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cont. Desert Oasis Health Care Segment. “The Medicine Cabinet” – October 2, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – cont. Desert Oasis Health Care Segment. “The Medicine Cabinet”

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D.O.H.C. w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– STATEMENTS/QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals” in the “Medicine Cabinet”.
1. From Ruta Lee….Does the vaccine destroy white corpuscles? (No).
2. Pregnancy increases your chances of getting Covid? (No. 125,000 pregnant women have gotten Covid, but only 165 pregnant women have died of Covid, NOT the vaccine.  Only 1/3 of pregnant women are vaccinated.  Your immune system is under stress while pregnant, so one of the best things you can do is get vaccinated).
3. What do I have to fear from unvaccinated people IF I AM VACCINATED? (Nothing. Vaccinated folks might get a slight infection BUT will have very light symptoms, won’t go to the hospital AND WON’T GET DEAD).
4. The head of Moderna said the virus would be gone in a year? (Wow, hope he’s right.  Will be endemic, not PANDEMIC in a year). 
– (contact info: www.myturn.ca.gov and www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).

Brian

“Box Office” Segment – September 2, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – “Box Office” Segment

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THEATER “BOX OFFICE” SEGMENT w/ Tracey Ellis re: CVRep Executive Director.
– REPORT that the Coachella Valley theaters are announcing their seasons and will be reopening w/ wonderful shows. Most will require proof of vaccination and a photo ID.  Check if masks are required before you go to a show.

– REPORT ON CVREP. on Jeanette Knight w/ a 4 play season.  Subscriptions now on sale.  Oct., 23rd & 24th, CVRep’s “Improv and Comedy Festival” featuring Tom Dreesen. www.cvrep.org.
– REPORT ON DEZART PERFORMS w/ Michael Shaw they are announcing their season.  Oct., 27 – 30th, “Girlfriend” @ the R.M. Amphitheatre.
www.dezartperforms.com.
-REPORT ON THE GREEN ROOM THEATRE COMPANY The regular season opens in Oct., w/ “Merry Wives of Windsor”.
www.greenroomtheatrecompany.org.
-REPORT ON THE MCCALLUM THEATRE
Tickets on sale for 2021-2022 Grand Reopening Season.  Begins 12.3 w/ “Hairspray”.
www.mccallumtheatre.com. 
-REPORT ON THE PALM CANYON THEATRE
Special play about the aftereffects of Sept., 11, 2001 on Sept. 11 and 12th. Sept., 24 – “Sordid Lives”.
www.palmcanyontheatre.net. 
-REPORT ON THEATRE 29
Oct., 1 w/ “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love I& Murder”.  Roles still available for this play.
www.theatre29.org. 
-REPORT ON DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE
“Rocky Horror Show” runs until Sept., 12th.
www.desertroseplayhouse.com. 
-REPORT ON THE HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES.
“Hamilton” is up and running.
www.act-tours.com.

REPORT ON THEATRES NATIONWIDE;
– REPORT that Broadway is back after more than a year!!!. More than a dozen theaters are starting to sell tickets.  Summer should see all of the theatres open. Most are requiring masks and proof of vaccination. Shows: “Six”; “Dear Evan Hansen”; “Ain’t Too Proud, the Life & Times of the Temptations”; “Diana”. Plug for A.C.T.’s New York Broadway Show Tour.  Details @ www.act-tours.com and (760) 322-1247.
www.newyorktheatreguide.com. 
– (contact info: email: tessex@nullcvep.org and (760) 861-1006).

Tracey

Museum Segment – October 2, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 2 – Museum Segment

