Stan Ingold

News Reporter

Born in Morehead Kentucky, Stan Ingold got his start in public radio as a volunteer at Morehead State Public Radio.  He worked there throughout his college career as a reporter, host and producer and was hired on as the Morning Edition Host after graduating with a degree in History from Morehead State University. He remained there for nearly three years. Along with working in radio he spent a great deal of time coaching speech and forensics at Rowan County Senior High School in Morehead, working with students and teaching them broadcasting techniques for competitions. 

Stan arrived at Alabama Public Radio in March of 2011. Since then he has been busy criscrossing the state gathering news stories and bringing them to you, the listener. His story on the Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Cemetery recently earned him a regional Edward R Murrow Award for Feature Reporting.

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Same Sex Adoption FIght
9:55 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Same Sex Adoption Fight

  

Since the U.S. Supreme Court marriage ruling, same sex couples in Alabama are seeking to be recognized as parents to the children they are raising.

A judge last week approved one of the first adoptions in the state in the wake of the marriage ruling. 

Tracy Haraway, of Huntsville, gave birth to twin boys fifteen months ago. However her wife, Ashley, was not recognized as a legal parent until the adoption.

Tracy Haraway says the adoption gives her peace of mind that her spouse is a recognized parent and can make legal decisions for their children.

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Newscast
4:38 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

AAA Course for Young Drivers, Poarch Creek Band of Indians Gambling Ad

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Teenagers in the Birmingham area can brush up on safe driving techniques starting today. Triple-A Alabama is holding a class for young motorists at its headquarters on Acton Road. The focus will be on defensive driving, which means watching out for what other motorists are doing. Another big topic is for young drivers to stop texting while they’re behind the wheel. Triple-A spokesman Clay Ingram says that’s often the most challenging lesson…

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Two Way
5:40 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Remembering "The Snake"

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Fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide are mourning the loss of former quarterback Kenny Stabler. The University of Alabama confirmed that the athlete and broadcaster died at the age of sixty nine from complications related to cancer. Stabler’s running ability earned him the nickname, “The Snake.” Ken Gaddy is the director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum on the Tuscaloosa campus. He says Kenny Stabler came along during the golden age of Alabama quarterbacks…

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Newscast
4:52 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Special Session Call, Fort Rucker Drawdown

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

     

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says the state must solve a budget crisis to avoid deep cuts in government services.

      Bentley rolled out his plans for a special legislative session focusing on the state budget.

      The governor says he is seeking "fair minimal taxes" including a cigarette tax increase, changes to business privilege taxes, and either a soft drink tax or small changes to a state income tax deduction.

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Newscast
4:41 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Bentley Calls Special Session, Young Alabama Professionals Meet

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

    

Governor Robert Bentley is calling a special session next week on the general fund budget.

The governor says that he will call lawmakers back to Montgomery on July 13.

The 2015 regular session ended in a stalemate after lawmakers could not agree on tax increases. Bentley vetoed a spending plan that would have cut $200 million from state agencies.

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Newscast
4:41 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Black Belt Grants, Rabies Week and Unemployment

    

Almost two dozen non-profit groups in Alabama’s Black Belt are expected to collect grants totaling sixty thousand dollars. APR’s Pat Duggins has more on where the money is meant to go…

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Newscast
4:42 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Coal Ash Talk and Bright Star Birthday

Uniontown Coal Ash
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Environmentalists from Alabama will be heading to North Carolina tomorrow to talk about coal ash pollution. APR’s Pat Duggins reports one of these people will speak from experience…

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Newscast
5:13 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Totenberg on SCOTUS and Milo's Returns

Milo's Ribbon Cutting
Credit Stan Ingold

There are only two and a half weeks left in the current Supreme Court session, and Alabamians are still waiting on a definitive answer regarding same-sex marriage.

Gay marriage is currently legal in Alabama, but a state Supreme Court ruling has ordered all county probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade passed a ruling that would force those probate judges to begin issuing licenses, but that won’t go into effect until after the Supreme Court rules.

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The Meteor and Innocent Row
11:08 am
Wed June 10, 2015

The Meteor and "Innocent Row"

The naming of "Innocent Row"
Alabama Department of Archives and History

The University of Alabama is renovating a building that helped to modernize the treatment of mental illness in the U.S. following the Civil War. Old Bryce Hospital sits on the Tuscaloosa campus. It was the first asylum to unshackle its patients and ban the use of straitjackets. There’s another innovation that’s less known. Old Bryce Hospital used to print its own newspapers and historians believe many of the stories were written by the patients. APR’s Stan Ingold brings us the story of the Meteor…

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Newscast
4:54 pm
Fri June 5, 2015

Budget Veto, Moon Rocks and Magic City Brewfest

A four billion year old moon rock collected by astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin on Apollo 15 in 1971
Credit Pat Duggins

   

Governor Robert Bentley has vetoed a general fund budget that he said would hurt the people of Alabama.

Bentley says the budget approved by lawmakers Thursday night is unworkable. He vowed to bring lawmakers back into special session this summer. The budget cuts $200 million from state agencies after lawmakers failed to agree on tax increases or revenue.

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Arts & Life
6:29 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Michelle Obama delivers Commencement Address at Tuskegee

Michelle Obama invoked the storied history of Tuskegee University as she urged new graduates to soar to their futures. The first lady gave the commencement address Saturday at the historically black university in Alabama. Obama said the defining story of Tuskegee is that of rising hopes for all African Americans. Obama described how the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots of World War II, endured humiliating slights and how the schools' first students made bricks by hand when there was no money for construction.

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Newscast
5:42 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Small Business Week, Prison Reform and Same Sex Marriage Refusal

    

This is national Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.  More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business.  Many military veterans use the skills learned during their service time when they return home and find jobs or start a business.  Jim Salmon is the head of business lending for Navy Federal Credit Union and he says there are plenty of ways veterans can get help starting a new business …

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Huntsville Officers Honored
4:51 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Two Huntsville Police Officers Honored for Courage

Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor

The Alabama Legislature is honoring two Huntsville police officers for extraordinary courage in the line of duty.

 Lawmakers bestowed the annual Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement to officers Jason Moore and Reynard Robinson on Thursday.

   A domestic-violence suspect opened fire on the two officers with a shotgun and rifle last year. Moore was shot in the face, neck, and shoulder and still has dozens of birdshot pellets in his face and body. He stayed on the scene despite his injuries.

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Newscast
5:59 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Mayors' Summit, Honor Flight, Abortion Legislation

WWII Memorial
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Mayors from several Alabama cities are planning for the future following a summit this week. The meeting in Huntsville focused on economic development and how they are bringing new jobs into the state. Mike Schmitz is the mayor of Dothan. He says the summit allows them to share ideas on how to improve their cities.

“It's really an opportunity for mayors to sit down and talk about issues that each one  of us is facing and hopefully learn from each other so we can do better.

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German Engineer Dies
5:42 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Last Known Member of German Engineering Team Dies

Oscar Carl Holderer
Credit al.com

     

The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States and designed the rocket that took astronauts to the moon has died.

   Oscar Carl Holderer died Tuesday at age 95 in Huntsville. His son Michael Holderer says his father suffered a stroke last week and didn't recover.

   The German-born Holderer came to the United States in 1945 with a group of rocket engineers led by Wernher von Braun.

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