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7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 12:54)

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We're here with Dr. Sky!!

  • He updates us on his recent trip on NASA's Sofia.
  • Details on their trip and the mission for SOFIA.
  • Earth  had a near miss, recently, and the "Halloween asteroid" is huge!
  • Did you know Arizona has a huge crater? Go visit Meteor Crater in Northern Arizona!

Segment 2 (running time 6:53)

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  • More about the Halloween Asteroid.....listen to what it could've done to Earth!
  • We invite listeners to attend an event with Dr. Sky, Rosie & Jennifer. Sign up here.
  • Did you spot the planet Venus near the moon over the weekend?

Thanks to Dr. Sky for joining us again today!

Segment 3 (running time 13:23)

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We have Lee Allison, the Arizona Director & State Geologist, joins us to talk about the earthquake in Arizona over the weekend.

  • A few historic landslides in the state.
  • What they do too help keep roads safe from rock slides in AZ.
  • This wasn't the 1st earthquake and we discuss the lingering effects.
  • Is there another fault line in Arizona that no ones found yet?
  • There are several quakes that we don't even know they're happening.
  • How we measure earthquakes on the richter scale.
  • How are earthquakes name and can they name the epicenter of a quake?

Segment 4 (running time 7:26)

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More with Lee Allison on Earthquakes:

  • John called to ask about boulders falling into homes....have we heard of that?
  • Where does Mr. Allison live? Does he feel safe?
  • The biggest earthquake to ever hit Arizona.

*Funny stories about what people thought was happening during their 1st earthquake.

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

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Segment 1 (running time 12:09)

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Jay Harper with Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company is here to talk fall landscaping & gardening.

Tip of the Week:  It's time to plant!  Arizona is unique and Jay talks through why it's a great time to plant now.

  • Plants have time to establish themselves before the next summer heat wave.
  • Soils are still warm, but the air is cooler and plants can thrive.
  • Get those winter veggies in the ground. Jay talks about spreading out the harvest.
  • Trees, shrubs and flowers can all go in the ground.
  • The only plants to hold off on woud be the frost sensitive plants. (even those can go in, but you have to protect them if it freezes)
  • Details on planting winter lawns.
  • Rosie "Outsmarting Birds" in his yard and Jay's expert advice.

Segment 2 (running time 6:28)

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Callers:

  • Jan - She wants to install pavers in the front and back of her house and heard us talking about sand and how it's a different process in Arizona.....

Recommendation - She just needs to make sure the ground is compacted. Rosie remembers the conversation and a lot of people put too much sand down. She can call CYC Landscaping for help.   

Nima joins us to talk about hosting the "Tour De Coops" with the Valley Permaculture Alliance:

  • Why she got into it and the type of chicken that's her favorite.
  • Her special relationship with her chickens and how the tour works.
  • The who, what, when and why.

Segment 3 (running time 12:50)

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Caller:

  • Nancy - She has a few volunteer palms in her yard. Can she transplant them to a better area and will it look like the real thing?

Recommendation - Yes and yes. Palms are prolific seeders and she can make the move now!

  • More about planting different tree types and when/how to go forward.
  • We discuss greenhouses for the northern Arizona gardeners.

Letter from a Listener:

  • Harriet wants to know how to prevent roosting in her backyard?

Recommendation - Jay has a few suggestions. She can try lighting up the tree at night or try a product called tanglefoot. Romey discusses a few options, along with a product from Bonide might work.  

Segment 4 (running time 6:58)

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Letter from a Listener:

  • Sue - She wants advice on watering rye grass?

Recommendation - Jay likes frequent bursts of water several times until it's established, then cut the water off a day before you're going to mow it. He talks through all the steps after it's established from seed, plus fertilizing tips...

*Romey invites Robert Cain on air to talk about his SeaAgri Inc. Products that will help your garden thrive.  

If you'd like to visit with Jay, find him at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 12:50)

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  • Rosie updates you on college football in Arizona for the weekend.
  • If you want to join Rosie & Jennifer on the "Twilight Cruise" with Dr. Sky, learn more here.
  • Rosie & Jennifer reminisce about their apartment living experiences.
  • Did you feel the earthquake? We share funny stories heard from listeners.
  • Recapping all of Rosie's newspaper articles across the state.
  • Deep-fried turkey tips! Yummmm......

