Stan Ingold http://apr.org en "Commonhealth" of Kentucky http://apr.org/post/commonhealth-kentucky <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>All year long on Alabama Public Radio, we’re collaborating with AL.com to examine the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; When it comes to healthcare, Alabama has its problems. So does the commonwealth of Kentucky.&nbsp; The difference is, the Bluegrass state is going about it differently and they seem to be getting results.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:32:43 +0000 Stan Ingold 52236 at http://apr.org "Commonhealth" of Kentucky Adapted Athletics in Alabama Part 2: Round 2 http://apr.org/post/adapted-athletics-alabama-part-2-round-2 <p></p><p>This week, two unique sports teams from the University of Alabama are vying for a national championship. They’re the men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams, better known as the Rolling Tide. The university has a number of sports for disabled athletes and between games, these players have to stay in shape.&nbsp; That’s leading to a partnership between wheelchair athletes and a man known in the world of boxing as “The Bronze Bomber.”</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:44:46 +0000 Stan Ingold 47873 at http://apr.org Adapted Athletics in Alabama Part 2: Round 2 Adapted Athletics in Alabama Part 1: The Rolling Tide http://apr.org/post/adapted-athletics-alabama-part-1-rolling-tide <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The University of Alabama is known for its championship athletic teams. Football, gymnastics, softball and so on; but there is another group of athletes on campus who are also champions, although they do not draw crowds like Coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide football team. They are the Rolling Tide and they are part of the University of Alabama’s Adapted Athletics program.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:32:08 +0000 Stan Ingold 47810 at http://apr.org Adapted Athletics in Alabama Part 1: The Rolling Tide 150 Years Since the Sinking of the Hunley http://apr.org/post/150-years-sinking-hunley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's an historic day in the annals of submarine warfare.</span></p><p></p><p>Today marks the 150th anniversary of the attack by the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley on the Union blockade ship Housatonic, which sank off Charleston during the Civil War. Although the Hunley never returned, it became the first submarine to sink an enemy warship. Take a look below at APR’s feature report on the history of the ill-fated submarine…</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:47:30 +0000 Stan Ingold 46964 at http://apr.org 150 Years Since the Sinking of the Hunley Hard Times at the Mill: International Paper to Close Courtland Facility http://apr.org/post/hard-times-mill-international-paper-close-courtland-facility <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>A north Alabama county is about it lose its biggest employer.&nbsp;&nbsp;International Paper says it’s closing the paper mill in Lawrence County after forty three years of operation. After the first round of layoffs we take a look at how the town of Courtland and the residents are doing.</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:14:24 +0000 Stan Ingold 44471 at http://apr.org Hard Times at the Mill: International Paper to Close Courtland Facility Mobile's new Mayor takes the oath of office http://apr.org/post/mobiles-new-mayor-takes-oath-office <p>Mobile's Mayor-elect, Sandy Stimpson, took the oath of office on Monday. I sat down for a one-on-one conversation with the new Mayor to talk about his plans for the City and what Monday will be like... Sandy Stimpson: Well, it all starts off with a meeting at 10:30, and where I’ll actually be sworn in at the auditorium at Government Plaza. Then, we’ll go right to work right after that, there are a lot of things that the Mayor will to execute at that time. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 13:24:00 +0000 Pat Duggins & Stan Ingold 40901 at http://apr.org Mobile's new Mayor takes the oath of office What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 3 http://apr.org/post/whats-brewing-alabama-part-3 <p>Craft beer makers in Alabama have gone from outlaws to entrepreneurs. For years, home brewing was against the law here. However, that is where many of Alabama&rsquo;s craft brewmasters learned their craft. Times have changed in the state and so have the laws. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5">Here is a look at how the beer industry is bringing tourists to Alabama. </span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:49:18 +0000 Stan Ingold 39563 at http://apr.org What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 3 What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 2 http://apr.org/post/whats-brewing-alabama-part-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We&rsquo;ve talked about the growing beer industry in Alabama, but what is it like getting started in this business?</p><p>Trim Tab Brewing Company is one of the newest kids on the block, they&rsquo;re still getting their facility put together, but company founder Harris Stewart says he is on a much different path than he originally planned&hellip;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:07:24 +0000 Stan Ingold 39465 at http://apr.org What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 2 What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 1 http://apr.org/post/whats-brewing-alabama-part-1-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;Ales, Lagers and Stouts...the sound of hand crafted beer from a bottle or tap is one brew fans in the state had been waiting years to hear&hellip; and Alabama is becoming more and more welcoming to the craft beer industry. Yellowhammer Brewing, in Huntsville is one of the craft beer brands hoping to cash in on the favorable climate in Alabama. Keith Jaeger is the head brewer at Yellowhammer. He says when NASA came to town in the late 1950&rsquo;s, German rocket engineers came along for the ride&hellip;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:49:24 +0000 Stan Ingold 39436 at http://apr.org What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 1 Mill Closing Is 'Major Setback' For Ala. Town http://apr.org/post/mill-closing-major-setback-ala-town Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The world's largest paper producer says it's closing a mill in Alabama that employs 1,100 people. International Paper Company blames the closure in the town of Courtland on a decline in the demand for paper. Stan Ingold of Alabama Public Radio reports.<p>STAN INGOLD, BYLINE: The small town of Courtland, Alabama is reeling after the announcement by Memphis-based International Paper to close their mill. Diane Scanland is the executive director of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.<p>DIANE SCANLAND: It's devastating. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:12:00 +0000 Stan Ingold 37728 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-tourism-birmingham <p></p><p>All year long on Alabama Public Radio we’re looking back on pivotal moments in the fight for civil rights. Many of the landmarks in the battle against segregation can voter discrimination are now tourist attractions. We have already looked at sites in Selma and Montgomery on Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail and now we head to Birmingham.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:11:31 +0000 Stan Ingold 30896 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham Civil Rights Tourism: Montgomery http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-tourism-montgomery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of a number of key moments in the fight for civil rights. Alabama Public Radio’s Stan Ingold recently began a trek to several spots around the state that are linked to the civil rights struggle. Visitors from around the world are coming to these sites as tourists. Stan recently took us to Selma and this time we look at Montgomery where to voting rights march took place.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:16:51 +0000 Stan Ingold 29120 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Tourism: Montgomery Civil Rights Tourism: An Introduction http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-tourism-introduction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>There are many reasons people visit Alabama, to see sporting events, the space connection in Huntsville or the beaches along the gulf coast. However, civil rights tourism is often overlooked by the masses. This dark time in the state’s history is drawing visitors from all over.</p><p>Visitors like Betty and Phil Histon from Corvallis Oregon. They’re in Alabama, like many tourists, to try the local barbecue and the see the sites. When we met them they were in the Civil Rights Interpretive Center is Selma…</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:48:36 +0000 Stan Ingold 27635 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Tourism: An Introduction Superheroes in Mobile http://apr.org/post/superheroes-mobile <p>LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! IT’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! IT’S THE NEW EXHIBIT AT THE HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE!...</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:03:00 +0000 Stan Ingold 21683 at http://apr.org Superheroes in Mobile A look at Alabama Tailgating http://apr.org/post/look-alabama-tailgating <p><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 13px;">Thanksgiving is near and that means turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing is on the menu. However, the smell of burgers on the grill is expected to drift over the University of Alabama on Saturday.&nbsp; The Crimson Tide will be playing arch rival Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl.&nbsp; For Alabama, the outcome will determine their shot at the SEC title and possible another national championship. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:11:47 +0000 Stan Ingold 21030 at http://apr.org A look at Alabama Tailgating