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Birmingham Shines

Jul 30, 2015

David Sher is a Birmingham businessman who started the Comeback Town blog in 2012 to spark a conversation about change in Birmingham.

David's goal is to have a conversation about hard questions that many have said should not be asked because the effort would be futile. Perhaps the tide is turning now, due to the...

Jul 23, 2015

This week we have another writer on the show, my friend Carla Jean Whitley.

Carla Jean is one of the first people I approached about being on Birmingham Shines because I know how much she loves Birmingham. We decided to time her appearance on the show to coincide with the release of her new book, Birmingham Beer: A...

Jul 16, 2015

Some stories are meant to be told.

The Caldwell Family’s story of survival is one example. Albert and Sylvia Caldwell met at Park College in Missouri and embarked (on their wedding day) in 1909 on their journey to Siam to become missionaries.  By February 1912, before the terms of the missionary appointment had been...

Jul 9, 2015

Mark Kelly, publisher of Weld for Birmingham, is the guest for episode 13 of Birmingham Shines.


If you’re in Birmingham, you know Mark as a writer and voice for change in Birmingham and in Alabama.

In today’s show we talk a little bit about the founding of Weld for Birmingham, but our main focus is a conversation...

Jul 7, 2015

Episode 12 of Birmingham Shines features Jennifer Skjellum, president of Tech Birmingham, a nonprofit that provies education, professional development and networking opportunities for tech professionals, entrepreneurs and companies with IT departments.

Jennifer is the executive director of Central Alabama chapter...