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Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe (4) holds up the most valuable player trophy after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia in Atlanta, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
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The Heisman Trophy race is looking wide open for 2024. Heading into next season there are fewer obvious candidates for an award that has been dominated by quarterbacks. Among those to watch: Alabama's Jalen Milroe, Georgia's Carson Beck and former Oklahoma and UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who plans to play a sixth season of college football at Oregon.
News & Commentaries From APR
  • This week, Don reviews “The Comfort of Crows” by Margaret Renkl.
  • Taking a holiday photo with your pet may seem like a good idea - but it might take a bit of planning to get the picture you want!
  • In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston relays the feeling of frustration that his manufacturing clients are feeling trying to find new employees to do the work.
  • A corporation along the Alabama Gulf Coast has been donating to local businesses in the area. 68 Ventures is a veteran-owned business headquartered in Daphne that serves as a parent company to several businesses along the Gulf Coast which focus on development, investment and construction.
  • CNN says it will host two debates, in Iowa and New Hampshire, next month as the dust settles from the event on the campus of the University of Alabama. If Tuscaloosa’s event is any indication. Nikki Haley will be the focus of attention and attacks. APR news worked with NPR to provide national coverage of the first ever Presidential debate in Alabama.
  • Animal shelters across Alabama are working to find pets in the state forever homes this holiday season. Six of these organizations are participating in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Holiday Hope: Empty the Shelters” event. The national animal welfare organization is dedicated to ending pet homelessness.
  • The four Republican presidential candidates debating Wednesday night mostly targeted each other instead of Donald Trump. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley took the brunt of the attacks as she gets more interest from donors and voters. That was among the results that left University of Alabama students in the Debate audience either embarrassed or making jokes.
  • Inefficiencies in broadband service have persisted for underserved communities, like HBCUs and their neighboring areas, since before the Covid-19 pandemic. But the shutdown highlighted both the importance of and disparities surrounding affordable and accessible high-speed internet access for vulnerable populations.Although $18.4 million dollars have been designated to expand broadband services at HBCUs in the state of Alabama, it will take until the end of the decade to see sustained progress.In this season finale of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn highlights why closing the digital gap is necessary now rather than later.
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.
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.