Arts & Life

Don Noble
3:18 pm
Mon December 19, 2005

Dancing by the River

A third collection of Faulkner-style stories from an "impressive young writer."

After a fine debut book of stories, The Dry Well, in 2001, and a novel, A Broken Thing, chronicling a failed marriage, in 2003, Marlin ?Bart? Barton is back again with a new book of stories, Dancing by the River.

This talented young man is building a career.

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Arts & Life
4:30 pm
Sun December 4, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 12-04-2005

Several feature stories from the APR News team and a story from Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Listen to Alabama Life from 12-04-2005

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Brett Tannehill brings a story about a recent federal court ruling that has given new life for the endangered Alabama sturgeon.

Jennifer DeFrance has a story about hunting and fishing opportunities the state offers for people with disabilities.

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Arts & Life
10:04 am
Sun November 27, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 11-27-2005

On this edition of Alabama Life: StoryCorps interviews, Events Calendar and a story from the Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Listen to Alabama Life from 11-27-2005

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On this week's show, two StoryCorps interviews: 1) Two friends who had to leave their homes in Louisiana because of Hurricane Katrina. 2) A daughter interviews her mother about moving from Nicaragua to the United States.

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Don Noble
9:36 am
Mon November 21, 2005

Picture Taker: Photographs by Ken Elkins

These photos, all black and white, are stunning. Engaging, beautifully composed, many telling a story in a flash, this collection is worth anyone's attention.

Picture Taker: Photographs by Ken Elkins

Ken Elkins took photographs for the Anniston Star for decades, thousands and thousands of them--local events, stock car races, beauty pageants, high school football games--and won his share of prizes along the way.

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Arts & Life
12:18 pm
Sun November 20, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 11-20-2005

On this edition of Alabama Life: Two StoryCorps interviews, a preview of holiday events, and old sayings from Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Listen to Alabama Life from 11-20-2005

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Today on Alabama Life, we continue to bring you the interviews and stories told by Alabamians who have participated in the StoryCorps project.

Bass player Cleveland Eaton talks with his daughter, Tania Adams.

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Don Noble
3:11 pm
Mon November 14, 2005

Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams, by Paul Hemphill

Hank Williams was, in his own way, an enigma. He was also a kind of genius. Hardly educated, a high-school drop-out, neither a reader nor a writer, he was a poet. Hank was writing songs in his teens that will be played for another hundred years.

Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams, by Paul Hemphill

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Arts & Life
1:13 pm
Sun November 13, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 11-13-2005

On this edition of Alabama Life, listen to a story from a veteran of WWII, hear the history of Discovering Alabama, and learn what it was like to work in the newspaper business before computers.

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StoryCorps is still in Alabama. On Veterans' Day they recorded several stories with veterans. On this edition of Alabama Life, we'll hear from one who was taken prisoner during World War II.

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Don Noble
9:30 am
Mon November 7, 2005

Novel: A Novel

This is a highly self-conscious, playful, post-modern kind of novel, with many digressions and red herrings and no certainty for the reader that anything is "true."

It is very difficult indeed in America to establish a writing career producing only short stories. Few have remained pure. O. Henry, Alice Munro, and Harold Brodskey perhaps come the closest, though others, like Peter Taylor, Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, and Katherine Anne Porter have given in and written one or two novels.

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Arts & Life
11:06 am
Sun November 6, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 11-6-2005

The StoryCorps MobileBooth is now in Alabama. They began recording stories this past Thursday and through the weekend, and on this edition of Alabama Life, we will play four of those stories.

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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.

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Don Noble
11:59 am
Mon October 31, 2005

Eudora Welty : A Biography.

Was Eudora Welty a reclusive, shy, a provincial, untravelled, unloved, and always at home in Jackson, Mississippi. Much of this is wrong. Welty traveled quite frequently on lecture and reading tours, and accepting many prizes such as the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal and eight O. Henry short story awards. This book has captured her in a way that is accurate, objective, and full of the right kind of intelligent affection.

Eudora Welty : A Biography.

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Arts & Life
9:51 am
Sun October 30, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 10-30-2005

Now that Harriet Miers has taken herself out of consideration for a seat on the Supreme Court, people are talking about the qualifications they'd like to see in the President's next choice. We'll see what some senators in Washington are saying, including Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions.

Also, we have a report on former governor Don Siegelman's indictment on charges of bribery, extortion and racketeering.

Listen to some of the people who attended a memorial service for Rosa Parks who talk about what an inspiration she was to them.

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Don Noble
3:30 pm
Mon October 24, 2005

The Thunder of Angels

On the evening of December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks took her seat on bus number 2857. When a white passenger boarded, Mrs. Parks was ordered to give up her seat, refused, and was arrested. In this book, the Montgomery bus boycott that lasted 381 days is fully fleshed out, using extensive research.

The Thunder of Angels

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Arts & Life
10:39 am
Sun October 23, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 10-23-2005

The U.S. Secretary of State came home for a visit and lecture. Condoleeza Rice visited the University of Alabama and talked about growing up in Alabama and how the nation overcame segregation. Listen to some of her comments on this edition of Alabama Life. We'll also look at the APR Events Calendar and hear from the storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Arts & Life
1:13 pm
Sun October 16, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 10-16-2005

From the Westervelt-Warner Museum to the Kentuck Arts Festival to the APR Events Calender, this is the ART edition of Alabama Life.

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Arts & Life
12:59 pm
Sun October 9, 2005

Listen to Alabama Life from 10-9-05

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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