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August 10, 2021


Segment 1
(running time 12:10)
Segment 2
(running time 7:38)
Segment 3
(running time 7:38)
Segment 4
(running time 7:44)

We talk with Dr. David Dean, History Professor at Grand Canyon University on the origins and meaning behind Independence Day.

  • Dr. Dean answers “what is July 4th?”
  • How George Washington became a general.
  • The start of the frustration from the colonists & what lead to the Declaration of Independence.
  • From the Articles of Confederation to the Declaration of Independence & The Constitution.


Segment 1
(running time 12:27)
Segment 2
(running time 6:22)
Segment 3
(running time 12:26)
Segment 4
(running time 6:50)

Jay Harper with Harper’s Nursery & Landscaping Company is in-studio to take your gardening & landscape questions, plus Julie Murphee with the Arizona Farm Bureau joins us!

  • It’s prime time for sweet corn. This was your last weekend to stop in at Freeman Farms.
  • What the recent rains can do for your plants and Jay talks about his experiences.
  • Remember that during monsoon season, you may be able to cut back on your irrigation and other ways to reduce your water consumption.
  • Using mulch to keep your garden and trees healthy and moist.


  • Jim – He has 3 live oak trees and they’ve never stopped dropping leaves. Is that normal? Plus, he has 3 citrus trees with mulch around the base. Does he need to remove the mulch to fertilize and the replace it?

Recommendation – Yes. They should have a more significant loss around March, but that isn’t irregular. As long as it’s not losing all of the, he should be good to go.  For his citrus trees, he can leave the mulch in place. Just put it on and water it in through the mulch and make sure it’s getting through manually or with his irrigation system.

*Julie talks about the large Arizona’s melon crop.

9:00 AM | On The House Hour

Segment 1
(running time 12:16)
Segment 2
(running time 6:33)
Segment 3
(running time 15:00)
Segment 4
(running time 4:47)
  • Recapping our first hour if you missed it & what Rosie on the House Remodeling has been up to!
  • Changes in home building trends over the years and how remodeling companies adjust over the decades.
  • Here’s Rosie’s article on “4 Keys Ways to Protect Your House from Monsoons”
  • A few key points from the article.
  • Consider electrical protection! Whole House Surge Protection is important to protecting your electronics. (those little strips aren’t going to do anything)

10:00 AM | Open Home Hour

Segment 1
(running time 12:08)
Segment 2
(running time 6:40)
Segment 3
(running time 13:22)
Segment 4
(running time 6:23)


  • Tony – He recently started “Super Cooling” his home and he’s noticed that around noon his AC system starts running non-stop. Is that normal?

Recommendation – After Rosie verifies that he’s on the correct “Time of Day Plan” he walks Tony through the steps he should be taking with his programmable thermostat. Plus, you can listen to the details of how this all works and how to hold the temps through the afternoon.

We interview Dena Cowan,  the community outreach coordinator with The Mission Garden Project in Tucson.

  • Details about the museum & it’s history.
  • The use of irrigation for thousands of years and ag history.
  • How a flood preserved a large amount of history in the area.

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