INTERVIEW: New Jefferson County Schools Chief Craig Pouncey

INTERVIEW: New Jefferson County Schools Chief Craig Pouncey

Jefferson County Schools just hired away the Alabama State Department of Education's veteran Chief of Staff as its superintendent, for the highest salary of any superintendent in the state. WBHM's Dan Carsen caught up with Craig Pouncey, the new leader of Alabama's second-largest school district, on his first full day on the job. The former teacher and assistant principal says one reason for his move was to get away from politics and back to his roots.

John Archibald: Searching for a Caped Crusader

John Archibald: Searching for a Caped Crusader

Drive down the highway and you'll see the roadside sprinkled with billboards. Even though they zip by in seconds, a billboard can create a lasting impression. That's clear from one posted right now along Interstate 20 near the Leeds/Birmingham border. It has some people crying "racist" and Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald longing for a caped crusader.

Birmingham Board of Education Delays Property Tax Increase Referendum

Birmingham Board of Education Delays Property Tax Increase Referendum

The Birmingham Board of Education voted Tuesday to delay a referendum on a property tax increase supporters hope will generate local revenue for the school system. The board has proposed a 3-mill increase on property taxes to fund school programs.

Hypocrisy and Lies on the Campaign Trail

Hypocrisy and Lies on the Campaign Trail

During midterm elections, hypocrisy and lies are in abundance on the campaign trail. That's according to Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald. He says we should pay no attention to what politicians say, we should just watch what they do. he spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall.

Behind The Civil Rights Act

Behind The Civil Rights Act

This Wednesday, WBHM and NPR are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the act into law. Since then, the country's demographics have shifted, and the conversations about race and culture have continued. NPR created an app that lets you explore the act in detail. Check it out here.

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