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3:39 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Best Hard News Feature--- Alabama Public Radio "The Commonhealth of Kentucky"

Ky and al healthcare/ ingold Feature

All year long on Alabama Public Radio, we’re collaborating with al.com to examine the affordable care act. When it comes to health care, Alabama has its problems. So does the state of Kentucky. The difference is, the bluegrass state is going about it differently and they seem to be getting results. Alabama Public Radio’s Stan Ingold travelled to Kentucky to see how that state is handling their challenges…

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10:20 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Best Use of Sound-- "Wheelchair Rugby"

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WHEELCHAIR RUGBY/PAT

MARCH 7, 2014

ALL WEEK LONG HERE ON ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO, WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ADAPTED ATHLETICS. THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS HOME TO WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL, TENNIS, AND GOLF AMONG OTHER SPORTS. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL. DISABLED ATHLETES WILL SOON HEAD TO BIRMINGHAM TO GET READY FOR THE PARALYMPICS IN RIO DE JENEIRO IN 2016. ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO’S PAT DUGGINS HAS MORE ON THE SPOT WHERE THEY’LL TRAIN, AND ONE UNIQUE SPORT THAT’S BEING FEATURED…

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Newscast
9:04 am
Mon January 19, 2015

MLK Insights, Selma Celebration and School STEM Grants

Doug Shipman, CEO of Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Today is the day the nation observes the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With the incidents in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and the recent release of the film Selma, civil rights are once again at the forefront of people's minds.

Doug Shipman is the CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. He believes if Dr. King were still alive, he would be still be working towards his goal of equality.

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Arts & Life
7:17 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oprah Winfrey and cast members from the Oscar nominated film “Selma” marched in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It was one of many events around the nation ushering in Monday's federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader. Remembrances of the King legacy come amid somber reflection by many on incidents in which unarmed black men were killed by police in recent months. The incident spurred protests and heightened tensions in the U.S.

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3:52 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Best Website--Alabama Public Radio

The Alabama Public Radio news team aggressively uses our website and social media to widen the audience for its daily broadcast product. Using an NPR core publisher base, APR’s on-air anchors transcribe and post morning and evening newscasts along with audio links, then use Facebook and Twitter to alert our listeners and other interested parties. The day before each long-form feature airs on APR, our reporters write what we call a “web article” derived from the production script. These articles are posted early to promote the stories and drive listeners to the audio version on-air.

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3:42 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Best Feature-- Alabama Public Radio "When the Blue and Gray Isn't Black and White"

WHEN BLUE AND GRAY ISN’T BLACK AND WHITE IST ALABAMA CAVALRY/PD

JULY 29, 2014

ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO IS MARKING THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE U.S. CIVIL WAR. THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY TOOK PLACE ON AUGUST 5, 1864 AND IT WAS A TURNING POINT IN THE WAR. YESTERDAY, WE TOOK YOU TO NORTHWEST GEORGIA FOR A CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF RESACA. BUT THAT’S NOT THE END OF THE STORY. TODAY, APR’S PAT DUGGINS REPORTS ON AN ALABAMA CAVALRY UNIT THAT TOOK PART IN THE ACTUAL BATTLE. AND, WE WARN YOU, THERE’S A TWIST…

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3:23 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Best Light Feature-- Alabama Public Radio "When the Blue and Gray Isn't Black and White"

WHEN BLUE AND GRAY ISN’T BLACK AND WHITE IST ALABAMA CAVALRY/PD

JULY 29, 2014

ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO IS MARKING THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE U.S. CIVIL WAR. THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY TOOK PLACE ON AUGUST 5, 1864 AND IT WAS A TURNING POINT IN THE WAR. YESTERDAY, WE TOOK YOU TO NORTHWEST GEORGIA FOR A CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF RESACA. BUT THAT’S NOT THE END OF THE STORY. TODAY, APR’S PAT DUGGINS REPORTS ON AN ALABAMA CAVALRY UNIT THAT TOOK PART IN THE ACTUAL BATTLE. AND, WE WARN YOU, THERE’S A TWIST…

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12:04 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Best Series--Alabama Public Radio "The Battle of Mobile Bay"

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RESACA/PD JULY 28, 2014

ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO IS MARKING THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE U.S. CIVIL WAR. IT WAS ON AUGUST 5, 1864 WHEN THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY TOOK PLACE. THE NAVAL ENGAGEMENT HELPED TO SEAL THE FATE OF THE CONFEDERACY AND TO PUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN INTO A SECOND TERM IN OFFICE. THE APR NEWS TEAM IS EXAMINING ALABAMA’S ROLE IN THE CIVIL WAR IN 1864. FIRST, PAT DUGGINS TAKE A LOOK AT HOW CIVIL WAR HISTORY HAS TURNED INTO AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY THAT CAN GET PRETTY LOUD…

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7:44 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Overall Excellence--Alabama Public Radio "2014"

2014 saw the United Auto Workers union’s successful challenge of German auto maker Mercedes Benz before the National Labor Relations Board, the white-out snow storm that crippled central Alabama, and massive lay-offs at the International Paper Company’s mill in Lawrence County.

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7:14 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Best Continuing Coverage-- Alabama Public Radio "UAW versus Mercedes Benz"

UAW versus Mercedes Benz

Alabama Public Radio

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6:59 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Short Documentary--Alabama Public Radio "Damn The Torpedoes"

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Politics & Government
10:24 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

Speaker Hubbard: Charter Schools possible

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard laid out details of his legislative agenda for the upcoming session. Hubbard says he will consider expanding charter schools and promised continued opposition to labor unions. The Speaker told his audience at a Republican men’s club in Huntsville that dual enrollment and charter schools are two possible solutions to a poorly performing public school system. He also accused the National Labor Relations Board of organizing labor unions in Alabama. Hubbard will serve his latest term as Speaker while defending himself on ethics charges.

Pets
8:45 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Babies and Pets

Making friends!
Credit Laura Libert [Flickr]

The bond between a child and a pet is special - when it starts off the right way for both baby and animal. Give your furry buddy a chance to bond with its new little human friend and you can watch a great relationship develop that will be remembered for a lifetime.

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Arts & Life
6:53 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Dog fighting ring hit with $2 million dollars in damages

Operators of an Alabama based dog fighting ring must now pay what's considered a record level of damages.

U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins ordered participants in the high-stakes dog fighting operation to pay $2 million in restitution.

Newscast
5:52 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Alabama's International Ties, Girl Scout Cookies and Earthquakes

Alabama Emergency Management Director Art Faulkner
Credit alabama.ema.gov

The state of Alabama and the country of Peru are a step closer to stronger economic ties. APR Student Reporter Sable Washington reports on today’s ceremony and a similar one is underway involving Europe…

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