John Archibald: Preferential Treatment for the Governor's Security Head

John Archibald: Preferential Treatment for the Governor's Security Head

Those who protect prominent politicians often stay out of the limelight, But the head of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's security detail is getting some unwelcomed attention. It's for how much he's making and for a promotion some say wasn't deserved. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald has the details.

The Uncertain Future Of The AEA

The Uncertain Future Of The AEA

Paul Hubbert is the retired leader of the Alabama Education Association. This week he wrote a letter to the AEA board of directors saying the organization is in trouble. He says there are management, financial, and organizational problems. Kyle Whitmire of AL.com and the Birmingham News joins us to discuss the future of the AEA.

Contracts Bring Controversy In Vestavia Hills Schools

Contracts Bring Controversy In Vestavia Hills Schools

If you could keep your six-figure salary but work only "as needed," mainly from home, advising the person doing your old job, would you take that deal? After 14 years as Vestavia Hills schools superintendent, that's exactly what Dr. Jamie Blair is doing now. And that's raised some questions in this highly regarded school district. Some support the school board's decision, but others say it's just wrong. WBHM's education reporter Dan Carsen has much more.

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

Birmingham economic development officials have been pushing to grow technology and life sciences companies in recent years. But that growth isn't as robust as some think it could be. And it has to do with venture capital. We explain in this week's Magic City Marketplace.

VIDEO: AL.com and WBHM Investigate Alabama's Prison Problems

VIDEO: AL.com and WBHM Investigate Alabama's Prison Problems

VIDEO: Alabama's prisons are overcrowded, underfunded, and riddled with problems ranging from poor prisoner healthcare to inmate sexual abuse. With the threat of a federal takeover on the horizon, what's next for Alabama's prisons? Learn more in this video produced by AL.com. It highlights the recent prison reporting by the Alabama Investigative Journalism Lab, and features AL.com and WBHM reporters.

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