WBHM 90.3 https://news.wbhm.org en-US 2016 WBHM 90.3 WBHM 90.3 Your NPR News Station https://news.wbhm.org WBHM 90.3 larry@wbhm.org Birmingham Hammers Kick Off First Official Season on Saturday WBHM 90.3

The Birmingham Hammers make their debut with the semi-professional National Premier Soccer League, or NPSL, on April 30. Fans in Birmingham's growing soccer scene -- and the players, of course -- hope competing at a higher level against teams like Nashville and Memphis will draw even more Alabamians to games.

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This Week in the Legislature: Prisons, BP Oil Funds and Lane Cake WBHM 90.3

The sun is setting on Alabama's 2016 Legislative session. With only two more meetings left this year, the Alabama Senate and House discussed and passed a flurry of bills this week on everything from approving Governor Robert Bentley's $800 million prison construction bond proposal to how to spend BP oil settlement funds to naming the lane cake Alabama's official dessert.

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Lane Cake Named Official State Dessert by Alabama Lawmakers WBHM 90.3

Alabama has an official state bird, nut, fruit and even crustacean. The state might soon have an official state cake— a lane cake. The House of Representatives voted Thursday night to name lane cake as the official state cake. The bill now goes to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for his signature. The effort to name lane cake the state dessert made some traction last year, but ultimately fell flat. To celebrate the cake's move towards official state-dessertdom, today we revisit this story by WBHM 2015 Summer intern Stephanie Beckett.

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New Rebel Logo Part of Vestavia Rebranding WBHM 90.3

A sports-marketing firm yesterday presented the Vestavia Hills school board with an update that included a new rebel logo. Tensions over the system’s Rebel Man mascot and the name “Rebels” flared up last year. The school board has since ditched the mascot but kept the name. But the system’s rebranding process is ongoing.

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Oxford Officials: Transgender Bathroom Law is About Public Safety WBHM 90.3

Oxford city leaders say public safety is what sparked the recent passage of an ordinance that forces transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding with their biological sex. But transgender advocates say the law is unjustifiable.

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NAACP Files Lawsuit over Law Blocking Birmingham Minimum Wage WBHM 90.3

The NAACP filed a federal lawsuit Thursday contending a law that blocked a minimum wage increase in Birmingham is racially motivated. The suit names Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange and includes Greater Birmingham Ministries and two fast-food works as plaintiffs.

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“I Want My South Back” WBHM 90.3

"I want my South back." That's the rallying cry from Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald. In a recent column he lays out a Southern identity that he admits may be a fictional memory, but one he'd like see more of. He also reflects on the fifth anniversary of the April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak that killed more than 250 people in Alabama.

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Remembering April 27: Not all Losses were Human WBHM 90.3

Thousands of Alabamians have spent the last five years rebuilding their lives after tornados tore through the state on April 27, 2011. The storms killed more than 250 people. But the loss from the tornados wasn’t just about humans.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/04/Tornado-Cat-for-web.m4a Thu, 28 Apr 2016 5:00:30 CDT 3:44
Lawmakers Pass Budget, Ask Questions Later WBHM 90.3

Lawmakers approve a General Fund budget that left an $85 million hole in the state’s Medicaid program and the head of the Alabama GOP feels compelled to defend the party. The latest from Kyle Whitmire, political columnist for The Birmingham News and AL.com.

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