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Saturday Morning Broadcast Overview

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Windows | 6 Things You Need to Know (running time 7 - 11 a.m.)

7am wakeup

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 nurserynotes

8 a.m. | Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery

We're now smack in the middle of tomato planting season. Jay Harper of Harper's Nursery joins us to help you be sure your garden is well prepared for new plantings! Plus - Dont forget about their monthly Hot Dogs and Horticulture event! Learn the best way to get rid of sudden weed growth brought on by the rain and while you're at it - why not add a fruit tree?

9am DIYhour

9 a.m. | Homeowner's Topic Choice

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

10am topicoftheweek 5003Pella plain color

10 a.m. | Housing Topic Hour

There is a lot more to windows than you think - especially when it comes to the Arizona sun! Tune in and find out what Pella Windows & Doors has to say about the next time you purchase windows.

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 12:50)

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Segment 2 (running time 6:56)

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More with Michael Conway:

  • Finding, identifying and naming fissures.
  • The lifespan of a fissure.
  • Is Eloy sinking?

Segment 3 (running time 13:37)

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  • Damage caused by fissures.
  • Talking earthquakes in Arizona and who felt it across the state.
  • Increasing sensors will give the AZ Geological Survey know more about what's happening.
  • Old-timer miners and what they were looking for.
  • If you've bought a "flipped home" and your a victim, Rosie wants your input.

Segment 4 (running time 7:26)

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  • More on why Rosie is concerned about flipped homes. Work needs to be permitted!
  • If you are a victim of a bad flipper, email us here.
  • Al McCoy was honored during the Phoenix Suns game last night.

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

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 12:43)

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Jay with Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company joins us for "Notes from the Nursery."

  • It's tomato season!
  • Pruning tips now that we are past the freezing temps.

Text From a Listener:

  • Where can they get guadalupe palms?

Recommendation - He can check out Mesquite Valley Growers in his area.

Caller:

  • Roger - He has a question about planting very tall tomato plants and laying them down horizontally in the ground.

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Segment 2 (running time 6:06)

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  • Soil prep. We live in the desert and need to be supplemented. We discuss.
  • Tilling your garden. By hand or mechanical. The right tool makes every job easier.

Segment 3 (running time 13:28)

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Letters From a Listener:

  • Jean - Can she cut back or trim back a red yucca?
  • Judy - Will a soaker hose get clogged up with hard water over time?
  • Paulie - His oleander with 2 spots dying off. Is there a life expectancy for oleanders?
  • What do I fertilize my venus fly trap with?

Texts From Listeners:

  • If they use pre-emergent now, will it hurt his summer lawn?
  • Jim - When can he put in his bermuda lawn...when is it warm enough?

 *We discuss summer lawns, thatching and other advice for different times of year.

  • Should my grapevine being leafing out yet?

Email From a Listener:

  • Advice on trimming down a citrus tree down by half?

Segment 4 (running time 6:50)

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Callers:

  • Linda - The trunk on her queen palm has split and she wants to know what to do to stop it
  • Susan - She has a flowering lisbon lemon tree. Can she re-pot it right now?

*Treating your lawn with fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicides.

Remember you can see Jay at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company.

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 11:59)

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  • Information about our weekly newsletter and what else you can find there.
  • Rosie talks about buying a home with little or no remodeling work done and how to deal with "flipped" homes who had work done without a permit.
  • The current state of the remodeling industry.
  • Upgrading your career with a Rosie-Certified Contractor!
  • Learn about our Do It Yourself videos to help you around your home.

Caller:

  • Jackie - She wants to put laminate flooring over tile and she doesn't want to chip out the tile ahead of time. What do we think of putting planks over tile?

Segment 2 (running time 6:39)

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Callers:

  • Amber - She wants advice on remodeling her kitchen and is worried about losing her kitchen sink for multiple weeks. What advice can we offer?
  • Bob - Just bought a home and has estimates that have a major dollar difference and most of them are for vinyl clad. What do we think he should do?

Recommendation - Rosie explains the pros and cons and why we love Pella Windows & Doors Impervia Line.

Segment 3 (running time 13:18)

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Callers:

  • Allen - After the recent rains he found a leak. He's concerned about mold and wants to know how to prevent it from growing.
  • Jim - He has several cracks in the sidewalks around his home. Do we know anyone he can hire to get this done?

Recommendation - We talk through the process and give him Arrowhead Deck & Concrete as an expert who can help.

  • Will - He wanted to restain his bathroom cabinets after some water damage, but cannot get it matched. What can he do?

Recommendation - We have the perfect guy! Ray of Light Artistic Design & Cabinet Refinishing.

Segment 4 (running time 6:48)

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Caller:

  • Jeff - He has a cabin up in the White Mountains and every year he blows out all the lines to prepare for the winter. He also drains his water heater and is sick of doing it and is considering a tankless water heater. What does he need to know?

10:00AM - Housing Topic

Broadcasting on KTAR, KQNA, KAZM, KNST & KAFF: 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 12:31)

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We're here talking windows with Adam Homer with Pella Windows & Doors.

  • How the windows & doors effect overall homes 'R' value.
  • The older windows and how incredibley inefficient they were.
  • The story behind Pella Windows & Doors.
  • Pricing has a very wide range. That's normal.
  • Discussing the different fram materials and how it transfers the heat and cold.

Segment 2 (running time 6:17)

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  • What do we think of putting a window into a door? The laundry room has no natural light and would like to add it.
  • Discussing vinyl windows. The pros/cons.
  • We think the fiberglass composite Impervia line is perfect for Arizona!

Segment 3 (running time 13:55)

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Caller:

  • Jim - He wanted to warn us about utility companies offering insurance. We are not fans!
  • Back to windows & doors. We discuss the glazing and coatings that can keep the heat out in the summer and hold it in during the winter.
  • More on the evolution of the windows and doors and increasing the energy efficiency.

Caller:

  • Roger - He has the old steel casement windows and he wants advice on removing them without breaking the glass? Short answer.....No.
  • How "Low-E" coatings work and why they are important in the southwest.

Segment 4 (running time 6:24)

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  • Where to find Pella reps in the next few weekends.
  • Triple Pane Windows - When it's the right application for a home. (It's ideal for noise issues)
  • Defining "fenestration."

Thanks to Adam Homer from Pella Windows & Doors!

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