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The Housing Hour -Aired 6/16/2012


We continue our series on Energy Efficiency in Homes:

Our Guest:

David Lee – Residential Supervisor for U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program

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Mr. Lee oversees several programs including Building America and the Better Buildings grantees. David was formerly at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), serving as Director for the Residential Branch, overseeing the ENERGY STAR New and Existing Homes Program. Prior to this, David was the branch chief responsible for the regulatory program to phase out the use of ozone depleting chemicals at EPA. Over his career, he has worked in several policy offices within EPA, DOE, and the Department of Health and Human Service.

Today Mr. Lee continues our conversation regarding research and implementation of Energy Efficiency science in existing and new home conctruction.

Be sure to listen to our other interviews on this topic: Energy Efficency in Homes.

Our last segment features KARM-Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries. Angie Hatcher Sledge, our Vice President of Development joins our show to talk about the ministry and their biggest  fund raiser of the year – Dragon Boats on June 23rd!

The Housing Hour -Aired 6/02/2012


We talk to Chuck Hope, Oak Ridge City Councilman.

Kevin and Mark will be in studio with the Councilman Hope discussing several topics, mainly the Oak Ridge community and its incredible growth opportunities including the highly desired educational system and cultural diversification. . The Councilman shares his experiences as a business owner and long time city resident. Chuck also talks about the importance of business networking and partnering with other counties through Innovation Valley.

You won’t want to miss this exciting interview with the very dynamic personality and business owner in Oak Ridge.
You can learn more about Chuck’s business at: Chuck’s Car Care Service

Our last segment is with Founder and  Executive Director: Larsen Jay from: Random Acts of Flowers . This is an incredible story of one mans horrible accident turning into an inspirational idea.

The Housing Hour – Aired 4/28/2012


This weeks show:

Special Guest – Dr. Roderick Jackson, from ORNL
& Donna Hotlinger, 2nd Harvest Food Bank

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The Housing Hour is excited to have Dr. Roderick Jackson from ORNL as our special guest this Saturday at 2 o’clock on 100.3 WNOX! We will be talking about many issues including the Zero Energy Building Research Alliance or ZEBRAlliance as it’s also known.

The ZEBRAlliance facilitates progress toward DOE’s goal of maximizing cost-effective energy efficiency through a highly leveraged, public/private partnership that so far has built six extraordinarily high performing houses. The Alliance integrates new ultra-high-efficiency components emerging from ORNL’s industry partners and other manufacturers into the construction of research houses and subsequent retrofits. Several generations of retrofits (equipment, appliances, controls, etc.) are typically evaluated during the research period and then the homes are released for sale to the public. When these new components are proven, they will become available to serve regional and national, homebuilding markets, in addition to existing housing retrofit markets. The savings that they are seeing is 40% to 50% reduced cost for utility bills.

We are very excited to hear what Dr. Jackson has to say and I hope that you are too!

The last segment of the Show we have Donna Hotinger from 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Donna reports to The Housing Hour all the wonderful things that are happening at 2nd Harvest Food bank and how our listeners can make a life changing impact in our community. If you can financially partner with 2nd Harvest Food Bank or would like to volunteer your time, call (865) 521-0000 or visit www.secondharvestfoodbank.com.

The Housing Hour – Aired 4/21/2012


This weeks show:

Special Guest – Lindsay HallSr. Director of Single Family Programs
& Laurie GilliamCedar Bluff Schools

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Lindsay Hall, Director of Single Family Programs with THDA, talks about Mortgage Investors Group, Veterans, The Hardest Hit Fund and most importantly she breaks down for our listeners all of the programs that THDA offers. THDA is a first-time homebuyer program that has been around since 1973, and was created by the Tennessee General Assembly. Its primary goal is to facilitate the purchase of residential property for those who qualify. They don’t just stop there! They also have partnered with many organizations, cities and counties to help educate our communities about the importance of owning a home. Their homebuyer education program is top notch. THDA does a tremendous job educating homeowners on the ABC’s of managing their finances. They also have created a website to help those needing assistance in this tough economy as the country begins to recover. Please visit www.keepmytnhome.org for more information. Mortgage Investors group is proud to say they are the number one THDA Lender! Mortgage Investors Group has finished at the top for nine years in a row! The Housing Hour would like to thank Lindsay for coming on our show!

The last segment of the show, we talked to Laurie Gilliam of Cedar Bluff Schools, about their annual fundraiser, Springfest. Springfest, formerly Mayfest, is an annual fundraiser held at the campus of Cedar Bluff School on April 28, 2012. Please join the Cedar Bluff Schools for a fun filled day with your family.

The Housing Hour – Aired 3/31/2012


Our guest is Bonnie Allen from Classic Design Staging.

Classic Designs Home Staging’s mission is to transform each client’s home into an inviting space by providing custom plans and services unique to each project. By using our professional training and their love for design, they strive to prepare your home for sale to achieve top dollar or to redesign your current home for maximum enjoyment and comfort of your living space. If you want to quickly market your home,  Classic Design Staging is the way to go!

We also have Lynn Raymond on to talk about her program at West High School that involves students running an actual bank!

The Housing Hour – Aired 2/11/2012


We have Steve Smith, Executive Vice President of Mortgage Investors Group, as our guest on this episode of The Housing Hour.