It was probably inevitable that Andrew Yeager would end up working in public radio. The son of two teachers, NPR News programs often formed the backdrop to car rides growing up. And it was probably inevitable that Andrew would end up in news after discovering the record button on his tape recorder. He still remembers his first attempted interview - his uncooperative 2-year-old sister.
Originally from east central Indiana, Andrew earned degrees in broadcasting and political science from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. While there he spent more than his fair share of time at WOBN, the student-run radio station. After college Andrew worked for an educational non-profit and volunteered at WMUB in Oxford, Ohio. He ventured into public radio full-time as a reporter for WNIN in Evansville, Ind. Besides covering an array of local stories, Andrew's work has been heard on many public radio programs.
Andrew lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham. When not consumed by public radio work, he's often picking up items strewn about the house by said children, reading or heading out on a bike ride when not enveloped by the Alabama heat.
A new art exhibit features the work of Jacob Lawrence, widely considered one of the greatest modernist painters of the 20th century.
The podcast from Reckon South digs into the case of Bonita Carter, a 20-year-old Black woman, who was shot and killed outside of a convenience store in 1979.
Live theater generally means tight quarters for performers and audience. Some Birmingham theater groups are finding ways to make it work in the pandemic.
Debate over the future of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat is the latest political clash. The divide is reflected in Alabama too.
The podcast “How I Built This” follows entrepreneurs’ ups and downs. In his new book, Guy Raz shares what he’s gleaned from inspiring company founders and reflects on his own life.
Time is running out on the census and Alabama is below the average among states for people who have filled out their forms.
Recommendations around high school sports this fall largely mirror public health guidelines, but the Alabama High School Athletic Association leaves the details to schools.
Demand for absentee ballots is expected to surge because of the pandemic. Secretary of State John Merrill is confident election officials can handle the increase.
A recent investigation by Reuters also finds Alabama’s system for tackling judicial misconduct makes it harder to discipline judges than in most other states.
The race for U.S. Senate is set between incumbent Democrat Doug Jones and Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville. Jones believes he can win despite Alabama’s conservative leanings.
Tommy Tuberville defeated Jeff Sessions to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s runoff election. Here’s a recap of the race and a look at what to expect in the months ahead.
Unemployment skyrocketed in Alabama and the economy sputtered after shutdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Still Alabama’s two budgets are on reasonably good footing.
We don’t often turn the spotlight on ourselves, but the last four months at WBHM have been unlike any other time in the station’s history thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. In advance of WBHM’s one-day fund drive, we hear from station’s executive director Chuck Holmes on how COVID-19 has affected WBHM.
U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Sessions says the Birmingham Board of Education and Birmingham Housing Authority’s decision to end agreements with the church is unconstitutional.