Arts & Life

Don Noble
2:42 pm
Mon February 20, 2006

At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68

With At Canaan's Edge, Taylor Branch brings his three-volume history of America in the King Years to a close. Volume one, Parting the Waters 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize, and volume two, Pillar of Fire, was a best-seller.

With At Canaan's Edge, Taylor Branch brings his three-volume history of America in the King Years to a close. Volume one, Parting the Waters 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize, and volume two, Pillar of Fire, was a best-seller.

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Arts & Life
4:05 pm
Sun February 19, 2006

Alabama Life - February 19, 2006

On this edition of Alabama Life we preview Prototype, a new podcast show from Alabama Public Radio.

Click the MP3 link above to listen to the show.

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Don Noble
2:22 pm
Mon February 13, 2006

The Magic Keys

The Magic Keys is a kind of love letter from Murray to his wife, to New York City fifty years ago, and to the music that he loves. Murray's last three novels and now The Magic Keys are centered around Scooter, a bright boy growing up in fictional Gasoline Point, Alabama, in north Mobile County.

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Arts & Life
1:06 pm
Sun February 12, 2006

Alabama Life - February 12, 2006

On this episode of Alabama Life - Congressman Artur Davis visits congregations in his district whose church buildings were burned. A convenience store in Snead offers free drinks for knowing Bible verses. Hear a report from Mardi Gras in Mobile. And listen to snow stories from the Storyteller.

The recent string of church burnings caught the attention of the nation, including Congressman Artur Davis. He toured four of those churches in his district and spoke with APR's Brett Tannehill about what he saw.

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Arts & Life
9:52 am
Sun February 5, 2006

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.

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Don Noble
10:22 am
Mon January 30, 2006

The Point of Fracture

Frank Turner Hollon is a practicing attorney in Robertsdale, Alabama, and one of the fastest, seemingly effortless writers to come along in Alabama for a long time. All of Hollon's novels involve crime, the law, lawyers, courtroom procedures, rules of evidence, and the rest of what you would expect to find in an attorney's fiction, but The Point of Fracture is the best yet.

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Arts & Life
4:47 pm
Sun January 29, 2006

Alabama Life - January 29, 2006

On this episode of Alabama Life: Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Alabama, Alabama's sister city in China, and organizational ideas from storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Click the mp3 link above to listen to the show.

APR's Brett Tannehill spoke with Pat James of the Children's Hands-On Museum (CHOM) in Tuscaloosa about their celebration of the Chinese New Year.

News director Butler Cain spoke with Scotty Colson about Birmingham's sister city in Anshan, China.

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Don Noble
4:12 pm
Thu January 26, 2006

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

"Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" is Anne Rice's twenty-eighth book. Beginning in 1976 with "Interview with the Vampire," Ms. Rice has been on the bestseller list many times with the vampire books, a series on witches.

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Arts & Life
9:44 am
Sun January 22, 2006

Alabama Life - January 22, 2006

On this episode of Alabama Life - Those behind the scenes who make sure legislative procedure is carried out properly; remembering Wilson Pickett; and things you don't normally hear in church.

* Each year you hear plenty about lawmakers during the legislative session. What you do not usually hear are the stories of the ones behind the scenes who make sure legislative procedure is carried out properly. Well, on this episode of Alabama Life, you will hear about three of them.

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Don Noble
3:17 pm
Mon January 16, 2006

Ellen Foster/The Life All Around Me

Gibbons, in 1987, at the tender age of 26, published a minor masterpiece, "Ellen Foster." This is a small book in the voice of a ten-year-old North Carolina girl whose mother dies, drunken father dies, selfish, vain grandmother dies, who may have been sexually abused, and whose aunt and cousin are rotten and cruel.

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Don Noble
3:38 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

Sober Justice and Double Take

Joseph Hilley has written two mystery novels, Sober Justice and Double Take, set in Mobile/Fairhope, Alabama. While the first book claims religious interventions help lawyer Mike Connolly find evidence in a murder case, the second book is along the lines of a more traditional mystery novel.

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Don Noble
2:34 pm
Mon January 2, 2006

A Woman of the Town

This book chronicles the life of Louise Wooster, a widely known madam in historic Birmingham. Based off her memoirs published in 1911, Baggett included an introduction, along with newspaper articles about her and entries from the Birmingham City Directory.

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Don Noble
3:57 pm
Tue December 27, 2005

The Hermit King

A collection of Cobb's "best stories," along with the reprinted novel set in a fictionalized Demopolis.

Bill Cobb, along with Albert Murray, Helen Norris, Elise Sanguinetti, Harper Lee, Madison Jones, and H. E. Francis, is now one of the senior citizens of Alabama fiction.

He now has such a reputation that his early, out-of-print work is being put back into print for contemporary readers.

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Don Noble
10:21 am
Tue December 27, 2005

The Hermit King

A collection of Cobb's "best stories," along with the reprinted novel set in a fictionalized Demopolis.

Bill Cobb, along with Albert Murray, Helen Norris, Elise Sanguinetti, Harper Lee, Madison Jones, and H. E. Francis, is now one of the senior citizens of Alabama fiction.

He now has such a reputation that his early, out-of-print work is being put back into print for contemporary readers.

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Don Noble
12:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2005

Love and Duty

An in-depth look at the lives of Amelia and Josiah Gorgas as well as their influence on the University of Alabama.

The lives of Amelia Gayle Gorgas and Josiah Gorgas have not gone unexamined.

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