Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for January 3, 2013:
BBVA COMPASS BOWL - The BBVA Compass Bowl is tomorrow. And tonight fans are invited to a Street in the Five Points area. Kick off is tomorrow. Vanderbilt faces Houston at Legion Field. Clare took us live to the Street Fest in Five Points to get the scoop and she caught up with Vandy's Coach James Franklin. We also caught up with Houston's Coach Tony Levine.
JEH JEH LIVE - Monster Jam® returns to Birmingham this weekend! The annual motor sports spectacle is one of Birmingham's largest stadium events of the year! The Advance Auto Parts MONSTER JAM® makes its return to Birmingham when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into the BJCC tomorrow at 2 and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. The Monster Jam is one of Birmigham's most popular stadium events, A huge field of monster trucks will compete in side-by-racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition. Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Pablo Huffaker, Wolverine driven by Aaron Basl, Spider-ManT driven by Bari Musawwir, Gunslinger driven by Scott Hartsock, War Wizard driven by Randy Moore, Strait Jacket driven by Kevin King, Fatal Attraction driven by Jeff Murphy and Monster Energy driven by Coty Saucier. Tickets range in price from $10-$50. Tickets are available at the BJCC Arena Box Office, Local Birmingham Publix Locations, all Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or Charge By Phone at (800) 745-3000.).
BBJ - Sarah talked with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. He gave us an overview of what to expect in 2014. They discussed healthcare, real estate, and banking. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
MIKE IN PASADENA - Mike Dubberly joined us live from California with the latest on the Auburn & Florida State teams gearing up for the National Championship Game on Monday night.
POWER OF HABIT - New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Charles Duhigg joined us with his new book - THE POWER OF HABIT: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.Charles gave us advice to make the most out of your new year's resolutions, how to remake your body through new eating and exercise habits, and how to design great habits that transform families and lives. In the New York Times bestseller, THE POWER OF HABIT, Duhigg takes readers to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. We discover how habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, why some people transform how they think and what we've learned about the neurology of why certain New Year's resolutions stick. We go inside Target superstores, Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, top 40 radio stations, and the nation's largest hospitals to see how implementing so-called keystone habits can mean the difference between failure and success, new bodies and new lives and kids who become superstars (and eat their broccoli). Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize winning investigative reporter for The New York Times where he has most recently been the lead writer for its front-page series on Apple. He is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards, and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. He is a frequent contributor to This American Life, Dr. Oz, NPR, PBS's NewsHour, and Frontline. Duhigg has spoken to audiences as varied as MIT (where he keynoted the 2010 engineering conference), the SC Johnson Company, TED and the Pasadena Art and Science Festival. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, Duhigg lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a unique parrot. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - 3 Big Comedians share one StarDome stage. Between them you've seen them on BET's Comic View, Showtime, HBO, Comedy Central plus Theatre's, Arenas and concerts all over the US. Comedians Marvin Dixon, Lester Bibbs and Cocoa Brown will drive this comedy show all way home this weekend! For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, we take you live to Pasadena for all of the excitement surrounding the National Championship game! Lots of New Year's Resolutions dealing with diets so we check out a few of the latest on the market... The 17 Day Diet and the Sugar Smart Diet! Make a New Year's Resolution dealing with money? We look at your best investment strategy for 2014! The heart doctor joins us to take your questions! We check out new books for you to enjoy, and we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Comedian Carlos Mencia brings us some laughs and the Bargain Mom brings us some great deals! And we take you live to the Consumer Electronics Show to check out the latest gizmos and gadgets to help you out this year! And Dr. Asa joins us with advice on how to avoid winter colds with some immune boosting foods! Join us for all of this and more next week on Good Day Alabama!