The Chief: Calvin McGhee and the Forgotten Creeks

March 4, 2015 Max 0

The Creek Indians of south Alabama lived in isolation and poverty until Calvin McGhee came along. Despite treaty promises, they had been abandoned by the federal government. A farmer with only a fifth grade education, McGhee fought tirelessly for his people.

Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour

September 12, 2013 Max 0

Richard Johnston’s ferocious one-man-band performances captivate, amaze, and astound audiences. He plays around the world, but his home stage is the sidewalk along Beale Street.

The Amazing Story of Kudzu

May 29, 2013 Max 0

There’s so much of this fast-growing vine in the Southeastern U.S., you might think it was a native plant. Actually, it took a lot of hard work to help kudzu spread so widely. Now that it covers over seven million acres of the deep South, there are a lot of people working hard to get rid of it! But kudzu is used in ways which might surprise you.