Alabama

4:37am

Thu March 20, 2014
Music Interviews

From Preacher To Grass Cutter To Earth-Shaking Soul Singer

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 12:08 pm

St. Paul and The Broken Bones is led by singer Paul Janeway (front).
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

One of the hottest new bands out of Birmingham, Ala., doesn't sound new at all. On the new album, Half the City, St. Paul and The Broken Bones hits all the marks of a classic Southern soul band, complete with a fiery lead singer. Speaking with NPR's David Greene, bassist Jesse Phillips recalls the first time he experienced the voice of frontman Paul Janeway.

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12:13pm

Wed March 5, 2014
Health

Hey Colorado, You’re Looking A Little Heavy

Colorado is now the second least obese state in the nation.
Credit Gallup

Since 2010 Colorado has consistently topped lists as having the slimmest population in the country. Not anymore.

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2:51am

Fri January 17, 2014
StoryCorps

A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back'

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 11:39 am

Clayton Sherrod became head chef at an all-white country club in 1964, when he was just 19. Today, he owns his own catering business in Alabama.
StoryCorps

Clayton Sherrod was just 19 in 1964, when he became the executive chef at an all-white club in Birmingham, Ala. Sherrod, who is African-American, had started working in the kitchen there when he was 13, after his father had a heart attack.

"My mother said, 'You can't go back to school. You're going to have to find a job.' So I went to the country club."

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3:25pm

Mon September 23, 2013
The Salt

Raising Tastier Sea Urchins For Foodies And The Environment

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 5:09 pm

Sea urchins are considered a culinary delicacy, but supply can't keep up with demand.
Aizat Faiz Flickr

Sea urchins are considered a culinary delicacy in many parts of the world, including Japan and the United States. The market for this "foie gras of the sea" is growing rapidly — so fast that supply can't keep up with demand.

But a scientist in Birmingham, Ala., says he's found a solution: He's built a sea urchin farm in his lab and has even developed a food for them to make them taste better. Now, he wants to take his tasty urchins out of his farm and into restaurants across the country.

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2:27am

Wed September 18, 2013
Race

University Of Alabama Moves To Integrate Greek System

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:48 pm

Judy Bonner, the University of Alabama's new president, when the school's championship football team visited the White House on April 19, 2012.
Mike Theiler UPI /Landov

Students at the University of Alabama and community leaders are reacting to allegations that white sororities denied access to black women because of their race.

The student newspaper in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson White, ran a story that quotes sorority members who say they wanted to recruit at least two black candidates but the students' names were removed before members could vote on them.

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