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Special features and reports from the APR News team at Alabama Public Radio.

Special features and reports from the APR News team at Alabama Public Radio.
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Tuscaloosa, AL

Networks:

Alabama PR

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Special features and reports from the APR News team at Alabama Public Radio.

Language:

English

Contact:

Box 870150 166 Reese Phifer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (205) 348-6644


Episodes

Chew Toy Dangers

10/20/2018
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Most dogs like to chew on things, so we offer a substitute to our shoes and furniture by giving them doggie chew toys. But find the right alternative that protects your belongings and also is safe for your best friend. The nylon chew bone pictured here caused digestive problems for my friend's sweet little dog. ***********************

Duration:00:01:59

Cam Marston on Generational Progress & Chicken for Dinner

10/19/2018
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Today on "Keepin’ it Real," Cam explores progress and how it impacts the next generation - using chicken as an example... Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Duration:00:02:23

"You're lying in your bed thinking, 'how can I screw my life up so badly that I'm incarcerated'?"

10/17/2018
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In this StoryCorps interview, Aaron talks with his daughter Jennifer about his experience going to prison, and how it affected Jennifer’s lifestyle. Although he faced some struggles following his release, Aaron didn’t allow those struggles to stop him from becoming an author and motivational speaker... Edited by Kierra Wright

Duration:00:04:49

Voters..."hear us roar!"

10/17/2018
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Alabama voters head to the polls in less than three weeks. They’ll pick a governor, members of the cabinet, and a lot of state house and senate seats. One thing that may stick out on the ballot is that many of the candidates are women. Glamour Magazine published an article on the eighteen African-American Alabama women running in the midterms. APR’s Pat Duggins reports on the campaigns of another twenty three female candidates in Alabama which are being fueled by a statewide initiative… The...

Duration:00:06:45

Steve Flowers on Shorty Price and How Football and Politics Intertwine

10/16/2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide heads to Tennessee this weekend to play the Vols. Alabama is a state where football intertwines with just about everything, including politics. One colorful character associated with Alabama’s rivalry with Tennessee is someone who spent a lot of time running for Governor, and a lot of time losing. APR Political Commentator Steve Flowers takes it from there…

Duration:00:05:19

Cam Marston on Snacks at Children's Events

10/12/2018
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On this week's episode of "Keepin' It Real," Cam Marston shares his feelings about snacks at children's events... Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Duration:00:02:16

"You just can't understand what a disaster is like unless it's happened to you"

10/9/2018
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In this StoryCorps interview, Angela Jordan speaks with her daughter Vivienne and her husband Chris about the "Christmas tornado" that hit their home in 2012. They discuss their memories of that destructive time and what their neighborhood looks like now... Edited by Kierra Wright

Duration:00:04:23

Steve Flowers on a Memorable Governor's Race

10/9/2018
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It’s barely a month to go before Alabama voters pick their next governor. Future historians may look back on the race between Democrat Walt Maddox and Republican Kay Ivey in certain ways. It may focus on Maddox’s work to help Tuscaloosa recover from the 2011 tornadoes and how Ivey took over for disgraced former Governor Robert Bentley. As for a governor’s race that’s historic right now—APR political commentator Steve Flowers has one in mind…

Duration:00:04:58

Adopt a Dog Month

10/6/2018
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Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group saves that animal's life and changes yours for the better in ways you cannot imagine. And it will make a space in the shelter to give another dog a chance to find a home! ****************

Duration:00:01:59

Cam Marston on Helicopter Parents

10/5/2018
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This week on "Keepin’ It Real," Cam Marston discusses helicopter parents who just can’t stop hovering over their kids... Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Duration:00:02:14

Steve Flowers on Frank Johnson Jr.

10/3/2018
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APR political commentator Steve Flowers introduced us to Frank Johnson last week. The Winston County man went onto to become a federal judge and a high profile champion of the Civil Rights movement. Today, Steve has more on how Judge Johnson gained his iconic status…

Duration:00:04:41

Flea and Tick Treatments Alert

9/29/2018
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Sure it feels good to scratch an itch, but in a pet it could be a sign of a flea problem. While it's important to keep your pet healthy (and that includes keeping fleas and ticks away), consult with your veterinarian about the best and safest products to use on and around your furry friend. *******************

Duration:00:02:00

"...and justice for all." Alabama Public Radio

9/29/2018
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This program was produced by the four member APR news team, with no budget. Alabama’s prison system and justice system are in the national spotlight and not for good reasons. The State’s prisons are one hundred percent overcapacity. Alabama is criticized for spending the least amount of money per inmate per day in the nation, for rehabilitation, housing, and supervision. This $26 daily amount is blamed for the State’s 30% recidivism rate. Alabama likes to trumpet its Wrongful Incarnation...

Duration:00:28:58

Cam Marston on Saying the Wrong Thing

9/28/2018
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On this week's episode of "Keepin' It Real," Cam Marston reminds us that kids these days - well, we made them... Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Duration:00:02:20

Steve Flowers on the Free State

9/25/2018
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If you're a fan of actor Matthew McConaughey, you may have seen his movie "Free State of Jones." It's about a county in Mississippi that rose up against the Confederacy during the Civil War. That's drawing a reaction of "been there, done that" from APR political commentator Steve Flowers. Today, Steve has the story of a like-minded Alabama county and one of its favorite sons who became a hero of the Civil Rights movement...

Duration:00:04:49

Help Wanted: Alabama's Rural Health Care Crisis

9/22/2018
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June 6, 2018 marks fifty years since the death of Robert F. Kennedy. Reporters covering his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination established the RFK Journalism Awards, which recognize coverage of the disadvantaged, or victims of social injustice. APR is honored to join the 2018 RFK laureates with our documentary "Help Wanted: Alabama's Rural Health Care Crisis." The news team's effort will also be recognized with the National Edward R. Murrow award in New York City next month....

Duration:00:28:57

World Rabies Day

9/22/2018
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Rabies is prevented, by vaccinating animals that come in contact with humans. If it's been a while since your pet was vaccinated make an appointment with your veterinarian this week. ***************

Duration:00:02:00

Cam Marston on Software & Maps

9/21/2018
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On our first episode of "Keepin' It Real," Cam Marston discusses how software and maps can help cultivate teamwork... Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Duration:00:02:21

"Drag Queen Story Hour"

9/19/2018
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The cities of Mobile and New Orleans now have more in common than Mardi Gras and Jazz. The public libraries in both towns now offer a unique twist on story hour for children. APR’s Pat Duggins headed to the port city for its inaugural event. He brings us the voices of protesters on both sides of the issue of inclusion for Mobile’s LGBTQ community. This story was covered as a collaboration between Alabama Public Radio and the University of Alabama's Center for Public Television, where Duggins...

Duration:00:07:31

Steve Flowers on Mule Days

9/19/2018
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When campaign season comes. there are certain things politicians do to win over the voters - handing out buttons and kissing babies come to mind. But, according to APR political commentator Steve Flowers, there's one tradition native to Alabama that residents of the town of Winfield find familiar...

Duration:00:03:59