Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with Dr. Dean of Grand Canyon University about the history of Tax Day!
Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: How to Create the Perfect Mist of Coolness on Your Patio
Are you looking to make your patio a cooler place to hang out this summer? Lower the temperature in your backyard by adding misters! There are different types and styles; tune-in and we will help educate you on what to look for in a mister system that will best fit your needs.
Rosie talks about his recent trip to Europe.
Dr. Dean. Historian at Grand Canyon University, talks about the history and development of the income tax in the Progressive Era of the United States from late 1800s to early 1900s.
How the government funded itself before personal income taxes. Did we invent it?
President Lincoln started the first income tax to fund the Civil War.
What was the unique criteria for being a progressive?
Progressives were upper class, smart thinkers than came up with an income tax to help make practical decisions to practical problems. Graft, corruption, and safety standards.
Rosie's visit to Prague where he learned of the term 'Definishstration'.
Progressives joined together to response to the growth of industrialization. Using effective legistlation to protect individuals, the enviroment, working conditions and more.
Rosie's visit to Prague's Museum Of Transportation leads to 'Stump Dr. Dean'! What was the earliest road motor vehicle in the world?
Progressives invented the income tax to help people out and level the playing field.
Arizona is a progressive state because the first state constitution was designed to bring a greater democracy to the people. Including the initiative, referendum and recall.
Progressive ideas exist today including building codes, employee safety, food and drug, and conservation.
Sara and Rick of Integrity Tree Service begin the hour talking about a facinating article about trees actually communicate and care for each other. Via the root system and odors.
The article: Do Trees Talk To Each Other
The book: The Hidden Life Of Trees
CALLER: Has an allepo pine with holes that could be beetles. An arborist suggested injections. Is that a proper solution?
Discussion about our tree of the month for April: Acacia Mulga
CALLER: Has a peach tree just over a year old. Would like watering suggestions to keep it growing.
More discussion on how trees are communicating, feeding, caring and protecting each other. Even trees talking to birds on where the edible insects are.
CALLER: Has an orchard tree just over a year old struggling thats dropped its leaves but orchards have grown.
CALLER: Has spider mites on two juniper trees and wants to know what to do.
Discussion of the watering schedule for best tree health and enviroment.
TEXT: Gophers tearing up around a magnolia tree.
TEXT: Good idea to mulch using grass clippings, leaves and organic matter.
Grass clipping should be composted first before using as mulch.
Using a certified arborist is you best bet!
Rosie talks about his trip to Europe describing the incredible masonry architecture and how masons came out of hands on slave labor to become the first to charge for their services.
Also how he came within 2 miles of the Russian border, the crazy drivers and their bizarre version of Home Depot hardware individual stores.
CALLER: Two level home, 4000 sq. feet with upper level warm walls. Is insulation foam worth an investment.
Suggest a Whole Home Energy Audit for starters. Some of Rosie's certified partners include Thermal Advantage, REEis and and Green ID.
CALLER: New home for one year and its eating light bulbs. LEDs and CFL bulbs burning out every few weeks and months.
CALLER: Installed solar and wanted to know what power consumption habits they need to change to save money.
Rosie goes over his mail. #1 question is the APS Rate Change and plans. Rosie will not recommend any of the APS plans because their's not enough emperical data to know which plan is best.
Month of April on our Home Maintenance Calendar is about your outdoor space. Portable Evap Coolers that are game changers.
People can't find contractors to get small jobs done. Rosie has a small jobs division. Email pictures of your small project and get a quote. firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Zada is exclusive to Rosie On The House! The digital game changer on maintenance and history of your home.
Follow along on our BLOG to see how misters can improve the comfort of your outdoor space!
Rosie discusses the labor shortage in remodeling and construction. Plus what he sees in the competition to find qualified labor and getting people interested in a skill or trade.
National Roofing Contractors Association are recruiting women. NRCA says women make 97 cents for every dollar a man earns.
Encouraging youth to consider the science of building and a good career.
Outdoor living comfort with MISTERS
Focus on high pressure mister systems. They cool down the temperature of the air in your space as much as 20 or more degrees.
Using a whole house soft water system for your misters for better maintenance.
TEXT: Wants to know where to get new nozzles for their misters.
Thanks to Bob at Mist Air for his assistance in our topic of mister systems.
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