Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
On the House Hour: Protecting Pets From The Naughty Side Of Nature
Arizona is home to an assortment of stunning and mysterious wildlife and plantlife. As beautiful as the Arizona desert is, there are threats to your pets that you need to be aware of; animals on the prowl, plants that hurt, and a virus that could prove fatal. The Arizona Game & Fish Department, Carrie Pawpins, Animal & Surgical Center of North Scottsdale, PetMD, and the American Kennel Club offer these preventive measures. You will want to find the problem before your pets do...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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SavATree's John Eisenhower talks about the Tree Of The Week: The Canary Island Pine. One of three pines that grow well in the lower elevation. And some of its unique features. Is there a proper time to plant one?
Discussion of soil enhancements to introduce oxygen and other elements to keep your trees' root system healthy. 'As Grow The Roots, So Goes The Chutes'.
John talks about the advantage of having your tree work done first before overseeding your lawn.
Traditional winter lawns are seeded with rye grass. But John explains an experiment with fescue grass that has produced some surprising results.
John touches on the place in Nebraska where Arbor Day began. A 'Tree-via' question on what city is known as 'The Tree City'?
A great monsoon season has greened up the trees. John has watering tips for post-monsoon to avoid overwatering.
Who is responsible if a neighbor's tree falls and damages your property? And steps to take if you feel the neighbor's tree poses a risk for damage.
The beneficial use of wood chips around your trees. And how to get a lot of them for free.
John explains SavATree's lawn enhancement program.
More on wood chips for landscapes and dust control. Additional material you'll likely get out of 20 cubic yards of wood chips.
TEXT: If the chip drop delivery they receive has oleander in it, could it harm dogs?
Arizona Game And Fish Information And Education Program Manager Amy Burnett talks about protecting your pets from wildlife. She explains the type of wildlife encounter calls she gets and explaining to them 'there's always a reason why they're there'.
Arizona Game And Fish manages over 800 species.
When walking your pet and encounter wildlife, what can you do to prevent a bad situation? Amy explains the characteristics of javalina as an example. Then talks about snake encounters.
Bats love mosquitos! Can you build a habitat to attract bats? Where could it work and is it even possible?
TEXT: A homeowner has a place in Winkleman, Arizona with a fenced in yard. What can they do to keep wildlife like coyotes, snakes and others out of the yard?
Amy explains why her job is managing people than wildlife. The reasons why wildlife become 'comfortable' in your surroundings.
Arizona Staycation Winner Ronna Murphy talks about her trip to Prescott, Arizona staying at the Hassayapma Inn and more!
Rosie Follow Ups include a glue that impressed him for its quick bonding called CA Glue. And parapet leak prevention.
CALLER: (not aired) Wanted recommendations on home warranties. While we don't recommend them, we discuss different ways to cover home repairs.
We focus on 9/12 and beyond. The patriotism. Americans united to stand up to those attacks. With special guest Grand Canyon University Historian Dr. Dean!
Discussion why 9/11 should not totally be a somber day. On 9/12, people responded to each other. We were unified! From flying the American flag to the first time they were called 'First Responders'.
Dr. Dean explains that the World Trade Center was the greatest evacuation in the history of the world by the lives saved. And the other stories of lives saved.
The story of Flight 93 that was intended for The Capital. And the American Flag was flown everywhere.
More on how Americans responded. Pat Tillman and the increase in signing up for The Military.
CALLER: Shares his story on how President Bush's speech on 'doing your part' spurred a contractor to do his part by becoming a educator teaching kids and seeing a bright future.
The amount of flags sold at Wal-Mart in Arizona on 9/12.
CALLER: Shares her story on going to donate blood and seeing a massive line that overwhelmed the Red Cross. So she did something about it. And the other things that happened as people waited in line.
Discussion about was 9/11 the worst event that happen on American soil? Dr. Dean explains The War Of 1812, Pearl Harbor were 'nation states against nation states' while 9/11 terriorism attack was intended to disrupt and destroy, not conquer.
Recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission Report.
A discussion of what can be done to restore unity like what we saw during 9/11