Ryan Vasquez

News Host/Reporter

Ryan Vasquez is a reporter and the APR host of All Things Considered.  

A native of Miramar, Florida, Ryan comes to Alabama Public Radio after graduating from the University of Florida in 2006. While in Gainesville, Ryan worked for a sports-talk radio station as well as a WUFT-TV, but he gained his passion for public radio at Mid-Florida Public Radio. In his nearly eight years in public radio, Ryan has covered such stories as the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Elections, the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and the deadly April 27th, 2011 outbreak of tornadoes. Ryan has contributed stories to Florida Public Radio, NPR and APM’s Marketplace Morning Report.

Ryan joined Alabama Public Radio in September of 2007. He also contributes to the Telecommunication and Film School at the University of Alabama as an adjunct instructor.

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Newscast
5:17 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Housing Immigrant Children And 911 Tax Hike

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Thursday July 24, 2014

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Immigration Overload-Alabama
3:56 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Montgomery Base Could House Immigrant Children

Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.
Credit en.wikipedia.org

Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that Maxwell is being considered. Communications Director Jennifer Ardis says the governor's chief of staff got a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency late Wednesday afternoon. She said it's not known how many children could be placed or how soon they might be placed

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Newscast
5:09 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Special Sessions And Farley Nuclear's New Resident Inspector

5pm Newscast

Wednesday July 23, 2014

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Health Care Rulings And Calls For Resignations At ASU

5pm Newscast

Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Alabama Budget Officer
3:34 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Bentley Taps Butler As Ala. State Budget Officer

Longtime state fiscal expert Kelly Butler is Alabama's new state budget officer.
Credit Office of the Governor of Alabama

Longtime state fiscal expert Kelly Butler is Alabama's new state budget officer.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Butler's appointment on Tuesday.

The state budget officer leads the Executive Budget Office and advises the administration on the state's General Fund and education budgets.

Butler has been assistant state budget officer for two years. He previously worked for 19 years with the Legislative Fiscal Office, most recently serving as the state Senate's fiscal officer.

Bentley says Butler brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job.

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

An "A" For Pain And Democrats In Birmingham

5pm Newscast

Monday July 21, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Unemployment Numbers And "Sweet Home Alabama"

5pm Newscast

Friday July 18, 2014

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Newscast
5:09 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Changing Sex Ed And Unseasonable Weather

5pm Newscast

Thursday July 17, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Runoff Election History And Apollo 11

5pm Newscast

Wednesday July 16, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Primary Runoffs And Sarah Patterson Steps Down

5pm Newscast

Tuesday July 15, 2014

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Newscast
5:11 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Health Insurance Options And Prison Changes

5pm Newscast

Monday July 14, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Free School Lunch and Release The Goats!

5pm Newscast

Friday July 11, 2014

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Newscast
5:08 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Mobile's Online Curriculum And A New Labor Commissioner

5pm Newscast

Wednesday July 9, 2014

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New Labor Commisoner
4:31 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Gov. Bentley Names New Labor Commisioner

Fitzgerald Washington has been appointed to be the next Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner.
Credit Shelton State Community College

Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Fitzgerald Washington to be the next Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Labor.

Washington has spent the last 15 years working for The Buffalo Rock Company. While there he served as Corporate Marketing and Sales Director handling the company’s multicultural marketing initiatives before being promoted to General Sales Manager in 2002.

Governor Bentley also appointed Washington to the Alabama Workforce Council. Washington replaces Tom Surtees who stepped down as labor commissioner late last month.

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Newscast
5:06 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Guns, Voting, And Shrinking Populations

5pm Newscast

Tuesday July 8, 2014

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