The Alabama legislature met in special session on Monday to resolve the on-going debate over the general fund budget. Both chambers recessed the same day, with an eye on meeting again next month. One proposal is to merge the general fund with the spending plan for Alabama schools. Whether that ideas works or not is one issue. APR political commentator Steve Flowers says one trick state lawmakers have avoided in the past is a political case of “robbing Paul to pay Peter.”
There are lots of good reasons for adopting a dog, especially during October, which is Adopt-a-Dog Month. There are also lots of good reasons for supporting Alabama Public Radio - and surprisingly the reasons are very similar. Either way you get a faithful friend!
All year long on Alabama Public Radio, we’re collaborating with AL.com to examine the Affordable Care Act. When it comes to healthcare, Alabama has its problems. So does the commonwealth of Kentucky. The difference is, the Bluegrass state is going about it differently and they seem to be getting results.
Thanksgiving is near and that means turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing is on the menu. However, the smell of burgers on the grill is expected to drift over the University of Alabama on Saturday. The Crimson Tide will be playing arch rival Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl. For Alabama, the outcome will determine their shot at the SEC title and possible another national championship. For Bama fans, it’s their last chance at tailgating during the regular season.
APR—The Alabama Public Radio news team was honored with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence. Elizabeth Brock, director of the Center for Public Television and Radio and APR news director Pat Duggins accepted the honor on behalf of the news department at the Radio Television Digital News Association banquet in New York City.
Tune in for a quick history lesson on this episode of Alabama Life. Learn more about the beginnings of public radio and more about how Alabama Public Radio came to be. Plus the storyteller tells about the Tale Tellin' Festival that happens each year in Selma, Alabama. Kathyrn Tucker Windham was there when it got started, and previews the event happening October 14 and 15.
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