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July 13, 2018

7/13/2018
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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

7/9/2018
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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

June 29, 2018

6/29/2018
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We report on today’s funeral for Bridgette Marshall, the wife of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. We’re joined by Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville, who discusses his GOP runoff campaign for lieutenant governor. We’re also joined by Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville, who talks with us about his Republican runoff campaign for agriculture commissioner. And Dial’s opponent, Lowndesboro Mayor Rick Pate, is also with us to talk about his bid for the agriculture commissioner’s office.

Duration:00:56:39

June 22, 2018

6/22/2018
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We report on this week’s turmoil at the Business Council of Alabama. We also report on Governor Kay Ivey saying this week that fallout from President Trump’s trade tariffs could hurt the state’s economy. We’re joined by Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker, who discusses winning the GOP nomination for Chief Justice. Ryan Hankins with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama will talk with us about a new study on voter priorities and common ground along racial lines. And...

Duration:00:56:38

June 15, 2018

6/15/2018
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We’re joined by 2nd District Congresswoman Martha Roby of Montgomery, who will discuss heading into a Republican runoff. We also joined by Roby’s opponent, former congressman and former Montgomery mayor Bobby Bright. And we talk with Attorney General Steve Marshall about heading into a GOP runoff next month with former attorney general Troy King.

Duration:00:56:39

June 6, 2018

6/8/2018
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We have a complete wrap-up of this week’s primary elections. AUM Political Science Professor Dr. David Hughes joins us to analyze the results. We will also be joined by former Attorney General Troy King, who is headed into a GOP runoff with current AG Steve Marshall. We talk with PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh, who is in a GOP runoff with Rep. Will Ainsworth for Lieutenant Governor, and we report on Rep. Ed Henry’s indictment in a federal "pill mill" case.

Duration:00:54:10

June 1, 2018

6/1/2018
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We have an in-depth preview of Alabama’s upcoming primary elections with state Republican Party Chair Terry Lathan of Mobile and Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley of Montgomery. We will report on Governor Kay Ivey signing an executive order to allow volunteer armed administrators in state schools. We also report on a $388 million expansion at Montgomery’s Hyundai plant, bringing with it 50 new jobs. And we preview the upcoming Alabama State Games with Alabama Sports Foundation Vice...

Duration:00:54:10

May 27, 2018

5/25/2018
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We report on the state suing the Census Bureau over the counting of illegal immigrants. We also report on the state denying parole for notorious killer Judith Ann Neelley. We're joined by Alabama Ethics Commission Executive Director Tom Albritton, who will talk with us about his co-chairing the new Ethics Revision Commission, which has just kicked off its work. We're also joined by Secretary of State John Merrill, who will discuss preparations for Alabama’s upcoming June 5th primary...

Duration:00:56:40

May 18, 2018

5/18/2018
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We have a full report on Rep. Patricia Todd tweeting an insinuation that Gov. Kay Ivey might be gay, a tweet that cost Todd her new LGBT advocacy job. Ivey called the insinuation a lie. We’re joined by new Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, who talks about his first week on the job. And in light of today’s Texas school violence, Mackey also discusses tightening classroom security. And we’re also joined by House General Fund budget chairman Steve Clouse of Ozark, who warns...

Duration:00:56:40

May 11, 2018

5/12/2018
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We report on the state school board approving a contract for new superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey, who starts work on Monday. We’re joined by Acting Alabama Secretary of Information Technology Jim Purcell, who discusses his role in helping put together a school security report for the governor. It was released this week. And we’re joined by State Auditor Jim Zeigler, who will talk about a ceremony he hosted this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the death in office of Governor Lurleen...

Duration:00:56:40

May 4, 2018

5/4/2018
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Our Randy Scott will talk with Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne of Mobile, who will discuss the search for a new Veterans Affairs Secretary, Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as the nation’s new Secretary of State, and the looming departure of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan. We’ll also be joined by Representative Barry Moore of Enterprise, who’ll talk with us about leaving the legislature and his campaign for Alabama’s Second congressional seat. Moore will also discuss school security. And we’ll...

