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
Wed September 24, 2014

BP Wants A Refund And Ala. 11th In TV Ad Campaign Spending

5pm Newscast

September 24, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Shooting At UPS In Birmingham And VA Care In Ala. Improving

5pm Newscast

September 23, 2014

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Newscast
5:06 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Alagasco vs. Montgomery Advertiser And Orange Beach Goes To The Polls Tuesday

5pm Newscast

September 22, 2014

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Newspaper-Gas Company Records
4:17 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Judge Weighs Ending Ban On Newspaper Publication

Alagasco sued to block any stories after the Montgomery Advertiser asked questions about the contents of a gas line safety document.
Credit Alabama Gas Company

An Alabama judge is considering whether to lift his order blocking the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing material from a utility company document.

During a hearing Monday, attorneys for the paper asked Jefferson County Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance to end the ban. They say it's unconstitutional prior restraint.

Lawyers for Alabama Gas Corp. argue the paper received a gas line safety document illegally through an open records request. They've asked Vance to make the publication ban permanent.

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Newscast
5:06 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Unemployment Is Down And Deputy AG Put On Leave

5pm Newscast

September 19, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

NAACP Challenges Photo ID Law And Fuller Under Pressure

5pm Newscast

Thursday September 18, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

AEA Meets Amidst Criticism And New Execution Drugs

5pm Newscast

Friday September 12, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Schools & Enterovirus And Tax Friendly Alabama

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Thursday September 11, 2014

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Alabama-Tax Friendly
4:39 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Alabama: 5th Most Tax Friendy State

While lower taxes put's more money back in resident's pockets, Kiplinger warns that it also may leave less money available for vital state services.
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Alabama once again ranks as one of the lowest tax states in the nation.

Kiplinger's Magazine's latest list of Most Tax Friendly States has Alabama coming in at number five which is up a position from last year.

Alabama's entry says the state moved up in the rankings because state and local property tax collections, per capita, have dropped to the lowest in the U.S., according to the Tax Foundation.

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Remembering 9/11 And Is Enterovirus In Alabama?

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Wednesday September 10, 2014

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Testing For Enterovirus And Last Year's UPS Jet Crash Report

5pm Newscast

Tuesday September 9, 2014

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Children's Virus-Alabama
4:13 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Public Health Officials Test Kids For Enterovirus

Health officials say the department sent a message to all primary health physicians Aug. 29 to begin testing children showing symptoms of a severe respiratory illness.
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Alabama Department of Public Health officials say they're investigating cases of a respiratory illness in children in Mobile and north Alabama.

Officials say six specimens have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be tested for enterovirus D68. Health officials say the department sent a message to all primary health physicians Aug. 29 to begin testing children showing symptoms of a severe respiratory illness.

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

No Governor Debates And Safe Schools Initiative

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Monday September 8, 2014

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Newscast
5:08 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

The Alabama Accountability Act And Razors In Prison

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Friday September 5, 2014

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Accountability Act
3:50 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Some Wrongly Claim Alabama Tax Credit

State tax officials say some parents wrongly claimed tax credits under the new Alabama Accountability Act and are being asked to return it.
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State tax officials say some parents wrongly claimed tax credits under the new Alabama Accountability Act and are being asked to return it.

State Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee and Deputy Commissioner Curtis Stewart say the department's review is ongoing and it's too early to say how many will be asked to return their refunds or pay additional taxes.

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