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Risky Remodels

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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

Desert Botanical Garden Rosie On the houseStart your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we visit with Nancy Cutler, Museum Education Consultant for the Desert Botanical Garden. We will be discussing different desert plants, their uses, history, and much more!  

8am talkingtrees 2

Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Integrity Tree ServiceJohn Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service joins us to share all you need to know!

 

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: Risky Remodels

Learn about Remodels that buyers might not like and what to avoid in certain renovations.

 

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 12:04)

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We're live from the Francisco Grande Hotel in Casa Grande!

  • Why we are in Casa Grande for contractors and homeowner's.

Nancy Cutler from The Desert Botanical Garden joins us to talk "desert harvesting:"

  • What do you need to know about Saguaro harvesting.
  • Timelines for harvesting and why this year was kind of a bust, plus how to pick it.

Segment 2 (running time 7:44)

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  • How much fruit it requires to get enough juice to create something.
  • Processing saguaro fruit and uses for them.
  • How Native Americans harvested, processed and ate the fruit. 
  • Rules on collecting saguaro fruit. YOU NEED PERMISSION!

Thanks to Nancy for joining us!

Segment 3 (running time 13:52)

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  • Rosie talks about traveling Arizona and his and Jennifer's staycation from years ago.
  • Discussing the area surrounding Francisco Grande Hotel, it's history and how the San Fancisco Giants were at the root of it's history.
  • Plans for the hotel and the surrounding area going forward.
  • Why you need to stop in Casa Grande instead of just driving by!
  • Our mission in our gathering this weekend.
  • Jennifer thanks Sibley's West for giving our guests a great package for attending!

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*Thanks to the Springhill Suites by Marriot in Prescott for making our latest winners trip a success. We were also happy to add Roger Naylo'rs "Boots & Burgers" book for future winners.

Segment 4 (running time 7:27)

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  • Rosie took a "double dare" to do what? Listen!
  • Some fun history behind Rosie On The House & some other goals they had when the show started on a triple dare.
  • Details on our weekend events and what we're up to.

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 11:57)

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It's time for another Talking Trees Segment with Integrity Tree Service!

  • Romey has some ideas on how we might change the format around the broadcast.

Tree Of The Month: The Prosopis Velutina also known as the Velvet Mesquite.  Learn about it's applications and how to care for it.

  • John talks about native versus non-native plants.
  • Tips for tree maintenance in July. (fertilizer, trimming, etc.)
  • Recent rain and what it means to your Arizona yard. The monsoon is here!

Caller:

  • Frank - He has mexican fan palms that have yellow acorn looking things growing on them. What are they?

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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eucalyptus spathulataEmail From a Listener:

  • Rebeccas - Can you identifty this tree?

*It's the Eucalyptus Spathulata!

  • We answer Frank's question from the last segment.
  • Tips on pruning this time of year. (Be careful and listen to John's advice)

Segment 3 (running time 12:33)

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Caller:

  • Matt - They want a shade tree for the pool, but something that doesn't leave a lot of litter. What are their options?

Live Listener:

  • Mr. Sullivan - He bought a lemon and lime tree last year. The lime tree has had a lot of leaves drop and he isn't sure what he's doing wrong?
  • We talk about some of the issues we covered with homeowners over the weekend.

Caller:

  • Tony - He planted a Texas Umbrella Tree about 9 years ago. He loves it, but this year it didn't put out the leaves like it normally do. He's seeing bright green growths but no leaves. What can it be?

Segment 4 (running time 6:44)

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Live Listener:

  • Tony - He has a palm tree that grew up by itself in his yard. Will it survive?

Caller:

  • John - He has 4 pigme palm trees and his leaves are yellowing and he wants some advice on what is causing it.

If you're in the Valley,  reach John during the week at Integrity Tree Service!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 12:35)

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Live Listener:

  • We're live on-location and a listener wants to know why the crew is wearing headphones and why are we all on laptops?

Caller:

  • Pete - He has a porcelain tub/shower and wants to put in a grab bar for safety. Is there anything he should know before drilling into the til?

*Listen to advice and use a Franklin Sensor!

  • Jennifer is taking at trip to learn about aging in place with Remodel Direct.

Segment 2 (running time 6:14)

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Live Listener:

  • George - (Special Thanks to Phocus Insurance Services for making our event a success!) He had laminate flooring installed and the seams are separating and he's stuck between a manufacturer & an installer. What should his next step be?

Segment 3 (running time 12:58)

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Rosie invites Tom Reilly, owner of Renovations in Prescott to talk "Risky Remodels"

  • Think twice before removing all of the bathtubs in the house. Leave at least one.
  • #1 thing we're seeing at Rosie on the House Remodeling, "How can I age in place?"
  • Wallpaper......it's making a comeback and we discuss it.
  • Design your home for YOU, not for a potential buyer, etc.
  • Update on the remodeling industry in Phoenix and Northern Arizona, plus the continued struggle to find qualified workers.

Segment 4 (running time 6:43)

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Caller:

  • Wayne - He wants to build a 2400 square foot shop and has 2 different quotes with different materials and wants to know our opinion.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:13)

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We continue our conversation with Chauncey Meyer Architect:

  • More thoughts on Francisco Grande hotel. (Costs, materials, etc.)
  • Talking about the benefits of building with masonry.
  • Interesting buildings that Chauncey designed, recently.
  • Average income for workers who would have been working on the hotel. Wow!

Segment 2 (running time 6:27)

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Caller:

  • They are building a home in Green Valley and there are several ways to create a floor and they want our advice.
  • We discuss post-tension slabs and other forms of flooring. WARNING: Do NOT remodel or cut into a post-tension slab.
  • Chauncey lists off his risky remodels and other factors that can make them stressful.

Segment 3 (running time 12:53)

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  • More on our event with homeowner's who we talked to to discuss what they are concerned about and how we can address them better.

Live Listener:

  • John - He shares his story, his initial impressions of Casa Grande and wants to know what he can do to fix his fiberglass tubs and showers.

*He can call Rebath & Kitchens for a great trip to their showroom. We run through his Do It Yourself options too.

Segment 4 (running time 6:52)

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  • We still can't figure out what the correct way to say "Casa Grande."
  • Jennifer talks with Rose about her Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation! Sign up here!

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