Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama today:
TERRI LIVE - You might not think of Tuscaloosa as a Spring Break location, especially for college students, but several groups of them are here this week, doing service work. These students are actually from Massachusetts, doing some work with Habitat for Humanity, on their Spring Breaks. Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa is actually working toward its 100th house in Tuscaloosa. It plans to build the 100th house in 100 hours, during a "Build Blitz" on April 21-24. For more details, visit habitattuscaloosa.org.
BBJ - Bryan Davis with the Birmingham Business Journal joined us to discuss local business headlines. They discussed what Birmingham really thinks about Birmingham as they polled local people to find out the good, the bad, and the ugly of the city. They also discussed how the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Comprehensive Cancer Center looks to extend a key end-of-life cancer treatment program that could be a model for other providers nationwide and new developments in Vestavia. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
CLARE LIVE - Runners can join with the Junior League of Birmingham and the Birmingham Barons tomorrow to take Small Steps to End Childhood Obesity in the 5k for Kids and 1 Mile Fun Run -open to children 12 and under. Alabama leads the nation as being one of the most obese and overweight states in the U.S. This puts our children at greater risk for becoming obese. The Junior League of Birmingham recognizes the importance of preventing childhood obesity. To make better nutritional choices and encourage healthier lifestyles, the Junior League is planning the 5th Annual 5K for Kids tomorrow at Regions Field. The 5k Start Time is 9:00 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 9:45 a.m. This is a great family friendly event for runners and walkers of all experience levels and ages! The day includes a chip timed, well-marked course. 5k runners receive a technical t-shirt. Fun Run runners receive a cotton t-shirt and finisher's medal. There will be awards for overall male, female, team, and age group. There will also be an expo including bouncy houses, information about healthy eating, free food and more and a post race party. A portion of each 5k entry fee helps sponsor a child to run in the 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration is available at active.com or you can register onsite at the race. You can also visit the Junior League of Birmingham's website- jlbonline.com/5kforkids for more details or call 205-879-9861. The race is the culmination of a unique educational program provided to select elementary schools in the Birmingham City School System designed to educate and motivate our youth to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Students from these schools are also invited to participate, free of charge, on race day! The Yummy Van is a kitchen on wheels aimed at teaching children about healthy foods. Emblazoned with a bright food group pyramid on its exterior, the van may be seen sitting side-by-side other food trucks at events at places such as Railroad Park and Pepper Place as well as community event. The van's purpose is to be used as a teaching tool for onsite cooking demonstrations not food sales. The Yummy Van is an extension of the Junior League's Kids in the Kitchen program which goes into schools to teach students about healthy foods in the league's ongoing efforts to battle childhood obesity. The van is equipped with a gas range cooktop, a microwave, a prep sink and a hand washing sink, among other things. The van also has a flat screen television on the its exterior so groups can watch cooking demonstrations that are going on live inside the van. The project was funded by the Junior League and its Beeson Fund. Alabama Power and the Daniel Foundation are also supporters.
COMEDIAN - Greg Morton has been described as having "an animated presence." Not surprising when you read his credentials. Greg worked as an animator on such shows as the Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show and the New Flintstone's. His voice-over talents can be heard on such shows as Robocop and Police Academy - the cartoon series. He has directed several Saturday morning cartoon hits including ABC's Hammerman - MC Hammer - and The Legend of White Fang for HBO. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at 205- 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
FOUR BLOOD MOONS - A theatrical one night event on March 23, "Four Blood Moons" explores a rare lunar phenomenon that over the centuries has occurred at times of both tragedy and triumph for the Jewish people. It is based on Pastor John Hagee's New York Times best-selling book. John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members. His John Hagee Ministries broadcasts his national radio and television teachings throughout America and in 249 nations worldwide. He is the author of 35 major books including several New York Times best-sellers. He founded and is the national chair of Christians United for Israel, a grassroots association through which every pro-Israel Christian ministry, para-church organization or American can speak and act with one voice to support Israel in matters related to biblical issues. Based on Hagee's New York Times bestseller, "Four Blood Moons" is a one-day only movie event. Produced by Rick Eldridge and directed by Academy Award® winner Keith Merrill, "Four Blood Moons" is a compelling docudrama combining scripture, science, history and big-screen live action. Previous Four Blood Moon cycles heralded the discovery of America, the Holocaust, the creation of Israel and the return of Jerusalem to the Jewish state. Now with upheaval in the Middle East, growing anti-Semitism in Europe, and rising terror worldwide—Israel may face a nuclear threat. "Four Blood Moons" is a must-see film about how God communicates his work in our world today. For more information and locations, visit fourbloodmoonsmovie.com/
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Hermann's Tortoise. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.