Friday, November 17, 2017

11/17 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT & AUTHOR RONDA GIANGRECO AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CARRIE SAMMARCO, MIKE KELLEY, AQUALANI, JESSICA NAZIRI, TOP TECH GIFTS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

RONDA GIANGRECO AND CARRIE SAMMARCO RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT A NEW COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESOURCE 

HOW A ONE-YEAR COOKING CHALLENGE HELPED AN AVOWED FOODIE IN HER FIGHT AGAINST MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)
An Experience That Can Help Others

Life with MS is Unpredictable, but Author and Cook Ronda Giangreco Tackled her Diagnosis Head-on, One Weekly Feast at a Time; Now She’s Raising Awareness about a New Community-Driven Resource to Help People with MS Better Manage the Unpredictability of the Disease

Author, cook and motivational speaker Ronda Giangreco was healthy, vibrant and just back from her latest adventure at a cooking school in Italy when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). A sudden onset of MS would be difficult for anyone to accept, but for Ronda and her husband – whose mother died of complications from her MS – it was a particularly cruel twist of fate.

Told she might not be able to walk for much longer, Ronda asked herself, “…then where should I walk now?” Her answer – to the kitchen! She had always enjoyed cooking, so she decided to gather her family and friends around the dinner table every Sunday night for an entire year, as an attempt to triumph over MS one week at a time. While there were many nights when Ronda’s unpredictable MS symptoms made her goal especially challenging, she persevered, asked for help when she needed it, and ultimately went on to write “The Gathering Table: Defying Multiple Sclerosis with a Year of Pasta, Wine and Friends.”

Like many people living with chronic disease, Ronda says it’s sometimes difficult to ask for help – especially when it comes to support with everyday tasks and chores. And she’s not alone. A recent national survey found that 80% of people with MS and support partners surveyed wanted help with everyday chores. About a third wanted help getting connected to services and resources that could help with these tasks.

Now, in an effort to help others combat this disease for which there is no cure, Ronda is helping spread the word about a new community-driven resource called GatherMS.com that she wishes had been available in the early days of her disease. GatherMS connects people with MS and their loved ones with existing resources and support services that can help manage the everyday unpredictability of MS – connecting people with help for day-to-day tasks, health and wellness and emotional support.

GATHERMS.COM


MIKE KELLEY - OWNER OF AQUALANI 

Aqualani is Hawaii’s leader in Resort Beach and Pool Recreation Management .

We offer concierge services, beach, ocean and pool rentals with a variety of high end retail and rental products, to include Maui Jim sunglasses, and a total product line of Absolutely Natural Sun Care products.

Our sun-tanning specialist and knowledgeable staff are trained to assist visitors at the beach, and on the pool deck, with the number one goal “service”.

AQUALANI.COM


JESSICA NAZIRI - TOP TECH GIFTS FOR THE 2017 HOLIDAY SEASON

THE 2017 HOLIDAY SEASON
Top Tech Gifts for the 2017 Holiday Season

The season of giving is upon us, and tech is always hot this time of year. But choosing from all tech products out there can be a daunting task. Here with her tips and tricks to selecting the best tech gifts this season is Top Woman in Tech, Jessica Naziri!

Jessica Naziri is one of the most-in-demand tech personalities for her first-look technology stories and gadget round-ups. Named as Inc.com’s top women in tech, Naziri is a tech expert, entrepreneur, writer, host and self- proclaimed  “chic geek” bridging the gap between lifestyle and technology.  Naziri founded her company TechSesh.co, a lifestyle technology digital magazine designed for women and inspired by tech. Naziri’s mission is to make tech news more accessible and to empower women by giving them everything they need in one place. Whether it’s the best apps, the latest smartphone review, new gadgets, or social media support. TechSesh.co has a unique niche, making technology digestible, relatable and fun. Naziri has turned her passion for technology and writing into a career, starting as a tech news reporter for The Los Angeles Times, CNN and CNBC.com. Since then, her work has also appeared in TechCrunch, FOX, CBS, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Washington Post, Mashable, CBS, The Travel Channel, CNN, NPR, , Inside Edition, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and more!


STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

11/16 ROMAIN TEYTEAU FROM GEORGES DUBOEUF, BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU DAY, STEPHEN M. ROWLEY FROM COX BUSINESS

ROMAIN TEYTEAU - EXPORT DIRECTOR, GEORGES DUBOEUF - HAPPY BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU DAY!

Beaujolais Nouveau symbolizes the end of the growing season and an invitation to partake of autumn’s bounty. No other wine is released annually with such anticipation, made and released as a finished product only four-to-six weeks after being handpicked off the vine - literally putting a cork on the end of harvest. 

