Kathryn Tucker Windham

Newscast
9:43 am
Fri March 13, 2015

"Religious freedom" bill passes House, Kathryn Windham honored and St. Patrick's Day celebrations

2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Birmingham, AL

The Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill granting legal protections for judges, ministers and others who refuse to marry same-sex couples.

Representatives approved that measure by a 69-25 vote yesterday. It will now head to the Senate.

Republican Representative Jim Hill proposed the bill after getting calls from ministers and judges concerned that they would be required to perform ceremonies for same-sex couples if and when gay marriage is restored in Alabama..

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News
4:40 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Windham Honored, Women's History Month, New SEC Commissioner

Credit www.boston.com

Friends, family, and fans of the late Kathryn Tucker Windham gathered today just outside of Selma as the storyteller became part of the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame. APR’s Pat Duggins was there and says there were plenty of stories to go around…      

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Newscast
9:32 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Lethal injection bill passes House, Alabama women's poverty report and Windham inducted into HoF

Asma Lateef, Director of the Bread for the World Institute

Lawmakers want to keep the identities of the companies supplying drugs for lethal injections in Alabama a secret.

That's what a bill that just passed the state House yesterday in a 76 to 26 vote will guarantee. That bill now moves to the Alabama Senate.

Alabama hasn't executed a death row inmate since 2013, partly because the state has had trouble obtaining lethal injection drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have historically shied away from associating their name with an execution drug.

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Book Review
8:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

    

“13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey” (Commemorative Edition)
Author: Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh, with a new Afterword by Dilsy Windham Hilley and Ben Windham
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Pages: 124
Price: $29.95 (Hardcover)

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Literacy in Alabama
9:51 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Reading the Signs to Success - part 4

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.

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Arts & Life
12:19 pm
Sun August 6, 2006

Alabama Life - August 6

On this episode of Alabama Life: Changes at Alabama Public Radio, making movies in Huntsville with the Film Co-op, and on the road again with storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Arts & Life
3:43 pm
Sun July 30, 2006

Alabama Life - July 30, 2006

Sweet Potato Queen Jill Connor Browne is coming to Birmingham to help raise funds for Birmingham's Literacy Council. Also, storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham tells a tale about the Civil War and a famous rose bush in downtown Selma, Alabama.

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Arts & Life
1:48 pm
Sun July 23, 2006

Alabama Life - July 23, 2006

We start with a report on the drought in Alabama. Then we take a road trip with storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. First stop: Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church and cemetery.

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Arts & Life
4:01 pm
Sun July 16, 2006

Alabama Life - July 16, 2006

On this episode of Alabama Life: A report on a statewide effort to improve students' grades in math and science; a preview of stories to come from Gina Smith, who recently traveled to Cuba; and the storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham misses some of the old adages.

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Arts & Life
4:11 pm
Sun July 9, 2006

Alabama Life - July 9

A look at the summer reading program at the Tuscaloosa Public Library, as well as the Alabama Reading Initiative summer training. Plus, storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham remembers the old Brownie cameras.

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Arts & Life
4:29 pm
Sun July 2, 2006

Alabama Life - July 2, 2006

A quick wrap-up of some Alabama news, then a summertime story from Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Arts & Life
10:54 am
Sun June 25, 2006

Alabama Life - June 25, 2006

Although it's officially summer, the public and library communities in Alabama have been active. Public librarians are attending a series of town meetings, and educators are learning more about integrating technology into their classrooms. That's on this edition of Alabama Life, as well as a story from the storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Arts & Life
9:27 am
Sun June 11, 2006

Alabama Life - June 11, 2006

Alabama citizens vote overwhelmingly for a state amendment banning same-sex marriage. We'll have more details and opinions from folks on the issue on this episode of Alabama Life. Also, APR debuts 2 new podcasts this week. We'll preview one of them. Listen to the APR Events Calendar and hear a story from Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Arts & Life
10:48 am
Sun June 4, 2006

Alabama Life - June 4, 2006

Reps from the College Republicans and Democrats talk about voting; the Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham has a cool story for a hot day; and we check out the APR Events Calendar.

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Arts & Life
12:08 pm
Sun May 28, 2006

Alabama Life - May 28, 2006

Memorial Day edition of Alabama Life with a StoryCorps story from a World War II vet, and a story about childhood imagination from the storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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