Category Archives: #inthyib

INTHYIB | Dan Carsen

Concerned citizens in recent weeks have been paying attention to the Alabama State Board of Education’s takeover of the Birmingham City School system from its board. One of the ways they’ve learned about the details is through the Southern Education Desk, a project that brings Alabama and four other states in the southeastern United States together to cover issues associated with education.

The reporter assigned to local public radio station WBHM-FM, New Rochelle, NY native Dan Carsen, talks with us about the partnership’s role in keeping people informed about its education systems as well as how he got involved in the project.

If you want to learn more about Carsen and hear some of his award-winning pieces, you may either visit the project’s page on WBHM’s website or the official website for the Southern Education Desk. He also appears weekly on WBHM-FM (90.3 FM) to talk about All Things Alabama Education.

INTHYIBham | Scott Pierce


Scott Pierce keeps himself pretty busy around Birmingham, AL. Nowadays when he’s not doing his day job serving as director of technology at Intermark, he’s spearheading two inspiring projects that are helping not just himself, but his adopted city and others see their true potential – WhyBHM? and #asdbhm.

He spoke about one of the projects as the last presenter at TEDxRedMountain on May 19 – and he spoke with us about both of them earlier this month over coffee at Urban Standard.

INTHYIBham | Edwin Marty


Edwin Marty took some time to talk with us last month about starting Jones Valley Urban Farm, what it’s meant to the greater metro Birmingham area and what’s next for him as he steps down this month.

One thing has changed since this video was originally shot; it was announced on May 5 that Marty will become the executive director of the Hampstead Institute in Montgomery, AL this summer.

Congratulations Edwin and good luck; Birmingham will miss you!

INTHYIBham | Sharrif Simmons

We begin our new series of videos giving Terminal visitors a closer look at the individuals that are working to make Alabama’s Magic City a better place  with a sit down with Sharrif Simmons. The co-founder of the Birmingham Art And Music (BAAM) Festival takes a few minutes to talk about the festival, including his hope for its future and its potential influence on his adopted home.

We’ll have more information up about the series this weekend!