Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
All Arizona Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Col. Thomas H. Kirk Jr., retired USAF joins us to share stories of his service in Korea and Vietnam as a part of the benefit for Veterans Heritage Project
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Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Julie Murphree with the AZ Farm Bureau joins us in studio along with Patty of Duncan Family Farms! We'll chat about #HotBreakfast & food trends. Plus we will hear from AZFB President Stephanie Smallhouse
On The House Hour: Navigating Home Exterior Changes When Living In An HOA
Is your house getting to the point that every time you pull into the driveway you think "we really need to paint" or "gee, a cactus design would look cute on the mailbox" or "is this my house"? Before you trot down to the hardware store for supplies, you need to check if the changes you want to do to the exterior of your home are allowed by your Homeowners Association (HOA)...
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Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #HarborPests
This past fall and early winter were wet ones in Arizona. In addition to the rain, the colder temperatures forced critters to seek warm shelter in our homes, garages, and even under our cars' hoods.
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Veterans Heritage Project's Michelle DiMuro explains how the organization preserves the stories of service connecting Veterans and students.
Retired Air Force Colonol Thomas Kirk uses his story of service in Korea and Vietnam as an advocate for other Veterans to better their lives after their service.
Colonol Kirk talks about his service resume. What made him sign up and join the Air Force. Story of his first training flight to fighter pilot. Missions of marking targets in Korea and post bomb assessment. What's it like breaking the sound barrier.
Dark details of Col. Kirk's capture as a Prisoner Of War in Vietnam. The bombing mission that led to his capture. Horrible interrigation, torture and internment in a small block cell. He tells his story of survival.
Takeaway every student should know from Col. Kirk's experience serving his country.
How he found out the Vietnam War was over and the emotional flight back home. He was prisoner with John McCain at the 'Hanoi Hilton'.
President of The Arizona Farm Bureau Stephanie Smallhouse talks about the recent signing of the USMCA (United States Mexico Canada Agreement), how it benefits Arizona agriculture and what is addresses.
AZFB's Julie Murphree is joined by Patty with Duncan Family Farms about our topic Hot Breakfast. Patty talks about the history and organic produce grown at the farm.
Trends in breakfast included more greens and plant based items. Breakfast salads, Shakshuka and Portugese Linguisia.
Recent lunch on state capital grounds, some of the best farmer's markets around town, making pancakes more savory and healthy with herbs, chard and different types of flour.
Fill Your Plate.org has receipes!
Discussion of some of the local meat markets around Phoenix. Rosie's story of 'Joe Breakfast'.
Curb Appeal in an HOA.
Before you make any improvement to your home, you need to check if the changes you want to do to the exterior of your home are allowed by your Homeowners Association (HOA).
Benefits of an HOA despite the bad stories.
Majority of HOA rules are common courtesy/sense to keep homes looking good.
CALLER: Replacing A/C Units. Has multiple bids and look for guidance on what to do.
Calendar special from Clearco Window cleaning.
More on HOA's. Rosie's first uncomfortable experience with an HOA in decades fixing water damage. He explains.
TEXT: Discussion of variable speed versus two stage air conditioners. The compressor takes more energy to start up and less to keep running. Supercooling explained.
CALLER: After replacing a 12 seer air conditioner with a new 17 seer unit, energy bill has doubled.
CALLER: Converting a cooktop from electric to propane. What size pipe is needed?
CALLER: Has a home with two A/C units. One of the units will need to be replaced and thinking about installing a mini split system.
Followup to our topic of lead and asbestoes testing based on a listener question about a remodeling project on an older home. Three things contractors should mention are lead and asbestoes testing and did you pull a permit.
What has led to irresponsible home flippers.
Followup to previous CALLER looking to install mini split system.
CALLER: A remodeling project done by a contractor who did a terrible job and ran off with their money. Recourse led to a dead end. Suggestions on what to do now.
The Weekly 'To Do' on keeping rodents out of the house. Blue Sky Pest Control discusses how rodents like roof rats invade homes, things that intice them and their methods of getting into the home.
Blue Sky Pest Control continues their discussion with implements to combat roof rats and other rodents.
CALLER: Wants to build an inclosure for their dogs near a water heater. Suggestion on how to go about it.
Rosie Certified Partners recognized at the SAHBA Awards.
Followup on new rules to protect against shady home flippers.
CALLER: Had a foam roof since 1985 and needs to change it. Looking to go with singles or asphault.