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Original Air Date: 9/29/2005 New Students
Hurricane Katrina has added new students to almost every school system around the state. The Alabama Department of Education reports close to 5400 new students have been added to the rolls. The impact of the new students will be discussed.
Original Air Date: 9/28/2005 Economic Development After Katrina
Hurricane Katrina devastated businesses. Companies that sustained damage are faced with the prospect of how to continue operations. Some firms have announced plans to relocate away from the areas hit by the storm. How are economic recruiters working to lure those companies looking for new homes?
Original Air Date: 9/27/2005 Head of Al Dept of Archives
The head of the Alabama Department of Archives and History Ed Bridges, Ph.D. talks about the upcoming Grand Opening of the buildings new wing. The ADAH plans to open the wing with a special “West Wing Fling.” Bridges talks about the new wing and the departments efforts to preserve Alabama History. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/26/2005 Mental Health Officials Take Calls
The Commissioner for the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, John Houston, along with Dr. Richard Powers from the agency, will discuss how they are helping those impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The agency is providing mental heath, mental retardation and substance addiction services. They will talk about the need to locate people needing services. Houston and Powers will take questions from viewers who call toll-free 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/23/2005 Week in Review
Bob Davis of the “Anniston Star” and Jim Rainey from the “Opelika-Auburn News” will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 9/22/2005 Shrimp Industry
Alabama’s shrimp industry took a hit because of Hurricane Katrina. In the town of Bayou La Batre, most people survive off the sea food industry. Here the storm flattened buildings and tossed shrimp boats around, leaving some of them on land. Some businesses are back up and running or close to restarting operations, but the storm may mean the end of other businesses.
Original Air Date: 9/21/2005 Dr. Bob Arnot
CNBC Medical Anchor for dLife, the television series for people with diabetes, Dr. Bob Arnot talks about his career in covering medical and foreign news. Arnot recently spoke at Auburn University Montgomery’s Business Breakfast. Arnot has covered issues ranging from cancer to the war on terror, to civil unrest.
Original Air Date: 9/20/2005 Former CIA Director
For 32 years, John McLaughlin was an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. He was Deputy Director for four years and served as Acting Director following the resignation of George Tenet in 2004. McLaughlin now is a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
Original Air Date: 9/19/2005 Higher Education Leader Takes Your Questions
The Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, Mike Malone, Ph.D., will discuss issues facing state colleges and universities. Malone will also talk about how schools are trying to help students from colleges impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Malone will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/16/2005 Week in Review
Bill Perkins from the "Dothan Eagle" will be among the three Alabama journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 9/15/2005 Hurricane Katrina
Alabama continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Southern and western areas of the state have storm damage to clean up. The state is also serving as a home for evacuees from the storm. “For The Record” takes a look at the impact of Katrina on the state.
Original Air Date: 9/14/2005 Gas Prices
Arleen Alexander from the Alabama Oilmen's Association and the Alabama Association of Convenience Store Owners talks about gas prices. As Alabamians continue to see rising prices at the pumps, Alexander explains what the business owners are experiencing. Alexander will also take viewer questions at 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/13/2005 Delivering Healthcare
Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Carol Herrmann discusses what the agency is doing in response to Hurricane Katrina. Herrmann will talk about how they are helping Alabamians and those from other states the storm displaced. Also there is another effort focusing on improving the delivery of healthcare. U.S. Representative Artur Davis led a delegation of hospital chief executive officers on a tour of the district looking at ways to improve access to medical treatment in the region.
Original Air Date: 9/12/2005 Success By 6
Success By 6 works to make sure children are ready to enter school. The organization looks to improve early childhood development so when students enter school they are able to take full advantage of educational opportunities. Representatives will talk about the importance of early childhood education. They will also take viewer questions at 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/9/2005 Week in Review
Leada Gore of the Hartselle Inquirer and Kim Price from the Wetumpka Herald will discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 9/8/2005 Disappearing Mills
Alabama’s textile industry has lost thousands of jobs during the past decade. With the jobs gone, cities are wondering what to do with the old buildings, and how to help the former mill workers find jobs. We will profile efforts in Valley and Tallassee to solve those interconnected problems.
Original Air Date: 9/7/2005 Supreme Court Chief Justice
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Drayton Nabers discusses issues facing Alabama’s judicial system. Nabers became Chief Justice in June 2004. He was appointed to the position by Governor Bob Riley. Nabers talks about his time heading the state’s high court.
