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December 15, 2017

12/15/2017
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We’re joined by Democratic U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones, who will talk with us about his historic win this week over Republican Roy Moore. Jones will discuss his effective get-out-the-vote effort and how he hopes to work across the political aisle when he goes to Washington. We’re also joined by state Senator Hank Sanders of Selma, who will discuss how his groups "SOS" and the "New South Coalition" helped get out the African American vote this week. We also report on Roy Moore’s refusal to...

Duration: 00:56:40


December 8, 2017

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We have a complete report on the last few days of campaigning in the hotly contested Alabama U.S. Senate race. We’re joined by Roy Moore campaign chair Bill Armistead, who heralds President Trump’s endorsement of Moore and contends that voters will see past the sexual misconduct allegations swirling around the campaign. We’re also joined by Democratic pollster Zac McCrary, who says he believes that momentum will be in Doug Jones’ favor next week and predicts that some Republicans will...

Duration: 00:54:09


December 1, 2017

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We report on GOP U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore hitting the campaign trail hard this week, and repeatedly denying the sexual misconduct allegations against him. We also report on Democratic nominee Doug Jones stepping up his criticism of Moore over the allegations. We’re joined by new Alabama Senate Minority Leader Billy Beasley of Clayton, who will weigh in on the Roy Moore controversy and will also talk about priorities in the upcoming legislative session. And we’re joined by Sen. Gerald...

Duration: 00:54:09


November 24, 2017 - Week In Review

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We're joined by two state lawmakers who offer very different perspectives on the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding GOP U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore. Republican Representative Jack Williams of Vestavia Hills will weigh-in on the controversy, as will Democratic Representative Juandalynn Givan of Birmingham. Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jefferson Dunn will also join us to discuss the effort to develop a master plan for possible new prison construction. Dunn will also talk about...

Duration: 00:54:51


November 17, 2017

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We will have a complete wrap-up of the tumultuous week for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore. With sexual misconduct allegations mounting and calls for him to step aside increasing, Moore has staunchly defended himself. We’re joined by Sen. Phil Williams of Rainbow City, who represents Roy Moore’s district and serves as Republican Party chair in Etowah County. He says the allegations against Moore are serious, but questions the timing of them. We’re also joined by Attorney General...

Duration: 00:56:39


Friday, November 10, 2017

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We report on sensational sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, allegations he denies and labels "fake news." We're joined by Rep. Connie Rowe of Jasper, who discusses being named chair of the House Republican Caucus Platform Committee. We're also joined by Tuskegee Mayor Tony Haywood and Macon County Economic Development Authority Board consultant Joe Turnham. They will discuss the effort to land a major aviation project in Tuskegee.

Duration: 00:56:38


November 3, 2017

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We’re joined by Secretary of State John Merrill, who discusses the controversy over his list of crossover voting violators and Monday's deadline for local election officials to verify the names on that list. We’re also joined by Sen. Rusty Glover of Semmes, who will talk about his bill to do away with special legislative elections if vacancies occur in the second half of a term. The bill would have the governor appoint someone until the next general election. Glover will also discuss his...

Duration: 00:56:42


October 27, 2017

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Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley discusses illegal crossover voting and the heated U.S. Senate race. And Rep. Tommy Hanes of Bryant talks about his bills to bring back the DROP program and to cap pay raises for public officials.

Duration: 00:56:41


October 20, 2017

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We report on the execution of Torrey McNabb. We also report on the state’s unemployment rate matching an all-time low. We’re joined by Congressman Bradley Byrne of Mobile, who will discuss an Alabama Airbus expansion, healthcare, immigration and tax reform. We’re also joined by Rep. Chris Pringle of Mobile, who will talk about chairing a new House committee on Fiscal Responsibility, to come up with better budgeting legislation.

Duration: 00:56:39


October 6, 2017 - Week In Review

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We report on Alabama’s preparations for Tropical Storm Nate. We also report on new state lawsuits challenging the use of electronic bingo machines in casinos in five counties. We’re joined by Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon of Monrovia, who will remember Rep. Jim Patterson of Meridianville, who died suddenly this week at the age of 67. We’re joined by Rep. James Buskey of Mobile, who will talk with us about his decision to retire after 42 years in the legislature.

