Kyle Whitmire: Remembering Demetrius Newton
09-11-2013

Kyle Whitmire with AL.com and the Birmingham News offers insights on the legacy of the late veteran legislator Demertrius Newton. He also discusses the impact of Empowerment week on the city of Birmingham.

Kyle Whitmire: JeffCo’s Receiver Updates
09-4-2013

Kyle Whitmire with Al.com and the Birmingham News gives us a quick update on the receiver appointment for Jefferson County. He also has the details on where Alabama falls in the list of most corrupt states in America.

Saying Goodbye To Marty’s
08-30-2013

Regulars at Marty’s in Birmingham’s Southside neighborhood will have to find a new bar to call home after August 31st. The institution is calling it quits after two decades of drinks, music, and the passing of the bar’s owner, Marty Eagle, earlier this year. Marty’s was a second home for many but also a home for jazz in Birmingham. WBHM’s Sarah Delia stopped by during the bar’s final week as staff, musicians and regulars say goodbye.

Kyle Whitmire: Post Election Analysis
08-28-2013

Citizens of Birmingham headed to the polls this week. Kyle Whitmire with AL.com and the Birmingham News offers his thoughts and analysis on the results.

Kyle Whitmire: JeffCo to Hire a Receiver
08-21-2013

This week U.S. District Court Judge Lynwood Smith said the county needs to appoint a receiver. The receiver will select, hire, promote, demote, discipline, or fire Jefferson County employees. Kyle Whitmire with AL.com and the Birmingham News explains what the appointment of the receiver means for JeffCo residents and those employed by the county.

Kyle Whitmire: UPS Plane Crash
08-14-2013

Kyle Whitmire joins us to discuss developments from Wednesday morning’s plane crash. The UPS cargo plane crashed on the outskirts of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The pilot and co-pilot were pronounced dead at the scene and the cause of the incident remains unknown.

Kyle Whitmire: Who Is Looking Out For JeffCo Ratepayers?
08-7-2013

This week Jefferson County successfully defended its bankruptcy plan from four objectors in federal court. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett said the objectors did not have standing to object to the county’s plan because they were not creditors. Kyle Whitmire explains what this week’s hearing means for ratepayers in Jefferson County.

Kyle Whitmire: Who Is Looking Out For JeffCo Ratepayers?
08-7-2013

This week Jefferson County successfully defended its bankruptcy plan from four objectors in federal court. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett said the objectors did not have standing to object to the county’s plan because they were not creditors. Kyle Whitmire explains what this week’s hearing means for ratepayers in Jefferson County.

Former Director and Daughter Charged in Theft from Poverty Agency
08-2-2013

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged the former executive director of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity and her daughter in connection with the theft of close to $500,000 from the non-profit organization.

Kyle Whitmire: How to Define a Reasonable Sewer Rate
07-31-2013

At the core of Jefferson County’s sewer problems is a question of fairness: Are Jefferson County sewer rates reasonable? What defines reasonable? And if they’re not, how do we change the sewer rates? Kyle Whitmire with Al.com and The Birmingham News says there’s still work to be done when it comes to creating reasonable sewer rates in Jefferson County.