Michelle Baker talks rock solid business processes.

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A few years ago, I worked for an obscure Pacific Northwest tech company whose CEO was fond of saying, “Good intentions don’t work. It's mechanisms that matter.” Today that CEO, Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest man, and he’s still pursuing mechanisms that work to drive his business forward. On this episode She’s All That, we’re talking with Michelle Baker, whose business, client communications, is all about using technology to create rock solid communications mechanisms. We chatted with her about making the transition from the corporate world to running her own business…and, since it is close to mother’s day, what it’s like to balance her business with motherhood.

Christina Jones talks helping people get good at food.

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Kristina Jones, of Pink Bird Health, who is a culinary companion, that is, someone who comes into your home to help you, in her words, “Empower your inner chef.” If you want to learn more about her offerings, visit her online by googling Pink Bird Health or email pinkbirdhealth@gmail.com.

Jewels Newland talks Munckinland Play Center

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Parents of young kids often struggle with one of two challenges. First: They need childcare and have a hard time finding care that’s a good fit for their kids and needs. Second: They don’t need childcare but are isolated and slowly becoming more fluent in tantrum and less fluent in dinner conversation.

A new business in Frontier Village on Highway 69 proposes to address both issues. MunchkinLand Play Center is the brainchild of Jewels Newland.

On this episode of She’s All That, we’ll be talking to Jewels about her new business, its inspiration, and where she’s headed from here.

Martha Baden talks library stuff. And it's super interesting!

On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Martha Baden, the library manager of public services at the Prescott Public Library. We’ll be chatting with Martha about how libraries are adapting to the 21st centuries new technology and about the library’s role here in Prescott. We might even take a minute to find out what exactly a library manager of public services is.

Joanne Oellers and her daughter Kaolin Young talk Saving the Dells

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This week on She’s All That, we’re talking Joanne Oellers and her daughter Kaolin Young, a mother-daughter team is working to balance development near the Granite Dells with preserving space in the Dells to create a regional park. 

It’s probably a truism that every student has one teacher whose impact is long-lasting. For me, that teacher was a cell biology instructor at Yavapai College. She was rigorous, kind, and enthusiastic, and it was because of her that I went on to have both a Bachelor’s degree and biology and a lifelong love of science. On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with my cell biology instructor, Joanne Oellers and, as an added bonus Joanne has brought along her daughter Kaolin Young. Together, this mother-daughter team is working to save the Granite Dells from runaway development with the organization, www.savethedells.org.

Ali Cassidy talks strengthening community through story. Airdate: April 20/21, 2018

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It’s now more clear than ever that political and ideological divisions are harming the fabric of our communities. Fretting about it is one option. And doing something about it is yet another. On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Ali Cassidy who is the doyenne of a non-profit that aims to bridge those divisions through storytelling. Quest Story offers both storytelling nights – mercifully offered in places where you can have a beer if you want – and storytelling workshops for the people who actually want to get up in front of the crowd, all in the name of strengthening community.

If you want to get involved, send a message through their website, queststory.org or give Ali a call at928-499-1716. To stay up-to-date with events, follow Quest on Facebook.

Brandon Montoya talks success strategies for lady entrepreneurs. Airdate: March 31/April 1, 2018

On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Brandon Montoya, who is my partner in life and business, about the latest market movements and what to do – and more importantly – what not to do about them. We’re also going to talk about the new tax law and about helping entrepreneurs and business people get ahead using nifty financial tools.

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Kelley Villa talks the Prescott Farmer's Market and ugly tomatoes. Airdate March 17/18, 2018.

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Kelley Villa, who is the manager for the Prescott Farmers market. The market provides local food to the public and, via a Small Food Conference, helps market vendors who want to develop their business skills. We’ll talk about the market, the conference, and Kelley’s path from Oregon college student to farmers market maven.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm on Prescott Public Radio, 89.5 and 90.1 FM. You can also listen via Tunein.com or by asking your smart speakers to play KJZA.

Terri Drew talks creating and supporting jobs in Yavapai County. Airdate February 24/25, 2018

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Terri Drew, the regional director of NACOG, the governmental non-profit that administers all sorts of good programs in Yavapai County and much of Norther Arizona. We’ll be talking to Terri today about some of these programs and their results, and really digging in to the agency’s workforce development efforts.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm on Prescott Public Radio, 89.5 and 90.1 FM. You can also listen by asking your smart speakers to play KJZA and via tunein.com.

Joseph McCaffrey talks the healing power of nature. Airdate January 20/21, 2017.

