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Good Day Alabama for May 9, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for May 9, 2013:

JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us this morning to talk about E-waste Recycle Day! You are invited to the Great American Clean-up Free Electronic Recycle Day at Linn Park today from 8am until 12pm. Drive by Linn Park along Short 20th Street. In honor of Keep America Beautiful's annual Great American Clean-up campaign, the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission hosts this event to allow citizens to recycle their Electronic waste for free! Accepted items for recycle day: personal computers, televisions, monitors, LCD TVs, flat screen monitors, VCRs, radios, stereos, DVD players, microwaves, power supplies, rechargeable batteries, vacuums, banking equipment, telephones, pagers, networking equipment, laptops, keyboards, mice, power cables, non-hazardous medical equipment, printers, copy machines, servers, hubs, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, remotes, modems, projectors, and cameras. Items not accepted: refrigerators, washers, clothes dryers, dish washers, mercury containing devices (thermometers, fire alarms), hazardous chemicals/materials, light bulbs, florescent bulbs, bio waste.

DR. F - Dr. Wayne Fleisig, a psychologist with Children's Hospital, joined us this morning with a few pointers on how to leave the job stress at work! He advises us to note let stress build during the day; take a few minutes at the end of the day to "end" the work day; Set rules and boundaries for yourself; deal with any work stress before you get home; and set strategies for dealing with work stress that resurfaces at home.

JON ACUFF - Jon Acuff joined us with his latest book - START. His message resonates with audiences from their 20's to their 60's.  In his book and with us today he explains "How to Reinvent Yourself at Any Age."  He offers advice for people who feel stuck in their jobs, whether they are overqualified, or feel like they have reached a dead end. His advice also works for them many people who are having to consider "encore" careers to beef up their retirement savings.  The content from START. will encourage you to get past your fears, get unstuck and get moving again.. For more information, visit

YOGURT MOUNTAIN HEALTHY SNACKS - Julie Wade from Yogurt Mountain joined us with a look at heart healthy snack ideas. They let us sample several flavors. Yogurt Mountain is one of the main supporters for this year's American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon... It is tomorrow at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover.  The Go Red for Women Campaign celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. To learn more about the Go Red campaign, hear inspiring survivor stories, and get your tickets to the luncheon - visit

- Mike and Janice talked with Rob and Jeannine with Magic 96.5 about American Idol. The top 3 performed last night for your votes. Each contestant sang three songs - one picked by mentor Jimmy Iovine, one by the judges and one by the show's producers.  Tune in tonight at 7pm to find out who heads home and who makes it to the finale. Also, last year's American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez makes a guest appearance on the season finale of Glee tonight at 8pm.

- Mike talked with Meredith Jones and Jacquelyn Smith from Jones-Warren Construction to show us some of the tools. Women are handy too and just in time for Mother's Day we look at what Mom should have in her toolbox. Did you know that tools come in special sizes to make it easier for a woman to handle?  We suggest they have a toolbox all their own and keep it in a handy location for small projects like hanging pictures, fixing a stuck drawer, etc. They say a woman's toolbox should include a Tape Measure, a Hammer (special size 8" to 10" claw hammer with a smooth face), 2 screwdrivers - flat head and philips head (at least 6-inches long), cutters (not scissors or kitchen shears), pliers, an adjustable wrench, and a torpedo level

. For more information, visit

GBHS PET OF THE WEEK - Hailey Rogers with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Kiyomi. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit

-  Chef Pruitt from Todd English P.U.B. joined us this morning to introduce the Mother's Day special his restaurant will be serving on Mother's Day!  Todd English P.U.B. will offer a special menu on May 12. The Mother's Day menu includes a choice of special appetizer, entrée and dessert for $30 and will be offered in addition to the restaurant's signature Sunday brunch.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, only two remain on American Idol. One contestant heads home tonight and we talk with her tomorrow live on the Good Day! Birmingham's Bargain Mom joins us in the studio with some great deals for your family this weekend! Comedian James Gregory joins us in the studio with a few laughs! And TNA Wrestling Superstar Joseph Park also joins us in the studio.... Maybe he can teach Mike and Mickey a few moves! Join us for all of that and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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