Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Just Happy Hounds for the Tacky Paws for Claus benefiting the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Jeh Jeh talks with Sarah Mills, owner of Just Happy Hounds, and Alison Whitsmith, owner of Fetch-A-Treat - a food truck for dogs. He also talks with renowned artist Michael Banks and Greater Birmingham Humane Society Auxiliary President Christy King and Kathi Wolf. Jeh Jeh talks with Thom Duran of 2 fat men catering and samples his Chicken & Brisket Nachos. This is a tacky sweater contest for pets and their owners. Trophies will be awarded for the top three places and there will be gift certificates to Just Happy Hounds, raffle ticket giveaways, and a beer garden from Avondale Brewery. There will also be a silent auction. Various vendors will be there for all of your last minute Christmas Shopping needs. You can take a picture with Santa and take advantage of the hair and nail salon for dogs. Feeling Festive? Your furry friends can show their Christmas Spirit as organizers will be coloring the dogs!. There will be food vendors on hand. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society will have adoptions available that day. They will also be collecting donations for dog food, newspapers, and puppy pads. If you like cars, they will have a Mini Classic Car Show by Honeycutt Garage. Enjoy live music from Blues artist Michael BB Cannon, folk singer Chrys Black, and country singer Megan Kane. For more information, visit justhappyhounds.com or find Tacky Paws on Facebook!
REV RUN - Rev Run has over 4 million followers on Twitter, @RevRunWisdom, where he posts words of inspiration daily. Mike talks to the Rev about his latest projects, hit holiday hit list and how he connects to faith through social media. Rev Run is one of the founding members of legendary group RUN DMC -considered the most influential Hip Hop groups ever. He talks about the resilience one needs to keep a brand and large family going, what it means to be inspired and to inspire as well, how his wordsmith talents worked as a rapper with Run DMC and how the same talents are used to crafting and sharing words to inspire and change lives. He also discusses his #inspiriedmobility hashtag as in mobile technology. This musical artist, ordained minister, and reality TV presence is both dynamic and soulful. Rev Run is a brand as well. A successful businessman and entrepreneur, Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons is a music pioneer, a star in three current reality TV shows, an accomplished author and a fashion mogul. He is more than a rapper and an MC. Creating a brand as an international icon with flair with fashion and style as well as a master wordsmith. He has created a franchise from TV shows to athletic shoes becoming one of the most influential men in pop culture. Recent research by AT&T as part of the Inspired Mobility conversation shows that music downloads and streams are the No. 1 way people use technology and mobile devices to connect with inspirational content — important as we move into the Holiday season. Rev Run knows this first-hand and will share his personal story about how he connects with fans and shares inspirational messages via social media, and how your audience can, too! He also shares the Holiday tunes on his playlist which will be available for viewers to follow and share with friends and family. Rev Run has a large family of his own, and combine that with all his nephews and nieces, all relations on his brothers side of the family - music mogul and philanthropist Russel Simmons is one of the Rev's older brothers - it's a huge deal during the holidays. How do you handle holiday stress and figure out who is "doing" which holiday in the Simmons family? Additionally, in the spirit of Inspired Mobility, Rev Run is encouraging everyone to find small ways to give back this season. Easy ways to feel good this Holiday: volunteer your time, donate to the charity of your choice or do a selfless act for a stranger like pay for someone's food who's next to you in line at the store.
BBJ - Sarah talked with Alan Alexander from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed Birmingham's power for innovation with its resources, the impact Uber could have on Birmingham and tech training for laid off mine and steel workers. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
COMEDIAN - Shaun Jones has appeared on such television shows as NBC's "Later", BET's "Teen Summit", and BET's "Comic View". He also made a cameo appearance in the 1994 blockbuster hit film "Ace Ventura II When Nature Calls" with critically acclaimed actor Jim Carey. In the autumn of 2003, he will be seen in the motion picture film called "Shade" as the crooked poker player "Mr. Ose" starring Sylvester Stalone and Jamie Foxx. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to let Mickey visit with his friend, the African Serval. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com. They also discussed the all-new Glacier Glide Ice Rink and Winter Break Camp at the Birmingham Zoo - December 21-23 and 28-30.
STAR WARS - Fans have been waiting for years! Now the newest film in the "Star Wars" saga hits theaters! "The Force Awakens" is directed by J.J. Abrams. It picks up thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire when the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey, a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights. Advance ticket sales surpassed the $100 million mark! Many fans even camped out at movie theaters for days to see the first showing! "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is rated PG13. Stan Daniel of Kingdom Comics gave us the scoop on the new flick. He says he watched it on I-Max and it was amazing. He recommends everyone see it that way and says that this film is what fans have been waiting for and will love!
HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE CHAMBER CHOIR - Allen Gillespie joined us with his Hewitt-Trussville High School Chamber Choir. They performed several songs for us this morning - "I Saw Three Ships," "Carol of the Bells," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," and "Jingle Bells."
Next week on Good Day Alabama, it's Christmas week! We bring you lots of music, some last-minute gift ideas and some great food ideas! Enjoy your eggnog this season but don't overdo it! We check out how to enjoy your drinks without all the added calories, as well! We catch up with the Kendrick brothers who release their popular film "War Room" on DVD next week. The Birmingham Bowl is just days away! Do you have your tickets? Find out how you can still get some and all the fun gifts planned around the big game! The experts join us to take your questions about your garden, fishing, and your pets' health! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day!