Andrew Yeager

Andrew Yeager appears in the following:

50 Years Ago, How A Small Alabama Town Pioneered The First 911 Call

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In January 1968, the FCC and AT&T announced a plan for an emergency telephone number. But the Alabama Telephone Company decided to get out ahead of the feds and set up its own system.


Alabama Reacts To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore

Friday, November 10, 2017

Voters in Alabama are still processing the news reports that Roy Moore, the state's Republican candidate for Senate is alleged to have made sexual advances towards a woman who was 14 years old at the time.


A George Washington Museum, In Alabama

Saturday, June 10, 2017

In Columbiana, Ala., there's a museum dedicated to George Washington. It started when a local banker purchased items from a descendant of the country's first first lady, Martha Washington.


Alabama Set To Allow Church To Create Its Own Police Force

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Alabama lawmakers are set to allow a church to create its own police force, which might be the first such law enforcement organization in the country.


Obama Declares Site Of 1963 Church Bombing A National Monument

Friday, January 13, 2017

President Obama has designated three new national monuments related to civil rights, including the church in Birmingham, Ala. where four black girls were killed in a 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing.


Birmingham Leaders Call For Civil Rights Sites To Be Declared National Park

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Leaders in Birmingham, Ala., want President Obama to declare the city's civil rights district a national historical park. Many notable events from the civil rights era took place in Birmingham, including the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church where four girls were killed by the Ku Klux Klan.


Alabama Governor Faces Calls To Resign Amid Affair Allegations

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Alabama's governor is embroiled in a political firestorm after allegations of an affair with a top aide. Gov. Robert Bentley denies the affair, but his senior advisor did resign Wednesday. Meanwhile, calls for the governor's resignation are rising.


Justice Department Called On To Investigate Alabama Voter ID Issue

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Alabama closed 31 part-time driver's license offices last week due to budget cuts. That leaves many rural residents without a place to obtain driver's licenses — licenses that double as voter IDs.


U.S. Steel To End Operations At Alabama's Fairfield Works Mill

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

U.S. Steel says it plans to close a major operation in Birmingham, Ala. More than 1,100 people are expected to lose their jobs in an area that has long been a center of the region's steel industry.


Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Friday, March 06, 2015

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.


UAB Punts Football Program

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The University of Alabama-Birmingham canceled their football program for this year but the school is considering bring it back. We discuss what the story says about college football.

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'Selma' Stirs Powerful Memories In Its Namesake Town

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's a half-hour until showtime in Selma, Ala., and the majority of the auditorium seats are already taken.

Paramount Pictures is offering free screenings of Selma, the film depicting the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. In the movie's namesake town, the audience ...


Forced To Seat Blacks, Ala. Restaurant Complied With History

Saturday, December 13, 2014

At Lena's, a diner in Birmingham, Ala., the cashier hands a customer a plastic bag with food which he carries out of the restaurant. There's nothing noteworthy about it now, but that action — taking out the meal — is a faint echo of the Jim Crow South.

Fifty years ...


Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Mention moonshine and you might think of an illegal backwoods still carefully hidden to evade authorities. But recently, legal distilleries have been popping up in a white lightning renaissance.


Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Mary Hamilton, The Woman Who Put The 'Miss' In Court

Friday, July 12, 2013

When the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling, its decisions can carry weight for generations. Think about decisions in the civil rights era regarding school segregation and the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama.

As part of our look back on the summer of 1963, we examine another Alabama case that ...