Volunteering & Giving Print

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 11:58)

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  • Rosie encourages you to shop downtown Glendale, and stop in for some Coyote Oaties Cookies.
  • Updated information on picking out your own Christmas Tree.
  • We preview our show and what to expect in the next 4 hours!
  • Rosie's been a victim of credit card fraud and we talk about the imnportance of being safe this time of year.

Segment 2 (running time 7:37)

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Segment 3 (running time 13:58)

We invite Dr. Sky on to talk about tracking Santa and  what he's been up to.

  • He recently took a trip with fellow experts and gives us the details.
  • How long will it take to get to the edge of the known universe?
  • What does Santa have to worry about as he travels the gloge!? Track him here!
  • Will Rudolph get the year off? Dr. Sky doesn't think so.....
  • Don't forget to sign up for the Astronomy Cruise with the Romero's & Dr. Sky. Click here!

Segment 4 (running time 6:50)

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  • History on the NORAD Santa Tracking
  • Reasons to live up north.....no landscaping in the winter and no summer heat!
  • Don't advertise your new purchases over the holidays! We'll have more with DATA Doctors on keeping safe in the cyber world.
  • Learn more about volunteering at the 10 o'clock hour with St. Vincent DePaul

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 11:58)

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Jay from Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company is here to take your questions!

  • Before we get to the tip, Jay & Rosie give us an update on their water reduction pact they started over the summer. Did they get to a 10 percent reduction!?!?
  • Remember to adjust your irrigation system over winter. This is a huge waste of water every winter and Jay talks through all the things you can use to reduce waster waste.

Tip of the Week: If you have frost damage, leave it alone. It will protect the plant from even further damage.

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  • Mike - How often should a burmuda lawn be watered during the winter season?

Recommendation - Sometimes never, but if it gets too dry, go with once a month.

Caller:

  • Nancy - She planted 5 mesquite trees about a year ago. One was damaged and isn't growing as quickly now. Should she pull that one tree out and start over or keep treating it?

Recommendation - It might be a good idea, but she could fertilize it and treat it, but it's hard to know without looking at it. It could simply be genetics or the soils.

Segment 2 (running time 6:39)

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  • Last week we discussed a citrus ban at some food banks and Jay gives us an updated. We don't have the disease that certain groups are concerned about, but we're trying to reduce the chances so they've limited donations in some places. Jay gives all the details.

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  • Karen - Will a soaked fabric cloth that freezes and is left on the plant do more damage?

Recommendation - It shouldn't and moisture will actually help keep the plants warm and Jay talks about how it all works.

Segment 3 (running time 12:23)

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Caller:

  • Wendy - She won a Karcher Power Washer and loves it! What kind of tool should she use to cut back and thin her bouganvilla & oleander?

Recommendation - She needs a gardening saw and there are all types of options. We discuss her options plus more tips on proper pruning on larger branches.

Segment 4 (running time 7:31)

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Jay & Romey talk about "green" gift ideas you could pick up at a nursery.

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  • Bill - His 3 year old lime tree produces very small oranges on the bottom. How long until he sees larger limes?

Recommendtion - It's probably the graft that is pushing through some shoots that are sour orange and Jay would prune them back to keep them from competing with nutrients from the lime tree.

For last minute gift ideas, stop in at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 12:08)

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We invite the experts from Valleywide Recycling Partnership to talk about recycling during the busy holiday season.

  • How much garbage Phoenix produces every year.
  • Facts & Figures that will blow your mind....yuck.
  • It's not just the waste, it's the transportation of the waste.
  • New Year's Eve is the number 1 day for recycling.
  • Plastic bags......stop using them!
  • What type of paper can be used for your compost pile?

Segment 2 (running time 6:27)

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  • Mike - When can he expect his new garbage cans for recycling?

Recommendation - It will be phased in with such a large number of people, but you can keep up on the Phoenix City Site.

  • More about recycling the actual garbage containers and how they're using them.
  • Romey doesn't have recycling service in his area, so we discuss the options someone that lives in an unincorporated area has.
  • Last minute tips all of us could take to heart, especially during the holidays.

Segment 3 (running time 13:43)

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Caller:

  • Celia - She removed the carpet in her home and found a gap and wonders if she needs to fill it before laying tile? Will it turn into a highway for termites?

Recommendation - He would leave it up to the tile installer and make sure they warranty any damage that could be caused by not filling in those cracks. They're the experts!

  • Gene - He's recently gotten an ad from the city about insurance on his main water line. Is that a good idea?

Recommendation - Usually Rosie is against these, but his system is over 60 years old and it might be an instance where it could be a good idea.

*The guys discuss these insurance policies put out by utility companies. Rosie thinks it's a scam. We'll follow up in the next few weeks.\

Ken Colburn with Data Doctors joins us to talk Cyber Security during the busy retail season.

  • What is Rosie doing wrong? He's been scammed twice recently!
  • Common ways people can get your information.
  • What is the new security chip on credit cards for and how it works.
  • Avoid Fake websites that promise "hard to find" presents at the last minute.
  • RESEARCH ANY SITE YOUR USING! We share red flags to watch for.

Segment 4 (running time 5:50)

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Cyber Security Continued:

  • Scams involving shipping. Ony get tracking numbers from the company you purchased it from.
  • More about the chip on new credit cards and why some retailers aren't using them.
  • Listen to a "Rosie-ism" about "sand in his underwear"
  • Beware on those social media sites.

Thanks to Ken at Data Doctors for joining us today. Keep your finances safe!

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 11:36)

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Julie Douglas and Susan & John Junker from St. Vincent DePaul join us to talk about volunteering all year long, not just during the holidays.

  • Their mission at St. Vincent DePaul
  • How volunteers are spread throughout the area.
  • It's not just food. Listen to all the other things they've done.
  • Creating a unique way for kids to be able to shop during the holidays.

Segment 2 (running time 7:24)

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  • Julie talks about her experiences and how she chose St. Vincent DePaul as a place to volunteer.
  • How the training works for volunteers. It's much more than dropping off a box of food.
  • A special story that drove home the point of not judging someone when your helping others.
  • How they recruit volunteers and the strategy that is paying off.

Segment 3 (running time 13:38)

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We discuss the "Rosie Santa Bag" giveaway and our last giveaway from Pella Windows & Doors!

  • More on the volunteering options and examples.
  • They help kids all the way to seniors. Disabled homeless seniors are the most underserved.
  • Stories about those who have been served and turned to serving themselves.
  • Not judging and suggestions on meeting homeless people on the streets.
  • Their methods on helping folks gain employment.
  • Stop in at their thrift stores in the valley. Here's a map to find a location near you..
  • Donate to the stores. Major appliances, etc. Learn more here.

Segment 4 (running time 6:24)

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Congratulations to Kathy on winning a sliding door from Pella Windows & Doors!

*We thanks KTAR,  Benjamin Franklin Plumbing & 5-Star Termite & Pest Control for making Rosie's Santa Bag a success!

  • Ways you can help people in need this year.
  • Tax Credits are available! John gives the details and time is running out! Call 602-266-GIVE (4483)

Thanks to St. Vincent DePaul for stopping in to talk about volunteering and donating all year long!

Join Rosie On The House every Saturday Morning!!!