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January 18, 2019

1/18/2019
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We have a complete wrap-up of this week’s inauguration of Gov. Kay Ivey and the other state constitutional officers. We’re joined by Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jefferson Dunn, who will talk about prison improvement discussions he’s having with the governor, improvements Ivey made a priority in her inaugural address. We report on former state Rep. Ed Henry pleading guilty in a healthcare fraud case. And we’re joined by Rep. Kyle South of Fayette, who will talk about his bill to provide...

Duration:00:56:42

Inagural Ceremony - January 14, 2019

1/16/2019
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Inaugural Ceremony - January 14, 2019

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January 11, 2019

1/11/2019
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We report on Gov. Kay Ivey looking ahead to Monday’s inauguration. We also report on this week’s legislative organizational session. We’re joined by both House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels of Huntsville and House Rules Committee Chair Mike Jones of Andalusia, who discuss controversial rule changes approved by the lower chamber this week. We will report on a court ruling in the much-watched Maori Davenport case. And we will be joined by Alabama Pardons and Paroles Board Chairman Lyn Head...

Duration:00:56:39

January 4, 2019

1/4/2019
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We report on Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell becoming part of a U.S. House Democratic majority for the first time in her career. We also report on Attorney General Steve Marshall saying that he’s not ready to express optimism about an amended corrective action plan from the state Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senator Jim McClendon of Springville joins Don to discuss a lottery bill he plans to bring, as well as his legislation that would mandate hands-free cell phone use while driving. And...

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December 14, 2018

12/14/2018
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We report on Speaker Mac McCutcheon’s hospitalization for a heart issue. We also report on AG Steve Marshall taking over the Hoover mall shooting case. And we report on Jeff Sessions’ first Alabama speech since being asked to resign as U.S. Attorney General. We will be joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston, who will discuss, among other things, whether he might run for the U.S. Senate. And we will also be joined by Rep. Wes Allen of Troy and Sen. Gerald Allen of...

Duration:00:56:39

December 7, 2018

12/7/2018
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We’re joined by Attorney General Steve Marshall, who will discuss the change in leadership in his Special Prosecutions Division. Marshall also talks about his dissatisfaction with a corrective action plan submitted by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. We’re also joined by new state Representative Neil Rafferty of Birmingham, who will discuss Democratic losses in the House, making him the only white Democrat in the lower chamber. Rafferty will also talk about being the first...

Duration:00:56:39

November 30, 2018

11/30/2018
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We report on the governor and attorney general saying a corrective action from the state Board of Pardons and Paroles "doesn’t go far enough." We also report on some confusion over state gun laws in the wake of a Thanksgiving shooting at Hoover’s Galleria mall. We’re joined by House General Fund budget chairman Steve Clouse of Ozark, who will discuss increased state tax revenues and pressing needs for them. We’re also joined by State Auditor Jim Zeigler, who will talk about his re-election...

Duration:00:56:39

November 23, 2018

11/23/2018
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Cam Ward of Alabaster joins us to react to the high-profile change of leadership in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division. Alabama Republican Party Chair Terry Lathan of Mobile will be with us to talk about GOP gains in the recent election and the 2020 U.S. Senate race. Secretary of State John Merrill will join us to discuss record voter turnout and the election controversies in Georgia and Florida. And new Geneva County Commissioner Weston...

Duration:00:56:43

November 16, 2018

11/16/2018
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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

11/9/2018
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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

11/2/2018
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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

10/26/2018
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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

10/19/2018
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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

10/13/2018
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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

10/5/2018
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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

9/28/2018
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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

9/21/2018
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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

9/14/2018
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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

9/7/2018
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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

8/31/2018
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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