WBHM 90.3 https://news.wbhm.org en-US 2016 WBHM 90.3 WBHM 90.3 Listen Deeper https://news.wbhm.org WBHM 90.3 larry@wbhm.org Birmingham School Board Ousts Superintendent WBHM 90.3

After a heated meeting Thursday night, the Birmingham school board surprised many by voting six to three to fire the district’s Superintendent. Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, more often called “Dr. G,” had held the position for 14 months.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/09/SuperintendentFiredforweb.mp4 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 0:56:43 CDT 1:44
A Look at the Struggling Neighborhoods of Birmingham’s West Side WBHM 90.3

Communities like Ensley, West End and Fairfield were commercial hubs during the industrial heyday of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/09/WELD__9222016_forweb.mp4 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:08:46 CDT 6:00
Birmingham Law Enforcement Responds to Unease around Mass Shootings WBHM 90.3

With recent shootings and terrorist attacks in Paris and Orlando, some in Birmingham are taking new interest in personal safety. Les Lovoy reports on how local law enforcement are trying to respond and what people can do to protect themselves.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/09/Mass_Shootings_For_Web_.mp4 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:14:31 CDT 4:41
Grand Jury Could Cut Through the Smoke WBHM 90.3

The political climate in Birmingham is taking on a new flavor after last week's news the state attorney general's office is opening an investigation in Birmingham. There's not much known about it other than a special grand jury will convene October 17th and it's looking into the Birmingham Water Works Board. This is the same unit that took down former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. We talk about the development with Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/09/Archibald_09-22-16.mp4 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 7:42:49 CDT 5:29
Birmingham Schools Host Charter School Forums WBHM 90.3

Alabama may very well have its first-ever charter schools next year. The approval process, which has already hit snags in other parts of the state, will go either through a state commission or through local school boards that have elected to become authorizers. Birmingham City Schools is one of just two authorizers in the state, and last night, school leaders held a meeting to explain what that means.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/09/AmyWrapATC9-20Web.mp4 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:05:48 CDT 1:42
Picture Not Quite as Rosy for Law School Grads WBHM 90.3

Law school graduates seem to be in an enviable position. They're on the way to a solid job with good pay and a prestigious career. That rosy picture though has tarnished somewhat. We hear about it in this week's Magic City Marketplace.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/09/MCM09-19-16.mp4 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 7:11:40 CDT 5:25