Code Switch chooses Birmingham as its 2nd live show destination, but why?

Mayor Woodfin with Code Switch hosts Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji. Photo Courtesy of Steve Drummond

How often do you know of a nationally well-known podcast doing a live show in Birmingham? Not too often. NPR’s Code Switch, a podcast about race and identity in America, decided to host its second live show in Birmingham!

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City of Birmingham trains citizen leaders, launches online directory listing 120 boards, agencies and commissions

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Photo of Mayor Woodfin by Kara Kennedy, Bham Now

Birmingham is full of people who want to help Birmingham continue to become the best it can possibly be, which was evident with the over 150 people who attended an introductory orientation session yesterday at City Hall.  Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Councilor Valerie Abbott opened the session by stating “they were looking for talented people who wanted to serve in the best interest of Birmingham.” Continue reading “City of Birmingham trains citizen leaders, launches online directory listing 120 boards, agencies and commissions”

C-SPAN honors Ramsay High School documentary contest winners

Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Woodfin, Ramsay, Ta'Kaiya Cooper, Ashleigh Richardson
Ta’Kaiya Cooper (left) and Ashleigh Richardson (right) with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. Photo via studentcam.org.

C-SPAN is in Birmingham today, Tuesday, April 24, to celebrate two 12th graders from Ramsay High School. Ashleigh Richardson and Ta’Kaiya Cooper won a second-place prize for their entry, entitled “You Matter,” in the news outlet’s 2018 StudentCam documentary contest.
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What Birmingham can learn from the Amazon HQ2 snub

We knew it in our heart of hearts, Birmingham. Most of you knew it before the big Amazon scramble even started.

As a city we applied our lipstick, puckered our lips and kissed the mirror. We cleaned up real nice. But, the next time we go shaking our thing at big business in an effort to lure them here, let’s remember what this feels like.

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