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Tired of the screaming rightwing maniacs on talk radio? You've found the right spot. APW will recap the top stories with the people who cover the news, offering unique insight and commentary you won't find elsewhere, and providing interviews with newsmakers from both sides of the aisle.
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Josh and David open with a discussion of Alabama's cruelty and the glee some take in hurting people. Attorney Martin Weinberg zooms in to discuss the multiple cases he's filed regarding the Huntsville Police Department. And we wrap with a discussion of Mo Brooks' idiocy and this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week.  Guest: Attorney Martin Weinberg About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion of Gov. Kay Ivey announcement that she’s planning to run for re-election. Gow the Democratic Party can start to challenge again in this state. Police chief Ken Scott zooms in to discuss the Huntsville policing situation and various police issues across the country. We wrap up with a look at the latest police controversy in Huntsville and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: Police Chief Ken Scott About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  
Josh and David open with a discussion of the Montgomery Police shooting and Mayor Steven Reed calling attorneys involved "pimps and hustlers." The Southern Poverty Law Center's Lecia Brooks zooms in to discuss the new season of the "Sounds Like Hate" podcast, which starts with an episode about the confederate monument in Florence. We wrap up with an update on the Huntsville officer convicted of murder and this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: Lecia Brooks, SPLC Chief of Staff About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open the show with a discussion of the ongoing saga in Huntsville and the mayor’s bewildering support for a convicted murderer. Rep. Anthony Daniels zooms in to talk about his recent calls for Mayor Tommy Battle’s resignation and the possibility of a DOJ investigation of Huntsville's police department. We wrap up with a wrap up of the legislative session and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion about the calls for Huntsville police Chief Mark McMurray to resign in the wake of the guilty verdict against William Darby. Rep. Merika Coleman zooms in to talk about Alabama refusing federal aid for poor Alabamians. They wrap up with a discussion of Liz Cheney's ouster and the GOP's descent into crazy town, and there's also this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: State Rep. Merika Coleman About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion on Republicans saying their only goal is to be impediments to Democrats. Rep. Kelvin Lawrence zooms in to discuss the state employees' pay raise and gambling. And they wrap with a discussion of the Huntsville police officer murder trial and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Kelvin Lawrence About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open this week's show with a discussion of Alabama's district attorneys trying a last-minute block of the medical marijuana bill. The yoga master, Rep. Jeremy Gray, D-Opelika, zooms in to talk about his bill to legalize yoga in Alabama schools, innovation grants and straight-ticket voting. We wrap with a review of President Joe Biden's address to Congress and this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Jeremy Gray About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion of the Chauvin verdict and what it means, and Tommy Tuberville's surprising response to it all. Rep. Prince Chestnut zooms in to discuss the ongoing fight in the Legislature over voting rights and basic decency. And we wrap up with a discussion of the report on the Huntsville protest and this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Prince Chestnut About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion of medical marijuana and Mike Holmes’ racist comments and legislation; House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels zooms in to discuss prisons and the gambling bill’s prospects in the House; and they wrap up with a discussion on Jackie Robinson Day, gambling legislation and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion of Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s political implosion, and all the sordid details involved. AL.com columnist John Archibald zooms in to talk about his new book, Shaking the Gates of Hell. We discuss growing up in Alabama, religion and the craziness of Alabama politics. We close this week with a discussion inequality in education and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: John Archibald, AL.com columnist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
A discussion of a questionable contract and how it’s indicative of the mess Alabama’s prison system is in. Yoga and weed are dying slow deaths in the Statehouse. Rep. Juandalynn Givan zooms in to discuss attempts to keep Black people from voting. We wrap with a new segment and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Juandalynn Givan About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion about reasonable gun reform, the Second Amendment and the recent mass shootings. Josh Brewer, a lead union organizer at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse, Zooms in to discuss the effort to help Amazon workers and how Jesus would be on board. We wrap with a discussion about HR1, voting rights and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Josh Brewer, union organizer About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion of Mo (Ron) Brooks imminent U.S. Senate candidacy. Rep. Sam Jones zooms in to talk about voter suppression efforts in the Alabama Legislature. Alabama Appleseed’s Leah Nelson joins to discuss a move to end drivers license suspensions for nonpayment of fines. We wrap with a post-vaccine discussion and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Sam Jones, R-Mobile Leah Nelson, Alabama Appleseed About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David open with a discussion of the Democratic COVID relief bill and what it means for the working poor, they also discuss the failure of the gambling bill in the Alabama Senate. Rep. Mary Moore zooms in to discuss her participation in marches led by Dr. King and why the new anti-riot bill scares her. We wrap with a discussion on the Toforest Johnson case and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Mary Moore, D-Birmingham About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
David and Josh open the show with a discussion of Gov. Ivey’s extension of the mask mandate and a few entertainment recommendations just because. State Rep. Laura Hall talks about how racism killed her absentee voting bill and the rewrite of the state's monuments bill. We close out with a discussion on medical marijuana and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Laura Hall, D-Huntsville. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
David and Josh (@josh_moon) open with a discussion about the term "rednecks" before diving into the greed of the educators indicted this week in the virtual schools scandal. In the interview, Daniel Schwartz and JaiGregory Clarke from Faith in Action Alabama join the podcast to talk about a new bill to restore former felons’ voting rights. We wrap with a discussion about ASU’s good work during the pandemic. Oh, and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: JaiGregory Clarke and Daniel Schwartz, Faith in Action Alabama About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Coming Out Hot

Coming Out Hot

2021-02-1901:24:06

David and Josh (@josh_moon) open with a discussion of an anti-transgender therapy bill, which leads to a nice rant; Wind Creek Gaming execs Jay Dorris and Arthur Mothershed zoom in for a discussion of the new gaming bill; longtime VictoryLand and Birmingham Race Course attorney David Johnston joins to discuss the track owners' side of the gambling negotiations; and they wrap up with a Rightwing Nut of the Week and talk about the ways Republican governance failed Texas. Guests: Jay Dorris and Arthur Mothershed, Wind Creek Gaming David Johnston, VictoryLand and Birmingham Race Course attorne About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
David and Josh (@josh_moon) open the show with a look at the ongoing, second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and Alabama’s large role in it. AL.com columnist Kyle Whitmire zooms in to discuss the sad state of politics in Alabama. This week, we wrap with a discussion of the Rightwing Nut of the Week, Tommy Tuberville, and his role in the Trump insurrection. Guest: Kyle Whitmire, AL.com columnist (@warondumb) About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Guess Who's Back

Guess Who's Back

2021-02-0501:27:42

Josh and David take a look at the return of the Alabama Legislature and deal with David’s outrage over a health insurance bill, Rep. Chris England zooms in to break down the new prison leases and explain why it’s an awful deal for the Alabama taxpayers, and they wrap with a discussion of new protections for confederate monuments and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Alabama Democratic Party Chair and state Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
All the Fury

All the Fury

2021-01-2901:16:18

Josh and David open discussing Josh's anger over the GameStop fiasco, UAB's Dr. Michael Saag zooms in to discuss the latest with COVID and the results of the vaccine so far, and they wrap with a discussion on the latest on Tuberville's involvement with the insurrection and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Vaccine resources: Debunking the myths about the COVID-19 vaccine • UAB Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine • CDC 8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program • CDC Guests: Dr. Michael Saag, MD, professor of medicine and infectious diseases, and associate dean for global health at UAB. Saag is also the director of the Center for AIDS Research at UAB. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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