Podcast Episode 161: Coachella Valley History Museum

This week Bob interviews Bill and Cathy Claborne. They are longtime docents for the Coachella Valley History Museum. Tune in to find out why the Conquistadors left the Cahuilla Indians alone, why Abraham Lincoln stopped construction of the railroad here, the status of our water, and many other interesting facts about the Coachella Valley.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 157: City of Indio Utility User Exemption

This week Bob interviews Arnold Choy about a recent discovery he made having to do with senior's saving money on their utility bills. Arnold describes his own experience and we provide the form to download. Arnold explains what to do and where to take this form. Tune in to learn the process.

All City of Indio residents and businesses are assessed a Utility Users Tax on amounts paid for water, telephone, cable, gas and electric service. You may qualify for an exemption of the Utility Users Tax if you meet the following criteria:

  1. The utility bill is in your name, and you pay the bill directly to the utility company, and
  2. You live within Indio city limits, and
  3. You are age 62 or older and file as head of household, or
  4. You are a recipient of the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled.

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Podcast Episode 156: Suzy Kerekes, Apple Watch

This week Bob interviews Suzy Kerekes of our Computer Club about the Apple Watch Series 4. The fourth version is a significant improvement over its predecessors and offers fitness, heart, and fall protections. Tune in to learn more.

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Podcast Episode 155: Martin Magaña, CV Link

This week Bob does a videocast with Martin Magaña, who is with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG). They talk about Coachella Valley Link. Tune in to learn about the history of Coachella Valley Link, the way it is funded, and what the closest access point will be from Sun City Shadow Hills.

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SCSH Podcast Featured in Quorum Magazine

Our podcast host, Bob Firring, recently wrote an article on podcasting for Quorum magazine. It is featured in their March 2019 issue. See the article below or click here to see the full issue of the magazine.

Quorum magazine is a publication expressly prepared for association leaders, managers, and related business professionals of the Community Associations Institute.

Podcast Episode 153: Connie King, Lifestyle Director

This week Bob sits down with our Lifestyle Director, Connie King, to discuss the upcoming Lifestyle concert with Evelyn "Champagne" King. Connie also gives us an update on upcoming Lifestyle trips and events.

This episode is also available in video format below.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 151: HOA Board Candidates

In this episode Bob interviews our HOA Board Candidates, Linda Aasen and Kim Fuller. The candidates address the following questions:

  • What would be your two or three primary goals to help improve our community, and how would you recommend addressing them?
  • When you term in office ends, what do you hope your major accomplishments include?
  • There is going to be a proposed bylaw change on the ballot this year; will you please tell us what it is and what your opinion of it is?

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Podcast Episode 150: Once Upon a Mattress

In this episode, Bob talks with members of the Performing Arts Club about their upcoming musical production of Once Upon a Mattress. Listen for a behind the scenes look at the production and learn a little bit more about Princess Winnifred and Prince Dauntless, the two lead characters.

Bob Firring with Performing Arts Club members
Gwen Roy, Earl Warner, and Judith Bennoch

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Podcast Episode 148: Bruce Latta, Indio Properties Update

This week Bob brings back Bruce Latta of Indio properties. Bruce updates us on what has been happening and gives some ideas about future developments.

For continuously updated information, follow Bruce on Twitter: @IndioProperties

Bob Firring and Bruce Latta

 Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 146: Rick Halla, Health & Fitness Advisory Committee

This week Bob interviews Rick Halla, the chair of the new Health & Fitness Advisory Committee. The committee was formed to be Ambassadors for the many Fitness Activities and the Fitness Centers at Sun City Shadow Hills. Please share your thoughts with the committee and of course the staff.

Rick Halla and Bob Firring

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Podcast Episode 143: Suzy Voss, Creative Arts Club

This week Bob interviews Suzy Voss. Suzy is selecting the instructors who will teach the creative arts classes this season. The Creative Arts Club is designed to reignite that inner child that you lost somewhere between eighth grade and college. Listen in to see if this might open doors for you. An interest in developing your hidden talent is all you need.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 142: Karen Adamik, Music Director

This week Bob interviews Karen Adamik, the director of this spring’s musical Once Upon a Mattress.  This is the musical that launched Carol Burnett’s career.  Tune in to learn about the musical, the SCSH Community Singers, and how you can get involved.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 141: Larry Bohannan, Golf Writer for The Desert Sun

This week Bob interviews Larry Bohannan, the golf writer for The Desert Sun. Listen in to hear Larry’s take on the state of golf in general, our two local professional tournaments, and local golfers on the rise to watch out for.

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 140: Leesann Shefa, Yoga Instructor

This week Bob interviews yoga instructor Leesann Sheffa. Leesann is a Bikram trained teacher who brings her life experience and thoughtful nature into the meditative side of yoga. Listen in to see if you might like to try her approach.

Join Leesann on Saturdays at the Santa Rosa Clubhouse:

  • 8:30 AM Yang Vinyasa Yoga
  • 10:00 AM Guided Meditation

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

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Podcast Episode 139: Tom Kiley & Ed Decker, Starting a Support Group

This week Bob interviews Tom Kiley and Ed Decker. They are two residents who, hurting themselves, discuss the idea of starting a support group for residents hurting and dealing with loss.

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Podcast Episode 137: Judie & Tony Davis

This week Bob interviews Tony and Judie Davis. If they sound familiar it’s because they are on the cover of this month’s issue of The View magazine. Hopefully the interview will make you re-read the article and look at their website. They are a most interesting couple, in a very interesting business.

Judie and Tony Davis
Photo by Donna Raider

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Podcast Episode 136: Shannon Shea, Elder Love USA

This week Bob interviews Shannon Shea, the founder of Elder Love USA. Elder Love is a non-profit that provides in home care for seniors who are above the poverty line, and would like an alternative to "for-profit" companies.

Please listen, as you may have a neighbor or friend who can benefit from this service.

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Podcast Episode 135: Carrol Magder, Ari’s Place

This week Bob interviews Carrol Magder, the founder of Ari’s Place. Ari’s Place is a dog sanctuary providing life long care for pets of seniors who can no longer provide care. It also provides temporary care for pets of military on deployment.

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