Live From the SAHBA Fall & Garden Homeshow Print

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 12:59)

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Romey is live from Tucson for the SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show.

  • Noel, our Southern Arizona Representative, joins the broadcast to talk about Tucson.
  • Tucson misconceptions.

Van Fowers from Old Tucson Films joins us to talk about history in Southern Arizona.

Segment 2 (running time 6:49)

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More with Van Fowers on filming history in Arizona:

  • Famous Films and Television shows made in Arizona.
  • Interesting facts about "Little House On The Prairie" and "Tombstone"
  • Upcoming Events.

Segment 3 (running time 12:39)

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Continuing with Van Fowers on Southern Arizona:

  • John Wayne film history in the state.
  • Unique story about women entering the western theme film industry.
  • Some reeneactments Van participates in.
  • Van also talks about what you can find at the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tucson
  • More unique places across the state.

Segment 4 (running time 7:49)

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Tucson-area Destinations:

8:00AM - Outdoor Hour Talking Landscaping

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Segment 1 (running time 12:14)

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We're joined by Tony Sarah from The Magic Garden to take questions about your yard, as well as Peter Warren from the University of Arizona Coop Office.

  • Growing citrus in Southern Arizona.
  • Controlling Bagrada Bug's in your yard.
  • How cooler weather will effect the bug populations.
  • Types of flowers you can plant this time of year.
  • Different areas of the state produce different types of landscape.

 

Segment 2 (running time 6:34)

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Jeff Smith with Seeds of Deception joins us to talk about avoiding genetically modified foods and why.

Segment 3 (running time 12:22)

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  • Peter Warren tells us what the County Extension Office does.
  • More about GMO's.
  • The danger of sugars and additives in our food.
  • Pros and Cons of growing your own food.

Caller:

  • Owen - His pomegranite fruit is ready and he wanted to pick them early to protect him from the birds. Can he pick them and let them ripen off the vine? Also, has a question on fruit that doesn't taste good.

Recommendation - Unfortunately, no. They will not ripen off the branch, so he can pick them, wrap them in newspaper and keep in the fridge. To protect the fruit, you can wrap the fruit in paper right on the tree. This will keep the birds away. Several factors weigh into this and some trees just produce unedible fruit. Tony breaks down all the options.

*Unique Pomegranite research happening at the University of Arizona.

Segment 4 (running time 5:58)

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  • Peter talks about his publications in the Arizona Daily Star.
  • Avoiding black widow spiders.

Caller:

  • Adam - He has a 15 foot by 15 foot space in his backyard and was told he could plant several fruit trees in this space...is that true?

Recommendation - There are several factors and Tony talks about digging a big 6 foot hole and mix a few citrus varieties and an apple tree. There are several factors and we discuss them.

Thanks to Tony and Peter for joining us today!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 12:12)

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Jen Bailey with the SAHBA Home Show joins us to talk about their event:

  • Unique happenings over the weekend.
  • Event Food!
  • Rosie partner's attend the show!
  • Jen talks about the mission of the Southern Arizona Home & Building Assoication (SAHBA)

Segment 2 (running time 6:38)

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Callers:

  • Ken - The mortar on his home used to be bright black and now it's faded and wants to know what he can do to brighten it back up?

Recommendation - This is a unique situtation that will need an expert. Call John at Adobe King or Joe at Young Block.

Segment 3 (running time 12:31)

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A few Rosie-Certified Partners attending the SAHBA Home Show:

Letters from a Listener:

  • Gill - Does anyone going onto a roof have to be licensed and insured....can a friend or neighbor inspect the roof for him?

Recommendation - No one NEEDs a license to go on the roof, but they need the expertise to know what they're doing. Rosie talks about all the different types of roofs and all the issues they can create. Estimates are free! So call a Rosie-certified roofer!

  • Mr. Townhend - He has a flat roof and thinks it's about 15 years old. He has a leak around the A-C unit and the roofer he's had out is telling him he needs to completely remove everything instead of just foaming over the existing foam. What do we think?

Recommendation - There are too many factors to consider without seeing it in person. There are instances where foam can't simply be applied over an existing portion. It's possible he might be able to use a sealant, but we'd like him to call Lyon's Roofing.

Caller:

  • Wendy - She's workig with Harmon Solar and wants to know if the solar panels are a problem with birds or critters to get underneath them?

Recommendation - This should NOT be a problem and they are designed to be fine for her home. 

*Wendy also thanks us for saving big $$$ on her insurance, plus she also won the Karcher Power Washer!

Segment 4 (running time 6:49)

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Romey interview;s Bruce Yakko with J.A.W.S. Just Add Water System

  • What their system is and the types of cleaners they offer.
  • Pick them up at Bashas' Grocery Stores
  • It's eco friendly!
  • It's American Made!

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 13:30)

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Rosie talks about our mission at Rosie on The House......Learn about a new partner, Channel Choice TV!

Callers:

  • Greg - He uses J.A.W.S. and loves it!!! His back patio cover needs to be repaired because he's seeing the black tar paper....what can he do?

Recommendation - Rosie digs deeper and explains the purpose of the rock he has on his roof. There are several products that can be applied to make the roof last longer and he'll need to be careful and watch for common trouble spots.  He can use Elastek, a company right out of Tucson.

  • June - Her tile has areas that sound hollow underneath. The grout is starting to crack too and she wants to know what to do.

Recommendation - Moisture is usually the cause of loose tile. Leave it alone or she'll have to do the work right now. "Call us back in a year"  If the problem gets worse, call us back.

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A new member to the Rosie network joins the show, Jack from Kinetico Water Systems!

  • Kinetico's history.
  • Their systems are very low-maintenance.
  • Arizona has a lot of water....but making it drinkeable is the problem.

Segment 3 (running time 11:59)

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Callers:

  • Steve - He has a flat roof and wants to put solar panels on it. How do you maintain the roof if you install solar panels?

Recommendation - It is possible, but becomes harder. He can call The Solar Store in Tucson and they can show him how they're attached and how it works.

*Steve also wanted to know about using solar power when the power grid goes down. We talk through how it works, but going completely off the grid requres much more of an investment. We talk about the innovations to make it happen.

  • Mark - He is building a new home and wants to know our recommendations on going with a larger AC unit or upgrade the insulation.

Recommendation - Rosie would go with the insulation.....when the AC unit goes down, the insulation will still be in your attic. There are a lot of factors that go into it and we talk through his options.

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*Thanks to great partners like The Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

Segment 4 (running time 6:17)

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Letter from a Listener:

  • Mike - He was a regular listener and after moving he wasn't able to hear the show....Now he's found us again and he couldn't be more excited! He heard us talking about Belgard and other concrete options for the yard.

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