5 Beaujolais Nouveau Facts
Beaujolais Nouveau is the world's freshest wine - it takes about 60 days for its grapes to go from vine to glass, seeing no oak and only a short time in bottle.
All Beaujolais Nouveau grapes must be picked by hand (Beaujolais & Champagne are France's only regions where hand harvesting is mandatory).

Beaujolais Nouveau owes its fresh, juicy style to the winemaking process called 'carbonic maceration' which facilitates gentle, whole berry fermentation.
Serve Beaujolais Nouveau slightly cool, at about 55 degrees (F). Even though it’s red, this fresh wine is most refreshing, fruit-forward & food-friendly when chilled.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day was historically on November 15th until 1985. Now, under French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is always released at 12:01am on the third Thursday of November. The reason? It’s France's excuse to celebrate its 100+ Nouveau Day festivals over a four-day weekend, every year!

GO TO QUINTESSENTIALWINES.COM/BEAUJOLAIS-NOUVEAU-EVENTS
FOR A LIST OF TODAY’S EVENTS!


STEPHEN M. ROWLEY – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF COX BUSINESS

HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN DRIVE UP THEIR HOLIDAY SALES
Small Business Saturday is November 25

November 25th is Small Business Saturday, which provides an opportunity for consumers to support small businesses in their communities. For many small businesses, that day sets the tone for their holiday season and has the potential to significantly impact their annual revenues.

According to a recent survey commissioned by Cox Business, when selecting the top three reasons for supporting small and medium-sized businesses, more than two-thirds of consumers selected “local support” with convenience garnering 63 percent..  Customer service plays a key role in shopping small, with 50 percent of consumers selecting greater customer service as the reason they prefer smaller retailers.

He’ll also talk about how Small Business Saturday is quickly becoming a holiday tradition of its own. By planning, making the event memorable, wowing your customers, and providing good times all around, your business will be sure to reap the benefits.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11/15 LARRY LIPSON'S AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, MAUREEN PETROSKY, TRICKS FOR A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON, TOY INDUSTRY EXPERT ELIZABETH WERNER

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


PROFESSIONAL CHEF & LIFESTYLE EXPERT MAUREEN PETROSKY - EASY TRICKS FOR A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON

TIS’ THE SEASON TO ENTERTAIN
RENOWNED EXPERT SHARES EASY TRICKS FOR A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON

Between cooking, decorating, and the countless seasonal obligations, the holidays can be overwhelming. Expecting to entertain like a pro all on your own is downright crazy! The good news is there are many ways to make sure not only your guests but that you too have a good time at your next party. Maureen Petrosky shares her secrets from how to prepare meals, both big and small, to how- to easily keep track of your guest list. With Maureen’s tips, you’ll be holiday-ready without the headache and have more time to spend enjoying the festivities with family and friends. After all, that IS what the holidays are all about.


TOY INDUSTRY EXPERT, ELIZABETH WERNER - THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST PICKS FOR ANY WISH LIST 

AVOID THE HECTIC HOLIDAY HASSLE 
The Toy Industry’s Premier Player, Elizabeth Werner,  Shows This Year’s Hottest Picks for Any Wish List

The holidays are approaching, and your viewers are likely planning, preparing and shopping! Elizabeth Werner is on hand and available to advise on the hottest and coolest “musts” for the season! 

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN - HERE IS WHAT WE ARE “PLAYING WITH”…
Art & Activities – From creating to collecting, Elizabeth will demo the most fun picks in the category 
For the Imaginative Inventors – From imagination to creation, Elizabeth will demo the must have toys of the season 
For the Tiny Techies – Elizabeth will demo high tech fun (and educational!) toys of the season

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

11/14 JANICE STAHL, BUTTERBALL TURKEY TALK LINE, ANNABELLE GURWITCH, THE IMPORTANCE OF RECYCLING, DR. WILLIE LAWRENCE, THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, COMEDIAN RODNEY PERRY, TOY INDUSTRY EXPERT ELIZABETH WERNER

JANICE STAHL - BUTTERBALL TURKEY TALK LINE EXPERT

ABOUT THE BUTTERBALL TURKEY TALK-LINE
One of the first national, toll-free consumer help lines, the Turkey Talk-Line has helped almost 50 million consumers since its first season in November 1981. Each November and December, professionally trained turkey experts assist more than 4 million cooks through the Turkey Talk-Line, Butterball.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Live Chats and emails in the United States and Canada. With more than 50 staff members, the Turkey Talk-Line has the resources to answer questions from either English- or Spanish-speaking callers, as well as respond to questions via email.

ABOUT BUTTERBALL
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 60 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates seven processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri.

