Holiday Specials 2014

A complete listing of this year's holiday specials.

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.

Ollie's Barbecue: The Case that Integrated Restaurants

Ollie's Barbecue: The Case that Integrated Restaurants

One of the enduring images of the Civil Rights Movement is of black protesters being pulled away from lunch counters. Fifty years ago this Sunday a U.S. Supreme Court ruling effectively ended segregation in restaurants. That case came from Birmingham.

Kyle Whitmire: Is Governor Bentley Now Open To Expanding Medicaid?

Kyle Whitmire: Is Governor Bentley Now Open To Expanding Medicaid?

Governor Bentley has repeatedly said he's opposed to the state expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. But in a speech to legislators last week, Bentley seemed to change his tune. Is Medicaid expansion on the horizon for Alabama?

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