Regional reporters will share their stories about reporting on health care, race, the economy and more during a live storytelling event, Local Live(s), on Tuesday, April 5, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Local Live(s) is a show that brings together journalists and community members for a night of entertainment and conversation. The Gulf States Newsroom, a collaboration among WBHM 90.3 FM and other public media outlets in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, is teaming up with Back Pocket Media to present the event.
The Gulf States Newsroom team of regional reporters will share the stories behind the stories they have reported on — and how the personal and professional intersect.
The event, set for 6:30 p.m. in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, will feature live music from local musicians and a reading by Alabama poet laureate and UAB graduate Ashley M. Jones. Tickets are $10.
To stream this event, register online.
The Gulf States Newsroom storytellers who will speak at the event include:
- Stephan Bisaha, wealth and poverty reporter based at WBHM in Birmingham
- Brittany Brown, criminal justice reporter based at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson, Mississippi
- Shalina Chatlani, health care reporter based at WWNO in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Bobbi-Jeanne Misick, justice, race and equity reporter based at WWNO
The Gulf States Newsroom was launched in February 2020. WWNO and WRKF in Louisiana, WBHM in Alabama, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and NPR work together as a regional newsroom to plan coverage, share resources and add reporting power. Working together, the stations are better able to coordinate and expand their local and regional reporting, as well as provide content to national broadcast news programs and digital platforms. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NPR, this innovative collaboration is increasing coverage of news events in a region at the intersection of many of today’s most pressing issues.