Andrew Yeager

Managing Editor

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.

How History Can Heal

Vanderbilt University graduate student Stephanie Fulbright studied Birmingham and Northern Ireland to see how historic markers and other public objects can be used for reconciliation.

Roy Moore Announces U.S. Senate Run

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses Roy Moore's announcement he's running for U.S. Senate and how the field of gubernatorial candidates is shaping up.

More Venture Capital Flowing into Birmingham

The Birmingham Business Journal's Ty West discusses the increase in venture capital deals around Birmingham.

Uproar Over Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Search

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the search for a new Birmingham City Schools superintendent which has included two candidates dropping out, a lawsuit and a bomb threat.

What a New Governor Means for Alabama Business

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses what new Governor Kay Ivey might mean for Alabama's business community.

Bill Would Allow Birmingham Church to Have its Own Police Force

A bill in the Alabama legislature would let a church in suburban Birmingham do something that appears unprecedented. It would allow this church to have its own police force. Critics say the bill isn’t constitutional and vow a legal showdown.

New Governor Steadies the Ship of State after Bentley Resignation

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the opening days of Governor Kay Ivey's term in office.

Fourth Graders Witness History as Bentley Exits

Fourth graders from Coosa Christian School in Gadsden were on a field trip to the Alabama Capitol Building as news broke that Governor Robert Bentley would resign.

Birmingham’s Construction Boom: How Long Can it Last?

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West evaluates Birmingham's construction boom over the last few years.

Ethics Commission Sends Complaints Against Bentley to Prosecutors

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the the Alabama Ethics Commission's decision to forward complaints against Gov. Robert Bentley to prosecutors.

Alabama’s Auto Suppliers: A Dangerous Place for Workers

Bloomberg Business Week investigative Reporter Peter Waldman describes the dangerous conditions faced by workers for Alabama's auto parts suppliers.

State Auditor’s Book Part of Emerging Race for Governor

Alabama state auditor Jim Zeigler has self-published book about his fictitious governorship. Alabama Media Group columnist says despite Zeigler's claim otherwise, it's a campaign announcement.

Birmingham’s Airport Lands in the Middle of the Pack in New Rankings

Birmingham's airport is in the middle in a new ranking of American airports.

Political Shock Waves Still Reverberate a Year into the Bentley Scandal

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the year since accusations Governor Robert Bentley had an affair became public.

Why the Design-build Concept Could Boost Birmingham’s Construction Industry

Some new thinking on how architecture and construction firms are organized could make Birmingham an even bigger hub for the construction industry.

Birmingham Water Works Pension Loses Millions in Fraud Scheme

The Birmingham Water Works pension fund lost more than $4 million in what’s described as a “Ponzi-style” scheme. The scheme spans from New York financial types to an Indian tribe in South Dakota to the Cayman Islands.

Who Benefits in Repealing Sales Tax on Groceries?

Proponents says exempting groceries from state sales tax would help low-income families and spur the economy. Those predictions could be optimistic.

Regions Part of an Industry Rethink of the Bank Branch

Online banking haven't made the bank branch obsolete, but banks are rethinking how they use their brick-and-mortar locations.

Transcript Puts Indicted JeffCo District Attorney in a Tight Spot

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a transcript from the case that led to a perjury charge against Jefferson County's suspended district attorney Charles Todd Henderson.

Business Groups Oppose Alabama’s Bathroom Bill

Alabama business groups are concerned if a so-called bathroom bill passes in Alabama, the state could suffer the same economic hit as North Carolina. That state suffered boycotts and major sporting events left after a similar bill was enacted there.

Trump Supporters Rally in Hoover

Backers of President Donald Trump gathered in Hoover Saturday, part of a day of marches and rallies across the country to express public support for the president.

A TV Meteorologist Like No Other

Weld reporter Cody Owens discusses his story on Birmingham TV meteorologist James Spann. Spann has amassed a notable social media presence and personal brand turning him into something of a celebrity.

Changes To How Banks Pay Taxes In Alabama

Birmingham Business Journal reporter Michael Seale discusses two bills in the Alabama legislature that would change how banks pay state taxes.

Alabama, the Second Amendment and Reason

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses how Alabama political culture treats guns which he says is not reasonable.

Alabama Industry Hopes For Looser Environmental Rules Under Trump

Birmingham Business Journal reporter Michael Seale discusses what Alabama industries anticipate if President Donald Trump rolls back federal environmental rules.

New Alabama Attorney General Brings Renewed Attention to Bentley Investigation

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses Alabama's new attorney general and renewed efforts to investigate Governor Robert Bentley.

Complaints Around The Birmingham Water Works Board Intensify

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses anger at the Birmingham Water Works Board after billing issues left some customers with unusually high bills. Others were told their service would be cut.

Birmingham’s New Downtown Publix Attracts Residents Beyond the City Center

Publix opens its long-awaited downtown Birmingham store. It's a retailer that could have an impact beyond the city center.

As $800 Million Prison Plan Returns This Session, Some Lawmakers Are Skeptical

Governor Robert Bentley is pushing an $800 million dollar prison overhaul for a second time. Lawmakers are expected to debate the bill in the legislative session that starts Tuesday.

Business Leaders Optimistic Lawmakers Will Reauthorize Historic Tax Credit

Birmingham Business Journal managing editor Stephanie Rebman discusses Alabama's lapsed historic tax credit and a new economic development plan for the state.

Alabama Legislature To Kick Off New Session With More Deliberate Approach

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the upcoming Alabama legislative session.