Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Scott Mann, a former U.S. Army Green Beret joined Andrew Rogers to discuss his New York Times Best Selling book, 'Operation Pineapple Express' An edge-of-your-seat thriller about a group of retired Green Berets who come together to save a former comrade—and 500 other Afghans—being targeted by the Taliban in the chaos of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Learn more about Scott, find the book and other veteran resources here.
Justin Hermes was joined on 'The Extra' by Elba Barr to discuss her time in the service, advocacy efforts that she's taken on for other area veterans, and her transition into real estate.
On Thursday's "The Extra", the focus was on the state's newly-recognized "Hispanic Restaurant Week", which runs through October 3rd. Governor Jared Polis proclaimed it as a week-long recognition of local Latin cuisine restaurants in Colorado, and Hispanic staff workers at many restaurants throughout the state. Guest John Jaramillo of the Hispanic Restaurant Association also discussed details of the upcoming 2022 "Hispanic Top Chef" competition October 15th. More details available at Hispanic Restaurant Association.
Justin Hermes talks with Brian from Fostering Hope about the work they do to foster kids and families and how you can help. Get more information here.
On Thursday's "The Extra", legal expert Catherine Hammond joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about planning for debilitating illness or injury, and what happens to families trying to manage all of the practical things that now need to be taken care of by someone else. She's created a list of the basic principles, and is holding special workshops called "The Hope Experience", led by Catherine. Go to ColoradoEstatePlan.com, then choose Client Workshops.
For info on our workshops next Wed, Oct 5th and Saturday, Oct 8th call 719.520.1474 or go to ColoradoEstatePlan.com.
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On Tuesday's "The Extra", the topic was the new campaign called "COS Ready". This campaign shares key information about how residents can utilize tools prepared by our first responders to be ready for an emergency. Jeff Strossner, Commander with the Colorado Springs Police Department, shared information on how to prepare with their 3-step plan. September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. More information is at ColoradoSprings.gov/Ready, COSWildfireReady.org, or look for “Pikes Peak Prepared” app in the app store.
Justin Hermes was joined on 'The Extra' first by Heidi Ganahl, Republican Nominee for Colorado Governor to discuss her campaign. Learn more bout her campaign here.
Ghassan Nehme Jr. also joined him to discuss his family business, Marigolds Cafe and Bakery in the second half hour of the show to discuss the locally owned business, and how they're helping to honor and give back to "Hometown Heroes."
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado - Back to School Scams - September 14, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias
On Wednesday's "The Extra", discussion was about protecting yourself against back-to-school scammers. The show covered a number of key fraud alerts including technology scams, fake credit cards aimed at college students and scammers posing as people involved in student loan forgiveness. More information available at BBB.org.
On KRDO's "The Extra" Tuesday, newly-installed Vice President of Government Affairs for the Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Dave Dazlich joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about how the chamber supports local businesses to ensure that local, state, and federal policy and legislation work in the best interest of business. The Chamber's candidate debates for State Senate District 11 and State House District 18 will take place on Tuesday, September 27th. More info available at coloradospringschamberedc.com.
October is the 9th annual Arts Month celebration in the Pikes Peak Region. On Monday's "The Extra", guests Andy Vick with the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) and Doug Price, CEO & Exec. Dir. of VisitCOS joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about Arts Month. Dedicated to celebrating our creative community and orchestrated by the COPPeR, Arts Month elevates visibility of arts and culture across El Paso and Teller Counties. More info at ArtsOctober.com. How to take part in the Neighborhood Art Project, follow link to VisitCOS.com.
Justin Hermes was joined in the first half of 'The Extra' by Elfego Gomez of Fight Back for Ukraine a local non-profit that raises money for non-lethal supplies to send to Ukraine.
He was also joined by Capitan Mike Smaldino of the Colorado Springs Fire Department about local ceremonies honoring 9/11 and the upcoming International Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs.
This is a busy time of year for Palmer Land Conservancy, a regional land conservation champion, and the guests on Thursday's "The Extra". Two upcoming events celebrate the partnerships celebrated by the PLC. Bike the Bessemer is set for September 17th, while a farm-to-table experience is set for tonight (9/8/22) at the Fountain Creek Ranch operated by Frost Livestock. Host Shannon Brinias spoke with guests Dillon O’Hare, Palmer Land Conservancy link and Will Frost, Frost Livestock Company link. More info and how to register available at the links provided.
On Wednesday's "The Extra", changes are coming for some of the Salvation Army's operations. Guest Captain Doug Hanson joins host Shannon Brinias. Information available at coloradosprings.salvationarmy.org
September is National Suicide Prevention Month —a time to raise awareness, shift perception, spread hope, and share critical information to people affected by suicide.
