Politics & Government

Election 2008
12:48 am
Mon January 19, 2009

Road to the Inauguration, Part I

Tuscaloosa, AL – Close to two million people are headed to the nation's capital to witness Barack Obama being sworn in. Among them is a group from west Alabama traveling by bus. Early Monday morning, Brandon Hollingsworth spoke with one of the group's leaders, Fran Viselli, as the bus approached Atlanta.

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Election 2008
12:46 am
Mon January 19, 2009

Road to the Inauguration, Part I

Tuscaloosa, AL – Close to two million people are headed to the nation's capital to witness Barack Obama being sworn in. Among them is a group from west Alabama traveling by bus. Early Monday morning, Brandon Hollingsworth spoke with one of the group's leaders, Fran Viselli, as the bus approached Atlanta.

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Election 2008
11:11 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Perry County Declares Barack Obama Day

Marion AL – Perry County has declared a new government holiday to honor the election of Barack Obama. Perry County lies in the Black Belt region, which is known for its rich soil and some of the nation's worst poverty. It also holds deep roots to the voting rights movement. And that still complicates life ... and perhaps Barack Obama Day. Brett Tannehill reports.

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Election 2008
5:49 am
Tue November 4, 2008

Alabama Sees Large Voter Turnout

Northport AL – The presidential election drew a large turnout to polling sites across Alabama. At the Northport Civic Center and City Hall, voters waited as long as an hour to cast their ballot. Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports ...

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Election 2008
11:16 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Blue Voters in a Red State Adopt Homegrown Symbol

Tuscaloosa, AL – Four years ago in Birmingham, Joellyn Beckham and Gina Williams decided they couldn't possibly be alone in their liberal leanings. So they designed a simple sticker to express their views: a bright blue dot in a red square.

Today, the logos decorate vehicles in at least 44 states and they've even turned up on former presidential candidates Howard Dean and Wesley Clark. Pretty high goals for a sticker with humble roots in the Heart of Dixie.

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Election 2008
5:43 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Presidential Tax Talk

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Election 2008
11:58 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Congressional Voter Tour - District 5

Tuscaloosa AL – Our listening tour of Alabama's seven Congressional Districts continues. We've been hearing from likely voters about what issues are important to them this election season. Let's go to District Five, which contains Alabama's northern-most counties ...

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Election 2008
11:56 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Congressional Voter Tour - District 4

Tuscaloosa AL – APR has been visiting with voters in Alabama's seven Congressional Districts to find out what issues are important to them this election season. Now we head to District Four, which spans the north central portion of the state. We'll begin in a Pickens County T-Shirt printing shop ... with more thoughts about the economy and it's relationship to energy ...

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Election 2008
11:53 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Congressional Voter Tour - District 3

Tuscaloosa AL – APR News is taking you to the state's seven Congressional Districts to hear the issues important to some of Alabama's voters. Next, our tour visits District Three, which includes counties in east central Alabama. Some residents are concerned about their local economies ...

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Election 2008
12:02 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Congressional Voter Tour - District 7

Tuscaloosa AL – Alabama Public Radio has been bringing you the thoughts of voters from across Alabama's seven Congressional Districts. Our series concludes in District Seven, which includes the southern half of Tuscaloosa County, and other west central Alabama areas. We'll start by visiting a couple of Tuscaloosa-area barbershops ...

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Election 2008
12:00 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Congressional Voter Tour - District 6

Tuscaloosa AL – Alabama Public Radio has been talking with dozens of voters across the state's seven Congressional Districts. This week we've been hearing some of their thoughts. District Six includes the northern half of Tuscaloosa County and other communities in central Alabama. We'll begin on Main Ave. in historic downtown Northport ...

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Election 2008
11:55 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Students and Voting Accessibility

Tuscaloosa, AL – With the presidential election quickly approaching, Alabama Public Radio was curious of student opinion about the accessibility of voting. Voting accessibility seems to be an issue for young voters. Chelsea Banks reports.

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Election 2008
11:17 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Perspectives of Young Voters

Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama Public Radio has produced several reports about young and first time voters in the 2008 election. Reporter Erin Williams tracked down several students at the University of Alabama to find out what they've been thinking about.

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Election 2008
11:15 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Religion's Role in Politics

Tuscaloosa, AL – Historically, Christianity has played an important role in Southern social and political life. However, this emphasis can overshadow the contributions of other religious communities. Reporter Hannah Dame reports.

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Election 2008
11:11 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Considering Palin's Role

Tuscaloosa, AL – There's no doubt that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin energized the Republican Party when she was chosen as John McCain's running mate. If the GOP wins next week, she would become the first female vice president in U-S history. Reporter Rett Hawk recently asked some young women about their thoughts on Palin's pick.

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