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In honor of National Poetry Month, UAB professor emeritus James Mersmann reads a poem from his collection, "Straying Toward Home," about the last hours of his mother's life.



Rod Brasfield: Internet Immortality for Grand Ol' Opry Comedian?


It took him years of agony and a new generation of anti-psychotic medications, but songwriter Ben Arthur finally achieved a victory over schizophrenia.


What happens when your whole LP collection meets with an unfortunate plumbing accident? An eclectic mix of music you might call "Wet Vinyl."


You might think of him as "The Southern-Fried Sasquatch." But the actual name of the main character in Steve Rudd's mystery novel is the eponymous "Sooty Man."

Even if you don't meditate, there are still any number of situations in everyday life that require--or create--an almost Zen-like level of focus and awareness. Call it "Ordinary Zen". Here, "The Zen of Cappuccino."

At Bevill State's annual "Read Alabama!" festival, Short reads a story from his new collection "Turbo's Very Life." The story, titled "Fesser and the Car Tags," is in the form of a letter home from a nice young Walker County guy named Leroy Milby who is sent to prison after being caught growing marijuana.


'Magic Bus'
on a Mission: Free Food to Those in Need

 

Lamar MorrisAlabama singer/songwriter Lamar Morris spent 15 years traveling the world as band leader for Hank Williams Jr., but there's also a treasure trove of Lamar's original music...including this unreleased song, "Picking Me Up," heard here in a living-room performance.

Kathryn Tucker Windham Some good stories can stretch out for an hour or more. But others can squeeze an entire beginning, middle, and end into exactly 75 seconds. Skeptical? Check out this offering from Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, recorded live onstage at the Selma Tale-Tellin' Festival...


Mug and Cone'sFor many of us, there's a specific place and time in our past that's more immediate and real to us than our current everyday lives. Dale Short's particular "Place in Time" is a haunted drive-in in Jasper, Alabama.


Even if you don't meditate, there are still any number of situations in everyday life that require--or create--an almost Zen-like level of focus and awareness. Call it "Ordinary Zen". Here, "The Zen of Little Richard."


Even if you don't meditate, there are still any number of situations in everyday life that require--or create--an almost Zen-like level of focus and awareness. Call it "Ordinary Zen". Here, "The Zen of the Chattering Mind."


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