My Name is Birmingham: Learning to Love a Unique Name and City

My Name is Birmingham: Learning to Love a Unique Name and City

Our name can have a profound impact on our lives. Names can reveal details about us to people -- often, before we even meet them. Studies show our names can affect how we do in school or our chances landing a job. So what if your name stands out in a way you're not proud of? In her monthly blog post for WBHM, our guest blogger Javacia Harris Bowser writes about how learning to love her unique name helped her better appreciate herself and where she's from.

Why Does Alabama Replace License Plates Every Five Years?

Why Does Alabama Replace License Plates Every Five Years?

If you're like most Alabama residents, you received a new license plate in the mail this year. There was actually nothing wrong with your old one. Still, every five years, the state sends replacement plates for the majority of registered vehicles in the state. But have you ever stopped to think why? It costs the state millions of dollars and some are asking questions. WBHM's Sarah Delia has this report.

John Archibald: A Spat in the Mike Hubbard Case

John Archibald: A Spat in the Mike Hubbard Case

A trial for indicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been delayed until next year, but it hasn't stopped people on both sides from trying to influence public discussion. Hubbard faces 23 corruption charges and Tuesday Acting Attorney General Van Davis released a statement pushing back against Hubbard defenders who say this is a political prosecution. By the end of the day Hubbard's lawyer said he would file new a motion with the court. Alabama Media group columnist John Archibald talks about the tit-for-tat.

Leadership and Diversity in Alabama's Democratic Party

Leadership and Diversity in Alabama's Democratic Party

Alabama's Democratic party has long been led by white democrats, a trend that has continued after the November 4 elections. But the overwhelming majority of Democratic elected officials are black. Kyle Whitmire discusses why party leadership doesn't accurately reflect the party, along with the latest on House Speaker Mike Hubbard's ethics charges and what's next for U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller.

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace

With Trinity Medical Center planning to relocate from Birmingham's east side to along U.S. 280, that'll put a major hospital in an area that already sees significant traffic congestion. But state transportation officials say they're preparing for the influx of cars that will come with the new facility. We talk about those plans in this week's Magic City Marketplace.

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