Good Day Alabama for January 1, 2014

Good Day Alabama for January 1, 2014

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for January 1, 2014:

HOMEWOOD BAND IN THE ROSE BOWL PARADE - Alabama will be well represented in Pasadena, California this year. Let's just start with the 327-members of Homewood High School Patriot marching band who marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Band director Ron Pence joined us this morning by phone. The band has marched eight times in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and four times in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

CONSUMER TRENDS IN 2014 - Just in time for New Year's, consumers nationwide are wondering what habits and behaviors to expect in 2014. Ford releases its second annual trend report, Looking Further with Ford, revealing predictions about consumer habits and behaviors expected to shape 2014 and beyond. The report highlights 10 global consumer trends for the new year that explore how the technology explosion will affect consumer choices and behaviors. The top global trend that Ford has found for 2014 is "Innovation's Quiet Riot" which explores how consumers will reevaluate their relationship with technology and "always on" mentality in 2014 - balancing the need to be constantly plugged-in with a new appreciation for spending quality time off-line.
Sheryl Connelly joined us to reveal the 10 consumer trends Ford expects to see in 2014, and she discussed themes that have emerged from these trends.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visits with Lindsey Shafer from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the baby red pandas. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

ALABAMA TOURISM GUIDE - The Alabama Department of Tourism releases the Official 2014 Alabama Vacation Guide and Calendar. Visit www.alabama.travel or call 1-800-ALABAMA to get your's! This year's features lots of travel destinations, a calendar of events around the state, and a feature on the top 10 events and attractions.

GOOD DAY COOKING - Chef Bob joined Janice in the Good Day Kitchen to make beef stroganoff.

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