Host Shannon Brinias was joined by Cass Walton, Co-Chair, Suicide Prevention Collaborative of El Paso County and Executive Director of Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership to talk about some important firearm safety workshops coming up. More information is available at SPCollab.org. If you or someone you know is wanting to find out more about suicide prevention, you can call the Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “TALK” to 38255, or call 9-8-8 to speak with someone today.
Ahead of the Labor Day Holiday Weekend Andrew Rogers sits down and talks with various experts about the current labor force in the Pikes Peak Region. He's joined by KRDO's Human Resource Coordinator Zack Luczejko to discuss the current marketplace for employees and well as changes in working with employees in the current market, Traci Marques, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Work Force Center to discuss the resources available to not only job seekers but employers in the area, and Chef Robert Burnet, owner of Mama Pearl's Cajun Kitchen about the staffing issues seen for many restaurants.
As parents and kids settle into a new routine this school year, don’t forget to discuss important back-to-school safety tips with your kids. On Thursday's "The Extra", Maureen “Mo” Basenberg, Executive Director, Safe Passage and Jan Isaacs Henry, Executive Director, and co-founder, Kidpower, joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about school safety, setting boundaries and important resources for children and families. More info at SafePassageCAC.org and KidpowerCS.org.
Wednesday's "The Extra" focused on Black Business Month and the efforts to support and grow Black-owned businesses throughout the U.S. Guests included entrepreneur Tiffany Hamilton, founder of Victor Wear, Rodney Gullatte Jr., CEO/Pres. of the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce and Donna Carlson, VP Member Services with the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.
On Tuesday's "The Extra", the discussion centered on coping with back-to-school worry and anxiety for students, teachers and parents, and how to manage emotional and mental challenges. Guests included two principals of the James Irwin Charter Schools, Cari Reed and Saadia Dumas, as well as published therapist Dr. Monica Vermani, author of the book A Deeper Wellness: Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety and Traumas. More info at jamesirwin.org.
Gina Caughey with A Call to Order Professional Organizers to discuss calming the chaos that "back to school season" can bring.
On Thursday's "The Extra", we previewed two uplifting, inspiring and compassionate programs. The programs, sponsored by The Voices of Grief Support and Education Center, are Wednesday evening September 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and Thursday September 29, from 9:00 am to 3:30 PM at the ENT Center for the Arts. Dr. Alan Wolfelt will be a key presenter. The Wednesday program will focus on supporting anyone who has suffered a significant loss and those who wish to know more about how to support and encourage family and friends in their grief. Thursday's program will focus on Exploring Grief after Suicide. Anyone who has experienced grief because of a suicide or those who wish to know more about how to support their family and friends in this experience. More information on how to register is at VoicesofGriefCenter.org or call 719-286-0612.
Lots of kids returned to school this week and while it is an exciting time for some, it brings stress and anxiety to others. Kids Crossing, a local child placement agency and therapy clinic, joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to offer tips on managing back-to-school stress and anxiety for kids and families as they head back to the classroom.
On Wednesday's "The Extra", the show focused on health concerns as parents send their children back to school. Dr. Ross McKinney , head of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) , talked about the importance of childhood vaccines, while Thomas Ylioja, PhD, of National Jewish Health in Denver, talked about new tools to help teens quit vaping. More information at MyLifeMyQuit.com.
On Tuesday's "The Extra", guest Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation for the Colorado Springs Airport, discussed service, airfares, tourism and the buildout of the Peak Innovation Park. More info at FlyCOS.com.
On Monday's "The Extra", Derek Wilson and Jayme Holligan of the organization "Silver Key" shared information about the services offered to the Pikes Peak area's seniors, and volunteer opportunities to get you more connected. They talked about enhanced services at the Tri-Lakes Senior Center and the volunteer opportunities there; as well, they shared the need for more drivers for the Meals-on-Wheels program. More info available at SilverKey.org or by calling (719) 884-2300.
Justin Hermes, host of 'Real Estate Realities' joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss how the Colorado Springs real estate market is changing.
Michelle Peulen - Colorado Department of Transportation - August 11, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias
- CO 115 improvements underway
- I-25 & CO 94 MAMSIP project update
- CO 16 (Mesa Ridge Parkway) Bridge maintenance work
- Powers & Research Parkway update
- US 24 Sign Installation
- US 50 in Pueblo (Purcell Blvd and resurfacing project Bonforte to Avondale)
- I-25 Exit 11 update
She also suggested numbers for project updates: Text "CO115" to 866-762-3640 for Highway 115 updates; call 720-507-6255 to get Powers/Research project updates; for planning trips, go to COTrip.org and download the app.
