Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 30, 2012:
JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us live this morning to talk about the 7th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar! The 7th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar to be held in the Forest Park South Avondale business districts from November 30 through December 2, 2012. More than 40 artists and crafts from all over the state will be selling their handcrafted wares inside storefronts and offices along 41st Street South, the Forest Park commercial district and at Bottletree café. Local merchants in the area, including retailers and restaurants, will be offering holiday sales and special menus during the weekend event. Call 591-3707 for more info! "The Craft Bazaar is an example of what is great about Forest Park South Avondale. From local artists to locally owned and operated businesses, Forest Park South Avondale is all about keeping dollars in the community. Why shop with a national retailer when you can shop locally?," said REV Birmingham District Manager James Little. For more information visit www.revbirmingham.org.
BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL - We talked with Ryan Poe with the Birmingham Business Journal about the top business headlines. International sales for the Pelham-based Alignment Simple Solutions LLC have been booming. Overall sales are up 499 percent from last year. And also, according to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex the BJCC acquired two new tenants this week which means the $70 million entertainment district is nearly half leased! Also this morning, Mike and Ryan discussed a situation with Milo's. The menus now say the restaurant's tea is "fresh-brewed in-store (not affiliated with Milo's Famous Tea)," and if you ask for Milo's Famous Tea, you'll be told the restaurants no longer sell the popular beverage. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
BETTY CROCKER DESSERTS - Kristen Olsen joined us this morning with the Betty Crocker Red Hot Holiday Trends! She gives us some fresh ideas for those holiday parties! After months of research, the Betty Crocker Kitchens food experts have selected the trends that will be red hot this holiday season. See the exciting, fresh food ideas that are making the mark from coast to coast and get inspired. The hot food trends include traditional sweets with a modern twist include amped up flavors and cookies with a surprise baked inside and baking with kids continues to be popular, especially during the Holidays, as it's both fun and educational. Betty draws inspiration from popular children's characters for the recipe ideas for this trend.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the hedgehog. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - Killer Beaz joined us this morning with the Stardome. Beaz continues to use his successful formula of high energy with universal appeal as one of the nations top comics touring theatres and large clubs throughout the country. "Save Up!" Find out more about this "King of Comedy!" as he is hailed by the Clarion-Ledger at www.killerbeaz.com , and don't miss an opportunity to catch "The Best Buzz in Town"...you'll be stung for life!!! For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com
HEROES TO ME - After months of searching, Jeff Busby still has not found the little boy who inspired his song, "Heroes to Me." However, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helped him find nearly a dozen other young cancer patients to star in the music video, a portion of which was filmed in Jasper in late June. Busby, who works at Regional Paramedical Services, was given permission to turn a portion of the facility into a combination of a hospital setting and movie studio for a day. The children who responded to Busby's request for actors shared their screen time with a local soldier, paramedic, police officer, firefighter and football star. The song and video are about how those cultural heroes are inspired by children battling cancer. Busby wrote "Heroes to Me" several years ago after transporting a young leukemia patient from Walker Baptist Medical Center's emergency room to Children's Hospital. Although he can't recall the child's name, age or year that they met, he has never forgotten his courage. The two bonded on the ride to Birmingham by talking about their dogs. Busby said that even though the young man's body was worn down from cancer treatments and double pneumonia, all he wanted to know was how soon he could go home and play with his dog.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, lots of great acts coming to the Alys Stephens Center in the coming year! We check out the line up! The holiday season is upon us.... We look at the latest in shapewear so you can look your best at all the parties! With the stress of the holidays, many people over do it! We talk with a doctor about how to manage the aches and pains of the holidays. And whether it's you or a loved one, depression is very real for many people at the holidays for all sorts of reasons. We talk with the doctor about how to handle this with your family. We turn to the experts for a look at gift ideas for older kids on your list! And get all of your holiday wrapping done for you! We explain how you can get it done while helping local families in need! We check out the goodies at a "Free for All" - it's a free yard sale basically! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals! We look at what's new on book shelves. Comedian Karen Mills comes to town! Jeh Jeh helps us work out, takes us to the Cirque de Symphony, and checks out the NCAA Men's College Cup! And as always, you get your chance to ask the gardener! That and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!