Samford University holds a place in the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham. In 1961 CBS News produced a documentary in Birmingham entitled “Who Speaks For Birmingham”
Kevin Turner faces a huge battle ahead with ALS, A cruel effect of the disease is losing the ability to speak. When Mark spoke with his lifelong friend he shared with him a wish.
“There’s trash on the street, tree limbs falling. If this was somebody’s home, the city would not put up with this.” Taylor calls the property an eyesore and an embarrassment. After hitting dead ends in trying to get the property cleaned up, Taylor contacted CBS42′s In Your Corner for help.
“I spent my lunch hour for four weeks here,” Morin told Ivanhoe.
“Their populations have exploded this summer,” according to Ronnie Lawson with Alabama Professional Services.
“My family said, ‘Kathy, try and be the first one out and get it over and done with,’” Kath Guth told Ivanhoe.
“This is the first day we’ve had a large number of men to go out and do the weed lot cleaning,” Coachman said. “I’m grateful we have it now.”
“Can you imagine rats, snakes and possums all in [a home]?” Matthews asked.
Since the US went to war with Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 6,700 servicemen and women have lost their lives and at least 50,000 more have been physically wounded, but it’s the wounds you can’t see that are proving just as devastating. Now one woman’s vision is helping thousands heal their invisible psychological scars.
“I was just running on it and planted and just my knee buckled on me,” Alex Short tells Ivanhoe.
“I basically say, if you want to do this you’re going to do it,” Paralympic athlete Oksana Masters tells Ivanhoe.
Starting a business can be challenging, but a newly divorced single mom did it and now she’s biting into the benefits. Edibles by Ethel shares some of her secret ingredients.
“It was seeping up from underneath and I have tile floors, so I panicked. At first I had some extra down-spouts put in and that did not help so I had a sump pump put in and it’s working so far.”
“I looked back, and Hayden was on top of the water, face down, floating, and her legs were shaking.”
CBS42′s Cynthia Gould shares Doctor Lisa Masterson’s story and secret to success.
“The one little boy was like, ‘she’s like a superhero,’ which I just loved that comment because she really is! She’s doing things that nobody’s done before,” Medical Attendant Karina Palko tells Ivanhoe.
“We constantly find ourselves in the defensive mode saying this isn’t us. This is mandated phase out by the government. As we all know the price is paid by the end user. Somewhere, somehow it trickles down to you and I,” says Smitherman.
As families in North Birmingham learn their yards are contaminated with toxins, they welcome news there will be blood testing of children and pregnant women.