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
5:07 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Prison Changes And Independence Day Volunteers

5pm Newscast

Thursday July 3, 2014

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Newscast
5:06 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

EWTN, Contraceptives And Abortion Clinics Close

5pm Newscast

Monday June 30, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

FEMA Extends Deadine And HIV Testing Day

5pm Newscast

Friday June 27, 2014

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Hunger Striking And Go Fish!

5pm Newscast

Thursday June 26, 2014

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Newscast
5:08 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Voting Rights and Mosquitos

5pm Newscast

Wednesday June 25, 2014

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Surtees Steps Down And Women's Clinic Closing

5pm Newscast

Tuesday June 24, 2014

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Labor Commissioner Departs
4:03 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Ala. Labor Chief Exiting After Serving 2 Governors

Alabama Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees is stepping down after a decade of leading major state agencies for two governors.
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Alabama Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees is stepping down after a decade of leading major state agencies for two governors.

It's rare for someone to serve in key positions in two administrations. Surtees was hired as state revenue commissioner in 2004 by Gov. Bob Riley. Then he moved to the Department of Industrial Relations in 2007. He remained in the post when Gov. Robert Bentley took office in 2011, and he became labor commissioner when the departments of Industrial Relations and Labor were merged under Bentley.

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Voting Rights Act
2:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Shelby County V. Holder: One Year Later

Janai Nelson is the Associate Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

It's been one year since the Supreme Court ruled a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. In Shelby County, Alabama versus Holder the ruling says states with a history of chronic racial discrimination no longer needed to get Justice Department approval for changes to voting rules. Janai Nelson is the Associate Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Alabama Public Radio’s Ryan Vasquez talked with Nelson about the act, and how violations outlawed by the measure are now re-appearing.

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Newscast
5:17 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Summer Burglaries And Greenhouse Gases

5pm Newscast

Monday June 23, 2014

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Newscast
5:06 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Unemployment Numbers and Salmonella Poisoning

5pm Newscast

June 20, 2014

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Newscast
5:08 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Toxic Water and Dump The Pump

5pm Newscast

Thursday June 19, 2014

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ACA-Individual Mandate
5:27 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

No Health Insurance? You May Owe More Money On Next Year's Taxes

You could be paying more on your 2014 taxes if you do not have health insurance.
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All year long, Alabama Public Radio is collaborating with A-L-dot-com on the Affordable Care Act. The federal deadline to sign-up for health insurance is now well in the rear view mirror and you find yourself without health care. You don’t receive insurance from your employer. You don’t qualify for Medicaid, and you didn’t sign up in the federal marketplace during the open-enrollment. The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate says that Americans have to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Huntsville Plane Crash And The AG And The EPA

5pm Newscast

Wednesday June 18, 2014

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Newscast
5:08 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Alabama Prison Lawsuits And Hot Weather

5pm Newscast

Tuesday June 17, 2014

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Newscast
5:09 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Combating Carbon Emissions And Special Grand Juries

5pm Newscast

Friday June 13, 2014

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