Debbie Elliott http://wmuk.org en Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later http://wmuk.org/post/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-brings-bad-juju-and-pain-25-years-later At Ross Mullins' home in Cordova, Alaska, you have to slam the front door extra hard to make it close. The former commercial fisherman lives in a small wood-frame house that's in need of repair. Some of the windows are cracked and he leaves the water faucets dripping to protect uninsulated pipes from the harsh Alaskan winter.<p>When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground and started leaking oil 25 years ago, the disaster drastically changed the fishing industry in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 13186 at http://wmuk.org Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour http://wmuk.org/post/when-his-pit-burned-down-southern-bbq-master-took-hogs-tour In the tiny town of Hemingway, S.C., the Scott family has been selling barbecue out of its roadside general store for nearly a half-century. The smoky, vinegary pork has reached legendary status around the South.<p>So when the Scotts' wooden cookhouse went up in flames late last year, barbecue brethren cooked up a plan to get them back in business. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:08:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 12125 at http://wmuk.org When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour Nearly Six Decades Later, Integration Remains A Work In Progress http://wmuk.org/post/nearly-six-decades-later-integration-remains-work-progress A federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., approved a settlement today that ends decades of litigation over school desegregation there.<strong> </strong><p>The city was one of the first tests of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em>, when President Eisenhower sent federal troops to integrate Central High School in 1957.<p>Just about anyone you speak to about the Little Rock desegregation case says it's time for the contentious and ongoing litigation to be over. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:31:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 11688 at http://wmuk.org Nearly Six Decades Later, Integration Remains A Work In Progress Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer http://wmuk.org/post/rev-tj-jemison-remembered-civil-rights-movement-pioneer The state of Louisiana is paying tribute Friday to the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a strong and steady voice against unequal treatment for blacks in the Jim Crow South.<p>Jemison's body lay in repose at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, where Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said he will be remembered as one of the greats of the civil rights movement.<p>"He had such a heart and courage for justice," Landrieu said. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:12:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 10529 at http://wmuk.org Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer A Clash Of Styles As GOP Factions Fight For Alabama District http://wmuk.org/post/clash-styles-gop-factions-fight-alabama-district Voters in Alabama's 1st congressional district are getting a glimpse of the factions vying for control of the Republican Party as two GOP candidates face off in a special election Tuesday.<p>Former state Sen. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:08:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 9945 at http://wmuk.org A Clash Of Styles As GOP Factions Fight For Alabama District