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The Voice of Alabama Politics

The Voice of Alabama Politics

Author: Alabama Political Reporter

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A news and analysis podcast about Alabama hosted by Alabama Political Reporter editor Bill Britt.
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This week The V Team talks about Gov. Ivey appointing Sen. Cam Ward to Pardons and Paroles, Rep. April Weaver may take a run at Ward’s seat, COVID-19 reports show it is borderline out-of-control, Dr. Harris wears bulletproof vest, legislature wants control of health emergencies and Sen. Doug Jones may become US AG. Our Special Guest is Katie Boyd Britt President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team talks about a possible special session, issues that need to be addressed before regular session, Pouncey case gets settled, gambling policy group nears report and Tuberville goes to DC. Our special guest is Dr. Tammie McCurry, Associate Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Political Divides

Political Divides

2020-11-0928:24

This week The V Team discusses Alabama exit polling, Hubbard sent to Kilby, EMS workers not testing at nursing homes, COVID-19 numbers rising again, ASU President Quinton Ross honored, Amendment 4 approved, and congratulations to the winners. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
See You at the Polls!

See You at the Polls!

2020-11-0128:12

This week The V Team talks about the legislature not having a plan to safely return for Session, Ivey keeps leading the state, opposition to Amendment 2, COVID-19 cases on the rise again, three new mental health facilities, no-show Tuberville and election day. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V teams talks about Alabama being the fourth-least politically engaged, revenues are up despite COVID-19, Tuberville dodges debate with Jones and does the legislature have a safe plan for next session. Our special guest is Secretary of State John Merrill. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team discusses prisons, justice reform, AL businesses still suffering, teachers taking home the COVID-19 to families and Mike Hubbard still in Lee County Jail. Our special guest this week is U.S. Senator Doug Jones. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Political Scary Season

Political Scary Season

2020-10-12--:--

This week The V Teams discusses Amendment 4, the Alabama Constitution, Hubbard still in Lee County jail, federal judge refuses to block mask order and Tuberville in the lead. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team talks about the Democrats on mute, state prepares for absentee ballots, Gov. Ivey extends orders and what happens to Sen. Jones. Our special guest this week is State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris with an update. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team talks about Hubbard not wanting to do the time, AL's one-party system, next Session's big agenda items and what's taxable under CARES Act. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team discusses Hurricane Sally, rewriting the Ethics Laws, Amendment 4, Auburn student center renamed, faith and labor join forces, and more on Hubbard. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team discusses Mike Hubbard’s check-in for his prison term, the open meetings act under attack, opposition to Ivey’s prison plan and Alabama eighth with most active Coronavirus cases. Our special guest this week is Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections Jeff Dunn. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team talks about Sen. David Burkette's resignation and arrest, state prison project moves forward, AL football coaches and players protest and a federal court monitoring prison mental health. Our special guest this week is Alabama Department of Labor Fitzgerald Washington. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team discusses ALSC denies former Speaker Hubbard's request, Gov. Ivey extending mask order, Sec. Washington's handling of unemployment claims, Alabama needs think tank, the politics of hate, BCA virtual conference, Tuberville at RNC, Sen Price recovering from COVID-19 and Ivey's Chief of Staff Jo Bonner and wife healthy. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Guest: Greg Cochran

Guest: Greg Cochran

2020-08-2329:12

This week the V Team discusses DOJ arrest related to fund Marsh supported, when is Hubbard to jail, Merrill touts state's absentee ballot system, virtual school troubles, MGM educator pleads guilty to fraud and AL Power extends grace period. This week's special guest is Executive Director of the Alabama League of Municipalities Greg Cochran. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team talks about Decatur Housing Authority racism, retail numbers are up, over 100,000 COVID-19 cases, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Harris Biden’s pick for VP, inmate’s death confirmed by whistleblower and the Census. All this and much more coming up next on The V
This week The V Team talks about schools reopening, inmate suicides, a COVID-19 update, Rep. Dismukes arrested for felony theft and Tuberville says $600 is "too much." This week our special guest is Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health Lynn Beshear. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Teams talks about Wayne Reynolds’ remarks about Gov. Ivey, Rep. Will Dismukes attends KKK celebration, COVID-19 worsens, mask order extended, state cuts hours for alcohol sales, teacher uneasy about returning to school and remembering John Lewis. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V Team talks about DOJ finds "excessive force" in AL prisons, Huntsville Chief blames Antifa, voter ID laws upheld, no plan for reopening schools and high school football to stay on schedule. Our special guest is Alabama's public health officer, Dr. Scott Harris. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Mask Wars Begin

Mask Wars Begin

2020-07-18--:--

This week The V Team discusses Gov. Ivey's order for masks, "herd immunity" explained, election results, low turnout at the polls and Tuberville now to face Jones in November. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
This week The V team takes a closer look at the police response to the Huntsville protest, the discussion about removing the Madison County Confederate monument, renaming the Pettus Bridge, an update on COVID-19, mask-wearing and the primary runoffs. Our special guest is Kelly Butler, Director of the Alabama Department of Finance.
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