Problems and Solutions

Cathy Blythe brings you “Problems & Solutions” every weekday from 9am to 10am.

The topics on Problems & Solutions range from antique appraisals to cooking. Listeners are encouraged to call-in with questions for the P&S network of experts which includes: a pharmacist, a lawn and garden professional, and automotive experts. Weekly, P&S features an Open Phone Day where listeners can pose minor problems and let other listeners call with solutions. Open Phone Day also allows listeners to find items or products.

Problems and Solutions has been the recipient of first-place awards for service to the community from both the Nebraska Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press.  She is a two-time Marconi winner, being honored as National Personality of the Year by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2002 and 2005. The Marconi Award is the highest award given in broadcasting.

Cathy was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame in August of 2011 and was also selected as a Distinguished Alumni of Lincoln Southeast High School.

We hope you get as much fulfillment from listening to Problems & Solutions as we do from bringing it to you.

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Problems & Solutions Podcast

Tom Kraeutler (4-23-14)

Tom Kraeutler of the syndicated radio show The Money Pit joins Cathy to answer your home fix-it questions. (

Greg Ford & Tom Bassett (4-22-14)

Call in with your antique appraisal questions for Greg Ford of Ford & Ford Auctioneers and Tom Bassett of Bassett's Appraisal Service. You may also e-mail ahead of time at (Greg - and Tom - 402-484-8143 or

Ava Seavey (4-21-14)

Cathy's guest is Ava Seavey, author of Garage Sale Gold - proven strategies to make money and have fun doing it! Ava calls herself a self-taught master of garagesaleology. (

Lynne Martin (4-18-14)

Cathy welcomes Lynne Martin, author of Home Sweet Anywhere. It's the story of how Lynne and her husband Tim sold their house, created a new life, and saw the world. With just two suitcases, two computers, and each other, the Martins embarked on their global adventure. (

Bugs and Critters (4-17-14)

Barb Ogg and Soni  Cochran from UNL Extension join Cathy to answer your questions about bugs and wild critters. Click here if you are having problems getting the podcast to play. (

Dr. Nancy Simpkins (4-16-14)

Cathy visits with Dr. Nancy Simpkins, a Board Certified Internist from New Jersey who appears frequently as an expert regarding a variety of health topics on the national TV talk shows. (

Dr. Ally (4-15-14)

Pharmacist Dr. Ally from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is in studio to answer your questions about prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs and vitamins.

Patricia Rossi (4-14-14)

Etiquette expert Patricia Rossi joins Cathy. She is author of Everyday Etiquette - How to Navigate 101 Common and Uncommon Social Situations. (

Queen of Clean (4-10-14)

Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean, answers your questions about cleaning problems and household dilemmas. (