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Robin Adair - July 29, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Robin Adair - July 29, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 29, 2021

On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by Robin Adair, Community Preparedness Coordinator with Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, to talk about the importance of summer weather preparedness.   It’s still severe summer weather season, and we have a lot of time to be outside. That also means we should think about risks there are in the great outdoors, and how we get ready for them.  More information can be found at ready.gov/severe-weather and pproem-ecc.com

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 28, 2021

On Wednesday's "The Extra", Optum's Rhonda Heschel, C-PNP, PMHS, a Pediatric Specialist joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about getting children and teens back into their normal well-child visit routines, and the importance of regular vaccinations.  To schedule an appointment or ask more questions, call Rhonda at (719) 597-8704 or visit their offices at 6071 E. Woodmen Rd., Suite 105 in Colorado Springs. 

Catherine Hammond - July 27, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Catherine Hammond - July 27, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 27, 2021

On Tueday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by  Catherine Hammond, Founder and President of Hammond Law Group, with information on the three biggest challenges in setting up your estate plan.  The Hammond Law Group, link here, is offering free workshops on TuesdayAugust 10th and Saturday, August 14th, as well as a free webinar on TuesdayAugust 3rd To register for webinars or in-person workshops, visit ColoradoEstatePlan.com or call 719.520.1474

Donna Shugrue and Connell Barrett - July 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Donna Shugrue and Connell Barrett - July 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 26, 2021
On Monday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias discussed dating post-pandemic:  tips, guidelines, how-to's and what to do in the "MeToo"-era.  Guests included local Colorado-Springs-based matchmaker Donna Shugrue, owner of  Perfectly Matched and Connell Barrett, author of "Dating Sucks But You Don't; the Modern Guy's Guide to Total Confidence, Romantic Connection, and Finding the Perfect Partner", available here
 
Greg Couch - July 23, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Greg Couch - July 23, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

July 23, 2021

Andrew Rogers was joined by Greg Couch, CEO of the Police Integrity Project a new organization of police advocates for transparency and anti-corruption in law enforcement, looking to bring change from within, not from new legislation.

Safe Passage - July 22, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Safe Passage - July 22, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 22, 2021

Last week, Safe Passage broke ground on a new co-located children’s advocacy center on the westside of Colorado Springs.  Safe Passage is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy group, and the new Center will that provide hope and healing to children who have experienced abuse and neglect, through a communal space bringing together key partner agencies.  Guests Maureen "Mo" Basenberg, Exec. Dir. of Safe Passage, was joined by CSPD's Lt. Tim Stankey and Kidpower's Exec. Dir. Jan Isaacs Henry to talk about the project.  More information can be found at SafePassageCAC.org. 

Silver Key - July 21, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Silver Key - July 21, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 21, 2021

On Wednesday's "The Extra", we spoke to the folks from Silver Key, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of our area's seniors.  Derek Wilson, Chief Strategy Officer and Jayme Holligan, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Community Relations, joined host Shannon Brinias to share information on services offered, rebounding from the pandemic, and ways to volunteer.  They explained about the "5 Wishes" campaign, link here , with details on an informational session scheduled for July 27th at 8:30 am.  That session will be carried on Facebook Live and via Zoom, as well as on-site with prior registration.  They also talked about Silver Key's 50th Anniversary Gala, August 7th, 6-10pm, at Boot Barn Hall.  More information can be found at SilverKey.org/gala/ or by calling  719-884-2300

Colorado Springs Airport - July 20, 2021- The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Colorado Springs Airport - July 20, 2021- The Extra with Andrew Rogers

July 20, 2021

Director of Aviation Greg Phillips has the latest from the Colorado Springs Airport.

CDOT - July 15, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

CDOT - July 15, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 15, 2021
On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias is joined by CDOT's Statewide Communications Manager Bob Wilson getting updates on the I-25 Gap South Project.  More information available at codot.gov/projects/i25-south-gap
 
Better Business Bureau - July 14, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Better Business Bureau - July 14, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 14, 2021

On Wednesday's "The Extra", The age of which scammers target continues to get lower and the Better Business Bureau is seeing an increase in the number of teens under the age of 18 fall victim to scams.  Contrary to what many believe, The Better Business Bureau has found that young people are at far greater risk of being scammed than seniors. In 2020, 56.6% of people age 18-24 who were exposed to a scam ended up losing money. By contrast, fewer than one third (31.9%) of those 65-plus who were exposed lost money.   Guests today included Jonathan Liebert, CEO of the BBB of Southern Colorado and Adah Rodriguez, VP Operations and Development, BBB of Southern Colorado.  For more information:   BBB.org/scamtracker , stopfraudcolorado.gov, and ftc.org . 

