APR Presents

Friday nights from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

APR Presents is Alabama Public Radio's weekly showcase of the variety and diversity of public radio programming. Now featuring the TED Radio Hour, listeners can expect something new and interesting each week.

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This American Life
4:06 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

APR Presents: March 22nd

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Starting from Scratch

Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.

This American Life
12:06 am
Fri March 15, 2013

APR Presents: March 15th

Reruns

Stories of people stuck in their own personal reruns—moments or episodes that they revisit over and over again.

This American Life
6:00 am
Fri March 8, 2013

APR Presents: March 8th

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No Coincidence, No Story!

We asked listeners to send us their craziest, most memorable coincidence stories, and we got so many fun and delightful ones we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a Greyhound station to keys that unlock strange lairs to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall, the world is a mysterious place.

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This American Life
6:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

APR Presents: March 1st

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Harper High School:  Part Two

We pick up where we left off last week in our second hour of stories from Harper High School in Chicago. We find out if a shooting in the neighborhood will derail the school's Homecoming game and dance. We hear the origin story of one of Harper's more prominent gangs. And we ask a group of teenage boys: where do you get your guns?

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This American Life
6:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

APR Presents: February 22nd

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  Harper High School:  Part One

We spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. 29. We went to get a sense of what it means to live in the midst of all this gun violence, how teens and adults navigate a world of funerals and Homecoming dances. We found so many incredible and surprising stories, this show is a two-parter; Part One airs this week, Part Two is next week.

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This American Life
4:22 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

APR Presents: February 15th

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  Valentine's Day 2013

Love makes us do crazy things. But usually not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day we have stories of people going to extremes to find and pursue their one true love.

This American Life
4:30 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

APR Presents: February 1st

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  Kid Logic

Stories of kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.

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This American Life
8:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

APR Presents: January 25th

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Three Kinds of Deception

A story of self-deception, a story about deceiving others, and a story about accidental deception. And how one type of deception can easily turn into another.

This American Life
8:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

APR Presents: January 18th

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Dopplegangers

Calamari is on one side of the plate, sliced hog rectums are on the other. Which is which? We got a tip about a pork plant selling pig's intestines as fake calamari, and decided to investigate ... with a taste test. In another story, military vets and victims of urban violence share parallel trauma.

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This American Life
8:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

APR Presents: January 11th

Self-Improvement Kick

A perfectly normal guy gets rid of everything he owns, changes his name, says goodbye to his friends — and begins walking. In the name of peace. And Honduran government officials try to heal their corrupt country by starting a perfect city, from scratch. For the new year, we bring you stories about how far some people go in hopes of a better life.

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This American Life
1:54 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

APR Presents: January 4th

Mapping

Five ways of mapping the world. One story about people who make maps the traditional way — by drawing things we can see. And other stories about people who map the world using smell, sound, touch, and taste. The world redrawn by the five senses.

APR Presents airs Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

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Program Posts
9:41 am
Fri December 14, 2012

APR Presents: December 14th

This Week

This week we take on ... this week. Stories united by one thing: They all happened in the seven days prior to broadcast. We try our hand reporting the global stories in Egypt and Afghanistan; and take on super local stories, too, like a man who tries valiantly — valiantly! — to actually get out of bed when his alarm clock goes off. You can also see this week in pictures.

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This American Life
9:56 am
Mon December 3, 2012

APR Presents: December 7th

Dog wearing suicide bomb vest, 1943.
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Animal Sacrifice

What animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them. Including a story from Susan Orlean about dogs in World War II, and the This American Life staff confronts Ira about his dog, Piney.

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This American Life
9:19 am
Mon November 26, 2012

APR Presents: November 30th

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Little War on the Prairie

Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 1862, it was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged after a war with white settlers. John went back to Minnesota to figure out what really happened 150 years ago, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it

This American Life
10:25 am
Mon November 19, 2012

APR Presents: November 23rd

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So Crazy It Just Might Work

A few years ago a cancer researcher named Jonathan Brody gave a speech at his alma mater saying that people in his field really needed to think outside the box to find a cure. Afterward he was approached by his old orchestra teacher, who had something way out of the box—a theory that he could kill cancer cells with electromagnetic waves. And other stories.

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