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Birmingham Shines

Aug 27, 2015

The word "Kuumba"  means create.

Deidre Clark is bringing innovative programs to Ensley to inspire and train kids in the creative arts.

The latest program will provide training and mentoring in the field of graphic design and offer high school students the chance to gain valuable job skills and a portfolio to supplement...

Aug 20, 2015

Journey Beyond with Mwendo Adventures.

Episode 19 of Birmingham Shines features a conversation with Joe Caruga and Jason McCracken.

Joe is a native of Kenya who moved to Birmingham to study. Jason is a Birmingham entrepreneur. They met at Dawson Memorial Church and that led to travels to East Africa and the formation of...

Aug 13, 2015

This week’s guest is Deon Gordon--if you’re civic minded and under 40 you probably know Deon. If you’re over 40 and civic minded you’ve probably heard of Deon, even if you don’t know him personally.

Deon is one Birmingham’s champions and just an all-around super nice guy.

In March 2015, Deon assumed the...

Aug 6, 2015

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Scot Duncan, associate professor at Birmingham Southern College and author of Southern Wonder: Alabama's Surprising Biodiversity.

The focus of the conversation is on the economics of protecting nature--from the value of ecosystem services to the economic growth we derive through outdoor...