3 Places to go to Watch the Presidential Debate on Tomorrow

Final Presidential DeabteWith the final presidential debate upon us, watch parties are popping up across our city. This new trend started around the first debate at places such as Buck Mulligan’s, and has become a popular way to tune in on the political proceedings. These parties offer a place for you to get your debate fix while being able to enjoy a bite to eat or some stimulating political conversation. The goal is to make it easy for those who wish to stay informed but may not have a way to watch at home. Each viewing get-together is hosted by different groups and organizations, some political based and some not at all. If you are looking for a place to tune in tomorrow, here are a few to help with your plans.

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Why Should You Care about the I-20/59 Debate?   Birmingham’s Future is at Stake (Part 1 of 3)

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By: Cary Estes

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It is difficult to bridge economic and social gaps when there is an actual bridge standing in the way. That is the situation Birmingham has been facing for nearly a half-century, ever since Interstate 20/59 was completed near the northern edge of downtown, creating a concrete-and-steel barrier between the central business district, the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex and the nearby neighborhoods of Druid Hills, Fountain Heights, and Norwood.

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Drought of 2016 = drastic increase in Alabama wildfires

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From our good friend Mike Kyser at the Alabama Forestry Commission, the severity of the current Drought Emergency and Fire Alert is clearly evident by the drastic increase in the number of wildfires that have occurred in the first two weeks of October 2016 compared to last year – 2015.

The numbers are staggering.

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Pre-Presidential Debate Special: Five Questions with former chairman of the Alabama Republican Party Marty Connors

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As a preview for the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas this Wednesday night, Bham Now asked five questions about the state of the race and its impact on Birmingham and Alabama to former Alabama Republican Party chairman Marty Connors.

For three decades, Connors helped build the current Republican majority in the state of Alabama.  A CPAC Ronald Reagan Award winner and Romney bundler, Connors just recently returned to Alabama from Cincinnati, Ohio, after going door-to-door with an Alabama Strike force group on behalf of Donald Trump.

This is the first of three pre-debate five- question interviews. Upcoming interviews before the Wednesday debate will feature Jefferson County Democratic Party Chair Richard Mauk and Samford University Political Science Chair Fred Shepherd.

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Good morning Birmingham! Good morning Planet Earth!

Good morning Birmingham!

Birmingham City Hall
Morning at the Birmingham City Hall

Big week in Birmingham and Central Alabama.

Get your tickets today for Tuesday’s Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series featuring Jay Brandrup, the founder of Kinetic. A “must attend” event!

On Wednesday night, before the Clinton/Trump showdown, checkout the Southern Energy Tour – and how you can address Climate Change.

And on Thursday, in Birmingham, support this year’s edition of the Southern Environmental Center’s Ecofest.  If you can’t make it to Ecofest, kick back and have some brews in Tuscaloosa with and Alabama Coastal Foundation and the their Connect with Your Coast event at the Black Warrior Brewing Company.

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Sustainability about to EMERGE in Birmingham

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A sustainable Birmingham

Some good news about a new innovative sustainability program in Alabama. From a Green Resource Center for Alabama news release:

This week, the Green Resource Center for Alabama (GRCA) announced the launch of EMERGE, a new sustainability leadership development program designed to help professionals and community advocates advance sustainability in the Birmingham area.

Applications will be accepted through November 18th.

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Unleash your social network now! Join The Women’s Fund Smart Party 5.0

The Women's Fund supporter Liesel French and her son Andrew registering tonight for the Smart Party 5.0. Photo Credit: Edward French
The Women’s Fund supporter Liesel French and her son Andrew registering tonight for Smart Party 5.0.   Photo Credit: Edward French

Got to admit.  This is one of the most creative and important fundraising events in Birmingham.

The Women’s Fund Smart Party 5.0 is….

One part – A cocktail party – You can buy a ticket or make a donation and attend one of the coolest fundraising events of the year in Birmingham tomorrow night, Thursday, Oct. 13th at Iron City.

If you can’t attend, let’s say your kids have a soccer game, or you’ve got deadlines at work – Register for the online event. In both cases, you create your own personal fundraising page. And you can do either RIGHT NOW!

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