WBHM Politics: Spring Break

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Many schools in Alabama are on spring break this week. So we’re going to take a break too. We’ll be back with a new episode in mid-April.

We’ve also recently wrapped up our Spring Fund Drive. If you didn’t know, WBHM is  a member-supported service. That means much of the money it takes to bring you this podcast comes from you, the people who listen and give. If you’ve donated already, thank you so much. If not, it’s not too late. Now’s a great time to give.

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Andrew Yeager

Andrew Yeager

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WBHM Politics

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.

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