Good Day Alabama for March 20, 2013

Good Day Alabama for March 20, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 20, 2013:

SPRING BREAK AT THE BEACH - It is Spring Break for many Alabama students and teachers. Janice talked with Shaul Zislin - owner of "The Hangout" in Gulf Shores. They discussed the tourism and popularity of Alabama's Gulf Coast this year. They also discuss the annual Hangout Music Festival which is May 17-19th this year. It features dozens of bands including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers as one of the headliners. For tickets and more information on the Hangout Music Festival, visit http://hangoutmusicfest.com/.


ZOO CREW
- Mickey visited with Celeste Harris from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Red Diamond Sea Lion Show. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

COLORECTAL CANCER - Mike talked with Dr. Kenneth M. Sigman, a Gastroenterologist with Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates at Trinity Medical Center. He discussed Colorectal Cancer and the importance of getting screened with a Colonoscopy as this is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Sigman explained the colonoscopy process and assures us it is not as frightening as many people think. The hope is to prevent colon cancer by encouraging screening.  There will be a call-in phone bank at  tonight at FOX6 from 5-6:30 pm.  Physicians will be taking calls on colorectal cancer and screening colonoscopy. Tune into this evenings news for the number to call with your questions.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Peily Soong from Children's Hospital took viewer questions about childrens' health issues. For more information, visit www.ChildrensAL.org

GARDENING - Fred Spicer, Executive Director of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, joins us to discuss the 2013 Spring Plant Sale which will be held on April 5-7 for the public. This year's event will be held at the former J.C. Penney at Century Plaza (7580 Crestwood Blvd. Birmingham, Ala. 35210). The event begins early for members and membership has other benefits to the gardens. He tells us about some cool plants you can find at the sale and what you should have on your shopping list. For more information, call (205) 414-3950 or visit bbgardens.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham names its 2013 Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year and we meet them! Ever had something stuck in your drain? We turn to the experts for help cleaning it out in a new series we call "Our House." Find some great art work and crafts at the North Arts Council Craft Show this weekend. We check it out tomorrow on the show! And our pet of the week joins us in the studio! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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