Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 17, 2014:
TWO SPRING GAMES - It's that time of year for spring football games and the schools with the two biggest fan bases in the state kick off Saturday. Mike talked to two sports writers about the games. Travis Reier is senior analyst for BamaOnline.com of the 247sports.com network. Reier has covered Alabama football for BamaOnLine.com since 2003. Reier has covered college football for various media outlets since 1993.
Justin Hokanson is the Managing Editor at www.AuburnSports.com, part of the Yahoo! and Rivals.com Network. I cover Auburn athletics, plus football and basketball recruiting. I write stories, publish video interviews, take photos and run our massively popular message board.
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh was live from the Birmingham
Civil Rights Institute. Today they have some very special guests who have come a long way to see America.
14 ladies from Africa are traveling all over the state of Alabama spreading their message of love and how they are living in Africa. This is a once in a lifetime thing for them and coming on this trip will change their lives forever. They are traveling with Grace Point church.
CENTER POINT HIGH SCHOOL DISTRACTED DRIVERS - Center Point High School students will hear an important message today about what can happen when you're not paying attention behind the wheel. This morning Principal Van Phillips joined us along with Center Point fire Battalion Chief Gene Coleman with quite a visual to make the danger real for students. They have a car on campus that was involved in a fatal accident.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT - The Jefferson County Health Department has a big job. Inspectors work constantly to make sure things that could potentially cause health problems, don't. Dr. Corey Masuca with the health department joined us this morning to talk about some of those inspections.
SKINNY MEALS - In his new book, Skinny Meals: Everything You Need to Lose Weight-Fast, Bob Harper answers the call, offering more than 100 delicious recipes for a terrific variety of power breakfasts, lean lunches, thinner dinners, and satisfying snacks that follow Bob's Rules. More good news: every recipe adheres to the non-negotiable rules for getting to thin. That means that individually, each is Rules-abiding in terms of what should go into every meal, and what time of day you should be eating what kinds of ingredients (protein, carbs, fiber, sodium, etc).
IDOL CHAT - Mike and Sarah talk with Rob and Dana from Magic 96.5 about last night's performances on American Idol.
OUR HOUSE - Amanda LeBlanc showed us how to organize all the paperwork we collect at home. You can learn more from her at www.theamandas.com
SHELBY PET OF THE WEEK - Bob Kuykendall from the Shelby County Humane Society introduces us to a pet that needs a new home. For adoptions, call (205) 669-3916 or visit www.shelbyhumane.org.
COOKING - Chefs from Newk's made a shredded chicken and grape salad.