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Alabama's monthly jobless didn’t go up or down, with a rate unchanged at 3.1%. The number of Alabamians put of work held steady for the fifth straight month. The state says the December rate was below the level of a year before at 4.7%.
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Now a retired English professor at The University of Alabama, Dr. Noble's specialties are Southern and American literature.
Speaking of Pets with host Mindy Norton is a commentary (opinion piece) for people who care about pets and humane treatment for animals in general, and who want to celebrate that special relationship between us and our animal companions.
Crunk Culture is a commentary (opinion piece) about creative and sometimes cursory perspectives and responses to popular culture and representations of identity. Dr. Robin Boylorn defines "crunk" as resisting conformity and confronting injustice out loud.
Host Cam Marston brings us fun weekly commentaries (opinion pieces) on generational and demographic trends to provide new ways to interpret the changing world around us.
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After the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, hundreds of children from the affected areas dealt with multiple health issues caused by radiation from the nuclear meltdown. A few years later, families from all across Alabama housed many of those same children for a summer to give them access to better healthcare and a reprieve from the radiation.