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On this episode of She's All That, we talk with teacher Joseph McCaffrey about working with nature to achieve a deeper sense of meaning and well-being. We also cover the importance of exploring the shadow and its impact on the national stage and about taking healing from the mental and emotional level to the level of the soul.

To learn more about Joseph and his work, or to attend one of his programs, visit www.seedandstone.org.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm on Prescott Public Radio, 89.5 and 90.1 FM. You can also listen to KJZA via Alexa devices and tunein.com.

Alexa Scholl talks being a Prescott City Councilwoman. Airdate: January 13/14, 2018

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Alexa Scholl who was elected to the Prescott City Council last November. She stood out in the field of candidates for being an unusually young candidate who was also working on her political science studies at ASU while running. We’ll hear the story today of her run as a young, female, and purple candidate and also check in with Alexa today regarding her first months on the council, her plans for influencing Prescott’s future as a council woman, and what’s ahead for her.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm on Prescott Public Radio, 89.5 and 90.1 FM.

Sue Smith talks native plants. Airdate: January 6/7, 2017

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Sue Smith, a master gardener and emeritus volunteer at U of A Cooperative Extension as well as the president of the Prescott Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, on Saturdays at 11 and Sundays at 12:30 right here on Prescott Public Radio.

Terri Davis talks helping critters in Yavapai County. Airdate: December 30/31, 2017

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Terri Davis who is the marketing and design human for The Yavapai Humane Society. The humane society has a variety of programs to help place critters and to support people who already have critters at home. We’ll be talking to Terri about these programs, including some new ones and will also get a glimpse into her career.

Jen Beyst talks training people to be their best. Airdate: December 16/17

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Jen Beyst, with Jen Beyst who is the owner and co-founder of TransformEd, a non-profit that brings cognitive skills training, academic and workplace coaching, and relational skills development to children and adults age 5 and up.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm on Prescott Public Radio, 89.5 and 90.1 FM.

Delisa Myles talks her dance production, "Intimacy with Disappearance". Airdate: December 9/10, 2017

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Delisa Myles, a recipient of a 2017 Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant for her dance project “Intimacy with Disappearance” which explores aging when you’re a women and natural themes. She and her collaborators will be performing the piece here and in Oregon next year.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, on Saturdays at 11 and Sundays at 12:30 right here on Prescott Public Radio.

Ustadza Azra talks bellydancing. Airdate: December 2/3, 2017

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Ustadza Azra, who is the Director of New Moon School of Bellydance, which teaches vintage and American tribal bellydance here in Prescott. We’ll be talking with Ustadza about her dancing, the school’s programs, and how belly dancing can improve the body image of the dancers. Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, on Saturdays at 11 and Sundays at 12:30 right here on Prescott Public Radio.

Connie Boston talks senior support and beating the winter blues. Airdate: November 25/26, 2017

On this episode, we talked with Connie Boston, who runs the Senior Peer Prevention program here in Prescott. The program offers social support for people over 60 who are homebound or could otherwise use a hand, with the aim of preventing suicide and depression. Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, on Saturdays at 11 and Sundays at 12:30 right here on Prescott Public Radio.

Dana Murdock talks distilling craft spirits. Airdate: November 18/19, 2017

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On this episode of She’s All That, we’re talking with Dana Murdock, who owns the Thumb Butte Distillery, a craft distillery and tasting room where she and her husband create a variety of small-batch spirits for every drinking person’s palate, right in downtown Prescott.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, on Saturdays at 11  and Sundays at 12:30 right here on Prescott Public Radio.

Jennifer James and Amber Blanchard talk owning an athletic club. Airdate: November 11/12, 2017

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On this episode She’s All That, we’re talking with Jennifer James and Amber Blanchard, who together with their husbands, own the Prescott Athletic Club, located off of Iron Springs, is a warm and welcoming social hub with a variety of events and activities.

Join us for She’s All That, radio for women, on Saturdays at 11 and Sundays at 12:30 right here on Prescott Public Radio.

Sue Knaup talks hunting bikes all over the world. Airdate: November 4/5, 2017

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On this episode of She’s All That, we talk with Sue Knaup, who has just published her wonderful memoir, Bike Hunt. The memoir is a love story to bicycles and a harrowing journey into the dark heart of dysfunctional group dynamics. She’s also a longtime bicycle and trail advocate whose efforts, from the Prescott Greenways, to the bike paths leading from Prescott to Frontier Village have literally shaped the lay of Prescott.

You can buy Bike Hunt at Peregrine Books or on Amazon.com.