The Voice of Alabama Politics

The Voice of Alabama Politics

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News, analysis and opinion on all things Alabama politics.


Special Guest: Senator Doug Jones
Oct 19
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…
Political Scary Season
Oct 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.
Guest: Dr. Scott Harris
Oct 4
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…
Hubbard Doesn’t Want to Do The Time
Sep 27
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.
Stronger, Better Ethics?
Sep 20
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.
Hubbard: Prisoner No. 1
Sep 13
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…
Guest: Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington
Sep 6 • 28 min
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…
Alabama Solutions to Alabama Problems
Aug 29 • 27 min
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…
Guest: Greg Cochran
Aug 22 • 29 min
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…
Racist Policies in Decatur Housing Authority
Aug 16 • 28 min
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…
Special Guest Lynn Beshear, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health
Aug 9
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…
Alabama Remembers John Lewis
Aug 1
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…
Special Guest Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama Health Officer
Jul 25
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…
Mask Wars Begin
Jul 17
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.
Special Guest Kelly Butler, Alabama Finance Director
Jul 12
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…
Opening Schools Safely
Jul 5
This week Bill and Susan Britt talk about opening schools safely, Mississippi and Oklahoma make new strides, Ivey moves to close the racial divide, addressing Confederate monuments and names, an update on COVID-19, Safer-at-Home extended, masks and the…
Special Guest Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin
Jun 28
This week The V Team talks about Mike Hubbard is still free, budgeting process to begin early, COVID-19 updates and will State mandate masks? Our special guest is Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Special Guest Dr. Michael Saag
Jun 21 • 29 min
This week The V Teams discusses a lack of state leadership, mayors step up to the task, the latest COVID-19 numbers and the Senate Republican primary runoff. Our special guest this week is world-renowned Dr. Micheal Saag professor and division director of…
Changing Names
Jun 14 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about changing names on buildings, the Wallace legacy, monuments being removed, Republicans go silent, NASCAR bans Confederate flag and the latest update on COVID-19. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Special Guest Alabama Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris
Jun 7 • 29 min
This week The V teams talks about protesters/police confrontation in Huntsville with footage, Chip Brownlee gives the COVID-19 update. This week’s special guest is State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.
Marsh Lies
May 31 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses Marsh lies about Governor, blaming the government over COVID-19, conspiracies abound, clergy calls for action, missing shared sense of loss and Chip Brownlee gives us the latest COVID-19 update. All this and much more coming…
Guest: Rep. Anthony Daniels
May 24 • 29 min
This week The V Team discusses Ivey bringing the heat on CARES funding, Marsh and others rebelling, how the funds would be spent according to Ivey and the latest update on COVID-19 numbers. Our special guest this week is House Minority Leader…
Guest: Katie Boyd Britt
May 17 • 28 min
On this week’s episode The V teams talks about the public battle over the CARES Act spending, Gov. Ivey blocks bill giving spending power to legislature, the latest COVID-19 numbers and economy opens amid rising cases. Our special guest this week is…
Special guests Greg Cochran and Chip Brownlee
May 11 • 29 min
This week The V Team talks about Gov. Ivey announcing more openings, Legislators attempt to gain control of CARES money and what is the current COVID-19 situation. Our special guest this week is Alabama League of Municipalities Deputy Director Greg…
Special guest Jo Bonner
May 3 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses Ivey’s Safer-at-Home order, Mobile County now over 1,000 COVID-19 cases, consumer confidence at an all-time low, 2020 Session to resume but Dems won’t attend, Rep. Terri Sewell’s name in the ring for Biden’s VP and Rep. Mo…
Sen. Doug Jones On A Reasonable Reopening
Apr 27 • 28 min
This week The V team talks about COVID-19 by the numbers, politics vs. policy, why re-open, what is a reasonable re-opening and the legislature returns to Session. Our special guest this week is US Senator Doug Jones. All this and much more coming up next…
Now Not The Time To Pretend Things Are Back To Normal
Apr 27 • 27 min
