Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
All Arizona Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Our guest this week is the new Director of Arizona State Parks Robert Broscheid! He'll talk about his extensive background as well as his vision to protect our natural parks, and promote recreation at the best parks in the country.
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Not many folks realize that agriculture is a $23.3 Billion industry in Arizona! Pigs contribute $48 Million, Cattle: $677 Million, and Milk: $721 Million.
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #RoofInspection | With Monsoon Season rapidly approaching, now's the time to get your roof inspected to prevent untimely accidents.
On the House Hour: Can You Recover Remodeling Costs When You Sell Your House?
You've finally decided to remodel the kitchen including ripping out cabinets and walls... The price tag for this upscale remodel looks astonishing, but after all, when you sell, you'll get a big chunk of money back – or will you? Every year since 2002, Remodeling magazine has done a report comparing the cost of most current remodels to how much the investment will improve a home's resale value. In other words the report estimates how much money a homeowner...
Talking with the new Director Of Arizona State Parks Bob Broscheid and Michelle Thompson. Bob talks about his background with Arizona Game And Fish and Director of Colorado State Parks.
Bob explains the many opportunities and amentities the state parks have to offer and some of the challenges in construction and designing parks for different activities.
Arizona State Parks partnering with The Department Of Child Safety offer free passes to fosters families.
Working with Google Maps to see trail conditions at your favorite parks before you leave and plan your trip.
Events at state horse racing tracks and the 50th Anniversary of the original 'True Grit'.
Update on the future new park Rockin' River Ranch. Explains some of the infrastructure issues and community feedback.
Swimming, fishing and boating parks for the summer! We discuss Lake Havasu, Havasu Riviera, Cattail Cove, River Island, Buckskin Mountain, Alamo and Lyman State Parks!
Focus of some of the state parks with water south of Tucson and near Safford. Parks that tend to be less crowded. Plus central Arizona including Dead Horse State Park in Cottonwood.
Julie from The Arizona Farm Bureau and Tim Dunn of Dunn Grain Company in Yuma. May is National Beef Month. So we're talking BBQ!
Tim's farm grows grain and exports various types of beans. He's a State Represenative and a Competitive Barbequing who competes in various BBQ events.
Tim explains his background, how he got started in competitive BBQing and the prep work he does before each event from equipment to meat preping.
Tim is in to speciality crops like black eye peas, durum wheat, sesame seeds. Including special wheat for matzo and other Jewish foods for holidays. Keeping it kosher takes a special process.
Tim's story of training school to learn the art of BBQ'ing. And the meats he likes to grill.
Tim's gives his insider tips on BBQ. Including two things that are 'your friend'!
Peach pickin' time at Schnepf's Farms. And facts about what we get from cattle.
Tim gives his tips on grilling vegetables with a couple of suggestion on veggies, oils and grilling techniques.
BBQ competition schedule is intense. Tim walks us through whats involved in one of the big events. The rules, meats, prep work and judging involved.
How the judges are set up for the event. What they're looking for tasting various flavors for various catagories of meats.
Tim's advice is you can't be successful at grilling unless you try.
Tim's receipe for shish kabobs of meat, veggies and the single marinade ingredient you need.
Arizona Farm Bureau President Stephanie Smallhouse updates the goings on at the bureau.
Discussion of the construction labor shortage. Getting the next generation interested in the trades. Especially after getting your high school diploma. The job opportunities are many with great pay.
CALLER: A Rosie listener moving to Grand Juction, CO. Rosie has a special connection to that town and they talk about it.
CALLER: How to find the post tension cables in the garage. Rosie explains what they do and the safest way to find them.
Discussion of earthquakes in Arizona after a recent one near Safford, AZ.
Rosie talks about some of the trends he sees in remodeling baths including rock, pebble and stone, two showerheads in showers and the return of a bath fixture he thinks its here to stay and should consider in a remodel.
Discussion of roof inspection. What problems to spot before they become big problems.
What is a 'sun number'? Feature on Zillow about any solar on the property.
Discussion of Jennifer's pending visit to The National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.
Romey's appreciation of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Rosie's tells the story of his fishing trip to Louisiana!
Talking about remodeling and the cost of it. Rosie's process starting with a real conversation of what you're wanting to accomplish with the remodel. And the real cost!
If the homeowner has equity, it generates remodeling projects. Rosie explains.
CALLER: Has a west facing adobe wall at his Tucson home and wants to know if adding insulation will help with energy efficiency. Space too small from the wall to alley to plant trees.
Rosie discusses a book he found from 1980 projecting the outlook of growth in Arizona compared to the country.
The biggest DON'T DO in a remodeling project: Don't give remodelers your budget! Rosie gives his reasons and what you should do when meeting with a remodeling contractor.
CALLER: How to drill a hole in a quartz countertop for a reverse osmosis system.
Generally speaking, your cost of a remodel does not give an entire return on investment. The first Cost vs Value report in 1987 showed just a couple of projects that gave a full return on investment.
Our Rosie Certified contractors can help with remodeling at Rosie On The House.com