APR News Reports

by APR News Staff

APR News Reports
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 533
  • Last: 17 Jul 2012
Special features and reports from the APR News team at Alabama Public Radio.

Episodes (533)

  • A Supreme Court Case Puts Escambia County at Odds With The Poarch Band Of Creek Indians
    A Supreme Court Case Puts Escambia County at Odds With The Poarch Band Of Creek Indians
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    Published: 17 Jul 2012 Duration: n/a
    WindCreek Casino, owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, is at the heart of rising tension between the tribe and Escambia County commissioners. Robert McGhee is the Governmental Affairs advisor for the Poarch Band of Creek ... Read more →
    WindCreek Casino, owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, is at the heart of rising tension between the tribe and Escambia County commissioners. Robert McGhee is the Governmental Affairs advisor for the Poarch Band of Creek ... Read more →

  • University of Alabama names new president
    University of Alabama names new president
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    Published: 11 Jul 2012 Duration: n/a
    Alabama Public radio news director Pat Duggins reports on today's vote by the University of Alabama board of trustees to name Dr. Guy Bailey, of Texas Tech, as UA's new president. The appointment is a homecoming for Dr. Bailey, who earned a... Read more →
    Alabama Public radio news director Pat Duggins reports on today's vote by the University of Alabama board of trustees to name Dr. Guy Bailey, of Texas Tech, as UA's new president. The appointment is a homecoming for Dr. Bailey, who earned a... Read more →

  • Uncovering the Dark Secrets of Lincoln Cemetery
    Uncovering the Dark Secrets of Lincoln Cemetery
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    Published: 10 Jul 2012 Duration: n/a
    When you go to any cemetery, you hear the sound of weed cutters and lawn mowers carefully cutting grass around graves for maintenance. But at Lincoln Cemetery, it's a new sound progress.
    When you go to any cemetery, you hear the sound of weed cutters and lawn mowers carefully cutting grass around graves for maintenance. But at Lincoln Cemetery, it's a new sound progress.

  • "The Black Belt 100 Lenses Project"
    "The Black Belt 100 Lenses Project"
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    Published: 13 Jun 2012 Duration: n/a
    A project may shed new light on Alabama's Black Belt region. "The Black Belt 100 Lenses Project" showcases the culture of the region through the eyes of high school students. The exhibition at the University of Alabama uses photography and ... Read more →
    A project may shed new light on Alabama's Black Belt region. "The Black Belt 100 Lenses Project" showcases the culture of the region through the eyes of high school students. The exhibition at the University of Alabama uses photography and ... Read more →

  • Dr. Don Williamson Discussing Ala. Medicaid Budget Cuts
    Dr. Don Williamson Discussing Ala. Medicaid Budget Cuts
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    Published: 8 Jun 2012 Duration: n/a
    It's been one week since cuts to the state's Medicaid budget took effect. A dire budget shortfall prompted state lawmakers to make spending cuts. Dr. Don Williamson is Alabama's public health officer and is also chair of the Medicaid Transi... Read more →
    It's been one week since cuts to the state's Medicaid budget took effect. A dire budget shortfall prompted state lawmakers to make spending cuts. Dr. Don Williamson is Alabama's public health officer and is also chair of the Medicaid Transi... Read more →

  • Gay Rodeo Supporters React to Alabama Efforts
    Gay Rodeo Supporters React to Alabama Efforts
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    Published: 31 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    Early on a Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas, today's gay rodeo is slowly picking up pace. Competitors quickly move to make it to their event and spectators wander about the arena. William Edlin of Austin, TX is bright-eyed and ready to... Read more →
    Early on a Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas, today's gay rodeo is slowly picking up pace. Competitors quickly move to make it to their event and spectators wander about the arena. William Edlin of Austin, TX is bright-eyed and ready to... Read more →

  • Tips From Texas on How To Put On a Gay Rodeo
    Tips From Texas on How To Put On a Gay Rodeo
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    Published: 30 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    Excitement buzzes in the air of a large arena in Fort Worth, TX as the loudspeakers boom with the announcer's voice. "Ladies and Gentlemen! TGRA would like to welcome you to Fort Worth, Texas!" The Texas Gay Rodeo Association is putting ... Read more →
    Excitement buzzes in the air of a large arena in Fort Worth, TX as the loudspeakers boom with the announcer's voice. "Ladies and Gentlemen! TGRA would like to welcome you to Fort Worth, Texas!" The Texas Gay Rodeo Association is putting ... Read more →

  • Alabama's Quest for Gay Rodeo
    Alabama's Quest for Gay Rodeo
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    Published: 29 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    More than 100 people gathered in a large arena in Fort Worth, TX to watch and compete in what was called a "traditional" rodeo. However, the term traditional may depend on your point of view. The event is a gay rodeo. It's like a traditiona... Read more →
    More than 100 people gathered in a large arena in Fort Worth, TX to watch and compete in what was called a "traditional" rodeo. However, the term traditional may depend on your point of view. The event is a gay rodeo. It's like a traditiona... Read more →

  • Baby Boomers and Hepatitis C
    Baby Boomers and Hepatitis C
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    Published: 24 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    A reported 5 million Americans have Hepatitis C, with 13,000 of those cases in Birmingham alone. And according to a new study, 75% of those patients don't know they have it and baby boomers make up the biggest group. A recent survey of over... Read more →
    A reported 5 million Americans have Hepatitis C, with 13,000 of those cases in Birmingham alone. And according to a new study, 75% of those patients don't know they have it and baby boomers make up the biggest group. A recent survey of over... Read more →

  • Putting an End to Officer-on-Female Inmate Sexual Violence in Alabama
    Putting an End to Officer-on-Female Inmate Sexual Violence in Alabama
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    Published: 23 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery has asked the Department of Justice to get involved in a serious issue at the Tutwiler Prison for Women. The organization wants the DOJ to look into what they call a widespread pattern of officer-o... Read more →
    The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery has asked the Department of Justice to get involved in a serious issue at the Tutwiler Prison for Women. The organization wants the DOJ to look into what they call a widespread pattern of officer-o... Read more →

  • Tom Coiner Talks About Two Cities Linked By Disaster
    Tom Coiner Talks About Two Cities Linked By Disaster
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    Published: 22 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    Today Joplin, Missouri remembers the deadly tornado that ripped through their city killing over 160 people. Alabama recently recognized its own one year remembrance of the devastating April 27th tornadoes. Tom Coiner a film student at the U... Read more →
    Today Joplin, Missouri remembers the deadly tornado that ripped through their city killing over 160 people. Alabama recently recognized its own one year remembrance of the devastating April 27th tornadoes. Tom Coiner a film student at the U... Read more →

  • The "Right Stuff" for the "Wrong Price?"
    The "Right Stuff" for the "Wrong Price?"
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    Published: 16 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    Last year's retirement of the NASA's Space Shuttle program doesn't mean the end of Congressional budget woes for the U.S. Space Program. The winged spacecraft are being sent to museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. In the... Read more →
    Last year's retirement of the NASA's Space Shuttle program doesn't mean the end of Congressional budget woes for the U.S. Space Program. The winged spacecraft are being sent to museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. In the... Read more →

  • The Battle Over History
    The Battle Over History
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    Published: 15 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    Walking through Southern Skin Divers Supply in Birmingham it is easy to see Steve Phillips is an unabashed fan of the civil war. In his shop Phillips has some relics from this conflict on display, everything from belt buckles to cannonballs... Read more →
    Walking through Southern Skin Divers Supply in Birmingham it is easy to see Steve Phillips is an unabashed fan of the civil war. In his shop Phillips has some relics from this conflict on display, everything from belt buckles to cannonballs... Read more →

  • Changes to Alabama's Immigration Law: For Better or Worse?
    Changes to Alabama's Immigration Law: For Better or Worse?
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    Published: 14 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    Alabama's strict new immigration law has been quite the hot button issue. Since passing House Bill 56 last session, immigrants have left the state in droves as expected, but with all the legal challenges to the law Dorthy McDade like many ... Read more →
    Alabama's strict new immigration law has been quite the hot button issue. Since passing House Bill 56 last session, immigrants have left the state in droves as expected, but with all the legal challenges to the law Dorthy McDade like many ... Read more →

  • Remembering Actor George Lindsey
    Remembering Actor George Lindsey
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    Published: 8 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    Fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw" are remembering actor George Lindsey. The man known for playing Goober Pyle died Sunday morning in Nashville. In addition to his Hollywood acting credits, the Alabama native is also remembered ... Read more →
    Fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw" are remembering actor George Lindsey. The man known for playing Goober Pyle died Sunday morning in Nashville. In addition to his Hollywood acting credits, the Alabama native is also remembered ... Read more →

  • Ready...Get Set...Vote!
    Ready...Get Set...Vote!
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    Published: 4 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    The starter's flag has already dropped to signal the beginning of this year's race for the White House. We used the imagery of a starters flag since the world of politics and NASCAR will meet here in Alabama on Saturday. A conservative poli... Read more →
    The starter's flag has already dropped to signal the beginning of this year's race for the White House. We used the imagery of a starters flag since the world of politics and NASCAR will meet here in Alabama on Saturday. A conservative poli... Read more →

  • Limited Disaster Aid And Its Effect on Rebuilding Communities.
    Limited Disaster Aid And Its Effect on Rebuilding Communities.
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    Published: 2 May 2012 Duration: n/a
    While 2011 will be memorable for many Alabamian's due to what happened on April 27th, it wasn't the only disaster that took place last year. Tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires you name it struck the United States last year cutting the availab... Read more →
    While 2011 will be memorable for many Alabamian's due to what happened on April 27th, it wasn't the only disaster that took place last year. Tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires you name it struck the United States last year cutting the availab... Read more →

  • APR Presents: 4/27--One year since the storms
    APR Presents: 4/27--One year since the storms
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    Published: 30 Apr 2012 Duration: n/a
    It was one year ago when tornadoes tore through Alabama, killing more than two hundred people. The Alabama Public Radio news team revisited many of the people and places you heard about in the hours and days following the storm. This includ... Read more →
    It was one year ago when tornadoes tore through Alabama, killing more than two hundred people. The Alabama Public Radio news team revisited many of the people and places you heard about in the hours and days following the storm. This includ... Read more →

  • The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact
    The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact
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    Published: 27 Apr 2012 Duration: n/a
    Today marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. Many storm victims have rebuilt their homes and businesses. But, for some Alabamians, the emotional impact of the storms happens over and ove... Read more →
    Today marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. Many storm victims have rebuilt their homes and businesses. But, for some Alabamians, the emotional impact of the storms happens over and ove... Read more →

  • The 4/27 Tornadoes - Revisiting Alberta
    The 4/27 Tornadoes - Revisiting Alberta
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    Published: 27 Apr 2012 Duration: n/a
    Today marks one year since the deadly tornadoes that tore across Alabama on April 27th of 2011. We've been revisiting some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the deadly outbreak including residents of the Tuscaloosa community ... Read more →
    Today marks one year since the deadly tornadoes that tore across Alabama on April 27th of 2011. We've been revisiting some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the deadly outbreak including residents of the Tuscaloosa community ... Read more →

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