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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Governor-Inauguration
3:55 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Gov. Bentley Picks Alabama Power CEO To Head Inaugural

Gov. Robert Bentley has selected Alabama Power's top executive to serve as chairman of his inaugural committee.
Credit The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley has selected Alabama Power's top executive to serve as chairman of his inaugural committee.

Bentley says Mark Crosswhite of Birmingham will be in charge of planning an inauguration that brings people together regardless of political affiliation and that celebrates the things that make Alabama great.

Crosswhite is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Alabama Power.

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Newscast
5:13 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Amendment 2 Too Close To Call And A New Congressman

Gary Palmer defeated Mark Lester for the 6th Congressional District seat on Tuesday
Associated Press

  A proposed constitutional amendment to fund Alabama National Guard armories from state trust fund money is too close to call. Nearly complete but unofficial returns show Amendment 2 got 50.4 percent of the vote Tuesday. But the lead of 7,810 votes out of more than 920,000 cast made the outcome too close to call. The amendment would let 50 million dollars from the Alabama Trust Fund be used for constructing and maintaining armories. The Association of County Commissions of Alabama opposed the measure.

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Newscast
5:09 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election Day And UA Goes Smoke-Free

The League of Women Voters is asking all Alabamians to show up at the polls and cast their ballots.
triplepundit

Election Day is here and there are less than two hours until the polls close! The League of Women Voters is asking all Alabamians to show up at the polls and cast their ballots. The League is a non-partisan group dedicated to educating the public on voting. Their goal is for citizens to be informed so they can go to the polls and vote for the candidate that they think is best. Catherine Bird is the Vice President of the League of Women Voters in Alabama. She says she feels like Alabamians should want to come out and vote…

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Preparing For Election Day And Gas Prices Drop

Republican Gov. Robert Bentley is crisscrossing the state by plane to rally support before Tuesday's election, while Democratic challenger Parker Griffith is campaigning by car in north Alabama.
al.com

Republican Governor Robert Bentley is crisscrossing the state by plane to rally support before tomorrow's election, while Democratic challenger Parker Griffith is campaigning by car in north Alabama. The race between Bentley and Griffith has received most of the attention leading up to Election Day in Alabama. The last time a Democrat won the governor's office was 1998. But other races in Alabama also offer dim odds for democrats. The GOP already controls every statewide office from governor on down, and winning even one could be tough for Democrats.

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

A Look At Amendment One And Freeze Warning!

A freeze warning has been issued for all of northern Alabama as cold air begins to push into the state.

5pm Newscast

October 31, 2014

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Newscast
5:10 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Moore Not Guilty Of Perjury And Absentee Ballot Deadline

Plenty of things to consider for voters: Absentee ballots and voter photo ID laws.

5pm Newscast

Thursday October 30, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Ebola Investment Scams And Rebuilding 16th Street Baptist Church

Fears over Ebola have prompted warning overs Ebola-related investment scams.
Cynthia Goldsmith/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5pm Newscast

Wednesday October 29, 2014

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Election 2014-Alabama
11:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Election 2014--Voter Photo ID Law

The mobile ID units have made over 100 stops. This was at a church in Montgomery on October 8.
Ryan Vasquez

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Mobile County Crackdown And Heroin Overdoses Rise In Jefferson Co.

Alabama law enforcement officials say a multi-agency operation has resulted in 163 arrests and the confiscation of 83 illegally owned guns.
istockphoto

5pm Newscast

Tuesday October 28, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Perjury Trial Begins For Ala. Legislator And Improving Madison's Water

legislature.state.al.us

5pm Newscast

Monday October 27, 2014

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Tracking Parolees In Jefferson County And Preparing For A Civil Rights Anniversary

A new system may help Jefferson County keep track of prisoners released on parole.

5pm Newscast

Wednesday October 15, 2014

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Gulf Oil Spill Claims
4:59 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Oil Spill Plaintiff Lawyers Say Keep Claims Chief

BP had filed a federal court motion in September saying Patrick Juneau should be removed.
Credit Associated Press

Lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who say they were financially harmed by the 2010 BP oil spill are fighting the oil giant's efforts to remove the administrator of a damage claims settlement arising from the disaster.

BP had filed a federal court motion in September saying Patrick Juneau should be removed. Among the reasons: They said Juneau once represented Louisiana in talks setting up the claims process and had pushed for favorable terms for those with claims.

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Charter Schools And SEC Commish Steps Down

The issue of charter schools will be the subject of a town hall meeting in Montgomery tonight.

5pm Newscast

Tuesday October 14, 2014

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Newscast
5:09 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Alabama Severe Weather And The Gov. Race Heats Up

Severe weather expected to persist through Monday evening into early Tuesday morning.
National Weather Service

5pm Newscast

Monday October 13, 2014

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Sabal Trail
9:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

New $3.7B Gas Line Proposed For Ala., Ga., Fla.

A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline carrying natural gas from Alabama into Florida is raising protests from Georgia landowners.
Credit Sabal Trail Transmission LLC

A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline carrying natural gas from Alabama into Florida is raising protests from Georgia landowners.

Spectra Energy Partners LP and NextEra Energy Inc. want federal permission to build about 600 miles of pipeline carrying natural gas from Alabama, across southwest Georgia and toward gas-fired power plants in Florida.

The firms hope to get the necessary approval in late 2015 or early 2016. The pipeline would start operating in mid-2017.

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