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Improving Your Home Office

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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

AZ State Parks LogoStart your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with Sue Black - Executive Director of Arizona State Parks. We will be discussing many different subjects such as recent awards won, partner parks, and much more!

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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 desert plants and their unique abilities to adapt to temperature extremes. We will also be talking about our state tree, the blue Palo Verde, as our tree of the month. It is an amazing tree and has some unique characteristics that allow it to handle the Arizona desert extremes.

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Working On Your Home!

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

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Upgrade Your Home Office!

CC LogoOnlyExeprts from California Closets join us as we run through a checklist of basics, either to do or purchase that might help transform your office into the great working space you've always wanted!

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 12:52)

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Sue Black, Executive Director of Arizona State Parks is here!

  • Celebrating 60 years and Sue's background.
  • Discussing recent awards given this year and the recent success.
  • More on the website and what you can learn on their site.
  • Sue's favorite mountain range and park?

Segment 2 (running time 6:44)

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  • We have "partner parks" and how they came to be after the recent recession.
  • Events happening in Tombstone over the weekend.
  • Did you know the "World's Largest Rose bush" is in Tombstone? It's true.
  • Look for the Green Guide for info and maps across Arizona.
  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum is actually a state park too.
  • New parks and partnerships in the future.

Segment 3 (running time 15:11)

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  • The goal of stores at state parks is to create a memory, not a cheesy out of state hat.
  • "Glamping" is glamorous camping and we discuss other ways to stay in the outdoors in Arizona State Parks.
  • Goals for campsites across Arizona, including a partnership to add cabins too.
  • Listing several parks and trails  you can make your next destination.
  • The work they are doing with private businesses to improve parks.
  • Sue's favorite destinations.

Segment 4 (running time 6:08)

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Thanks to Sue for joining us and learn more about AZ State Parks & Trails!

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

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 12:12)

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Talking Trees with John Eisenhower of Integrity Tree Service!

  • Tree of the Month - The Blue Palo Verde Tree, the Arizona State Tree. Why it's so good in the desert and extreme climate.
  • Why mesquite wood is so good to grill with.
  • More details on the blue Palo Verde and why they can blow over easily in storms.
  • Why most desert plants are like bushes and low to the ground.
  • Shaping bushes into trees and the problems that can cause, plus other options that might be better if you want a traditional tree with a canopy you can walk under.

Segment 2 (running time 6:38)

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  • Wrapping up our discussion on desert plants and how they adapt.
  • John walks through our composting methods and how to do it and all the benefits for your trees. 
  • What is "Vertical Mulching?" We answer.

Segment 3 (running time 12:42)

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  • More on Vertical Mulching. How it's done and the benefits.

Caller:

  • Buddy - He had a sissoo tree taken out, but he's got little shoots coming up everywhere. What is he going to need to do to completely rid the yard of the tree?
  • Are you interested in becoming a tree expert!? Contact Integrity Tree Service!
  • John talks about his history in the industry and how you might be a good candidate for the tree industry.

Segment 4 (running time 6:36)

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  • Talking about the challenge of hiring and finding qualified labor in the younger generation.
  • John runs through how his business trains and educates workers.

If you're interested in a job or need tree care at your home, contact Integrity Tree Service!

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 12:00)

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  • We are proud to be working with Bayside Apparel, an American Apparel company.
  • Romey talks about Hose Power, a local manufacturer of hoses and how we're going to bring our product reviews back.

We're joined on the phone by Mark Andol with the Made in American Store:

  • Mark's history and how he ended up starting his store.
  • How the recession effected his original business & how it inspired him.

Segment 2 (running time 6:38)

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Continuing with Mark Andol:

  • How Mark challenged Channellock Tools to make their product 100% American made & why we love their tools.
  • The steps businesses need to take to make sure everything from the product to the wrapping is all made in the US.
  • Mark is working on making local businesses help out (Made In America Act)

Segment 3 (running time 13:07)

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Caller:

  • Bob - He is having a problem with sewar odors in his home. It's in the evenings mostlly and he can't figure it out. Do we have any ideas?

Caller:

  • John - He went to an event promoting fans, blankets and other methods to save on his AC bills. What do we think? HINT: IT'S NOT GOOD!

Segment 4 (running time 6:35)

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  • We answer John's question from the last segment.

Caller:

  • Glenn - Are the 2x4's used on certain projects treated? He's seeing projects around his home that are shutting down for months at a time and wonders how the exposed framing will hold up.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 11:59)

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We welcome Bob Trotter with California Closets to the broadcast to talk about your home office!

  • Bob's unique history and how his family ended up in Southern Arizona.
  • Where you can find their showrooms in Tucson.
  • Why home offices are so big in Tucson?
  • Questions Bob would ask to help get a design for your office layout.
  • Bob runs through lists of options and other design elements you can use in your project.

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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  • Lighting the workspace....windows, lighting, etc.
  • Hiding cords & organizing paper for a clean look.
  • What about the back of the wall in front of your desk. Use it!
  • "Metal Glass" what it is and how it's used.

Segment 3 (running time 12:55)

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  • Make the decision....Make it an office or make it part of the rest of the house.
  • Consider adding a Murphy Bed (Wall Bed) to have a bedroom turn into an office.
  • What about safes for storing important documents?
  • Discussing media centers and the fun configurations you can add.
  • Closet configurations and different costs/designs.
  • We move the garage and what they can do there.

Segment 4 (running time 6:50)

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  • More on how California Closets get started in a college dorm room!
  • Bathrooms are becoming a bigger part of their business.
  • Timelines you can expect from design to building to completion.

Thanks to Bob & Paula for stopping and remember you can stop in the California Closets Showroom in Tucson.

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