Debbie Elliott

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Alabama Republican Eyes Comeback. Roy Moore To Run Again For U.S. Senate

Friday, June 21, 2019

The controversial judge lost a winnable race for the GOP in 2017 as allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against teen girls surfaced from decades ago.


Alabama's Africatown Hopes For Revival After Slave Ship Discovery

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Clotilde was discovered last month in the Mobile River, bringing new attention to a small community founded by African captives who were brought to the U.S. on the ship.


University Of Alabama Returns $21.5 Million To Hugh Culverhouse

Monday, June 10, 2019

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with attorney Hugh Culverhouse, who pledged $26.5 million to the university. The $21.5 million he had given so far was returned and his name removed from the law school.


Louisiana Governor Says He Plans To Sign Bill Restricting Most Abortions Into Law

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Louisiana is the latest state where lawmakers have voted to ban most abortions with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The state's Democratic governor says he will sign the bill into law.


Theresa Burroughs, Voting Rights Activist, Dies At 89 In Alabama

Friday, May 24, 2019

"Disappear? We're not going to do that," she said. She went 10 times to the courthouse before the registrar would sign her up to vote. Then she worked to guard the right and never missed an election.


Alabama Faces Deadline To Address Dangerous And Deadly Prison Conditions

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Critics say a plan to build new prisons won't solve the entrenched, underlying issues in the state prison system that have been found to be unconstitutional.


Justice Department Forces Alabama To Address Deadly Prison Conditions

Monday, May 20, 2019

Alabama must rectify the dangerous conditions this week or face a Justice Department lawsuit. Critics say plans to build new prisons won't solve issues that have been found to be unconstitutional.


Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The law bans nearly all abortions and is among the most restrictive in the country. It's part of a broader anti-abortion strategy to prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the right to abortion.


Alabama Lawmakers Debate Bill To Ban Nearly All Abortions

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lawmakers in Alabama are taking up an abortion bill Tuesday. If passed, it would be the strictest in the nation and its backers hope it paves the way for a Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade.


The Birthplace Of Country Music's First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

Saturday, May 04, 2019

A grassroots drive to preserve a historic building in downtown Atlanta is highlighting the city's somewhat forgotten role in early country music.


Alabama Lawmakers Move To Outlaw Abortion In Challenge To Roe V. Wade

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that could become the country's most restrictive abortion ban. It would make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions at any stage of a pregnancy.


After Allegations Of Toxic Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center Tries To Move Forward

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"I'm acknowledging the fact that we didn't pay attention to the internal culture," says interim President Karen Baynes-Dunning.


Alabama's Prison Are Unsafe And Unconstitutional, Justice Department Says

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that conditions in Alabama prisons are unsafe and unconstitutional and result in deadly harm.


Justice Dept. Finds Violence In Alabama Prisons 'Common, Cruel, Pervasive'

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

A civil rights investigation into the Alabama prison system by the Department of Justice finds conditions unsafe and unconstitutional. Violence, understaffing and crowding are common.


'Hear Me By Any Means Necessary': Charlottesville Is Forced To Redefine Civility

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

After a deadly white supremacist rally in 2017, once-marginalized voices in Charlottesville, Va., are demanding to be heard by the City Council. That has led to a debate over civility.


'Welcome To Marrdy's' - A Shared Kitchen For Local Cooks In Gentrifying West Atlanta

Friday, March 15, 2019

As part of NPR's Kitchen Table Conversations, we revisit an entrepreneur in West Atlanta who wants to preserve the culinary traditions of a neighborhood even as it gentrifies and changes.


Virginia Scandals Draw Attention To The Dehumanizing History Of Blackface

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Virginia's governor and attorney general face calls to resign amid revelations they appeared in blackface decades ago. That's reviving a conversation around the history of blackface in our culture.


A Complicated Racial History Underpins Politics In Virginia

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The controversies currently rocking Virginia politics are rooted in a historical legacy of racism that cannot be overcome overnight, says historian Gregg Kimball.


A Look Back At Virginia's Racial Past In Context Of The Today's Turmoil

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The three highest ranking statewide politicians in Virginia are embroiled in major controversies involving race and sexual assault. But the state's racial past starts with slavery 400 years ago.


Poll: Majority Of Americans Are Frustrated With Shutdown And State Of Politics In General

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 7 in 10 Americans say the government shutdown is going to hurt the country and that Congress should pass a bill to reopen the government now while budget talks continue.