MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Doug Jones says he believes the state should issue a statewide stay-home order, as other states have done, to limit the spread of the coronavirus. 

The number of reported deaths in Alabama on Thursday climbed to more than 30.

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston gives us some insight into his upcoming Thanksgiving travel plans and offers tips on airport etiquette. Simply put: smile and let it roll...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson


In our previous segment, Robin Boylorn discussed how WNBA players are underpaid and undervalued. And, in today’s Crunk Culture commentary, Dr. Boylorn shares some actions that can be taken to improve the league and the livelihood of its players...

*The W denotes WNBA

Written by Brittany Young

Edited by Robin Boylorn

Plastic is a useful product, but it's the largest source of pollution and waste on the planet. In today’s Living With Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram informs us about the harm of plastic and the current event of ruination happening in our environment...   

Edited by David Brackett

In this week's Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us how he’s stimulating his clients’ thinking to try to help them predict the future and what he hopes the future holds for himself...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

James Cridland [Flickr]

For the cost of feeding one dog a day, you can support Alabama Public Radio.  It will follow you almost anywhere up and down the state, and even online, so you won't miss important and timely news stories and your favorite shows.  Go online and contribute today!


This week on “Keepin’ it Real,” Cam talks about using strange descriptions of scotch whiskey to describe other things he likes - and doesn’t like…

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Public Radio Mutt

Sep 17, 2016
Skip Baumhower

For Ivy, genetic diversity made her a wonderful pet and furry friend.  For Alabama Public Radio, programming variety gives you a great menu of listening choices, and makes for a wonderful radio companion at home, in your car, on your computer or phone - wherever you happen to be!



GOP Presidential hopeful Ben Carson will return to Alabama next week. The Republican contender will appear at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Center for a free rally next Thursday afternoon. There will be a fundraiser at a private residence afterward. Republican hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee have attended similar rallies in Alabama, as well as Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.  

Katie@! (Katie Brady) [Flickr]

There are lots of good reasons for adopting a dog, especially during October, which is Adopt-a-Dog Month.  There are also lots of good reasons for supporting Alabama Public Radio - and surprisingly the reasons are very similar.  Either way you get a faithful friend!


Superheroes in Mobile

Dec 7, 2012
History Museum of Mobile


Come Home to APR

Oct 13, 2012
Mindy Norton

Coming home means having a sense of belonging that lets you know you're in the right place.  And what could be more right for a radio listener than Alabama Public Radio?


Alligator Season Wraps

Aug 31, 2012
Stan Ingold

   The seventh annual alligator season has just wrapped up in Alabama. One hundred twenty five tags were issued to hunters who wanted to chase down the large reptiles. Of that, seventy-eight gators were brought in, leaving forty seven tags unfilled.

   Two weekends a year Alabamians get the opportunity to hunt for alligators. Hunters like Jennifer Smith and her family, who bagged a three-hundred fifteen pound alligator that measured ten feet five inches long. She says hope to go every chance she gets.

APR News

The Alabama Public Radio news team collected a national Sigma Delta Chi award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for best breaking news coverage of the Tuscaloosa tornado. News Director Pat Duggins was joined at the podium by reporters Ryan Vasquez, Maggie Martin and Stan Ingold for the presentation of the bronze medallion.

All week long on Alabama Public Radio, the news department is revisiting the people we heard from in the hours and days following the April 27th tornadoes that struck the state a year ago. Last night, the Tuscaloosa city council approved rezoning in the areas hit hard by the storm. Pending a final vote, this will set the city's rebuilding plan into full motion. APR's Pat Duggins takes us to the small town in Kansas which helped pioneer the "green" rebuilding ideas that may take root here.