NPR heads to Birmingham to record ‘Code Switch’ podcast on race, culture


On Tuesday, the Magic City will play host to NPR’s national podcast Code Switch, featuring a conversation on race and culture.

The segment will be recorded at the Alys Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham at 8 p.m. and will featureBirmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, poet Ashley M. Jones, and WBHM News Director Gigi Douban.

“Race is the subtext to so much of the American story – Birmingham’s story in particular – and Code Switch is here to bring that subtext to the forefront of our conversations. Sometimes, they make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But you’ll always find unflinching honesty and empathy,” wrote UAB about the recording.

Tickets to the evening are available for $20, $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at


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