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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


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Happy (Safe) Thanksgiving for Pets

11/18/2017
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Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers around eating, but a lot of the food we enjoy can pose health risks for our furry friends. Protecting your pet from some of the common food hazards can help to keep you at home enjoying family, friends and football, and not making an emergency trip to the veterinarian! ****************

Duration: 00:01:59


Doug Jones and Roy Moore = Slow Political Change in Alabama?

11/12/2017
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It was a weekend of denials following reports in the Washington Post about Roy Moore. The paper quotes four women from Alabama who say the Republican candidate pursued them sexually when they were teenagers. One of these women was just fourteen years old at the time and Moore was thirty two. Supporters of the twice-removed Alabama Chief Justice are lining up behind while GOP leaders in Washington are keeping their distance. Other observers are watching something else in Moore’s race against...

Duration: 00:05:54


Animal Shelter Appreciation Week 2017

11/11/2017
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Until we are able to control the pet overpopulation problem, we will have a need for animal shelters, and for the dedicated people who work or volunteer there. ***********************

Duration: 00:02:00


Steve Flowers on George Wallace Part Two

11/8/2017
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When George Wallace graduated from law school in 1942, the only job he could find was driving a dump truck for the state highway department in Tuscaloosa...

Duration: 00:04:22


Adopt a Senior Pet

11/4/2017
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Dogs tend to show their age because their muzzles go gray. It's harder to tell with cats. A cat may never go gray (unless that's its original color, like Sasha here) but its fur may thin out and it may move a little slower as it ages. But older pets make the best companions! ************************

Duration: 00:01:59


Help Wanted: Alabama's Rural Health Care Crisis

11/3/2017
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“I hurt so bad, and I just stayed in bed like, for years I stayed in bed. I couldn’t get out of bed. I couldn’t wait on myself.” We’re sitting at the dining table with Fay. She asked us not to use her real name. During our visit, one of her favorite songs plays in the background on an old portable CD player. Fay is seventy two and following her first ever mammogram in the year 2000, she found she had breast cancer. “And then they told me I had the worst kind," says Faye. "And, I said...

Duration: 00:28:57


Rural Health: Homegrown Doctors

11/1/2017
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All year long the APR news team has been looking at rural health across the state. One of the major problems is that rural residents lack access to medical care. A big reason for this is a lack of doctors. However, there is an effort underway to try to address the issue. The University of Alabama has something called the rural medical scholars program and it is bringing the next generation of doctors who will be practicing in rural Alabama. A lazy barn cat keeps at least one eye on the...

Duration: 00:06:44


Alabama Ghost Trail: St. Stephens

10/31/2017
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Editor’s Note: Since it is Halloween, APR brought this story from our archives to take a look at the haunted history of the state. This story first aired in October of 2011. Halloween is almost upon us and the increased popularity of haints and haunts is inevitable. Some in Alabama are using people’s fascination with the paranormal to conjure up tourism into one of the state’s most economically depressed areas. Alabama’s Ghost Trail could provide a much needed financial shot in the arm…...

Duration: 00:04:59


Alabama Ghost Trail II: Selma

10/31/2017
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Editor’s Note: Since it is Halloween, APR brought up this story from our archives to take a look at the haunted history of the state. This story first aired in October of 2011. Selma is one of Alabama’s oldest cities, as well as one of the most historic. During this Halloween season, a number of ghost stories include Selma. Yesterday, Alabama Public Radio’s Stan Ingold told us about efforts to popularize the state’s so called ghost trail. Selma is considered one of Alabama’s most haunted...

Duration: 00:05:11


Alabama Ghost Trail III: Old Cahawba

10/31/2017
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Editor’s Note: Since it is Halloween, APR brought up some stories from our archives to take a look at the haunted history of the state. This story first aired in October of 2011. Old Cahaba is the site of Alabama’s first state capital. However, after the civil war it became a ghost town. On our final stop on the state’s ghost trail, there is a concerted effort being made to preserve this historic site, and how it’s supposedly haunted past may play a role… Jonathan Matthews is the assistant...

Duration: 00:05:27


Abigail Is the 2017 Hero Dog!

10/28/2017
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As the Hallmark Channel says, the Hero Dog Awards "is a moving celebration of our four-legged friends and the innumerable ways they enrich protect and save lives every day...often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things." ***************************

Duration: 00:01:59


Rural Health: Connecting Doctors and Patients

10/25/2017
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All year long on Alabama Public Radio, we’ve been looking at rural health care. Advocates of rural health in Alabama say one of the biggest issues is access to health care in rural areas. The state is facing a massive shortage of physicians, and the doctors we do have are largely concentrated in metropolitan areas. The situation gets worse when it comes to specialty and subspecialty care. The vast majority of the state’s specialists are in Birmingham, Huntsville or Mobile. But doctors are...

Duration: 00:07:09


Steve Flowers on Jim Main

10/24/2017
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Current Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jim Main tells a great story that involves Governor John Patterson and dates back to his experiences as a boy when he was a senate page...

Duration: 00:04:06


Steve Flowers on Shorty Price

10/24/2017
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Alabama has had it's share of run-for-the-fun-of-it candidates. Our most colorful of all these perennial candidates was Shorty Price...

Duration: 00:04:18


Prison Reform: Health Care in Alabama's Prisons

10/24/2017
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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 state legislature have all pointed out plenty of problems. The Alabama Public Radio news team spent several months in a national award-winning effort examining what happens as people go into the state’s prison system and what happens when they come out. Today, APR’s Alex AuBuchon looks at the...

Duration: 00:06:42


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...

Duration: 00:05:15


"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...

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

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