Rachel Beck - July 13, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Rachel Beck - July 13, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 14, 2021

Rachel Beck joined the show to talk about bills involving affordable/attainable housing, transportation and pandemic relief.  More information at CSCEDC.com

Visit Colorado Springs - July 12, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Visit Colorado Springs - July 12, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

July 12, 2021

Doug Price and Susan Davies from Visit Colorado Springs discussing hidden gems around the region, as well as trail improvement plans and best outdoors practices.

Gold Hill Mesa - July 9, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Gold Hill Mesa - July 9, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

July 9, 2021
Stephanie Edwards of Gold Hill Mesa joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss the summer concerts at Gold Hill Mesa, the development and expansion and how they're continuing to build in the community while honoring the legacy and history of the site. 
Space Foundation’s Discovery Center - July 8, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Space Foundation’s Discovery Center - July 8, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 8, 2021
On Thursday's "The Extra", Rachel English, Director of the Space Foundation's Discovery Center joined host KRDO-AM/FM Shannon Brinias to talk about the Center's summer programming, including weekend workshops in the "Summer of Discovery" series.  More information can be found at discoverspace.org . 
 
Pikes Peak Pickelball Association - July 7, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Pikes Peak Pickelball Association - July 7, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 7, 2021

On Wednesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias discussed the growing sport of pickleball with guest Joe Johnson, President of the Pikes Peak Pickleball Association.  PPPA has over 1000+ members and they play almost daily at area courts, including at Monument Valley Park and Bear Creek Park.  Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court (indoor or outdoor) with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It requires a perforated plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball.  PPPA offers $20 annual membership, and free lessons; more information can be found at PikesPeakPickleball.com

Pikes Peak Community College - July 6, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Pikes Peak Community College - July 6, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 6, 2021

Two of our areas largest higher education institutions are going back to in-person classes this Fall and Dr. Lance Bolton, Pikes Peak Community College President, joined "The Extra" to talk with us in detail about some of those plans; how PPCC has adapted to the pandemic; and how getting back to school will benefit the community’s economy. More information is available by calling 719-502-2000 or at ppcc.edu.  Dr. Bolton works in close collaboration with administration at UCCS to smooth transitions for students transferring credits; more information can be found at uccs.edu

Justin Hermes - July 2, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Justin Hermes - July 2, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

July 2, 2021
Justin Hermes joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss the latest in the Colorado Springs Real Estate, where the market is going, and how to make passive income by investing in the loal market. 
4th of July Symphony on Your Porch - July 1, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

4th of July Symphony on Your Porch - July 1, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

July 1, 2021
On Thursday's "The Extra", the show focused on the upcoming music and fireworks extravaganza known as "4th of July Symphony on your Porch", which was developed last year in lieu of a large gathering during the pandemic, and is back again for a repeat performance this year.   Guests Molly Sharples, Brianna Goodwin, both of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and Mike Carlisle of Western Enterprises talk about the upcoming event. More information can be found at COS4thofJuly.org.  The music starts broadcasting on 5 radio stations at 9 pm, with the fireworks set to start in different locations at 9:30 pm. 
 
Florissant Fossil Beds - June 30, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Florissant Fossil Beds - June 30, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 30, 2021

Florissant Fossil Beds is an excellent place to learn about and enjoy the wonders of the night sky.  On Wednesday's "The Extra", park ranger and lead interpreter Jeff Wolin from the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about the recent certification as an International Dark Sky Park and upcoming Dark Skies events.  The next event is July 9th, with monthly events following.  For more information on that, go to nps.gov/flfo/night-sky-programs .  For more information on how to work to reduce light pollution, go to  darksky.org/get-involved

Skyler McKinley, AAA - June 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Skyler McKinley, AAA - June 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 28, 2021
On Monday's "The Extra", AAA is projecting how travel is going to be reaching record volumes, if not exceeding them over the next holiday weekend period.  Guest Skyler McKinley discussed gas prices, travel planning, trip advice and much more.  For more information, go to AAA
 
Dr. Grace Kumar - June 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 24, 2021
On this month's "Ask the Doctor" Optum show, Dr. Grace Kumar joined us to talk about hernia risks, treatment options and prevention. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call  719-475-9800
CPCD - June 23, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

CPCD - June 23, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 23, 2021

With learning loss feared due to the pandemic, what is the best way to address and remedy that loss? How we can help get our kids caught up and back on track developmentally. On Wednesday's "The Extra", representatives from CPCD join host Shannon Brinias.

