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Original Air Date: 11/23/2006 Cuba Without Castro and Lymphedema
Brian Latell is a distinguished Cuba analyst and author of the book, “After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader.” With Fidel Castro relinquishing power due to illness, Latell discusses Cuba’s future. He will also outline options for the United States. Also, an event was held in Montgomery to raise awareness about a little known disease. Lymphedema is the abnormal swelling of a body part usually an arm or leg because of an accumulation of fluid. It can happen to anyone children and adults.
Original Air Date: 11/22/2006 Artist Daniel Moore
The work of artist Daniel Moore has become synonymous with capturing memorable moments in sports. Moore talks about his work and the challenges in translating live action to canvas.
Original Air Date: 11/21/2006 Dealing With Diabetes
Almost one in ten adults in Alabama has diabetes. Because of that number, the state of Alabama ranks seventh in the nation for the number of people with diabetes. Experts in helping people deal with diabetes and avoid having the disease will discuss disease. Viewers can ask questions during the live 6:30 broadcast. Call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/20/2006 Impact Helping Alabama
Impact is a non-profit organization working to connect student volunteers with important service projects. Stephen Black founded the program and he will discuss the importance of getting students involved in worthwhile projects. He will also take viewer questions during the live 6:30 broadcast. Call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/17/2006 Week In Review
Brain Lyman of the “Anniston Star” will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/16/2006 Meth and Women
Crystal methamphetamine is an intense stimulate that has grown in usage. There have been efforts to address the problems of crystal meth. The legislature has passed laws in an attempt to address the problem. “For The Record” looks how the drug has impacted women in Alabama. FTR talks with women dealing with crystal meth and the programs aimed at helping them.
Original Air Date: 11/15/2006 Americans Going Hungry
Our Scheduled Guest, Pastor James Evans, has cancelled because of the severe weather. The new topic for tonight: The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report today showing a reduction in the number of Americans who are hungry. We’ll talk with Kimble Forrister, State Coordinator of the anti-poverty group Alabama Arise about the report and other issues involving the poor.
Original Air Date: 11/14/2006 Pentagon Change Impacts Alabama Guard
Donald Rumsfeld is no longer Secretary of Defense. The Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard Major General Mark Bowen talks about how a shift in policy could impact the deployment of the Alabama National Guard. Bowen will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/13/2006 Adoption
In fiscal year 2006, 380 children were adopted through the Alabama Department of Human Resources. It was an increase from the 325 adopted in 2005 and 315 in 2004. The Commissioner for the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Page Walley, will discuss what is being done to help the more than 600 children for which the agency is working to find an adoptive family. He will also answer questions from viewers when they call 1-866-552-0025 during the live 6:30pm broadcast.
Original Air Date: 11/10/2006 Week In Review
Mitch Sneed from the “Opelika-Auburn News” will be among the three journalists discussing the event s of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/9/2006 U.S. Rep. Artur Davis
Alabama Congressman Artur Davis represents the Seventh Congressional District. Davis discusses efforts to improve the area that includes the Black Belt. He will also give his thoughts on current issues ranging from Iraq to the federal budget.
Original Air Date: 11/8/2006 Election Wrap
John Anzalone of Anzalone and Listz Polling and Research and Dax Swatek from Swatek and Associates review the results of the November General Election. They will discuss what the results mean for the state. They will also examine the direction of state government operations and how national results could impact Alabama.
Original Air Date: 11/7/2006 Election Day
Alabama voters go to the polls. The state will elect the leaders for state government and will vote on the seven Congressional Districts. “For The Record” will have a special live eleven o’clock program featuring comments from candidates in major races
Original Air Date: 11/6/2006 Party Chairs on Election
Alabama Democratic Party Chair Joe Turnham and Alabama Republican Party Chair Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh preview tomorrow’s elections. Cavanaugh and Turnham will outline the issues dominating campaigns. They will also answer questions from viewers when the call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/3/2006 Week In Review
Steve Chiotakis of WBHM-FM, Ken Hare from “The Montgomery Advertiser,” and Frances Coleman of the “Press-Register” will examine the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/2/2006 Chief Justice Race
Chief Justice Drayton Nabers is seeking a full term as head of the state’s highest court. The Republican was appointed to the post after serving as State Finance Director for Gov. Bob riley. Judge Sue Bell Cobb sits on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. The Democrat was a District Judge before going to the appeals court.
Original Air Date: 11/1/2006 North Korea
North Korea says it will resume talks about the country’s nuclear weapons program. The decision comes after North Korea performed an underground nuclear test. Dr. James Rinehart Chair of the Political Science Department at Troy University discusses the situation with North Korea. He will explain the long running issue of North Korea’s effort to develop a nuclear arsenal.
