Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama today:
CPR WEEK - June 1-7 is National CPR Awareness Week and the American Heart Association has extensive resources to help more people learn this life-saving tool at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr. In only one minute, you can learn how to save a life. Trust us, it's worth your time, because 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so the life you save is likely to be someone you know and love. The American Heart Association uses this week to raise awareness about the importance of CPR, and reminding people anyone can learn Hands-Only CPR in about the same amount of time it takes to brush your teeth. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an "out-of-hospital" setting. Hands Only CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. It only takes a minute to learn Hands-Only CPR and become prepared for an emergency. The American Heart Association developed a new Hands-Only™ CPR music-based training video designed to showcase the simplicity and lifesaving benefits of Hands-Only CPR. The video features the wildly-talented A Capella group, Street Corner Symphony, and is available today at heart.org/handsonlycpr. Viewers will learn the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR: 1) If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1; and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the rate of at least 100 beats per minute, the beat of the classic Bee Gees' hit "Stayin' Alive." The video features stars Street Corner Symphony harmonizing to this iconic song and challenges everyone to #KeepTheBeat. Watch it. Share it. Be prepared to act in any emergency. To learn more about the Hands-Only CPR campaign and learn how to save a life visit heart.org/handsonlycpr or facebook.com/AHACPR.
JEH JEH LIVE - ALABASTER CITYFEST - The Alabaster Arts Council hosts Alabaster Cityfest on tomorrow. The family friendly festival will be held at Municipal Park in Alabaster. Scotty McCreery is this year's headliner! The event is free and includes a day full of family friendly fun. There is a children's area, live music, a fun run, and more! Get all the details at alabastercityfest.com.
SWEET TEA TRIO - Sweet Tea Trio takes the stage at 4pm at Alabaster Cityfest tomorrow. "Sweet Tea" is Alabama's dynamic country trio that is currently making its mark on country music. Hailing from three different parts of Alabama, Kate Falcon, Victoria Camp and Savannah Coker joined forces to give country music fans their first taste of an all female trio since groups like the Dixie Chicks and the Pistol Annies. For more information, sweetteatrio.com/home.htm.
BUSINESS HEADLINES - Mike talked with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. They discussed the decision to reinstate UAB sports teams including football and what this means next. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
ZOO CREW - Candace Broeker from the Birmingham Zoo and Chris Bartlett, General Manager of Full Moon BBQ, joined Mike with details on the Zoo Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event this weekend! Purchase your tickets for the all-new Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, June 20 from 5-8pm to celebrate the Zoo's 60th Anniversary and the Year of Alabama Barbeque! During this family event at the Birmingham Zoo, you will be able to enjoy live music by The Whigs, Full Moon Bar-B-Que*, brews* provided by Good People Brewing Company, animal greetings and walkabouts, a bouncy castle, train rides and much more! *Food, tea and water are included in the ticket price. Brews and soft drinks are an additional price. The first 1,000 guests ages 21 and up will receive a complimentary memorabilia cup. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-10 years old. Visit birminghamzoo.com for tickets and more information.
MACC CORVETTE SHOW - Members of the Mid Alabama Corvette Club showed off their Corvettes to get us excited abotu this weekend's Vette Spectacular: All Corvette Show. It is tomorrow from 9am until 3pm at Zamora Shrine Temple (3521 Ratliff Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210). General admission is simply a $5 donation per car load. This event benefits Magic Moments of Alabama. For more information, visit midalcorvette.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, are you kids studying for the SAT this summer? We tell you all that you need to know for the new version! Morgan Murphy is "Off the Eaten Path" again and he hits the road to bring us some great new recipes! We check out the latest news from your favorite celebrities! The specialists join us to take questions and offer advice about your health and your pets! The Savvy Shopper joins us to save you some money! And comedian Jon Reep joins us with a few laughs! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day!