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November 16, 2018

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We report on the shooting and wounding of a west Alabama district attorney by a former state trooper who was also shot dead. We’re joined by Lieutenant Governor-elect Will Ainsworth, who will discuss his priorities. We also talk with Rep. Tashina Morris of Montgomery, one of some 40 new state lawmakers. She will be joined by the man she succeeded in the legislature, 25-year veteran John Knight.

Duration:00:56:39

November 9, 2018

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We have a complete election wrap-up, including Kay Ivey becoming the first Republican woman to be elected governor. We’re joined by Chief Justice-elect Tom Parker, who’ll talk about his priorities for the office. We’re also joined by House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, who will discuss Republicans picking up five seats in the lower chamber. And Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley will be with us to talk about a disappointing election for the party and criticism of her leadership from some...

Duration:00:56:40

November 2, 2018

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We have a preview of next week’s Alabama general election. We’re joined by Congressman Mike Rogers of Saks, who discusses his re-election campaign, immigration and proposed federal budget cuts. We’re also joined by political historian and Auburn University professor emeritus Dr. Wayne Flynt, who will talk about the issues important in next week’s election. And Rep. Terri Collins of Decatur will be with us to discuss chairing a newly-constituted state House advisory committee on school safety...

Duration:00:56:43

October 26, 2018

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We report on this week's state political news. We're joined by Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay, who will discuss his proposed lottery bill. We're also joined by Mallory Hagan, the former Miss America who is the Democratic nominee for Alabama's 3rd district congressional seat. And former state representative Paul DeMarco of Homewood will be with us to discuss the country's political divide and to look ahead to the November election.

Duration:00:56:39

October 19, 2018

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We report on a new controversy surrounding Governor Kay Ivey's health. We’re joined by Attorney General Steve Marshall, who will discuss the governor placing a moratorium on consideration of early paroles in the state. We will also be joined by Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, who will discuss her co-chairing an effort to pass the pro-life Amendment Two on the November ballot. And we talk with Democratic Secretary of State nominee Heather Milam about her...

Duration:00:56:39

October 12, 2018

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We’re joined by U.S. Senator Doug Jones, who discuss his "no" vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and the backlash from Alabama Republicans. We’re also joined by Barbara Caddell, President of the League of Women Voters of Alabama, who will discuss issues important to women in the upcoming election. And we will talk with Rep. Donnie Chesteen of Geneva and Martha Poole Simmons with the American Red Cross about hurricane damage in Southeast Alabama and the effort to help...

Duration:00:56:40

October 5, 2018

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Rep. Allen Farley of McCalla joins us to discuss Amazon breaking ground on a huge new fulfilment center in his district. State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey will be with us to talk about his proposed 150-million-dollar education budget increase for 2020. And Parker Snider with the Alabama Policy Institute joins us to discuss his op-ed piece on anger in politics, especially in light of the controversy over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

Duration:00:56:42

September 28, 2018

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AUM political scientist Dr. David Hughes joins us to help analyze the implications of Senator Doug Jones of Birmingham saying he will vote not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. We will report on this week’s sentencing of former state representative Oliver Robinson of Birmingham to 33 months in prison for accepting bribes. And we will be joined by Senator Gerald Dial of Lineville, who will talk with us about his constitutional amendment to allow the public display of...

Duration:00:56:39

September 21, 2018

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Gary Palmer joins us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh, Jeff Sessions, a border wall and his re-election campaign. Robbie McGhee, governmental relations adviser for the Poarch Band of Creek of Indians, will be with us to talk about a possible new state lottery bill and the implications for the tribe. And we will report on Secretary of State John Merrill being sued for blocking a couple of state residents from his Twitter feed.

Duration:00:56:39

September 14, 2018

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Alabama Ethics Commission ED Tom Albritton discusses an appeals court recently calling the state’s ethics law "problematic." Bob Vance, the Democratic nominee for Alabama Chief Justice, is with us to talk about his campaign. And Sen. Rusty Glover of Semmes joins us to discuss his constitutional amendment on the fall ballot that would do away with certain special legislative elections.

