APR News Reports
11:29 am
Thu May 13, 2004

Fiddlin' Around in Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL – The fiddle is inextricably linked to the cultural identity of Alabama. Alabama Public Radio's Lance Kinney, host of Alabama Public Radio's Bama Bluegrass, brings us some of the instrument's history in the state.


OUTRO: The preceding report, which originally aired in July 2003, was written by Kathie Farnell and produced by Alabama Public Radio's news department. The report was supported in part by funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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Alabama
11:07 am
Thu May 13, 2004

Alabama's Senators View More Abuse Photos

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APR News Reports
3:06 pm
Wed May 12, 2004

Snack Food Wars

Tuscaloosa, AL – Vending machines at public school campuses are being targeted for their unhealthy snacks. The issue is gaining ground across the nation. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain recently spoke with Regan Jones, a registered dietician and a spokesperson for the Southeast Dairy Association. She says school systems are required to provide healthy meals, but she says they aren't setting a proper example when it comes to snack time.

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Alabama
12:56 pm
Wed May 12, 2004

Gas Prices Hit Another High

Birmingham, AL – It's beginning to become routine, but gas prices have reached another all-time high in the state. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is one dollar-82 cents. That's an increase of 40-cents since the first of the year. It's 43-cents higher than a year ago. The national average for regular gas is one dollar-93 cents per gallon. The middle grade fuels are selling for an average of two-dollars-five cents a gallon, and premium gas costs about two-dollars-12 cents.

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Alabama
11:47 am
Wed May 12, 2004

State Has Changed License Policy

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Alabama
11:28 am
Wed May 12, 2004

Lawmakers Must Reconcile Budget Versions

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Alabama
4:11 pm
Tue May 11, 2004

Shelby County Resdients Oppose Drug Clinic

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Alabama
12:19 pm
Tue May 11, 2004

Counties Get Funds for Tornado Shelters

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Alabama
11:41 am
Tue May 11, 2004

One in Five Alabamians Have Bachelor's Degree

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Don Noble
4:58 pm
Mon May 10, 2004

Shebang

It is not unusual for many fiction writers to set their first novels on campus or at least in the town of their artistic birth. Valerie Vogrin, has set her first novel, Shebang, on what I take to be 13th Street of Tuscaloosa, right up from Abernathy's Market.

Shebang

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