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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)

7am wakeup 2

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona.

8am talkingtrees 2

Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees!

John Eisehower of Integrity Tree Service joins us this weekend to talk tree care as we head into the summer heat!

Integrity Tree Service

9am DIYhour 2

It's a special Mother's Day Broadcast & we're talking robots!

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

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Blind Repair!

We sit down with Neal Frasier, owner of Bailey's Blind Repair to talk about how fixes can save you money and improve your existing blinds! 

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 11:27)

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  • Discussing the growth of Maricopa County.
  • Romey, Jennifer and Julia attended the National Hardward show in Las Vegas and we talk about the experience and all the fun people they met.
  • Jennifer talks about recent awards Bisbee has won and other great small towns in Arizona.
  • Vote for your favorite Arizona attraction here.

Sign Up For the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation here!!!

*Recent winners had packages from Sibley's West and it's a great stop for unique gifts!

Segment 2 (running time 8:21)

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Jennifer sits down with Ilene Dunn with the city of Surprise to talk about Water Use It Wisely and their Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab Competition!

  • Details on the $9,000 prize and how you can sign up. Click the link above.
  • Do It Yourself tips for water conservation in you yard.
  • Choosing the right landscaper for your area.

Rosie reminds you to conserve water and this year.....you should be far ahead! Save 10 percent this year and don't waste water when we have a rainy winter like this year.

  • Smart controllers can help you conserve without all the work.
  • Rosie talks about Baby Kay and his fun growing up with her. Hear her in the next segments.

Segment 3 (running time 11:54)

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Rosie welcomes Baby Kay, founder of Baby Kay's Cajun Kithcen and Allison Carpenter Shar's Kitchen to talk cooking and cookware.

  • Baby Kay shares how she got into cooking and started the restaurant.
  • Allison fills you in on what you'll find at Shar's Kitchen.
  • The benefits of a quality pot or pan, plus Rosie's love for cast iron.
  • Allison's recommendations for finding the right pan and lid.
  • More on the origins of Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen.

Segment 4 (running time 9:24)

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  • Allison brought in a pressure cooker she loves and it can be used like a crock pot and virtually anything can work in this.
  • Baby Kay shares how she measures her rice and water.
  • Allison loves baking......Rosie and Baby Kay, not so much.
  • More on classes and cookware you can pick up at her store. Even Fresh bread!

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 11:55)

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It's time to talk trees with John Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service!

  • John talks about some recent climbing he's done.

Tree of the Month:   Monk's Pepper Tree also known as a Chaste Tree

  • Why John loves it. It's deciduous, but still has a good look through the winter months.
  • Why it's named after Monk's and the tea they used to make. It sounds like a cruel joke! Ha!
  • Good aroma and great for a patio. We discuss the size and the roots.
  • Tips on trimming for this time of year, including palms and what needs to be done.
  • Getting rid of seed pods require pruning at the right time and this weekend is too soon and you'll have to trim again later this summer.
  • The trouble with disposing of palm trees.

Segment 2 (running time 6:26)

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Caller:

  • Chris - He has a large mesquite tree in his yard. He wants to add a lawn and is concerned he won't be able to grow a lawn with the large canopy. Will he be able to do it?
  • We discuss shade trees and other options that might be a good option to grow a lawn with.

Text From a Listener:

  • They have 2 palo verde trees that are 3 years old. What should their watering schedule be right now?

Segment 3 (running time 12:48)

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  • All the great information you can find on Integrity Tree's website.
  • You can sign up for classes at Desert Botanical Gardens. Listen to what you can learn and when they happen.
  • Be on the lookout for certain bugs this time of year. John describes what to look for, especially if you have a palo verde tree and what to do.
  • Carpenter worms and how to deal with them.
  • Flatheaded wood borers and where to look for them.
  • Recent winds remind us to talk monsoons and how to prune responsibly to prepare them for the weather.

Segment 4 (running time 6:10)

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Text From A Listener:

  • They want to cut down a palm, but it's 4 feet from the house. Should they have a professional remove it or can they do it and if so, what tips do we have?
  • John needs help! If you're interested in an apprenticeship or a new start as an arborist, call Integrity Tree Service.

