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Small Alabama County Offers Cash Amid Struggle To Stop Tuberculosis Spread

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There's only one health department in Alabama where people can go to be tested for tuberculosis. That's in Perry County, where an outbreak claimed three lives in 2015. For every 100,000 people there, 253 would be infected; normally in Alabama it's only 2.5. Now, health officials are trying to get handle on the disease. But it hasn't been easy, so officials there decided to take a new approach.


Sanders Tells Black Voters U.S. Must Confront 'Institutional Racism'

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

As the Democratic presidential primary narrows, Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to rally African-American voters to his side. Sanders spent part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Birmingham, Ala.


Alabama's Secretary Of State Shakes Up Voter Engagement

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Alabama is not a state that generally has prominence in presidential primaries. But Alabama's secretary of state is on a mission to change that in 2016, and he's having success luring GOP contenders.


Many Alabama Lawmakers Use Personal Email To Conduct Official Business

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Turns out Hillary Clinton isn't the only government official with an email issue. Many state lawmakers use personal accounts to do official business, including those in Alabama.


At Southern Factory, Workers Try Again To Unionize

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In the South, unions have faced an especially tough battle. Still, organizers keep trying. United Auto Workers is trying to win a vote by workers at a factory in Piedmont, Ala., on Wednesday.


Some Gas Stations Find New Business As Food Destinations

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

There are taquerias, barbecue joints and gastropubs. To any food-loving road traveler, these places were always around, especially if you happened to chat up the locals and find one o...


Want To Be A Chicken Farmer? Try It Before You Commit

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The idea of raising backyard chickens has become very popular. But people who follow through on the idea don't always know what they are getting into. So a few companies are letting w...


Turmoil Of '63 Shut Down Proms; Former Students Dance Again

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Several high schools had to cancel their proms in 1963, during a time of tumultuous civil rights protests across the South, and in Birmingham, Ala., particularly. Fifty years later, s...


Weekend Warriors: Re-enacting the Civil War

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Siege at Bridgeport, a strategic site in Alabama, took place in 1862 — and again this year. Civil War re-enactors spend time and money reliving battles that were decided 150 years...

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Patton Oswalt & The Ballad of Lady Gaga

Friday, March 04, 2011

Love gets messy when a super-fan tries to date Lady Gaga. An American in Cairo explains the role culture has played in the revolution. Kurt Andersen talks with David Lindsay-Abaire about his new Broadway play, "Good People." And the comedian Patton Oswalt breaks down the universe to its three essential ...


Thornton Dial Is Not an Outsider Artist

Friday, March 04, 2011

Alabama artist Thornton Dial was making metal sculpture and yard art for decades before he was discovered by a prominent collector at age sixty. Today he's 82 and the Indianapolis M...

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