For consumer questions or information, please visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372).


ANNABELLE GURWITCH - ACTRESS  & ENVIRONMENTALIST  TALKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF RECYCLING 

America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Most people agree that recycling is important, in fact, according to research commissioned by the Carton Council last year, 90% of consumers think recycling is important and people should do what they can to try to recycle. Unfortunately that doesn’t necessarily translate into action as recycling rates linger around 35 percent and many people still aren’t recycling everything they can. On November 10th, actress, writer and activist Annabelle Gurwitch will be live from a facility that produces green building materials made entirely out of recycled food and beverage cartons to educate people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being. She wants to make sure people know that food and beverage cartons can and should be recycled, and that facilities like this one actually need more.  Annabelle hopes to motivate occasional recyclers to become “everyday” recyclers and provide an example of what their recyclables become. You should also know that Annabelle was the former host of Planet Green's original series, WA$TED!

WWW.RECYCLECARTONS.COM


DR. WILLIE LAWRENCE, FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND RENOWNED COMEDIAN RODNEY PERRY -  NEW HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED 

NEW HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED
Find out How the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines Will Change the Way Healthcare Providers Evaluate and Manage High Blood Pressure

Comedian Rodney Perry Shares How High Blood Pressure Led to a Stroke
and How He’s Managing It Today

Dr. Willie Lawrence, for the American Heart Association, shares the new 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines and discuss how they will change the way healthcare providers evaluate and manage the condition. He’ll also share advice on how to better manage and treat high blood pressure in adults.

In addition, comedian Rodney Perry will share his personal story of how high blood pressure led to stroke and the steps he now takes to keep it under control.


TOY INDUSTRY EXPERT, ELIZABETH WERNER - THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST PICKS FOR ANY WISH LIST

AVOID THE HECTIC HOLIDAY HASSLE 
The Toy Industry’s Premier Player, Elizabeth Werner,  Shows This Year’s Hottest Picks for Any Wish List

The holidays are approaching, and you are likely planning, preparing and shopping! Elizabeth Werner is on hand to advise on the hottest and coolest “musts” for the season! 

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN - HERE IS WHAT WE ARE “PLAYING WITH”…
Art & Activities – From creating to collecting, Elizabeth will demo the most fun picks in the category
For the Imaginative Inventors – From imagination to creation, Elizabeth will demo the must have toys of the season
For the Tiny Techies – Elizabeth will demo high tech fun (and educational!) toys of the season

Monday, November 13, 2017

11/13 HGTV’S TOP CONTRACTOR CHIP WADE, TIPS FOR GETTING A HOME READY FOR WINTER, ACTRESS AND FOOD NETWORK STAR VALERIE BERTINELLI, VALERIE'S HOME COOKING, MONEY-SAVING EXPERT KELSEY HUBBARD, MONEY SAVING HOLIDAY GUIDE

HGTV’S TOP CONTRACTOR CHIP WADE - TIPS FOR DISASTER VICTIMS & GETTING A HOME READY FOR WINTER

Winter is coming, and that means cooler days, longer nights and that it’s time to do some seasonal maintenance on your home.  Here with some timely tips and suggestions is Chip Wade, best known as the Emmy-winning host of Elbow Room, Curb Appeal: The Block and several other HGTV shows which are fan favorites.

On Monday, November 13, just in time for cooler weather, Chip is available to show your viewers some affordable and importance maintenance tips to help people save on their energy bills. He’ll also provide some important information about choosing a new heating and cooling system; plus, he’ll be sharing a special rebate program from YORK® to help victims of recent disasters in Florida, Texas and Georgia rebuild.

CHIP’S SEASONAL DIY REMINDERS WILL INCLUDE:

  • WINTERIZE NOW–A checklist for getting any home ready 
  • DRAFT IMPROVEMENT–Simple tricks to tell where a home is losing energy and costing you money 
  • TIMELY TUNEUP—Get your HVAC ready for the season by changing filters and cleaning the system
  • KEEPING IT COOL & HOT —What to look for when choosing the best HVAC for your home



ACTRESS AND FOOD NETWORK STAR, VALERIE BERTINELLI - NEW BOOK, VALERIE'S HOME COOKING 

As the current star of her Food Network show, Valerie's Home Cooking, and co-host of the network's Kids Baking Championship, as well as having spent years acting on television, Valerie Bertinelli has made a name for herself in households across America. But to really know Valerie, is to spend time in her kitchen.

