Holiday Specials 2014

Holiday Specials 2014

A complete listing of this year's holiday specials.

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

Birmingham is finally seeing a post-recession rebound in construction with cranes dotting the city center and apartments and medical facilities going up elsewhere. But there's a problem looming for construction firms -- labor shortages. We talk about it in this week's Magic City Marketplace.

"Black Lives Matter" Protests at The Summit and Riverchase Galleria

Nearly 100 people gathered on Friday afternoon on the slope of yellowed grass at the entrance to the Summit shopping center in Birmingham. The idea was to block traffic on U.S. Highway 280 on one of the season's busiest shopping days, to protest police violence and the unequal treatment of black men and women by the police.

Magic City Writers Read: How the Swampers Changed American Music

Magic City Writers Read: How the Swampers Changed American Music

The Shoals area of Alabama is known for a long list of popular musicians who recorded there in the 1960s and 1970s. Artists including Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan cut tracks in this otherwise sleepy corner of the state. But a part of the region's musical success is thanks to four men nicknamed the Swampers. In WBHM's first "Magic City Writers Read" event, author Carla Jean Whitley discusses her new book on the Swampers.

John Archibald: Alabama Excels at Legal Corruption

John Archibald: Alabama Excels at Legal Corruption

Alabama is no stranger to corruption with a two-year college scandal and a number of former Jefferson County Commissioners behind bars. But that's all illegal corruption. Turns out there's something called legal corruption and a Harvard study suggests Alabama's pretty good at that too.

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