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