Good Day Alabama for February 17, 2014

Good Day Alabama for February 17, 2014

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for February 17, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL - Mike and Janice talked with Casey Thrasher of Tuscaloosa and C.J. Harris of Jasper. They made it into the top 30 on American Idol. They told us about the experience from the first audition to getting the news about the top 30.

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Lakeshore Foundation with help from Carol Kutik on Exercise Monday. For more information, call (205) 313-7400.

MOMENTUM WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning actress, writer, film producer and founder of a research-based organization dedicated to improving images for women and girls in the media; and Princeton professor emerita, Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Why Women Still Can't Have It All, one of the most-read articles in the history of The Atlantic online magazine, will headline the second biennial MOMENTUM conference on February 26 and 27. Honorary co-chairs for the Conference are Martha Roby, U. S. Representative for Alabama's 2nd Congressional District, and Terri Sewell, U. S. Representative for Alabama's 7th Congressional District. Approaching its eleventh year as Alabama's premier women's leadership program, MOMENTUM will broaden its reach to professional women across the state with this two-day conference. Targeted to Alabama women in the business and nonprofit sectors, this conference will educate, inform, and empower women to reach higher levels of leadership. Both the Awards Program on the evening of February 26, honoring some of Alabama's most accomplished women, and the all-day Conference on February 27 will take place at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. These events will convene high-profile speakers, honorees, and panelists who will share their wisdom and experience with an expected audience of well over 500 attendees. To register for the MOMENTUM Women's Leadership Conference, please visit There are discounts for early registration and special group rates. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

BASSMASTERS - Mike talked with Gerald Swindle - a former Angler of the Year. They discussed this weekend's Bassmaster Classic. The 2014 Bassmaster Classic will be held on Lake Guntersville. It runs Friday through Sunday. The weigh-in  and Outdoors Expo will be at the BJCC. This is the 44th edition of sport fishing's greatest championship and the eighth time that Birmingham has been the host city. Birmingham is home to the B.A.S.S. Headquarters. During the Classic, anglers will be competing for the $300,000 grand prize. For more information, visit

TOY SHOW - This year marks the 111th American International Toy Fair. It is the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere, the third largest in the world and a critical time for the approximately $32 Billion U.S. toy industry (including video games). More than 1,600 manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from 30 countries will be showing more than 100,000 toys. Chris Byrne, The "Toy Guy" provided insight into this highly competitive, high-stakes industry. He addressed a variety of topics, from business outlook in the current economy, to consumer product and retailing trends-and of course some of the hottest new toys for 2014 that are being officially launched to the trade in the U.S. at this show, though some are already finding their way to store shelves as manufacturers try to get an early jump on the year. For more information, visit

ASK THE GARDENER - Landscape Designer and gardener Jimmy Rockett took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. For more information, call Jimmy at (205) 981-1151, email him at, or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, Bobby Deen joins us with his latest book - Everyday Eats. It features 120 all-new recipes all under 350 calories and less than 30 minutes to make! Romeo & Juliet come to life on a stage near you! Jeh Jeh joins us with the love story! New music and movies hit store shelves this week and we check out what's new in entertainment! Heard of Burger King's Satisfries? Do they really satisfy you without all the calories and fat? Our nutritionist puts them to the test! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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