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The Wonderful Stuff In A Smart Home

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

7am wakeup

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your morning off with Rosie on the House as we talk with a special guest Dr. Dean from Grand Canyon University about the history of Tax Day!

8am nurserynotes

Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees!

John Eisehower of Integrity Tree Service joins us this weekend to talk about pruning and tree pests.

Integrity Tree Service

9am DIYhour

Topic of the Week: The Wonderful Stuff In A Smart Home!

Everybody talks about smart houses, but many of us wonder if they really work the way they should and whether we’re tech-savvy enough to live in a home full of widgets and touch screens.

10am topicoftheweek

Homeowner Topic: A Day With A Painter!

Arizona Painting CoJoe Cambell with The Arizona Painting Company is here to answer your questions!   

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 12:27)

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It's tax season, so we have Dr. Dean from Grand Canyon University her for another history lesson!

  • Why this year, taxes aren't due on April 15th.
  • How President Lincoln influenced the income tax.
  • Rosie reaches out to Clay with Phocus Insurance Services to calculate current rates based on figures simliar to those around the 1870's.
  • Did you know that the federal income tax was once labeled unconstitutional?

Segment 2 (running time 7:11)

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  • The Emancipation Day Celebration changing this years tax due date. 
  • Discussing the size increase of the tax code.
  • Lessons Rosie learned from his father.
  • The Presidential influence over the tax codes.
  • Some "interesting" things deducted from their tax liability.

Segment 3 (running time 13:01)

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  • Comparing tax rates from the beginning to now.
  • Is our taxation excessive?
  • How the Boston Tea Party was started.
  • Paul Revere yelling "The British are coming!" was most likely a myth.
  • Details on the beginnings of the American Revolution.

Segment 4 (running time 7:24)

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  • We wrap up our conversation with Dr. Dean from Grand Canyon University.
  • Sharing a few great ideas for fun drives across Arizona.
  • Recapping our conversation last week with Mark Irvin Commerical Real Estate Services talking about Tucson and the surrounding area.

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

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Segment 1 (running time 12:43)

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With Spring here, we have the tree expert here for you! John Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service offers advice and answers your questions.

  • John brought Dr. Chris Martin from ASU to visit today!
  • Learn about sustainibility when it comes to Arizona landscape. 
  • Planting the right plants for the right area and how that effects our environment.
  • How planting in a city differs from most areas.
  • "Rooting space" required for a healthy tree.
  • How to minimize leaf loss and how to prune for this.

Segment 2 (running time 6:04)

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Text From a Listener:

  • Their mulberry tree is infested with termites. Can they get rid of them or will they need to remove the tree?

Caller:

  • Barbara - She is concerned about public spaces like malls and wonders why they are all trimmed so severely and leave no shade.
  • Dealing with planting trees in an urban setting with concrete and blacktop. What to do?

Segment 3 (running time 13:00)

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  • Wrapping up our conversation on sustainable pruning. Remember "Less is More!"

Tree of the Month: The Ghost Gum Tree!

  • Learn the history of the tree, the colors and why Dr. Martin loves it so much.
  • Learn about other eucalyptus varities that John loves too.

Callers:

  • Ishmael - He's concerned about the shallow root system in his shamel ashe tree and they are damaging his brick walkway. Can he cut the root back to prevent it from damaging more areas?

*We discuss how much can you trim on a tree before you start creating permanent damage?

  • Bill - He has 3 ash trees and he thinks he has cutter bees that are killing them. What can he do?

*Romey welcomes University Termite & Pest Control to the Rosie Network!

Segment 4 (running time 6:48)

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  • Discussing irrigation and the proper depth and amount to ensure a healthy root system.
  • What's happening on the ASU Polytechnic campus!
  • The struggle to find qualified workers is part of the tree pruning industry.
  • If you are interested in becoming an arborist, contact John!!! Just click the link below.

If you live in the Valley and need an expert contact Integrity Tree Service!

9:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:01)

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Learn about Smart Homes and we answer your homeonwer questions!

  • Rosie talks about a pair who does "recreational tree climbing" all over the world.
  • Talking about getting the Nascar feeling in a race car. Sounds fun!
  • Integrating home technology and Romey's impression on the good/bad.
  • Cooking with an app?
  • Jennifer shares her story about a smart home you can win from HGTV and her tour.

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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Romey welcomes Aaron Burnt with Nest to talk about their thermostat and the technology that comes with it.

  • All the technology and hardware they offer.
  • The thermostat and the savings you can expect to see.
  • Installing the thermostat. It's mostly do it yourself, but you can still hire an expert too.
  • Using the app to control all the products they offer.

Segment 3 (running time 13:31)

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Callers:

  • Bart - He wants to build a simple dirt floor shed and is planning on using redwood and wants advice on installing the poles safely. He wants to keep it simple.
  • Greg - He wants to update his fireplace and is considering covering it up with rock veneer and tile. Can he do that right over the brick? He also wants advice on adding wiring and a few other factors?

*Rosie loves Apple TV and we talk about some of our favorite apps, including Romey's favorite, Sonos Home Sound Systems and the KOHLER touchless faucets.

Segment 4 (running time 6:46)

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  • Jennifer talks more about the tour of HGTV's Smart Home and her great experience.
  • The good and bad of an Amazon Dash Button.
  • "Pick something you have a problem with and see if there is a solution?"
  • Apps for pets.
  • For the gardner, try out the Parrot POT.
  • Jennifer talks about the perfect cup of coffee from the Ratio Eight Edition Coffee Maker.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 11:57)

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Listen to our "Day With a Painter" as the experts from Arizona Painting Company are here!

  • How often should you repaint your homes exterior?
  • Why the Arizona Painting Company has confidence in a ten year warranty.
  • Prepping tips on dealing with cracks in the stucco.
  • What if it has been neglected for a very long time?
  • What brand of paint the guys prefer.

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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  • We tackle "How do you know it's time to paint?"
  • How to decide on the color combination and apps that will help you create a rendering.
  • Dealing with the ridiculous number of different colors available.
  • We find ADCO Paint & Supplies where you can pick up Abatron Wood Epoxy we mentioned. 

Segment 3 (running time 13:55)

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  • More on tricks to decide if your house is ready to be painted.
  • Click here for tips on helping you decide if you are ready for a fresh coat of paint.
  • We discuss the labor shortage and what the Arizona Painting Company is seeing.

Caller:

  • Gary - He has timbers on his home and they have water damage and need to be restored from the gray color too. What can he do?
  • What we think of bleaching products.....we're not big fans.
  • Wood stain and tool preferences for the do it yourselfer. 

Caller:

  • Kathy - She just bought a new home and doesn't like the interior colors in her home. Can she just paint right over it without primer?

*Sharing the right way to roll on paint for interiors.

Segment 4 (running time 6:22)

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Caller:

  • Andrew - He wants to know a general formula for pricing a painting job.

If you'd like an expert painter at your home, call the Arizona Painting Company!

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