Good Day Alabama for July 26, 2013

Good Day Alabama for July 26, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for July 26, 2013:

BBJ - Mike talks with Brent Godwin from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. They discuss the different plans and ideas for the Interstate 20/59 bridge that runs through downtown Birmingham; the debate over Cooper Green Mercy Hospital; and Regions Financial Corp.'s biggest takeaways from it's second quarter results. For more on these and other business stories, visit

JEH JEH LIVE - American Idol auditions are underway. They are in Atlanta this week. The Atlanta Auditions are at the Gwinnett Center (6400 Sugarloaf Parkway #100, Duluth, GA 30097). Contestants registered yesterday. Jeh Jeh caught up with several from Alabama. They return today for the actual audition in front of the producers. For more information, visit

CLARE LIVE - The 5th Annual Briarwood Flea Market is today and tomorrow at Briarwood Presbyterian Church.   Last year the event raised $20,000 for the Aspire Mentoring Movement, a ministry providing hope and healing to urban at-risk children. veryone is invited to shop the flea market where sellers and shoppers converge for two great days of fun and bargain hunting! It runs today from noon until 6pm and tomorrow from 8am until 2pm. It accepts cash only and no bills over $50. A percentage of the proceeds this year benefits the  Maranathan Academy-Kingston neighborhood. The indoor/outdoor market, with over 80 vendors, will take place in the church gym, lunchroom and surrounding outside areas. Briarwood is located at I-459 and Acton Rd., up the hill from McDonald's. Once on campus, signs will direct you to the Flea Market. For more information, visit

THE WOLVERINE - Janice talks with Stan Daniel from Kingdom Comic about all "The Wolverine" which opens in theaters on today. For complete details on the movie, visit

- Christie Dedman - the Birmingham Bargain Mom - joined us a few deals! Marshall's has a pretty good selection of backpacks this year including a number of Jansport options.  Prices start at $18 and go up to $24.99. Character packs are $12.99 and some include lunch boxes. For more information and to find the Marshall's nearest you, visit Starting July 28 at OfficeMax and ending Aug. 3 shoppers can purchase a large variety of backpacks or messenger bags at any OfficeMax store or and receive the full value, minus one penny, back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards for a future purchase. Find local mom & pop businesses on the go with the Independent We Stand mobile app!  You can download it for free at The free mobile app combines a directory of locally owned, independent businesses and never miss an opportunity to shop, eat, stay, or play locally. It is compatible for iPhones and Android. For more on these and other bargains, visit the Bargain Mom's blog at

COMEDIAN - Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing. After a nearly twenty year break, Schneider recently made a return to standup. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit

- Kelly Wall  joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the groundhog. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to

- Janice talked with actor Michael B. Jordan about his latest film - "Fruitvale Station." Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family and strangers, Oscar starts out well, as the day goes on, he realizes that changes are not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core. For more information, visit

Next week on Good Day Alabama, Dr. Asa joins us with 10 Superfoods that will empower your health! Other experts joins us during the week to take your questions about your garden, fishing, and your health! Next weekend is the tax free shopping weekend and we check out some great deals for you! Speaking of deals… the Bargainomics Lady joins us with a few! The Love Doctor is in the house to take your questions in "Where is the Love" so send us a message on Facebook or through email at and we'll ask her for you! Want to keep your money safe? We often talk about investments but what about your cash… in Money Tuesday we find out the best place to keep it! Our Gossip Mom joins us with a look a the Best in Buzz and Hollywood news about your favorite celebrities! Comedian Earthquake comes to town and stops by the studio to make it rumble with laughter! Our friends from the Birmingham Zoo drop by for a visit and we introduce to our pet of the week! Join us for all of this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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