This week Bill and Susan discuss COVID-19 cases near 5000, Ivey says potential of opening businesses before order expires, AL Small Business Comm. recommends to Gov. opening wide range of businesses with restrictions, 280,000 unemployment claims filed…
Ruling in Hubbard’s Ethics Case
Apr 12 • 28 min
This week The V Team discussed the Alabama Supreme Court ruling in the Mike Hubbard case, an update on COVID-19, federal government seizing medical supplies, unemployment payments begin, ER doctors facing pay cuts, politicizing the crisis, organization…
COVID-19 Behind The Scenes
Apr 5 • 27 min
This week Bill and Susan Britt broadcast from the farm discussing the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Alabama hospitals facing dire equipment shortages, what stay-at-home means, some behind the scenes efforts to address shortages, if our municipalities…
Have Hope
Mar 29 • 28 min
This week Bill and Susan Britt welcome you to the farm. Recording from their home in Etowah County, they discuss the growing numbers of COVID-19 in Alabama, hospitals running low on supplies, more business and gathering closings, this week’s unemployment…
The Coronavirus Crisis
Mar 15 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about the Coronavirus Crisis, the bill for the Poarch Creek Indian monopoly, the paper lottery bill, Trump endorses Tuberville, medical marijuana bill passes Senate and Alabama’s ban on yoga in schools lifted. Visit our website…
Primary Results & Runoff
Mar 8 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses Super Tuesday voting trends, Alabama’s preparations for Coronavirus, gun bill would allow lifetime permit, and primary runoffs. All this and much more coming up next on The V. Visit our website for more Alabama politics.…
Gov. Kay Ivey on criminal justice reform, gaming and more
Mar 1 • 27 min
This week our special guest is Governor Kay Ivey. In a full-episode interview, Bill Britt asks Ivey about her plans for criminal justice reform, mental health, gaming, Amendment One, and leadership. All this and much more coming up next on The V. Visit…
Undoing Ethics Laws
Feb 24 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about medical marijuana bill passing out of Senate committee, Fair Justice urges lawmakers to repeal the repeat offender law, the bill banning transgender people in sports, more bills undoing the Ethics Laws, legislation…
Ethics Bill is Pure Deception
Feb 16 • 27 min
This week on The V Team talks about the new ethics bill, eliminating the state auditor’s position, gaming on hold, Ivey announces gaming workgroup, fines over Confederate monuments and internal pollng of state Senate race. All this and much more coming up…
Special Guest: BCA President Katie Boyd Britt
Feb 9 • 27 min
This week The V Team discusses the State of the State, Sen. McClendon’s bill to curb gambling donations, and Sen. Jones leads in fundraising. This week our special guest is Katie Boyd Britt, president/CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. All this and…
Gov. Kay Ivey’s State of the State Address
Feb 5 • 56 min
Gov. Kay Ivey delivers her annual State of the State Address. The V hosts Bill Britt and Susan Britt provide some instant analysis of the governor’s speech.
PCI’s Billion Dollar Plan
Feb 2 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about another paper lottery bill, PCI’s billion dollar plan, state closing large part of Holman Prison, lawsuits for Holman Prison and the congressional races. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Special Guest: Lt. Gov Will Ainsworth
Jan 26 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about Jeff Coleman’s alleged fraud, Gov. Ivey ranked 10th most liked governor and PCI supported Trump’s rivals. Our special guest this week is Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
PCI: Pipe Dream or Nightmare?
Jan 19 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses the PCI proposal, how much is a billion dollars, fair justice reforms, another inmate dead, a bill for national anthem and a bill for birth gender in sports. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Alabama Solutions?
Jan 12 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about Alabama solutions, parole reductions causing more prison overcrowding, prison homicides on the rise, pander bears on the campaign trail and FarmPAC endorses Jeff Coleman. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
Big Issues for 2020 Session
Jan 5 • 27 min
This week The V Team discusses the big issues for 2020 Session, new prisons, rural healthcare, gaming, arming churches and state elections in 2020. All this and much more coming up next on The V.
A Look Back on 2019
Dec 29, 2019 • 29 min
The Voice of Alabama Politics Presents a Look Back on 2019 with your host Bill Britt. Join us as we journey back to see the highlights and low lifes from the year that was.
Suffer the Little Children
Dec 22, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses dangers to the media, Nick Sellers named CEO of World Games, continuing problems at LEAD Academy, widow’s tax repealed and poverty and hunger among Alabama’s children.
