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 Rogier Windhorst Professor at ASU's School Of Earth and Space Exploration!
Outdoor Living Hour - Arizona Farm Fresh Dairy
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines + Weekly To-Do
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Learn To Love Your Pool Again
Discover ways you can update your pool. Make your pool more modern by adding energy efficient pumps, upgrading the lighting to LED inside and outside of the pool, increase the safety around your pool, replace or enhance your pool deck, and more!
A deep hour on origins of gravity, black holes and detecting ripples in time and space with Arizona St. Astrophysics Dr. Rogier Windhorst.
Starts with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory
Scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.
The observatories are located in Washington and Louisiana. L-shaped designed in measuring ripples leading to the merging of two black holes or neutron stars.
Understanding how this works using Einstein's E=mc2
More on the design and function of the lasers at LIGO Labritories.
More on the incredible background of Dr. Windhorst. Gravity is a hobby of his and teaches it at ASU.
Discussion on colliding black holes and a naturally occuring phenomenon called gravity.
How did a theory develop on black holes and how was it validated.
Why the investment in research like this? Benefits?
Explains his current project overseeing the launch of the next generation of the Hubble Telescope.
Asks Dr. Windhorst if the size of the universe humbles, awes or inspire him.
There must be some intelligent origin to the beginning of the of the universe.
We've only observed 5% of the known physical universe.
Discusses the process of growing corn from preping, planting to harvest. It grows pretty fast.
The corn silk is key to each kernel getting pollinated to produce an ear.
How to tell when the corn is ready to harvest. And how many ears are produced on a stalk.
Parts of the corn have repurpose value.
You can freeze corn as is without breaking the husk.
Arizona agriculture is daily, year round production. Find out more about Arizona sweet corn and where to find it HERE
Charlotte Mortimor talks about some of the other summer crops they grow. Plus 2 new summer crops they're growing. Its a 'u pick' farm too!
Discussion of how much corn the farm yields per year.
Sweet corn plants grow 3 feet tall. Field corn 10 feet. Which makes for a great fall maze that happens every year.
Uses for field corn.
The annual corn maze is a secret until the big reveal.
They also have a honey pot. You can bottle your own honey and see the beehives in action.
Find farms products, farmers markets and recipes at Fill Your Plate.org
Charlotte discusses the history of the farm where Mortimer Farms is located today in Dewey, AZ. Plus their ranch history with cattle.
Updating the goings on at Rosie On The House.com #1 Referral Network for 9 years in a row!
EMAIL: Found a contractor that appears to be in good standing with the ROC. In the contract they want up front payments for the parts of the project. Does this sound right?
Rosie gives his expertise on this.
CALLER: Putting new windows in the house. They want to go with vinyl but others are suggesting fiberglass, composite that are more expensive. Wants suggestion on what to do.
CALLER: Awning damage from a recent storm. Looking for a Roise Certified Partner to replace the metal awning.
CALLER: Patio concrete coating is cracking and fading. What to do about recoating.
CALLER: Patio metal awning folded onto the roof from a recent storm. Replace the awning or go with a wood roof.
CALLER: Had a hot water heater leak. Some of the water leaked on to the hardwood floor and is concerned about floor damage or mold.
Representatives from Hayward Pools talk about the current state of pool maintenance.
Pools have come a long way over the decades. Automation is the most popular request. Controlling pool devices with apps, voice commands and more. Haywood has been a big part of this revolution.
Backyard pools have become elaborate. A key home feature.
Discussion of the basic of water treatment, filtration and things to check on a weekly basis.
Types of filters. Sand is the standard. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is the highest filtration filter. And the cartridge filter.
Another filter being tested is called UV Ozone. It allows you to approach no chlorine pools.
EMAIL: Metal rackets at the bottom of a pebble tech pool with rust rings. How to remove the rust.
CALLER: Advice on using a lithium ion battery robotic vacuum to clean dust out of the pool.
CALLER: Looking for suggestions to cool down a warm pool in the summer.
CALLER: Moved into a home with a salt water pool. How to maintain it.
CALLER: Has a problem with bees and wasps flocking to drink from the pool. You could have an advantage with a salt system to solve the problem.
TEXT: For a pool interior: fiberglass shell or plaster. Pros/Cons.
CALLER: Has a seal on a Hayward variable speed pump that breaks after months of use. Suggestions on why its happening.
CALLER: Has a pool that gets so dirty (with dirt) he can't keep it clean. Has a DE filter and recharging it may be the issue.
CALLER: Has a diving pebble tech pool. There are pests/water biting bugs at the bottom of the pool that they can't get rid of. Wants suggestions.
CALLER: Wants to know if you have a true salt water pool, do you have to use chlorine.