Newscast
5:07 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Unseasonably Cool Weather And Shrimp Shells To Uranium

4:32 pm Newscast

Monday July 28, 2014

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Politics & Government
4:17 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Ala. Utility Regulators Supporting Coal Industry

Alabama's utility regulators are supporting coal and opposing federal efforts to limit fossil fuel emissions.
Credit timlennoxonline.blogspot.com

Alabama's utility regulators are supporting coal and opposing federal efforts to limit fossil fuel emissions.

Alabama Public Service commissioners Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden and commissioner-elect Chip Beeker spoke at a news conference Monday ahead of hearings on new federal rules to limit coal.

The say the changes could cost jobs and result in higher utility bills.

Al.com quotes Beeker as saying God created coal in Alabama, and no one has a right to push a policy that runs against God's plan.

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Alabama Weather
4:12 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

NWS Says Ala. Could See More Cool Weather Records

It may be hot now, but forecasters say Alabama could soon see another round of records for cool temperatures.
Credit National Weather Service

It may be hot now, but forecasters say Alabama could soon see another round of records for cool temperatures.

A cold front moving through the state Monday brings the possibility of strong storms to south Alabama. But the National Weather Service says conditions will change quickly.

Daytime heat indexes in the low 100s will give way to overnight lows in the 50s and low 60s by Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says the chill could break records dating as far back as 1889, when Montgomery reached a summertime record low for the date of 66 degrees.

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Newscast
6:31 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Judge rules against Mercedes, and could shrimp provide nuclear power?

6am Newscast

Monday July 28, 2014

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Arts & Life
5:40 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Battle of Mobile Bay-- "When the Blue and Gray isn't Black and White"

Pat Duggins

Alabama Public Radio is looking back on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay. The engagement, on August 5, 1864, was a turning point in the “war between the states.” APR listeners heard about the re-enactment of the Battle of Resaca yesterday, but that’s not the end of the story. An Alabama cavalry unit took part in the actual battle. And, we warn you, there’s a twist.

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Science & Health
12:13 am
Mon July 28, 2014

UA Researchers Win Grant for Shrimp/Uranium Project

Shrimp shells contain chitin, which can be used to extract uranium from the ocean.
Gulf of Maine Research Institute via npr.org

The U.S. Department of Energy is rewarding researchers at the University of Alabama with a $1.5 million grant for their work.  It almost seems out of science fiction.  They’re using shrimp in a way that could potentially one day power America’s homes and businesses.  Robin Rogers is chair of chemistry at U.A. and the director of the university’s Center for Green Manufacturing.

Robin Rogers: “We’re taking a polymer that’s in the shrimp shells, and we’re turning it into a material which can remove uranium from the ocean.”

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Immigrant Overload-Alabama
7:12 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

Ala. Reacts To Possible Arrival Of Immigrant Kids

Alabama residents have split opinions on whether immigrant children crossing into the United States should be housed at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Credit en.wikipedia.org

 Alabama residents have split opinions on whether immigrant children crossing into the United States should be housed at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's office this week that Maxwell is under consideration for housing the influx of immigrant minors arriving in the country.

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Mercedes-Benz-Union
11:32 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

NLRB Orders Mercedes Plant To Change Rules

A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union at its plant in Vance.
Credit automotiveaddicts.com

A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.

An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.

The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.

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Arts & Life
9:20 am
Sat July 26, 2014

The Battle of Mobile Bay-- "Resaca"

Pat Duggins

Alabama Public Radio is looking back on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay. It was on August 5, 1864 when the engagement helped to both seal the fate of the Confederacy, and put Abraham Lincoln into a second term in office. The APR news team is examining Alabama’s role in the Civil War in 1864. For some, the conflict has turned into an expensive hobby that can get pretty loud…

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Retired Military Dogs Go To Washington

Military Dogs Go to Washington, DC
Credit American Humane Association [Facebook]

When American service men and women finish their tours of duty overseas they return home, often to a hero's welcome.  For their canine comrades on the front lines, it's a different story. 

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