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Guy Busby

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Guy Busby is an Alabama native and lifelong Gulf Coast resident. He has been covering people, events and interesting occurrences on America’s South Coast for more than 20 years. His experiences include riding in hot-air balloons and watching a ship being sunk as a diving reef. His awards include a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists as part of the APR team on the series “Oil and Water,” on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Some of his other interests include writing, photography and history. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Silverhill.

  • The story of the last people brought to America as slaves and their descendants is now available to movie viewers around the world. The slave ship known as the Clotilda brought kidnapped Africans to the Mobile area in 1860, just before the start of the U.S. Civil War. APR Gulf Coast Correspondent Guy Busby has more on the new film titled “Descendant,” and what happens next.
  • The Alabama Public Radio news team is examining the issue of keeping skilled and educated workers from leaving the Gulf coast. This on-going series of reports is called “Should I stay, or should I go.” Last month, APR Gulf coast correspondent Guy Busby looked efforts by Airbus and Novelis aluminum are working with local authorities to grow good paying jobs to keep local youngsters from leaving the area. Today, Guy continues his examination, by looking at similar efforts in the Mobile area that involve Governor Kay Ivey
  • Moviegoers in Mobile have until Thursday to get a sneak peek of a new documentary about the last slave ship to bring kidnapped Africans to Alabama.
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps put Americans to work on public projects during the Great Depression. That was almost ninety years ago. Now a new corps is working to improve Alabama’s coastal environment.
  • Finding people to fill thousands of high-paying technical jobs on the Alabama Gulf Coast is a growing challenge.
  • The biggest highway project in Alabama history will be passing through some of the oldest parts of Alabama’s oldest city. APR Gulf Coast Correspondent Guy Busby has been following efforts by archaeologists to study areas of Mobile in the path of the Interstate 10 bridge.
  • Alabama Public Radio is looking into why educated or skilled workers may leave the Gulf coast for other areas. A survey by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education shows low salaries are a key concern. One possible solution is a training program by Airbus. The European airplane builder has its North American manufacturing plant in Mobile. APR Gulf Coast Correspondent Guy Busby reports how Airbus may help keep young people in the area, while creating a home-grown workforce.
  • The first satellite designed and built at the University of South Alabama could soon be operating in orbit. It took the six-year effort to build and launch what’s known as Jag SAT one. That tiny spacecraft would probably fit in your car’s glove compartment. It’s only four inches by four inches by eight inches. It’s what’s known as a ‘cubesat,’ or cube satellite. It was designed and built by almost 50 South Alabama faculty members and students.
  • Planners along the Gulf coast want to move ahead with a nearly $3 billion bridge across Mobile Bay.
  • For some people, oysters are something you serve up on the half shell. But, the mollusks also play a major role in the environment and economy of Alabama. On a Saturday morning, a pair of small boats ease up to a cove at Lightning Point near Bayou La Batre. On board are a handful of students, marine scientist, and volunteers. The passenger list also includes about sixteen 16 million baby oysters.