Kathryn Tucker Windham

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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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…      

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.

    

“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)

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.

Alabama Life - August 6

Aug 6, 2006

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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Alabama Life - July 30, 2006

Jul 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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Alabama Life - July 23, 2006

Jul 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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Alabama Life - July 16, 2006

Jul 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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Alabama Life - July 9

Jul 9, 2006

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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Alabama Life - July 2, 2006

Jul 2, 2006

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

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Alabama Life - June 25, 2006

Jun 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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Alabama Life - June 11, 2006

Jun 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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Alabama Life - June 4, 2006

Jun 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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Alabama Life - May 28, 2006

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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Alabama Life - May 21, 2006

May 21, 2006

Calvin Woods has written a song called, "Wave Your Flag and Say Alabama." Our music director David Duff talked with him about for this edition of Alabama Life. Also, the storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham has a summertime story.

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The link to Calvin Woods' web site is: www.WaveYourFlagAndSay.com

Alabama Life - May 14, 2006

May 14, 2006

On this Mother's Day edition of Alabama Life we listen to a conversation recorded at the StoryCorps MobileBooth last November when Nidia Spence interviewed her mother, Lillian Kirby. Then we visit with Alabama folk artist Charlie Lucas, and finally hear a butterfly story from the Storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Alabama Life - May 7, 2006

May 7, 2006

Podcasting Alabama Life and other programs from Alabama Public Radio; a bit of linguistic analysis from the Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. Have you heard of ALL those old sayings? I'll bet you haven't!

On this episode of Alabama Life, we replayed two stories first heard on NPR. We cannot include them in the podcast or web version, but you can follow the links below to hear more about them. Click the MP3 link above to hear the podcast version of Alabama Life.

Alabama Life - April 24, 2006

Apr 24, 2006

The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is wrapping up the season with a double header. Our classical music host David Duff asked about it when he spoke to the general manager of the orchestra. Also, President Bush visited Alabama on April 19. He spoke at Tuskegee University, and we'll hear a little bit from his speech today's program. The Storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, talks about one of her trashy hobbies. And finally, a few items from the APR Events Calendar.

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Alabama Life - April 16, 2006

Apr 16, 2006

Unusually dry in southern parts of Alabama? Get the details on this episode of Alabama Life. Plus the storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham remembers a baby Easter chick she got as a kid. It didn't turn out so well.

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Alabama Life - April 9, 2006

Apr 9, 2006

Brett Tannehill has a story about filing taxes online; Butler Cain talks with our Montgomery Bureau reporter Gina Smith about the end of the 2006 regular legislative session; Kathryn Tucker Windham talks about weather-predicting chickens.

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Alabama Life - April 2, 2006

Apr 2, 2006

Following up on a couple of stories regarding Sunshine Week, a 'surprise-in-the-mail' story from Kathryn Tucker Windham, and raising money for Alabama Public Radio.

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Alabama Life - March 26, 2006

Mar 26, 2006

On this episode of Alabama Life, we're exploring Spring through the stories of the storyteller, Kathyrn Tucker Windham.

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Alabama Life - March 19, 2006

Mar 19, 2006

Alabama Governor Bob Riley talks with APR's Gina Smith. Brett Tannehill looks into a story about bamboo farms in Alabama. And storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham talks about one inch tall weather forecasters.

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Alabama Life - March 12, 2005

Mar 12, 2006

On the show today: Sunshine Week, the Sucarnochee Revue and Kathryn Tucker Windham's favorite winter flower.

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Sunshine week is an effort to educate people about their rights to government records. APR News director Butler Cain spoke with the executive director of the Alabama Press Association about it.

Alabama Life - February 26, 2006

Mar 1, 2006

Experimenting with alternative fuels in Auburn; remembering Mabel Smythe Haith and her contribution to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta; early signs of Spring and its effect on Alabama's peach crop; and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham's tattoo story.

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.

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.

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.

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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