictions on large, in-person gatherings. But it is wonderful seeing theatre performances, art exhibitions, and events coming back to life. There is lots going on at the Ent Center for the Arts this holiday season and beyond. For more infornmation, go to EntCenterfortheArts.org

Medicare Mentors - November 30, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Medicare Mentors - November 30, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 30, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", the show focused on Medicare Mentors with Rich Lewis and Ann-Noel Spencer.  If interested in more information, call 719-886-3377.

Giving Tuesday - November 29, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Giving Tuesday - November 29, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

November 29, 2021

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.  Giving Tuesday, which was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good, will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 30.

 

Andrew Rogers was joined on 'The Extra' to discuss how giving impacts our community, and the world by  Kevin Farley, Director of Marketing & Communications for Pikes Peak Community Foundation and Chris Aaby, President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Colorado Chapter.

Black Friday - November 26, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Black Friday - November 26, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

November 26, 2021

We know Black Friday is very important for a number of small businesses in the area. On the Extra we talk to the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, Colorado Springs City Council Member and owner of Poor Richard's Downtown, Richard Skorman,  Amy Mogck co-owner of Theo’s Toys, and Lisa Quintana owner of The Ten Spot in Manitou Springs to discuss the importance of keeping out Black Friday dollars local. 

 
Holiday Extravaganza - November 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Holiday Extravaganza - November 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 24, 2021
Wednesday's "The Extra" was a holiday extravaganza segment showcasing cultural experiences on tap to usher in the holidays, courtesy of Peak Radar's Jonathan Toman; and a look at the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah courtesy of CU Boulder Professor of Women and Jewish Studies, Dr. Samira Mehta.  She's also the author of  Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian–Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States
 
Dave Geffre - November 23, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dave Geffre - November 23, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 23, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", the holidays are upon us, but the special season can pose a hazard for your finances.  Host Shannon Brinias was joined by local financial planner Dave Geffre, who runs the personal budget services business, BudgetwithDave.com. He talks about holiday budgeting, how to create a budget, tips and tools to help keep track of spending, and ways to prioritize purchases.  You can contact him at (719) 510-2791 or by emailing: budgetwithdave@gmail.com

 

 

Spark Mindset - November 19, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Spark Mindset - November 19, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

November 19, 2021

Lawrence Wagoner, Founder, and CEO of Spark Mindset joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss what Spark Mindset does to provide CyberSecurity and STEM education to students and adults from underprivileged or rural backgrounds, and how this program that started in Colorado is starting to expand into other states. 

Dr. Kendra Robison, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Flu Season - November 16, 2021

Dr. Kendra Robison, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Flu Season - November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", Optum's Dr. Kendra Robison joined host Shannon Brinias to discuss flu season.

Michelle Peulen of CDOT - November 15, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Michelle Peulen of CDOT - November 15, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 15, 2021
On Monday's "The Extra", guest Michelle Peulen of CDOT discussed project updates that impact drivers, what to expect from the federal infrastructure package, and how to make the most of digital tools for planning your Colorado driving.  Sign up for Gap Project updates by texting "I25GAP" to 21000, search out and download the "COTripPlanner" app and go to CODOT.gov for more info. 
 
Kathleen Fox - November 12, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Kathleen Fox - November 12, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

November 12, 2021

Colorado has joined the ranks of other states requiring employers with over 5 employees to offer employees a retirement savings plan or enroll their eligible workers in a state-sponsored Roth IRA plan.  The Colorado Secure Savings Program (Senate Bill 20-200) was signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis in July 2020.  Andrew Rogers was joined on 'The Extra' by Kathleen Fox, President of Payroll City to shed more light on that new program and to talk about options for employers statewide.

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado - November 10, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado - November 10, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 10, 2021
The 2021 holiday shopping season promises to be an unpredictable one. On 

Wednesday's "The Extra", Alexxis Barton and Adah Rodriguez with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado discussed  tips to “Shop Safe, Shop Smart” this holiday season.  More info at BBB.org
Colorado Springs Philharmonic - November 9, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Colorado Springs Philharmonic - November 9, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 9, 2021
On "The Extra" Tuesday:  The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is gearing up for a season of exciting, in-person performances.  For more information: CSPhilharmonic.org
 
Pikes Peak Community Foundation - November 8, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Pikes Peak Community Foundation - November 8, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 8, 2021

