Javacia Harris Bowser: The

Javacia Harris Bowser: The "Hip Hop Genius" In The Classroom

It's that time of year -- students are headed back to the classroom for their fall semesters and teachers are getting ready to implement their lesson plans in the hopes of inspiring a new group of young minds. And while there are guidelines and rules teachers must follow when creating their curriculum, some teachers are look for ways to think outside the box to connect with their students. Our guest blogger Javacia Harris Bowser writes about this in her monthly post for WBHM. As an educator herself, she has some insights and inspiration for teachers.

John Archibald: Court Fines and the Wonders of Birmingham

John Archibald: Court Fines and the Wonders of Birmingham

The flashpoint for protests in Ferguson, Missouri, these last few weeks is the shooting death of 18-year old, African American Michael Brown by a white police officer. But those protests rest on kindling of distrust between the town's black majority and the white leadership. Part of that distrust could be due to court fines that have become increasingly part of Ferguson's revenue and it sounds similar to a phenomenon in Alabama. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald talks about that and offers his seven wonders of the Birmingham world.

Kyle Whitmire: Determining Lawmaker's Salaries in 2015

Kyle Whitmire: Determining Lawmaker's Salaries in 2015

State officials are working with a Birmingham law firm to try and determine the median household income in Alabama. The number could control the salaries of state lawmakers in the coming year because of a constitutional amendment approved by state voters in 2012.

A College For Inmates, And An Interview With Its President

A College For Inmates, And An Interview With Its President

The United States locks up people at a higher rate than anywhere else in the world. Some of the most overcrowded prisons are right here in Alabama. Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women is one of them. But some inmates there have access to a unique state-funded program that offers academics and "life skills" they'll need after release. The problem is, this J.F. Ingram State Technical College program, which could ease overcrowding, is struggling for funds. WBHM's Dan Carsen has the story and a full-length interview with J.F. Ingram's president.

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

Travelers at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport are now enjoying a sparkling new concourse, part of the facility's $200 million renovation. The new restaurants and amenities have been getting rave reviews, but the larger question is if this project can reverse some downward trends for the airport. We talk about it in this week's Magic City Marketplace.

News Features Archive

On Air Now

Donate
Become a Sustaining Member
Member Services Business Support
Contact WBHM Meet the Staff
Underwriting
Matched Giving
Donate Your Vehicle

Donate Your Vehicle

EEO Reports

EEO Public Filings archive.



WBHM Apps

Listen to WBHM live, pause and rewind the live audio, and view the program schedule for the WBHM stream all at once! You can explore On Demand content, search for stories, bookmark a story for later, and wake up to WBHM with the alarm clock!

Web Player:
Listen from your desktop or flash-enabled device
Android:
Droid based app available from the Android Market.
iOS:
The iPhone and iPad apps are now available via iTunes.