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Tuscaloosa, AL – Recovery continues in one of the hardest hit parts of Alabama following last week's historic outbreak of tornadoes. In the city of Tuscaloosa, the neighborhood of Alberta seemed to catch the brunt of an EF 4 tornado. Area businesses are leveled and many people are without homes. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez has more on the state of affairs in Alberta.

"Fort Morgan, Alabama" – Part Four "Seashells and Gunpowder." The Alabama beach tourism industry was hit hard by the Gulf oil spill, and it could take years before local officials know if visitor businesses have truly recovered. Duggins reports on efforts to restore tourism, starting with the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, six months after the spill, and leading to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War starting this month.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In his address to Congress last week. President Obama singled out Alabama as a state where health insurance reform is needed. It was the only state he mentioned by name. Is Alabama the poster child of health insurance market problems? This week, APR News tries to find out. Alisa Beckwith-Aylliath has the story.

Disclosure note: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an Alabama Public Radio programming underwriter.

Reading the Signs to Success - part 4

Sep 3, 2008

Tuscaloosa AL – This week, APR News has brought you a series of reports about adult literacy. This morning, that series concludes with some thoughts from master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. She says her father was a big believer in education ... even though he had little education himself ...

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For more information about adult literacy, the Alabama Literacy Hotline is 888-448-7323.

Reading the Signs to Success - part 3

Sep 3, 2008

Tuscaloosa AL – Our series on adult illiteracy continues this morning with a look at its effects on children, and you. When one in four people around you can't read what's at risk for Alabama's future? Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports

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Reading the Signs to Success - part 2

Sep 3, 2008

Tuscaloosa AL – In part two of our series on adult illiteracy, Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill climbs into the truck cab of Louie Singleton who until just 4 years ago, was functionally illiterate. But as we'll hear, that didn't stop him ...

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SINGLETON - "I'm Louie Singleton, and I drive a truck. And I am 60 years old, and we live out here in Lincoln ..."

Singleton has sharp eyes, and a broad, warm smile. We're sitting the cab of his big green dumpster truck.

Reading the Signs to Success - part 1

Sep 3, 2008

Tuscaloosa AL – High rates of adult illiteracy are hurting Alabama, both economically and socially. This week, APR News explores how reading shapes a community in a 4-part series. First, the basics why does reading matter? Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports

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Educators and civic leaders from across the state are trying to rally the forces and tackle a devastating problem adult illiteracy.

Reading the Signs to Success - part 3

Sep 3, 2008

Tuscaloosa AL – Our series on adult illiteracy continues this morning with a look at its effects on children, and you. When one in four people around you can't read what's at risk for Alabama's future? Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports

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Reading the Signs to Success - part 3

Sep 3, 2008

Tuscaloosa AL – Our series on adult illiteracy continues this morning with a look at its effects on children, and you. When one in four people around you can't read what's at risk for Alabama's future? Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports

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Albertville, AL – Public educators are frontline witnesses to America's shifting patterns of immigration. Reporter Amanda DeWald takes us to a migrant preschool at the heart of the state's Hispanic migration in Albertville.

Albertville, AL – Hispanic immigrants to Alabama use many different languages and dialects, and this creates a communication barrier between parents and educators. Reporter Amanda DeWald looks at the challenge of parental involvement - regardless of their language or literacy.

Tuscaloosa, AL – The Cooperative Extension Service was created to take the research generated at land-grant universities and make it more useful to the nation's farmers. In Tuscaloosa, the Center for Community-Based Partnerships is using a similar philosophy to connect Spanish- and English-speaking worlds. Amanda DeWald reports.

Montgomery, AL – Governor Bob Riley has issued the following statement regarding the fatal school bus accident that occurred this morning in Huntsville:

Huntsville, AL – WHNT-TV Channel 19 in Huntsville is offering a live stream of its coverage of Monday's school bus crash in Huntsville.

Click here to go to WHNT's web site.

Huntsville, AL – WHNT-TV in Huntsville is reporting the following:

2 students have been killed.

23 students have been taken to the hospital.

 

Huntsville, AL – Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain interviews Susan Sanderson with WLRH Public Radio in Huntsville.

This interview took place at 11:45 AM Monday, Nov. 20th.

Undated, AL – Here's a look at the security situation at three major Alabama airports on Thursday afternoon.

Birmingham International Airport

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