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The entire world of public radio is at your command. With a few simple utterances, you can access all the latest news, podcasts, and discussions of the day. Give any of the commands below a try and hear WBHM’s award-winning, audio-rich stories come alive on your voice-activated speaker.

 

Here are some general commands:

 

“Play WBHM.”
Stream your local public radio station, live.

 

“Play [show or podcast name].”
Play the latest episode of a specific show or podcast.

 

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Jefferson County Commissioners Look For Ways To Stop Illegal Dumping

The amount of illegal dumping of trash in Jefferson County is "concerning," says county commissioners. They say more needs to be done to address the problem, which could include more stringent penalties.

More Extreme Weather In Gulf States Means More Power Outages. Are Energy Companies Ready For It?

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be as active as last year’s, when thousands in the Gulf South were without power for weeks after hurricanes Laura, Zeta, Cristobal and Delta. With that increased activity comes a bigger threat to the region’s power grid. How prepared are Gulf States’ energy companies for the threat to come?

Alabama’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Is The Lowest In The U.S. And Infections Are Up

Public health officials are sounding the alarm in Alabama, the state with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country. New infections are spiking, yet fewer people are seeking shots.

Come Back With More Detail And We’ll Talk: Council Delays Plan For Rescue Money

Birmingham’s efforts to distribute millions of dollars of federal American Rescue Plan funding hit a snag Tuesday after councilors took issue with the vagueness of Mayor Randall Woodfin’s proposed allocations.

Birmingham Schools Will Require Masks After Shift In CDC Recommendations

Birmingham City Schools will once again require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a face mask while in school facilities.

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