Original Air Date: 10/31/2006 Agriculture Commissioner Candidates
Democratic Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Ron Sparks and Republican Albert Lipscomb discuss the issues in the race for Agriculture Commissioner.
Original Air Date: 10/30/2006 Debate Preview
“For The Record” provides a preview of the three live debates that will be seen on Alabama Public Television beginning at 7:00pm. University of Alabama Political Scientist William Stewart, Ph.D. and Auburn University Montgomery Carl Grafton, Ph.D. discuss the issues and candidate responses to watch during the debates between candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
Original Air Date: 10/27/2006 Week In Review
Bill Perkins from “The Dothan Eagle” will be among the three journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 10/26/2006 State Auditor Race
Candidates for State Auditor talk about the race. Republican S. Samantha “Sam” Shaw and Democrat Janie Baker Clarke discuss why voters should vote for them as the next State Auditor.
Original Air Date: 10/25/2006 State Treasurer Race
Republican State Treasurer Kay Ivey and Democratic challenger Steve Segrest talk about what voters need to know about the office of State Treasurer. They will discuss the important issues in the race for State Treasurer.
Original Air Date: 10/24/2006 Secretary of State Race
Democrat Secretary of State Nancy Worley and Republican challenger State Auditor Beth Chapman discuss issues in the Secretary of State race. “For The Record” talks with both candidates about the duties of Secretary of State.
Original Air Date: 10/23/2006 Post Secondary Head
Thomas Corts, Ph.D., became interim director of the Alabama Department of Post-Secondary Education in August. He assumed the role after the firing of Roy Johnson. Johnson and the system are being investigated for alleged mismanagement of funds. Corts will discuss the status of the department responsible for running Alabama’s two-year system. Viewers can call 1-866-552-0025 during the live 6:30pm broadcast to ask questions.
Original Air Date: 10/20/2006 Week In Review
Leada Gore with the “Hartselle Enquirer,” Bill Barrow of the “Press-Register,” and Kim Price with the “Wetumpka Herald” will review the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 10/19/2006 Diversity Training
“For The Record” talks with the candidates for Chief Justice of The Alabama Supreme Court. Chief Justice Drayton Nabers talks about why people should elect him for a full term. Alabama Criminal Appeals Court Judge Sue Bell Cobb explains why she wants to lead the state’s highest court.
Original Air Date: 10/18/2006 Fall Severe Weather Awareness
November has historically has been a very active month for tornadoes in Alabama. Between 1950 and 2005 there have been 210 tornadoes in November - the most for any month. Jason Wright, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, will discuss what people need to do to be ready for severe weather.
Original Air Date: 10/17/2006 Cuba Without Castro
Since Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro turned power over to his brother a couple of months ago, speculation on the future of the communist country has been discussed. Brian Latell, Ph.D. has studied Latin America and Cuba for 40 years. He has taught at the University of Miami and Georgetown University. Latell is in Alabama to speak to the Alabama World Affairs Council about Cuba’s future after Fidel Castro.
Original Air Date: 10/16/2006 Public Safety Director
A new class of specially trained State Troopers recently graduated in Alabama. The troopers received training on enforcing federal immigration law. The head of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, Col. Mike Coppage, will discuss this program and more initiatives aimed at protecting the public. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 10/13/2006 Week In Review
Brian Lyman from the “Anniston Star” will be among the three journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 10/12/2006 School Shootings
Three shootings at schools in different parts of the country in one week has people concerned about the safety of schools. Jean Davis from the Alabama Attorney General’s office and Frank Williamson with the Alabama Department of Education discuss what is being done to keep schools safe. They will outline the required school safety plans and the role parents, the community and law enforcement play in increasing security.
Original Air Date: 10/11/2006 Drought Hits Horticulture
The drought has hurt agricultural crops around the state. But the drought has also hurt efforts to grow other types of plants. Horticulture experts talk about how the stress of the drought is hurting other parts of plant life.
Original Air Date: 10/10/2006 Ready For Another Katrina Evacuation
Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff reviews what the Louisiana city did following Hurricane Katrina. He will describe what it was like for Baton Rouge’s population to double overnight and how they assisted the New Orleans Police Department. LeDuff will discuss what Central Alabama has to do if a major hurricane hits the state’s coast forcing people to evacuate.
Original Air Date: 10/9/2006 Segregating A City
A Florida State University Professor, Charles Connerly, has written a book looking at a connection between city planning and segregation in Birmingham. Connerly shows how the racial status quo was kept through zoning. Connerly talks about his book, “The Most Segregated City in America: City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920-1980.”
