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Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020 by WLRH News

In this conversation, Garrick Rawls shares his story of protesting as a person of color in Downtown Huntsville in early June, and his experience with local law enforcement.

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Sundial contributor Margaret Vann has put this Pandemic time to good use, both at home, and on paper!

We spotlight music from Huntsville Electro-Reggae-Funk-Hip Hop-Soul group SEEDS? featuring their 2020 e..p: "SAUCE". We’ll also hear the latest from Decatur metal powerhouse XY Spaces, and Huntsville punkers Property along with music from Andrew and Adrianne, Dizzy D feat. Swag Toof, D.O.U.G.H., The Silver Silos, Billy Pettinger, and Tiger Helicide.

Hethalyn Godwin remembers a trip to the Big Easy in which her public transport was transformed into a royal coach.

We highlight music from Huntsville Hip Hop group, N.E.I.G.H.B.O.R.S. We’ll also have tunes from Bone Zone, Eric Echoes, Caldonia, Josh Allison, Preston Watts, Pat Jamar, Tres Locos, Si’Nedd & Property, and Aunt Sofonda.

This week on the Sundial Writers Corner, Melissa Ford Thornton tells the story of how she saved her small town from bears!

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pictured at a news conference earlier this month, said Thursday that "we're going to put together our own review committee headed by the Department of Health."

"The first question is, is the vaccine safe? Frankly, I'm not going to trust the federal government's opinion," Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference.

Protesters look for an escape while Portland police disperse a crowd in Portland, Ore. Wednesday. Violent protests erupted following the results of a grand jury investigation into the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Police said a crowd grew to nearly 300 people at one point, and skirmishes broke out between protesters and law enforcement. Thirteen people were arrested.

A caravan of vehicles make their way along the Interstate 205 South freeway during the "Oregon for Trump 2020 Labor Day Cruise Rally," at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., on Sept. 7, 2020.

Car and truck convoys of Trump supporters rolled through Michigan, New York and North Carolina last week. These mobile rallies continued even after one turned deadly in Portland, Ore., last month.

United Airlines baggage tags are displayed on a table at San Francisco International Airport. The carrier says it's starting a pilot program next month that will offer rapid coronavirus testing at the airport or via a self-collected, mail-in test ahead of a flight.

A pilot program on flights from San Francisco to Hawaii would give on-the-spot tests for the virus that causes COVID-19. Travelers who test negative would not be required to quarantine upon arrival.

Nurses clap after Kym Villamer and her colleague Dawn Jones sing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" at <a data-cid="12680058537081005198" data-ved="0ahUKEwjSr4K__f_rAhVmUt8KHZI2AFsQyTMIIzAA">New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital's </a>new COVID-19 ward.

Quimberly 'Kym' Villamer, a nurse at a hospital in New York City, shares what it was like to grow up in the Philippines while her parents worked in the U.S.



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