Pat Duggins

APR Blog
2:54 pm
Tue April 10, 2012


Alabama Public Radio has been recognized as one of the best in the country with a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award! 

This award is given annually by the national Society of Professional Journalist.  Only ten media outlets earn these awards each year, so earning one is quite an accomplishment.

APR earned ours for the outstanding coverage our news team provided of damage caused by the April 27th tornadoes that ravaged Alabama in 2011.   

Congratulations to APR News Director Pat Duggins, Ryan Vasquez, Maggie Martin and Stan Ingold!  It is an honor well deserved.

APR Blog
2:50 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Award Winners

At the recent Alabama Associated Press Awards banquet, Alabama Public Radio's news department racked up four awards!    Maggie Martin's story "The Battle for Fort Gaines" won for the Best Use of Sound.  Pat Duggins won three awards:  "Tornado Recovery" won for the Best Specialized Reporter, "Kiss that Fish!" won for Best Soft Feature and the 5 part series "Oil and Water" won for Best Public Affiars / Documentary. 

Kudos to Maggie and Pat for a job well done! 

10:43 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Trailblazing Mars: NASA'S Next Giant Leap

His new book, "Trailblazing Mars," is a combination of history and prognostication. Duggins recounts our longtime powerful interest in the red planet, beginning with fictional treatments by writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells and Ray Bradbury, gives a sketch of the history of scientific ventures in that direction, and then writes about the different theories on how we might explore Mars, if indeed we decide to go forward with that very controversial, exciting, dangerous and expensive project.

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