Original Air Date: 9/6/2005 International Investment Scams
Alabama Securities Commission Director Joe Borg says investment scams are going global. Borg went to Cartagena, Columbia for the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas. He represented the North American Securities Administrators Association at the meeting. Borg will discuss steps countries are taking to protect investors. He will take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 9/5/2005 Disappearing Mills
Alabama’s textile industry has lost thousands of jobs during the past decade. With the jobs gone, cities are wondering what to do with the old buildings, and how to help the former mill workers find jobs. We will profile efforts in Valley and Tallassee to solve those interconnected problems.
Original Air Date: 9/2/2005 Week in Review
Bill Barrow from the “Mobile Register” will be among the three journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 9/1/2005 The 2006 Election
Some reports say Governor Bob Riley may announce whether he will seek re-election during a Labor Day barbecue. Republican Senator Harri Anne Smith says she is considering a run for Governor and has had some polling done. Smith could join Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley as a female candidate for the state’s top office. “For The Record” previews the 2006 election.
Original Air Date: 8/31/2005 Grocery Wars
There’s a war underway in Alabama for the state’s part of the $950,000,000,000 Americans spend on food each year. Winn-Dixie is struggling in bankruptcy. Publix continues to expand in the state. Bruno’s is trying to adapt to new ownership. And Wal-Mart wants to take a bite out of the grocery business. We’ll report on the status of the grocery battle in Alabama and talk with UAB Economics and Marketing Professor Robert Robicheaux about the importance of your decision about where you buy your milk and bread.
Original Air Date: 8/30/2005 Appointing Judges
Alabama Bar Association President Bobby Segall says a bipartisan committee of lawyers has drafted an amendment to the Alabama Constitution to have appellate judges appointed rather than elected. Alabama Republican Party Chair Twinkle Andress says the party will oppose any such plan to take the selection away from voters.
Original Air Date: 8/29/2005 Hurricane Katrina
Alabama officials are keeping an eye on another hurricane that could hit the state. Hurricane Katrina drenched Florida on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, knocking out power to more than a million homes and businesses. Forecasters now say the storm could be a Category-Four hurricane by midday Monday. Right now it could hit land anywhere from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana. State officials will out line what’s been done and what they need residents to do.
Original Air Date: 8/26/2005 Week In Review
John Archibald from the “Birmingham News” will be among the three journalists reviewing the stories making news in Alabama.
Original Air Date: 8/25/2005 VA Benefits Review
The Veterans Administration may review benefits given to those suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome. The review will be to make sure persons entitled to the benefits are receiving the compensation.
Original Air Date: 8/24/2005 Counties Fighting Drugs
Counties are looking at new ways to combat illegal drug use. Bill Hansell from the National Association of Counties, and Greg Borland from the Drug Enforcement Agency, will discuss some of the plans being initiated. They will especially talk about trying to stop the production, distribution and use of crystal meth.
Original Air Date: 8/23/2005 School Choice
The latest reports on school performance make it possible for parents to transfer their children to new schools if they choose. Students may ask to move to a new school if their current school has been added to the federal list for improvement under No Child Left Behind. For The Record explores how parents can use this option and what school systems have to do to execute the program.
Original Air Date: 8/22/2005 Unemployment & Employment Numbers
The Alabama Department of Industrial Relations reports the July unemployment rate was 4%, representing more than 85,000 Alabamians out of work. In addition to tracking unemployment figures the department overseas the state employment service and unemployment and worker’s compensation. Director Phyllis Kennedy will discuss the worker-related programs her department is running. She will also take questions from viewers when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 8/19/2005 Week In Review
Dave White from the “Birmingham News,” and Karl Seitz of the “Birmingham Post-Herald” will be among the three journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 8/18/2005 Faith in Schools
What expressions of faith are appropriate in public schools and what expressions are not? School prayer and use of the Bible by teachers in the classroom are longstanding controversies, and politicians and political activists are mounting a grassroots effort to find middle ground on religious expression.
Original Air Date: 8/17/2005 Alabama Housing Bubble?
Reports of a housing bubble have given homebuyers the jitters, from Maine to California. Is Alabama experiencing such a bubble? What happens if it bursts, and how can homebuyers protect themselves? A state economist and Montgomery realtor offer their perspectives and suggestions regarding this nationwide concern.
