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Saturday Morning Broadcast Overview

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

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Western Spirit Scottsdales Museum of the West Join us as we talk about events and activities across Arizona, plus we'll talk with experts from the Scottsdale Museum of the West.

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Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson

Urban Farm LogoGreg Peterson with Urban Farm joins us for tips on your keeping your garden Happy & Healthy!

 

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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: Dealing With Scary Bugs with Blue Sky Pest Control

blue sky logo transpLearn how to protect your home and what to look for when dealing with scoprions and other scary critters! Call with your questions for Blue Sky Pest Control!  

 

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 11:47)

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Dr. Tricia Loscher, Chief curator of the Scottsdale Museum of the West is here!

  • How Tricia ended up at the museum and more about the museum's history.
  • Details on the building, not just what's inside.
  • Discussing all the unique elements of the stucture that are environmentally conscience.

Segment 2 (running time 7:47)

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  • We head inside of the museum and what you can see.
  • The importance of story telling to understand the Great American West.
  • Learn about interactive elements great for kids!
  • Migrations from all over the world ended up here and Tricia talks about what you can learn.

Segment 3 (running time 14:06)

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  • Tricia talks about the start of the museum and has a really fun Lewis & Clark story!
  • There is a migration map that you can learn from. We discuss.
  • You can learn a lot about "The West" from their impressive movie poster collection!
  • Running through another list of items you can see. Women's clothing, prison collections, etc.
  • They've worked with area Native Americans to add artifacts to their display.

Segment 4 (running time 7:09)

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  • Did you know there are items from the Grand Canyon at the museum too, plus sculptures and contemporary art!? Listen for a description.
  • Learn how you can get free admission!

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Thank you to Tricia Louscher for joining us and we remind you to stop in to the Scottsdale Museum Of The West!

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 12:15)

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It's time for another day with The Urban Farmer, Greg Peterson!

  • Today we're covering composting and Greg gets us started talking about regenerative processes.
  • Greg talks about how he processes his compost and the steps involved.
  • How worm castings work into his urban farm. Romey loves Mass Wiggle!
  • Chicken manure uses and warnings for your garden.
  • Discussing different composting bins and what we prefer, plus different materials that need to be added.

Segment 2 (running time 6:35)

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  • "Non-Composting" How Greg defines it and works with the flow of nature. Stop fighting nature!
  • Learn about "Stacking Functions" and what it means for your yard.
  • "Trip Stacking" is another term we discuss.

Segment 3 (running time 13:00)

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  • Worm composting is the simplest way to start composting.
  • Does composting attract bugs or not? Short answer: No, if it's done correctly. 
  • How Greg does "Traditional Composting" at his home.
  • Are pallets dangerous to composting? Learn about the warnings and what you can ignore, plus he has some warnings about using straw too.
  • Vermicomposting - Composting for worms using the right bins, temps, etc.
  • How to start a soldier fly compost. Facts, benefits and why.

Text From a Listener:

  • I use old bath tubs for my fly bins. Greg loves the idea and has done it in the past.
  • Greg shares information about his Fruit Tree Education Program. Learn about what it is and where you can attend. 

Segment 4 (running time 6:30)

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  • More details on classes coming up with Greg and other gardener's in Arizona.
  • Attend the "Seed Up" event coming in September. We have the details.
  • We wrap up our conversation on composting and circular design.

Thanks again to Greg, The Urban Farmer!

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 12:52)

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  • Rosie talks about our 1st hour talking about the Scottsdale Museum of the West and how you can get in for free!
  • If you're traveling through Arizona, make sure you stay at the Francisco Grande Hotel! We had a great stay and loved every aspect of our time there.

Letter From a Listener:

  • Holly - Thanking us for our event last weekend.
  • Arizona's population will top 7 million people this year........
  • We talk about a unique home for sale in Prescott. Look at photos here!

Segment 2 (running time 5:36)

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Caller:

  • Kris - She has a two year old unit and has fixed the condensation line twice, plus in April she had a freon leak fixed. Now, in the last 5 weeks she has a chemical smell in the air. She runs through what has been done already, but she wants to know what we think she should do?

Segment 3 (running time 12:35)

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*Thanks to Sanderson Ford for being a great partner to the Crawfish Festival.

  • Showering in the morning vs. Showering in the evening. Why you should do it at night if you have allergies.

Segment 4 (running time 6:52)

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  • We are going to bring back Jennifer's product testing and Rosie brings up the Tovala Smart Oven and why he thinks it's a great idea....Sounds good to me!
  • Jennifer asks you to weigh in on the pillows you see on TV, called My Pillow.
  • More on Jennifer's trip to talk about Remodel Direct and "Living in Place."

10:00AM - Housing Topic

Broadcasting on KTAR, KQNA, KAZM, KNST & KAFF: 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 12:28)

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There are dangerous critters in your yard, so Curtis from Blue Sky Pest Control is here to make sure you are ready for the extra traffic during the monsoon!

  • The current conditions and what it means to pest popluations.
  • Curtis shares a story about his home and seeing scorpions, plus what your neighbors do can determine how tough it will be at your home.
  • The number one reasons for calls into Blue Sky's offices.
  • Did you know that the biomass of ants exceeds the biomass of the human population?
  • Why rover ants are prospering so much here in AZ, plus we talk about why a professional might be needed to get rid of ants.

Segment 2 (running time 6:11)

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Caller:

  • Cecila - She thinks she has millions of rover ants and keeps them in check by feeding them. (She puts food where she wants them to stay)
  • Ants are predators to termites and why do they protect aphids?

Segment 3 (running time 13:17)

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Callers:

  • Scott - He's been a customer of Blue Sky Pest Control over the last few years and "are extremely happy with the service they've provided!"
  • What are some of the tools and treatments that Blue Sky carries that helps with their scientific approach to attacking your pest control issues.
  • Some misunderstandings around chemicals being used.
  • Dan - He has crickets and wants to get rid of them with an organic method. What can he do?

*Brad from Integrity Air Conditioning & Heating texted in to give us the play by play of the ant situation on his patio. Funny stuff!

  • Carol - She's lived in her home since 1979 and in just the last year, she's seen two scorpions last year and 4-5 this year. How is she going to keep them outside?

Segment 4 (running time 6:28)

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  • We tackle Carol's question and combating scorpions.

Caller:

  • Bill - He found rats under some logs in his yard and has seem a few more, lately. He's not having any luck and wants advice on catching them.

Thank you to Curtis for joining us today and if you're in the Valley and need extermination services, contact Blue Sky Pest Control!

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