Duration:00:56:39

September 9, 2018

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Rep. Rich Wingo discusses his opposition to talk of a possible sports betting bill in the legislature next year; Rep. David Standridge talks about implementation of his new law allowing the public display of “In God We Trust;” and Rep. Craig Ford discusses his plans to introduce a bill next year that would re-authorize longer summer breaks for state school students.

Duration:00:57:16

August 31, 2018

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We report on an appeals court upholding most of the ethics convictions of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard. We’re joined by Cong. Robert Aderholt, who talks about Alabama support for President Trump in the wake of recent controversies. Former state representative Paul DeMarco will be with us to offer perspective on ethics reform and the election season. And Anne Hazlett with the U.S. Department of Agriculture joins us to discuss bringing broadband service to rural Alabama.

Duration:00:56:39

August 24, 2018

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We’re joined by Gov. Kay Ivey, who discusses school safety, a ruling striking down a state abortion law, the lottery debate, and her fall campaign strategy. We’re also joined by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who talks about his call to delay confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his call for new state Democratic party leadership. And Alabama Republican Party chair Terry Lathan of Mobile is with us to discuss this weekend’s summer GOP meeting in Tuscaloosa.

Duration:00:56:42

August 17, 2018

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We’re joined by Alabama Democratic Party chair Nancy Worley, fresh off surviving powerful opposition to win another term. We’re also joined by Lee Auman, the Democratic nominee for Alabama’s 4th district congressional seat. He was among those pushing for a change in party leadership. And Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon will be with us to talk about seeking another term as speaker, and about his happiness over a reorganization of the influential Business Council of Alabama.

Duration:00:56:39

August 10, 2018

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We report on this week’s arraignments of Rep. Ed Henry of Hartselle and Rep. Randy Davis of Daphne in separate fraud and bribery cases. We’re joined by Secretary of State John Merrill, who discusses a new controversy over releasing our voters list. Law Enforcement Secretary Hal Taylor will talk about implementation of a plan to arm education administrators in the new school year. And political scientist Dr. Natalie Davis joins us to discuss the debate over whether there should be a...

Duration:00:56:39

August 3, 2018

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In light of a revived court challenge, Sen. Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills will be with us to defend his bill that prevented Birmingham from raising its minimum wage. We’re also joined by Sonny Brasfield, the head of the Alabama Association of County Commissions, who will discuss the jail food fund controversy and his group putting together new gas tax legislation. And we also talk with Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden about his agency’s new oversight of ride-sharing companies.

Duration:00:56:39

July 27, 2018

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We report on this week’s bribery indictment of Rep. Randy Davis of Daphne. We’re joined by Asst. U.S. Atty. Jonathan Ross, who will discuss the federal case against Davis and others. We also report on Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walt Maddox formally challenging Gov. Kay Ivey to a series of debates. And we’re joined by Sen. Clyde Chambliss, the co-chair of the legislative budget reform task force. He’ll talk about the effect of a recent court decision on internet sales tax collection.

Duration:00:56:40

July 20, 2018

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We’re joined by Attorney General Steve Marshall, who will discuss winning the GOP runoff this week. We’re also joined by Democratic AG nominee Joe Siegelman, who will talk about facing Marshall in the fall general election. We report on the other races decided in this week’s runoffs, including Will Ainsworth winning the GOP Lt. Gov. nomination and Cong. Martha Roby taking the Republican nomination in District 2. And we will also be joined by AUM political science professor Dr. David Hughes,...

Duration:00:56:41

July 13, 2018

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We report on the governor ending a long controversy over leftover county jail food money. We also have a complete runoff election preview. We’re joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, who says he’s been working to help bring key companies back onto the Business Council of Alabama. Alabama State Port Authority CEO Jimmy Lyons will be with us to talk about the effects of a possible trade war on the state. And we’re also be joined by Alabama Hospital Association CEO Dr. Don Williamson,...

Duration:00:56:39

July 6, 2018

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We're joined by Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walt Maddox, who will discuss his campaign. We will also be joined by former state Representative Paul DeMarco of Homewood, who will help us analyze the upcoming runoff elections and the upheaval on the Business Council of Alabama. And we will discuss a new study on the well being of Alabama's kids with Rhonda Mann with VOICES for Alabama's Children.

Duration:00:56:39