WBHM 90.3 https://news.wbhm.org en-US 2017 WBHM 90.3 WBHM 90.3 Listen Deeper https://news.wbhm.org WBHM 90.3 larry@wbhm.org Alabama Senate Votes to End Judicial Override WBHM 90.3

Alabama is the only state left allowing judicial override. That’s where elected judges can overrule a jury verdict of life to impose a death sentence. But that might come to an end.  This week, the Alabama Senate passed a bill that would prohibit the practice. WBHM’s Gigi Douban talked with Don Dailey of Alabama Public […]

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/Don_Dailey_2-24-17_for_web.m4a Fri, 24 Feb 2017 9:37:47 CST 3:58
Birmingham Immigrant Communities on Edge Following Crackdown WBHM 90.3

Raids in search of undocumented immigrants have yet to take place in Alabama, but many immigrant communities in the state fear it’s only a matter of time.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/WELD-2-23-17-FINAL.m4a Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:48:20 CST 5:00
Arc Stories: February 2017 Edition WBHM 90.3

Stories about growing up during the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham. A young black boy who lives in the basement of a wealthy white family’s home and then becomes a key player during the civil rights movement; a young woman who was arrested by Bull Conner, then driven in his car to be dropped off […]

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/ArcStories_February_2017.m4a Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:20:30 CST 51:44
Alabama, the Second Amendment and Reason WBHM 90.3

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses how Alabama political culture treats guns which he says is not reasonable.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/Alabama_the_Second_Amendment_and_Reason.m4a Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:29:06 CST 5:28
Living History: A Freedom Rider Shares His Story WBHM 90.3

The “Freedom Riders” were civil rights activists, black and white, who challenged segregation by riding buses across the South. In 1961 near Anniston, a mob slashed one of those buses’ tires, set it on fire, and beat some of the passengers. Freedom Rider Hank Thomas was one of them.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/HankThomasWithIntro.m4a Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:44:53 CST 5:46
Morale Improved at Tutwiler After Reforms WBHM 90.3

Following an investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice that found inmates at Tutwiler were victims of rampant sexual assault and physical abuse. The DOJ investigation also found the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) failed to hold staff accountable. ADOC was forced to overhaul operations and change administration at Tutwiler. Part of the reforms involved hiring staff, like Williams to ensure these changes are being made.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/Tutwiler_Prison_for_web.m4a Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:15:47 CST 4:12
Alabama Industry Hopes For Looser Environmental Rules Under Trump WBHM 90.3

Birmingham Business Journal reporter Michael Seale discusses what Alabama industries anticipate if President Donald Trump rolls back federal environmental rules.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/Alabama_Industry_Hopes_for_Looser_Environmental_Rules_under_Trump.m4a Mon, 20 Feb 2017 5:00:54 CST 4:18
The Green Book and the Black-Jewish Relationship During Segregation WBHM 90.3

The Green Book has been described as the Bible for black travelers in the mid-20th century. It featured black-friendly businesses like motels and restaurants where travelers could rest on long road trips. The book’s publisher actually took the idea from a similar book used by Jews.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/Green_Book_for_web.m4a Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:04:07 CST 4:19
Week Two of the Legislature: Impeachment Proceedings Gain Momentum, Civics Test Requirement WBHM 90.3

In its second week of the session, the Alabama Legislature began laying the groundwork for a vote on an impeachment resolution against Gov. Robert Bentley. This after lawmakers put concerns on hold at the behest of former Attorney General Luther Strange, who indicated his office was looking into possible wrongdoing by Bentley. Now legislators are […]

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/DonDailey_2-17-17_for_web.m4a Fri, 17 Feb 2017 5:04:41 CST 4:23
Lawsuits Abound at Birmingham City Hall WBHM 90.3

A proverbial cat was let out of a proverbial bag at this week’s Birmingham City Council meeting.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2017/02/Weld-2-16-17-FINAL.m4a Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:37:38 CST 4:25