Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
On The House Hour: In Case(Ment) You Are Wondering...
Say hello to the next generation of casement windows. There are two primary residential window types in Arizona; sliding sash and casement. Check out the differences between the two and learn a little history at the same time...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #GlassPanes | Chips, small holes, and minor cracks in your home's windows are going to happen. Common mishaps can be a pebble flung from a mower or weed whacker, a bad football pass, even a bird flying into the window. Cracked or broken glass needs immediate attention. Can your broken glass be repaired or does it need replacement? Tune-In & join the discussion!
The Arizona Farm Bureau's Julie Murphree is joined by Eric Wilkey, President of Arizona Grain, Inc. Eric explains the 'full circle' of Arizona Grain.
Desert Durum Wheat was nothing more than a rotation crop until plant breeders came in to improve it. Eric talks about the chain of events to being used in some of the best pasta in the world!
The Arizona enviroment provides great conditions. Except the wheat doesn't like to get rained on. Eric explains why. How the color and strength is crucial to great pasta.
Desert Durum Wheat is more sustainable that other crops.
Arizona doesn't lose many crops due to the great weather compared to other parts of the country. In Iowa, a farmer lost money due to a 'derecho' weather event.
Desert Durum enters the market 3 months before other durum crops. Discussion of the robust export market to Italy.
Fox Valley Electric Generator Mention
Desert Durum is used more to enhance products. 100% won't work because its too dense.
Planting times around Arizona varies due to low climate conditions. And very flexable to other crops. Producing how many bushels per acres varies.
A caller (not aired) asked can you grow Desert Durum Wheat in your backyard garden? Sure! 5 foot by 10 foot long space can produce plenty of product for pasta.
Eric talks about various grains and what they're used for.
Adam Homer of Pella Windows And Doors talks about the story of Pella in the 1920's founded by Pete Kuyper as a Roll Screen company. Began making windows in 1941 in Pella, Iowa.
Manufacturing process in a 40 acre warehouse. Starting with lumber and minimal amount of wood waste. Capturing sawdust to sell for pet bedding. Describes the work process in the warehouse.
Other facts about Pella, Iowa
We discuss the name origin of Pella, Iowa.
Pella preserved Pete Kuyper's office the way it look when he ran the company. And the family connection endures today.
Pella is known for innovation. Adam explains some of their new products including the E-Z Slide Operator which won Most Innovative Award at The International Builders Show.
Fox Valley Electric Generators Home Show
Pella Showrooms feature a demostration of the EZ Slide Operator only available on Impervia line for now.
Adam explains the Impervia Fiberglass Framed Window. The perfect window for the Southwest. How fiberglass could be a gamechanger.
Discussion of the other top line Pella Windows
Discussion of the Pella Showrooms in Scottsdale, Gilbert and Tucson. New upgrade called The Experience Center finished in Gilbert. Scottsdale is next.
Visiting the showrooms are by appointment only.
Adam Homer of Pella Window sits in to answer a caller question.
CALLER: Wants to know how Pella Window stack up against the Marvin Ultrex Fiberglass and Renewal By Anderson Fibrex.
Discussion careers in the construction sciences and the advantages why you should consider it.
More on construction careers especially for women.
Tucson Women In Construction Week. With 2 of our certified partners run by women.
Responded to a listener who e-mailed one of our partners but didn't hear back from them. Important to follow up with a phone call.
Discussion of the supply chain delays.
Stories include Phoenix homeowner finds buried guns, APS giving money back to customers for overcharging, could Texas power grid failure happen in Arizona and a special window coating project that can generate electricity for tall glass buildings.
Takeaways from the show.