Author: Emily Welker

App of the Week: Saferkid

Sending your child off into the wilds of the internet? Give them a safety net.

The internet can be a big, scary place. Not just for kids, but for the parents who let them have access to it. Francie Black has some help for the moms and dads in your life to rest a little easier when it comes to letting your kids getting online with other people — who may not have their best…

Thinking Green: Reclaimed Lumber

Think big when you think about going green. Like, big-as-a-tree big.

We’re learning a lot this Earth Week about everyday small things we can do to help the planet. But today, we’ve got a way you can go big to do your part. Big, as in saving an entire tree with a single choice. Here’s Danny Lipford in this week’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Insulating Your Garage

Checking into whether it's worth it.

Things are finally starting to warm up outside but that doesn’t mean the end of overnight frost and freezes. But is adding insulation to places like your garage really worth it? Danny Lipford shows us the pros and cons in this week’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Pet Connection: Meet Topaz

A jewel of a cat, who's been polished by her rough experiences.

Topaz is a cat who, like many gems, has been under a lot of pressure in her life. She first came in to the care of her foster family at  Adopt-A-Pet F-M with her three small kittens, all eight weeks old. She and her tiny family had been living homeless on the streets of the Turtle Mountain Reservation, and the…

Tech Tip Today: Blue Light

Don't be blue about the risks of screen time before sleep.

Scientists have been telling us for a long time now it’s a bad idea to fall asleep in front of your smartphone or your TV set. But now – we may have discovered a workaround. Francie Black shows us how you can get your screen time in and still get your REM sleep in this week’s Tech Tip Today. Categories:…

App of the Week: ProxyPics

Get an original image no matter where it is -- or where you are.

Do you like to take photos? Or are you terrible at them and really wish you had someone else to do it for you? Either way, you’re in luck this morning. Francie Black shows us how the photography industry is making new inroads into the gig economy in today’s App of the Week. Categories: Morning – Features

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Surly

Save your pet from potential suffering by spaying and neutering.

Surly is kind of the cautionary tale of cats whose owners choose not to spay and neuter their pets. The sweet-natured calico came in to Homeward Animal Shelter with a swollen abdomen, which made rescue workers assume she was pregnant. Further examination showed it wasn’t kittens causing the swelling. It was a massive infection of Surly’s uterus, called a pyometra,…

Tech Tip Today: Outcast Podcast Player

Keep up with your podcasts without schlepping your phone along.

If you’re anything like us and our busy schedules on the Morning Show, you probably find it all but impossible to keep up with all the podcasts you follow. Now there’s a way you can download and play them even when you’re away from your phone. Here’s Francie Black in this week’s Tech Tip Today. Categories: Morning – Features

App of the Week: Steady

Keep a steady stream of cash to your wallet with festival and fun season headed our way.

It may be difficult to believe, as an April snowstorm bears down upon us, but festival season is underway all through the rest of the U.S. And if you want to indulge and your bank account isn’t as flush as you’d like for all those plane and concert tickets, you could have a problem. Fortunately, there’s an app for that. Let…

Thinking Green: Reusing Plastic Bottles

Give new life to old objects instead of burying them in the landfill.

We’re all trying to cut down on the plastics in our life to help the planet out, but it seems like plastic bottles are everywhere you turn. If you can’t cut them out of your life completely, you might be able to find a new use for them. Danny Lipford gives us some creative new ideas to bring new life…