Inspired by her family's cooking legacy, Valerie specializes in showing fans how to make dishes their own families will love that are for the heart and soul. As she often says, there's a story behind every recipe and Valerie shares them in this gorgeous cookbook, where home cooks will find more than 100 recipes that are easy to make and innovative--they're just as fresh, vibrant and down to earth as Valerie herself. Many of these classic comforting recipes have an original twist like Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches, Lobster BLTs, Quick Rotisserie Chicken Gumbo, and S'mores Popcorn. These mouthwatering dishes will become your go-tos, whether you're having breakfast or lunch on your own, friends are joining for last-minute cocktails and small bites, or the whole family is coming together for a hearty dinner and dessert.

Her fun flavor combinations, like Brown Sugar Sriracha Bacon Bites, Lobster BLTs, and Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, transform traditional classics into crave-worthy and exciting new dishes to enjoy with friends and family.

VALERIEBERTINELLI.COM


MONEY-SAVING EXPERT KELSEY HUBBARD - MONEY SAVING HOLIDAY GUIDE 

‘Tis the season to be … FRANTIC!  For millions of Americans, getting everything done on time for the holidays is stressful, time-consuming and expensive. How can we simplify our holiday to-do list, get it all done and save money in the process?

Money-saving expert Kelsey Hubbard, KNOWS hectic! From money saving tips to utilizing brilliant time-savers, she is here with simple shortcuts that  will make your holiday season more streamlined, less stressful and more joyful!

Kelsey Hubbard is also as a freelance anchor and correspondent for BBC Capital in New York. As a part of the global website launch in 2013, she created and developed the 90 Second Financial Fix, a continuing original personal finance video series. In addition, Ms. Hubbard is a freelance News Anchor for News 12 Connecticut, a Cabelvision Network. Ms. Hubbard also worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she anchored live news programs such as Lunch Break and The News Hub. As a multi-media anchor and producer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, Ms. Hubbard was also responsible for analyzing and delivering on-air content to MarketWatch, Barron’s and SmartMoney. Her team and respective content increased the viewership of the network from around 12,000 views to over 35 million on demand views per month. Ms. Hubbard is also responsible for the launch of WSJ’s Tax Show, which covers all tax related issues and stories during tax season.

AMONG THE TOPICS KELSEY WILL DISCUSS, ARE:

  • Maximizing your savings and time to get it all done
  • Shopping tips and tricks from online to one-stop-shops
  • Money-saving tips for maximum holiday enjoyment
  • Tips to taking advantage of sales
  • Shopping tips and tricks to save the most
  • And more! 

WWW.STRAIGHTTALK.COM 
WWW.AMAZON.COM/FIRE7
WWW.EPSON.COM 

Friday, November 10, 2017

11/10 FREEZER TO TABLE: HOLIDAY COOKING SECRETS WITH CECI CARMICHAEL, GRANT SPOTTS, DULZURA WINERY, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

CLASSICALLY-TRAINED CHEF, LIFESTYLE EXPERT AND TV PERSONALITY CECI CARMICHAEL - FREEZER TO TABLE: HOLIDAY COOKING SECRETS

The pressure is on! Santa Claus is not only coming to town, but so are mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, multiple cousins, spouses and their children! While it’s no surprise that holiday cooking and entertaining can be stressful, a little planning can save a lot of time in the kitchen.

Gearing up for the holiday season, Ceci Carmichael will tell your viewers about the latest innovations in the frozen food aisle, tips to ease the stress of holiday entertaining, and share easy, time-saving recipes. Ceci will also discuss the myths surrounding frozen food – frozen food is real food-just frozen!.  Much of what you will find in the frozen food aisles today has been developed and prepared by expert chefs in test kitchens across the country – using real ingredients and rigorously evaluated by nutritionists and dietitians. 

SOME OF CECI’S TIPS INCLUDE: 

  • CHEAT A LITTLE: Supplement your holiday cooking with quality foods from the frozen food aisle…you don’t have to make everything from scratch…just add a few homemade touches.
  • STOCK THE FREEZER: Keep your freezer stocked over the holidays – ready for busy shopping nights and unexpected guests. Having your freezer well stocked ahead of time saves you those last minute frantic runs to the grocery store. The beauty of frozen foods is that they are always ready when you are!
  • GET INSPIRED FROM THE BIG CHILL: From breads, potatoes, stuffing and pasta to a wide variety of vegetables you will never be at a loss for what to make. Frozen veggies are also a great addition to hearty soups and stews that will feed a holiday crowd.

WWW.EASYHOMEMEALS.COM  


GRANT SPOTTS - CO-OWNER, DULZURA WINERY

The Dulzura Vineyard and Winery is located on the pioneer-era Clark Ranch,
established in 1885. Today the ranch is still family owned. The buildings are among the very few surviving structures from that era. Come visit and share a glass of fine wine while enjoying the historical ambience and beauty of the Clark Ranch.

