Parents Urge Vestavia Hills School District To Require Masks10/08/2021 Duração: 01min
The Vestavia Hills school board's decision to not require masks goes against guidance from public health agencies, including state health officials.
With A Crowded Field For Mayor, Birmingham Voters Weigh In On City’s Future09/08/2021 Duração: 04min
Birmingham voters have until next week to send in absentee ballots, and Election Day is fast approaching on Aug. 24. On the ballot, they’ll find a long list of choices for mayor.
Vaccination Rates Are Ticking Up. Here’s Why Birmingham Residents Are Rolling Up Their Sleeves.06/08/2021 Duração: 03min
The delta variant and rising hospitalizations are among the reasons vaccine recipients cite.
Echoes Of The Past As Overwhelmingly-White Mountain Brook Debates Diversity06/08/2021 Duração: 05min
This summer, passionate voices clashed over a teacher anti-bias training program in Mountain Brook City Schools. But the debate rests on uncomfortable history in this white pocket of racially diverse Jefferson County.
Hispanic Interest Coalition Of Alabama Founder Looks Back At Two Decades Of Leadership03/08/2021 Duração: 04min
Isabel Rubio founded HICA more than 20 years ago in an effort to assist Latinos who migrate to the state. She'll step down as CEO at the end of the year.
Birmingham Teachers Welcome Students Back To School Amid COVID Surge02/08/2021 Duração: 01min
School starts Monday in the Birmingham City Schools. Classes are in person but with COVID protocols in place.
ACLU Of Alabama’s Director Looks To The ‘Next Iteration Of The Civil Rights Movement’29/07/2021 Duração: 03min
JaTaune Bosby, the first Black woman to lead the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, took the job during a tumultuous time in the country with the pandemic and last year’s summer of racial reckoning.
As The Clock Runs Out On $300 Unemployment Benefits, A New Orleans Waitress Is Left In Limbo22/07/2021 Duração: 04min
The tips Dora Whitfield earned at Harrah’s Casino covered her bills. But like a lot of workers, returning to work isn’t as simple as following the help wanted signs.
Birmingham Residents Clear Their Traffic Records Quickly With Rocket Docket22/07/2021 Duração: 02min
The event also helps the court system clear a backlog of cases due to the pandemic.
At Summer Reading Camps, Birmingham Students And Teachers Prepare For Alabama’s New Literacy Law14/07/2021 Duração: 04min
Alabama joins 16 other states and Washington D.C. where third graders must pass a reading test -- or risk being held back. That’s why this summer, teachers at Birmingham City Schools began coaching their students on their reading skills to get a head start on the new retention policy.
Debate Over Diversity Training Consumes Mountain Brook School Community13/07/2021 Duração: 01min
The controversy over diversity training is complicated by the city's demographics. The suburb is overwhelmingly white and one of the richest in Jefferson County
Birmingham Museum Of Art To Return Artwork To Native American Tribes08/07/2021 Duração: 04min
The Birmingham Museum of Art will return objects from its collection to the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The move falls under a 1990 law providing a pathway for federally recognized tribes to request certain cultural items.
Economic Opportunity, Community Policing Among Solutions To Birmingham’s Gun Violence01/07/2021 Duração: 04min
Birmingham has been riddled with crime for decades, and people are concerned about the increasing number of homicides. So far in 2021, there have been at least 60 homicides in the city of Birmingham, according to data from the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
UAB And JeffCo Officials Plan Hospital-Based Intervention Program For Gunshot Survivors30/06/2021 Duração: 03min
Trauma doctors in Birmingham are treating a record number of patients with gunshot wounds. Health officials hope a violence intervention program could help reverse the trend.
Birmingham Residents Offer Solutions To Gun Violence But Some Victims Feel Hopeless28/06/2021 Duração: 04min
Birmingham residents are concerned about the city's gun violence. Local activists say reducing shootings has to be a community effort, with local government support. But some victims say there’s not much authorities can do.
How Birmingham’s Police Chief Plans To Slow The City’s Homicide Rate28/06/2021 Duração: 05min
Birmingham finished 2020 with a 25-year high in homicides. This year shows no sign of that slowing. WBHM talked with the city's police chief about how he plans to respond.