Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House & Dr. David Dean of Grand Canyon University who joins us to discuss the history of Trains!
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines + Fridge Maintenance
Join Rosie and Steve Koepp of Advanced Home Systems. Now that it's getting hotter, they will be answering all your AC questions.
Jim Cross will also be with us covering the start of wildfire season and how to keep your home any property safe.
Weekly To-Do: #FridgeMaintenance
Homeowner Topic: Make a Bigger Splash With Backsplash
Once upon a time, a backsplash amounted to a few extra rows of tile installed in a kitchen above the cooktop or the sink. But the past few years, the backsplash has become a tempting "kitchen canvas".
Dr. Dean talks about the railroads, trains and their connection with the history and growth of Arizona.
Railroads are one of the most important 'engines' of economic growth in the 19th century. The country was built by trains.
The Transcontinental Railroad was historic in creating commerce from east to west.
Dr. Dean explains how US Congress financed the building and right of ways for railroads.
Arizona railroads began thru the state in the south with the Southern Pacific Railroad.
The main railroads goes east-west because the economy was traveling in those directions. Bringing freight and eventually passengers.
Dr. Sky discusses the big news of the first ever image of a black hole. (Full Interview and posted below)
Discussion of the northern Arizona East-West railroad with the Atlantic Pacific Railroad. How the track spurs to the mines and other towns developed after the main railroad line. Added to the economic growth of Arizona.
By the 1940, highways develop for cars and trucking.
Trains continue to be an important economic engine for Arizona.
Railroad transportation was essential for Arizona's 5 C's. Cattle, Copper, Cotton, Citrus and Climate.
How the Gadsden Purchase was important to completing the railroad thru Arizona.
BOOK: Arizona Political Territory 1863-1912
Dr. Sky talks about the significance of the first ever image of a Black Hole in space. And how they captured it. (FULL INTERVIEW)
In the middle of weeds and snake season.
John of Integrity Tree Service discusses the Tree Of The Month: Yellow Oleander. As a large tree or schrub. Some of its benefits and where to plant it.
Good time to fertilize high nutrient plants and trees.
Discussion of tree selection and placing it a proper place around your home.
Shade trees need enough room to grow. Not too close to the house or fencing.
Placing a tree in a landscape to achieve its purpose.
What to do if a tree is growing in the wrong place.
TEXT: Has a west facing landscape. Suggestions for good shade trees.
TEXT: Has a lemon tree that has stopped producing fruit. Ideas on what to do.
List of small to medium trees replacing larger trees in limited overhead areas and rooting space.
If you plan to remove your large tree yourself, John has some point to consider to be safe.
TEXT: Has s sissoo tree growing inside an old swimming pool. Suggestions to remove it.
Discussion of the red pistache tree for long term shade.
Installing a root barrier is a good way to keep root growth out of areas that could cause damage.
New growth can bring insects like catapillars, cilids and white flies. Some of the treatments to control them.
CALLER: Has an orchid tree and wants to know how to care for it.
CALLER: Has some desert willows with something growing in it that looks like mistletoe but its not. Could be a fasciation.
Rosie talks with Steve Koepp of Advanced Home Systems about reducing your electric bills.
This is not done by using less electricity but by paying less for what you use. Knowing the prices per kilowatt of 'on peak' and 'off peak' rates.
Start with 'rate selection'. Keeping your house cool with the 'off peak', cheaper rate. Steve explains.
Explains the difference between your electric bill and your cooling bill.
Super Cooling is better explained as Comfortable Cooling.
More on saving money on your summer 'cooling' bill.
Explains why homeowners should be on a demand type power plan and managing power demands with on peak, off peak and demand rates.
Discussion of the difference in your power versus cooling bill. May 1st-November 1st falls into your cooling bill.
KTAR Fire Season Reporter Jim Cross talks about this year's fire season. The very wet winter brought record rainfall. It also brought grass, brush, and weeds that will dry out and cause wild fires. Discussion what you can do to not start a fire thru carelessness.
Make sure your property has a proper defense area. Clear weeds and brush away from homes. Keep propane tanks full.
Ways to report careless behavior that can cause a fire.
Jennifer Bailey welcomes everyone to The SAHBA Home Show in Tucson.
Featuring hard surfaces in the home. Romey talks about quartz which is a good option for counter tops, backsplashes and showers.
Consider an oven faucet.
So many patterns and designs you can use for backsplashes. Jamie Henrie of Arcadia Blue Design talks about what you can use for backsplashes and things to consider for setting a tone for the kitchen. And why the grout is important for stain resistance.
Summer Kath of Cambria joins us to talk about American Made quartz. For countertops and more! Cambria has been an innovator in the manufacturing process and the many, many colors to choose from.
Quartz is a material with less maintenance than granite. Cambria owns the quartz mine. Summer details the manufacturing process to the installation.
Summer discusses the many styles, designs and colors Cambria offers.
Rosie Remodeling uses Cambria quartz exclusively.