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  • WHNT News 19's Steve Johnson speaks with Rep. Howard Sanderford (R) about the upcoming special session

    Rep. Howard Sanderford talks special session expectations

      Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – The special session for the Alabama Legislature to settle the budget conflict is coming up on August the third.  Representative Howard Sanderford is the second longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives.  This week Rep. Sanderford stopped by WHNT News 19 to give his senior legislative perspective on what he expects to happen in the upcoming session. Not long ago the Legislature met for a special session but then immediately adjourned.  Many people were […]

  • Shane Hammett - Cybersecurity Threat Analyst

    Cybersecurity Expert discusses data breaches

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) –  In the age of technology, a form of crime has risen to epidemic proportions – Identity theft.  It is happening on both the individual and nation wide scale.  Dynetics recently hosted a cybersecurity conference in Huntsville.  Shane Hammett is a Senior Cybersecurity Threat Analyst and this week he stopped by WHNT News 19 to give his expert opinion on this very concerning issue. The most recent hack into the Office of Personnel Management database affected more […]

  • Reverend Frank Broyles

    Reverend Frank Broyles discusses same sex marriage issues

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Reverend Frank Broyles is a community ministry consultant and longtime affiliate with the Interfaith Mission Service.  This week Rev. Broyles stopped by WHNT News 19 to give his perspective on the issues of same sex marriage. This week the Supreme Court passed a ruling making same sex marriage legal in the United States.  The decision has caused a lot of controversy especially here in the southern states.  The Southern Baptist Convention has reacted one way and […]

  • Alex McCool

    Alex McCool tells about the beginnings of Marshall Space Flight Center

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – The Marshall Space Flight Center just celebrated its 55th birthday on July the 1st.  It joined NASA in 1960 just two years after NASA’s own birth in 1958.  Alex McCool was a charter member of the Marshall Space Flight Center and  this week he stopped by WHNT News 19 to talk about the big move “across the hall.” Mr. McCool like many of his co-workers, began his career on the campus working for the Army building […]

  • Senator Arthur Orr (R)

    State Senator Arthur Orr discusses the budget problems

      Morgan County, Ala. (WHNT) – Senator Arthur Orr (R) of Morgan County is the Chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee and the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee.  It’s common knowledge that the legislature did not pass a budget for the 2016 fiscal year this session and a special session will be called to further debate this issue. A budget passed through both the House and the Senate but was not accepted by Governor Bentley.  The Governor believes there […]

  • Senator Mac McCutcheon

    Senator McCutcheon discusses budget issues

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Senator Mac McCutcheon has been the Alabama State Representative for District 25 since 2007.  The Senator stopped in at WHNT News 19 to discuss the budget problems in this week’s Leadership Perspectives. This past legislative session, the Governor vetoed the budget because he said it wasn’t large enough, it did not raise money through tax hikes, and  it would mean too many cuts to too many programs in the state.  When asked if he agreed with […]

  • A'jada Young

    Butler High SGA Vice President discusses an emotional change

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Nothing is permanent, except change.  That is evident with the recent closing of Butler High School.  A’jada Young was the final SGA Vice President at Butler and will soon be a senior at Johnson High School.  She stopped in to WHNT News 19 this week to tell us what it is like to lose your school. Emotions are running high about this situation and one of the the most prevalent one is sadness.  “It hasn’t sunk […]

  • Steve Johnson, left, talks with James Jennings, right

    James Jennings discusses the early integration of NASA

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – James Jennings graduated from Alabama A&M University in 1968 but began working for the Marshall Space Flight Center as a computer operator in 1967 when he was still a co-op student.  He is currently retired from NASA and has an aerospace consulting firm. Jennings is mentioned several times in the book We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program by Richard Paul and Steven Moss about the role of African Americans in NASA […]

  • Mark McDaniel

    Mark McDaniel discusses variety of personal expertise, from NASA to prison reform

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT)-  Huntsville Attorney Mark McDaniel is one of the better known attorneys in the state of Alabama.  He was on the NASA advisory council under two Presidents.  He is an advisor for the Madison County Commission and this week he stopped in to WHNT News 19 to give us his opinion on the Space Launch System or SLS and the upcoming reform to the prison systems. The Space Launch System has recently replaced the Constellation Program founded in […]

  • May 22: Margaret Dake’s Sketch the Sky

    Thanks Margaret for this beautiful picture of a clear night sky, keep up the good work!

  • Thank you Sophie for this great sketch, keep up the awesome artwork!

  • Leadership Perspectives: Kathy Hawk

    Political Science professor talks Iran deal, ISIS threat

    Huntsville, Ala (WHNT)-  Kathy Hawk is in the Navy Reserve in the intelligence field.  She has been to Iraq and will soon be deployed to Guantanamo Bay, but currently she is a political science professor at UA Huntsville.  This week she stopped by WHNT News 19 to give her perspective on international relations. The US and other allied nations are in the process of working out a deal with Iran to curtail their program to gain nuclear weapons.  The US […]


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