Good Day Alabama: Nov. 12, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Nov. 12, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

DR. F - ANGER MANAGEMENT - Dr. Wayne Fleisig - Psychologist with Children's of Alabama - joined us with pointers for tackling anger management.

  1. Avoid the situations that you can
  2. Don't let stress and anger build
  3. Figure out in advance what skill you can use when you get angry
  4. Practice, practice, practice
  5. Find ways to make sure you will use this skill when situations arise


JEH JEH LIVE - Every purchase of Glenwood's pecans and coffees raises funds essential for the operation of Glenwood's programs and services for children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by autism and behavioral health disorders. Glenwood, a 501c3 nonprofit, uses the proceeds from this sale to benefit all of its programs and services, including our schools for children with autism, young boys with severe emotional disturbances, and preschool-age kids; adult habilitation programs; children & adult residential facilities; consultation & training; a summer day camp; and family support and diagnosis & treatment. Over 38 years ago, Glenwood's Holiday Pecan Sale began as a fund-raising effort to benefit the Allan Cott School, Glenwood's founding program. This was the first school established in Alabama to offer educational and therapeutic services to children with autism. Today, Glenwood touches the lives of over 8,000 people across Alabama. Glenwood sells only the freshest, "first-shake" pecans from southern pecan farms. Glenwood's pecan halves are mammoth-size, the largest and best-tasting pecans available. Pecans are an excellent source of protein and are loaded with antioxidants, may help prevent heart disease, and can contribute to lowering one's cholesterol. In addition to mammoth pecan halves by the pound, Glenwood is pleased to offer a variety of specialty pecans and items including: Fresh Mammoth Pecan Halves, Pecan-flavored Coffees, and wonderful Holiday Gift Assortments. To place your order, visit glenwood.org/parents/pecans-for-autism/.

WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY - When people in the United States and other developed countries hear about pneumonia, many think of it as a serious disease that is most problematic for the elderly or those with other serious complications. However, for children around the globe who lack access to basic medical care including vaccines, getting pneumonia can be deadly. Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children worldwide and it accounts for 15 percent of all deaths for children under the age of five. Pneumonia killed an estimated 935,000 children under the age of five in 2013 alone. Around the world, a child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. Globally, 1 in 5 children do not have access to the vaccines the need to survive. World Pneumonia Day is a time to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia. Dr. Namala Mkopi is a child health specialist in Tanzania who helped introduce the pneumococcal vaccine in his country. He has witnessed first-hand the troubling health issues of children in developing countries but knows there is hope for the future. He joined us along with Elizabeth Atalay, a volunteer champion with the UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign – a not for profit that provides awareness and funding in the U.S. to ensure that children in developing countries have access to lifesaving vaccines. They discuss the work of the Shot@Life campaign and share some of their personal experiences on why pneumonia can be so deadly and what viewers can do to get involved. For more information, visit www.shotatlife.org.

UAB SUPPORT - Last week UAB received approval from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees to building a brand new athletic facility. It's the first time the board has expressed this type of support since the reinstatement of UAB football. In the past year the football - bowling and rifle programs were canceled then reinstated after much protest and fundraising.  Most recently the announced 5 year contract for Coach Bill Clark set the stage for the return of football - but - Coach Clark has expressed the need for better facilities. Coach Clark says this is the step needed that can really make a difference for the team and any future recruits. The Board also expressed support for any plans by the City of Birmingham and the BJCC to build a stadium that UAB Football would be the main tenant. Former UAB Football player and foundation member Justin Craft says the ideal situation would be for the stadium to be ready for the first game in the Fall of 2017. Long time UAB supporter and Alabama legislator Jack Williams says the support of the Board is a major step for UAB's future. The question now is how quickly will ground be broken on the new stadium. So many will be watching and waiting.

PET OF THE WEEK - Debra Morris from the Shelby County Humane Society introduces us to a pet that needs a new home. His name is Jitterbug. For adoptions, call 205-669-3916 or visit shelbyhumane.org.

ASO ARMED FORCES CONCERT - The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for Veterans Day!  We are proud to honor and remember all the men and women who serve in our armed forces, and will include a special tribute to veterans.   The ASO, under the direction of conductor Chris Confessore, invites you to join an evening of patriotic music will be enhanced by powerful imagery projected above the orchestra.  This special exhibition is by noted multimedia artist Nicholas Bardonnay. Red Diamond SuperPOPS "Salute to the Armed Forces" is on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Samford University's Wright Center.  Tickets are under $25 and all veterans get in FREE.  In partnership with the Southern Museum of Flight, "Salute to the Armed Forces" is a concert you will not want to miss this Veterans Day! Tickets are on sale now at 205-975-2787 or visit alabamasymphony.org.

OUR HOUSE  - Cathy Borden with Home Depot joined us with some ideas to prepare and clean up for your holiday parties! From football viewing parties to kids' team parties, fall and holiday entertainment means an increase of traffic throughout the home. Cathy showed us simple tricks that can help you prepare you home to look great and be ready to take on the splatters and spills that inevitably come with guests. Your carpet and walls often fall victim to stains and marks when you're entertaining, but there are now stylish options specifically designed to resist stains. These updates will brace your home for fall entertaining with a new look that will impress guests. Cathy showed us how well stain-resistant carpet works if you're interested in installing that before the holidays. She also showed us some great products to protect and clean your current carpet. She also showed us some products to refresh your hardwood and laminate surfaces. She reminded us that the most important steps are to read the label on the product to find out what is works best for and what warnings it has. She also reminded us to always test it out on one small spot before using it on your entire floor. And she suggested you create a post-party cleanup toolkit. After guests head home from the festivities, have all the go-to products ready to get the cleanup job done in a synch.

ASC NEW SEASON - In 2016, UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will present Natalie Cole, Lizz Wright, Melissa Etheridge, Marc Broussard, Joan Baez, Red Baraat, Babyface and Ira Glass. Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will star in the 2016 VIVA Health Starlight Gala, which will kick off the Alys Stephens Center's 20th anniversary season next fall. ArtPlay will present a roots music/blues show for families, and a classical show & world music show as part of the ArtPlay Parlor Series. All ticket purchases of Alys Stephens Center–presented shows support arts education and outreach in Birmingham and surrounding communities. ArtPlay, the ASC's home for arts education, reached a new milestone this year, serving more than 17,000 individuals in the Birmingham area through the arts. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit AlysStephens.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we show you the latest technology gift ideas for every budget this year! We check out the latest news on your favorite celebrities! The Savvy Shopper joins us with some great deals to save you money! And Mike shows us some of his favorite viral videos from the week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!