Here are the Good Day Alabama for February 15, 2013:
BBJ - Mike Dubberly talked with Ryan Poe from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. They discussed how UAB's new president Dr. Ray Watts could bring some changes and new ideas, how Vulcan Materials Co. is moving forward with plans to slim down ahead of growth in 2013, and how Regions Bank is stepping up to make businesses loans. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD - Mike talks with Jai Courtney about his role in "A Good Day to Die Hard" alongside Bruce Willis. It is open in theaters nationwide this weekend and is rated R. In this "Die Hard" flick, John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. Jai Courtney is Australian. Before this film, he starred in "Spartacus," "Jack Reacher," and more.
JEH JEH LIVE - Big Machines Day is tomorrow from 10am until 4pm at the McWane Science Center. Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, loaders, dozers and cranes! Learn the science of simple machines and participate in fun building programs throughout the day! For more information, visit mcwane.org or call (205) 714-8300.
COMEDIAN - Lynne Koplitz's one-woman show Lynne Koplitz: Functionally Disfunctional premieres this Spring at NYC's Beckett Theatre, and you will be able to see her co-starring alongside Joan River's in We's new reality series Mother Knows Best. Most recently, Lynne was seen starring Dina on IFC's semi-scripted comedy series Z Rock and alongside Cheri Oteri as Fran on AMC's interstitial web series Life Coach. Lynne has been featured on Tru TV's The World's Dumbest Criminals, TBS's Bitcoms, and in a national commercial campaign for Midol. Lynne had her own Comedy Central Presents… ½ hour special, and co-hosted the syndicated TV talk show Life & Style (w/ Kimora Lee Simmons and Jules Asner). For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the Barn Owl. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
THE CLARK SISTERS - The Clark Sisters are an American gospel vocal group consisting of four sisters:Jacky Clark Chisholm, Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard. The Clark Sisters are the daughters of legendary gospel musician and choral director Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. They are credited for helping to bring gospel music to the mainstream and are considered as pioneers of contemporary gospel. Dr. Henry Panion brought them to town for a performance this weekend and we talked with a few of them on Good Day this morning.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, we talk about concusions and your kids - how dangerous are they and how can you protect your children. Jeh Jeh judges the annual Jack's Biscuit Bake-off and brings us all the excitement! Want to get more Vitamin D? We explain why most supplements don't cut it! Dr. Asa Andrew joins us with more advice on the Good Day Challenge and he takes more questions from you! The Bargain Mom has some great deals for us and Stewart Welch joins us to explain a new tax on selling your home. Our Interior Design expert joins us with advice to spruce yo your home! And you get the chance to ask our new gardener plus the children's doctor! We talk hunting and outdoors with our wildlife expert! Comedian Shaun Jones makes us laugh on Friday! And our buddies from the Birmingham Zoo drop by and you'll want to tune in to meet our Pet of the Week. Join us for all of this and more next week on Good Day Alabama!