Good Day Alabama: Oct. 8, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Oct. 8, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - The Southern Women's Show returns to the BJCC this week with four days of celebrity guests, exciting new features, exclusive offers and shopping designed specifically for Birmingham gals. The show includes appearances by Jessa Duggar Seewald of 19 Kids and Counting and the Bachelor's Britt Nilsson. Enjoy complimentary haircuts and lots of fun and fabulous deals. Happy hour admission is just $3 after 3 p.m. on Thursday, and $5 after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for frugal fashionistas who want to power shop and spend the extra savings on the show floor. There's also daily Pick Your Purse Bingo – with each winner getting to choose one of three mystery bags. The Cooking Stage will be filled with Birmingham's best local and regional chefs for daily cooking classes. Other features include Queen of Clean Comedian Joy, pet fashion show, makeovers and more. Show hours are Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door, $8 in advance online, $7 in advance at participating Walgreen's, $5 for children 6–12 years old and free for children under 6 years of age with paying adult. Special $3 after 3pm on Thursday and $5 after 5 p.m. pricing Friday and Saturday. For group discount tickets and more information, call 800-849-0248 or visit

PSAT - In 2014, the College Board announced it would redesign the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT to make the tests more reflective of classroom learning; better connected to educational opportunities; and consistent across score scales and content so that students and teachers can track and measure academic progress over time. On Wednesday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 28, millions of high school sophomores and juniors across the country will take the new PSAT/NMSQT - The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a test that focuses on the skills and knowledge evidence shows matter most for college and career readiness. The PSAT/NMSQT also connects students to opportunities such as Advanced Placement Program®/AP® courses, nearly $180 million in scholarships  and — because of the College Board's partnership with Khan Acadeny— personalized practice for the new SAT which will be first administered in March 2016. The College Board's James Montoya explained the role and value of the PSAT/NMSQT and share important information on how families can use the feedback contained in the score reports both to determine their child's likelihood for success in AP courses and to create a practice plan for the new SAT on

DR. F - Dr. Wayne Fleisig a psychologist with Children's of Alabama offered us some pointers for helping our kids establish good homework habits

He says:

  1. Set a good place to study
  2. Help child set a schedule for homework
  3. Begin assignments early
  4. Break into pieces
  5. Monitor, motivate and model

JOHN MERRILL - In an effort to ensure that eligible Alabama citizens are able to vote, Alabama's Secretary of State John H. Merrill has asked the members of the Legislature to provide three separate and specific days of the week, times, and venues in their areas where the Secretary of State's office may hold a drive for voter registration and photo I.D issuance. The Alabama Secretary of State's upcoming registration events will be held on September 14 in Hale County at 9:00 a.m. at the Moundville City Hall, September 16 in Clarke County at 11:00 a.m. at the Coffeeville Town Hall, September 17 in Lawrence County at 8:00 a.m. at the Courtland Town Hall, September 17 in Lauderdale County at 11:00 a.m. at the Rogersville Town Hall, September 17 in Limestone County at 2:00 p.m. at the Athens Nursing Home and September 19 in Franklin County at 10:00 a.m. at Founders Day. Since June 3, 2014, to participate in an election, a citizen must be registered to vote and present a valid form of photo ID. Forms of photo ID accepted at the polls are any of the following valid documents: driver's license; Alabama photo voter ID card; state issued ID -any state; federal issued ID; US passport; employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state; student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama including postgraduate technical or professional schools; Military ID; or Tribal ID. To receive a free Alabama photo voter ID card, a citizen must be a registered voter and must not have one of the valid forms of photo ID listed above. When applying for the free Alabama photo voter ID, a voter must show: a photo ID document or a non-photo identity document that contains full legal name and date of birth; documentation showing the voter's date of birth; documentation showing the person is a registered voter; and documentation showing the voter's name and address as reflected in the voter registration record.  A citizen's name, address, and voter registration status can be verified by Secretary of State staff, using the statewide voter registration system. For more information on free voter ID cards, voters can call 1-800-274-VOTE or visit The website also includes a listing of the mobile site schedule.

PET OF THE WEEK - Brooke McCarley with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home!  Her name is Little Darling. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit

UAB BASKETBALL - The University of Alabama at Birmingham celebrates Homecoming 2015 this week with the theme "Blazer Strong – Go UAB. Go Blazers. Go Birmingham." This year, Homecoming's featured event is Hoops on the Haasephalt. Set for 7 p.m., Hoops on the Haasephalt is a tradition started by UAB Men's Basketball Coach Jerod Haase. The winners of the 34th annual Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition will be announced at Hoops on the Haasephalt. This is the fourth edition of the outdoor, one-of-a-kind event, which will start the 2015-16 seasons for the UAB basketball teams. The Blazers will erect an outdoor basketball court at the Campus Green, adjacent to the UAB Recreation Center off University Boulevard. Among the featured events scheduled for Hoops on the Haasephalt will be introductions of the men's and women's basketball teams, a 3-point shootout and dunk contest, as well as a fireworks show.

OUR HOUSE - Cathy Borden with the Home Depot joined us to teach us all about paint! She says many people look to spruce up or completely change their interiors before the upcoming holiday season and the arrival of visitors to their home. Consider a new paint color to make a big change on a small budget. The number one do-it-yourself project homeowners attempt is painting. But she warns not all paint is created equal. There are features that homeowners want to consider when making your selection. You should pick properly when it comes to interior paint, exterior paint, paint with primer, etc. New technology helps save time and money with paint that completely covers your walls in one coat - even over dark or bright colors. These paints are also highly stain resistant and very durable in high traffic areas.

TRIM HEALTHY MAMA - Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison are sisters, mothers, and the minds behind the Trim Healthy Mama movement. In their popular self-published book, Trim Healthy Mama, and the new Trim Healthy Mama Plan, they present a breakthrough lifestyle program designed to guide readers toward vibrant health and a slimmer waistline. And now in their debut cookbook, Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes, they're sharing the tasty and nutritious recipes that accompany their unique plan. With hundreds of recipes and beautiful photos, Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook is the cookbook that fans have been clamoring for. Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook features nourishing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners—including slow-cooker and one-pot meals. And because no Trim Healthy Mama should deprive herself, there are also snacks, desserts, smoothies, sippers, and teas, along with allergen-free recipes for those who are sensitive to gluten or dairy.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, comedian Etta May joins us with a few laughs! We check in with our Hollywood Publicist for the scoop on your favorite celebrities! Bill Johnson from Leatherface joins us with a little fright! Jeh Jeh gets us pumped up for some football! The Savvy Shopper brings us some great deals plus we check out your entertainment and business headlines! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!