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Joe Moody

Senior producer & All Things Considered host

Joe Moody is a senior news producer and host for Alabama Public Radio. Before joining the news team, he taught academic writing for several years nationally and internationally. Joe has a Master of Arts in foreign language education as well as a Master of Library and Information Studies. When he is not playing his tenor banjo, he enjoys collecting and listening to jazz records from the 1950s and 60s.

  • Hurricane Party is an art exhibit at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile. Partnering with the 309 Punk project out of Pensacola, it aims to document Mobile punk from the 1980s to the present.
  • Red Rook Press is a student led press based out of the University of Alabama. They are in their second year and will be releasing a novel, a poetry book, and a republication of a novel from last year. Joe Moody reports on its origins and what makes this little independent press so unique.
  • The state of Alabama is preparing for its severe weather tax holiday. The days are used as a way to save money on goods relating to weather preparedness as February precedes hurricane and tornado season.
  • Mardi Gras season in wrapping up in the Mobile area. The City of Mobile has a long history with the carnival season as they started celebrating the holiday when the city was founded in 1702. Fat Tuesday will be on February thirteenth which traditionally means that no celebrations will take place after midnight.
  • Saturday will be celebrated by much of the world as the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. Tuscaloosa is no exception. This year the celebration will be hosted by the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars on the UA campus.
  • A legendary gospel group from Alabama has once again been celebrated. The Blind Boys of Alabama won another Grammy earlier this week for their 2023 album “Echoes of the South” in the category of Best Roots Gospel Album. Not only was the album recorded in Sheffield, but it was released on Florence record label Single Lock Records.
  • In part one of this series, we discussed the STANDD initiative and what they do. In this episode, we will discuss human sex trafficking, the problem itself.
  • Supply and demand are often connected to concepts of a purely material nature. The theories they inspire are usually related to increasing profits or understanding the financial needs of a community. However, researchers at the University of Alabama are applying these concepts to the disruption of illegal supply chains- namely human sex trafficking.
  • It is the Mardi Gras season in Alabama and Mobile has already started celebrating. The City of Mobile started celebrating the holiday when the city was founded in 1702. Fat Tuesday will be on February 13th this year.
  • Alabama farmers markets are not just for the summertime. Alabama farmers are working hard to keep fresh produce on the table this winter. Winter farmers markets can offer a variety of vegetables and specialties that the whole family can enjoy.