Show 709 – Chord Buddy

Did listening to Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton make you dream of becoming a rock star? Well, thanks to an invention by Dothan’s Travis Perry, those dreams could still become a reality, even if you’ve never perfected playing the guitar. With his Chord Buddy, making a pleasing tune on the guitar is as simple as pushing a button.

When your business relies on drawing a crowd, a pandemic forces lots of creativity. From professional theatre to volunteer troupes and drama classrooms, COVID made everyone think outside of the black box and auditorium. Of course, creative people came up with creative solutions, like Alabama Shakespeare Festival‘s Speak the Speech, virtual plays like Montgomery Academy‘s War of the Worlds and progressive outdoor performances like Wetumpka Depot Players‘ performance of “Elvis Sightings.”

We’re traveling over to Dallas County for this special Ask A Farmer segment with Wendy Yeager who raises a variety of row crops on Bell Place Farm. Watch along to find out the answers to some common questions farmers often receive. And, if you have a question for a farmer, email it to us at

  • What is a row-cropper?
  • What crops do you plant here?
  • What made you decide to become a farmer?
  • What is winter wheat used for?
  • What are some of the environmental uses for winter crops?
  • From viewer Dennis Craig – What has happened to cotton since the 1970s? He remembers it growing much taller back then than it does now.

When you see peanuts and peanut butter in the ingredient list of a dessert, you can be sure it’s gonna be a crowd-pleaser. These Chewy Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are no exception. Stacey Little of Southern Bite takes you through the super simple steps to create this sweet and salty dessert for your family. Thanks to the Alabama Peanut Producers Association for sponsoring this recipe segment.

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