What’s Next in Heated Race to Fill Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Post

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A Birmingham Police vehicle outside the Birmingham City Schools main building.

Cody Owens,Weld

A Birmingham Police vehicle outside the Birmingham City Schools main building.

Bomb threats, lawsuits, and in-fighting affected candidate interviews for the Birmingham City Schools Superintendent position yesterday. One candidate was in the middle of answering a question when she and others were asked to vacate the building for safety. Interim BCS Superintendent Larry Contri filed a lawsuit to stop the interview process, but a Jefferson County judge denied that request. The contentious process continues now with just three candidates. We talk about what’s next in this saga with Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper Weld.

Esther Ciammachilli


Nick Patterson

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.

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