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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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
Credit cleanenergy.org

           

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
Credit wikipedia.org

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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Newscast
5:52 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

State Unemployment Down, Entrepreneurs and the Blue Angels

The Blue Angels
Credit http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/aircraft/

Governor Robert Bentley is getting closer to being able to collect a salary, but he is not there yet.

The state announced Friday that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in February. Bentley has promised not to accept a paycheck until the state's unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent.

Alabama Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington says another positive sign is that the number of initial unemployment compensation claims in February were the lowest in 40 years.

Alabama's unemployment rate is still above the national average of 5.5 percent.

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Interview
2:41 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

An Eye Witness to History: An Interview with Vera Jenkins Booker

Vera Jenkins Booker

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when civil rights marchers were set upon by Alabama state police troopers and a sheriff’s posse as they tried to march from Selma to Montgomery. The catalyst for these marches was the shooting death and funeral of activist Jimmie Lee Jackson. I sat down and had a conversation with Vera Jenkins Booker, the nurse who tended to Jackson the night he was brought in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Selma fifty years ago…

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Feature
9:10 am
Thu March 5, 2015

From Bloody Sunday to a White Wedding

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama
Stan Ingold

This weekend, the city of Selma will remember the fiftieth anniversary of the event known as Bloody Sunday. State troopers attacked voting rights marchers with clubs and tear gas in 1965. The Edmund Pettus Bridge, where the bloodshed took place, has become a monument to the civil rights movement. For one Atlanta couple, the bridge is a symbol of something else, and that’s raising some eyebrows in Selma.

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Newscast
5:55 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Luther Strange Requests Another Stay, HUD Meeting, Harper Lee's New Book

Alabama Native and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Harper Lee
Credit Associated Press

    

A federal appeals court order has cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin next week in Alabama. The three-judge panel from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's request for an extended stay.

U.S. District Judge Callie Granade last month ruled that two Alabama laws prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages unconstitutional. Granade put a hold on her order until Monday to let the state appeal.

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Newscast
5:50 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Huntsville City Schools Desegregation Case, Commercial Space Flight and BP Scammers Sentenced

    

A federal judge will review an agreement to settle a desegregation case involving Huntsville city schools.

The school system and the Justice Department released the agreement on Monday. It's aimed at resolving disputes over the racial fairness of a student attendance plan devised last year.

The federal government objected to the plan arguing it didn't improve academic opportunities for black students.   The school system agrees to take several steps in the settlement, which follows mediation sessions.

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