Original Air Date: 10/6/2006 Week In Review
Three journalists will review the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 10/5/2006 Staph Infection Concerns
Schools in different parts of the state are taking precautions after some students have been treated for staph infections. The infections have struck football players in a couple of instances, and school officials are worried about the infections being passed on to other students and then the community. Bacteria cause staph infections and when the skin is punctured or broken the staph bacteria can enter the wounds causing infections that lead to other health problems.
Original Air Date: 10/4/2006 Alabama Insurance Commissioner Walter Bell
After last year’s busy and destructive hurricane season, a debate’s been raging over the difference between water damage and wind damage…and what’s covered by insurance companies. We’ll talk with Alabama’s Insurance Commissioner about that and other insurance issues, he will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 10/3/2006 Should Alabama Seek Grant Money
There is a debate over whether Alabama should apply for federal money aimed at allowing the disabled and elderly to move out of nursing homes and back into their home or other local home setting. But state officials say the process is not that simple, and Alabama does not have the money required for the federal grant. Medicaid Commissioner Carole Herrmann-Steckel and a representative from the disabled community will discuss why Alabama should or should not pursue the program.
Original Air Date: 10/2/2006 War On Poverty In Alabama
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alabama’s poverty rate was 16.8 percent.. Alabama’s poverty rate is above the national average and the eighth highest in the country. The Community Action Association of Alabama, a non-profit organization working with local groups serving low income Alabamians, says the figures show the state needs to do more to combat poverty. Lukata Mjumbe, the Executive Director for the Community Action Association of Alabama, will discuss programs aimed at addressing poverty issues. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/29/2006 Week In Review
Kim Price from the “Wetumpka Herald” will be among the three journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 9/28/2006 AIDS Testing
The Center for Disease Control has revised rules regarding testing for HIV/AIDS. The CDC wants every American between the ages of 13 and 64 to be screened for the HIV infection. The move is part of an attempt to identify what is believed to be a quarter of a million people who are infected but do not know it.
Original Air Date: 9/27/2006 Hyundai Diversity Training
Hyundai operates its first U-S auto assembly plant in Montgomery, adding South Korean culture to the traditional black and white racial mix in the region. We’ll talk with a diversity expert hired by the company to help make the mix work for everyone. Milton Creagh will take your questions when you call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/26/2006 Money Follows The Person
Advocates for the elderly and the disabled say Alabama is missing out because the state is not pursuing federal funds to help the disabled and elderly get out of nursing homes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have $1.75 billion to distribute to states for the next five years. Advocates say Alabama needs to go after the money, but state officials say Alabama’s coffers do not have the funds to make the commitment and it is not that easy to fund the project.
Original Air Date: 9/25/2006 David Bronner from RSA
The Retirement Systems of Alabama, RSA, last week put the top on the tallest building in the state. The RSA has investments in real estate, golf courses, and the stock market. The Chief executive Officer of the RSA, David Bronner, Ph.D. discusses the state of the RSA. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/22/2006 Week In Review
Dave White from the “Birmingham News” and Bob Davis of the “Anniston Star” will be among the three journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 9/21/2006 Community Service Grants
Gov. Bob Riley and Attorney General Troy King are asking the Alabama Supreme Court to stop the distribution of millions of dollars in grant money by state lawmakers. The legislature created a group made up of officials from other executive branch offices to oversee the community service grant program. But the Governor and Attorney General say the new program is unconstitutional. Lawmakers want the grants distributed before the end of the fiscal year and the November elections. The questions surrounding the program will be examined.
Original Air Date: 9/20/2006 Drug Policy Alliance
Dr. Ethan Nadelmann is founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. The organization looks at various ways to address the drug problem in the country. Nadelmann is in Alabama for a conference looking at different methods of preventing street crime. He talks about methods that have and have not worked.
Original Air Date: 9/20/2006 Lymphedema
Lymphedema is the abnormal swelling of a body part - usually an arm or leg - because of an accumulation of fluid. It can happen to anyone, children and adults alike. A recent event was held to provide more information on Lymphedema and raise money for research. Experts will discuss the disease and current help that is available.
Original Air Date: 9/18/2006 Alabama High School Athletic Association
Dan Washburn is retiring as the head of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Washburn has been Executive Director for 16 years. He retires in July of 2007. Washburn discusses the state of Alabama high school athletics and takes questions from viewers at 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/15/2006 Week In Review
Three journalists will review the events of the past week.

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