Good Day Alabama for August 30, 2013

Good Day Alabama for August 30, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for August 30, 2013:

MELBA MOORE - Miles College International Theatre Department presents "The Four Little Golden Girls: The Bombing that Galvanized the Civil Rights Movement." This is a new drama by Evelyn Dilworth-Williams starring Tony Award Winner and Grammy Nominee Melba Moore. It opens tonight and runs through next Saturday at the BJCC Theatre. Tickets are $15 and $25. You can get tickets from TicketMaster and (205) 454-8400 or ticketmaster.com. For more on Melba, visit http://www.melbamoore.com/.
     This play is a poignant yet real tale of six women, Effie, Bea, Rena, Mae Lee, Ellen and Roalea, who were foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's racially charged South in Birmingham, Alabama as its most troubled and dangerous time.  Although they did not initially know each other at the onset of the movement, they met at Miles College in Birmingham and soon realized that their ideologies about civil rights were the same.  Each of them was impacted by the racial bigotry imposed on African-Americans during this time and they struggled to find strength through a rare and enlightening friendship as they discussed fifty years later the reality of what took place when they were teens.

BBJ - Mike talks with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal about today's business headlines. They discuss how UAB hopes to save football, how business owners feel about a downtown revival, and  why business loans up, but it's not helping confidence. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.

MAYOR BELL ON EMPOWERMENT WEEK - Birmingham Mayor William Bell joined us to discuss his trip to Washington, DC for the March on Washington on Wednesday. He also discussed how this inspires him with plans for Empowerment Week here in Birmingham - it is September 11th through 15th.

JEH JEH LIVE - It's Football Friday and that means High School Football teams across the state go head to head on the field tonight! Catch all the excitement tonight on FOX6 Sideline! Jeh Jeh geared up for it with a pep rally this morning at Sumiton Christian High School where the school gets fired up about tonight's game against Shades Mountain High School. Catch these and tons of other games in tonight's FOX6 Sideline Report (or the Sideline App for your smart phone).

ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall  joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Wes to a box turtle. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
 
Next week on Good Day Alabama, something we all want to know about…. How to increase your anti-aging hormones to avoid those signs of aging! Dr. Asa joins us with advice! He also shows us how to have healthy skin - from the inside, out! Are you a true tailgater? We show you the best new vehicles on the market to make your football tailgating the best it can be this fall! A local man who's sister is stuck in Syria joins us with his story and his efforts to help her escape! Jimmy Rockett joins us to answer your gardening questions and we check in with the doctor to take questions about your health! New books hit store shelves to entertain you this fall and we check them out! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals for you! The Love Doctor joins us with advice on your relationships! In Our House we show you how to unclog a drain! New York Times best selling author Lee Child joins us with his new book - Never Go Back - and discusses the popularity of his Jack Reacher character and stories! Plus we introduce you 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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