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Attorney Advertising is Big Business in Alabama
It seems you can't turn a corner In Alabama wiyhout seeing an Alexander shunnarah billboard.
It seems you can’t turn a corner in Alabama without seeing a billboard advertising a personal injury lawyer. These advertisements are just as prevalent on local television. The practice has become a lucrative business builder, but it also carries a professional stigma. For more about this and other news we turn to Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper Weld.
Nick Patterson is the editor for WELD for Birmingham, a weekly newspaper covering news and politics, arts and culture and community engagement in the Magic City. Patterson joins WBHM each Thursday during All Things Considered to discuss WELD's top stories.
Income Inequality in Birmingham, Alabama
Officials say there are three main obstacles keeping people in Birmingham and Alabama from achieving prosperity: education, poverty and crime. These barriers also contribute to the growing wage gap. WBHM’s Esther Ciammachilli talks about this with Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper Weld.
BJCTA’s New Fleet Offers Cheap Downtown-to-Southside Route
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority announced last week its new Magic City Connector fleet of buses. BJCTA says the fleet will connect Downtown with Southside and should make public transportation along the 20th St. corridor a lot smoother.