Gigi Douban has reported for public radio since 2006. She’s filed stories for WBHM, NPR, Studio 360, and Public Radio International’s The World. Most recently, Gigi reported for Marketplace, bringing the country stories about toxic landfills, debtors prisons, and lighter fare, like why urinals are ubiquitous in public bathrooms, but not in homes. She's also written for Bloomberg News and Runner’s World, and on occasion, actually runs.
There’s a growing number of outdoor enthusiasts who say nature isn’t just for white people. They want recreation groups to do more to attract people of color. The Birmingham Audubon Society organized a trip where black birders led a group to Hale County.
Gov. Kay Ivey says her radiation treatments for lung cancer will not interfere with her job as governor. We talk with an oncologist about the likelihood she could continue with business as usual.
Many seniors have health issues that prevent them from getting to the grocery store. Others can’t afford or have limited access to nutritious food. A new program delivers healthy groceries to their doorstep.
The Birmingham City Council passed Mayor Randall Woodfin’s fiscal 2020 budget. Woodfin said his proposed $451 million budget was “as lean as they come.”
Birmingham school officials say it’s unclear how they’ll make up a proposed $2 million funding gap from the city, but it won’t put a huge burden on the school system.
Area Republicans gathered Tuesday night to watch President Trump’s televised rally in Florida launching his reelection campaign. Many there say they’ve already made up their minds no matter who else joins the race. They’ll support Trump.
It was one of the busiest and most contentious legislative sessions in years. The near-total abortion ban passed by Alabama lawmakers overshadowed many other bills. What else happened?
Lawmakers approved a slew of bills this week, which is expected to be the last one of the 2019 session. Measures on equal pay and holding back third-graders who don’t read proficiently were among those passed in the push toward the session’s end.