Newscast
6:31 am
Mon July 28, 2014

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

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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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5:07 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

APR Video-- Re-enactment of the Civil War "Battle of Resaca"

Lead in text: 
The Alabama Public Radio newsroom will present a week of stories on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, and Alabama's role in the U.S. Civil War in 1864. That includes the battle of Resaca, just over the border from Alabama. This year marks that battle's sesquicentennial as well. APR news director Pat Duggins took this video while covering the re-enactment of the Battle of Resaca. Civil War enthusiasts re-created the skirmish between Confederate General Joe Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman, on the 150th anniversary of the battle. Tune in for Pat's story about Resaca Monday on Alabama Public Radio
APR News Director Pat Duggins took this video during the re-enactment of the Battle of Resaca. The combat between Confederate General Joseph Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman took place the same year as the Battle of Mobile Bay (1864.)
Newscast
5:07 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Mercedes, Labor Relations, And A Removed ASU Trustee

5pm Newscast

Friday July 25, 2014

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Alabama State Trustees
3:55 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Governor Bentley Removes Wiggins From ASU Board

Gov. Robert Bentley has removed Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins as a trustee of Alabama State University.
Credit The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley has removed Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins as a trustee of Alabama State University.

Bentley, who is president of the Alabama State board of trustees, had given Chairman Elton Dean and Vice Chairman Wiggins until Thursday afternoon to resign. Dean did, but Wiggins refused because he said he had done nothing wrong.

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