VINEYARDS
Our Estate Vineyard produces eight select grape varietals. . Our vines are located on a gently sloped hillside above the winery. The vines recieve ample sun and a gentle breeze on most days. Our proximity to the ocean provides a nightly cooling off which allows the vineyard to produce fruit of exceptional quality.

HISTORIC CLARK RANCH
The Clark Ranch was established in 1885 by Frank J. Clark and his wife Lila. Frank found in Dulzura a climate that suited his predisposition to asthma and severe allergies that had plagued him while growing up in Nebraska. He and Lila decided to settle here, building their first home on the north side of the Dulzura Creek along the Campo Stage Route, as Highway 94 was known then. A large variety of citrus trees were shipped from the east coast, along with olive and figs. The two of them embarked on planting several large orchards  with figs and olives being the primary commercial crops. In addition, persimmon, pomegranate, apple, pear, peach, plum, walnut, and almond trees were planted. Many of them have survived and still bear delicious fruit to this day. In the winter of 1894-95 a severe storm caused the creek to flood, destroying the home. As spring arrived, they began construction on a new ranch house to be built on higher ground on the south side of Dulzura Creek.  It was completed later that year, and was constructed entirely from used lumber, including 1400 board feet of redwood purchased for the sum of $25.00 from what was then the National City Race Track. The stonemason who built the cellar walls and home foundations received $1.50 per day plus board for his efforts.

Sales of ranch-produced fruit in San Diego provided the growing family a decent living for the time from their agricultural efforts.  Around 1902 Lila developed a recipe for a sweet 'dessert' that was a delicious, spicy confection made from the fruit of the family's fig trees. It caught the attention of San Diego grocer Charles Hamilton who made inquiries about having the Clarks produce the specialty food for sales exclusively in his store along with distribution rights. This was the beginning of 'Clark's Pickleized Figs'.  By 1910 the Clarks had built an adjacent two-storied building for the sole purpose of making the 'Pickleized Figs' confection in commercial quantities.  Soon the fig dessert confection was being enjoyed up and down the Pacific Coast, and large quantitites were shipped to the east coast as well. Things went well for the family over the course of the next several years until the onset of World War I, when sugar became scarce. The availability of a key ingredient in the 'Clark's Pickleized Figs' recipe was suddenly curtailed, and the business came to a grinding halt. The family returned to it's reliance on sales of citrus and fresh fruit for its income, and later ventured into cattle ranching to survive the Great Depression. Remarkably, the Clark Ranch has survived the years and remains under family ownership to this day.

In 2001 the family sold some 1,100 acres to the U.S.  Bureau of Land Management through the Trust for Public Land. The acres upon which the original ranch house and improvements were located was kept separate from the sale, and is now the site of the Dulzura Vineyard and Winery. The 'Pickle House' is no longer the kitchen used for the production of 'Pickleized Figs', but theTasting Room for the winery. The original 'stone cellar' beneath the house built in 1895 is now the winery's cellar, where each year's vintage is aged and stored. Today the 'Pioneer- Era' ambience also survives at the Clark Ranch and one still can find relics from those bygone days and sense the history here as you enjoy some truly outstanding wines.  The recipe for the 'Clark's Pickleized Figs' has unfortunately been lost.

WWW.DULZURAWINERY.COM
WWW.THEWINERIESONHIGHWAY94.COM



STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

11/09 LIFESTYLE GURU AND TRAVEL EXPERT AMY E. GOODMAN, VEGAN TV HOST AND EXPERT NAFSIKA ANTYPAS, NATIONAL VEGAN MONTH, SARAH HARRISON SMITH, AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017

LIFESTYLE GURU AND TRAVEL EXPERT AMY E. GOODMAN - HOLIDAY TRAVEL SURVIVAL GUIDE

TRAVEL EXPERT SHARES TOP TIPS ON EVERYTHING FROM PLANNING TO GIFTS ON THE GO

Successful winter travel is all about successful navigation of winter weather and the holiday crowds. Preparedness and safety are key. Whether it’s a two-hour drive or a two-hour flight, traveling can be one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season. And while there are some things you can’t control, there are ways to make the most of your holiday travels this year.

SOME OF AMY’S TIPS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Research: Comparison shopping has never been easier than it is right now. During holiday travel season, do your homework and understand all your options before booking.
  • Protect yourself: Winter weather can be unpredictable so it’s important to protect yourself against trip cancellation or interruption to avoid losing out on a substantial amount of money
  • Shop and ship: During the holidays, consider sending unwrapped gifts in advance to your destination to lighten your load and wrapping them upon arrival. 
  • On the go games: The best kid games on the go are the ones without small pieces and that don't make a lot of noise: cards, coloring, reading books and car games that require rider participation.