 
Dr. Carol Cleland - June 22, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Carol Cleland - June 22, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 22, 2021

We’re a couple of days away from the Friday deadline for a U-S Intelligence report on unidentified aerial phenomena that’s due to Congress. According to unnamed officials said to have been briefed on the contents of the government report, it did not find evidence that the unexplained aerial phenomena that Navy pilots have witnessed in recent years are alien spacecrafts, but the report also does not definitively say they are not. CU Boulder expert, Dr. Carol Cleland joined host Shannon Brinias to share her insights.   Dr.Cleland is director of CU Boulder’s Center for the Study of Origins, and studies how scientific discovery has, throughout history, hinged on anomalies––or phenomena that researchers can’t explain in terms of our current understanding of the world.

Mayor John Suthers - June 21, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Mayor John Suthers - June 21, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 21, 2021

On "The Extra" Monday, host Shannon Brinias was joined by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers to talk about the city's 150th birthday aka the Sesquicentennial, transportation legislation, Downtown development plans, pandemic recovery, growth along the Powers/ Mark Sheffel corridor, and where we stand with planned relocation of US Space Command, among other subjects.  More information about the Sesquicentennial can be found here: coloradosprings.gov/cos-150

Lynn Granger and Dan Haley - June 18, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Lynn Granger and Dan Haley - June 18, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

June 18, 2021

Colorado is one of America’s largest producing oil and gas states, even after COVID’s impact is felt in that sector and other industries, so we’re talking billions, not millions, in terms of economic impact to the state. All of this work continues despite a number of political and regulatory headwinds on the home front, along with a new Presidential administration that has a differing viewpoint on energy policy. Lynn Granger, Executive Director, American Petroleum Institute Colorado; and Dan Haley, President & Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Oil & Gas Association joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss all things oil and gas production in Colorado. 

 

Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial - June 17, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial - June 17, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 17, 2021

On KRDO's "The Extra" Thursday, the City of Colorado Springs has grown into the 39th largest and most desirable city to live in the United States, leaps and bounds away from its humble but meaningful beginning in 1871.  Through July 31, 2021 the Colorado Springs community will embark on a communitywide celebration of our city’s rich history, marking the city's Sesquicentennial Celebration.  Guests Blake Zink, Special Events Coordinator, with the City of Colorado Springs and Leah Witherow, Curator of History, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about the multitude of events and exhibits that are planned.  More information's available at coloradosprings.gov/cos150 and cspm.org

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - June 16, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - June 16, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

June 16, 2021

Megan Leatham, the Executive Director of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb joined Andrew Rogers on "The Extra" to discuss the race to the clouds on June 27th, 2021. 

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

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

June 15, 2021

CDOT's Michelle Peulen gives an update on current projects and upcoming projects.

Amy Long with VisitCOS - June 14, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Amy Long with VisitCOS - June 14, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 14, 2021

On Monday's "The Extra", Chief Innovation Officer Amy Long of VisitCOS joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about exciting upcoming events and attraction openings, including the opening of the new Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Summit House June 30th and the Western Street Breakfast Wed., June 16th.  For more information on these events and much more, visitcos.com/travel-tools/visitor-guide

Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial - June 11, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial - June 11, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

June 11, 2021

Vanessa Zink and Jenifer Furda joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to talk about the upcoming Beards, Bonnets, and Brews Festival and the other events to mark Colorado Springs' Sesquicentennial this June. 

Better Business Bureau - June 9, 2021 - KRDO’s Morning News

Better Business Bureau - June 9, 2021 - KRDO’s Morning News

June 9, 2021

On Wednesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talked with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Southern Colorado about Small Business Celebration 2021.  The annual Small Business Week Celebration and Awards Banquet is a free virtual event on June 10th from 3pm-pm; pikespeaksbdc.org/smallbusinessweek.Winners in five categories will be announced.  The BBB's experts also discussed travel scams, avoiding airfare, hotel and rental car scams.  More information at travel scams.

Dirk Draper - June 8, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dirk Draper - June 8, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 8, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by Dirk Draper, CEO and President of Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC, reflecting on his time at the helm of the organization prior to his upcoming retirement at the end of the year.  More information on taking part in Chamber activities can be found at cscedc.com

First and Main Town Center - June 4, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

First and Main Town Center - June 4, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

June 4, 2021

Lauren Ripko with the First and Main Town Center joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss the First and Main Town Center Summer Concert Series and what went into putting the event back together in the post-COVID-19 era.  

