Selling kids

Edward R. Murrow 2020
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Alabama Public Radio was awarded two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association this week.

Both awards went to the station's series on human trafficking throughout the state. 

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For the past 14 months, the Alabama Public Radio news team has been investigating human trafficking throughout the state.  So far most of the focus has been on sex trafficking. Another major part of human trafficking is labor. 

Evelyn Chumbow is from Cameroon. She’s also a survivor of labor trafficking.

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“Seeing Steve stand over him like he was beating him like he was…I can feel every thump that went across his body. Billy Jack Gaither was finally dead.”

About a half dozen students are gathered at Auburn University’s campus in Montgomery watching the documentary “Assault on Gay America.” It tells the story of how Billy Jack Gaither was beaten to death with an axe handle. The message is, in Alabama, violence against gay people is not a hate crime.