VEGAN TV HOST AND EXPERT NAFSIKA ANTYPAS - ALL THINGS VEGAN FOR NATIONAL VEGAN MONTH 


Antypas is an "olive oil expert" who promotes the health benefits of a plant-based nutritional plan. She believes, however, that veganism isn't a diet; it's simply a way of life. This would be an excellent tie-in with National Vegan Month

She’s currently the host of Plant-Based by Nafsika begins on A&E’s FYI. The half-hour episodes engage viewers with cooking demonstrations, interviews with doctors and nutritionists, and guests from the worlds of entertainment and fashion.

Even if you’re not vegan, chances are that you know someone who is or you’ve seen vegan items on the menu at your favorite restaurants. The world is waking up to the fact that products derived from animals not only involve immense suffering but also can cause illness and are completely unnecessary given today’s modern cruelty-free options.

WWW.PLANTBASEDBYNAFSIKA.COM


SARAH HARRISON SMITH - EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, AMAZON.COM BOOKS AND KINDLE - AMAZON TO ANNOUNCE THE BEST BOOKS OF 2017!

The reviews are in! If you’re looking for a book to read on the commute to work or on your couch during the holidays, Amazon will release its best books of the year on November 8th.

In interviews on Thursday, November 9th, Editorial Director, Amazon.com Books and Kindle, Sarah Harrison Smith will talk about the Amazon Editorial Team’s list of the ten best books published inof 2017 . She can also share more on the book the team chose as the best of the year in various categories such as Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Comics & Graphic Novels, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cooking, Food & Wine and kids and teens.

The Best Books of the Year are chosen by the Amazon Books Editorial Team who read hundreds of thousands of pages throughout the year—choosing the best books every month and their top picks make up the best books of the year.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11/08 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, MARTIN BURVILL, VERIZON BUSINESS MARKETS

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT


For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.



MARTIN BURVILL - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GROUP PRESIDENT OF VERIZON BUSINESS MARKETS - SURVIVAL TIPS FOR THE RUSH & CRUSH OF THE HOLIDAYS

‘TIS THE SEASON TO HAVE A ‘PLAN’ FOR SUCCESS…

How to Help Small Businesses & Consumers Meet 

This holiday season, small businesses can anticipate higher sales and call volumes, increased foot traffic in stores and many other challenges. It’s the busiest shopping time of year and Martin Burvill, the president of Verizon Business Markets, is available to remind business owners that it’s important to take the time to review and refresh IT plans to deal with the upcoming season. Burvill will discuss why it’s important to take a moment to identify risks and opportunities. He’ll also explain why it’s important for consumers to support small businesses. 

TOP TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE HOLIDAY RUSH WILL INCLUDE:

  • Planning for the unexpected by checking on supplies and performing needed maintenance and upgrades
  • Make sure you have adequate staffing for holiday rush you will experience  
  • Establish written policy about data security& communicate  policy to all 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

11/07 FINANCIAL COACH CHARLOTTE STALLINGS, GARRETT BUSCH, THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA, TRINITAS CELLARS, SCOTT C. ANDERSON, THE PSYCHOBIOTIC REVOLUTION

FINANCIAL COACH AND AUTHOR CHARLOTTE STALLINGS - HOLIDAY CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD FRAUD PREVENTION

HOW TO COMBAT FRAUD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
With tips and tricks on how to keep your credit card info safe using location services

The holiday season brings with it an uptick in shopping, and consequently, an uptick for cases of fraud. Online card fraud has nearly doubled between 2014 and 2018. Fortunately, we have financial expert Charlotte Stallings, author of, “I Wish Someone Had Told Me,” who can address how to protect yourself around the vulnerable holiday season. Her book is especially relevant as we head into the holiday buying season, when your viewers and listeners will be thankful to have this renowned expert tell them important tips for protecting identity and credit. Stallings has also teamed up with U.S. Bank to explain how combining geolocation with mobile phone technology can reduce credit card theft and prevent credit disruption. 

During the holiday season, consumers frequently make large purchases outside of known locations when traveling.  By matching the location in these circumstances, a new U.S. Bank app can help ensure that transactions on customers’ cards are approved, minimizing disruptions and further reducing the risk of fraud. This easy-to-use mobile app automatically provides consumers with an added layer of convenience and protection. 

