James Spann to Speak at Transportation Museum in Tuscaloosa May 30
May 16, 2013
uscaloosa, Ala. – The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum will host a limited seating lunch and discussion with ABC 33/40 meteorologist, James Spann, Thursday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. in correlation with the current exhibit, “Listening to the Storm: a Natural Disaster in Retrospective.”Spann’s discussion at the Transportation Museum will include topics such as severe weather in the southeast and disaster preparedness. He also will recount his first-hand experience of reporting on April 27, 2011 and how communities recover after natural disasters.The current exhibit chronicles stories of Tuscaloosa’s first responders, volunteers, survivors and community leaders on the day of the April 27, 2011 tornado. The display of oral histories, documentaries and photographs show Tuscaloosa’s progress two years into the recovery. The exhibit will run through June 7.Spann began his career in Tuscaloosa in 1973 at WTBC-AM radio. He is the founder of The Weather Company and has been named Alabama’s best weather anchor nine times by the Associated Press.Tickets to this event are $10, include lunch and need to be ordered by Tuesday, May 28. For more information about purchasing tickets for this event, contact the museum directly at 205-248-4931, call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 or visit the website at www.mwwtm.com. The Transportation Museum is located at 1901 Jack Warner Parkway.