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we focused on the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, the largest chamber of commerce and economic development organization in southern Colorado. As a member-based organization, they provide several opportunities for members to promote their businesses and grow their professional networks throughout the region. Guest Donna Carlson, vice president of member services, Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation, shared her thoughts on membership. More info at ColoradoSpringsChamberEDC.com
On Monday's "The Extra", we focused on the upcoming Pikes Peak APEX mountain bike challenge scheduled Sept. 22-25, 2022. The event itself is a fundraise for the PPORA Trail Stewardship Fund, which has raised over $25,000 in the first two years of the APEX – all of which has been put back into the trails in the Pikes Peak Region. More info at pikespeakapex.com.
As cases of deaths related to the drug Fentanyl continues, Andrew Rogers was joined by 4th Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen to discuss how law enforcement and prosecutors are looking to address the drug as well as what needs to be done to strengthen enforcement efforts. Andrew was also joined by Andrea Tully the Chief Toxicologist in the El Paso County Coroner's office to discuss the true danger of the drug.
Parents and students have a lot on their plates when it comes to paying for college. Now that many students are heading back to campus this fall families may be looking for student loan financing options to help cover tuition costs and living expenses. SoFi’s Brian Walsh joined Andrew Rogers to discuss the tips below when shopping for a student loan.
On Thursday's "The Extra", the spotlight was on Rocky Mountain Women’s Film. Since its inception, RMWF has screened nearly 1000 films, hosted more than 250 filmmakers, and served an audience of tens of thousands. The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is the longest running women’s film festival in the Western Hemisphere. Guests Linda Broker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film and Mary Zalmenak, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film patron, shared about their experiences. Upcoming events include a free screening of "Chely Wright - Wish Me Away" at the Pikes Peak East Library today (July 28th), Film Club on August 9th and the upcoming "Cinema in the Park" on Saturday August 13th. More info at RMWFilm.org.
On "The Extra", guests chatted about the upcoming Weekend #2 of the Rocky Mountain State Games, the state's largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities, including those with physical disabilities, visual impairments, and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). More information about competing, venues and events is at RockyMountainStateGames.org.
On "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talked to organizers of a weekend festival in San Luis to celebrate its unique cultural and historic heritage. Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) is sponsoring an "On the Road" conference, which will include a variety of planned activities and gatherings Aug. 5-6. CPI is Colorado’s nonprofit historic preservation advocacy organization, promoting historic preservation statewide by providing information, education, training, expertise, and advocacy. More information on the weekend's event as well as the organization available at ColoradoPreservation.org
Greg Coopman, host of Senior Talk weekends on KRDO NewsRadio, and founder of Heartfelt Care at Home joined Andrew Rogers to discuss a number of issues currently facing the senior population across Southern Colorado.
On Thursday's "The Extra", guest Emily Shuman joined host Shannon Brinias to discuss the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act's 32nd anniversary. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center was created to provide information, guidance, training and FREE technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) tailored to meet the needs of individuals and organizations in Colorado and Colorado Springs. The center is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with more information available at RockyMountainADA.org.
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Michelle Peulen, CDOT Communications Manager for Region 2, talks about current and upcoming road projects.
Palmer Land Conservancy works with local farmers and ranchers to conserve their land, water, and their way of life. Palmer is dedicated to accelerating the pace of land and water conservation to keep farmers farming, ranchers, ranching, and fresh, local food available to all of those who call southern Colorado home. From now through the fall, from seed to harvest, local farmers and ranchers are working seven days a week to provide the community with nourishing and delicious food.
On Tuesday's "The Extra," we talk to listeners about the 2022 El Paso County Fair, celebrating the county's rich Western and agricultural heritage. Guests were Carrie Geitner, El Paso County Commissioners District 2, and Makena Norton, 2022 El Paso County Fair Queen, sharing their favorite Fair experiences. Tickets and more information available at ElPasoCountyFair.com.
On Monday's "The Extra", the topic was the many ways to enjoy the trails while giving back and helping maintain our areas here in the PIkes Peak Region. Doug Price, CEO/Pres. of Visit Colorado Springs and Susan Davies, Executive Director of the Trails and Open Spaces Coalition joined host Shannon Brinias to discuss how residents and visitors are encouraged to become “friends” of our parks and open spaces through volunteer groups like Friends of the Peak, Friends of Ute Valley Park, Guardians of Palmer Park and more. In addition to trail workdays, there are events like Creek Week cleanup and the August 13th TOPS Starlight Spectacular, a bicycling/walking/running nighttime experience in Garden of the Gods. More info can be found at trailsandopenspaces.org.
Gina Caughey with A Call to Order Professional Orgizners joined Andrew Rogers to discuss ways to bring order back into your home and life.
Rick Stevens, host of Money Matters, weekends on KRDO NewsRadio joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to talk about how to navigate financially with the current inflation picutre.
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation are excited to present the Star-Spangled Symphony & July 4th Block Party – a free concert and block party at the Pikes Peak Center in downtown Colorado Springs on July 4, 2022!
El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman talks about the El Paso County Primary Election.