African-American Men and Law Enforcement Discuss Lowering Crime and Saving Young Men
02-15-2019

Danny Carr didn’t stammer as he provided closing thoughts to a gathering Thursday night in downtown Birmingham. The Jefferson County district attorney was making a point to reduce the deaths of young African-American men and boys.

Fairfield Council Gives Mayor the Boot, but Ed May II Isn’t Backing Down
02-15-2019

The long-running feud between Fairfield Mayor Ed May II and the City Council has reached a boiling point, as the council voted to remove May from office because he was continually absent from council meetings.

Auburn Yearbook Photo Shows Ivey’s Sorority Sisters in Minstrel Show; Governor Is Not in the Picture
02-15-2019

The Auburn Plainsman reported Monday that a photo in the 1967 yearbook shows members of Gov. Kay Ivey’s sorority putting on a minstrel show that appears to have been taken during Rush that year.

Birmingham Council Supports Renaming CrossPlex for Langford, Question Parker’s Bid to Bring Oakland Raiders to Legion Field
02-13-2019

Mayor Randall Woodfin and members of the Birmingham City Council announced Tuesday that they would support changing the name of the Birmingham CrossPlex to honor former Mayor Larry Langford, who died last month.

Drummond to Pay $775,000 Penalty to EPA, Jefferson County Health Department
02-13-2019

Drummond Company has agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement contained in a consent decree relating to alleged violations of environmental laws at its ABC Coke Plant in Tarrant.

Alabama’s Teacher Shortages Reach ‘Crisis’ Level
02-8-2019

Alabama’s teacher shortages are reaching crisis level, education leaders say.

State of the Union: Democrats’ Response
02-5-2019

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race in November, is delivering the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis. Loading…

Trump’s State of the Union Address
02-4-2019

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a “policy agenda both parties can rally behind.” Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, […]

Gospel Music’s Impact on Rock and Soul Music is Focus of New Radio Documentary to Air During Black History Month
01-30-2019

A new radio documentary that explores the history of black gospel music and illustrates its significant influence on the formation of rock and soul music will be broadcast by WBHM on February 11th through February 14th starting every evening at 7 p.m., during Black History Month. Hosted by GRAMMY award-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans, Gospel Roots […]

Alabama’s Federal Employees Return to Work as Federal Shutdown Is Temporarily Ended
01-29-2019

Federal employees in Birmingham and across the state returned to work Monday after a record-setting, five-week partial federal shutdown that affected about 5,500 workers, almost 10 percent of the state’s 50,000 federal employees.