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ACT FOR MS w/ Ann Greer re: 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Ste., # 118, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– REPORT on the Holiday Party, Thurs., Dec., 2 @ Acqua California Bistro, Rancho Mirage.
– REPORT that this will be a variation of Christmas Tree Lane.  Chaired by Linda W. and Joanne H.
– REPORT that all funds raised STAY in the Valley.
– (contact info: www.actforms.org and (760) 773-9806).
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM w/ Ann Greer re:745 N. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT that the Museum is open 10 – 5 every day.  With over 70 aircraft in 4 hangers.
– REPORT on Oct., 30, Chili Cook Off and Car Show.  “Surf ‘n Sand”. 100 – 200 Classic Cars. $1 a taste for Chili. Lulu California Bistro cooks the recipes for chili for the contest.  Tasters get to vote. Kids in costumes get in free, w/ NO MASK. Pet friendly.
– REPORT on Warbird Rides, listed on websites. – Warbird Rides available for $195. Book online for a ride in one of 2 P-51, (“Bunny” and “Man of War”) C-47, T28, T33 (jet).
– REPORT that a new plane will be revealed in Nov.
– HOLD THE DATE: Sat., Nov., 20 – “Props and Hops” Craft Beer Festival. Vendors, tastings, $50. ($40 in advance) includes a cup and 8 drink tickets, food stations. Does not get you into the Museum.  Must be 21 to go to the Beer Festival.
– REPORT that the Air Museum NEEDS volunteers.
– (contact info: www.psairmuseum.org and (760) 778-6262.)
WARING INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION. w/ Ann Greer re: 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., #201, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– REPORT that there will hopefully be a Grand Salon in November w/ 50 to 100 persons.
– REPORT on the need for host homes.
– HOLD THE DATE: For the Gala on Feb., 7, 2022 @ Westin Mission Hills.
– REPORT that the VWIP Competition will come back in April 10 – 18, 2022. Expecting 25 contestants ages 18 TO 31.  City of Palm Desert is the Host Sponsor again and the events will be FREE thanks to the City of Palm Desert.
– REPORT that volunteer training will begin soon.
– (contact info: www.vwipc.org and (760) 773-2575).

Ann

Museum Segment – October 2, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 3 – Museum Segment

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PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM w/ Scott Slaven re: Director of Marketing, Communications and Graphic Design. 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT on Architecture and Design Center re-opened w/ “The Modern Chair” exhibition on South Palm Canyon @ Baristo. 60 chairs in all styles. “The Barcelona Chair” etc.
– REPORT Main Museum (on Museum Way) has a new exhibition. Near “The History of Suspended Time” car exhibition. A 1968 Chevy Malibu.
– REPORT on Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden is open Sunrise to Sunset every day.
– NEW EXHIBITIONS @ the Main Museum;
1. Helen Frankenthaler abstract exhibition will come soon. 1940 – 2003.
2. Robert Longo’s “Storm of Hope: Law and Disorder” the oversized charcoal drawings.
– HOLD THE DATE; Oct., 8 and 9. Weekend of Architecture and Design.  For sites go to website.  Albert Frey inspired weekend.
– REPORT that you still need to get your admission tickets on-line.  FREE on Thurs., from 5 to 7 and get them on-line.
– (contact info: www.psmuseum.org).

Scott

“Go Green” Segment – October 2, 2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – “Go Green”

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DESERT WATER AGENCY w/ Xochitl Pena re: 1200 S. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.

  • Desert Water Agency just celebrated its 60th Anniversary last month on Sept. 15.
  • To mark the special day and help our customers in need, DWA contributed $60,000 to the Help2Others assistance program.
  • The funding comes from non-rate revenue – or collected late fees.
  • Since the pandemic, applications to the Help2Others fund are up by 400%
  • Customers can apply for $200 a year in water bill credit by going to www.dwa.org/h2o and filling out a simple online form.
  • DWA recently increased water bill credits from $50 and applying twice in a year to $200 and only having to apply once in the year. If you got one or two $50 credit before, you can reapply so you total $200 for the year.
  • For more information or to apply go to www.dwa.org/h2o

Drought update

  • The California Water Resources Control Board met in late September and provided an update on the drought and water use across the state
  • Californians have only reduced their water usage by 1.8 percent in July over the same month in 2020. This is far below the 15 percent voluntary reduction Gov. Newsom asked for this summer.
  • Locally DWA customers used 4 percent less water in August than a year ago so there’s still a lot of room for improvement – locally and statewide.
  • The reduction at this point is voluntary – residents aren’t required yet to cut back – but everyone should be doing their part to conserve during this drought.

Step up and Save by skipping overseeding

  • DWA encourages its customers to “go gold” by skipping the overseeding process and letting grass brown a bit during the winter months in order to reduce water use.
  • Scalping or overseeding is a common practice for grass areas in the fall. It involves replacing your summer Bermuda grass with winter rye grass by adding seeds and increasing irrigation until the winter grass starts to grow.   
  • If you do choose to overseed, make sure it is efficient.
  • Start late: overseed in late October or November, that way you will need less water to germinate the seeds.
  • Check your sprinklers: fix any pressure problems, make sure sprinklers are aimed in the right direction and repair any leaks.
  • You can find these and more efficient overseeding tips at www.dwa.org/overseeding

Step up and save water with Incentives

  • Grass removal – $2 per square foot
  • Smart controller – $150 for devices and $100 for installation
  • Water efficient nozzles and irrigation heads – $5 per nozzle; $2 for installation
  • Washing machines – $250 for Energy Star water efficient machines
  • Toilets for businesses – min. of 10 toilets, $100 per toilet
  • Go to www.dwa.org/save to learn more.

