Corruption Probe Moves Beyond Indicted Former State Lawmaker

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Oliver Robinson

Former State Representative Oliver Robinson was in federal court this week to enter a plea in a bribery case that has engulfed him and threatens other powerful interests in Alabama politics. Robinson has admitted accepting bribes from a coal company to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from expanding a Superfund site north of Birmingham. A lawyer for Robinson says the former lawmaker will cooperate with prosecutors, so this case is far from over. We discuss what may be next with Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald.

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John Archibald

Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

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