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Z107.7 FM Up Close Show hosted by Gary Daigneault
47 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Ep. 277, Inflation and Our Communities, July 1, 2022
Inflation and its impact on the economy of the Morongo Basin
48 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
Ep. 276, Christina Sanchez, Native Plant Specialist, June 24, 2022
Christina gives us a close look at the issue of the proposed listing of the western Joshua tree as threatened. Sanchez has been active in the issue from the beginning and is also involved in the Mojave Preserve/Cima Dome reseeding project.
49 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
Ep. 275, Jeffrey Monford, Senior Advisor for Southern California Edison, June 17, 2022
Jeffrey talks with us about how Edison has stepped up their local efforts, doing crucial grid work to strengthen and enhance the resiliency of our electrical system.
50 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Ep. 274, Open Phones to Discuss Listeners' Concerns, June 10, 2022
In this episode, Gary talks with callers about their comments and concerns, opening the invitation to anyone in the community who wishes to voice their opinion. This episode focuses on the political climate of our nation and our community.
49 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Ep. 273, Primary Election Topics, June 3, 2022
An in-depth conversation about this year's Primary Election and its candidates.
47 minutes | May 20, 2022
Ep. 272, Casey Kiernan and Christina Sanchez, May 20, 2022
Documentarian Casey Kiernan and native plant specialist Christina Sanchez talk with us about the proposed listing of the western Joshua tree as "Threatened" or "Endangered". Kiernan is working on the documentary film “I Thought They Were Protected” and Sanchez is a noted speaker on the “90 Miles from Needles” western Joshua tree podcast.
50 minutes | May 14, 2022
Ep. 271, Jeff Hafler and Chryl Bookout, May 13, 2022
Jeff Hafler, founder and owner of the Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum, and Cheryl Bookout, director and producer of the film “Inside the Beauty Bubble" talk with us about the history, founding, and ever-evolving salon.
50 minutes | May 6, 2022
Ep. 270, Misinformation VS Disinformation in Media, May 8, 2022
Gary takes your calls and talks with us about how to tell the difference between misinformation, disinformation, and how to protect yourself.
51 minutes | May 3, 2022
Ep. 269, New Development in Wonder and Morongo Valleys, May 1, 2022
Gary takes your calls and talks with us about local development in Wonder Valley and Morongo Valley, as well as short-term vacation rentals, and the surge of new residents in our area.
48 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Ep. 268, w/ Marina West, Agency General Manager of The Bighorn Desert View Water, April 24, 2022
West’s public sector career spans more than three decades. She is a professional geologist certified in water distribution and treatment and serves as the chair of the Mojave Water Agency Technical Advisory Committee and vice chair of the California Water Systems Alliance. She talks with us about water and the effects of illegal Marijuana grows.
49 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Ep. 267, w/ Kennedy Verrett, Composer-Conductor or Sound Check Earth, April 15, 2022
Kennedy Verrett talks with us about the theory of sound, music, and human connection.
50 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Ep. 266, w/ Pat Kearns of the Local Music Showcase on Z107.7, April 8, 2022
49 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Ep. 265, w/ Christopher Gubler of Gubler Orchids Nursery, April 1, 2022
Chris talks with us about the start of Gubler Orchids, plant care, and much more!
49 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Ep. 264, w/ Terry Taylor-Castillo, Executive Director of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center and Deputy Director Marie Bobin, March 25, 2022
Terry and Marie talk with us about their fascinating past, what is going on now, and what is planned for the future at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, formally the Institute of Mentalphysics.
49 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Ep. 263, w/ Les Snodgrass, Pres. of 29Palms Historical Society and Pat Rimmington, author of "The Adobes of 29Palms", March 18, 2022
Les and Pat guide us in a close look at the Native American, mining, ranching, and military influences on early development in 29 Palms.
50 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Ep. 262, w/ Jim Schooler, Mayor of the Town of Yucca Valley, March 11, 2022
Jim talks with us about the challenges and promises for the town of Yucca Valley and takes live calls from constituents.
51 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Ep. 261, w/ Jim Brakebill, Fire Chief of the Morongo Valley Fire Department, March 4, 2022
Jim Brakebill, the acting General Manager of the Morongo Valley Community Services District and Fire Chief of the Morongo Valley Fire Department, talks with us about a rocky year in 2021 and severe staffing shortages. He also shares the current state of the department.
50 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Ep. 260, w/ Ray Kolisz, General Manager of the Twentynine Palms Water District, February 25, 2022
Ray talks with us about how he worked his way through the ranks and was named General Manager in 2015. He also shares with us the history, magnitude, and challenges for the Twentynine Palms Water District.
48 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Ep. 259, w/ Karmolette O’Gilvie, Mayor of 29Palms, February 18, 2022
Karmolette talks with us about her background, her time in the Morongo Basin, and her passion to keep the City of 29Palms blossoming.
51 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Ep. 258, w/ Jim Havey, President of the Homestead Valley Community Council, February 11, 2022
Jim talks with us about the challenges facing the rural areas and their collective needs (Flamingo Heights, Johnson Valley, Landers, and Yucca Mesa)
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