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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Greg “Freddy” Camalier, director of “Muscle Shoals," and Rick Hall, founder of FAME Studios, at the center of the film, talk about Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where, even before the Civil Rights Movement took shape, the color of your skin didn't matter inside the studio. Some of the greatest Rock and Roll and Soul legends of all time recorded some of the most uplifting, defiant, and important music there. “Muscle Shoals" opens September 27 at the IFC Center in NY and nationwide on VOD.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thursday, June 07, 2012
In 2008, Calera, Alabama shifted the boundaries of its voting districts in a way that drastically altered the city's racial geography. Almost immediately, the U.S. Department of Justice wrote that Calera couldn't go through with it. Is voter discrimination based on race a thing of the past? Or should the government still keep watch on those states which have an unpleasant history of racism?
Friday, March 23, 2012
In the lead-up to the Alabama and Mississippi presidential primaries the media seized on poll results which revealed surprising views on interracial marriage and Barack Obama's religion among likely Republican primary voters. Public Policy Polling, who conducted the poll, also asked people who they'd be voting for, but that information wasn't as attention-getting. Bob speaks with Michelle Cottle, a Southerner herself, who has been keeping tabs on media coverage of the polls for The Daily Beast.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By Steffen Schmidt : IAFC Blogger
Republican leaders are defending the primary calendar and the decision to have so many contests divide delegates proportionately. I’m not so sure. A quick early victory would have spared the contenders the endless scrutiny of their positions on issues and their frequent slips of tongue.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Jefferson County in Alabama filed for bankruptcy last November, with approximately four billion dollars in debt. Since November, creditors have argued that Alabama law prevents Jefferson County from filing for bankruptcy. Now, a federal judge has ruled that Jefferson County’s bankruptcy is legal, allowing officials to begin drawing up plans which will address the county’s debt.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
At least five people are dead and many are injured after storms hit the nation's southeast. South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi were all slammed by the severe weather and suspected tornadoes. Thousands remain without power. Derrick Becker, a public information officer for South Carolina Emergency Management, talks about what his organization is witnessing.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Since Alabama introduced the nation's toughest anti-illegal immigration law, "unintended consequences" has mace life more difficult not only for undocumented immigrants, but also to documented, legal residents of the state. The new law, known as HB 56, has made every day activities like renewing a driver's license, teaching in public schools, or even helping an illegal immigrant with charity difficult or potentially criminal activities.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Jefferson County, Alabama filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history on Wednesday after the County Commissions found its billions of dollars in debts were unsustainable. The county, which includes Alabama's largest city, Birmingham, is $4.2 billion in debt, $3.1 billion of which is owed for a out of control sewer project. The bankruptcy has been looming for years. The Takeaway first reported on the story in March.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Fred Shuttlesworth, a civil rights leader who helped bring Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Shuttlesworth worked alongside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died on Wednesday at age 89. Shuttlesworth often spoke publicly against the violence that was prevalent in the South at that time, and founded the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.