Points of Policy: The Supreme Court Vacancy with Adam MacLeod, Professorial Fellow

In this Points of Policy edition of the 1819 Podcast, API Director of Policy Strategy and General Counsel Phil Williams and Professorial Fellow Adam MacLeod discuss the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the precedent leading Senate Republicans to confirm a Trump appointee before the election. Listen […]

Points of Policy: Commissioner Jeff Dunn and the New Prison Plan

In this episode of the 1819 Podcast, API Director of Policy Strategy and General Counsel Phil Williams sits down with Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn to discuss the new prison plan and the three proposed locations for new construction. Listen below or search ‘1819’ in your favorite podcast app and look for our […]

9/18/2020 Podcast: The 2020 Census, Alabama, and Redistricting

In this episode of the 1819 podcast, Josh, Justin, and Parker discuss Alabama’s dead last status in responding to the 2020 Census, why the census is so important to Alabama, and the redistricting process. It’s time to get counted, Alabama. Listen below or search ‘1819’ in your favorite podcast app and look for our red […]

Anchored in Alabama: Stories of Hope – Week 20

As API enters the twentieth week publishing Anchored in Alabama, our team continues to be encouraged by the stories we hear from you and from local media. It is clear that our faith communities and businesses are stepping up to today’s challenges. We continue to say “Thank You” for your support of this publication. As always, we hope […]

The 2020 Census and Alabama (September 2020)

While Alabama’s major metropolitan areas continue to experience healthy growth, the state’s population is increasing at a rate that is less than half that of the U.S. as a whole. This poses a problem because the results of the 2020 Census will be used to determine not only a decades-worth of federal government revenue allocations […]

9/11/2020 News Recap

In this week’s news recap podcast, Josh, Justin, and Parker discuss: -CARES Act funds being used to pay for Alabama’s unemployment costs -The 19th Anniversary of 9/11 -Senator Ben Sasse’s plan to Make the Senate Great Again -Disney’s filming of Mulan in a part of China that is home to concentration camps Listen below or […]

9/4/2020 News Recap: Saban Marches, Burkette Resigns, and a “Setup” Speaker Pelosi

The hosts are all here for another edition of the 1819 Weekly News Recap! On this week’s episode, we discuss: -The City of Tuscaloosa’s potential aid to shuttered bars -Nick Saban and the Tide’s social justice march -Senator Burkette’s resignation and the election in HD49 -The potential for a vaccine to be ready in early […]

Anchored in Alabama: Stories of Hope – Week 19

As API enters the nineteenth-week publishing Anchored in Alabama, our team continues to be encouraged by the stories we hear from you and from local media. It is clear that our faith communities and businesses are stepping up to today’s challenges. We continue to say “Thank You” for your support of this publication. As always, we hope you […]

API Urges Governor to Use Remaining CARES Act Funds for Statewide Tax Relief

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Recent media reports have stated that of the $1.8 Billion in CARES Act funds received by the State the Ivey Administration has designated the majority of it to issues that only impact a small percentage of Alabamians, and that mostly fund government services. Today (August 25, 2020) the Alabama Policy Institute (API) called […]

8/21/2020 News Recap

Josh, Justin, and Parker are all back in the studio this week to record our thoughts and analysis of recent news including: -Rumors of a Special Session (or lack thereof) -The SEC’s rules about the 2020 College Football Season -Tuscaloosa’s mask and social distancing problem -The Post Office story -Thoughts on the Democratic National Convention