Original Air Date: 8/16/2005 Redistricting Fight
The Alabama Republican Party wants to see the state’s legislative districts redrawn. The party claims the district lines are not drawn properly. At stake could be control of the Alabama legislature.
Original Air Date: 8/15/2005 Public Safety Director
Colonel Mike Coppage is the 26th Director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Coppage will discuss department initiatives like getting more state troopers on Alabama highways and the new driver’s license being issued. He will also take questions from viewers when they call 1-866-552-0025
Original Air Date: 8/12/2005 Week in Review
Quin Hilyer of the "Mobile Register" will be among the three journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 8/11/2005 Gulf State Park
When Hurricane Ivan devastated Gulf State Park, controversy was stirred up over how the park would be repaired and managed. We'll look at the battle over public vs. private management and several lawsuits dealing with the issue.
Original Air Date: 8/10/2005 Juvenile Recidivism in Alabama
More than 2/3 of Alabamians released from juvenile detention centers will be incarcerated again within two years, according to a new study. Children’s advocacy groups say more attention to mental health assessment and treatment could reduce these rates. Judge Sue Bell Cobb, founder of Children First, and Judge Aubrey Ford, past president of the Alabama Juvenile and Family Court Judges Association, discuss the study and it’s implications for Alabama.
Original Air Date: 8/9/2005 Voting Rights Act
Freshman 7th Congressional District Representative Artur Davis and Historian Richard Bailey, Ph.D. will be our guests. Five of the twelve counties in the 7th District are listed in the top 100 poorest counties in America. Congressman Davis and Dr. Bailey will discuss the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, Health Care in the state’s Black Belt and more.
Original Air Date: 8/8/2005 Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole administers adult parole and probation services. The Executive Director of the Board William Segrest discusses the board’s work. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 8/5/2005 Week In Review
Barbara Bobo from the "West Alabama Gazette," Bill Perkins of the "Dothan Eagle," join Tim Lennox to discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 8/4/2005 Gambling Issue
Shelby County District Attorney Robby Ownes plans to close down illegal poker games in the county. A business was recently raided that authorities claim operated an illegal gambling operation. The show will look at the issue.
Original Air Date: 8/3/2005 2005 Film Industry
There are some movies being shot in Alabama, but some officials believe more films could be made in the state. The effort to lure filmmakers to Alabama will be discussed.
Original Air Date: 8/2/2005 SCLC Meets in Alabama
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is holding its annual convention in Birmingham. The organization, founded by the late Dr. Martin L:uther King, Jr., plans workshops on issues ranging from youth leadership development to healthcare. This is the organization's 47th Annual Convention. Former Alabama State Senator Charles Steele leads the organization.
Original Air Date: 8/1/2005 Iraq Pullout
U.S. Army General George Casey says a substantial number of U.S. troops could be pulled out of Iraq next year depending on the political progress in Iraq and if the rebellion can be kept in check. Casey is the top commander in the country. Retired Air Force Colonel John Warden, the designer of the air strike in the Gulf War, will discuss the possible pullout. He will also take questions from viewers when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 7/29/2005 Week In Review
Sallie Owen from the “Mobile Register” will be among the three journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 7/28/2005 State Finance Director Jim Main
State Finance Director Jim Main will be on "For The Record" discussing the recently completed special session. He will talk about the budget lawmakers passed and the state of Alabama's coffers.
Original Air Date: 7/27/2005 Ireland And Alabama
When most people think about Irish and Alabama, epic football battles come to mind. But the ties run much deeper. UAB professor Kieran Quinlan says the connections between Ireland and the American South go beyond familial relations. His new book, “Strange Kin: Ireland and the American South,” explores the significant Irish presence in the South and Southern history.
Original Air Date: 7/26/2005 Special Session Review
Alabama lawmakers work to complete a special session. The main task before lawmakers was crafting a General Fund Budget. There are also measures covering sex offenders and eminent domain. “For The Record” takes a look at the winners and losers in the session.
Original Air Date: 7/25/2005 Deadly Heat in Alabama
Potentially deadly heat is endangering Alabamians…we’ll talk with Alabama Health Officer Doctor Don Williamson about steps you can take to protect yourself and your family…and he’ll take your calls on that topic and others when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 7/22/2005 Week In Review
Steve Chiotakis of WBHM-FM Birmingham will be among the three journalists discussing the events of the past week.

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