James Mitchell is building our community by running the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center. The new location has audio studios, video studios, a theater and much more.
How did James get to Marietta? Well he started out in Evergreen Alabama, a small town he felt he had to break out of -- and he did. As a teenager he spent 6 months in Louisiana with his girlfriend and then a totaled car and a child on the way, he shifted his focus toward getting educated and taking care of his family. The rest you can hear on the episode.
Trevor Beemon updates listeners on the latest news from the organization. Their capital campaign to bring a cabin and brick smokehouse to the Root House property is half way to its goal of $600,000.
At the Root House on this particular Saturday, we spoke with Clarissa Clifton, a food historian, a union occupier named Steve Reilly and tin type photographer Matt Alexandre.
Clarissa made some fried chicken and buttermilk cake on the original cast iron stove from the Root House!
Tim Nielson never connected with any of his teachers growing up. He also rolled his eyes when he heard other soon to be teachers say they wanted to make a difference in a child’s life.
But, it turns out he did become one of those teachers. One of his first students tracked him down on facebook to thank him and another student’s mom said that he flipped a switch and her son was changed, all because of Tim.
So as the librarian of Marietta High School, Tim uses every chance to create a space for students to potentially flip their switches.
We take a tour of the media center complete with coffee bar stage (Cafe Libre), a makers space and a soon to be audio/video production studio.
MHS Media Center
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