Friday, May 26, 2017

05/26 KAYLA CONTI, GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT, STEVEN RAICHLEN, BARBECUE SAUCES RUBS AND MARINADES, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT KAYLA CONTI 

Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the people, places and topics that send the country searching for answers each week. Topics That Fascinated the U.S. Selected from Millions of INTERNET Searches!

Hear the hottest content on the web each week directly from the source! Become part of Google’s weekly Top Search Trends program to find out what news makers and trends are capturing the imagination of the country each week. Encompassing searches from across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more a Roya will discuss five of the hottest trending queries on the web.

Here are the top Google trends and YouTube video for the week.
1. Manchester, England
2. Red Nose Day
3. Pandora World of Avatar
4. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
5. Beatles

YouTube Video: 
Game Of Thrones Season 7: Official Trailer

GOOGLE.COM/TRENDS



JAMES BEARD WINNING AND BARBECUE HALL OF FAMER STEVEN RAICHLEN , NEW BOOK, BARBECUE SAUCES RUBS AND MARINADES

BARBECUE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES
Bastes, Butters, and Glazes, Too

James Beard and IACP Award–winning author, PBS star, and Barbecue Hall of Famer Steven Raichlen pioneered bringing the art of global live-fire cooking techniques and flavors to American grillers. Through his journalism and seminal cookbooks—including the New York Times bestselling Project Smoke, How to Grill, and The Barbecue! Bible®—Raichlen delivers irresistible smoked and grilled masterpieces every time.

Fundamental to Raichlen’s big flavor approach to live-fire cooking are his sauces, rubs, spice pastes, and marinades, which endow ordinary meats and seafood with extraordinary character and soul. Never has interest been keener in these essential flavor components for building confidence and creativity at the grill, and with BARBECUE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES—Bastes, Butters, and Glazes, Too!, Raichlen takes an encyclopedic approach to every seasoning and condiment one could possibly need.

Here are over 200 recipes for chile-fired rubs, lemony marinades, buttery bastes, and flavorful sauces, plus brines, cures, glazes, salsas, relishes, and chutneys. The book includes all of the latest advances in barbecuing and grilling techniques—including cutting-edge finishing sauces, after-marinades, and board sauces—and shares a cornucopia of global flavor combinations drawn from Raichlen’s extensive travels. Recipes for complete dishes complement the experience—Char Siu Chicken Thighs, BBQ Titans’ Brisket, Smoked Venison Jerky, Persian Saffron Lamb Chops, Cider-Brined Pork Chops, Spice-Grilled Pineapple with Smoky Whipped Cream, and much more.

The goal of BARBECUE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES is to help every home cook become a more innovative griller. To that end, Raichlen includes something for everyone: basic sauces and seasonings for the neophyte; professional preparations for the expert; classic rubs and barbecue sauces for the traditionalist; cutting-edge flavor combinations for the adventurer; down-home, commonsense seasonings for the basic barbecue guy; and exotic preparations for the culinary globe-trotter.

A rundown of the basic definitions of each type of sauce and seasoning helps the reader determine when best to use each. Raichlen also includes a detailed inventory of essential grilling gear and techniques and offers information-packed sidebars detailing everything from how to customize a barbecue rub and maximize its performance, to guidelines for how to build a better barbecue sauce, to an overview of spices and how to use them, to a summary of marinating times, to instructions for how to use an injector.

Timed to release along with the third season of Raichlen’s acclaimed PBS show Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, BARBECUE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES is the essential companion cookbook for every at-home pit master and barbecue enthusiast looking to up his or her game at the grill.

WWW.STEVENRAICHLEN.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, May 25, 2017

05/25 JOE MANTEGNA, MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2017, KATH YOUNGER, KATH EATS REAL FOOD, HEALTH BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS

ACTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER AND DIRECTOR JOE MANTEGNA - CO-HOST OF THIS YEAR’S “MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2017” 

LIVE ON PBS FROM THE WEST LAWN OF THE U.S. CAPITOL
SUNDAY, MAY 28, FROM 8-9PM ET

LAURENCE FISHBURNE JOINS JOE MANTEGNA TO CO-HOST PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT:  AN AMERICAN TRADITION HONORING OUR HEROES PAST AND PRESENT

**All-Star Line-Up Featuring General Colin Powell, Renée Fleming, Vanessa Williams, Scotty McCreery, Five for Fighting, John Ortiz, Christopher Jackson, Ana Ortiz, Ronan Tynan, Russell Watson  and the National Symphony Orchestra with Auli’i Cravalho Performing the National Anthem**

This Memorial Day weekend, PBS brings viewers an inspiring night of remembrance dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.  The multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol co-hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise.  The broadcast marks the 28th annual edition of PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT.  For almost three decades, PBS has inspired viewers with this deeply moving and reverential night of remembrance dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who hcountry.  Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CRIMINAL MINDS: WITHOUT BORDERS), who has co-hosted the concert for the past eleven years, will present a 75th anniversary salute to the Doolittle Raiders, the daring aviators who changed the course of World War II in the Pacific.
 
