Good Day Alabama: Feb. 29, 2016

Good Day Alabama: Feb. 29, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS - Super Tuesday tomorrow means voters more than 12 states and territories vote for the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.  Many political analysts believe Super Tuesday will be a "make or break" day for numerous candidates. This past weekend several of those candidates held rallies in Alabama - and in a surprise move, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions endorsed Donald Trump. But on Saturday Sen. Marco Rubio said emphatically that Donald Trump will not get the nomination. For  analysis this morning, we turned to Leland Whaley and Political science professor Dr. Natalie Davis from Birmingham Southern. Davis says Super Tuesday is a make or break for Ted Cruz. He must win in Texas if he has any chance to be nominated. Donald Trump's controversial comments on David Duke and the KKK will probably not affect what happens Tuesday, but may come back to haunt him and the Republican Party in November. Hillary Clinton looks solid for being nominated. If she does as well as the polls say, she may wrap this up sooner than anyone thought. Whaley says for the GOP, tomorrow night is all about delegate math.  Many of the states have thresholds to be awarded delegates.  In many cases, only two candidates will split delegates. The rest get none. In Alabama, that appears to be Rubio and Trump with Trump getting upwards of 35 of the 50 delegates because of our formula. Sen. Sessions endorsement of Trump is huge beyond Alabama even. He stands alone among conservatives nationwide for his authority on the issues of border security and amnesty. Trump  began his campaign with a strong statement on border security and Session put an exclamation point on it for Trump. On the Democrat side, Hillary will sweep the SEC but the system of super-delegates was rigged for her all along. The voting is for show. The only thing standing between Clinton and the nomination is a 100 strong team of FBI agents soon to report one of the biggest national security and corruption scandals in decades. Then the Democrats will have to scramble. But again they have the super-delegates to bail them out with another nominee. The Republicans are green with envy that they don't have that control with Trump.

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh worked out on this Exercise Monday! He joined us with Curtis Starks at EVO Be Fit. It is located at 2006 2nd Avenue North. Evo is a Boot camp style workout center with its own personal training program tailored to your goals while sharing the attention of your trainer with a few other clients. Curtis and his team work closely with each client to create an optimum workout based on your age, ability, physical condition and lifestyle.  For more information, call 205-583-3000 log on to evobefit.com.

HEART BALL - Mike talked with Garry Gause, Heart Ball honoree and CEO Tenet Health as well as Leigh Collier, Regional president of Wells Fargo, about the 2016 Birmingham Heart Ball. The American Heart Association is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and Alabamians. Stroke is number five killer of Americans number four killer of Alabamians. The Birmingham Heart Ball is a charity fundraising gala that helps recognize the efforts of the American Heart Association's volunteers, sponsors and dedicated community partners who help make a difference in the fight against cardiovascular disease and save lives. The 2016 Birmingham Heart Ball will be March 5, 2016, from 6-10p.m. at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center located on Grandview Parkway. Birmingham Heart Ball is a night of hope and entertainment. Each year, community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. For years, the Heart Ball has helped to advance the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association, a mission that has impacted the lives of thousands of men, women and children in the Birmingham community.  Contributions received go far in supporting cardiovascular research, professional and community education, and advocacy efforts. The goal for this year's Heart Ball is to raise $1.3 million! For tickets or more information, visit www.birminghamheartball.heart.org.

KARAOKE FOR A CAUSE - Good Grit's "Out with the Old, In with the New" Flourish Launch Party will have you starting the new season with enthusiasm! To celebrate the release the 5th issue, Good Grit hosts a Silent Auction and Karaoke- For- A- Cause! During the Brewery Browse, you will have the opportunity to browse the inner workings of Trim Tab's brewery while bidding on local adventures, restaurants, and stay-cations for the spring/summer. You can also enjoy dinner from local food trucks while sipping on the brewery's on-site-made beer and beer cocktails. Bid on KARAOKE DUETS with Sara Evans, Ruben Studdard, Mayor William Bell, Chris Hastings, and Jaime Primak Sullivan. A few other special guests will be in the building, as well! Your $15.00 entrance fee and any additional donations you might want to make will benefit The Lovelady Center, our giveback partner for Flourish. The Lovelady Center, located in a converted hospital in Birmingham's East Lake neighborhood, is an all-inclusive non-profit that exists with the sole mission of helping women in times of severe distress. A source of healing and redemption, the supervised re-entry program is a drug rehabilitation center, a certified daycare, a homeschool academy, a cafeteria, and even a chapel. The Lovelady Center relies on donations and community support in order to maintain its ministry. For more information visit loveladycenter.org. Birmingham Mountain Radio will provide a party and karaoke host to broadcast live from the event. Join the fun on Thursday, March 3 for a casual night of friends and fun! Wear your jeans. For more information, visit https://goodgritmagazine.instagift.com/karaoke-for-a-cause.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled family show to the Pete Hannah Center in Birmingham on Sunday, March 6, at 4 p.m., and Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., during their 2016 World Tour. Known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, the Globetrotters have also announced that they are giving back even more during their 90th year with The Great Assist program. Stars of the team will leave a mark in communities across North America with acts of goodwill during the tour that is set to play over 330 games in 260 cities. Fans are encouraged to visit GreatAssist.com to nominate a worthwhile cause or a deserving family in need of a smile, and the Globetrotters will help as many fans as possible throughout the tour.  Tickets start at $22 and are available at harlemglobetrotters.com, samfordsports.edu, the Pete Hannah Center box office, or by phone at 205-726-3647.  
 
ASK THE GARDENER - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Sallie Lee took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can reach her at the Extension office with your questions at (205) 879-6964 ext 11.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we show you how to get free financial advice! It's part of Money Tuesday! Jeh Jeh takes us on a new adventure at the Grants Mill Canoe Launch! We check out some great new entertainment for you - from music to movies to books! Planning your spring garden? We show you how to use "tiny seeds!" Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!