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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Birmingham region snow day closings and delays for January 16, 2018

Snow Angel in Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama – Photo by: Amber Lynn Ladner (the angel was made by her daughter Sarah Belle

This list is going to grow. Below are the schools and city offices that have announced they are closing for their doors tomorrow ahead of the inclement weather that is expected.

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Bham Now Special – Freedom Riders & Birmingham Civil Rights National Monuments (photo gallery/links)

Special card supporting Birmingham Civil Rights National Park given to Mayor Bell and Secretary Jewell. Yesterday, President Obama established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.

Yesterday, President Obama, through a proclamation under the Antiquities Act, established the Birmingham Civil Rights and Freedom Riders National Monuments.

A historic day for Alabama. 

Bham Now has compiled a list of links from television, radio and newspaper stories that have been published online in the past 12 hours.  With the help of photographer Larry Gay, we’ve also created a special photo gallery.

First – the photo gallery.

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Alabama Weekly Nature Roundup December 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

lrcc_-_logo_-_vertical This week, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the JSU Little River Canyon Center.  Along with their support of Bham Now’s Nature Roundup, we also will be updating Bham Now readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about Little River Falls coming back to life this week.

Don’t Forget 

Don’t forget to purchase (and save money with an advance tix purchase) your December 6th BOLD Series ticket to see Jim McClintock.

In just four days, we will be holding our 2nd BOLD Speaker Series on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 at Avondale Brewery.

Why should you buy a ticket and attend? Check out this video narrated by Harrison Ford – yes, Han Solo/Indiana Jones – describing McClintock’s observations and work.  Join us on Tuesday!

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Support for Freedom Riders National Park growing (slideshow)

Freedom Rider Charles Person and Secretary Sally Jewell
Freedom Rider Charles Person and Secretary Sally Jewell
  • Read about Freedom Rider Charles Person and his remarkable story – here.

Support for the proposed Freedom Riders National Park in Anniston received a big boost today in the opinion section of al.com with an essay by prominent National Park advocate and conservationist Frank Peterman.  

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