Dave Mack fell in love with radio at an early age, and after 30 years the affair continues. His radio career has taken him to some great cities but his home has been in Alabama since 1994. Dave was introduced to Alabama in a unique way while attending church at Goshen United Methodist Church on Palm Sunday 1994 when a tornado hit the church killing more than 20 and injuring many more, including Dave. Having an up close and personal experience with Severe weather, Dave has provided long form severe weather coverage on several stations and is involved with public speaking about severe weather preparedness. Dave Mack has lived a unique life that includes stand up comedy as well as hosting his own regional television show, and most recently added "Feature Film Actor" to his resume having co-starred in the feature film "Prodigal". Dave is scheduled to star in two additional feature films in 2012. Dave and his wife LaDonna (a lifelong Alabama resident) have 4 children and multiple pets including Dave's special friend....his chihuahua "Tanner".
He won't be inaugurated until Jan. 20, but for all intents and purposes, Wednesday is Day One of President Obama's second term as he and congressional leaders shift their immediate focus to a crucial lame-duck session.
Together, they face the challenge of dealing with the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a potentially disastrous mix of massive defense cuts, cuts to social programs and tax hikes set to kick in come January, less than two months from now.
So the big question a day after Obama's decisive electoral-vote victory is, will it be gridlock as usual or did Tuesday night's results herald a new era of compromise? The answer is especially urgent in the face of a policy threat that some economists say could trigger another recession if left un-addressed.
“If there is a mandate, it is a mandate to work together,” House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday, adding, “2013 will be different.”