Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information May 9, 2016

 Move It Monday: Getting "Shredded" With Dr. Ian Smith:  He's a physician, bestselling author, and television personality who's launched major health initiatives including the 50 Million Pound Challenge.  Now, Dr. Ian Smith wants to help his followers "shred" the pounds with some simple exercises he says anybody can do.Smith recently stopped by Anytime Fitness in Midtown Atlanta to show Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken two brief workouts he says will shred away fat without taking hours in the gym.

The Art Of Apology Parenting Tips: Erik A. Fisher, Ph.D,  aka, Dr. E...TM , local psychologist joins us to discuss the importance of apologizing.  For more information .


A Mother's Graduation Journey: Bonnie Johnson began a degree in business administration in 1983. She found life has a way of changing plans, though when she had two children who were born pre-mature. Two marriages failed and Johnson found herself getting by as a single mother of two children, each with special needs. Her son was born with Cererbral Palsy and her daughter had kidney issues. She wanted to complete her degree, but had other priorities. Johnson says, "There never seemed to be enough money to go back to school when their medical needs took precedence."

Making matters more complicated, Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer, but fought and beat the disease. In 2011, things leveled off enough for her to enter a program at Kennesaw State University. Shooting for her Business Administration degree again, Johnson began classes, but found cancer was back again. Somehow, she took that in stride. “I beat that, so I continued to take my classes."

Beforfe entering her final year at KSU, Johnson found out about a non-profit organization called Emerge Scholarships. it was an intense process, but she applied for and earned a scholarship to help her through her last year.

Stacy Sollenberger with Emerge Scholarships was one of the people who reviewed her application. She found Johnson met their criteria. The scholarship is for women who have begun a higher education, but have had to put it on hold due to hardship. The women applying have to have a plan  and must show they are willing to give back to their community. Sollenberger read Johnson's story and found among all hardships, she still gives back to the community through volunteer hours with Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity. She found Johnson also supports community affairs at her job in at a Marietta company called Assurant. Sollenberger says, "We want to have a ripple effect. We want to support women who are going to make a difference in their community."

Johnson is grateful and graduates May 10 at 10 AM at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Johnson says, "I love my job now, but I would really like to find a role to where I can use my degree to give back to my community in some way and also maybe become a big part of Emerge going forward and help other women like myself. "

Information on Emerge Scholarships, including how to apply, can be found at

"Food Network Star," contestant Jernard Wells joins us to whip up his Butterscotch Sriracha Wings.   Wells is one of the two Georgia contestants in the competition.  For more information click here.

Recipe for Sriracha Butterscotch Hot wings

3 cups vegetable or peanut oil for frying, or as needed

1 cup Rice Flour or self-rising flour

1/3 cup water

2 1/2 pounds chicken wings and drummettes

2 tablespoons  garlic powder, and onion powder

salt and ground black pepper to taste

(Sriracha Butterscotch Hot wing Sauce)

1 Stick unsalted butter

½  cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar

¼  cup heavy cream

½  cup Sriracha Sauce

1 teaspoon  vanilla extract

Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Place Rice flour in a bowl, Whisk water in bowl until smooth,  Season chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Dip each wing into the flour mixture, to coat. Gently shake off excess flour and set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Fry chicken in the hot oil in batches until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and skin is golden brown, about 10 minutes until chicken floats. Drain in a large bowl lined with paper towels.

Melt Butter in separate pan add dark brown sugar until its moist and breaking down add heavy cream  and vanilla extract  and siracha let simmer for 10 mins  then toss over wings serve with Bleu cheese or Ranch.

Prep 20 m

Cook: 25 m

Ready In 45 m