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 Reducing Recidivism in Alabama, U.S. WBHM 90.3

People who have spent time in prison for non-violent felony offenses have a difficult time finding - and in some cases - keeping a job. This lack of opportunity can often force people into situations where the only option is to break the law and risk being sent back to prison. It's called recidivism.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/07/WELD_7_28_16_for_web.mp4 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:57:54 CDT 5:59
Arc Stories: June 2016 Edition WBHM 90.3

Four stories where the storyteller learns something new about themselves and others. A man attempts to find reconciliation with a childhood friend he betrayed 30 years before; a husband discovers something about his wife after she endures a major medical procedure; a young woman without any training moves to Africa to become a teacher; and what happens to a […]

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/07/ArcStories_July_20161.mp4 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:30:20 CDT 51:52
Many Unknowns Around Governor’s Call for a Lottery WBHM 90.3

Proponents of a lottery in Alabama received a notable boost this week after Governor Robert Bentley announced he would call a special session on that issue. He wants lawmakers to pass a measure to create a lottery which would then have to be approved by voters. Bentley says it's up to voters to decide but calls a lottery the best remaining way to deal with persistent budget crises. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald offers his take on the proposal.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/07/ARCH07-28-16.mp4 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 7:42:37 CDT 5:19
How Alabama Ethics Laws Allow for Questionable Campaign Spending WBHM 90.3

A loophole in Alabama's campaign finance law allows for questionable contributions.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/07/Kyle_7_27-161.mp4 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:42:50 CDT 5:45
Why is Commercial Real Estate such a Hot Commodity in Birmingham? WBHM 90.3

Birmingham is attracting a lot of commercial investment. Since 2011, out-of-state investors have spent more than $3.8 billion on commercial property in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. This trend is said to have peaked in 2014, but experts say investor money is still flowing into the city. In this week’s Magic City Marketplace, Ty West, editor […]

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/07/MCM_07_25_16.mp4 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:07:58 CDT 5:18
Housing Authority Fatherhood Initiative Seeks to Strengthen Families WBHM 90.3

The Birmingham Housing Authority’s Fatherhood Initiative, a program designed to empower fathers to help build strong families, uses barber shop talks to help men feel at ease talking about the issues men and fathers face.

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/07/Fatherhoodweb1.mp4 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:09:44 CDT 3:46
The Junction: We Won’t Be Next WBHM 90.3

After police shootings and racially-charged murders this month, the national conversation is once again focused on the fraught relationship between police and black communities. To address these tensions, The Birmingham City Council recently hosted a forum in Ensley called “We Won’t Be Next.” Rachel Osier Lindley brings us the latest in our series, The Junction: […]

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https://news.wbhm.org/media/2016/07/The-Juction-Police.mp4 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 5:44:55 CDT 5:23