– (contact info; www.dwa.org and (760) 323-4971).

Xochitl

“Cyber Chat” Segment – October 2, 2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – “Cyber Chat”

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EGGHEADIT w/ Dennis Shelly re:
– QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals”.
1. How do scammers work? (Seem to happen @ grocery stores and gas stations. Report on how/where the cameras are placed to scan/scam your card. Radio Frequency is used.  Even the new cards are susceptible. Use a “blocker” to put your card in.)
2. Will this get better? (No, artificial intelligence will be scanning your cards “automatically”).
– DISCUSSION for Windows 11 is coming out. Will come thru an update.  New PC’s w/ Windows 11 installed will be ready by Christmas this year.
– REPORT that the official release of Windows 11 will be in quarter 4.
– DISCUSSION of the changes you will see in Windows 11 vs. 10.  Taskbar, file explorers, multi-tasking, The Microsoft store is completely changed. You can see some of these changes now.
– REPORT that any time there is a massive new operating system change we will have to re-learn new things.  Should be safer. Dennis can give you lessons in basics thru advanced computer usage.
– REPORT on how Dennis can “take over” your computer and NOW also your phone and IPad remotely, monitor hacks, and run all diagnostic checks for $50./month for up to 3 devices. Spam Assassin is one of his programs. He can check remotely if you have the TPM on your computer.
1. $20/month – Standard program – Covers 1 user, 3 devices. Anti-virus and discount rates for on-site service.
2. $34. – Advanced program. – Anti-virus and unlimited “over-the-phone” support.
3. $50/month – Premium program. – All of the above PLUS data back up and security.
– (contact info; www.eggheadit.com and (760) 205-0105).

Dennis

DAP Health/Revivals Segment – October 2, 2021

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – DAP Health/Revivals Segment

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MR. COMMUNITY w/ Steven Henke re: Director of Brand Marketing @ 1695 N. Sunrise Way, P.S. 92262.
– REPORT on his trip to Minnesota.
– REPORT on Marilyn May’s show when she fell.
REPORT on 4 REVIVALS @ www.revivalsstores.com @ all four stores.  Open 7 days a week. 10 to 6 PM. All precautions and protocols are in place.
– REPORT that you can “find yourself @ Revivals”.  THE THRILL OF THE SAVE. Throw back to when retail was an event.
– HOLD THE DATE; Oct., 8, Revival’s FREE “After Dark” Event. Fundraiser for DAP Health and P.S. Leather Pride.  Sell things that don’t sell on a regular basis in the stores.  Lots of leather gear, art books, magazines etc.
– REPORT that contestants from Mr. Leather contest will be there.
– DISCUSSION that this is the 3rd year in a row for this FREE “Back Alley Event”.
– HOLD THE DATE for the FREE Oct., 30, Aids Walk, “Together Again”. Kick off @ Ruth Hardy Park @ 8 AM @ the Health and Wellness Village.  Walk starts @ 10 AM. Registration is open now.  Sign up @ www.desertaidswalk.org. Family and pet friendly.
– REPORT on where the funds from the Walk go.  Monies go to over 10,000 neighbors that get their health care @ DAP Health.
– REPORT that things are really well priced @ the Indio Revivals to attract customers.
– HOLD THE DATE for the FREE Oct., 30, Aids Walk, “Together Again”. Kick off @ Ruth Hardy Park @ 8 AM @ the Health and Wellness Village.  Walk starts @ 10 AM. Registration is open now.  Sign up @ www.desertaidswalk.org. Family and pet friendly.
– REPORT on where the funds from the Walk go.  Monies go to over 10,000 neighbors that get their health care @ DAP Health.
– DISCUSSION that we must not forget DAP Health and fighting HIV and Aids because we are so focused on COVID. 
– REPORT that all 4 Revivals Stores (Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert and Indio) are now open 10 AM to 6 PM. You can drop off @ each store and get a receipt for your taxes. You can schedule a pick-up and home cleanup too.
– REPORT on the REV Club weekly newsletter.
– (contact info: www.daphealth.org and www.revivalsstores.com). (760) 323-2118).

