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  • The surprising link between Alabama seafood, timber and U.S. national security, and how Shelby is leading the way

    Excerpt:

    There are plenty of areas of debate over exactly how and where the U.S. should spend its foreign aid dollars. But for Alabamians in particular — and the entire Gulf Coast region more broadly — the international assistance that flows into cracking down on illegal wildlife trafficking is paying massive dividends, both economically and, perhaps more surprisingly, in terms of national security.

    A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation indicates Americans grossly overestimate the amount the federal government spends on foreign aid.  The average answer was foreign aid accounts for a whopping 31 percent of spending. Fifteen percent of respondents actually thought it represented over half of the U.S. budget.

    In reality, according to the Congressional Research Service, it accounts for about 1 percent total when military, economic development and humanitarian efforts are combined.  And it is paying massive dividends for Alabama.

    Here’s how:

  • Rep. Byrne to Hold 12 Town Hall Meetings

    From a Congressman Bradley Byrne news release:

    Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) announced today that he will hold twelve town hall meetings during the August District Work Period.

    Known as the “Better Off Now” Town Hall Tour, Congressman Byrne will hold public town halls in each of the counties that make up Alabama’s First Congressional District. Byrne will discuss how the American people are better off now thanks to a booming economy, stronger military, and safer communities.

    Byrne ranks among the top of all Members of Congress for the number of town hall meetings held. Since assuming office in late 2013, Byrne has held over 100 town hall meetings, including meetings over the phone and through Facebook.

    All the town hall meetings are open to the public and free to attend. All the information can be found online below.

  • HudsonAlpha technology director to present at Google Cloud conference

    Excerpt from a HudsonAlpha news release:

    HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Technology Director Katreena Mullican has been invited to present at the Google Next ‘18 conference in San Francisco, Calif, July 24-26.

    Google Next is an international conference where more than 10,000 developers, technology leaders, and entrepreneurs come together to have a collaborative discussion about the Google Cloud Platform.

    Mullican has more than 20 years of experience in architecting Linux, virtualization and hybrid cloud solutions. As HudsonAlpha’s Cloud Whisperer, Mullican brings her expertise in automation of on-prem composable and public cloud infrastructure for scientific applications and workflows to the Institute.

    “HudsonAlpha is one of the top sequencing centers in the world, so it’s my job to think outside the box to design hybrid platforms appropriate for our sequencing and research workloads,” said Mullican.

    Mullican will participate in a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Cloud Talk Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the South Hall to discuss how HudsonAlpha uses the composable HPE Synergy platform for an on-premises Kubernetes cluster that can scale to Google Cloud Platform.

8 months ago

Yh Radio: Janet Porter SOUNDS OFF on Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones

 

Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action called into the show today to talk about her approval of Judge Roy Moore. She goes into depth about her feelings of disapproval of Doug Jones and what he stands for. She touches base on abortion and other topics as well. She also mentions that she is a volunteer for Judge Roy Moore.

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8 months ago

Roy Moore’s Vietnam War buddy calls into Yellowhammer Radio, defends his fellow Army officer against recent allegations

Friend of Judge Roy Moore and Vietnam veteran Bill Staehle calls into the The Ford Faction to discuss his time serving with Roy Moore in the war. Staehle described Moore in a very generous way and had many great things to say about him.

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8 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 28-7 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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8 months ago

YHRadio: Church of the Highlands Mark Pettus Calls In

 

Mark Pettus of Church of the Highlands calls in to talk about the exciting things the church has in store. He mentions how blessed he is for his time there and what Motion means to him and even talks about his football days at UAB.

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8 months ago

YHRadio: UAB Character Development Coach Timothy Alexander Calls In

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Tim Alexander calls in to The Ford Faction today to talk about overcoming extreme obstacles. After suffering in a major car accident, Tim didn’t let it get him down from working hard and achieving his goals. He talks all about it with the guys in today’s interview.

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8 months ago

YHRadio: John Merrill talks Senate race and voting

 

Secretary of State John Merrill joins the guys to discuss the Alabama senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. He also talks about online registration to vote and his time at The University of Alabama.

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8 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 22-6 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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8 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 16-5 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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8 months ago

YHRadio: Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their picks in this weekend of College Football

Trae Elston and JJ Nelson join The Ford Faction for their weekly picks for The Yellowhammer Pick ‘Em in college football. So far Trae leads the pack with an 11-3 record. The overall winner gets to donate $1000 to a charity of their choice.

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9 months ago

Yellowhammer Radio: Alain Burrese explains what to do during a shooting

Alain Burrese joins The Ford Faction to talk about the tragic Texas Church shooting, what to do if a situation like this comes up, and he talks about his website.

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www.surviveashooting.com

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9 months ago

YHRadio: The Ford Faction Takes on a New Challenge, College Football Pick’em Contest

The Ford Faction now has a new weekly contest, College Football Pick ‘Em. Ford, Sam and Zac team up to take on NFL athletes. At the end of the year, the person with the most wins takes home a cash prize for their charity via Yellow Hammer. Trae Elston from the Buffalo Bills as well as JJ Nelson from the Arizona Cardinals weigh in.

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9 months ago

YHRadio: Virginia Congressman, and retired Navy SEAL, Scott Taylor joins the show

Scott Taylor joins the program. They discuss Trump’s Gold Star drama, national security, and Scott cover his incredible resume.

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9 months ago

YHRadio: Senate Hopeful Roy Moore joins The Ford Faction

Roy Moore, Republican Candidate for the Senate, discusses why voter turn-out is so important in this next election. We also take a look into his relationship with President Trump, and then get into his old kickboxing career.


 
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9 months ago

YHRadio: UAB Head Football Coach Bill Clark joins The Ford Faction

Coach Clark and the guys discuss UAB resurrection, the current success the team has experience, and a some leadership qualities that set Coach Clark apart.


 
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9 months ago

YHRadio: CEO of Kolbe Clinic, William Wainscott, joins The Ford Faction.

William Wainscott, CEO of the Kolbe Clinic, spends some time with Yellowhammer Radio on the Ford Faction. William shares how and where folks can get treatment for drug addictions, and healthy ways to approach family and friends who’re ensnared in addiction. At a time in which opioid addiction is rampant, and drug abuse, in general, is more common than ever, you won’t want to miss this insightful interview.

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10 months ago

YHRadio: Tips for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

Listen is as Yellowhammer Radio interviews Survival Expert Alain Burrese.

Burrese provides his three-pronged approach on how to survive an active shooter situation.

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11 months ago

The Ford Faction and Candace Owens Team Up to Destroy BLM Demands

Candace Owens joins The Ford Faction to cover a ridiculous Black Lives Matter demand list. That includes, white privilege, white guilt, and even giving up your home. Candace has gone viral with her hot takes which you can see on Youtube, Facebook, or other platforms @redpillblack.

Twitter: @RedPillBlack
YouTube: Red Pill Black

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11 months ago

The Ford Faction Talks With Luther Strange Outside The Talking Points

Luther Strange talks about his views on pro-life, family, and repeal of the ACA (Obamacare). He emphasized the advantages of being the incumbent and how his victory would make a smooth transition as the work could continue without interruption. He stated that he shares the same basic values as Judge Moore and would vote and has voted consistently with conservatives on legislative actions. He warned against activist judges being allowed to defy federal rulings because the ruling could be conservative in nature and a more liberal judge would not be forced to comply with a law he or she refuses to apply.

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