Good Day Alabama: June 1, 2016

Good Day Alabama: June 1, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - The Alabama Environmental Council recently opened a new recycling site in Birmingham this week! It even brings glass recycling back to Birmingham in addition to all the materials it previously accepted at the downtown recycling center. The new Community Recycling Center is located at 4330 1st Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35222. There is a small fee charged for glass - $1 for 18gal, $3 for 55gal - and other hard to recycle items. The community overwhelmingly said it is a small price to pay for the valuable service, reducing our waste in local landfills and producing commodities for local markets. AEC is offering Punch-Cards for $10 at the new Center or with memberships to the organization. This entitles you to a whole bunch of glass recycling and helps make sure to keep the program going. Jeh Jeh visited the new Recycling Center today and learns about the local residential recycling program. For more information, visit

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

REP. GARY PALMER - Janice talked with Rep. Gary Palmer about some hot topics on Capitol Hill. They discuss the transgender bathroom debate, the Iran deal, and the upcoming presidential election.

TASTE - The Trussville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 8th Annual TASTE, Trussville's Art Show and Tasting Event.  The event will be held on June 9th the Trussville Civic Center. At the event, you will have the opportunity to sample food from area restaurants and bakeries. There will be an art demonstration from a regional artist and live musical entertainment provided by local talent Kevin Grigsby on piano and Brad Ryan on vocals.  There will also be a cash wine bar and each guest will receive a commemorative wine glass with each ticket purchase! A portion of the proceeds helps fund the Chamber's scholarship fund. Tickets are $25 in advance and we will have a limited number of tickets available for $35 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Chamber of Commerce at 400 Main Street).  For additional information call the Chamber office at 205-655-7535.

HEART GALLERY - Join the Heart Gallery on the Home Run Porch at Regions Field on Sunday to cheer on the Birmingham Barons against the Mobile Bay Bears! It's part of the Heart Gallery Classic. Enjoy food and drink all while helping Heart Gallery Alabama recruit families for children waiting in Alabama's foster care system! Game starts at 6:00PM. First pitch will be thrown at 5:30PM so come early! Tickets are $35/adult ticket, $23/child or $100/Family 4 pack. Ticket prices include Admission to reserved seating on the Home Run Porch, food & drink, HGA Classic T-shirt, family swag bag and a kids pass to the Fun Park! Heart Gallery Alabama is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding forever families for children in Alabama's foster care system by raising awareness and educating the public. Heart Gallery's volunteers and staff collaborate with the Alabama Department of Human Resources to create a photographic portrait exhibit of children in foster care, which travels to public venues across the state. The photographs serve as a compelling and authentic representation of children across Alabama who are searching for loving, permanent families. Heart Gallery Alabama interviews each available child, and these interviews can be found on the child's web page. Since its founding in 2005 and with the support of its donors, child advocates, and volunteers, Heart Gallery Alabama has helped find permanent homes for more than 65% of the children photographed. For tickets or more information, visit

ASK THE DOCTOR - DR. Virginia Winston is an OB/GYN at Grandview Medical Center. She joined us to take viewer questions and to explain a birth plan and how to make one. A birth plan is a document that lets your medical team know your preferences for things like how to manage labor pain. Keep in mind that you can't control every aspect of labor and delivery, and you'll need to stay flexible in case something comes up that requires your birth team to depart from your plan. But a printed document gives you a place to make your wishes clear. A written birth plan also helps refresh your healthcare provider's memory when you're in labor. And it informs new members of your medical team – such as your labor-and-delivery nurse – about your preferences when you're in active labor. Most hospitals and birth centers provide a birth plan worksheet or brochure to explain their policies and philosophy of childbirth and to let you know what your birth options might be. That information can help guide you in a discussion with your provider about your preferences when you face choices along the way. And that discussion can be the basis for a birth plan if you decide to create one.

GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joins us to discuss easy to grow summer flowers. He shows us Coneflowers, Plumbago, lantana, mandevilla, Pentas, Euphorbia,begonias and Gomphrena. All these plants will take the heat of summer in Alabama and bloom all summer long. For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood. The phone number is 205-879-3839. Or you can email him at

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, the Love Doctor joins us with some relationship advice! The Bargainomics joins us with some great deals! We check out a new DIY project for you! We introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!