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Tuscaloosa, AL – Our DNA Files Series continues with a look at the importance of minority participation in clinical trials. Researchers are relying on community based approaches to accomplish the task of attracting more minority participants to their trials. Alabama Public Radio's Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath reports.

New Orleans – Boeing will use NASA's Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans to produce an avionics system that will control the Ares I rocket intended to send astronauts back to the moon.

NASA yesterday awarded Boeing a 799.5 million dollar contract to produce the system that will provide guidance, navigation and control for the rocket until it reaches orbit.

Tuscaloosa, AL – We say "buh-bye" to 2007 with our last episode of the year. Butler Cain spoke with some University of Alabama students about what they like -- and don't like -- about finals week, and Tricia Masucci got some perspective from a man who sells Christmas trees. Courtney Bowland wrapped up the show in pretty paper and a ribbon for our enjoyment.

Tuscaloosa, AL – There is groundbreaking work being done with Parkinson's Disease research at a little place called the Worm Shack. It's an unusual name for a place responsible for such a scientific achievement.

In this edition of The DNA Files, we take a look at the Caldwell Lab at the University of Alabama. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez reports.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week on Prototype, Brett Tannehill tells us how to keep our plants from freezing to death, and Todd Panciera brings us some holiday trivia. As usual, Executive Producer Courtney Bowland brings us the show.

Photo courtesy of Eagle Aquaculture.

Tuscaloosa, AL – The bulk of the nation's catfish industry is located primarily in two states -- Alabama and Mississippi. It has been a tough time, lately. Market prices have dropped, Asian imports are increasing, and southern catfish farmers are feeling the financial pinch. However, science may be providing a competitive edge by creating a bigger, healthier catfish that's ready for market more quickly. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain reports.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week on Prototype, Ryan Vasquez talks turkey, Brandon Hollingsworth talks tornados, and Courtney Bowland talks with Troy University.

Tuscaloosa, AL – Prototype's Thanksgiving holiday edition includes host Courtney Bowland a report from Tricia Masucci on ''Black Friday,'' a bargain hunter's most favorite day.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week Adam Shivers reports on the "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" camp situated in Columbiana. Ryan Vasquez also reports on the 64th annual peanut festival, celebrated in Dothan for the 10th year in a row. Courtney Bowland also interviews Brandon Hollingsworth about Jaskconville State University happenings and controversies.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, Todd Panciera finds out what it's like to work in the skyboxes during a University of Alabama football game; Tricia Masucci tells us how new technology is revolutionizing the college campus tour; and we hear from the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, Todd Panciera talks to someone who works in the skyboxes during University of Alabama football games; Tricia Masucci tells us how new technology is revolutionizing the way you can tour campus; and we learn what's happening at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, Todd Panciera talks to someone who works in the skyboxes during University of Alabama football games; Tricia Masucci tells us how new technology is revolutionizing the way you can tour campus; and we learn what's happening at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, Courtney Bowland gets some tips on how to land a job after college; Tricia Masucci explores how to make the perfect cappuccino; and we find out what's happening on the campus of Auburn University.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, Melissa Wolbach talks about throwing a Halloween party that doesn't hurt your wallet, Tricia Masucci explains how your shoes could be hurting your health, and Courtney Bowland speaks with the newspaper editor at Birmingham Southern College.

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, the Kentuck Arts Festival is recognized with stories from two of our reporters.

First, Alisa Beckwith looks at the life and accomplishments of Jimmie Lee Sudduth. He was one of Alabama's most famed folk artists, and he recently died.

Next Brett Tannehill focuses on how the festival has helped revived historic downtown Northport.

Tuscaloosa, AL – On this week's Prototype episode, Brandon Hollingsworth reports on a behind-the-scene look at forensics; and Melissa Wolbach speaks to a professional poker player in "A Day in the Life of...."

Tuscaloosa, AL – In this week's episode, Courtney Bowland debuts a new era of Prototype. Butler Cain talks about his recent trip to Germany; Todd Panciera tells us "How to..." tie a bowtie; we hear from the reporter of APR's ''Hispanic Alabama'' series; and finally, we'll hear what's making news at Troy University.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the twentieth edition of Prototype, we hear a report about the state of Alabama's sales tax holiday occurring this weekend. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the nineteenth edition of Prototype, we hear about the city of Tuscaloosa's efforts to make walking and biking in the community safer. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the eighteenth edition of Prototype, we hear a report about a novel written by a mother and daughter about the south in the early 20th century. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the seventeenth edition of Prototype, we take a look back at one of the most listened to stories from the first half of the year - a personal story about the city of Enterprise. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the sixteenth edition of Prototype, we hear about sneezes and the history of this bodily action. Have a listen or take a sniff...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the fifteenth edition of Prototype, we hear about what it is like to live in a tourist town. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the fourteenth edition of Prototype, we hear about a fresh, creative way some freshman students at the University of Alabama are using to cope with their first time being away from home. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the thirteenth edition of Prototype, we hear an update about the tornado stricken city of Enterprise, Alabama. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the twelfth edition of Prototype, we hear about the future of the Strip in Tuscaloosa. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the eleventh edition of Prototype, we hear about the historical mural paintings in Downtown Dothan. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

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Tuscaloosa, AL – In the tenth edition of Prototype, we hear about Auburn University's Rural Studio and its re-design of Lions Park in Greensboro. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the tenth edition of Prototype, we hear about Auburn University's Rural Studio and its re-design of Lions Park in Greensboro. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the tenth edition of Prototype, we hear about Auburn University's Rural Studio and its re-design of Lions Park in Greensboro. Have a listen...this is a show you don't want to miss.

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