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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014 by WLRH News

(updated 10/19/14 8am) Wow! We ended with two giant days, thanks to listeners like you.

Fall Fund Drive continues until the end of the month. During Pledge Week, we raised more than $86,000 in contributions. We're still tallying lots of donations through our mailing campaign. We'll add those in next week and give you another update.

Everyone is happy to be off to a great start on our 38th membership year. Our staff and volunteers appreciate your support.


  • Police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., this summer.

    Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by NPR News

    The panel will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests over the killing of an unarmed teenager this summer.

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Beginning this Saturday, The Huntsville Museum of Art presents Aesthetic Engineering, a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by interna

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Patients in a clinic line up to get a smallpox shot on Feb. 24, 1962, Leopoldville, Congo. Health workers used vaccination campaigns to finally eradicate smallpox by 1980.

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.

A puppy waits at an adoption event in Miami last year. The city is now considering a ban on the sale of puppies in retail pet stores. Cities and towns in several states have passed similar bans, aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale puppy breeders.

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.

Angie Gardea depends on her job at a hair salon to put food on the table. But because of the Ebola outbreak, business has been slow. Customers are afraid to come in.

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

After losing most of his family to Ebola, health worker Alexander Kollie (right) is building a new life with son Kollie James, the 1,000th survivor of the disease to be cared for by Doctors Without Borders.

Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.

Whole Foods' new ad campaign is part of its effort to brand itself as America's Healthiest Grocery Store.

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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