WWW.USBANK.COM 


GARRETT BUSCH - BOARD OF MANAGERS, THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA & PROPRIETOR/CEO, TRINITAS CELLARS - UPDATE ON TOURISM AND WINE FROM NAPA VALLEY

WELCOME TO THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA
Unmatched Luxury In The Heart Of California Wine Country

Acre upon acre of sun-soaked vineyards. Lavish accommodations paired with extravagant amenities. Award-winning cuisine celebrating the finest of Napa Valley’s bounty. Indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave. The Meritage Resort and Spa perfectly blends world-class luxury with exceptional hospitality to bring you the ultimate Napa Valley resort experience.

Luxury Accommodations Await
We invite you to immerse yourself in the elegant comfort of our guestrooms and suites. Each of our 322 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 12 lush suites, are designed with your complete well-being in mind. Warm Tuscan-inspired décor welcomes you; plush beds, cozy robes, and exclusive amenities ensure restorative tranquility; and picturesque views from exclusive balconies or patios soothe, as the warmth of the golden sun welcomes you to another magnificent day at The Meritage.

Sumptuous Cuisine Delights
Experience culinary excellence in Napa Valley at The Meritage Resort’s restaurants, bars, and lounges. Seasonal menus burst forth with flavor at Siena as California and Italy expertly collide; a delectable array of fresh pastries, savory baked goods, rich espressos, and refreshing smoothies await at Blend; and, an extensive selection of Napa Valley’s finest wines, along with premier liquors, signature crafted cocktails, small bites, and shared plates, are served at the Lobby Bar. Satisfying your desire for lighter fare and cooler concoctions, is our seasonal, poolside Terrace Bar, while Crush Ultra Lounge is the premier destination for food and fun in Napa Valley, featuring luxury bowling lanes, big screen TVs featuring sports entertainment, specialty cocktails, and a menu filled with favorites.

Exclusive Amenities Captivate
Enjoy the absolute best of Napa Valley without ever leaving our resort. Built into the hillside beneath our nine-acre vineyard, is the spectacular Estate Cave. Home to the award-winning Spa Terra and the renowned Trinitas Cellars Tasting Room, it is the only facility of its kind in Wine Country. Descend 40 feet underground and arrive at a state of total relaxation and rejuvenation, relishing in the lavishly appointed private treatment rooms, soaking pools, steam grottos, and water walls of one of America’s Top 100 Spas. No trip to the Estate Cave and Napa Valley is complete without indulging in a custom flight of Trinitas Cellars wines with artisan chocolate pairings, savoring the exceptional flavors in the most unique of settings.

Our Four-Diamond luxury hotel features exemplary facilities and services above ground, as well. Nine acres of stunning vineyards with hiking trails adorn the hillside behind our resort with paths leading to Napa’s Grape Crusher Statue. Swimming pools and whirlpools provide refreshing recreation, while private poolside cabanas and outdoor seating around fireplaces offer idyllic settings for repose. Also included in our array of amenities is our state-of-the-art fitness center and Our Lady of Grapes Chapel. Should you decide to explore more of California’s Wine Country, The Meritage Resort and Spa offers convenient guest transportation to downtown Napa and Oxbow Public Market on our deluxe 27 passenger shuttle.

Remarkable Venues Impress
Fairytale weddings become dreams come true. Business mixes flawlessly with pleasure. Special occasions shine and events amaze at The Meritage. Offering over 50,000 square feet of flexible premier event space, The Meritage Resort and Spa is the perfect location for your next event. With an impressive array of indoor, outdoor, and underground event space, coupled with the talent and dedication of our event planning experts, The Meritage is the leading venue for Napa Valley events.

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SCOTT C. ANDERSON - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S THE PSYCHOBIOTIC REVOLUTION: MOOD, FOOD AND THE NEW SCIENCE OF THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION 

THE PSYCHOBIOTIC REVOLUTION: Mood, Food and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection 

It’s true!  Your gut is messing with your mind. More specifically, your microbiota has been controlling your moods, arguably from the time you were just a twinkle in your parents’ eyes. Renowned medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan are leading a “psychobiotic” (psycho- meaning “mind” and biotic meaning “life”) revolution that is upending long-held doctrines in almost every branch of biology. Millions suffer from the epidemics of gut problems and depression. Is there a link? Recent findings reveal ground-breaking scientific evidence correlating diet to mental health—from depression to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.   In The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection, Cryan and Dinan teamed up with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, combining complex scientific facts with helpful illustrations to tell the intriguing story of how our gut controls our brain. It provides a helpful path forward for those who are afflicted by such diseases as well as general advice for everyone who wants to feel better, physically and psychologically.