Corruption Reigns
Dec 15, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about the Tuberville, Sessions polling, justice system encourages political corruption, Limestone judge indicted on theft and abuse of office, child poverty, social justice and what should be addressed in the upcoming session.…
A Most Unethical Appointment
Dec 8, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses the appointment of Sonny Reagan to the ALSC Ethics Committee, Hubbard remains free, the Rosa Parks monument, Supreme Court moves to protect monuments, Speaker McCutcheon to open discussions on gaming, and Merrilll is out of…
Zeigler Writes A Book
Dec 1, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about judge ordering LEAD Academy’s principal back on payroll, Zeigler writes a book, the latest gun violence data, Birmingham leads the way on LGBTQ equality, what should we do about poverty and ALFA does not endorse Mo Brooks.…
Special Guest: Katie Boyd Britt - BCA
Nov 25, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses Montgomery Mayor Reed requests that Gov. Ivey appoint his wife to his former position as probate judge, Alabama has nation’s most dangerous prisons, and the PCI proposal for exclusive gaming rights. This week’s special guest…
Tribe Wants Exclusive Gambling Rights
Nov 17, 2019 • 28 min
The V Team discusses PCI wanting exclusive gaming rights, a better approach, 13,000 veterans without health insurance, more AL children without health insurance in 2018 than 2016, AL ranked thrid worst in maternal and infant care, candidates pandering to…
Special Guest: Alabama Democratic Party Chair Chris England
Nov 11, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about Susan’s award, AL schools finish last, Jeff Sessions gets in the race, the new Alabama Democratic Party and Ella Bell remembered. This week our special guest is Rep. Chris England, chairman of the Democratic Party. All…
Alabama’s Bipartisan Playbook?
Nov 3, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses Alabama’s bipartisan efforts, the affects of FOX and MSNBC on local politics, is Jeff Sessions in or out of the Senate race, AL children’s food insecurity, Steve Flowers takes on PCI and abortion ban injunction. All this and…
The 1901 Constitution
Oct 27, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team raises alarms about county registrars, how the Alabama 1901 Constitution was designed, Alabama received a third of its revenue from the Fed and letters may spell end for Worley and Reed at the ADEC. All this and much more coming up…
Worry In Washington
Oct 13, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses newly-elected Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, Sen. Cam Ward puts his hat in the ring for AL Supreme Court, ALGOP calls out for Jones’ position on impeachment, Jones raises $2 million, Washington getting concerned about Senate…
Trouble in Montgomery Charter Schools
Oct 6, 2019 • 27 min
This week The V Team discusses problems with Montgomery charter school, the Montgomery mayor’s race, offshore drill testing rollbacks, a questionable registrar appointment, understanding impeachment and fundraising. All this and much more coming up next…
Junket to Mexico
Sep 29, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about House moving to impeach President Trump, Alabama Dems approve bylaws, ALFA announces candidate endorsements, a law enforcement junket to Mexico, AL graduation rates rising, gerrymandering and a botched trial do-over. All…
Education Tax Dollars Wasted
Sep 22, 2019 • 28 min
The V Team talks about the prison plan, property tax raise for education in Baldwin, Trump rolls back school lunch requirements, Tabitha Isner has a plan for Dems and education tax dollars wasted.
Mess With the Bull, Get the Horns
Sep 15, 2019 • 27 min
This week The V Team talks about Sen. Chris Elliott replaced by Sen. Vivian Figures at ATRIPP II, Dorian misses Alabama, Port gets go-ahead to dredge, can the Democratic Party rebuild and Sen. David Burkette draws and ethics complaint. All this and much…
Hiding Who’s Behind Prison Bids
Sep 8, 2019 • 27 min
The V team discusses Ivey’s blackface controversy, Sewell becomes a powerhouse in the US House, the I-10 bridge is dead, Doug Jones bi-partisan decisions, what’s lurking in the prison build bids and memories of long-serving St. Clair County DA W. Van…
Home Cooking
Sep 1, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about five companies to bid for prison build, ADP still in trouble, ALGOP tries to interfere in US Congress, ALGOP votes not to support school board appointments, leaders shrug off Taylor Hardin and League of the South member…
Legal Weed, Tax Revenue & Jobs
Aug 25, 2019 • 28 min
The V Team discusses the potential benefits of bringing legalized marijuana to Alabama.
Bridge Still on Hot Seat
Aug 18, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team discusses white supremacy in Alabama, more on Zeigler and the toll bridge, facts about the I-10 toll bridge, no yoga in schools and the Medical Marijuana Commission meets. Watch on YouTube. Click here to visit Alabama Political…
Silence of the Lambs
Aug 11, 2019 • 28 min
This week The V Team talks about the silence of state leadership regarding the latest mass shootings, Scott Dawson finds way for 4,000 students to receive free supplies, Zeigler’s latest I-10 toll bridge antics, the latest Republican senate candidate food…