Good Day Alabama for January 20, 2014

Good Day Alabama for January 20, 2014

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for January 20, 2014:

Google Glass Surgery - Medical technology has surpassed anything we could have imagined even ten years ago. Today at UAB three surgeries are being performed with the help of someone who's not even in this country because of the Birmingham tech company Vipaar and Google Glass. With the technology a surgeon can virtually reach and assist  with the operation. Vipaar can be used on  any mobile device that has a camera. Janice talked with the CEO of Vipaar, Drew Deaton.

Jeh Jeh Pruitt attended the oldest unity breakfast in the country. The MLK Unity Breakfast in Birmingham honors the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders. The event was held at the Boutwell Auditorium.

Money Saving Mom - Saving money and managing debt are two of the most common New Year's resolutions for families. Can you imagine living on a grocery and household products budget of just $35 a week?  The "Money Saving Mom" Crystal Paine and her husband did. Crystal Paine is married and the mother of three children.  Crystal is a homeschool graduate and sister to six and credits her financial savvy to her parents. When Crystal and her husband first married they were living on a beans-and-rice budget in order to stay out of debt while he went through law school. Crystal thrived on coming up with creative ways to pinch pennies. One way they saved thousands of dollars during those lean years was to keep their grocery and household products budget to $35 a week. Crystal spent at least a few hours each week becoming proficient in "couponese" and playing the "Drug Store Game."

Sandra Reaves
took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. For more information, visit her Facebook page - it includes lots of pictures, tips, how to videos, and info on veggie trials going on in the garden.  It's a "real time, real life" look at home gardening and food preservation. You can find her at

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