Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
All Arizona Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Tune In as we discover Arizona!
Maricopa county is on track to be the fastest growing city in America.Doug Nintzel, of the Arizona Department of Transportation fills us in on planned highway improvements. How will this affect your commute?
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Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Homeowner Topic: Open House!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #GoodSnakeBadSnake | With warm weather in full swing our slithering friends will be taking advantage, be sure to know the difference between Snakes that pose a health risk, and those that don't.
Fathers Day is around the corner! Tune in and get ideas for the perfect gift, as well as tips when making that final purchase.
On the House Hour: Where Does Arizona Get Its Energy From?
Have you ever thought that Arizona squanders a lot of money and energy running air conditioners half the year? The fact is however, that our state – the 14th most populous in the union – ranks close to the bottom -- 43rd among all states -- in energy consumption per capita. The following is a summary of Arizona's energy sources, including the "renewables" that make up about 13 percent of the state's net electric generation. For some of us, there may be a few surprise
ADOT's Doug Nintzel joins us to talk about the state highways and freeways. Responsible for building and maintaining the roads. Cost of a typical mile of freeway.
Discusses how construction is done with updates on the new South Mountain Freeway section in the West Valley and some of the scenic routes around Arizona.
Doug explains the funding of the freeways. Construction based on funds available for a project.
Explains why freeways are not built larger with more lanes from the beginning.
Round-about replacement in North Phoenix and why it was needed. Upcomming 'flex lane' project on I-17 from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point and lane addition near Anthem.
Ways to get ADOT updates on the roads with their app, Twitter and azdot.gov website.
The popularity of the clever messages on the digital message boards around the state.
The importance of an Emergency Prep Kit and what it should contain.
Focus on our June Staycation to Lake Havasu. Plus other events around the state.
Julie from The Arizona Farm Bureau and her guests from Capream Dairy in Prescott, AZ
Discuss the history of the dairy and their heard of goats. Products include gelato and ice cream sandwiches made of goats milk.
Gelato is low fat ice milk. They explain how they make it and its texture.
60% of the farms in Arizona come from 3 counties that will surprise you. Explains why.
Candy is our Farm Fresh Focus. Some of the state candy shops use Arizona products. Like Ceretta's Candy with Green Valley pecans.
Capream's gelato with goats milk is good for those intolerant to cow's milk.
Explain the breeds of goats they heard on the farm. Not just any goats.
More candy shops mentioned around the state to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Capream's character logo has a name and a real goat on the farm.
June is National Dairy Month and National Candy Month.
Rosie Certified contractors and service providers can be found at Rosie On The House.com
Report from The Verde Valley Home Improvement Show.
Home construction is booming in Arizona.
Jennifer talks about Gameday Ironworks. Metal art of your favorite sports teams and more!
Mentions a person who went into a construction trade with no student debt.
CALLER: Looking for suggestions for a backsplash.
CALLER: Looking for a particular glazing spline for a shower. And wants to raise a fence as a DIY project but needs to remove the top cap off.
CALLER: Building a home at the framing stage with a corner sheething question. Romey explains.
Discussion of your power bill. Your 'base load' for the cooling part of your summer bill starts with April bill.
The invention of electricity goes back to the curiosity of static electricity and Ben Franklin. How it was discovered to be harnessed and distributed.
'What if' there was a statewide outage.
Discussion of the 10 utilities in Arizona who use various sources to make electricity.
Sources include Nuclear, Coal and Natural Gas. Yet they all do the same function to steam water to move turbines.
Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant needs the grid to operate. But efficient with reclamated water that can be reused many times.
Arizona is 14th in population, yet 43rd in power consumption. There's a very reasonable explanation for it.
Solar and wind make up the other components of energy.
Discussion of customers who are on the wrong rate plan and paying more for electricity than they should. Romey goes over a sample bill to explain on and off peak power consumption.
The positives to the reliability of the grid and the utilities thinking ahead to provide power.
Rosie's Cajun Joke about the fastest thing in the world :)