Steven

“Restaurant of the Week” Segment – September 25, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 1 – “Restaurant of the Week” Segment

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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK” w/ George Kessinger re: “Crazy Mel’s Burgers & Bar” 166 N. Palm Cyn., Dr., Palm Springs, 92262.
– REPORT on the mask mandates, vaccine identification rules and how they are complying w/ them @ “Crazy Mel’s”.
– DISCUSSION that the place to “protest” these rules is NOT w/ the Restaurant, but the City making the rules.
– REPORT that it’s a $1,000. Fine for the restaurant that allows in someone w/out the vaccination card.
– REPORT on the physical set up of the restaurant.
– REPORT on Gypsy coming to “Crazy Mel’s” on Saturday Oct., 2 around 4 PM. 
– REPORT that the Gay Pride and Veteran’s Day Parades will go on as before. Make a reservation for the curbside Parade seating on those days.
– REPORT on the food; chicken wings in different ways, burgers, great sweet potato fries, great breakfast burger. Selling the most of their 5 grill cheese sandwiches offerings.
– (contact info: (760) 656-7563)

George

Desert Oasis Health Care Segment – September 25, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

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D.O.H.C. w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that we are in our 81st week of Pandemic.
– REPORT that CA. remains the state w/ the lowest transmission rate. Riverside County now has 5,000 deaths, Coachella Valley has 1,000 deaths.
– REPORT that EVERYONE in hospital for Covid IS UNVACCINATED.  Younger and younger patients.
– REPORT that FDA now recommends boosters for folks over 65 or w/ weakened immune systems, folks @ high risk.
– REPORT that folks who are teacher, food service workers, essential workers, first responders, nurses etc. MUST be vaccinated.
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. has not brought back their entire work force yet, many still working from home.
– REPORT that only Pfiser has a booster @ this point in time.  Boosters have 90% efficacy.  Immunity lasts 6 months.
– DISCUSSION that one shot vaccination does NOT work w/ Covid.  Reassortment of this virus.
– DISCUSSION that flu and Covid vaccinations available @ all three D.O.H.C. locations, Palm Springs, Indio and Yucca Valley.  Drive-thru too.  D.O.H.C. has vaccinated 28,000 CV residents.
– DISCUSSION that the flu virus is still around and the CDC and WHO track it around the world. Hoping for a low flu season.
– REPORT that the data to vaccinate children 5 and older is in.  The children will get a third of a dose of the Pfiser.
– DISCUSSION that COVID is NOT a pretty disease and suffering is great. If you get vaccinated you get 10 times the amount of antibodies.
– REPORT on the controversy on who has the most antibodies?  The folks w/ natural immunity or the vaccinated ones. ANSWER: the vaccinated folks.
– REPORT that people over 60 don’t MOUNT the antibodies as quickly as younger folks.
– (contact info: www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).

Brian

cont. Desert Oasis Health Care Segment. “The Medicine Cabinet” – September 25, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – cont. Desert Oasis Health Care Segment. “The Medicine Cabinet”

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D.O.H.C. w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– STATEMENTS/QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals” in the “Medicine Cabinet”.
1. Do vaccinations in children lose their efficacy after 4 months? (Data says longer than 4 months).
2. Are most of the folks w/ Covid obese? (Yes folks w/ diabetes too)
3. Do you need 4 layers of masks? (Not necessarily, but best to get a medical grade mask w/ multiple layers).
– REPORT that there is new data that says for every 4 boosters you give, you save 1 hospitalization!!!!
4. Is there a vaccine to inhale? (Yes, there are some that are being looked at.  It is a more weakened form.  Looking @ some vaccination dose to be administered thru band-aids). 
5. Has the virus escaped the vaccine? (Not really, in the U.S. at least.)
6. Will the product “Balance of Nature” prevent getting Covid? (Not familiar w/ this product, but healthy people do better even if they get the virus)
– REPORT w/ Covid you lose your taste a bit.
7. Will Vitamin D prevent Covid? (Yes, optimizes your immune system. JUST DON’T OVERDOSE).
– REPORT that if you come to D.O.H.C. w/ Covid NOW, you will be treated right then and there.
8. What is a false-positive test? (Yes, they happen.  Yes, some of these are expensive.  Lower costs, less accurate tests are cheaper but less dependable).
– (contact info: www.myturn.ca.gov and www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).

Brian

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