WBHM Politics: Gentrification
Birmingham has seen new money, people and development pour into downtown and nearby neighborhoods in recent years. That’s prompted concerns of gentrification. Such discussion has popped up in the Birmingham mayoral runoff between Mayor William Bell and challenger Randall Woodfin. On this week’s edition of the WBHM Politics podcast, we talk about what exactly gentrification entails and how Birmingham leaders might respond.
Join WBHM host and producer Andrew Yeager, along with local government reporter Sherrel Wheeler Stewart, UAB business professor Anthony Hood and Urban Impact’s Elijah Davis.
Our theme music is “Find Your Way” by Birmingham guitarist Eric Essix.
WBHM Politics is the place for thoughtful conversations about the people, the policies and the issues in and around Birmingham. Join us for special episodes looking at what's at stake in the upcoming Birmingham municipal elections.
WBHM Politics: Election Season Overview
Election season is underway in Alabama with party primaries June 5th and the general election in November. We’ll talk about the upcoming elections, some of the dynamics at play and a few key races.
WBHM Politics: Spring Break
We’re on spring break this week. In the meantime, support the podcast by donating at wbhm.org. We’ll be back with a new episode in April.
WBHM Politics: Guns, Schools and Safety
The issue of guns and schools has been in the news the past month after a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. In Birmingham these issues became very real when a student was shot and killed at Huffman High School earlier this month. We explore the topic through a series of conversations.