Remembering Kathryn Tucker Windham

One of Alabama’s most beloved storytellers has died. Kathryn Tucker Windham passed away over the weekend at the age of 93. Windham developed a love of reading and writing at an early age. She wrote more than 20 books along with scores of newspaper columns and radio commentaries.

Northern Beltline: The St. Clair Effect

St. Clair County is now one of the fastest growing counties in Alabama. Census figures show the county’s population grew by 29 percent from 2000 to 2010. Local leaders believe the nearby Northern Beltline will fuel even more growth.

Jefferson County Tax Ruled Unconstitutional

Jefferson County’s Occupational Tax is unconstitutional. That’s according to a unanimous ruling issued by the Alabama Supreme Court, which upholds a lower court’s ruling.

Bariatric Ambulance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says over 30 percent of Alabamians are obese. Obesity can cause a whole host of health problems, from diabetes to high blood pressure. And treating obese patients can be a challenge too.

Stuff: Alabama’s Unclaimed Property

This week on WBHM, we’re talking about stuff–how to manage it and what people do with it. One place to put valuable stuff is behind the steel doors of a bank vault, in a safe deposit box. But sometimes, people forget about those boxes, or they die before getting the valuables out of the bank. In Alabama, those items end up in the State Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division.

Remembering Virginia Samford Donovan

The namesake of Birmingham’s Virginia Samford Theatre has died. Virginia Samford Donovan passed away Tuesday at the age of 90.

Local Government With Kyle Whitmire

Each week we’ll hear an update on political happenings in Birmingham and Jefferson County from Kyle Whitmire.

Bare Hands Closes

A fixture in Birmingham’s art scene will soon close. This week, Bare Hands Gallery announced it will shut its doors at end of the year. The gallery opened 14 years ago as place for contemporary Alabama artists to show their work.

Bob Riley: The Exit Interview

Governor Bob Riley talks about his two terms in office with WBHM’s Bradley George.

Election 2010: Attorney General

Next Tuesday, Alabama voters will choose a new Attorney General. Incumbent Troy King lost the Republican nomination to Birmingham Attorney Luther Strange. Strange’s Democratic opponent is Montgomery lawyer James Anderson.