Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
All Arizona Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Tune In as we discover Arizona!
Discovering #Cottonwood! Don Ryden of Ryden Architects joins us to discuss their collaborative Historic Preservation efforts.
Win State Park Passes at 7:20AM!
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
On The House Hour: Are You Thinking Of Buying A Smart Lock?
Lots of homeowners are getting interested in buying "smart locks" for their homes, according to David Kamber of North Valley Locksmith in the Phoenix area, who says these "smart" installations are keeping him very busy. But like all "smart" devices, many issues are involved that homeowners may want to research before buying.
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #WaterDamagedDrywall | Got a Question? Call in!
Facts about our August Staycation Cottonwood, AZ.
Guest is Don Ryden. Architech and historic preservationist. Discussion about the Goodwins who were behind the development and buildings they designed in Tempe and Arizona State University.
Including the 'upside down pyramid' building Tempe City Hall. How the Goodwins came up with the idea of how the building can shade itself.
Poking fun at Ohio after Rosie's recent visit to the state. And the places he visited he really enjoyed.
Discussion about General George Crook who was in charge of the Arizona Territory and some of his innovations.
More on the Goodwin's architectural design with a proper pyramid design of the Paradise Valley, AZ City Hall. Buried with an earth berm around it. Based on the idea of a Native American pit house.
Don talks about the art and science of programming. Designing to the wants and needs of a client.
Tips for a homeowner on what questions to ask in finding an architect.
Discussion of Don's design of McFarlin Memorial.
Julie from The Arizona Farm Bureau and Director of The Arizona Department Of Agriculture Mark Killian.
Different functions of the Farm Bureau and Department of Agriculture. Promoting versus policies.
Mark's family history of farming and ranching in Arizona. And his connection to citrus farmers McKellips and Lincoln (which the streets are named after). And Killian Beef & Farm in Mesa AZ
Importance of Arizona agriculture because of year round weather for growing.
TOMATOES! Arizona is #6 in the country for growing tomatoes in organic greenhouses. Use of organic fertilizer and bumble bees in those greenhouses.
Tomatoes are a fruit! Julie tells the story how that came about.
Tomatoes are packed with nutrients. Cooked tomatoes healthier than raw.
Importance of pollination to grow good tomatoes.
Mark discusses the function of the Department Of Agriculture. Food and plant inspection, scales and gas pump inspection and more to protect the health and safety of the public.
The legalization and regulations of growing hemp (for rope!)
Story of when tomatos were put on trial. Heinz ketchup has a speed limit it must reach coming out of the bottle. Other official facts about the tomato.
Stephanie Smallhouse President Of The Arizona Farm Bureau talks about upcomming meetings visiting farmers around the state.
David with North Valley Locksmith discussing Smart Locks and other devices for home security.
Where the most break ins occur. Having a heavy duty strike plate for dead bolt. What are hardware grades and what they mean.
David talks about his home security door and use of smart locks.
Discussion of locks like August Home Smart Locks and Schlage. Also the Ring doorbell. Rosie tells how he installed a Ring doorbell.
Discussion of garage security and garage door.
David discusses how he inspects every dead bolt to make sure it fully engages. Also the bottom door knob and why they're install wrong and what to look for. Double cylinder deadbolts.
Talk with Lee Gering with Lockly Secure Smart Locks. Wifi locks, fingerprint locks and more!
CALLER: Ways to secure your windows, glass block and triple pane doors.
Alarms for glass breakage and bolts.
CALLER: Talks about the manuel override at her home and cutting the power to the garage door. And wants to know about the Simply Safe doorbell.
Dave talks about the smart phone features he doesn't recommend.
Tips about using keys.
Rosie talks about his experience installing/wiring a Ring Doorbell Pro.
Tips to protect yourself against 'porch pirates'. And ideas we toss around for the future of home package delivery protecting.
Danny called in a tip on Fisher Tools in Tempe that Romey can find American Made tools at a local brink & mortar store so he doesn't have to order online.
Welcome Scottsdale Solar as a new Certified Partner.
Rosie talks about recruiting new employees and construction talent for job openings in our Certified Partner companies.
Romey talks about the fun stuff he finds reading the mansion section of the Wall Street Journal. Rosie add some tips about working with a contractor and the one question you should NEVER answer.
CALLER: Has a two story home and wants to know about new innovations in elevators or lift systems.