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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuscaloosa, AL – The Internet isn't just for the kids anymore. As Alabama Public Radio's Jordan Culberson explains, this election has seen the Internet become a powerful news source that can make or break political campaigns.

Tuscaloosa, AL – Hope for change. That's been the message Senator Barack Obama has been preaching since his campaign for the presidency began. Despite an overwhelming Republican presence in the state of Alabama, Obama supporters still carry on their struggle for voters. Alabama Public Radio's Daniel Cherry tells us more about the battle for Alabama.

Tuscaloosa, AL – The 2008 presidential election has given rise to some heated feelings and discussions. Alabama Public Radio's Martha Jean Schindler visited the Ferguson Center at the University of Alabama to ask students how they felt about the negativity surrounding this election.

Tuscaloosa, AL – With African American voter turnout expected to be at record numbers for this presidential election, the question of how much black voter turnout will impact the election looms large. Alabama Public Radio's Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath decided to visit African American barbershops to find out from voters how big of a role Barack Obama's race plays in getting blacks to the polls.

Tuscaloosa AL – Alabama Public Radio 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 ...

Tuscaloosa AL – APR News presents a series of reports focusing on voters in Alabama's seven Congressional Districts. We're exploring issues important to voters this election season, and some of the motivations shaping their decisions on November 4th. Let's visit District Two, which includes counties in Southeast Alabama ...


Hear this series the week of 10/27 at 7:35am and 4:44pm on Alabama Public Radio.

Tuscaloosa AL – APR News presents a series of reports focusing on voters in Alabama's seven Congressional Districts. We'll hear what voters are thinking about this election season, and some of the motivations shaping their decisions on November 4th. We start in District One, which includes Alabama's coastal counties ...

Tuscaloosa AL – Previously Alabama Public Radio aired a story focusing on the District 2 Race in Alabama. For that story Jay Love, the Republican candidate, was unavailable and the story aired without his involvement. On the issue of fairness, Ryan Vasquez had the chance to talk to Jay Love and we've made this available here.

Tuscaloosa, AL – The Alabama Secretary of State has seen a tenfold increase in voter registration for this year's presidential election compared to the past. Political scientists attribute part of the increase to the historic candidacy of Barack Obama. But not all Democrats are looking for a downticket bump from Obama's candidacy. Ryan Vasquez takes a look at party labels and there place in the 2nd Congressional District Race.

Tuscaloosa, Al – Polling sites across the state are expecting record numbers of voters on November 4th. Reporter Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath, recently spoke with Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman to find out how voters can prepare for their trip to the polls.

Tuscaloosa, Al – Around the world, people are keeping an eye on America's upcoming presidential election. Recently, reporter Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath spoke with several people from other countries to find out how the American electoral process is being viewed aboad and what they feel are the key issues our nation needs to address.

Tuscaloosa AL – This election season, we've been talking with voters about their thoughts on the candidates and the issues. In this installment, we'll hear who some voters are leaning towards and why.

Tuscaloosa AL – This election season, we've been talking with voters about their thoughts on the candidates and the issues. In this installment, we'll hear what some voters feel is most important to them ...

Nashville, TN – Not long after her conversation with Ryan Vasquez, APR's Alisa Beckwith-Aylliath hit the streets of the Music City. She probed the minds of undecided voters to find out what they think of the candidates.

Nashville, TN – APR News reporter Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath spoke with Ryan Vasquez just a couple of hours before Tuesday night's (10/7) presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. Alisa was reporting from Belmont University in Nashville.

Tuscaloosa, AL – University of Alabama College Republicans president Mason Dyess and College Democrats president Trent Thompson talk to APR's Brandon Hollingsworth about what they're looking for as Joe Biden and Sarah Palin debate Thursday night in St. Louis.

Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama Public Radio has been hitting the proverbial pavement, asking Alabamians what they're thinking about the upcoming presidential election.

But we asked Alabama Public Radio's Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath to do something much closer to home.

Tuscaloosa, Al – As the presidential election draws closer, millions of Americans living abroad are taking the steps to exercise their right to vote. Recently, APR reporter Alisa Beckwith Ayilliath spoke with some expatriates living in India to find out what political issues are most important to them.

Tuscaloosa, AL – Voters in Alabama want to hear more about the issues and less about race.

"I'm hearing less about what [the candidates] stand for and more about he's black, he's white, she's female, he's male. That needs to stay out of it. I want to hear about the issues at hand," said Brian, a voter from McCalla, Alabama.

To hear what voters want to hear more about from John McCain and Barack Obama, click on "Listen."

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