Published: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:45:00 +0000Summary: There are a few tips if you want to take your dog to work. First make sure that it's okay with your boss, and that none of your coworkers have pet allergies. Your pet should be healthy and up to date on all its shots, and well behaved. And puppy-proof you..
Published: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 13:45:00 +0000Summary: We found our little dog, Ivy, sitting in a bed of ivy beside our house when she was a year old - she lived to be about 20. When she was a teenager we would take her to the beach. She loved the warm sand which was easy on her arthritis. She has been gone f..
Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:36:54 +0000Summary: The city of Huntsville is getting ready to temporarily say goodbye to a local icon. Since the 1970's, a mosaic has dominated the skyline downtown. It has also earned a nickname that has been a real head scratcher for those not familiar with the mosaic. Th..
Published: Sat, 03 Jun 2017 13:45:00 +0000Summary: Losing a pet you love is traumatic enough, but it's particularly difficult when your pet is 20 years old and handicapped. Of course, the lost pet also may endure hardship - in Lily's case, outside in rain and heat, unable to see or hear. This is one reuni..
Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 16:30:05 +0000Summary: Throughout the course of Alabama political history, there have been two pervasive and prevailing issues - race and religion. The race issue has remained dormant in Alabama politics for most of the first half of the 20th century.....
Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 16:22:32 +0000Summary: In 1946, Senator John Bankhead died in office; this created a unique situation for John Sparkman. He sought the vacant senate seat, yet remained on the ballot for his house seat. Sparkman beat the field handily with a strong backing from labor unions - wi..
Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 22:48:47 +0000Summary: When Donald Trump won the presidency many were curious to see who would be the big winners and the big losers. It looks like Alabama’s defense industry may do very well when the upcoming budget is hashed out. President Trump issued a preliminary budget ..
Published: Sat, 27 May 2017 13:45:00 +0000Summary: Twenty-four states have laws regarding animals left unattended in hot cars, including two southern states (Tennessee and Florida). That leaves eight states in the south and southeast without legal protection for pets trapped in hot cars, including Alabama..
Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:36:58 +0000Summary: It looks like the 2017 legislative session ended with big news for expectant mothers in Alabama. After thirteen years of lobbying, lawmakers voted to let midwives can come out of the shadows and practice legally in the state. APR’s Pat Duggins has more ..
Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 14:27:59 +0000Summary: This year’s federal red snapper season on the Gulf Coast is scheduled to begin a week from today. And it’s scheduled to end just 72 hours later. That short season has outraged anglers and business owners on Alabama’s coast – and it has U.S. lawmak..
Published: Sat, 20 May 2017 13:45:00 +0000Summary: The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that handling unwanted pet animals costs as much as $1 billion annually in the U.S. But the greatest cost is loss of life. Statistics show that only three of the seven cute puppies in this picture would ..
Published: Thu, 18 May 2017 17:31:43 +0000Summary: Senator Lister Hill is probably our greatest U.S. senator in history. Most of the rural hospitals in America and Alabama were built during his legislation.....
Published: Sat, 13 May 2017 13:45:00 +0000Summary: The great things about a dog park are the fenced areas where you can play off-leash with your pet. Be a responsible owner by making sure your dog is up-to-date on all shots, and clean up after your pet. Another responsible thing for every owner to do is t..
Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 21:36:13 +0000Summary: Hired political guns have a reputation for success and meanness. These hired guns would usually find somebody or some entity to create fear and hatred against. In political terms, it's called "finding the boogeyman and running against him..."..
Published: Tue, 09 May 2017 23:54:52 +0000Summary: Coal was once king here in Alabama. But federal regulations and rising prices have forced changes in Alabama’s energy economy. This impacts both the industries that need a source of energy and the coal workers who make a living supplying that need. This..
Published: Mon, 08 May 2017 22:23:43 +0000Summary: There were a number of audiences being targeted during the race for the Presidency. One that hits home here in Alabama were coal workers. That energy source was once Alabama’s lifeblood. However, new regulations and new energy sources are changing the s..
Published: Sat, 06 May 2017 13:45:00 +0000Summary: Pets love to play among the tall grasses, but grass and weed pollen can provoke an adverse reaction in some pets. Paying attention to where your pet has been spending its time will be helpful if you need to figure out the cause of an allergic reaction. **..
Published: Sat, 06 May 2017 11:49:42 +0000Summary: Alabama’s prison system and justice system are in the national spotlight and not for good reasons. The State’s prisons are one hundred percent overcapacity. Alabama is criticized for spending the least amount of money per inmate per day for rehabilita..
Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:51:58 +0000Summary: Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church held a ceremony yesterday afternoon commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Loretta Lynch was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, delivering her final speech as the United States Att..
Published: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:45:00 +0000Summary: Canine influenza - or dog flu - is a highly contagious virus transmitted to a healthy dog from an infected animal that is coughing or sneezing, or by contact with contaminated bowls, leashes, bedding, even toys used by an infected pet. *******************..
Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:16:53 +0000Summary: “…I met some good people in there and some evil, evil people.” Randall Padgett spent three years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. If you think he’s the only one with a complaint about the state’s justice system, critics s..
Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:21:51 +0000Summary: Alabama head coach Nick Saban will have to wait until next season to try to tie the national championship record of the legendary Bear Bryant. The Crimson Tide lost the College Football Playoff Championship to Clemson in a game that came down to some crit..
Published: Sat, 07 Jan 2017 14:45:00 +0000Summary: Some pets can handle wintry conditions better than others, but even pets that stay outdoors most of the time need shelter, a place where they can curl up and be protected from low temperatures, wind, and rain, snow and sleet. ***************************..
Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:04:45 +0000Summary: As Alabama’s junior U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions prepares for confirmation hearings next week to become the country’s next Attorney General, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is doing everything they can to prevent it. Earli..
Published: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: As you enter the New Year, remember who or what helped make the old year special. Your furry companion is there to share the good times - and even the times that are not so good. So if you make resolutions, make some that will benefit both of you and help..
Published: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: Christmas is a time for caring and sharing - especially with our family and friends. And it all began over two thousand years ago! *******************..
Published: Sat, 17 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: A few weeks after Christmas every year, pets who were surprise gifts end up in animal shelters, already in need of another new home. It's traumatic enough for an animal to be in a shelter the first time, but doubly so to end up there again so soon. If you..
Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:44:34 +0000Summary: The four person Alabama Public Radio news team, with no budget, spent six months researching and producing this series on justice and prison reform. Within weeks of airing the first parts of this series, the U.S. Justice Department announced an investigat..
Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: For their safety as well as your own, pets should not be allowed to roam freely in a moving vehicle. One option is a restraint that connects to a seat belt and attaches to the pet's harness. Your furry friend can stand or lie down, but will not distract t..
Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:54:14 +0000Summary: “…I met some good people in there and some evil, evil people.” Randall Padgett spent three years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. If you think he’s the only one with a complaint about the state’s justice system, critics s..
Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:28:18 +0000Summary: Some things happen like clockwork this time of year. Trimming the Christmas tree, long lines at the shopping mall—and for parents of small children, there’s the traditional photo with the kids on Santa’s lap. There are plenty of children waiting to ..
Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: Gifts for pet people are easy to find, and they don't have to be expensive. One year my sister-in-law cross-stitched a cat picture on a pillow; I still use the pillow and enjoy it all year long! ***********..
Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:25:00 +0000Summary: Alabama’s prison system has been in the news a lot this year, and not for good reasons. Violence, inmate riots, allegations of mismanagement and corruption and a failed prison building plan in the state legislature have all pointed out plenty of problem..
Published: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: That cute little face peeking out between the limbs of the Christmas tree is trouble in the making. Taking care to keep your pets safe around the holiday trimmings will help to make all the seasons of the year happy ones. ******************..
Published: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: Sharing Thanksgiving foods with your best friend (or friends) is fine, as long as you make sure it's safe for them. Just give them small amounts, and they will enjoy the treat! ********************..
Published: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:45:00 +0000Summary: The reason this little cat (along with its fellow shelter residents) has a chance for a new forever home and a loving owner is because the shelter workers are there to feed her and take care of her until her new owner finds her. That's something to apprec..
Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:32:51 +0000Summary: Alabama was a popular destination for those seeking the presidency this year. Republicans and Democrats made it a point to visit the Yellowhammer State to try and keep it red or turn it blue. This of course means news coverage, which in turn, brings out c..
Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:55:25 +0000Summary: Voters in Alabama and the rest of the country head to the polls tomorrow to help determine the next President of the United States. But that won’t be the only issue citizens in the Yellowhammer State have on the ballot. APR’s MacKenzie Bates has more ..
Published: Sat, 05 Nov 2016 13:45:00 +0000Summary: Senior pets in animal shelters have a tough time finding homes. Just being in a shelter may be traumatic if they are accustomed to a home and a caring owner. Consider sharing your home with one of these "experienced" pets! **********************..
Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:36:04 +0000Summary: The Louisiana floods didn’t completely destroy Katherine’s Ray home. But it came close. Students from the University of Alabama and Troy University are using hammers to tear down what’s left. “I would say by the time we arrived on the scene, thing..
Published: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:45:00 +0000Summary: The Emerging Hero category honors the partnership that often develops between human and dog. Some of these animals are trained in such areas as detection of diseases such as cancer, others are just pets who, without any special training, instinctively ass..
Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:28:01 +0000Summary: This week, the University of Alabama celebrates its third annual Cuba Week. APR student reporter Allison Mollenkamp has more… UA’s Cuba Week offers an array of opportunities for the public to immerse themselves in Cuban history and culture. There will..
Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:45:00 +0000Summary: When we adopt a dog we think we're doing it a favor, giving it a home. What do they give us in return? It has been proven that pets can make us happier and healthier people. They give us companionship and loyalty and acceptance. What a bargain! **********..
Published: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:42:00 +0000Summary: When it comes to Alabama’s Million Dollar Band, each week fans get a chance to see the music and marching come together at halftime. Here’s what you don’t see. Football fans take a break during the week after each game. Alabama’s marching band doe..
Published: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:45:00 +0000Summary: If you wonder how you can help the pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the answer is to make a donation to one of the many organizations that are working in the storm area. And consider adopting a pet. Every animal that is adopted from a shelter o..
Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:32:04 +0000Summary: Alabama’s prison system has been in the news a lot this year, and not for good reasons. Inmate riots, as well as allegations of mismanagement and corruption have pointed out plenty of problems. The Alabama Public Radio news team has spent the past sever..
Published: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:22:31 +0000Summary: Roy Moore is no longer serving as the Chief Justice of Alabama. On September 30, a majority of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary decided to suspend Moore for the remainder of his six-year term as punishment for ethics violations. The charges relate to Mo..
Published: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:13:44 +0000Summary: Forest fires have been chewing through acres of land throughout Alabama. APR student reporter Parker Branton has more. On Sunday alone, there were 65 active forest fires burning through the state. The Alabama Forestry Commission is working around the cloc..