Steve Flowers' Political Commentaries

Wednesdays at 7:44 am and 4:44 pm
  • Hosted by Steve Flowers

Alabama politics is the source for great storytelling. And, few weave tales from the state's halls of power better than Alabama Public Radio's Steve Flowers. Every Wednesday at 7:45 am and 4:44 pm, Steve recalls the colorful characters from Alabama's past, including "Miss Mitty," who sat knitting in the same spot in Capitol, and could tell you the whereabouts of every ranking member of the legislature. Another is Alabama's former Governor "Big Jim" Folsom, who once spoke to the Governor of Utah like an old friend. Folsom thought he was from "Eutaw." Join Steve every week on Alabama Public Radio.

Judge Howell Heflin had several stories about Ham Benderson, his favorite character he probably made up...

The passing of former Alabama governor Albert Brewer marks the passing of an era in Alabama politics...

Mountain Brook is the second richest place in the whole South. Only some place in Dallas, Tx. has got more millionaires than Mountain Brook...

Howell Heflin was one of Alabama's most legendary senators...

One of Alabama's most colorful U.S. senators may have been "Cotton" Tom Heflin. Ironically, 50 years later, his nephew Howell Heflin took that same seat in the senate and he served with distinction...

We lost several Alabama political icons in 2016. We also had some major deaths on the national level...

At the close of every year, my tradition is to acknowledge the passing away of significant political players from the political stage in Alabama...

The traditional 4th Congressional District has produced some of Alabama's most legendary and powerful congressmen...

The Bankheads of Jasper is likely to be the most prominent political family in Alabama history...

The Iron Bowl is one of the most fierce of college football rivalries in the nation...

Sam Rayburn ruled as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives during the Franklin Roosevelt-Post Depression and World War II Era... 

Alabama Senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby currently reigns as Alabama's most prominent political figure... 

Today, historians rank Harry Truman as one of America's greatest presidents... 

The 1964 presidential election was the turning point when the deep south states voted for Barry Goldwater and never looked back... 

The only political character on the Alabama political scene that paralleled George Wallace was the legendary Jim Allen...

Hugo Black was only Alabamian to serve on U.S. Supreme Court...

Background history on the legendary Bob Jones...

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