Good Day Alabama for June 26, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for June 26, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for June 26, 2013:

JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us this morning from the South Side Public Works Department location   The Alabama Environmental Council organized and still runs the oldest nonprofit recycling center in the state. It processes close to 2,000 tons of newspaper, glass, plastic, aluminum, mixed paper and cardboard a year. We helped launch state-wide curbside recycling programs, promote recycling education in schools and low-income communities, and operate a toll-free recycling hotline. The AEC recycling center is located at 2431 2nd Avenue North and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Helpful brochures and staff are available to make the center more user-friendly. The recycle center accepts glass, newspaper, aluminum cans, steel/mixed metals, plastic #1, plastic #2, computers/electronics, cell phones, ink cartridges, cardboard, mixed paper, office paper, rechargable batteries, alkaline batteries, car batteries, appliances, steel cans, cork, & textiles. For more information, call (205) 252-7581 or 1-800-982-4364 or visit

ZOO - Mickey visited with Lewis Frohock from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the goats and what's going on at the Birmingham Zoo next week during the Independence Day holiday week. For more information, visit

ASK THE PET DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic joined us to take viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit

- Mike talked with the author of "The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies."  According to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, about 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals.  The Mediterranean Diet is unique and appealing because instead of focusing on restricting certain foods and ingredients, it embraces a variety of food choices that promote freshness, whole grains, healthy fats, more vegetables and less meat. It also promotes understanding proper portion control, and using items like wine and olive oil to create rich flavors. For decades, doctors and nutritional experts have observed and confirmed that Mediterranean countries have much lower occurrences of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes in their citizens than northern European countries and the U.S. The author says five foods to add to your diet are herbs, zest, greek yogurt, fish, and legumes.

GARDENING - Debbie Bartoletti, Director of Marketing Aldridge Gardens, joined us along with aritist Daniel Moore. He is the newest artist in the Aldridge Gardens Art Gallery. You are invited to a 'meet the artist' and opening night reception for Daniel Moore on Thursday, July 11th from 5-7pm at Aldridge Gardens. And Gip Gipson will be playing with Earl 'Guitar' Williams for the kick-off of the summer blues concert series at Aldridge Gardens.  The concert is tomorrow night from 6-8pm.  The public is invited to bring a picnic dinner, refreshments and enjoy some of the Birmingham's finest blues musicians under the stars in the Gardens!  The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.  The concert is rain or shine.  For more information, please visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, learn how you can make a difference on Monday's Ronald McDonald House's Day of Change! Dr. Asa Andrew joins us with his top six fat loss tips without a gym! Headed to Florida this summer? Check out the latest exhibits at the Kennedy Space Center! We give you a sneak peak! And in "Our House" we give you pointers for hanging those pictures and art work around your home! Plus we introduce you to our pet of the week! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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