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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 ***Update:  Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in Sunday's World Cup final with a late goal in extra time***

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Alabama has one of the worst rates of diabetes in the nation.  Harvard doctor Osama Hamdy says the rate of diabetes has increased 82 percent in the nation over the last 15 years.  And Alabama has seen an increase of about 140 percent.  Hamdy says one key to battling the problem is tackling its chief driver: obesity.  The other is increased activity.

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It was one year ago when the US Supreme Court struck down a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.  That section required federal approval for voting changes in states with a history of racial discrimination, mostly in the south.  And after the Supreme Court acted, many of those states rushed to enact laws requiring photo identification to vote, including here in Alabama. The state reported few problems during this month’s primary election.  Critics of voter photo ID say they’re waiting for the November election when more voters show up at the polls.

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The two Republicans still competing in Alabama's 6th District congressional race are going head-to-head in a candidate forum.

State Rep. Paul DeMarco and policy analyst Gary Palmer will appear jointly at an event scheduled for Tuesday night at Jeff State Community College.

The campus is located in vote-rich Shelby County, a Republican-dominated area key to the 6th District race.

DeMarco and Palmer are on the GOP ballot in a runoff election scheduled for July 15. They're vying to replace retiring Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus.

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A new environmental report ranks Alabama among the worst in the nation for water pollution.  The study is from the group Environment America Research and Policy.  It says industrial facilities dumped more than 12 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Alabama waterways in 2012.  John Rumpler is the group’s Senior Attorney.  He says THAT pollution puts Alabama at fourth worst in the nation.

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Last weekend, a little known but prolific songwriter brought his summer tour through our listening area with three shows (details below), starting in Pensacola, Florida, then in Birmingham, and ending Sunday in Tuscaloosa.  Just a few of the many stops on his journey.

(music: “Ashes on the Highway” from the album The Transient)

David Dondero is not a household name, but it could have been.  His career spans decades with 10 albums to his name, ranging in genres from folk to counry and blues to punk. 

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The question of how to reduce the pollution that causes global warming is now a hot topic since new carbon limits were announced by the EPA earlier this month.  Those proposed rules aim to reduce national carbon emissions from existing power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.  In Alabama, the goal is 27 percent.  The boom in natural gas could help, as could investments in renewable energy like wind and solar.  Another method is what’s called “carbon capture.”  Dr.

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