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Local YMCA introduces Food Mobile

Jan 18, 2017

The YMCA of Greater Montgomery announced the operation of it’s first-ever food mobile on Tuesday. The food mobile, called “The Brown Bag Bus”, will provide fresh, healthy meals to communities facing hunger. President and CEO of the Greater Montgomery YMCA, Gary Cobbs says the mobile initiative will serve as a nutrition education and food assistance outreach hub. The bus features seating for 30 children, pull-out tents and chairs for outside eating and a kitchen for nutrition education.

President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees. Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals, reportedly met with Trump in New York Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Trump said last week that he would select a candidate to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia within his first two weeks in office. He has promised to seek someone in the conservative's mold and said he is working from a list of 21 people, mainly conservative state and federal judges in their 50s.

Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Sue Bell Cobb is considering making a run for governor in 2018. Cobb said she is getting encouragement to run by supporters, but has not made a decision. She is not the only Democrat eyeing a run. Saying they refuse to cede the state without a fight to the GOP, a number of prominent Democrats are weighing their options in 2018. That includes former congressman Parker Griffith, who unsuccessfully challenged Bentley in 2014 and outgoing House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden.

The Alabama State Board of Education voted Thursday to begin the process to intervene in the Montgomery County School system because of the system's academic struggles.  A news conference was held after the board voted unanimously to begin the invention process.  Reaction about the resolution was mixed; WVAS News spoke with Reverend Charles Thomas, the Political Director of the Montgomery Ministers Union who disagrees with the resolution.  MPS Board of President Robert Porterfield says the process will take some time.

   The state school board has voted for intervention in the Montgomery County school system because of academic struggles. The board voted unanimously today to begin the intervention process. Superintendent Michael Sentance said a capital city school system should be a "shining example" of achievement. He noted that some schools in the system are very high-performing while others have low test scores. Sentance also praised county school officials' willingness to work on improving schools.

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Alongside the oath of office at the Capitol on Friday, a much quieter part of the presidential handover took place, as the federal government's websites changed hands.

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When the transition from President Obama to President Trump happened officially at noon ET, a lot changed, including the White House website.

Waiting on the new website were six priority areas laid out, including on foreign policy. The entire foreign policy section is literally just 220 words, so it's hard to draw more than a thumbnail sketch about Trump's foreign policy. But it gives the first hint of something of a Trump doctrine.

The Asian Football Confederation says it found out that a dozen Brazilian-born soccer players playing for East Timor were registered using phony birth or baptism certificates.

Now, it has booted the East Timor team out of the 2023 Asian Cup. The players involved in the scheme played in 29 matches, which included World Cup qualifying games.

Episode 749: Professor Blackjack

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Ed Thorp was the first 'quant', the first person to make mathematical analysis and statistics the center of his investing. But he only got there because of a card game.

As a young man, Ed Thorp was a mathematician doing pretty much what you'd expect a mathematician to do: teaching, studying, trying to solve hard problems. There was one particular problem that nobody else had been able to solve. He wanted to come up with a mathematical system to beat the casino at blackjack.

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All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro is on a road trip leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20. He is driving through North Carolina and Virginia, on the way to Washington, D.C. These are two swing states that went in opposite directions in November, each by a close margin: North Carolina for Trump, Virginia for Hillary Clinton. As the country faces dramatic changes, we're asking people what they want from that change — and what concerns them.

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