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A continuation of Ozarks at Large's conversation with Mary Badham

This week, Mary Badham, of stage and screen "To Kill a Mockingbird" fame, came to the Carver Center for Public Radio to talk about the subtle changes in Aaron Sorkin’s script and the challenges of playing Mrs. Dubois. We wanted to share more of the conversation with you today, including Badham's recollection of another iconic performance, visiting botanical gardens and her joy of talking with students.

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Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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