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February

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“Restaurant of the Week” Segment – February 28, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

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

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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ John Fritch re: “Peaks”. Top of the Tram in Palm Springs.
– REPORT on “Boozehounds” the new restaurant @ 1030 N. Palm Canyon Drive where we are meeting.  A restaurant where Dogs bring their Humans!!!.
– REPORT that Peaks is now open for lunch and soon will be open for dinner. Open @ 11 AM and close @ 4 PM.
– REPORT that Lookout Lounge and Pines Café are open all day.
– DISCUSSION of you need to buy your Tram tickets ahead of time, on-line and then make your dining reservations.  First come first served. Peaks has been sold out every single day.
– REPORT on all the snow at the Top of the Tram. Wonderful views.  Temps around 30.
– REPORT that every seat in the Lookout Lounge has a fabulous view.
– REPORT on the new special cocktails. Vodka based w/ berries, hot apple cider, etc.
– REPORT that John and his management team developed the special drinks.
– REPORT that there is a drink limit @ the Top of the Tram due to the altitude.
– REPORT that you can dine @ the bottom of the Tram @ the Cascade Café while waiting for your Tram ride.
– DISCUSSION of the how all the food, water and supplies get up to the Top of the Tram….on the Tram…EVERY SINGLE DAY.
– (contact info: www.pstramway.com and (760) 325-4537).

John

Desert Oasis Health Care Segment – February 28, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Health Care Segment

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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.
– DISCUSSION of skiing in Utah or not.
– DISCUSSION that Brian has said Covid is “under more control” now and the last surge will be over by the end of Feb. CA is repealing the mask mandate.
– REPORT that the Riverside County case load is declining.  Hospitalizations are low. Positivity rate is very low.
– FUN STORY of the Queen, even though vaccinated, getting COVID.
– REPORT that if you are vaccinated, boosted and in relatively good health, you would have to have 4 major health challenges to have a bad outcome if you got COVID.  Most of the deaths have been among the unvaccinated.
– REPORT that the new Omicron BA2 variant can be contracted over and over. The Flu is not as prevalent.  Almost non-existent.
– DISCUSSION of pregnancy and COVID. The new information says the ACOG says you MUST get vaccinated if you are pregnant.  Even a benefit to the baby in utero and will be born w/ a fair amount of immunity.
– REPORT on all the treatments available to anyone, not necessarily a D.O.H.C. member.
– (contact info: www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).

Dr. Brian

cont. “Medicine Cabinet” w/ Desert Oasis Health Care Segment – February 28, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

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

Hour 1 Seg 3

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.
– ‘THE MEDICINE CABINET” Questions from “Joey Pals”.
1. Does Ivermectin make suffering from COVID worse or better?. (Neither. Side effects of Ivermectin are worse than the benefits.)
2. There is a new study that says 3 cups of coffee a day is best for your heath? You will live longer, less likely to have a stroke, make it at home w/ no sugar and are less likely to have heart issues? (Coffee does have a lot of benefits against inflammation. But no data to support it will prevent COVID.)
3. I was vaccinated and boosted back in Oct. and now am suffering from Vertigo.  I believe it’s from the vaccine. (Vaccine can cause auto-antibodies to form in the inner ear. A lot of the side-effects are durable and delayed.)
– HOLD THE DATE for “Go-Red Luncheon” on April 7 Gala @ Mission Hills.
– (contact info: www.mydohc.com and (760) 969-6555).

Dr. Brian

Business/Finance Segment – February 25, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 5 Seg 1 – Business/Finance Segment

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ASCEND INSURANCE w/ Dennis Van Buskirk re: 36917 Cook St., #101, Palm Desert, CA. 92211. In University Village, right off the I10.
– REPORT on his family; his son has graduated and is working for Dennis and THE FIRST GIRL coming into the family in a long time as a granddaughter!!!
– JOEY REPORT on Dennis’s abilities to save you money for the same coverage OR MORE.
– REPORT that Medicare enrollment is NOT closing, but will be open until ALL YEAR if you want to change your plan or apply for a new plan. Ask Dennis for advice. If you don’t want Covered California, you can get another plan. How it works w/ Cobra.
– REPORT that homeowner’s rates have been increasing this past year.  Due to all the losses Insurance Companies have had.  So you’ll see an increase in your mortgage payment IF it includes your homeowner’s coverage.
– REPORT that altering your homeowner’s coverage WILL NOT affect your mortgage rate.
– REPORT that Dennis recommends taking a high deductible.
– REPORT that it is best to discuss w/ Dennis and he can check/compare things in 5 minutes. 
– REPORT that Ascend Insurance sends out reminders for your insurance important dates.
– REPORT on the deductibles $2500. Will show the biggest savings.
– REPORT that you get additional reductions if you bundle your auto insurance.
– REPORT that there is a new company for Auto Insurance that will give you an additional 8% reduction on your auto insurance policy if you are a Costco, Sam’s Club, or AAA member.
– REPORT that if you want to FILE A CLAIM, call your agent first otherwise you won’t get the “claim free” rates AND because it will follow you for 3 to 5 years.
– REPORT that he’ll do the comparison shopping FOR YOU w/ NO BROKERAGE FEES. He will do all the paperwork that can even be electronically signed!!!!
– REPORT to call Dennis and let him SHOP it for you.  He has 30 different carriers to shop for ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE needs.  90% of the time he can get you more coverage for the same amt. of $ OR same coverage for less $, etc. NO BROKERAGE FEES. Insurance for businesses too. He’ll talk you thru cancelling your old policy.
– REPORT that his office SPEAKS SPANISH.
– (contact info; www.ascendins.com and (760) 341-3477).

