Alabama Life - February 5, 2006

The StoryCorps MobileBooth came to Alabama in November. On this edition of Alabama Life, we will replay four of those stories heard during the original broadcast on November 6, 2005.

StoryCorps is a national oral history project. The StoryCorps MobileBooth that?s been touring the country is now in Alabama. They?re parked in historic downtown Northport till November 21.

Their visit to Alabama is sponsored by Jim Walter Resources and Hampton Inns of Tuscaloosa.

The StoryCorps crew began recording stories this past Thursday and through the weekend. On this edition of Alabama Life, we play four of those stories.

To listen to the show, click the MP3 link above.

* Rick Bragg is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author of ?All Over But The Shoutin?? and other books. He is a native of Alabama and is currently teaching in the University of Alabama?s journalism department. Adelaide Wood talked with Rick Bragg at the StoryCorps Mobilebooth and told a story about his grandmother.

* Methodist Minister, Dr. Duncan Hunter, was born in Attalla, Alabama in 1917. His friend Julia Williams asked Dr. Hunter about how he decided to become a minister.

* Tiffany Davis Norris is Alabama Public Radio?s former Morning Edition News Anchor (and now the wife of APR?s Jason Norris). Tiffany invited her great-aunt to participate in StoryCorps. Ruth Palmer was a teacher in Northwest Alabama for nearly 40 years, teaching both high school and college. Tiffany asked Ruth about Ruth's mother.

* Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham was also at the StoryCorps MobileBooth. Her friend Nancy Bennett asked her about family and friends and life in South Alabama. Kathryn Tucker Windham told a story about her father and grandfather.