Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama Public Radio has been airing reports about the candidates campaigning to represent Alabama in Congress. In our final report, we hear from the candidates for U-S Senate. Republican incumbent Richard Shelby is campaigning for another six year term. His challenger is Democrat Wayne Sowell. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain narrates the interviews, and we begin with Senator Shelby's thoughts on the economy.
Barbara Robinette Moss's memoir Change Me into Zeus's Daughter (2000) was compared by critics to Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, and I must admit that for sheer misery, it can compete. Moss, raised mainly in Calhoun County, Alabama, was one of eight children of a violent, alcoholic father, S. K. Moss, and his thoroughly traumatized wife, Barbara's mother, Dorris. S. K. spent most of his pay, week after week, in the bars.