Roadtrip, Learning from History, Finding Hope,  Lawn Care, Mini Book Club, Pet Adoption

Roadtrip, Learning from History, Finding Hope, Lawn Care, Mini Book Club, Pet Adoption

The Lisa Show

  • Apr 30, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:41:19 mins

Roadtrip! (0:00:00) With summer coming up, a lot of us are probably thinking that a road trip might be the way to go. But there are so many places we can drive to, how do we know which place will be the most fun for our family? Well, as part of Lisa’s Adventure Club, we wanted to give you some destination ideas to help you plan your next road trip. Joe Yogerst is a writer for National Geographic and author of “100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas.” He has a lot of great ideas, so we invited him on the show today to share his tips and tricks. Learning from the Hard Parts of History (0:13:33) You’ve probably heard the saying that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But how do you teach your kids about past events that still make you cringe... like the slave trade, Native American persecution, or the Holocaust? These stories still make us uncomfortable, and we wish we didn’t have to tell our kids about the dark side of humanity. But by teaching them where our ancestors went wrong, then hopefully they can do better and avoid the same mistakes. With us today to address the importance of learning about the hard parts of history is professor of history Matthew Mason. Finding Hope (0:32:54) Despite all the hard things going on in my own life, I try to be as hopeful and positive as I possibly can, because that’s the kind of person I want to be. But that’s not easy for everyone. And sometimes I even struggle with it. So, when life is less than ideal, which it is for all of us at one time or another, what do we do? Well we invited Heidi Tucker, a speaker and author who has written books about rising from tragedy and finding hope, on the show today to talk about how to find hope when the tough times strike. Eco Friendly Lawn Care (0:50:39) It’s a part of the American Dream to have that perfect front lawn and white picket fence. But when that lawn requires excessive watering and harmful chemicals, they can cause some serious harm to the environment. So, what are the eco-friendly options for lawn care? Here to share some ideas with us is Linda Ly, founder of the popular home and gardening site Garden Betty. Mini Book Club: Goodreads Award Winners (1:05:00) Rachel Wadham , of BYU Radio’s Worlds Awaiting , talks with Lisa and Richie about the best books to read that were Goodreads Award Winners this year. Pet Adoption (1:25:06) Did you know that approximately 6.5 million dogs and cats are put in shelters every year? If you’re an animal lover, that high number can really pull at your heart strings. With April 30th being national pet adoption day, we thought we’d talk about what makes adopting from animal shelters a great choice for those looking to add a furry friend to their family. Here to tell us all about pet adoption is Deann Shepard. Deann is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Humane Society of Utah.