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Author Hester Bass has written a new children’s book titled “Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama”. She says the book was inspired when she saw the term ‘reverse integration’ while driving through Huntsville. Reverse integration refers to whites being integrated into minority institutions. Bass tells Beth Norwood that encouraged her to dig deeper … Bass will lead a discussion on the book this Sunday at 2pm at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library’s main branch. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

News from NPR

Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.

The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.

The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.

For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.

Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today it's a nation torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.

National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape.

Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.

Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the League, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3, 7-6 (5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.

A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.

Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.

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