to kill a mockingbird

“Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee from Scout to ‘Go Set a Watchman’” Author: Charles J. Shields Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Pages: 310 Price: $26.00 (Hardcover) As the long subtitle suggests, Shields has greatly expanded his 2006 biography of Harper Lee adding, he estimates, 50,000 words conveying a lot of new material. This is true. Those who have not read the first version will want to get this; those who own the 2006 version might buy this one too or read the epilogue at their...

The U.S. Supreme Court says Alabama’s highest court overstepped its bounds when it invalidated a lesbian mother’s adoption. APR’s Alex AuBuchon has more. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously to throw out an Alabama Supreme Court decision denying a lesbian woman adoption rights she had previously been granted. The woman had adopted three children with a former partner. When she tried to ensure her visitation rights, the Alabama Supreme Court said her adoption was invalid. National Center for...

Presidential hopefuls flooded the state of Alabama this weekend. APR student reporter Parker Branton has more… Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at Miles College in Birmingham while Florida Senator Marco Rubio made two stops at Samford University and the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center. Businessman Donald Trump also made an appearance in Huntsville. Secretary Clinton praised Mayor William Bell of Birmingham for his work to raise the minimum working wage. “I believe in building...

Marco Rubio
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Democrats and Republicans made stops throughout the state of Alabama this weekend. Florida Senator Marco Rubio made two stops, at Samford University in Birmingham and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at Miles College in Birmingham. At the Space and Rocket Center, Rubio told the crowd he will win if he gets the nomination. “I will win because I will unite this party. I will bring it together and I will grow it. We will take our...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Alabama native Harper Lee died this morning at the age 89. Lee is best known for “To Kill A Mockingbird”, the story of a girl nicknamed Scout growing up in a Depression-era Southern town. It tells the story of about how a black man was wrongly accused of raping a white woman, and Scout's father, the resolute lawyer Atticus Finch, defends him despite threats and the scorn of many. Don Noble is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Alabama. He...

Uber Staying in Mobile, Heat Advisory

Jul 14, 2015

Uber is staying in Mobile. The City Council voted unanimously to keep the vehicles for hire business at a meeting yesterday. After almost one month of debating, Mobile’s City Council decided Uber can operate inside the city limits. The company has carried paying passengers inside the Port City since mid-June. The Cab companies were not happy when Uber arrived. That’s because the car for hire service didn’t have to meet all city regulations that taxis do. Instead, The City Council approved the...

Alabama State House
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The Alabama State Senate and House of Representatives began their special legislative session yesterday, then quickly adjourned for three weeks. Governor Robert Bentley had surprised lawmakers who were expecting the session to begin in August by calling it on just a few days’ notice. The session is necessary after lawmakers failed to pass a General Fund budget for the fiscal year beginning in October. Leaders in both the House and Senate say they’re not ready to construct a solution to the...

Alabama Life - March 5, 2006

Mar 5, 2006

Two classical performers talk about their concerts and Auburns Wayne Flynt talks about To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee and Truman Capote. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-502374.mp3 Richard Glazier , Steinway Artist, performed at Forbes Piano Company in Homewood, Alabama. He paid tribute to the Gershwins and Birminghams own Hugh Martin. Before the concert, though, he spoke with our classical music host, David Duff. Joshua Bell also talked to David...