Segment 2 (running time 5:43)

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More about the Arizona earthquake we felt last week.

  • Why no warning?
  • Romey's 1st time experience from a few years back.

Callers:

  • Craig - He felt it in Ahwatukee! His wife new it was an earthquake and he gives a great description of his experience. Listen!
  • Steven - He was near the center in Black Canyon and we'll hear his story in the next segment.

Segment 3 (running time 12:32)

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Callers:

  • We continue with Steve - His parents were in their RV and now live in a 100 year old home and were concerned the home would shake off it's foundation and he was outside and saw all the trees start moving. He describes their experience. 

*Luckily, the Rock Springs Cafe pies were NOT damaged in the earthquake.

  • Art - His wife thought someone threw something on the roof and it bounced around and he describes an earthquake in the mid 1930's that he lived through. Great story and Rosie and Art talk about his upbringing in Arizona. 
  • Jim - His first day on the job at Boeing in Seattle in 1965 an earthquake occured and he gives a scary description living through it. He's a great story teller.  "Concrete Can't Bend?.?.? Oh, yes it can!"

Rosie just returned from a trip getting together with contractors across the country and building is exploding, especially in Seattle, WA.

Segment 4 (running time 7:09)

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Caller:

  • Christie - She was in her bad writing scary stories and felt the earthquake. Talk about scary!
  • David - Back in 1992, his neighborhood all felt it....most of them had drywall damage. He also reminds us that Europe feels earthquakes all the time. We are so spoiled with weather in this state. (I'm guessing we wouldn't be so eager to agree if this show were in the middle of August. Ha!)

Renting:

  • Does all the things we talked about today mean you should rent instead of buy? Nah.
  • If you can, investing in rental property might be a great opportunity.
  • Short or Long-term renters?
  • Remember renters, you do have ways to protect yourself from slumlords.

 

10:00AM - Housing Hour on Cabinet Refinishing | November 7th, 2015

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Segment 1 (running time 12:00)

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*Jennifer shares a listener's "earthquake" joke!

Ray Hernandez with Ray of Light is here to talk about what they can do for you and to answer your questions.

  • Ray's unique family story and how he got started with his business.
  • His mom was a big influence on his artistic ability.
  • How his painting skills and style has evolved.
  • What types of services Ray of Light can offer.

Caller:

  • Betsy - She called last week and was a perfect guest for Ray, so we had her call in this week to ask about updating her kitchen cabinets.
    • They are 16 years old, but they are in great shape.
    • She and her husband want to keep it timeless.
    • Ray investigates more: Is she happy with her countertops?

Segment 2 (running time 6:27)

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We continue with Betty and Ray:

  • Why she chose her materials and if she would like to keep certain aspects of her kitchen.
  • Ray says they could design around keeping certain parts of the kitchen intact.
  • The importance of "Wants" & "Needs"
  • Color and style ideas specifically for Betty.
  • How all the options can be overwhelming and how Ray of Light can help narrow down the choices.

Segment 3 (running time 12:26)

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  • How Ray of Light restores cabinets and cabinet drawers.
  • Timeline to finish refinishing projects.
  • Living through a remodel....live in it while they work or stay in the home?

Caller:

  • Ken - He has green laminate countertops from the 70's and wants to know our opinion on painting over laminate? It was guaranteed for 5 years....

Recommendation - He's not aware of the process, but Rosie knows about it and it started in Tucson. We aren't sure if it's a good idea, but the company has been in business for several years so call and ask for referrals before you go forward.

  • Ray talks about other wall finishing options they can do for you. "We typically don't do white paint..."
  • Ray thinks contemporary looks can be timeless too.

Segment 4 (running time 7:19)

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  • An upgrade can transform a "Track Home" into a custom look that will make it a home you can cherish. Be proud of it!
  • When it's NOT a good idea to upgrade your cabinets.
  • What Ray does in high traffic areas.
  • Debbie wrote in to thank Ray and to let us know her "Project looks perfect!"

If you'd like Ray of Light to work on your project, contact Ray Hernandez.

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