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Good Day Alabama for November 14, 2012

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 14, 2012...

JEH JEH LIVE - The Alabama Civic Chorale, a chorus of 100 from throughout Alabama, cordially invites you to attend the 65th Annual Presentation of: Handel's Messiah under the direction of Bebe Clark Kok. It will be on Sunday afternoon at 3pm at Riverchase United Methodist Church (1953 Old Montgomery Highway, Hoover). For more information, visit

- Mickey visits with Celeste Harris from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Pallas Cat. For more information, visit

TASTE - Heather Lawrence is the head chef at Trio's - a new restaurant in Trussville. She joined us along with Diane Poole - Executive Director of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce - with details on TASTE. The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) presents the 4th Annual TASTE, Trussville's Art Show and Tasting Event on Thursday, November 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Trussville Civic Center. TASTE features food samples from area restaurants and bakeries, a regional art show with quality art available for purchase, live entertainment by Mark Dunn, and a cash bar. Art will be available for purchase in several different categories including watercolor, oil/acrylic painting, mixed media, photography, and more. Artist space is still available. This year, there will also be a "Crowd Favorite Prize," and TASTE patrons will select the recipient of a $250 cash prize! In addition, patrons who vote will be eligible for a $25 gift card! Advance tickets for TASTE are $20 and are available at the chamber office (225 Parkway Drive) and at other Trussville locations. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $30. Restaurants and artists are being confirmed. For a list of confirmed participants to date, or for more info, please visit

- Dr. Janelle Townes, endocrinologist at St. Vincent's East, St. Vincent's St. Clair, and St. Vincent's Blount, joined us to take viewer questions about diabetes.

GARDENING - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Bethany O'Rear discusses a new pest in the Birmingham area - the Kudzu bug. Kudzu bugs have actively been eating plants all summer. Now with cooler temperatures, they are looking for winter shelter. Homes and home gardens are great overwintering habitats. They are especially attracted to light surfaces. Kudzu bugs are not beetles. They are nuisance stink bugs and are olive green to brown in color, with a squared tail. They are about the size of an Asian lady beetle. Native to Asia, they were first discovered in Georgia in 2009 and have since spread to several southeastern states including Alabama. In 2010 Kudzu bugs were found in two counties in Alabama. Now they are in 43. Don't let the name fool you - while they do eat kudzu, they also eat other crops such as soybeans and green beans. They have also been found on figs and wisteria. To control them you can try exclusion or insecticide. You can seal and caulk all cracks and crevices in your home (around windows & doors). Or you can use a pyrethroid insecticide but you must apply it directly to the insect. Be sure to read the label of any product you purchase. The label is the law. This method is not recommended due to the sheer amount of insecticide needed to treat this pest. These insects migrate in huge numbers and it is virtually impossible to kill all of them using an insecticide.

- Laura Brooks-Bright with Whole Foods joined us with a look at turkeys. She explained the difference between Fresh/Never Frozen Turkeys, Fresh Brined Turkey, Organic Turkey, Nature's Rancher Frozen Turkey, and more. She also showed us how they look when prepared. For more information, visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, People Magazine names Alabama native Channing Tatum the Sexiest Man Alive for 2012! We talk with the editors at People for the scoop on how they made that decision and who else made the list! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in store fronts and most everywhere you go! Jeh Jeh takes us to the Shops of Grande River as they prepare to get the season underway! Just in time to impress your family with a new recipe for Thanksgiving we check in with Southern Living Contributing Editor, authority on southern cooking and ninth-generation southerner Rebecca Lang about her new "Southern Living Around the Southern Table" cookbook. And our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio ... that and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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