Duration: 00:56:48


September 29, 2017

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We have a complete wrap-up of Roy Moore winning the Republican U.S. Senate runoff election. We're joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston, who had considered running for the U.S. Senate. He contends that the national media's gotten it wrong - that Moore's win wasn't about an anti-estabishment mood in Alabama. We also talk with Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster about this week's meeting of the Joint Legislative Prison Committee. He'll be joined by Craig DeRoche with the group...

Duration: 00:56:39


September 22, 2017

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We report on big campaign rallies for Luther Strange and Roy Moore in the GOP U.S. Senate runoff -- President Trump in Huntsville for Strange and Sarah Palin in Montgomery for Moore. We also report on Thursday’s big Strange-Moore debate. We’re joined by Sen. Clyde Chambliss of Prattville, who will discuss the state’s prison problems. We’re also joined by Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay, who will talk about a town hall meeting he is hosting next week in Florence on the opioid drug crisis.

Duration: 00:56:39


September 15, 2017

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We report on this week’s resignation of Alabama Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance, a day before the state school board was expected to vote on whether or not to fire him. We’re joined by Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark, who reacts to the resignation. Clouse also discusses his bill to change the way special U.S. Senate elections are called. We’re also joined by Sen. Bill Holtzclaw of Madison, who will discuss this week’s first meeting of a new task force that will look at the state’s...

Duration: 00:56:40


September 8, 2017 - Week In Review

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We report on Alabama’s efforts to accommodate thousands of hurricane evacuees from Florida. We also report on Gov. Kay Ivey formally announcing that she will run for a full term in office. We’re joined by Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile, who also formally announced this week that he was entering the GOP gubernatorial race. We’re also joined by Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Pike Road, who will talk about his bill to remove the renaming of schools from the state’s new Memorial Preservation Act. He...

Duration: 00:56:41


September 1, 2017 - Week In Review

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We report on Alabama’s efforts to help Texas respond to the hurricane disaster. We’re joined by Rep. Pebblin Warren of Tuskegee, who says she’s bringing back her bill to regulate religious-affiliated daycare centers. The move comes in the wake of a child recently dying in a hot van while in the care of such a facility in Mobile. We’re also joined by Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh, who talks with us about her decision to drop out of the Republican race for governor...

Duration: 00:56:39


August 25, 2017 - Week In Review

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We’re joined by Senator Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa, who discusses criticism of the Memorial Preservation Act that he sponsored. He says he hopes the state can avoid violence over historic monuments like that seen in other states. We’rel also joined by Representative Juandalynn Givan of Birmingham, who has introduced bills to repeal and replace Allen's act. She said she stands with Birmingham in covering up a Confederate monument there.

Duration: 00:56:41


August 18, 2017 - Week In Review

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We have a complete wrap-up of this week’s U.S. Senate primary elections. We’re joined by former Chief Justice Roy Moore, who made it into a Republican runoff with Senator Luther Strange. Moore will discuss the campaign ahead. We’re also joined by former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, who won the Democratic Senate nomination this week. He says he thinks he can win the office outright. We also report on Gov. Kay Ivey taking a possible step toward running for a full term. And we report on the...

Duration: 00:56:43


August 11, 2017

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August 4, 2017 - Week In Review

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We’re joined by Rep. Mike Jones of Andalusia, the new chair of the powerful House Rules Committee. He will discuss his role in vetting bills and deciding which ones to send to the House floor for debate. We’re also be joined by Rep. Ken Johnson of Moulton and Courtney Sirmon with the Alabama Birth Coalition. They will talk about the state later this month beginning the process of putting together a board to license midwives in Alabama. They hope that certified professional midwives can...

Duration: 00:56:40


July 28, 2017 - Week In Review

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We report on President Donald Trump stepping up his criticism of U.S. Attorney General and former Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. Trump is unhappy about Sessions recusing himself from the Russia probe. We’re joined by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, who says he can empathize with Sessions. After taking office, Marshall recused himself from a probe of former governor Robert Bentley. We’re also joined by Alabama Board of Education Vice President Stephanie Bell, who will talk about...

Duration: 00:56:43

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