Good Day Alabama for May 1, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for May 1, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for May 1, 2013:

JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us this morning to preview the "Light Dreams" festival. For "Light Dreams," the ASC continues its mission to curate and create community arts experiences, and this combination of art and technology on such a grand scale has never before been seen in Birmingham. For this digital art and music festival, which is free and open to everyone, the entire southern façade of the ASC building will be wrapped in fabric and transformed into a giant projection screen. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights outside the ASC at 1200 10th Ave. South. For more information, visit www.AlysStephens.org

ZOO - Mickey visited with Travis Coty from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the zoo run for painted dogs. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

DAVID BALDACCI'S THE HIT - David Baldacci joined us this morning to talk about his latest novel, "The Hit!" His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide and more than 3 million ebooks have been sold.  A lifelong Virginian, Baldacci was born in Richmond in 1960. He received his Bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., as both a trial and corporate attorney, before becoming a full-time writer. Baldacci also established the innovative Feeding Body & MindSM program in partnership with Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S., to donate books to families in need. Baldacci and his family live in Northern Virginia.  For more information about the author, please visit www.davidbaldacci.com

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. James Isobe joined us this morning to take questions on how to get rid of unsightly leg veins! Dr. James Isobe is a Board-certified general surgeon and phlebologist and Physician with the Vein Center at BHC Hoover. Some 80 million adults suffer from varicose and spider veins. Spider veins are different from varicose veins. Spider veins are the red or blue veins on the surface of the skin, while varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins with a rope-like appearance. Varicose veins are almost always caused by venous reflux where the veins don't work as well and backward blood flow causes pooling in the lower legs. Without treatment more varicose veins as well as symptoms will increase. Vein treatment has come a long way over the decades with the use of minimally invasive techniques that are less uncomfortable for patients and allow you to return to your daily activities faster. These days more than 90 percent of procedures for vein treatment are covered by insurance. Dr. Isobe will be hosting a free vein screening event at his office on May 9th from 2:30-4:30pm. Call (205) 949-9289 for an appointment. Visit BaptistVeinCenter.org for more information.

GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joined us to discuss colorful spring annuals.  For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is (205) 879-3839. Or you can email him at jonculver6@gmail.com.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh takes us to Trussville for the scoop on the Trussville City Fest and how it changed from the annual Dog Daze Festival! Attorney General Luther Strange joins us in the studio to discuss major issues facing our state. Where is the love? The expert joins us to take your questions about relationships. Be sure to email us at gda@wbrc.com or send us a message on Facebook and we'll ask the expert for you! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals! We catch up with Rob and Jeannine from Magic 96 for their thoughts on tonight's American Idol's top four performances! It's time to break out the grill and fire it up for some great cookouts! In "Our House" we show you how to get it cleaned up and ready to go! And while we introduce you to the pet of the week, we also give you the scoop on how you can enjoy some dinner and drinks to benefit the animals at the Shelby County Humane Society. Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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