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Books
9:20 am
Tue November 6, 2007

Wallace Wade: Championship Years at Alabama and Duke

Wallace Wade: Championship Years at Alabama and Duke

This book is for fans, and I might say, fans only. It is loaded with statistics and relentless game-by-game, quarter-by-quarter, score-by-score, and even play-by-play summaries. Let me say simply that the statistics are incredible. Alabama teams went up to twenty games without a loss, without even been scored upon. In 1930, Alabama scored 247 points, opponents 13.

Wallace Wade: Championship Years at Alabama and Duke

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Books
2:26 pm
Thu November 1, 2007

Madison House

Madison House by Peter Donahue

Madison House is Donahue's novel of the turning point, the decisive historical moment in the history of Seattle, between 1885 and 1910. In a short time, the city will change from an outpost, a fairly obscure place, almost a frontier town, into the modern metropolis of the twentieth century.

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Don Noble
1:10 pm
Tue October 9, 2007

The Sooty Man

The Sooty Man by Steven Rudd

There are now, as all the world knows, loads of lawyers who also write. There are even a few MD's?like Michael Crichton?who write. To the best of my knowledge, Dr. Steven Rudd, MD, of Birmingham, practicing neurologist and attorney, is sui generis, the only one of his kind.

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Books
12:56 pm
Tue October 9, 2007

A Centennial Celebration of the Bright Star Restaurant

Bright Star Restaurant

Greeks are famous for choosing self-employment over working for others. That is a commonplace. There's more money and freedom in owning your own business, however humble, and being the boss. In any case, these Greeks took a look at the coal mines, where miners were killed in ceiling collapses and explosions, and at the foundries, where workers slaved away in the summer near furnaces in unimaginable heat, and "discovered they were better suited for the restaurant and food service industries."

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Hispanic Alabama
11:07 am
Tue October 2, 2007

Hispanic Alabama - New Opportunities

Albertville, AL – America's largest minority population is making its footprint in this state. In the past 15 years, Hispanic Alabama has arrived. We'll explore this growing segment of our society in a series of reports. Amanda DeWald begins the journey at a caf in downtown Albertville.

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Hispanic Alabama
11:06 am
Tue October 2, 2007

Hispanic Alabama - Entrepreneurship

Albertville, AL – In downtown Albertville, Hispanic entrepreneurs have flourished, thanks in part to an influx of immigrant labor to the Sand Mountain community. Amanda DeWald reports.

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Hispanic Alabama
11:05 am
Tue October 2, 2007

Hispanic Alabama - Spanish-Language Media

Birmingham, AL – The state's growing Hispanic population brings a growing need for Spanish-language media. Those radio stations and newspapers are key players in helping immigrants integrate. Amanda DeWald reports

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Books
4:26 pm
Mon September 24, 2007

Operation Homecoming

It was the intention of the editorial board and the NEA that this volume be neither for nor against the Afghanistan/Iraq wars. And it succeeds. But I can't see how anyone could read these heartbreaking accounts without becoming determined that no war should be begun without absolutely good, unimpeachably good, in fact nearly perfect justification.

Operation Homecoming

If you read only one book about America at war since 9/11, let it be this one.

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Books
4:45 pm
Fri September 21, 2007

Chemistry

Author Ron Rash

In these stories, the mountain folk have to deal with divorce, the breakup of families, and, in general, the steady erosion of a way of life that was hard but had a wholeness to it. Ron Rash is capturing this moment of transformation and making it into art.

Chemistry

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Books
3:45 pm
Fri September 14, 2007

Night Rain: A Mike Connolly Mystery

A lowlife loser named Dibber Landry (given name Dilbert) is waiting in his family's house on the north side of Dauphin Island for the eye of the hurricane to arrive. He then quickly gets into his motorboat and rides to the south side of the island to loot houses that have been evacuated. Things are going fine until, after gathering up items of value in the Marchand family house, Dibber comes upon a corpse.

Night Rain: A Mike Connolly Mystery

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Don Noble
2:11 pm
Fri September 14, 2007

Prophet from Plains: Jimmy Carter and His Legacy

Author Frye Gaillard

The joke among pundits is he used the presidency "as a stepping stone to greatness." Gaillard reevaluates both the Carter presidency and the years since, neither canonizing nor castigating.

Prophet from Plains

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Radio
2:30 pm
Mon September 3, 2007

<i>Hallelujah, Alabama!</i>

Hallelujah, Alabama!

On the one hand, it seems child's play to make fun of Alabama politics. The legislators have fistfights; two of our recent governors have been convicted of felonies; the scandals in the junior college system are too widespread and brazen even to comprehend easily. How to outdo reality is the problem.

Hallelujah, Alabama!

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Radio
1:43 pm
Mon September 3, 2007

Willie Mays: Art In The Outfield

Willie Mays: Art In The Outfield

As Willie Mays's seventy-fifth birthday approached on May 6, 2006, friends thought they wanted to do something more, something different for him than just birthday cake and testimonials.

Willie Mays: Art In The Outfield

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Opinion
8:49 am
Wed August 29, 2007

Football Lessons - commentary Lisa Davis

Anniston AL – The football season starts this weekend for many colleges and universities in our state, including the University of Alabama. This morning, commentator Lisa Davis tells us about her introduction to football in this state.

Commentator Lisa Davis is a stay-at-home mom who lives in Anniston. She writes occasional commentary for Alabama Public Radio.

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Books
12:25 pm
Mon July 23, 2007

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician

What a pleasure it is to read a book and be able to say, without qualification, this is terrific. Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician is Daniel Wallace's best, of Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, and even Big Fish.

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