Good Day Alabama for September 4, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for September 4, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for September 4, 2013:

JEH JEH - Ever dream of a peaceful afternoon, surrounded by creativity, overlooking a gorgeous view, while raising support for a local icon? -Purely Elegant Wedding Statements  P.E.W.S partnered with The Westin Birmingham - will turn that dream into reality this afternoon at The Second Annual Pew Decorating Competition at Vulcan Park and Museum.  Statewide florists, designers, and other creative vendors will showcase their sponsored pew from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Vulcan Park and Museum. With a purchase of only a $5 ticket brides-to-be and curious onlookers from the community alike are invited to see the site showcasing the themed decorated pews, refreshments from Zoe's Kitchen of Vestavia, live music and a Pop Up Shop, of local gifts and favor ideas, sponsored by The Birmingham Bride - Birmingham's new, beautiful resource to stylish brides. Attendees will vote on a winner and runner-up for each season, along with two overall awards: Crowd Favorite and Grand Champion. But, the fun doesn't stop there! For the next week, voting will continue via Facebook. All proceeds will benefit Vulcan Park Foundation. Wedding creative can sponsor a pew for $100; sponsors' theme is one of the four creative categories on a first-come, first-served basis at  For more information, visit

ZOO CREW - Mickey visits with Travis from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Ocelot. For more information, visit

LEE CHILD'S NEVER GO BACK - Lee Child is the author of eighteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers A Wanted Man, Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers The Affair, Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose, as well as the short stories "Second Son" and "Deep Down." For some, his brute strength and sheer physicality are his dominant traits. For others, it's the razor-sharp instincts and mental processes that make him a force to be reckoned with. But no matter the image you have, one thing is for certain-anti-hero Jack Reacher is one of the most iconic protagonists of contemporary suspense fiction.  "Never Go Back" is set in the wilds of South Dakota where Reacher was struck by the voice-and the person with the voice-of Major Susan Turner, who was introduced in 61 Hours. Since 'meeting' her from afar, Reacher has slowly but surely been working his way east, and in NEVER GO BACK, he finally arrives in DC. But instead of walking into her office and meeting Susan face-to-face, Reacher walks into something even he couldn't anticipate-he's told he's been drafted back into the Army.  For more on Lee Child and his new book, visit

- Dr. Bert Duncan, radiation oncologist at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, joins us to take questions about prostate cancer screening and breast cancer screening.  September is prostate cancer awareness month and October is breast cancer awareness month. In Prostate Cancer Screening, the standard test given to screen for prostate cancer is a PSA test. IT is a blood test to check the level of prostate-specific antigen in your blood. This is often done  in conjunction with a digital rectal exam (DRE). Men at average risk of prostate cancer should be screened starting at age 50. Men at higher than average risk should be screened starting at age 40 or 45. Prostate cancer is very rare in men younger than 40, but the chance of having prostate cancer rises rapidly after age 50. About 6 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are found in men over the age of 65. Prostate cancer occurs more often in African-American men and Jamaican men of African ancestry than in men of other races. Having a father or brother with prostate cancer more than doubles a man's risk of developing this disease. In Breast Cancer Screening, yearly mammograms  for women are recommended starting at age 40. A clinical breast exam should be part of a periodic health exam and women should do self-exams each month. Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care providers. Besides being female, age is a woman's single most important risk factor for developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.  Only 10% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease. Over 90% of the individuals who develop breast cancer have no family history.

GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joins us to discuss fun September plantings.  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

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART - The Birmingham Museum of Art uses contemporary art to commemorate the Civil Rights bombing. The deaths of six black Birmingham adolescents on September 15, 1963, and that day's painful legacy within the community are the genesis and subject of Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project presented by PNC, a suite of 16 large-scale black and white photographic diptych portraits of 32 Birmingham girls, women, boys, and men, and of the single-channel video, 9.15.63. As the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham approaches, photographer Dawoud Bey pays homage to some of the youngest victims of the Civil Rights Movement, killed that day: Addie Mae Collins (14), Denise McNair (11), Carole Robertson (14), and Cynthia Wesley (14), Virgil Ware (13) and Johnny Robinson (16). Working with the Museum's Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ron Platt, Bey recruited members of the Birmingham community to sit for the portraits. The subjects represent the ages of the young victims at the time of their deaths, and the ages they would be today, had they lived. He photographed 75 subjects over several months beginning in 2012, at Museum and at Bethel Baptist Church, which was ground zero for Birmingham's resistance movement. Bey displays the photographs in pairs, the younger subjects with the older, establishing a tangible reality of the lives lost.

The Birmingham Project is part of a series of contemporary art exhibitions organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art, which memorializes the Civil Rights Movement. The Birmingham Project compliments a community-wide initiative, 50 Years Forward, designed to mark and address the fiftieth anniversary of a pivotal year in American Civil Rights history, 1963, when a series of events drew international focus on Birmingham. Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project presented by PNC will be on display at the Birmingham Museum of Art from Sepember 8 - December 2, 2013. For more information, visit!

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Birmingham's ArtWalk is this weekend and we check out all the excitement that goes with it! Jeh Jeh's Revvin' for Research!  He explains how we can get involved to benefit a great cause! Want to get your tickets to the BBVA Compass Bowl? You can do it now and we check out all the excitement already planned around this event! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with deals for your family! In Our House we show you how to unclog a drain! And our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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