Good Day Alabama for July 4, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for July 4, 2014

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for July 4, 2014:

TERRI LIVE WITH THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN - For decades, Thunder on the Mountain has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama—and this year will be no exception. Tonight at 9 p.m., Thunder on the Mountain 2014 will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham's beloved iron man, Vulcan. Free to the public, this year's show will last approximately 20 minutes and will feature a variety of firework shells that will brighten the sky with new colors and patterns. The show will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack that will feature a mix of patriotic favorites and popular music.

BBJ - Mike talked with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal discuss local business headlines. They discussed how global firms are investing more in Birmingham and auto lending revs up. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.

HEALTHY TRAVEL - Many of us spend a lot of time researching the details our summer vacations – from airfare, to hotels, to attractions, and more.  But what we often forget is how to stay healthy and what to do if you or someone you're travelling with gets sick while we're away.  Consumer Reports compiled a list of strategies to help us plan for safer and healthier trips this summer – Deputy Health Editor Trisha Calvo joined us with the details. Consumer Reports says there ways we can plan ahead to prevent getting sick or in case of a emergency while on vacation. Check your insurance coverage, identify where to get medical help, stash your medicine. Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares, and the best hotel deals. But planning how to stay healthy and what to do if they happen to get sick usually isn't part of their preparation. It should be. Follow these strategies to stay well while you're away from home:
    1. Check your insurance coverage
    2. Download your health records
    3. Find where to get medical help
    4. Stash medicines in your carry-on
    5. Baby your back
    6. Don't sit still
    7. Outsmart germs
    8. Drink a lot of water
    9. Watch what you eat and drink
    10. Prevent traveler's diarrhea
For more information, visit  http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/05/10-ways-to-stay-healthy-on-vacation/index.htm

ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall  joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the Opossum and discuss the July 4th weekend activities. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.

COMEDIAN - Steve Brown is one of today's rising comedy stars. His trademark high-pitched voice and high-energy physical antics sets him apart from the rest. Through prayer, hard work and dedication, Steve has accomplished national exposure on many different occasions. He has been showcased on top rated shows such as: Russell Simon's Def comedy Jam, a favorite on BET's top rated show Comic View, and Tom Joyner Morning Show. Steve Brown is one of today's rising comedy stars. His trademark high-pitched voice and high-energy physical antics sets him apart from the rest. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.

LEARN TO READ
- The new "Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends!" box sets are based on the latest early literacy research and features Common Core Standards connections, including sight word vocabulary, simple text, strong picture support, and character and plot. Since 1957, the My Very First I Can Read! series has hooked children on reading and given them confidence to read on their own. The My Very First I Can Read! "Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends!" box sets are part of a comprehensive reading program based on the latest early literacy research. Written by educator and literacy specialist Dr. Julie M. Wood, this Common Core–aligned program features important Common Core State Standards connections, including sight word vocabulary, simple text, strong picture support, and character and plot.

GRILLING - John Coon from House of Q joined us with some grilling tips! He showed us how to make Chipotle Lime Grilled Corn, Grilled Summer Salad, St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs, Beef Ribs, Glazed Pork Tenderloin, and Grilled Pineapple & Berry Delight.
    Need to learn the Basics of BBQ? Sign up for our BBQ 101 cooking classes held all year long. Classes last around 6 hours and cover purchase to prep to plate. Various meats as well as how to build and maintain a fire. The next class is on July 12th. This is a hands on class to teach you the basics of grilling and smoking as well as meat selection, prep and the entire cooking process, fire building, maintaining temperatures of the pit as well as the internal temps of your products, when to pull them, rubs and seasonings, and injections and how to apply it to the meat. You will also learn about how to make rubs, injections , sauces & glazes and when to apply them. and you will cook salad,vegetables and a desert all on the flames. You will learn complete techniques for beef brisket, boston butts, spare ribs, chicken 3 ways, pork loin 4 ways, steaks, kabobs,pizza, grilled salad, 2 sides and a desert all on smokers & grills. The cost $250 per person, $100 for a second guest, $50 for a spouse, and $650 for groups of 4. Classes are at 20203 US Highway 11 North, Steele, AL 35987. For more information, call 205-369-8330.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, we show you how to create your own Declaration of Financial Independence in Money Tuesday! We talk with Richard Marx who releases his first album in ten years! Rachel Cruze, daughter of financial guru Dave Ramsey, joins us with financial advice for your college students... and how you can teach them good money management! The Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals to save you money! The Love Doctor joins us with advice to save your relationship! Jimmy Rockett joins us with some advice for your garden! Dr. Asa explains the top supplements every man needs. We get the scoop on Art on the Rocks, we bring you the latest celebrity news in the Best in Buzz, and we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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