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Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast (running time 7 to 11 a.m.)

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona.

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Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson

Urban Farm LogoGreg Peterson with Urban Farm joins us for another trip in the garden! He will be bringing with him a spcial guest Kari Spenser who will be discussing the peach harvest and how to preserve the extras.

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Homeowner Topic: Quicker Kitchen Remodel

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

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Homeowner Topic: Making Your Home Secure While You're on Vacation.

Whether you are a snowbird or heading out on a family trip, it's important to know how to make sure your home is safe while you are away.

 

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

Broadcasting on KTAR & KAZM: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 13:02)

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Romey is on the road this weekend in Northern Arizona and he chats with a retired bartender from the Jersey Lilly Saloon, Brent Smith!

  • How he got his start in 1971 and some family history. 
  • How he went from seminary to the rail.
  • Stories from his early days on Whiskey Row.
  • Filming of the film "Junior Bonner."

Segment 2 (running time 6:52)

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  • Brent was even an apprentice embalmer at one time.
  • Legendary 4th of July water fights that used to happen on Whiskey Row.
  • We share a fun story about Bruce Springsteen.
  • More fun stories from what he's seen in 46 years in Prescott!

Segment 3 (running time 12:15)

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  • Brent's shares a few of his favorite Top Moments on Whiskey Row.
  • How they worked with the cowboys and ranchers to give them their weekend of fun.
  • A funny Cinco De Mayo story and what Brent has seen change the most in his time.
  • How smart phones has changed the dynamic in pubs and bars.

Segment 4 (running time 7:01)

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  • Brent talks about his retirement.
  • Some of his favorite and most famous people he's served in his 46 years.
  • All the different events held in Prescott throughout the year.

Thanks to Brent Smith for telling us his fun stories from Whiskey Row!

8:00AM - The Urban Farmer

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 11:53)

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We have Greg Peterson from The Urban Farm joining us again today!

*Greg also brought Kari Spencer with The Micro Farm Project along today too.

We're covering "What to do with all those veggies/fruit you're growing?"

  • Canning - This can be done 2 ways, either "water bath canning" or "pressure canning."
  • Which one is good for each fruit or veggie.
  • Where to buy your equipment.
  • Canning chicken? It can be done. We run through which food should be canned for each method.
  • Tips on using the pressure cooker, safely.
  • New versus older recipes. We love both!

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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Pickling and Fermenting:

  • It's an old school method that is more popular, recently.
  • We describe the 2 different methods of pickling.
  • Listing all the wild things Kari has pickled.

Caller:

  • Sondra - She planted a peach tree and it's doing really well, but the birds are eating it all before she can harvest them. What can she do?
  • What goes into fermenting and the science behind it.

Segment 3 (running time 11:26)

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  • More on fermenting and why it was started years ago.

Discussing Dehydrating Food:

  • A major benefit is the size of the fruit and the storage space required.
  • The different types of dehydraters on the market.
  • Ovens are not the best option and some alternative methods.
  • Food options....fruits, veggies and kale.
  • Learn about new books Kari and Greg have coming out.

Segment 4 (running time 7:27)

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  • Kari talks about making "Fruit Leather" and what goes into it.
  • Solar Dehydrating

Freezing Food:

  • Dont' freeze too much. It can go to waste.
  • Factor in the cost of electricity for freezing food.
  • Jars will make frozen foods last longer.
  • What to do if you don't grow your own food? Find local farmers markets with the help of the Arizona Farm Bureau's Fill Yourr Plate site.

Learn more from Greg and his website for The Urban Farm and thanks to Kari with The Micro Farm Project for joining us too!

9:00AM - Open Lines

Broadcasting on KTAR, KQNA, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 13:01)

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  • Jennifer talks about the true meaning behind Memorial Day and it's history.

Discussing our time at the National Hardware Show. Learn more here!

We play an interview Romey had with Estwing  & thier story:

  • Business history in the United States.
  • All the products they offer and the fields they are part of.

Segment 2 (running time 5:48)

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Callers:

  • Gary - He just moved into a new home in Green Valley and the home has both AC and a swamp cooler. Which one should he be using?
  • Caroline - She has a hot water line running through the roof after a repair from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing....We answer it off the air.

Segment 3 (running time 13:01)

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Text From  a Listener:

  • Is there a universal fertilizer for all different kinds of trees?

Callers:

  • John - He's going to try "Super Cooling" this summer and isn't sure he's doing it correctly and wants some advice.

*We're going to be covering this with Steve at Advanced Home Systems in the next few weeks.

  • Mike - Hes' had several plumbers and other trades out to determine what this "rumble" through the house is when he turns on the water.

Segment 4 (running time 6:41)

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Jennifer shares Julia's Top 3 finds from the National Hardware Show:

*Romey talks about our great partner, Lightning Busters!

Caller:

  • John - He had a water heater installed about 2 years ago. He and his wife have heard 2 different stories about what the water softner will help prevent calcium buildup going forward. What's the real story?

10:00AM - Housing Topic

Broadcasting on KTAR, KQNA, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 13:02)

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Our weekly topic covers "20 Tips Closing Your Home for a Vacation"

  • Makes sure your exterior doors have deadbolts. (Screws are just as important)
  • Invest in a security system.
  • Smart Locks and why we like them.
  • Find a trusted neighbor to give a key to in case of emergency.

*We talk about having your mail and newspapers stopped.

  • Invest in a safe for your home.
  • Be mindful of what you leave outside.

Segment 2 (running time 6:50)

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Dave Barrett, owner of Barrett Propane joins the broadcast:

  • Business history that started back in 1960.
  • If you smell something, don't light anything! Give it the sniff test.
  • What to do if you do smell something.
  • If you've been away for a while, what to do if you don't smell anything. Better safe than sorry.

Segment 3 (running time 13:02)

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Heading out for a vacation? Learn what to do around your home before you leave as we talk with Ty Scott with Builder's Wholesale in Prescott.

  • Locking windows & doors before you leave and auto-locking doors.
  • Security points Ty looks for in front doors they buy and sell.
  • Talking through the new technology available.
  • Steel doors are a great alternative.
  • In the colder climate, water off is the best way to go.
  • Where to find Ty and their business.

Segment 4 (running time 6:52)

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Ken Lain, the Mountain Gardener, joins us to get your yard ready for vacation too!

  • A messy lawn is a dead giveaway that you're not home.
  • Start with your lawn and take care of the hedges too.
  • How to deal with house sitters if you are using one.
  • Hanging baskets might need to be taken down and a vacant flag pole is a sign you're not home.

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