Tune in to WBHM 90.3 FM, 91.5 FM in Gadsden, or 104.7 FM in Fort Payne on Friday beginning at 9 a.m. CT for NPR’s special coverage of the inauguration of Donald Trump. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will co-host coverage of the swearing in of the President and Vice President and guide you through […]
The NPR Politics team, editors, and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday. They will be fact-checking and providing background to his remarks in real-time. We will be paying special attention to any comments about conflicts of interest, health care and […]
The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom are live-annotating President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 8 pm CT. The team will be adding fact-checks and background to Obama’s comments as he gives them. They’ll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health […]
Below is a list of area closings and delays for Monday, January 9, 2017. Refresh the page for updates as new information becomes available. Advent Episcopal School — 10:15 a.m. start Alabama School of Fine Arts — closed Alabama Waldorf School — closed Alabaster City Schools — two-hour delay The Altamont School — closed Banks […]
Talladega College isn’t known for its football team — because it doesn’t have one. But it does have a band — the 200-member Marching Tornadoes. It is the pride of the campus in this small town about 50 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama. The Presidential Inaugural Committee included Talladega’s band on its list of participants […]
NOTE: The results listed below are for this evening’s contested races in the state of Alabama. Updates will be made to the page as results are made available. Results courtesy of Associated Press and alabamavotes.gov President 2,522 of 2,522 precincts – 100 percent Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine (Dem) – 35 percent Donald Trump/Mike Pence (GOP) – 63 […]
Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM is proud to partner with StoryCorps for the 2016 Great Thanksgiving Listen. The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project working with educators and students to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. This specific effort is designed for students ages 13 and over and as part […]
WBHM is a listener-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), “Your NPR news station,” and home to the Alabama Radio Reading Service, a resource for the blind and print-impaired. Exciting times are ahead for WBHM, where our listeners encourage us to do more as we work to build a better community, inform […]
WBHM’s Mary Scott Hodgin recently reported on surplus property owned by Birmingham City Schools. Vacant schools are a common sight throughout Birmingham. The buildings symbolize decades of population decline and budget cuts. As Birmingham’s city center and interest in historic properties grows, many hope these large structures will be revitalized. We’ve created a map showing where these empty schools are located. Take a look.
Wednesday morning a bill that would make changes to the city of Birmingham’s Mayor-Council Act was approved by the Jefferson County Legislative Delegation committee 10-3, with 5 abstentions.