If you live in the valley and need a tree expert, contact John at 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 11:52)

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  • Our topic in the blog this week is all about robots and if Mom would like one and we ask for your stories and experience.
  • One robot we love it the Grillbot, an automatic grill cleaning robot.
  • We talk about a succesful use of robot vacuums, plus why First Class Green Cleaning isn't a fan for carpetted areas.
  • More on the Grillbot and how our winners love them!

We discuss Jennifer, Romey and Julia's about the National Hardware Show

  • Romey interviews the oldest tool manufacturer in America, Ames Tools.
  • Their unique history and the incredible events and projects they've been involved with.
  • The tools you can buy for work in your yard.
  • They also build Jackson Wheelbarrows.
  • More history behind their unique business.

Segment 2 (running time 6:50)

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  • Jennifer shares feedback on robit vacuums from our listeners.

Caller:

  • Michelle - Do we think it's worth getting a tool set for herself? Her husband has tools, but they are at work.

*Jennifer loves the Loggerhead Tools Bionic Wrench & Rosie mentions Tomboy Tools.

  • Tape measures are not all created equal. Some variations we love.

Segment 3 (running time 12:30)

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  • Rosie talks about his mom, Baby Kay on Mother's Day and reviewing our first hour. We also had Allison from Shar's Kitchen and our push for a cooking class with the two of them!

Caller:

  • Jim - He heard us talking about painting and wants to know what "Backrolling" is and if he needs it done?

*Rosie describes the proper way to paint stucco, including backrolling.

Segment 4 (running time 6:33)

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Callers:

  • Mike - He has a flat roof and wants to go with foam. What does he need to do to repair the area before he installs the new roof?
  • Steven - He's purchasing a home and the AC ductwork is running under the home. What do they need to be aware of with this setup?
  • John - He's looking at a new home and he's telling the seller of the home that he wants a certain SEAR rating on the homes AC system, but he's being told a different story. Who's right?

*"Super Cooling" (Invented by Steve Keopp at Advance Home Systems) is coming up more and Rosie shares a letter from a listener who is saving money.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 11:54)

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We're talking blind repair with owner of Baileys' Blind Repair, Neal Frasier.

  • Neal talks about how his business got started.
  • The incredible amount of parts they store at their facilities.
  • Mini-blinds and how fixable they are.
  • Why they named it Bailey's Blind Repair.

Callers:

  • Joe - He started "Super Cooling" last year and shares how he does it and the pros and cons he's seen. (He's very happy with the results)
  • Sharon - She has horizontal blinds and one of them is out of alignment. Can she fix it or does she need to have him come out?

Segment 2 (running time 6:52)

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  • We invite Sharon back and Neal talks her through fixing her vertical blind. Fun stuff!!!
  • Changing the parts on vertical and mini-blinds that improve their function.
  • Grabbing the tilt bar to open and closing blinds can often end up breaking. It's a common problem. 

Caller:

  • Devada - She wants blackout blinds for her sliding patio door. Do we have any ideas for her?

Segment 3 (running time 13:03)

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  • Rosie reminds listeners that save money from a tip or trick to please forward a portion of those savings to a favorite charity of theirs.

Caller:

  • Robert - He has a shutter that is broken and wants to know if it can be prepared and what's the best way to remove it to bring it to him to get it fixed? He also wants to know the best way to darken a room inside the wooden blinds? Robert also wanted to talk about his succesful "Super Cooling" methods and if he has any other tips?

*Steve from Advance Home Systems can answer Robert's question on "Super Cooling" with an existing solar system on his home.

  • What type of blind system does Neal prefer and what is at his home?
  • Common fixes Neal runs into on a daily basis.
  • Motorization and automated blind systems. Neal is certified to work on these electronic systems!
  • The incredible selection of parts that could solve your old blinds that aren't easy to find parts for.

Segment 4 (running time 6:42)

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Caller:

  • Marylou - She wants to be sure she heard us correctly about installing the honeycomb shades behind the wooden blinds?
  • Neal offers a special for Rosie listener's.
  • Looking for a job and think you're right to work for Bailey's Blind Repair, click the link below.

Thanks to Neal for stopping by and if you need repairs, give him a call! Contact Bailey's Blind Repair.

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