Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 14, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE - The Birmingham Museum of Art has a ton of fun, FREE spring break activities going on for kids and families, including a kid friendly exhibition on HIPPOS. For complete details, visit http://www.artsbma.org/. Jeh Jeh checked out two great exhibits this morning. Earlier this year the Birmingham Museum of Art became the first museum in the country to dedicate a permanent gallery space solely to African ceramics. With over 400 clay vessels and figures, the Museum's collection of African Ceramics is the largest in the United States. And the Birmingham Museum of Art presents Hip, Hippo, Hooray! an unprecedented exhibition of custom porcelain from The Hippopotamus Service which features the images of real hippopotami from 6 continents and 33 countries. Hip, Hippo, Hoorary! will include 60 pieces of porcelain plates, bowls, cups, and saucers. Each individual piece is hand-painted with a different view of hippopotami in natural settings, yawning, eating grass, swimming, or bobbing just above the water line. Hip, Hip, Hooray! is free and open to the public until June 16, 2013.
EASTER FASHION - Cecilia Pearson with Alabama Baby & Child Magazine joined us with a look at Easter Outfit ideas for kids. For more ideas and information, visit albabymag.com.
PARENTING - Dr. Wayne Fleisig is a Psychologist with Children's Hospital. He joins us with advice on parenting as a team. Here's what he had to say:
1 - Regularly discuss the major issues
2 - Figure out compromises that you can each live with
3 - Inform the child in advance about the rules and expectations
4 - Follow through with whatever is agreed upon
5 - On minor issues, support each other's decisions
PREP FOR COLLEGE - Most people think it's impossible to be a student without a student loan. They take out thousands of dollars in loans without considering all their options, comparing the costs, or even realizing how much they'll owe after four years. As high school seniors prepare for college and start looking at their options it's important they, and their parents, understand how to avoid mistakes that can leave them struggling for years to come. Rachel Cruze has helped thousands of teens and parents when it comes to preparing for college. Rachel offers advice to help parents and teens prepare for covering the costs of college. She offers the Custom College Guide that shows teens how to go to college debt free. This morning, she said:
· Avoid student loans - It's possible to go to college without going into debt.
· Compare the costs of each school - Figure out how much money you have to pay for school and compare the cost of each potential school.
· Go to a school you can afford - Look at all your options including in-state schools or even a community college.
· Find FREE money - Apply for as many scholarships as possible and look at eligible grants.
· Get a job! - Just because you're a student doesn't mean you can't work. Get a part-time job and work full-time during summers.
The Custom College Guide gives you a step-by-step guide for going to college debt-free. It is customized based on your specific information, including side-by-side comparison of up to 6 colleges of your choice. It only takes 15 to 20 minutes to answer questions and you receive the book in 3 to 5 days. For more information visit daveramsey.com or call 855-402-6646.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - Harlem Globetrotter Flight Time Lang joined us in the studio. The Harlem Globetrotters Partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the Fight Against Breast Cancer and they're playing in Birmingham this week - on Sunday at the Pete Hanna Center. Globetrotters introduce pink basketballs on their 2013 "you write the rules" tour to show their support for the cause & share message with their fans.
PET OF THE WEEK - Hailey Rogers with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! His name is Otis. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh learns some new skills... Roping and riding at the Magic City Black Rodeo! We kick of St. Patrick's Day Weekend with some Irish dancers, music, and more! The top 10 performed last night on American Idol and one heads home tonight! We talk with the contestant booted off the show tonight about the journey, the new judges, and what's next! Comedian John Moses joins us in the studio with a few laughs! And Grammy winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman has a new release for his fans and we talk with him to get the scoop on it! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!