University of Georgia Learn how to build a bird house, a raised bed and an individual sprinkler-head irrigation system on “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” April 25. Walter Reeves, the show’s host and a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, will visit Callaway Gardens to find the best ways to make houses for birds, especially blue birds.If you like gardening at waist level, Reeves will show how to build a raised bed that’s at just the right height. And if you want an in-ground irrigation system without the installation headaches, tune in to see how to install individual sprinkler heads supplied by a garden hose. “Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state each Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and repeats Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The show is produced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is supported by a gift from McCorkle Nurseries. Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site www.gardeningingeorgia.com.
ART ROONEY II at Bill Nunn Jr.’s gravesite. (Photo by Thomas Sabol)It was a just another day (at least it was for me) on the morning of May 7. I had just concluded prerecording a new radio show that I began hosting, just three weeks prior to Mr. Bill Nunn Jr. making his final departure to join his ancestors.I peeped into the office of Alan Lincoln the former president of the Radio Division of the Sheridan Broadcasting Network one of the pioneers of Black American radio broadcasting and syndication. He now heads the Riverside Sales Group which has formed a partnership with 1550 WZUM in Pittsburgh, the classic oldies station. Alan is also the executive producer of the aforementioned program that I host, “Knights over Egypt.”Anyway, I was about to yell out my usual “see you next week,” but before I could get it out Alan said, “I know you could not have known but Bill Nunn passed away last evening.” At that point my next destination became a blur and seemed a trillion miles away. I cannot for the life of me recall my response but it had to be incomprehensible. The next action that I was truly cognizant of was getting on the elevator in my office building and pushing the button to take me to the 18th floor. My schedule was so hectic on the date that Mr. Nunn passed away, I could not have possibly been privy to the information because I left home too early that morning to get the news and I was far too exhausted to even turn on the television when I arrived back late that night.