Kyle Whitmire: Public Prayer In Alabama

This week the Supreme Court ruled that it is lawful for prayers to be held before public events such as city council meetings. The ruling has spurred great debate especially in states like Alabama where public prayer is quite common.

Kyle Whitmire of and the Birmingham News joins us to explain the ruling and offer his own thoughts on public prayer.

Kyle Whitmire: Lethal Injection Policies

In Oklahoma Tuesday night, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. But something went wrong. Lockett regained partial consciousness during the injection process. The execution was stopped and he died 20 minutes later from a heart attack.

Death penalty politics and the sentiments behind lethal injection was a hot button issue during Alabama’s 2014 legislative session. We take a closer look with Kyle Whitmire of and the Birmingham News.

Scenes Of Damage In Bessemer

Bessemer, Alabama was hit extremely hard by Monday night’s storms. WBHM’s Andrew Yeager visited Bessemer today to document the damages.

Kyle Whitmire: Alabama’s 6th Congressional District Primary

Seven candidates are in the running to become the Republican nominee to represent Alabama’s 6th Congressional District in Washington, D.C. following the retirement of Representative Spencer Bachus. The June 3 primary is seven weeks away. We discuss the candidates and more with Kyle Whitmire of and the Birmingham News.

Kyle Whitmire: 2014 Session Review

The 2014 session has come to a close. For an election year, there was plenty of action and drama at the statehouse. We take a look back at the highs and lows as well as the possibility of a special session with Kyle Whitmire of and the Birmingham News.

Birmingham Barons: National Anthem Tryouts

It’s opening day at Regions Field for the Southern League Champion Birmingham Barons. Players and baseball fans have been anxiously awaiting the first pitch. But another group of Barons fans have been looking forward to the season for slightly different reasons.

Don Dailey: 2014 Legislative Session Review

The 2014 Alabama legislative session is in the books. Lawmakers wrapped up the session Thursday evening but there’s a looming question about one key piece of legislation — the education budget. We review the final days of the session with Don Dailey.

Kyle Whitmire: The Bottom Line With Common Core

This week former Alabama Governor Bob Riley publicly announced his support for Common Core standards. We take a look at his opinions and thoughts with Kyle Whitmire of and the Birmingham News.

Sustainability: Creating Art Through Recycled Glass

Recycling glass in Birmingham can be tricky. It can’t be put on the curbside like most recyclables. One of residents’ few options is to take it to a downtown recycling center where two 30-yard containers wait to be filled with the unwanted material. The glass that’s dropped off doesn’t stay in Birmingham for long. It’s shipped to Tennessee and Georgia to make fiberglass, bottles, and cement. But two Birmingham artists are trying to reuse the glass and keep it in the state.

Kyle Whitmire: The Future of Common Core

The Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday to allow local school systems to opt out of the Common Core curriculum standards, but the legislation still faces a bleak future. Senate President Del Marsh said he did not think the bill had the support to get through an inevitable filibuster on the Senate floor.