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Puerto Rico Energy Infrastructure Is 'Completely Down,' Governor Says

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Hurricane Maria has damaged Puerto Rico's power infrastructure in ways that, in a worst-case scenario, could take months to repair, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN late Wednesday. "Our telecommunications system is partially down," he said. "Our energy infrastructure is completely down." Rosselló said that the island's energy infrastructure is "a little bit old, mishandled and weak," and towers carrying high-voltage lines may have been toppled by the...

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AAMU News

If you have not already made plans, WJAB hopes you will make plans to attend Alabama A&M University's "24K Magic on the Hill" Homecoming Celebration, slated for September 23 - 30, 2017! The AAMU Alumni Association and AAMU's Homecoming Committees have planned an exciting week of activities for you alumni, family, friends and supporters. For more information on Homecoming activities, please click here to visti the official AAMU Homecoming Activities page. 

Also, make sure you stop by WJAB studios to say HELLO!!!

"Hope for Tomorrow" Emergency Fund for Students from Houston Area

Aug 30, 2017

  In the last days of August 2017, thousands of families throughout southeastern Texas were negatively affected by the epic impact of Hurricane Harvey, its tumultuous winds and once-in-a-lifetime flooding episodes.  Many families have lost everything and are facing perhaps months or years of rebuilding.  Moreover, some members of the Alabama A&M University Family are native to or have significant ties to the greater Houston metropolitan area.    Similar to earlier responses to such tragedies, AAMU is activating its “Hope for Tomorrow” Relief Fund through its AAMU

Alabama A&M University "142 Points of Pride"

Jun 15, 2017

ECONOMIC IMPACT

1. Alabama A&M University has an economic impact of over $350 million statewide and $228 million on the region, according to the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.

2. Through its more than 5,800 students and 800 employees, AAMU is among the Top 20 largest employers in the Tennessee Valley region.

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The Alabama A&M University Pan-Hellenic Council will host the Annual Homecoming Step Show Friday, September 29, 2017. The show’s host is Jeeda the MC, music by DJ King Tutt and will feature AAMU Greek Organizations. Elmore Gymnasium doors will open at 5:30 pm

Heaven’s Gate Ministries International will celebrate its 5th Anniversary with a weekend of events! The celebration begins September 29th with a “Glory Flow Concert," September 30th will be the Anniversary Brunch Recovery Fest & Mentoring Expo and Sunday, October 1st will be the 5th Anniversary Celebration Service. 

“Glory Flow Concert” – September 29th

The Alabama A&M University Huntsville/Madison County Alumni Chapter will host the annual Homecoming Throwback Party For The Future. All proceeds benefit the chapter scholarship fund. Attire is casual and school colors are encouraged! Individual tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and reserved tables (for 8) are $400 per table. 

 For more information and tickets please click here. 

It's almost time for the 2nd Annual "Louis Crews Classic Band Battle!" This year's event will feature none other than Alabama A&M University's "Marching Maroon & White Band" as they battle it out against the "Ocean of Soul" of Texas Southern University.

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In this special episode, we're having a listening party inspired by Turning the Tables, NPR Music's list of 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women. It was spearheaded by Ann Powers, our Nashville correspondent. She joins us — along with Alisa Ali from WFUV in New York City, Andrea Swensson from The Current in Minneapolis, and me, Talia Schlanger — to focus on a couple important records from that list that came out in the '90s.

NPR Music and program directors from VuHaus' public radio music station network today announced Big Thief, Jamila Woods and Lo Moon as the inaugural class of Slingshot, a new collective effort among taste-making stations to elevate the profiles of exceptional emerging artists.

Kishi Bashi With Strings On Mountain Stage

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Eclectic pop maestro Kishi Bashi makes his front-and-center debut on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

Last night, at the nightclub and circus-arts space House of Yes in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation that establishes an Office of Nightlife and a Nightlife Advisory Board.

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