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.