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Reckon Radio presents: “Unjustifiable,” an investigative series from Pulitzer-prize winning columnist John Archibald and Roy S. Johnson examining an overlooked moment of civil rights history in the heart of the South. The story begins in 1979, when a police officer with a history of complaints shot and killed a 20-year-old Black woman named Bonita Carter. Her death would forever change the course of Birmingham, Alabama. This is a story about the South in 1979 as well as America in 2020. Each ...
 
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Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author John Archibald on telling the truth about COVID even when so few are listening, why scolding people into getting vaccinated isn't working, how politics play a role in vaccine hesitancy and what it will take for all this to finally click with people in Alabama. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
Sidewalk Film executive director Chloe Cook on why you can't be anti-vax and pro-business in Alabama, how her organization was most impacted by COVID, what concerns she hears from her friends in the arts community and what her message is to people who want normal life but aren't willing to do what's necessary to make it a reality. See acast.com/pri…
 
AL.com reporter Lawrence Specker and his wife Melissa recently rested positive for COVID-19. Both fully vaccinated, they are two examples of breakthrough cases in Alabama. He talks about when he learned he was infected, what symptoms he had with his breakthrough case, why he no longer feels bulletproof even though he's vaccinated and how his perspe…
 
Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers from the Alabama Department of Public Health discusses misinformation as one of the leading causes of people refusing to get vaccinated, why schools should require children to wear masks this fall, why young people are disproportionately refusing the vaccine and what concerns her the most about the c…
 
AL.com's Matt Scalici talks about the SEC's rules and expectations for teams in 2021, how the league is incentivizing vaccinations, what Nick Saban and Bryan Harsin said last week and what role college football coaches play in the COVID conversation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
AL.com columnist Kyle Whitmire talks about what Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama's leaders can do to eradicate COVID-10 in the state, how they can connect with people and convince them to get vaccinated after falling short so far. But we also try to understand where this disconnect is rooted, and why the people of Alabama won't get the shot to make th…
 
Alabama currently ranks dead last the nation in vaccination rate. Only a third of the state population is now fully vaccinated. Vaccinations in Alabama have slowed to a near standstill. The Delta variant is here and running rampant. AL.com data reporter Ramsey Archibald discusses the climbing positivity rate, the stagnant vaccination rate, the Four…
 
Dr. Michael Saag, director of the Division of Infectious Disease at UAB on Alabama's vaccination rate, why people remain reluctant to get vaccinated, what people should know about the Delta variant, why there's nothing political about protecting yourself from a deadly virus and how we are making the same mistakes we did when COVID was peaking by ru…
 
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