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APR News Reports
10:07 am
Fri April 27, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact

Tuscaloosa, AL – Today marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. Many storm victims have rebuilt their homes and businesses. But, for some Alabamians, the emotional impact of the storms happens over and over again every day. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin reports on how survivors continue to cope one year later.

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APR News Reports
10:41 am
Thu April 26, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes Steve Miller, Then and Now

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. All week long on Alabama Pubic Radio, we'll revisit some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the storm, and look at some of the challenges ahead. That includes Steve Miller, who lost his home in Tuscaloosa's historic Hillcrest district. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin spoke with Miller as he continues to pick up the pieces and rebuild his home and his life.

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APR News Reports
10:41 am
Thu April 26, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes Steve Miller, Then and Now

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. All week long on Alabama Pubic Radio, we'll revisit some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the storm, and look at some of the challenges ahead. That includes Steve Miller, who lost his home in Tuscaloosa's historic Hillcrest district. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin spoke with Miller as he continues to pick up the pieces and rebuild his home and his life.

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APR News Reports
10:57 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Tornado Fire Threat

Northport, AL – All week long Alabama Public Radio has been looking back at the aftermath of the April 27th tornadoes that hit one year ago this Friday. The effects of violent weather are usually obvious, with damage to structures and even the very landscape. Alabama Public Radio's Stan Ingold reports, last year's tornadoes may have left a problem that can cause danger long after the winds died down

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2011 Storm Reports
8:58 am
Wed April 25, 2012

The 4/27 tornadoes--Greetings from Greensburg

Greensburg, Kansas – All week long on Alabama Public Radio, the news department is revisiting the people we heard from in the hours and days following the April 27th tornadoes that struck the state a year ago. Last night, the Tuscaloosa city council approved rezoning in the areas hit hard by the storm. Pending a final vote, this will set the city's rebuilding plan into full motion. APR's Pat Duggins takes us to the small town in Kansas which helped pioneer the "green" rebuilding ideas that may take root here.

APR News Reports
3:17 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Phil Campbell: One Year Later

Phil Campbell, AL – All week on Alabama Public Radio, we're revisiting some of the people we spoke to in the days following the April 27th tornadoes and look at some of challenges ahead. Tuscaloosa wasn't the only city to suffer damage from the storms. The town of Phil Campbell was hit hard as well. A-P-R's Stan Ingold has been to Phil Campbell twice before following last April's tornadoes and he just finished a third trip to check on the little town with two names

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APR News Reports
7:43 am
Mon April 23, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through Alabama, killing over two hundred people and disrupting the lives of thousands of families. All week long on Alabama Public Radio, we'll revisit many of the people and places you heard from in the hours and days following the storm. APR news director Pat Duggins has this preview...

APR News Reports
7:43 am
Mon April 23, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through Alabama, killing over two hundred people and disrupting the lives of thousands of families. All week long on Alabama Public Radio, we'll revisit many of the people and places you heard from in the hours and days following the storm. APR news director Pat Duggins has this preview...

APR News Reports
5:56 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Lila Quintero Weaver On Her New Book and Ala.'s Immigration Law

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South Alabama
11:45 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Alabama Veterans Await First State Veterans Cemetery

Spanish Fort, AL – Today is Veterans Day, where the nation remembers those who served in the U.S. military. Here in Alabama, military families will soon have a new spot where the state's servicemen and women can be laid to rest. The state hasn't had access to a veterans cemetery since 1962, when the first site near Mobile was closed down. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin reports on the challenges of the project and what a new cemetery means for Alabama veterans and their families.

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2011 Storm Reports
7:22 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox - Six Months After April's Deadly Tornadoes

Tuscaloosa, AL – It has been six months since a devastating tornado made its way through Tuscaloosa killing 52 people and costing 100's of millions of dollars in destruction. Tuscaloosa is in the middle of rebuilding but it's not a quick or easy process. Mayor Walt Maddox sat down with Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez to discuss where the recovery efforts are six months later and what the future holds for Tuscaloosa.

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2011 Storm Reports
11:32 am
Fri August 12, 2011

Return to Phil Campbell

Phil Campbell, Alabama – School is getting underway across Alabama. For most kids, it's a matter of registering and buying school supplies. However, in the Northwest Alabama town of Phil Campbell, it's a different story. Following April's tornadoes, there is no high school to return to. City leaders are playing "beat the clock" to find classroom space before the opening bell rings on Monday. Alabama Public Radio's Stan Ingold returned to Phil Campbell and found a work still in progress

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2011 Storm Reports
11:32 am
Thu July 7, 2011

High School Journalists and the Alabama Tornadoes

Tuscaloosa, Al – The Alabama tornadoes that hit Alabama attracted reporters from radio, television and newspapers. Now, the story is being told from a different perspective. A group of high school journalists got the chance to come to Tuscaloosa, see the the storm's aftermath first hand, and write about it. As Alabama Public Radio's Stan Ingold reports, it was an eye opener for everyone involved...

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South Alabama
6:12 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

The Stories Behind Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan, Alabama – Civil War history buffs have a reason to head to the Alabama gulf coast this year, and not just for the beaches. Two forts, on either side of Mobile Bay, played a crucial role in the Civil War, which occured 150 years ago. One of those forts may be in trouble. Today, APR's Pat Duggins revisits Fort Morgan, which had the largest number of troops at any fort during the conflict.

South Alabama
10:14 am
Fri July 1, 2011

"The A.B.C.'s of Mobile"

Mobile, Alabama – Alabama Public Radio is welcoming its newest listeners on WHIL-FM in Mobile. Long before APR began broadcasting along the Gulf coast, our audience knew of Eloise Thomley. The Ono Island resident joined APR as a commentator following the oil spill. We're inviting Eloise back to hear her thoughts on what's going on in Mobile. Today, she takes us on a tour...

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