Good Day Alabama for April 9, 2014

Good Day Alabama for April 9, 2014

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 9, 2014:

CITIES DEALING WITH FLOODING AFTERMATH - Homewood and Bessemer are just two of the cities dealt a big blow by flood waters this week and so many people are in recovery mode today. Mayors Scott Mcbrayer of Homewood and Kenneth Gulley of Bessemer joined us to talk about what they learned from the floods. Bessemer's mayor is hoping to get one of the creeks dredged in his city.

JEH JEH LIVE - It's Jeh Jeh at the ballet - cowboy style. The Alabama Ballet presents its annual mixed repertory performance Ovation from April 11-13 at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre on the Alabama School of Fine Arts campus. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit AlabamaBallet.org. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and group discounts are available.


ZOO CREW
- Mickey visits with Scott Kayser from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the African Lions. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.


EASTER FASHION IDEAS
- Cecilia Pearson with Alabama Baby & Child Magazine shows us some fashion ideas for your children's Easter outfits. For more information, visit http://albabymag.com/.

CAJUN COOKOFF FOR GIRLS INC. - The Cajun Cook-Off is event is April 12th at Linn Park and if Girls Inc. of Central Alabama's largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Girls Inc. here in Birmingham to fund programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.
The people coming for the segment are Lynn Walton, Girls Inc. Board Member, and the cooking team captain, Clay Hicks
Cooking professionals and amateur enthusiasts – get your roux ready and your seasonings on stand-by! Girls Inc. of Central Alabama is inviting all professional and amateur cooking enthusiasts to gather their teams and help turn Birmingham in to the Bayous during their 4th Annual Cajun Cook-Off Saturday, April 12th at Linn Park.
Cajun Cook-off event guests will enjoy live music by the Swamp Poppas and activities for the
kids, including face painting, a balloon artist, and a henna artist. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bhamcajuncookoff.com. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults (include complimentary food and alcohol), $5 for kids 10 and younger, and kids younger than 3 enter for free.
The Cajun Cook-Off is Girls Inc. of Central Alabama's largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds
from the event will go directly to Girls Inc. here in Birmingham to fund programs that inspire
girls to be strong, smart and bold.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Wahib Mena, a neonatologist at Brookwood Medical Center. He discussed navigating the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). He answered questions about common premature birth complications / treatment options, methods to prevent premature birth and tips for parents on how to bond with a baby admitted to the NICU.
Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)
When complications occur, infants are often sent to an intensive care unit that specializes in treating sick newborns, often called a neonatal intensive care unit or NICU. Generally, a baby will be admitted to the NICU within the first 24 hours after birth. The illnesses vary, but some of the reasons an infant might enter a NICU is if he is born prematurely, if difficulties arise during delivery or if a signs of a problem show up within the first few days of life.

GARDENING - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Bethany O'Rear discusses vegetable gardens. If your yard is too shady vegetable gardens won't grow well.

COOKING - TRENT BISSELL
with Whole Foods fried oysters and made a French version of tartar sauce.

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