Monday, November 6, 2017

11/06 THE MILLION DOLLAR MAN TED DIBIASE, THE PRICE OF FAME, WINE TRENDS WITH LARRY VAN AALST

THE MILLION DOLLAR MAN- TED DIBIASE  TALKS ABOUT HIS FORTHCOMING DOCUMENTARY THE PRICE OF FAME IN THEATERS NOV 7


The Price of Fame; A Story of Hope, Faith and Wrestling

The Price of Fame explores the life of Ted Dibiase, "Million Dollar Man” and his family. They built a Legacy in the ring, but the lasting impact will be felt for generations outside the ring. Discover what the Price of Fame was for Ted, and what he found that changed everything, something Priceless.



LARRY VAN AALST – WINE TRENDS AND SONOMA HAPPENINGS

LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON CRN AND IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR, TASTING AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY, WHATS GOING ON IN THE SOMNOMA AREA AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE.

Friday, November 3, 2017

11/03 JAMES KNUDSON, GRANITE LION CELLARS, RENEGADE MILLIONAIRE HOST WINNIE SUN, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

JAMES KNUDSON FROM GRANITE LION CELLARS 

Just 14 Miles From The Waterfront Our San Diego Vineyard Is An Easy Drive From The City.

The Granite Lion Vineyard is nestled in the San Diego foothills. Cradled against the sun and fed by the evening sea breezes, the grapes demonstrate the depth of ideal growing conditions.

Granite Lion Cellars begins with the thier vine grapes and the distinctive characteristics that make every variety unique, because we understand that all we take through life is ourselves. A young winery, this vineyard presents a rich and distinctive taste distinctive to the region.

We Are The First Of The Wineries On The Highway 94 Wine Trail

The Wineries on Highway 94 is a growing affiliation of commercial growers and wineries near san diego who have a shared vision of the San Diego East County as being an ideal location for the establishment of exceptional wine grape vineyards. We are now demonstrating that the high quality fruit produced by these vines can in fact become world class wines. Now this vision is a reality as several of the wines vinted here have recently been not only recognized but have received awards in international competition.

THE WINERIES ON HIGHWAY 94
The Wineries on Highway 94 is a growing affiliation of commercial growers and wine producers who have a shared vision of the San Diego East County as being an ideal location for the establishment of exceptional wine grape vineyards. We are now demonstrating that the high quality fruit produced by these vines can in fact become world class wines. Now this vision is a reality as several of the wines vinted here have recently been not only recognized but have received awards in international competition.

2014 marks the first year that wine tasting is offered along the scenic Historic Route 94. We invite you to come out to the East County for a visit and a taste of some truly excellent wines. You'll be pleasantly surprised at what you'll find. Chances are you'll be hosted by the owners and winemakers themselves who are all quite happy to answer your questions about how the wines are made, and may even give you a personal tour! We're proud of what we're doing here in the East County and we want to share the products of our efforts with you!

There are several more vineyards located along the Historic Highway 94 that will be joining us in the near future. These new addtions to our group of Wineries on Highway 94 will surely provide an even greater diversity of fine wines from this area. You'll want to keep checking here for updates!

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RENEGADE MILLIONAIRE HOST WINNIE SUN REVEALS - NEW DATA UNCOVERS FALSE SENSE OF CONFIDENCE REGARDING BENEFITS CHOICES AMONG AMERICANS

RENEGADE MILLIONAIRE HOST WINNIE SUN REVEALS… WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT HEALTHCARE CAN HURT YOU

NEW 2017 Aflac Workforces Survey Reveals that 76% of Workers are Unsure about Health Care Coverage Specifics

Healthcare is one of the most important decisions anyone can make, but it’s surprising just how many people really take the time to understand the plans until they are sick or facing critical issues.  Now, two new studies are out providing data that is both shocking and revealing.   On November 3rd, Winnie Sun – one of the top personal wealth experts in the nation – is available to share important highlights from the studies and the impact healthcare decision made during open enrollment period for insurance coverage can have a huge impact on a family’s financial health.  Sun is teaming up with Aflac to share results from two studies that analyzed the trends, attitudes and use of employee benefits among the U.S. workforce. The 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report (AWR) shows that American workers may feel more confident about benefits choices, while admitting a lack of understanding regarding the choices being made. A separate Aflac study found younger workers who may be making benefits decisions for the first time also lack knowledge of health insurance coverage but want to branch out and make independent benefits decisions.


STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

11/17 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT & AUTHOR RONDA GIANGRECO AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CARRIE SAMMARCO, MIKE KELLEY, AQUALANI, JESSICA NAZIRI, TOP TECH GIFTS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

RONDA GIANGRECO AND CARRIE SAMMARCO RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT A NEW COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESOURCE  HOW A ONE-YEAR COOKING CHALLENGE HELPED AN AV...