Carsen And Lindley Talk Alabama Schools' Low Test Scores

Carsen And Lindley Talk Alabama Schools' Low Test Scores

School test results have been in the news across Alabama lately, often next to words like "sobering" and "not on track." So what's going on? WBHM's News Director Rachel Osier Lindley sits down with education reporter Dan Carsen to shed light on a complex and heated issue. Carsen just returned from a conference put on by NPR's Ed Team, and part of that "Ed Summit" dealt with testing. Perfect timing for a while-the-iron-is-hot interview.

Federal Judge In Alabama Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Federal Judge In Alabama Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Alabama has become the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled Friday in favor of two Mobile women who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their marriage performed in California. Alabama's Attorney General's Office has asked the judge to put a stay on the ruling.

John Archibald: Birmingham to Host 2021 World Games

John Archibald: Birmingham to Host 2021 World Games

Birmingham leaders are celebrating today's announcement the city has won the chance to host the 2021 World Games. It's an international competition of non-Olympic sports. Birmingham beat Lima, Peru, and Ufa, Russia, to capture the games. City officials are not only talking about history and civic pride but economic impact as well. We hear reaction from Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald.

Alabama's Growing Trade Relationship With China

Alabama's Growing Trade Relationship With China

The Chinese ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, is visiting Birmingham this week as part of the Birmingham International Center's 2015 spotlight on China. For WBHM, Amy Sedlis met with BIC Board President, Marty Connors, to learn more about Alabama and China's trade relationship

Auburn University's Rural Studio Brings 20K Houses To Hale County

Auburn University's Rural Studio Brings 20K Houses To Hale County

For some residents of Alabama's Black Belt, good housing can be hard to come by. In Hale County, 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line -- meaning an individual lives on less than $11,670 a year. A group from Auburn University wants to help by designing an efficient and inexpensive house that anyone could afford. For WBHM, Ashley Cleek visited Newbern, Alabama to check out the homes.

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