Show 517 – To Kill A Mockingbird

This week’s show features literature, theater, music, community service and gardening with stops in Monroeville, Montgomery and Douglas.

Monroeville native Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for her novel To Kill A Mockingbird. Nearly 60 years later, a dedicated and talented group of volunteers brings the drama to life in the old Monroeville courthouse that inspired one of the city’s most famous authors.

Barney and Phillip Grimes grew up working in the woodshop behind their home in the small town of Douglas, Alabama. Decades later, Barney discovered a talent for building dulcimers and Phillip followed suit creating guitars and canjos.

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. That’s the motto for the National FFA Organization. Earlier this summer, hundreds of Alabama FFA students lived out this motto as they helped pack meals to serve those in need.

Sidney Phelps of Bonnie Plants tackles the most common mistakes gardeners make when trying to grow herbs and vegetables while offering solutions for a more bountiful harvest.

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