Duration:00:56:42

April 27, 2018 - Week In Review

4/27/2018
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We’re joined by Josephine McCall of Montgomery, whose late father is one of the lynching victims honored at the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened this week in Montgomery. We’re also joined by Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn, who will discuss increasing correctional officer pay. And we’re joined by Senator Gerald Dial of Lineville, who will talk about leaving the legislature after 40 years of service.

Duration:00:56:40

April 20, 2018 - Week In Review

4/20/2018
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We have a complete report on today’s selection of Dr. Eric Mackey as Alabama’s new superintendent of education. We’re joined in the studio by Alabama Board of Education Vice President Stephanie Bell, who will discuss Mackey’s hiring and the priorities he will face in taking over state schools. We will also report on Alabama executing Walter Leroy Moody for the 1989 mail-bombing death of Birmingham federal judge Robert Vance. And we will also be joined by Alabama Mental Health Commissioner...

Duration:00:56:40

April 13, 2018 - Week In Review

4/15/2018
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We report on Gov. Kay Ivey marking one year in office; we also report on the first gubernatorial debates and Ivey not taking part; and report on the finalists for state school superintendent being narrowed down to four. We're joined by House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, who will look back on the legislative session. We're also joined by Attorney General Steve Marshall, who will discuss his support of the controversial bill to grant lobbying exemptions to economic developers.

Duration:00:56:40

April 6, 2018 - Week In Review

4/6/2018
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We report on the investigation into former governor Robert Bentley and others being closed with no additional charges filed. We also report on corruption indictments against Rep. Jack Williams of Vestavia Hills and former Alabama GOP chairman and lobbyist Marty Connors of Alabaster. We’re joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston, who will discuss ethics reform. We’re also joined by Rep. Pebblin Warren of Tuskegee, who will talk about her much-watched daycare bill being...

Duration:00:56:41

March 30, 2018 - Week In Review

3/30/2018
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We have a complete recap of the final week of the legislative session, including what passed and what didn’t. We’re joined by Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur, the chair of the education budget committee. He’ll discuss its final passage on Thursday. We’re also joined by Rep. Ed Henry of Hartselle, who isn’t seeking re-election. Henry reflects on his sometimes controversial legislative career.

Duration:00:56:40

March 29, 2018 - Last Day of Session

3/29/2018
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We report on the legislature wrapping up its work today, after extending the session by a day. The Senate concurred with the education budget, sending it to the governor. An amended bill that would exempt some economic professionals from state lobbying rules received final passage, but racial profiling legislation that was a priority for Democrats did not make it out. And we’re joined by Senator Greg Albritton of Atmore, who will discuss the economic development bill, school security and...

Duration:00:26:42

March 28, 2018

3/28/2018
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We report on the scheduled last day of the legislative session, with final approval of the education budget hanging in the balance. High-profile bills dealing with both racial profiling and lobbying exemptions for economic development professionals were also on the line today. And we’re joined by Rep. K.L. Brown of Jacksonville, who will discuss tornado recovery efforts in his area and how the storm narrowly missed his own home. Brown also talks about school security.

Duration:00:26:41

March 27, 2018

3/27/2018
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We report on the state’s $6.6 billion education budget heading toward final legislative passage after a conference committee worked out differences. We also report on a compromise version of a racial profiling bill heading to the House floor, something that was expected to prevent a filibuster. And we’re joined by Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile, who discusses the failure of his bill that would have imposed term limits on state lawmakers.

Duration:00:26:42

March 26, 2018

3/26/2018
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We preview the upcoming final two days of the legislative session, including a conference committee set to meet tomorrow to work out differences in the state’s $6.6 billion education budget. We also report on two bills that could be the source of some controversy before lawmakers go home: one that would exempt economic development professionals from state lobbying rules, and another that would require law enforcement to collect traffic stop data to help prevent racial profiling. We’re...

Duration:00:26:41