Vail Resorts - June 3, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Vail Resorts - June 3, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 3, 2021

Vail Resorts is preparing for summer operations at its five Colorado resorts.  On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by Will Shoemaker, Communications Manager, Vail Resorts (based at Crested Butte Mountain Resort) to talk about the offerings and events planned for the summer season.  Following a reduced operating footprint last summer, guests can look forward to more activities on tap at the resorts for the upcoming summer season.  From mountain biking and tubing, to kayaking, stand-up paddling and other lake activities, more information can be found at any of Vail Resorts' individual resort websites or epicpass.com for links to those resorts. 

Great Flood of 1921 - June 2, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Great Flood of 1921 - June 2, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 2, 2021

On Wednesday’s “The Extra”, a look back at the historic Great Flood of 1921 in Pueblo, an event that devastated the booming Southern Colorado community at the confluence of the Arkansas and Fountain rivers.  Filmmaker Justin Bregar joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about his documentary on the flood, premiering on Rocky Mountain PBS and YouTube on Thursday, June 3rd at 7 pm.

Scott Mann - May 28, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Scott Mann - May 28, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

May 28, 2021

Scott Mann joined Andrew Rogers on ’The Extra’ to discuss his film "Last out: Elegy of A Green Beret" a story of modern combat, based on real-life events. Scott wrote and produced the film which started out as a stage play that will be open on a limited basis this Memorial Day. Scott also discussed the meaning of Memorial Day from his perspective as a 23-year Army veteran, 16 of which was spent as a Green Beret. 

MeadowGrass Music Festival - May 27, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

MeadowGrass Music Festival - May 27, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 27, 2021
On Thursday's "The Extra", a chance for some musical entertainment:  after the 2020 event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, this year's 12th annual MeadowGrass Music Festival will certainly sound sweeter to local and regional audiences. Guests Chris Phillips, Rocky Mountain Highway board member and Dani Cichon Stone, Nashville musician of South for Winter joined host Shannon Brinias explaining how this Memorial Day Weekend is set to be better than ever, continuing on with a tradition that includes 20+ bands, camping, a beer festival, kids zone, songwriters contest and more. More information on the event can be found at  Rockymountainhighway.org  and for more information on Dani Cichon's group, go to SouthForWinterMusic.com
 
Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 26, 2021

On Thursday's "The Extra", Dr. Geoffrey Lim, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs fellowship-trained surgeon with Optum, joined host "Shannon Brinias" to answer questions during National Melanoma Awareness Month, discussing definitions, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  To schedule an appointment with Optum Dermatology, you can reach out to the team at 719-228-0400.  Dr. Lim is located at Optum offices at 1633 Medical Center Point in Colorado Springs. 

Catherine Hammond - May 25, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Catherine Hammond - May 25, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 25, 2021

 It was 16 years ago that the fight over Terry Schiavo's medical care, and preceding years of litigation, brought the issue of disability planning to the nation's attention.  On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by guest Catherine Hammond, founder of the Hammond Law Group, to talk about planning for disability, the challenges that arise for loved ones when someone becomes incapacitated, and the options for making sure someone can take care of your financial and medical affairs if you're unable to.  For more information, go to ColoradoEstatePlan.com.  A webinar is being held next Tuesday, June 1st at 2:00, where attendees can get more information on estate planning. 

Carry the Load - May 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Carry the Load - May 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 24, 2021

On Monday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias spoke to Stephen Holley, co-founder of "Carry the Load", and ret. US Army Colonel Mark Elliott, Global Head of Military Affairs for JP Morgan Chase.  "Carry the Load" is a non-profit venture that aims to connect Americans with the true meaning of Memorial Day through fundraising rallies and relays, one of which is set to pass through Colorado Springs Thursday May 27th, and Friday, May 28th.  Through this event, donations made to "Carry the Load" on Facebook will result in matching fund donations by JP Morgan Chase.  A ceremony at Pikes Peak National Cemetery to mark "Carry the Load"'s path through Colorado Springs is set for Friday morning at 7:45 am, although pre-registration is advised.  More information can be found at Pikes_Peak_National_Cemetery_2021.pdf 

and CarrytheLoad.org.  

Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell - May 21, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell - May 21, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

May 21, 2021
Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss a wide range of issues facing, not only Teller County but Southern Colorado as a whole. The in-depth conversation ranged from COVID-19 to issues surrounding the state legislature. Sheriff Mikesell also discussed a number of issues surrounding the Second Amendment across Colorado and the challenges currently facing our law enforcement community. 
Curbside Culture - May 20, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Curbside Culture - May 20, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 20, 2021

On "The Extra" Thursday, Curbside Culture was in the spotlight. It's a program that brings the performing arts out into the community by facilitating small-scale performances outside of private residences, places of business, and other gathering spots. It came about during the COVID-19 pandemic, but even as restrictions ease, the program is continuing to connect artists with small-scale gigs. Guests Andy Vick, Executive Director, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region was joined by participating artists Jeri Jorgensen (violinist) and Ryan Flores (musician).  More information about the artists, and how to participate or to engage them for performances is available at peakradar.com/curbsideculture

National Foster Care Month - May 19, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

National Foster Care Month - May 19, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 19, 2021
National Foster Care Month was the focus of Wednesday's "The Extra". Host Shannon Brinias was joined by guests Sarah Bailey, Recruitment and Retention Specialist for Kids Crossing and Jenni Swogger, Assistant Manager, Kinship and Foster Care Programs, El Paso County Department of Human Services.  They talked about how the need for foster care families and parents has increased, and what prospective families can anticipate.  They also spoke about how to receive guidance through the process from agencies like Kids Crossing.  More information is available at elpasoco.com/child-protective-services and kidscrossing.com
 
Parkinson Association of the Rockies - May 18, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Parkinson Association of the Rockies - May 18, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 18, 2021

On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias focused on  the Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR), which, in 1981,began as a small collection of support groups and currently provides services to meet the needs and challenges the Parkinson’s community faces each day.  The group is marking its 40th anniversary in 2021.  Guests Jodi Brown, Executive Director, and Seth Dean, Director of Development discussed critical programs and services which have a meaningful impact on the quality of life for those affected with Parkinson’s disease. They also talked about an upcoming fundraiser, the Vitality 5K, set to take place simultaneously in 4 Colorado cities on June 6th.  The location in Colorado Springs is Venezia Park at Briargate Parkway and North Union.  In Pueblo, the site is the Pueblo Riverwalk.  You can also do the walk in a virtual way to allow more people to participate from their own venues. More information can be found at parkinsonrockies.org or by calling 303-830-1839.  

Special Kids Special Families - May 14, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Special Kids Special Families - May 14, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

May 14, 2021

May is National Foster Care Month, Jon Karroll with Special Kids Special Families joined Andrew Rogers on ‘The Extra’ to talk about the need for foster cares families in Southern Colorado as well as the other work Special Kids Special Families does in our community.

Small Business Week - May 13, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Small Business Week - May 13, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 13, 2021

Preview of the Small Business Week happening from June 7th to the 10th.

CDOT - May 12, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

CDOT - May 12, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 12, 2021
Wednesday on "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by Rebecca White, Director of CDOT's Division of Transportation Development to talk about the department's 10-year "Your Priorities Plan", involving projects that may be coming down the pike to improve safety and mobility of our state highways.  More information can be found here . 
 
Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC - May 11, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC - May 11, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 11, 2021

This week is Armed Forces Week, and on "The Extra", Reggie Ash, Chief Defense Development Officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC talks about the organization's Military Affairs Council, the effort to have the Biden administration reconsider the decision relocating U.S. Space Command, and this Friday's "Armed Forces Outstanding Enlisted Awards Ceremony", taking place via Zoom and accessible on the Chamber's website.  More information:  cscedc.com

Visit Colorado Springs - May 10, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Visit Colorado Springs - May 10, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

May 10, 2021
Doug Price, President and CEO of Visit Colorado Springs and Kristi Durbin of El Paso County Public Health joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss the status of vaccines in El Paso County and their impact on travel, tourism and the community as a whole.
Junior Achievement - May 7, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Junior Achievement - May 7, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

May 7, 2021

For over 100 years, Junior Achievement has been inspiring and preparing young people to succeed.  The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver JA lessons, but who also share their experience. Volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. By delivering powerful, proven lessons that promote financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in grades K-12, Junior Achievement is making a positive impact here in Southern Colorado. Andrew Rogers was joined on ‘The Extra’ by Anji Roe Wood, President & CEO, and Lauren Kunze, Director of Program Strategy & Partnerships, for  Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado