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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

Description:

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

Talking to My Dog

10/21/2017
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When talking to your dog, it's not just what you say but how you say it. Using praising words in an upbeat, positive tone of voice, activates your furry friend's pleasure center. What a great thing to do for your best friend! ********************

Duration: 00:01:59


ASPCA's Find Your Fido

10/14/2017
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October is Adopt-A-Dog Month, the perfect time to find a new companion to keep you company. You'll be a hero to your new friend by saving its life and giving it a loving home. You may not change the world, but it can make a world of difference for one dog. *************************

Duration: 00:02:00


BAMA champs fighting for Brielle

10/14/2017
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During today's University of Alabama homecoming, members of the 1992 championship football team will be recognized for the 25th anniversary of their victory over Miami. Not every reunion of the 92' team was to bask in past gridiron glory. Click here for this APR story from 2012. Pat D. Not every lesson on the football field involves passing or blocking. John Copeland and Derrick Warren have a lot in common. Both men are high school teachers now. Warren works in Central Florida, and Copeland...

Duration: 00:05:15


Prison Reform: Health Care in Alabama's Prisons

10/11/2017
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Alabama prison officials say they're increasing mental health staffing following a court order on the lack of treatment for inmates. This issue figured prominently in the APR news team's national award-winning investigation of Alabama's prison system. Click below to hear these stories again... Alabama’s prison system has been in the news a lot this year, and not for good reasons. Violence, inmate riots, allegations of mismanagement and corruption and a failed prison building plan in the...

Duration: 00:06:42


"Where Does Your Water Come From?"

10/10/2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear arguments regarding the on-going water war involving Alabama. The specific case is between Florida, and Georgia, but it includes the river basin flowing through Alabama. The APR news team spent 2015 investigating the condition of Alabama's water supply and the health of its rivers. Click below to hear that series again... All year long on Alabama Public Radio, we’ve been looking at water. Specifically, the condition of Alabama’s drinking water supply...

Duration: 00:12:39


K-9s Comfort Las Vegas

10/7/2017
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The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have an amazing sense to know when someone is hurting. People sense the dog's gentle spirit and find unconditional acceptance and peace when they are hurting or grieving. There is something so therapeutic about hugging a dog. ************************

Duration: 00:02:00


Gypsy, the Feral Cat

9/30/2017
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Gypsy's tortoiseshell coloring helps her blend in to her surroundings. She is one of the fortunate ones that was probably a stray and managed to figure out how to get along on her own - with the help of a few friends. Never abandon your pet in hopes that it can survive in the wild. **********************

Duration: 00:02:00


Rural Health: The Hospital on "Life Support"

9/26/2017
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All year long on Alabama Public Radio, we’ve been looking at rural healthcare. Advocates of rural healthcare in Alabama say a critical element is how to pay for treatment. Today’s failed effort by Republican Senators to repeal the Affordable Care Act only serves to punctuate these concerns. Alabamians already face the fourth highest health insurance rates in the nation and rural hospitals here receive among the lowest reimbursements from Medicare. APR’s Pat Duggins has more on what this...

Duration: 00:06:05


Preparing for Disaster

9/23/2017
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One lesson learned in Hurricane Katrina is that failure to include pets in a disaster plan endangers not only the pets, but also the pet owners, and even first responders who try to rescue them . Be a responsible pet owner and plan to keep both you and your best friend safe, no matter what blows your way. *******************

Duration: 00:02:00


Schoolyard Roots Director on Garden Party

9/22/2017
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One of the state’s premiere events for the food-obsessed is taking place this weekend in Tuscaloosa. Schoolyard Roots, formerly known as the Druid City Garden Project, is hosting its annual Garden Party this Sunday at the Tuscaloosa River Market. Schoolyard Roots is a nonprofit organization that builds and maintains teaching gardens in area elementary schools, providing kids both with healthy produce and hands-on learning opportunities. Eric Courchesne is the Interim Executive Director of...

Duration: 00:04:39


Hurricane Irma Evacuees - Pets

9/16/2017
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Homeless pets evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma will be up for adoption at a special event this weekend at the Atlanta Humane Society's emergency shelter on Market Blvd in Roswell. Atlanta Humane Society is partnering with Lifeline Animal Project to find new homes for these furry refugees. ***********************

Duration: 00:02:00


Steve Flowers on Big Jim Folsom Part Eleven

9/13/2017
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The 1962 Alabama governor's race featured the modern media television for the first time. Big Jim Folsom had won his two previous races campaigning from the back of a flatbed truck making speeches throughout the state...

Duration: 00:05:01


Trusted Companions

9/9/2017
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Even at times when you don't have access to TV, you can always listen to Alabama Public Radio. On the road, running errands, to and from work, even during a storm when the power is out, you can stay connected to what's interesting, what's important, what you need to know. **************************

Duration: 00:02:00


Rural Health: "Being jolted around in an ambulance on rural roads, in full-blown labor, is not fun."

9/6/2017
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All year long, the Alabama Public Radio news team has been investigating rural healthcare in the state. Studies often list Alabama as having the worst infant mortality rate in the nation. One factor is the lack of maternity units in rural hospitals in Alabama. This can lead to premature births or delayed care, which are often blamed for early infant death. APR’s Pat Duggins has more on a hospital business model that could help, but possible changes to the Affordable Care Act might make...

Duration: 00:07:23


Hurricane Harvey

9/2/2017
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Texas National Guard members worked alongside other responders to rescue local citizens in flooded areas. Soldiers, firefighters, paramedics and neighbors ensured several thousand people and hundreds of dogs and cats were evacuated to safety.

Duration: 00:02:00


Sexual Assault Nurse Program Planned For Tuscaloosa

8/31/2017
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A national news story may help to spark change in Tuscaloosa. Work is underway to offer a new service following the suicide of former University of Alabama student Megan Rondini. APR Student reporter Katie Willem has more on the program called SANE… “Have you ever seen a SANE facility before? Let’s do that. Yeah, let’s do that.” That’s Meg McGlamery. She’s the Executive Director at the Crisis Center in Birmingham. This includes what’s called a SANE facility. SANE is short for Sexual...

Duration: 00:06:45


Alabama Power Releases "What If" Scenarios for Coal Ash Dams

8/30/2017
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Alabama Power recently released predictions on what would happen if coal ash dams were fail at their power plants. Coal ash is the waste left over from burning coal. It is mixed with water to form a liquid slurry which is then pumped into holding pits. Environmentalists suggest that lined land-fills would prevent the waste from seeping into groundwater. The cost of such a change would differ from plant to plant but would likely be significant. Nelson Brooke is the Black Warrior...

Duration: 00:00:18


2017 Hero Dog Awards - Part 4

8/26/2017
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The 2017 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of seven categories: Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs. ******************

Duration: 00:01:59


Rural Health: "Scars of Tuskegee"

8/24/2017
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All year long at Alabama Public Radio, we’ve been looking at rural health. Many of the challenges residents of these communities face are a lack of doctors and hospitals, and the money to pay for care. For many African-Americans in Alabama, a lack of trust of outsiders and the government. This issue can be traced back to a study conducted by the U.S. government on black men living around Tuskegee. This year marks a twenty year milestone in a federal study of syphilis which still resonates...

Duration: 00:06:23


Rural Health: "Scars of Tuskegee"

8/23/2017
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All year long at Alabama Public Radio, we’ve been looking at rural health. Many of the challenges residents of these communities face are a lack of doctors and hospitals, and the money to pay for care. For many African-Americans in Alabama, a lack of trust of outsiders and the government. This issue can be traced back to a study conducted by the U.S. government on black men living around Tuskegee. This year marks a twenty year milestone in a federal study of syphilis which still resonates...

Duration: 00:05:50

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