U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and a Look at Civil Rights
The nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to the office of U.S. Attorney General is causing controversy among civil rights groups. Several members of the NAACP staged a sit-in protest at Sessions’ office in Mobile Tuesday demanding to speak with the senator before being arrested later that evening. Sessions’ civil rights track record is on trial and is likely to remain a topic of conversation until his confirmation hearing. Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper Weld, discusses a little about how civil rights actually work.
Nick Patterson is the editor for WELD for Birmingham, a weekly newspaper covering news and politics, arts and culture and community engagement in the Magic City. Patterson joins WBHM each Thursday during All Things Considered to discuss WELD's top stories.
Humane Society Approved for New 27-acre Facility in Titusville
The Birmingham City Council Tuesday transferred ownership of the property in Titusville to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Despite overwhelming support from residents, some in the neighborhood voiced concerns about the move. Hear more from Nick Patterson of Weld.