On November 9, 1938, hundreds of Jewish synagogues, homes, and businesses were vandalized, ransacked or destroyed. Thousands of Jews were arrested, some even killed, by order of Adolf Hilter. Dr. Robert May of Birmingham was twelve years old and living in Frankfurt, Germany during the uprise of Hitler’s power, including the night of Kristallnacht. He shares his story with us.
It got a little tense at the statehouse last night when the topic of abortion legislation was discussed. This week the Alabama House passed a bill to ban most abortions in the state and make legal abortions difficult if not impossible. One representative brought up the issue of race and how he thinks it plays a role in a woman’s choice to abort a pregnancy.
This past Saturday was TEDxBirmingham. The event featured 15 local speakers who came together with one goal: to help attendees “Rediscover the Magic” of Birmingham through new ideas. WBHM’s Program Director Michael Krall was in attendance. He spoke to WBHM’s Sarah Delia about his experience at TEDxBirmingham.
The Birmingham Museum of Art has hired a new curator for European Art, Robert Schindler. As he settles into his new role, his first task is to curate a collection of work by the French Romantic artist, Eugene Delacroix. WBHM’s Sarah Delia took a sneak peek behind the exhibition “Delacroix and the Matter of Finish.”
Monumental Contracting, one of several contractors involved with a flight information display board that collapsed on 10 year old Luke Bresette at the Birmingham airport last year, has been cleared of responsibility. Kyle Whitmire with AL.com and the Birmingham News joins us for an update.
Kyle Whitmire from Al.com and the Birmingham News joins us to discuss the details of Alabama’s revolving door ban. It prohibits legislators from lobbyists for two years after they leave office.
The leader of the experimental indie group, Ryan Kattner, speaks to WBHM’s Sarah Delia about the group’s latest album On Oni Pond. Kattner also reveals insights to his creative process and his constant source of inspiration: heartbreak.