Amy Stiftel-Sedlis

Assistant Producer

One African-American’s Mission to Preserve His Family’s Rural History

Albert “Peter” Datcher Jr. has been tracing his family history -- from slavery to farming -- in a small, rural, predominately white town in Shelby County, Alabama for the past 15 years. He wants to be sure people recognize African-American contributions to the region.

The Power of Music…

Dementia Care Coordinator Pam Leonard of Alabaster…

Two Mountain Brook Students to take the Big TED-Ed Stage

Mountain Brook High School sophomores Brett Lewis and Sean Fredella have been selected to present their talks at the first ever TED-Ed Weekend in New York.

ACLU President Visits Samford Univeristy

Susan Herman spoke to a packed audience, answering questions about current concerns and potential roles for the ACLU under President-Elect Donald Trump.

Alabama Facing a Water Crisis

  Nearly the entire state of Alabama is under the grip of a severe drought and Alabama is facing a water crisis. To date there’s no statewide mandate regarding water usage. However, some public water systems, including the Birmingham Water Works, have begun implementing their own drought conservation plans.   Beginning November 19th, in order […]

Affecting your surroundings…

Aspiring hip-hop artist and vegan activist, Walter Duke of Birmingham…

We have to work together…

Manager of Primates and Giant Otters, Danielle Williams of Birmingham…

Birmingham Schools Host Charter School Forums

Alabama may very well have its first-ever charter schools next year. The approval process, which has already hit snags in other parts of the state, will go either through a state commission or through local school boards that have elected to become authorizers. Birmingham City Schools is one of just two authorizers in the state, and last night, school leaders held a meeting to explain what that means.

CIA Director Visits Birmingham City School Students

Today Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan spoke to dignitaries and more than 50 high school students at Birmingham City Schools’ Central Office. His main goal was to get Birmingham students interested in careers at the CIA. He also acknowledged the CIA’s lack of diversity. “We need to have people from all different backgrounds and experiences,” he […]

Remembering “Street James”

A public memorial for James Griffin was held at Urban Standard in downtown Birmingham. He was homeless and beloved by many people throughout the city. He was found dead under Caraway Boulevard on August 17.

UAB Doctor Developing Blood Test to Predict Depression

Beth Seibels of Birmingham is 62 years old and has suffered from anxiety and depression for more than 30 years. Two years ago, things got worse. For the first time, she was feeling suicidal.