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Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Dolan Ellis Arizonas Official State BalladeerStart your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with Dolan Ellis - Arizona's Official State Balladeer about his new book "Scrubby" the legend of the “I-17 Mystery Christmas Tree”. 

We will also be talking with Shane Cory of Arizona Hot Air Balloons! 

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Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Integrity Tree ServiceJohn Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service joins us to talk about all things trees!

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Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!

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

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Homeowner Topic: APS Plans Plus Solar

Sun Valley Solar SolutionsJoin us as we chat with Kyle Ritland of Sun Valley Solar Solutions about the APS rate change and how that relates to your solar needs.

7AM - WAKE UP HOUR! Arizona's Official Balladeer Dolan Ellis

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DOLAN ELLIS - ARIZONA'S OFFICIAL STATE BALLADEER

Dolan's work is to continue the preservation of folklore and history in Arizona.

Original memeber of the folk group The Christy Minstrels.

Originially from Kanas, Dolan tells his story of how he made it to Phoenix  for a career in television.

Knew he wanted to sing.  Learned  by peforming folk music at Phoenix area coffee houses and clubs back in the day.  (Green Gables Club and Portofinos Coffee House)

Dolan has a display at The MIM - The Musicial Instrument Museum Scottsdale.  Includes his first guitar.

Tells a great story about Waylon Jennings and his first record deal.

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Dolan wrote a book about the mystery I-17 Christmas tree north of Sunset Point that is decorated every holiday for decades.  Its a mystery who decorates it.  Titled:

SCRUBBY - THE I-17 MYSTERY CHRISTMAS TREE

Performs the song from the book 'The Scrubby Christmas Tree'.  Included in the book.

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Dolan Ellis:

Arizona Music And Entertainment Hall Of Fame

First inductee as Arizona's Culture Keeper

Arizona Tourism Hall Of Fame

Citizen Of The Year 1996

Dolan has a special message and performs an original song for Veterans Day.

Concerned that Arizona history is being lost because its not being taught in schools.

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Dolan talks about THE ARIZONA FOLKLORE PRESERVE where he is the artist in residence.

Promotes visiting south Arizona.

 

Register to win your ROSIE ON THE HOUSE ARIZONA STAYCATION from SANDERSON FORD

8AM - OUTDOOR LIVING HOUR! Talking Trees With John Eisenhower

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John Eisenhower of INTEGRITY TREE SERVICE talking about his favorite subject, TREES!

Plants, trees even insect identification.

Pomegranates, fall colors, composting, and holiday lights.

Deciduous tree that produce fall colors and lose their leaves.

Suggestions close to town to see fall colors in the low desert.

Boyce Thompson Aboretum

Composting fall leaves and grass clipings with a bit of water.

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More on his tree of the month:  Pomegranate!  Easy to plant, grow rather quickly, get fruit and shade.

CALLER:  Has a pomegranate tree in a pot near a black eye lazy susan vine.  The vine is growing up the tree.

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Tips on holiday lights on your trees.  Don't use staples to attched lights on trees.  Gardening tape or twine works.  And don't leave lights on the trees.  Can constrict tree growth.

Pruning.  As temperatures drop, back off pruning.  Just light pruning if needed.  

CALLER:  Italian Cypress trees have brown spots.  Spider mites.

CALLER:  Plum and nectarine trees that die or go limp in the summer.  

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John waxes poetic on why he's thankful and grateful for trees!!

9AM - OPEN LINES!

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Update on our 30th Anniversary including the free Rosie On The House Maintenance Calendar.  Romey explains how the calendar works for the homeowner.  Request your calendar, email info@rosieonthehouse.com

Rosie in Austin, TX for a construction science innovation seminar.  He explains how  homes will get built in the future starting with the Japanese.  They are building first class  homes with robots at established factories and delivering on site.

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Interview with Alex who's Lake Powell picture was selected for the Home Maintenance Calendar.

CALLER QUESTION:  Bathroom faucet or drain and washer has a sulfer, rotten egg odor.

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CALLER ANSWER:  Odor likely from the water heater's annode rod.  

CALLER QUESTION:  Wants to replace a complete shower kit.  Rosie suggests Rebath & Kitchens to start.

CALLER QUESTION:  Can you DIY an epoxy floor?  Romey explains what it takes.

CALLER QUESTION:  Odor coming from the master shower drain.  Likely have to replace the shower pan.

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Interview with Jim Kowalski of Kowalski Construction takls about a huge Fire Extinguishers recall involving the plastic handle or push button.

Details on the recall HERE.

10AM - APS Rates & Going Solar With Sun Valley Solar

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Kyle Ritland from SUN VALLEY SOLAR talks with Rosie about the APS rate change increase.   Creating awareness to be more involved in your energy consumption.

Predicts an increase in interest of solar.

Supercooling with APS customers won't be as effective as in the past with the increase cost of  peak hours.

Kyle offers a guide of how the new APS rate plans will effect your bill.  CLICK HERE

Solar could help keeping your house from spiking demand.

 

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Call Sun Valley Solar to discuss a proper solar system for your home.  480-689-5000.

Kyle talks you thru the guide to analyze how the various new APS rate plans will affect your energy consumption and cost. 

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Continuing with Kyle's guide to analyze your APS bill to compare how the new rates will effect you.

Also an example of  a solar system to fit your needs for purchase (tax credit) or leasing (no credit).

Reassesing your consumption if you were Supercooling on APS.

On Peak Time change.

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APS rate increase for electric car owners.  Careful charging on peak.

Sun Valley Solar can assess on site or over the phone about a solar system for your needs.