Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

In addition to our live stream, find Scottsdale Video Network on Cox channels 11 and 1011(HD), and Century Link channel 8001.

Veterans AZ spotlights local veterans

Hundreds of thousands of veterans call Scottsdale and other Arizona communities home - but many do so with little attention or fanfare. Veterans AZ is a new video and podcast series that will share their stories, and focus attention on the many organizations and programs that serve veterans in the Valley of the Sun.

The first episode of Veterans AZlinks to external site was launched on a very special day: March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, established in 2012 as the one day each year that we specifically honor and thank veterans who served in the longest conflict in U.S. History.

Vietnam veterans comprise the largest living group of veterans in the nation, men and women who sacrificed and served with honor, but rarely received a "welcome home."

This episode of Veterans AZ features a conversation with Mike Burns, a Scottsdale resident who, in 1965, was in charge of 200 young Marines in the unfamiliar territory of South Vietnam. Also featured is Tom Kirk, Unites States Air Force - a resident of Anthem, Arizona, who flew 67 combat missions over Vietnam until the fateful day when he was shot down, beginning more than 5 years as a prisoner of war in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. A vignette is included that tells the story of Jay Vargas, from Winslow, Arizona, who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions above and beyond the call of duty leading his Marine regiment in Dai Do, Republic of Vietnam.

To these brave men and to all our Vietnam Veterans we say, thank you, and welcome home.

Veterans AZ plays Mondays at 3 and 8 a.m.; noon, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.; Wednesdays at 4 and 9 a.m.; 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Find video episodes at VeteransAZ.org, and listen in your favorite podcast app

Scottsdale celebrates Earth Day all month long

Don't forget to check out Scottsdale Video Network every Friday in April for informative videos from our Sustainable Scottsdale YouTube playlist, including a special extended version on Earth Day, April 22, with a video premiere discussing Green Building Programs with Anthony Floyd and Mayor Ortega.

Public meetings

(Public meeting times are subject to change or cancellation.)

Check our calendar at ScottsdaleAZ.gov for the updated public meeting schedule.

Programs

(Regularly scheduled programming may be preempted by meeting coverage.)

Arizona Wildlife Views – This Emmy winning program takes you across Arizona to explore all the great recreational and wildlife opportunities the Grand Canyon state has to offer. In these episodes, we’ll tag along with some eagle nest watchers, and learn about electro-fishing. Wednesdays at 2, 2:30, 7, 7:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.; 3, 3:30, 6, 6:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m.

Club SAR @ Home – Our friendly team of familiar faces from Club SAR is here to guide you through a variety of fitness routines you can do at home. Try yoga, Barre, dynamic stretching, strength training or kickboxing. Weekdays at 6 and 6:30 a.m.

City Information – Watch for information on City of Scottsdale events, programs and services. Daily at 5 and 10 a.m.; 2 p.m. and midnight.

Doing Business as Latinos - Scottsdale's Diversity Advisory Committee is proud to present this in-depth panel discussion with local Latino business professionals. Mondays at 4 and 9 a.m.; 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Watch it now.links to external site

Don't Move a Mussel - Non-native mussels are hitching rides on watercraft and invading Arizona lakes. This program from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service explains the devastating effects these mussels have to our ecosystem and economy. Tuesdays at 4 and 9 a.m.; 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m.

Drip Irrigation Troubleshooting - Get the basics on good maintenance practices, troubleshooting and techniques to keep your landscape drip irrigation system running smoothly from Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee. Thursdays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Watch it now.links to external site

The Great Desert Escape - The largest escape of prisoners of war in North America during World War II happened right here in Scottsdale. Join historian and author Keith Warren Lloyd as he explores the factors leading up to the escape, the escape itself and the aftermath. Saturdays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

Hashknife Pony Express – The Hashknife riders recreate the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world, from Payson to Scottsdale. Mondays at 3:30 and 8:30 a.m.; 12:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 4:30 and 9:30 a.m.; 1:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.

