There’s a perception that crime is on the rise in and around Birmingham. What’s really happening? Is fear changing our behavior and affecting relationships in our communities? How can Birmingham and surrounding communities work to reduce violent crime? On Thursday, March 10 Local law enforcement officials and community members met to discuss crime and brainstorm solutions for WBHM's “Issues and Ales: Crime in the Greater Birmingham Area.”
WBHM’s recent Issues and Ales forum delved into the future of education in Alabama. Panelist and Phillips Academy PTA president Jerry Tate took a moment away from the discussion to answer a simple question: “How can someone, who isn’t a teacher, support education?” Listen to excerpts from Issues and Ales: The Future of Education […]
This year, the Alabama Legislature voted to allow charter schools in the state and expanded the Alabama Accountability Act. What does this mean for the future of Alabama’s public and private schools? Can public education adequately prepare all Alabama children for career success?
WBHM’s recent Issues and Ales forum delved into the future of education in Alabama. Panelist and Jemison High School teacher Brooke Elliott took a moment away from the discussion to answer a simple question: “What’s the best piece of advice you received about becoming a teacher?” Listen to excerpts from Issues and Ales: The […]
In advance of WBHM's and the Southern Education Desk's "Issues and Ales" education forum this evening, former Jefferson County School Superintendent Phil Hammonds joined WBHM’s Rachel Osier Lindley to talk about his prescriptions for improving Alabama’s schools and what Bold Goals Education aims to do.
There's never a shortage of stories coming from Alabama's schools. But before WBHM's and the Southern Education Desk's "Issues and Ales" education forum Thursday evening, we wanted to shed as much light as possible on the big picture behind the headlines. For better or worse, that backdrop always includes money and therefore politics. So our education reporter Dan Carsen sat down with Alabama School Connection founder and BirminghamWatch contributor Trisha Powell Crain to talk about that and more.
On Thursday, WBHM gathered a panel of doctors, former football players and concussion experts at Workplay for the annual Issues and Ales. Andrew Yeager led the panel and opened up the end of each session for audience questions. You can listen to the discussion on the air on Wednesday, July 29 at 2 p.m. […]
In Alabama, football is a way of life. But after recent revelations about the dangers of football-related head injuries, players and parents are reconsidering their involvement. How are health concerns changing who plays football? How does it change the culture around football, and what will it mean for the future of the sport? Join WBHM […]
Issues and Ales
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Poll: Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall Amid Possible Shutdown
Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Reaches Plea Deal With Feds
How Congress Handles Sexual Harassment Claims Needs Fixing, But No Deal Yet On Bill
Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women
The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes
Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week
Help Wanted: White House Chief Of Staff
After More ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests, France’s President Macron To Address Nation
A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists
‘We’re Fighting For Our Lives': Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
Boundlessly Idealistic, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Is Still Resisted
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