Dennis

cont. Business/Finance Segment – February 25, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 5 Seg 2 – cont. Business/Finance Segment

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CANNABIS CORNER w/ Nancy McDonald. Location TBA.
– REPORT on the help an Airbnb client got from Cannabis for his PTSD.
– REPORT that it helps folks who were abused as children, battered wives, etc.
– REPORT that CBD is taken orally and is the way to start.  CBD is not psycho-active.  Then later you can go to THC which is….start low and slow w/ THC.
– DISCUSSION that Cannabis is legal in CA.  More than .3% of THC in cannabis is illegal.
– REPORT that 2500 N. Palm Cyn., will be the new Cannabis Lounge and Consumption Lounge location. Hope to have it open soon. There will be FREE consultations too. Will be named “The Row”.
– REPORT that you can take Cannabis for as long as you need.
– REPORT that they will partner w/ the Italian Restaurant next door to the new store.  GREAT CHEF.
– REPORT that the non-psychoactive CBD is used for many things.  You can drive while taking it. Mood uplifter, helps avert anxiety attacks, helps w/ sleep.
– REPORT that the THCV part of the plant will really help w/ appetite suppression. Doesn’t required a prescription, but you must be 21.
– (contact info; TBA)

Nancy

cont. Business/Finance Segment – February 25, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 5 Seg 3 – cont. Business/Finance Segment

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BRADY SANDAHL REAL ESTATE GROUP/KELLER WILLIAMS LUXURY HOMES w/ Daniel Baxa re: 70005 Mirage Cove Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270. Director of growth for luxury homes for Keller Williams.
– DISCUSSION of where Daniel came from, grew up and how he got into real estate.
– REPORT that he is working w/ agents to learn the business and will be working w/ clients who want to sell their homes.
– REPORT that the Real Estate Market has been VERY STRONG but it starting to begin to slow down as he predicted.
– REPORT that Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group/Keller Williams serves Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta.
– REPORT on the impact of the P.S. Airport has on our real estate, BUT traveling is NOT buying.
– REPORT that we have more demand than supply in our real estate folder.  So we don’t have enough product on the “shelf” for buyers to buy.
– REPORT that we are beginning to see price reductions and properties come OFF the market.  Properties “expiring” due to price concerns.
– REPORT that interest rates will start to inch up.
– REPORT that sellers live in THE PAST and buyers live in THE FUTURE.
– DISCUSSION that if you are going to sell; select someone who KNOWS THE MARKET and KNOWS how to price.  Price your home to SELL, not to KEEP.
– REPORT that also Brady is the largest real estate group and has so many more resources. His “buyer team” is expert in buyer behavior and knows where they are and what they are willing to pay.)
– REPORT that Brady Sandahl Real Estate NEEDS LISTINGS. They are very PRO BUSINESS.
– REPORT that the Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group is #1 in the Coachella Valley and is really good @ knowing where to find buyers from around the world and bring them to the properties here in the Valley.  Very aggressive @ getting the property IN FRONT of the buyer.  A team of 15 persons.
– (contact info: email: brady@nullbradysandahl.com and www.bradysandahl.com and (760) 409-1540).

Daniel

Eisenhower Health Segment – February 23, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – Eisenhower Health Segment

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EISENHOWER HEALTH w/ Wendy Beerbower re: Senior Vice President of Eisenhower Health Foundation and Lee Rice 17 years as Media Coordinator and Communications Specialist @ Eisenhower Health 39000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270.
– REPORT that Eisenhower Health is the Valley’s only “not for profit” hospital and Wendy will explain all that to us.
1. DISCUSSION of what EHF does for the hospital.
2. DISCUSSION of her role in planning the giving team activities and annual giving campaign.
3. DISCUSSION of what the new capital campaign will fund for the hospital.
– REPORT on how supportive the community is for the hospital.  Back to Bob and Deloras Hope, the Annenbergs, etc.
– REPORT on celebrating their 50th anniversary.
– REPORT that due to the Medicare billing system, the Hospital makes half as much on twice as many patients.
– REPORT that of all their 170,000 patients a year, only 2% are giving for various reasons.
– PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. www.eisenhowerhealth.org/giving.
1. Double the rehab facility.
2. Build a 4-story building for all Cardiology Services in together.
3. Cardio-vascular Pavilion, a sterile surgical facility etc.,
– (contact info: www.eisenhowerhealth.org and 340-3911).

Wendy and Lee

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Rest in Peace

R.I.P. Lovely Desert resident, philanthropist and all around great gal, Peggy Cravens.

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