Jeremy Loeb

Morning Host / Reporter

Jeremy Loeb is a reporter and former APR host of Morning Edition. He joined the station in December of 2013 and stayed with us until November 2014.

Jeremy grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He got his start in radio as an intern at WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, NC while attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He was an operations assistant, host of All Things Considered, and was one of a rotating roster of hosts for an eclectic half-hour music program during his six years there. He then spent two years back near his hometown, living in Carrboro, NC while working for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. He was a reporter, a Morning Edition producer, and backup host for All Things Considered.

After two years, he followed his girlfriend up to Washington D.C. where he slacked off and drove a pedicab on the National Mall. But he finally decided to “get it together” and returned to WHQR to be their All Things Considered host.

He was also a producer for two years on A Season’s Griot, out of Wilmington, the only nationally-syndicated Kwanzaa program in the country, and filled in for a short time as a producer on WUNC’s local affairs program The State of Things. Jeremy loves riding his bike and blasting indie bands in his headphones. He’s also a lifelong Duke fan but will pretend to be a Tide fan for the time being due to safety concerns.

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Newscast
6:28 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Recount in Senate race, UA student heads to UN climate conference

U.N. climate conference in Bonn, Germany
www.cop20.pe

A north Alabama senate race is officially headed to a recount. Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett says there will be an automatic recount in the Senate District 6 race. Official returns have Republican Larry Stutts defeating veteran Russellville Democrat Roger Bedford by 67 votes. Alabama law requires an automatic recount if the margin of victory is less than half of a percent. A state board certified results yesterday. Bennett says the recount will be held December 1st.

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Science & Health
12:05 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

U.A. Student Attending Climate Conference in Peru

Catherine King
Matthew Wood, University of Alabama

A University of Alabama student is heading to Lima, Peru next month for a United Nations conference on climate change.  Catherine King is a chemical engineering major with a focus on green chemistry.  She’s one of 8 students across the country the American Chemical Society selected to attend the conference.  King says the issue of climate change has become too politicized.

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Newscast
8:22 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Election to be certified, Birmingham tire safety, Iron Bowl prep

merlekellyford.com

A state board today will certify results from the Nov. 4 election and determine which races are headed to recounts. The State Elections Canvassing Board meets at 2 p.m. in the Alabama Capitol. A recount is expected in a north Alabama legislative race where a veteran senator is facing possible defeat. Roger Bedford of Russellville trailed Republican Larry Stutts by just 66 votes in unofficial returns. Alabama law requires an automatic recount if the margin of victory is less than .5 percent. State law requires a recount to begin within 72 hours of election results being certified.

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Newscast
6:55 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Boeing layoffs, Free breakfast for students, Iron Bowl food drive

spacenews.com

At least 120 workers in Huntsville could see job losses as work shifts on a new rocket. Boeing will issue layoff notices today to 60 aerospace workers, including 50 based in Huntsville. Al.com reports another 70 contract employees will be sent back to their own companies for possible layoffs. The company expects to find jobs for roughly 300 other workers who have been involved in the design of NASA's new Space Launch System. It was designed and developed in Alabama, but it will be produced in Louisiana.

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Newscast
6:40 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Shipbuilder cited, Transgender Remembrance Day, National Adoption Month

queerstoryfiles.blogspot.com

Federal labor officials have issued 12 citations to a coastal Alabama shipbuilding company and are proposing that it pay a $41,500 fine. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials say among the nine serious violations, the Austal USA ship building company has been cited for is failing to install railings on all staircases, allowing workers to be overexposed to copper fumes during welding and failing to ensure that employees follow safety procedures. There were other infractions.

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Newscast
6:45 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Frigid cold, Gulf restoration, Jobs announcement

State officials say they've gained approval for nearly $10 million in projects aimed at restoring Alabama's coastline. APR’s Stan Ingold reports, the restorations are needed after the 2010 gulf oil spill…

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Newscast
6:25 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Budget talk, AARP, Tide parking

Governor Robert Bentley
The Associated Press

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says the state's General Fund budget will be the biggest problem before lawmakers next year. Legislative leaders say they'll have a hole of at least $200 million in the budget when a fiscal lifeline expires. Voters in 2012 approved of taking money from a state trust fund to support the budget, but that bail out expires this year. The governor says he and lawmakers have already been meeting about possible solutions. Bentley and the House budget Chairman Steve Clouse of Ozark say there are no firm proposals.

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Newscast
6:33 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Cold weather arrives, Helping veterans

Get ready to bundle up for what forecasters say will be the coldest weather of the season. Temperatures from the Tennessee Valley to central Alabama are expected to plunge to the upper twenties tonight and Friday night. Weather watchers say these readings are twenty degrees below the average for this time of year. Mark Rose is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Birmingham. He says the frigid conditions are due to a polar vortex coming down from Canada.

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Newscast
6:21 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Supreme Court takes on Alabama redistricting, Aging conference in Mobile

Alabama Reapportionment Office State of Alabama

Once-powerful Democrats are challenging legislative districts drawn by Alabama Republicans. APR's Stan Ingold reports, the redistricting has helped shrink Democratic representation to just eight seats in the state Senate.

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Newscast
6:31 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Accountability Act on Trial, Veterans Day

alaska.va.gov

Supporters of Alabama’s Accountability Act may soon learn the measure’s fate. Alabama Public Radio’s Pat Duggins reports the State Supreme Court will soon hear arguments over the plan.

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Newscast
6:26 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Dauphin Island whole, Gay rights group launches ad campaign

An island in the Gulf of Mexico is once again whole nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina. And oddly, the BP oil spill is responsible for the change. Katrina swamped Alabama's narrow Dauphin Island in 2005, creating a pass that grew to about 1.5 miles wide. But that breach is once again a sandy beach that makes it possible to walk the entire, 17-mile length of the island. The change came about because of a $17 million project that was funded by BP to construct a long rock pile in the breach of the island.

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Newscast
6:27 am
Fri November 7, 2014

GOP Backs Hubbard, Homeless Vets, Guerrilla Theatre

Mike Hubbard

Republicans are sticking by Rep. Mike Hubbard as their choice for House speaker despite his indictment on ethics charges. House Republicans yesterday voted to support Hubbard for another term as speaker of the house. The full House of Representatives will officially select a speaker in January during an organizational session. Hubbard was indicted last month on 23 felony ethics charges. The Auburn Republican has maintained his innocence and says he sees no reason to give up his leadership role.

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Newscast
6:32 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Midterm turnout low, Amendment too close to call

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The turnout for Alabama's election Tuesday was lowest since Alabama became a two-party state.

Nearly complete election results indicate that about 41 percent of Alabama's nearly 2.9 million active registered voters participated. The turnout for gubernatorial elections in Alabama had ranged between 51 percent and 58 percent since 1986, when Alabama elected its first Republican governor since Reconstruction.

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Newscast
6:36 am
Wed November 5, 2014

GOP Cruises in Alabama

Credit The Associated Press

Yesterday’s election saw the Alabama GOP build upon its existing supermajority won in 2010 and increased their numbers in both chambers of the state legislature. Republicans will hold nearly 70 percent of the seats. Meanwhile, Republican Governor Robert Bentley cruised to reelection, easily dispatching Democrat Parker Griffith.

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Politics & Government
8:33 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Election 2014 - Democrats Face Steep Challenge in Alabama

Tuesday is Election Day across the nation.  Voters are heading to the polls to decide races that could

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