Mayor and city launch Tuscaloosa-centric podcast, “Tuscaloosa Talk”

A new podcast offers insight into local government and the inner workings of Tuscaloosa Town Hall.

The inaugural edition of “Tuscaloosa Talk” launched on Monday and featured Mayor Walt Maddox interviewing the unofficial “Mayor of Alberta”, Chairman Kip Tyner.

Maddox and Tyner, who, now in his seventh term, was unanimously selected as president by his fellow board members, were recorded May 19 at the famous Wright’s restaurant in Alberta and covered a number of topics.

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These topics included the effects of the April 27, 2011 tornado, which destroyed Tyner’s home and the offices of Tuskaloosa Exterminate Services, the business his family has owned for over 60 years, as well as why Tyner supported the name of the city’s new high school. after legendary University of Alabama head coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant.

Tyner also said adding sidewalks along University Boulevard between Arcadia Drive and Crescent Ridge Road would be a priority for his seventh term, while stressing that he believed it was the team of members of the most committed board he’s worked with.

“I haven’t felt this good in 24 years because I really believe that advice, every person is out there for the right reasons,” Tyner said. “I believe they are there to represent the people.”

Each episode of “Tuscaloosa Talk” will be hosted by Maddox and released bi-weekly, starting with the initial Monday offer.

“One of the priorities I have identified for this mandate is to continue to make the city’s work more accessible to the people we serve,” said Maddox. “This podcast is another way for members of our community to stay in touch with what’s going on in the city and have the chance to meet the people who make Tuscaloosa one and only.”

“Tuscaloosa Talk” is available to stream on most podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music.

A video of each episode will also be available on

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