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Posted Friday, September 15, 2017 by WLRH News

The first annual Do What You Love concert is this Sunday (9/17) at 4 at the Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill. This charity event will help support the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

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Crafts and culture from more than twenty-five countries will be on display at the eighth annual International Festival of North Alabama this Saturd

The Monte Sano Art Festival returns to Monte Sano State Park this weekend (9/16, 9/17).

Valley Conservatory's fourth annual Early Music Festival is this Sunday (9/10) at St. Mary of the Visitation Church in Downtown Huntsville.

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Oysters, shown out of their shell, collect tiny plastic particles while in the water. These microplastics can eventually make their way into your dinner.

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

A strengthening global economy is among the most important forces putting downward pressure on the dollar.

The dollar is down nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. That's bad news if you're a tourist traveling to Europe but great news if your U.S. company sells goods overseas.

Melisande Short-Colomb, 63, is a descendant of slaves sold by the Jesuits to fund Georgetown University. She's enrolled as a freshman there and plans to major in African-American studies.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb she has enrolled as a freshman there.

One of many medical vans heads to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in south Florida to evacuate patients last week after a power outage.

Eight deaths at a Florida nursing home got a lot of media attention. But a tour of other health care centers in the Miami area found mostly good care after Hurricane Irma struck.



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