Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Arizona Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Tune-in as we discover Arizona! Wendy Davis from the University of Arizona joins us to discuss their Horse Race Track Industry degree program! Jennifer Smith, President of the Douglas Days event joins us to discuss this years 6th Annual Douglas days. Our April Staycation winner Joe O. brings us up to speed on his Douglas Staycation!
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call in! Steve Koepp of Advanced Home Systems sits down with Rosie to discuss Energy Saving tips & tricks.
April Home Maintenance To-Do | #PressureWash
Homeowner Topic: Why Manufactured Flooring Lookalikes Have Become Big Sellers
Discover alternatives to hardwood flooring. Avoid the complications and expense of installing real wood flooring and explore options of unique new products that look like real hardwood flooring but are cheaper, water-resistant, easy to clean, and have a non-slip finish.
Plus Von of East Valley Floors joins us to discuss whats all the hubbub about manufactured flooring.
Talking with Wendy Davis, the Executive Director of the Race Track industry program at University of Arizona. A unique curriculum degree program of business and equine courses.
The history of how the program started in 1973 and why U of A offers it.
Describes details of what the program includes: marketing, wagering, track maintenance and law.
Describes the internship program. They get many requests to fill interships in and out of state. Each internship depends on what they want to do or learn in the horse racing industry.
Wendy talks about the current and past race tracks in Arizona.
The difference between a quarter horse and throughbred horse.
Talking about Bob Baffert. From his beginnings in Nogales, Arizona to his Kentucky Derby winning horses and 2 Triple Crown wins with American Pharoah and Justify.
Traditions of The Kentucky Derby. The exclusive race for 3 year olds horses.
Some of the favorite horse racing movies '50 To 1', Seabiscuit and Secretariat and which one was closest to the real story.
More info on the Race Track Industry Program
April Staycation in Douglas, AZ. Jennifer Smith talks about their annual event 'Douglas Days' noted for The Bed Races.
And our Staycation winner Joe Oliverio talks about his stay at the Gadsden Hotel and what Sanderson Ford he drove to Douglas.
Raising backyard chickens with Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm!
The many benefits of raising chickens besides eggs or meat.
In Permaculture, chickens provide food, fertilizer, soil tillers, eat bugs and weeds.
Explains the Chicken Tractor System. They make great mowers given the space.
Housing Chickens! Protecting them from dogs, birds of prey and other preditors. Plus rats and small birds bring pestilence.
Details of building a secure space with the right materials without chicken wire.
Proper enclosure saves on your feed bill.
Chickens must have cool water!!
Keeping chickens cool in the summer.
Check with neighborhood services and HOA's for regulations on keeping backyard chickens.
Myths about roosters!
Guide book on keeping chickens in the city called 'Foul Play'
Tips on selecting chicks and places to find them.
Egg colors are more than just white or brown.
Water glass trick to tell if an egg is fresh or rotten.
Different breeds of chickens including Greg's suggestions on what breeds worked for him at the Urban Farm. Also where to find them in Arizona
Rosie talks with Steve Koepp of Advanced Home Systems about reducing your electric bills.
This is not done by using less electricity but by paying less for what you use. Knowing the prices per kilowatt of 'on peak' and 'off peak' rates.
Start with 'rate selection'. Keeping your house cool with the 'off peak', cheaper rate. Steve explains.
Explains the difference between your electric bill and your cooling bill.
Super Cooling is better explained as Comfortable Cooling.
More on saving money on your summer 'cooling' bill.
Explains why homeowners should be on a demand type power plan and managing power demands with on peak, off peak and demand rates.
Discussion of the difference in your power versus cooling bill. May 1st-November 1st falls into your cooling bill.
The 'How To' discussion on maintaining your gutters and outdoor cleaning with pressure washers.
Using the Rosie On The House Home Zada digital maintenance app to keep reminders and records of everything you've done in your home.
Wet winter means more bugs! Some suggestions on how to control those pests.
Discussion of the new Arizona law for skilled professionals moving to Arizona from another state reducing restrictions to practice their trade.
More discussion on the skilled labor shortage and some of the places in Arizona to learn construction skills.
Von Payne of East Valley Floors discusses flooring thats as close to perfect as you can get. Waterproof/Rigid Core Floors.
Flooring that snaps together and floats on top on existing surface (except carpet) thats durable and last for years with warranties at 25 plus years.
Designs patterns include wood, tile and slate. Describes the installation process that unlike tile can be walked on the same day. Plus the cost including labor.
Are there any other uses for core flooring besides floors?
Baseboard suggestion if you're planning to install this flooring.
Lots of acronyms to describe core floors. The one to remember is WPC and what it means.
Quality product. Thick floor with strong joints. East Valley Flooring focuses on 6 brand names of core flooring. Von tells you who they are.
Engineered flooring is growing rapidly. Synthetic material is the future as this hard surface is replacing carpeting except in some cases in bedrooms.
Promoting our May topic of remodeling. Starting with the Cost vs Value report thats important to know before you remodel.
Maricopa County is the 3rd fastest growing in the country. Discuss the future of a possible supersize Sun Corridor where Phoenix and Tucson merge in growth.