Good Day Alabama for March 19, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for March 19, 2014

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 19, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE - It's that time again! Tragic City Rollers are super excited to kick off the 2014 season on March 22. Your very own Tragic City All Stars will be going up against the Rome Rollergirls from Rome, GA. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 online. The fun will continue at Stillwater Pub for the official afterparty. All home bouts are played at Zamora Shrine Temple located at 3521 Ratliff Rd Birmingham, AL 35210. This is a family friendly event, with kids 8 and under getting in for free, so bring the whole gang! And don't forget to bring donations for the Sally Slaughter Charity Drive benefiting the A.skate Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit http://tragiccityrollers.com.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Susan Russell from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Ocelot. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

RETIREMENT - According to the 24th annual Retirement Confidence Survey, Americans' retirement confidence shows signs of recovery, particularly among retirees, after seven years of steady decline. Though it's a long way from the historic highs seen during the survey's 24-year history, 18 percent of workers now say they are very confident about having enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years, up from a record low of 13 percent last year. The story is even better among retirees:  28 percent are now very confident, a leap from only 18 percent last year. Despite the improvement, many of the warning signs about lack of preparation have not changed. The 2014 survey finds that there is a clear disparity in confidence between those who are saving already and those who are not. Following the release of the survey on March 18th, retirement savings expert Greg Burrows and EBRI Education Director Nevin Adams discussed the complete new survey results with Clare.  The Retirement Confidence Survey by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute is a comprehensive study of the attitudes and behaviors of American workers and retirees toward all aspects of saving, retirement planning, and long-term financial security. The RCS contains a core set of questions that is asked annually, providing trend data on how people's views towards a variety of money management issues have changed over time. This is the 24thannual Retirement Confidence Survey, the longest-running survey of its kind on Americans' attitudes about and preparation for retirement.


ASK THE DOCTOR
- Dr. Peily Soong from Children's Hospital took viewer questions about childrens' health issues. For more information, visit www.ChildrensAL.org.  

GARDENING - Fred Spicer, Executive Director of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, joins us to discuss what all is going on at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this month.  He tells us about the Cherry Blossom Festival and the upcoming plant sale. For more information, call (205) 414-3950 or visit bbgardens.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we recap the American Idol's top 10 performances and talk with local radio hosts Rob and Dana from Magic 96 for their take on this season's talent! Our Cullinary Nutritionist joins us with a great new recipe for your family to enjoy with lots of health benefits for you! Speaking of health... why is community so important for your health? We talk with the experts from the Jefferson County Health Department! Need some new clothes for spring? Find out how you can clean out your old clothes for a great cause to make space for some great deals on new ones! And we introduce you to our pet of the week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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