Good Day Alabama: Nov. 4, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Nov. 4, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

RACHAEL RAY - Janice talked with Rachael Ray about the excitement she plans on her show in November. You can catch the Rachael Ray Show right here on WBRC FOX6 weekdays at 10 a.m. They discussed her new cookbook - "Everyone Is Italian on Sunday." It's her 22nd cookbook! They also discussed her upcoming guests such as Leah Remini tomorrow and others later in the month like Chef Emeril Lagasse, Chef Mario Batali, Chef Curtis Stone, Chef Michael Symon, Chef Carla Hall, Chef Marc Murphy, Valerie Bertinelli, Patricia Arquette - "CSI: Cyber," James Brolin - "Life in Pieces," Scott Foley - "Scandal," Debra Messing - "The Mysteries of Laura" and Bridget Moynahan - "Blue Bloods." Rachael says to tune in for about 100 different Thanksgivings on her show during November!

JEH JEH LIVE - The UAB ROTC Blazer Battalion hosts teams from the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Jacksonville State University, University of South Alabama, West Florida University, Alabama A&M University, and the University of North Alabama this week for Ranger Challenge 2015! The competition is this Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oak Mountain State Park. Ranger Challenge is a recognized intercollegiate varsity level sport which each University may host. The Intent of the Competition is to provide a training event that develops Cadets' critical thinking skills, adaptability and builds esprit de corps. Successful execution of training while incorporating challenging events which determine the top 10-12 teams for Part 2 and ultimately the winning team during Part 2, who will represent 6th brigade at the USMA Sandhurst competition. The teams will compete in events like the Rope Bridge, 5 Mile Relay-Run, Ruck Sack Lift, 1800 Yard Relay-Sprint, Sit-Ups, Casualty Care, Written Evaluation, and Ruck March.

NATASHA OWENS - Singer Natasha Owens joins us to perform in the studio this morning. She is currently touring with "Every Child Is Beautiful Tour" that features Mark Schultz, Kutless, and David Dunn.  Natasha released her second national project, "No One But You," on August 28.  It's a five-song EP that was produced by Ed Cash, and he even ended up co-writing all five songs.  The project delivers the message of hope, restoration, and the magnificence of God. The second single, "We Will Rise," is going for adds at radio. Natasha is a powerful vocalist, with such a touching testimony about her father's tragic death in 2010.  Natasha was always very close to her father, who died while cleaning his gun that accidentally fired, killing him instantly.  The messages of "No One But You" centers on the healing from this incident. Natasha recently appeared on TBN/Praise The Lord with Jason Crabb and she toured with Jason on his 40-city tour last year and has shared the stage with Michael W. Smith and Sanctus Real. Her previous album received strong reviews from CCM Magazine and Music News Nashville, with latter media outlet saying, an amazing artist/singer. Today she performs "We Will Rise."

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. John Mathews, a bariatric surgeon at Princeton Baptist Medical Center's Comprehensive Bariatric Center, took viewer questions. This is National Healthy Eating Day. Dr. Mathews also discussed weight loss options in conjunction with the lifestyle changes that come with the programming at the Comprehensive Bariatrics Center. Bariatric surgeries are procedures performed on the stomach or intestines to help individuals lose weight. The Comprehensive Bariatric Center at Princeton Baptist Medical Center provides three bariatric surgical approaches. To determine which procedure, if any, is best for you, the board-certified physicians at The Comprehensive Bariatric Center will carefully evaluate each individual's situation. In addition to one-on-one meetings with patients, free weight-loss seminars are also offered at The Comprehensive Bariatric Center. Typically, a BMI rate of 35 or higher combined with serious weight-related health conditions would qualify a candidate for bariatric surgery. There are a number of lifestyle changes that might prevent the need for bariatric surgeries, so individuals shouldn't jump directly to weight-loss surgeries. At The Comprehensive Bariatric Center, we provide a number of weight-management options, support groups and even cooking classes to help individuals commit to healthy lifestyles.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Anna Turkett from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the macaws. For more information, visit

BRUCE PEARL - The Birmingham Tip-Off Club hosts the second annual College Basketball Tip-Off Party presented by Alabama Power. Admission is free and open to the public. Joe Dean Jr. will emcee and guest speakers include Head Men's Basketball Coach at Auburn University Bruce Pearl, Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Alabama Avery Johnson, Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Jerod Haase, and Head Men's Basketball Coach at Samford University Scott Padgett. It is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at WorkPlay, 500 23rd St S, Birmingham, Ala. 35233.

LARS ON FOOTBALL - Lars Anderson, formerly of Sports Illustrated, now with Bleacher Report, joined us to discuss the big weekend ahead in college football. They discussed the initial CFB Playoff rankings of 2015 that came out yesterday.  The committee ranked the teams - 1. Clemson, 2.LSU, 3. Ohio St. and 4. Alabama.  Lars thinks they got it right but says it really means nothing at this point. Lars also says he likes Alabama to win in the matchup with LSU this weekend. He thinks the Tide front seven on defense will hold Lenard Fournette under 120 yards. Jake Coker has steadily improved throughout the season and he just needs to avoid mistakes and make a few throws. Lars says Alabama wins 21-17. He says Ole Miss is playing better and quarterback Chad Kelley has regained his confidence. The key game for the Rebels is November 21st versus LSU. Lars thinks if Ole Miss beats LSU, the Rebels will win the SEC West.  If a spot opens up after the Alabama-LSU game, Lars expects Baylor to step in if it beats Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and TCU. And if there is complete chaos in these last few weeks, if a lot of one-loss teams suddenly get a second loss, keep an eye on Memphis, currently ranked 13. If they go undefeated and Ole Miss, a team they beat, wins the SEC, they would have a pretty good shot of sneaking into the playoffs. Lars thinks Auburn will make it to a bowl game. The Tigers have to win two of their last four to get bowl eligible. They'll beat Idaho and he likes their chances to beat A&M on Saturday.  Lars thinks Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt is on his last breath in Athens. And he believes Kirby Smart will be the head coach at Georgia next year.

ANIMAL CRUELTY - An animal cruelty investigation is underway in West Alabama after allegations a horse was starved to death. Community members say they've asked authorities for help in the case for months. And they say Hale County officials did nothing. It's now sparked an internal investigation at the Hale County Sheriff's Office. The pictures show a malnourished horse fighting to stay alive in a field in Hale County near Greensboro. The horse named Leo was brought to a veterinarian's farm over the weekend after investigators say he was neglected for some time by his owner Matthew Matherson. Matherson now faces animal cruelty charges. A number of residents tell WBRC-they called the Hale County Sheriff's office and a deputy over the case for three months to try and get the horse help. They claim nothing happened. Janice talked with Nancy Weart who heard about the horse's condition and came to be by his side--still trying to get help-- until the end Sunday afternoon.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, the love doctor joins us to talk relationships - the deal breakers and deal makers! Jeh Jeh gets us pepped up for some Thursday and Friday night football! The Bargainomics Lady brings us some great deals to save you money! We introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!