Honoring Preserve Pioneers - On Oct. 3, 1994, the Scottsdale City Council took a historic step when it passed Resolution No. 4103, formally establishing the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This is the story of the foresight and vision of the community to permanently protect the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert. Fridays at 2:30, 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 3:30, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Watch it now.links to external site

Invasive Weeds - Learn about the problems that invasive weeds have caused, and ways you and your HOA can help to limit the spread of invasive weeds. This program has great information on how to minimize the risk of fire dangers from invasive weeds. Sundays and Saturdays at 3:30 and 8:30 a.m.; 12:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Legends of Airpower - Fifty-two men and women who made America’s air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, “Legends of Airpower” effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes. Mondays at 2, 2:30, 7, 7:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m; 3, 3:30, 6, 6:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 3, 3:30, 8, and 8:30 a.m.; noon, 12:30, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10 and 10:30 p.m.

Mussel Decontamination - Learn how you can help stem the invasion of these invasive species. Sundays and Thursdays at 4 and 9 a.m.; 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m.

Neighborhood College – These programs help provide residents, neighborhood groups and homeowners associations with the information, resources and tools needed to become effective neighborhood leaders. Sundays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

One Water Brewing Showcase - In 2019, Scottsdale became the first city in Arizona – and only the third in the nation – to be permitted for direct potable reuse, or the direct consumption of ultrapure recycled water. To celebrate this landmark achievement, Scottsdale Water partnered with Canal Convergence and 11 local breweries to hold the One Water Brewing Showcase, the world’s first festival serving only craft beers made with recycled water. Tuesdays at 2:30, 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 3:30, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at 4:30 and 9:30 a.m.; 1:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. Watch it now.links to external site

Perspectives - Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega hosts a conversation about the Scottsdale Fire Department. “Perspectives” are discussion programs arranged and presented by members of the Scottsdale City Council. Opinions expressed on these programs are those of the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Scottsdale City Council or City of Scottsdale. Tuesdays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; 3, 6 and 9 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 and 9 a.m.; 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m.

Roof Rats & Bees: What do you do? - Officials from Maricopa County Environmental Services answer common questions about roof rats and bees around your home. Thursdays at 4:30 and 9:30 a.m.; 1:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.

Scottsdale Fire 2020 Year in Review - 2020 challenged the very essence of the mission of the Scottsdale Fire Department. Amid a global pandemic, economic challenges, civil unrest and a polarized society, “caring” for the community has never been more important. Join us as we take a look back at what we were able to accomplish despite these local, national and international hurdles. Saturdays and Sundays at 3 and 8 a.m.; noon, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.

Scottsdale Stories Rediscovered - Join Scottsdale's Neighborhood College as we rediscover fascinating stories about Scottsdale, including how a breakfast cereal is connected to a Scottsdale resort and how a little boy’s wish became an international organization. Tuesdays at 3 and 8 a.m.; noon, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Watch it now.links to external site

Scottsdale Water Workshop Series: Edible Garden - Join master gardeners Joan Baron and Morgan Winburn, special guest garden gurus who will share gardening stories, tips, and recipes. We will cover fruit trees, organic soil amendments, how to know when to harvest, and the importance of saving/storing/trading seeds. We will also talk about what to plant to bring bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden! Fridays at 3 and 8 a.m.; noon, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.

Scottsdale Water Workshop Series: Finding and Fixing Leaks - Join Scottsdale Water to get tips to find and fix leaks around the house. This workshop will take you through best practices and common problem areas to check when looking for leaks. Save water, money and empower yourself to be a leak detective! Fridays at 4 and 9 a.m.; 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m.

Splash! Boating Safely in Arizona Waterways - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is back with tips to keep you and your family safe on the water. Sundays at 4:30 and 9:30 a.m.; 1:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 3:30 and 8:30 a.m.; 12:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. 

Sprinkler's Clubhouse – Sprinkler the clown educates children on safety in the home, at school and at play. Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m.

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