On "The Extra" Monday, we learned about changes being wrought through The Pikes Peak Community Foundation, in partnership with The Denver Foundation and Latino Coalition for Community Leadership.  The group recently announced it has awarded more than $1.2 million in grant funding to twelve Southeast Colorado Springs nonprofits through the Transforming Safety Initiative.  Guests included:  

  • ·         Mina Liebert, Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  • ·         Emily Patterson, The Trust for Public Land (nonprofit awardee of TSI grant)
  • ·         Jeresneyka “Jere” Rose, The Trust for Public Land (nonprofit awardee of TSI grant)
  • ·         Alissa Smith, Inside Out Youth Services (nonprofit awardee of TSI grant)
More information available at TransformingSafety.orgTPL.org, and Insideoutys.org
Ken Coleman - November 5, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Ken Coleman - November 5, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

November 5, 2021

Ramsey personality and best-selling author Ken Coleman joined Andrew Rogers on ‘The Extra’ to discuss his new book, ‘From Paycheck to Purpose: The Clear Path to Doing Your Work to Love.’ Ken outlined the steps to make work not a four-letter word. The book is available for preorder now, ahead of its November release.

Dr. Kendra Robison, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - November 4, 2021

Dr. Kendra Robison, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - November 4, 2021

November 4, 2021
KRDO, along with Optum and United Healthcare are teaming up on a Medicare Phone Bank Hotline from 4p-7p today to connect people with live agents who can answer their Medicare questions.  Dr. Kendra Robison with Optum joined host Shannon Brinias to preview what to expect. The number to call is 719-208-2700. krdo.com/medicare for more information. 
Ed Robson Arena - November 3, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Ed Robson Arena - November 3, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 3, 2021

On Wednesday's "The Extra", we're learning about the exciting developments with the opening of Colorado College's Ed Robson Arena.  Guests Lesley Irvine, Colorado College's Vice President & Director of Athletics, and Doug Price, VisitCOS' CEO & Executive director talked about how Robson Arena fits into the City for Champions Projects, along with providing a venue for non-hockey events as well.  "Coach" Irvine also talked about the varied athletic programs and how the public can join together to support CC.  To learn more:  cctigers.com/index.aspx

Wreathes Across America - November 2, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Wreathes Across America - November 2, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 2, 2021
Tuesday on "The Extra", Shannon Brinias hosted guest Joe Reagan, veteran and officer with Wreaths Across America.  The non-profit organization best known for placing wreaths on veteran’s headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. However, in 2020, the organization placed more than 1.7 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths at 2,557 participating locations nationwide, including Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.  Also, the venture provides assistance to hundreds of local charitable efforts that are funded through wreath sponsorships. More information at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org
Mayor John Suthers - November 1, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Mayor John Suthers - November 1, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

November 1, 2021

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers joins "The Extra" to talk about Election 2021 and Local Measures 2C and 2D, as well as Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations; Measure 2C road project progress (link here); and U.S. Space Command. 

Jay Garvens - October 29, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Jay Garvens - October 29, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

October 29, 2021

Jay Garvens of the Jay Garvens Show and Churchill Mortgage Colorado joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss the local market. El Paso County and other areas are seeing property values increase by nearly 20% in the past year. What is driving these increases, and what should consumers be doing now to take advantage of what is currently going on? Jay breaks that down and more. 

Alzheimer‘s Association - October 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Alzheimer‘s Association - October 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

October 28, 2021
On Thursday's "The Extra", guests discussed Alzheimer's disease, which impacts an estimated 76,000 Coloradans currently.  National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month kicking off 

November 1, Jennifer Reeder with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America alzfdn.org and Jim Herlihy with the Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter alz.org discussed misconceptions, the latest research, early detection, screening, treatment and prevention.  There was also information provided to let 

individuals know the warning signs, understand the importance of early detection, and learn how to be proactive about reducing their risk.

More information can be obtained through the organizations' helplines: 800-272-3900 and  866-232-8484. 

 
Colorado Springs Airport - October 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Colorado Springs Airport - October 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

October 26, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", Colorado Springs Airport Communications Specialist Dana Schield talked about the economic impact of COS, "Colorado's Small Airport," found in a 2020 study to be responsible for 25,093 jobs and $3.42B in business revenue for the region.  Discussion also talked about COS' 8 nonstop destinations and ease of connections, along with an upcoming holiday parking promotion.  More information is at FlyCOS.com