ArcLight Stories: Birmingham's own true stories

ArcLight Stories: Birmingham's own true stories

ArcLight Stories features live storytelling from right here in Birmingham. No notes, no outlines. Just great storytellers sharing great (true) stories. In partnership with WBHM, ArcLight Stories is a now an ongoing radio show! The next broadcast is today at 2pm and 7pm. Listen to previous episodes by clicking above.

President Obama Speaks in Birmingham

President Obama Speaks in Birmingham

More than a thousand people gathered Thrusday afternoon at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham to hear a speech by President Barack Obama. He used the visit to promote ideas he says will help working families and to tout proposed new rules on payday lenders. While the remarks were about policy, for many people, the fact they heard a sitting president speak in Birmingham represented a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Heroin in Alabama: Naloxone Access Bill

Heroin in Alabama: Naloxone Access Bill

With heroin use increasing in Alabama the last few years, public health leaders are looking for ways to reduce heroin overdose deaths. Naloxone could be part of it. The drug, more commonly known as Narcan, can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose if administered to a user in time. It's not addictive nor does it produce a high. State Representative Allen Treadaway (R-Morris) refers to it as a miracle drug. Treadaway is also a Birmingham police captain and he's introduced HB 208 in the Alabama legislature to expand access to Naloxone.

John Archibald: UAB's Football Decision May Have Been Made Earlier

John Archibald: UAB's Football Decision May Have Been Made Earlier

UAB President Ray Watts faces calls for his resignation after documents released this week suggest university leaders considered announcing the end of the school's football, bowling and rifle programs months earlier than they did. The documents come from a public relations firm that was devising a strategy for handling the controversial decision and mentions a task list for an announcement in September. But Watts has said the decision to kill the football program was not made until shortly before the announcement was actually made in December. We talk about the situation with Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald.

Heroin in Alabama: How Law Enforcement Is Fighting The Heroin Problem

Heroin in Alabama: How Law Enforcement Is Fighting The Heroin Problem

As heroin use increases in North Central Alabama, law enforcement is taking a hard look at how to stop the supply, and handle heroin dealers and users. But beyond arresting dealers, they're also often the first on the scene of heroin overdoses. Les Lovoy reports on how law enforcement officials are juggling drug enforcement and saving lives.

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