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With the overwhelming support of the Senate, Dr. Carla Hayden has been approved as the next librarian of Congress.

Hayden, the head of Baltimore's public library system and the former president of the American Library Association, is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the post.

Hayden was nominated by Obama in February, but a vote on her nomination wasn't held until Wednesday.

Are we the only civilization-building intelligent species that has ever occurred in the universe?

After more than a week of violence and racial tension sparked by the deaths of black men at the hands of police and the shooting deaths of five officers in Dallas, we're getting more perspective from African-American law enforcement officials. We wanted to know how black officers, folks who find themselves right in the middle of heated conversations about race and policing, are processing everything that happened.

Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel and precisely zero former Republican presidential nominees — that's who will reportedly be speaking at the Republican convention next week.

Following last week's deadly shootings, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott gave a deeply personal speech on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday about the "deep divide" between communities and law enforcement.

While many law enforcement officers do good, he said, some do not. "I've experienced it myself."

Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive.

Time Catches Up With Us All In 'The Heavenly Table'

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Donald Ray Pollock's newest novel, The Heavenly Table, is a book about time.

It's a book about the Jewett brothers, Cane (the smart one), Cob (the ox) and Chimney (the crazy one), who own two books, a Bible and a dime-store pulp, swollen and falling to pieces, called The Life And Times Of Bloody Bill Bucket, which they use as their guiding light into a life of crime.

It's a book about Ellsworth and Eula Fiddler and their drunk son Eddie who disappears one night, maybe to join the army, to fight the Huns in a country that none of them can find on a map.

You'd be hard pressed to find a more deeply red county within a deeply red state than Cache County in the mountains of northern Utah.

Eighty-three percent of voters in this heavily Mormon enclave went for Mitt Romney in 2012. So heads turned when Jonathan Choate and a colleague abruptly resigned from the Cache County GOP's Executive Committee after the party refused to publicly condemn Donald Trump.

As he has gone about reinventing presidential campaigns, Donald Trump has offered many ideas about how to finance his operation. Sometimes those ideas contradict one another. This timeline traces Trump's journey through the confusing world of campaign finance. A few things to note:

For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

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Across the country there are stories like this: In a high-poverty area of Honolulu, a high school social worker helps her Asian-Pacific Islander students talk with their families about being LBGTQ.

At a time when LGBTQ concerns in schools are increasingly visible — and often debated — teachers and administrators are looking for new ways to support students.

The Nina Simone Documentary is coming to Montgomery!

May 19, 2016

WVAS presents the “Amazing” Nina Simone, a documentary film from writer and director Jeff Lieberman. Coming for one night only at the Capri Theater located at 1045 East Fairview avenue in Montgomery, this event will be held on June 11th.  Join WVAS for a reception beginning at 3 pm; showtime is 4 pm.  This documentary tells the story of the singer, songwriter, pianist and activist through over 50 exclusive and intimate interviews with the people who knew and loved Nina Simone.

2016 ASU Board of Trustees Committee Meeting

Dec 7, 2015

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES COMMITTEE MEETINGS 

Dunn-Oliver Acadome Boardroom 

Friday, January 15, 2016  9:00 A.M.Athletics Committee  10:00 A.M. Development Committee  11:00 A.M.Property Committee  12:00 P.M.LUNCH (Executive Dining Room) 1:30 P.M.Student Affairs Committee  2:30 P.M.Academic Affairs Committee  3:30 P.M.Audit Committee 4:00 P.M.Finance Committee   **Next scheduled Full Board meeting is Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 1:00 P.M. 

LIVE EVENT DECEMBER 1 AT 6:30 PM AT DEXTER AVENUE KING MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH

 

NPR Media Contact: Cara Philbin / 202.513.2757 / mediarelations@npr.org

WVAS Media Contact: Candy Capel / 334.229.5076 / ccapel@alasu.edu

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NPR Presents: Michel Martin

ASU Homecoming 2015 "Mix & Mingle"

Nov 16, 2015

The Homecoming Mix & Mingle give students the opportunity to mix and mingle with faculty and staff! 

WVAS-FM 5K FREEDOM RUN-WALK

Oct 20, 2015

WVAS-FM invites veterans and all community members to participate in the 5K Freedom Run-Walk, Saturday, November 7, 2015.  Registration is the day of from 7:30am- 8:15am. Start time is 8:30am.  

NPR PRESENTS ‘MICHEL MARTIN: GOING THERE’ IN COLLABORATION WITH WVAS-FM
WVAS-FM, NPR

Montgomery, AL – On the evening of December 1st, NPR’s Michel Martin, weekend host of All Things Considered, will be at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, a center point of the Montgomery bus ​boycott, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest. At this historic place, NPR and WVAS-FM will host a conversation with elders who took part in the movement and young people who will share their vision for the future.

Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival

Jul 22, 2015

Aug 1st at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Garden Blount Cultural Park. Gates open at 3pm Horns up at 4pm. For more information call (334)229-4708

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping make this year's Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival possible.  

    

The Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival

Jul 9, 2015

No more Jazz on the Grass on Labor Day?!

WVAS 90.7 proudly introduces the inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 1, in the Shakespeare Garden at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Blount Cultural Park.

Gates open at 3 p.m.... horns up at 4 p.m. 

For more information, call (334)229-4708

Public Radio Music Month/Jazz Appreciation Month

Mar 24, 2012

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and Public Radio Music Month. WVAS-FM is bringing you a very special month of programming.

We begin on April 1st with Bill Boyntons' SwingTown and a musical salute to Gil Scott Heron on his birthday.

On April 12th listen to Jazz at Nite for a musical salute to Herbie Hancock on his birthday.