WWW.PBS.ORG/NATIONAL-MEMORIAL-DAY-CONCERT


KATH YOUNGER - REGISTERED DIETITIAN, MOM AND BLOGGER OF KATH EATS REAL FOOD - TALKS ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF  PROBIOTICS & MAINTAINING A BALANCED LIFESTYLE 

With summer around the corner, it’s time to focus on your health. Here with us is Registered Dietitian, mom and balanced lifestyle expert, Kath Younger of Kath Eats Real Food.”

Kath Younger, RD writes a healthy food and lifestyle blog read by over 15,000 visitors a day from around the world. Kath Eats Real Food, which you'll find at www.KathEats.com, is a celebration of life through the lens of food. Kath writes about everything from recipes to organization tips to encouraging readers to try new "real" foods, including wheatberries, kale chips, chia seeds, and her famous whipped banana oatmeal. Having lost over 30 pounds after graduating from college, Kath is a Registered Dietitian and owns a Great Harvest Bread Company with her husband in Charlottesville, VA.

SWANSONVITAMINS.COM/PROBIOTICS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

05/24 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, JULIA DIMON, WHY VACATIONS STRESS PEOPLE OUT

LARRY LIPSON - 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.



TRAVEL JUNKIE JULIA DIMON SHARES AN IMPORTANT NEW STUDY ABOUT WHY VACATIONS STRESS PEOPLE OUT!

TRAVEL JUNKIE JULIA DIMON’S TIPS FOR PLANNING RELAXING VACATIONS & AVOIDING STRESS

The renowned TRAVEL JUNKIE, Julia Dimon has visited more than 80 countries during her career as one of the top travel experts in the nation. The TV host for National Geographic Word Travels has hiked with mountain gorillas in Uganda, gone to radioactive Chernobyl and eaten live scorpions, bugs and slugs all across the globe. Now, this amazing lady is ready to share some of her top travel planning secrets for avoiding stress and planning a relaxing vacation experience.  Julia will also have some timely information from a new study from Wyndham Resort Rentals on what causes people to stress out the most when planning a vacation or during the actual vacation. She’ll provide timely tips for reducing anxiety during the vacation planning process and from determining the causes of stress before and after vacations.

TIPS FOR REDUCING TRAVEL STRESS, INCLUDE:
Where to begin when planning for your summer vacation or weekend getaway
Ways to prevent anxiety when planning or traveling
Why choosing quality lodging is the top way to guarantee vacation experience
How to get more from your summer vacation by taking advantage of rewards and exclusive benefits available through loyalty programs

WWW.BEVACATIONREADY.COM

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

05/23 EXECUTIVE CHEF JOHN BERIKER, GM STAN KANTOWSKI, THE HISTORIC MISSION INN, COLOR PSYCHOLOGIST DR. SALLY AUGUSTIN AND SUE WADDEN, SPRING HOME COLOR AND DÉCOR TRENDS, CHASSIE POST

EXECUTIVE CHEF JOHN BERIKER AND GM STAN KANTOWSKI - THE HISTORIC MISSION INN

ABOUT MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA
Originally opened in 1903, The AAA Four Diamond, Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa incorporates design elements throughout the southwestern United States, Mexico and several Mediterranean countries.  An AAA Four Diamond property, the hotel features 238 guest rooms, including 27 suites and 4 restaurants:  Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, an AAA Four Diamond restaurant and Wine Spectator’s 2016 “Best of Award of Excellence” for 20 consecutive years; Bella Trattoria Italian Bistro; Las Campanas Mexican Cuisine & Cantina; and The Mission Inn Restaurant and Spanish Patio.  The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa also features 54° at Duane’s, Casey’s Cupcakes, and The Presidential Lounge. The hotel is a recipient of the 2016 Historic Hotel Awards of Excellence “Best Historic Hotel”, “Best Historic Hotel” in America by USA Today’s 10Best.com and placed 5th in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards’ “Top Hotels in Southern California” category.

In addition, the hotel offers a serene swimming pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by lush gardens; a fitness center; a historic museum; Conde Nast award-winning Kelly’s Spa, a luxurious Tuscan-inspired spa founded by visionary Kelly Roberts who also serves as COO of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, a National Historic Landmark.  The historic hotel is situated on an entire city block of the quaint Mission Inn District of Riverside, CA., features Mission-Revival style architecture inspired by the state’s 21 missions, and is home to a one-of-a-kind art collection.

WWW.MISSIONINN.COM


COLOR PSYCHOLOGIST DR. SALLY AUGUSTIN AND SUE WADDEN, DIRECTOR OF COLOR MARKETING AT SHERWIN-WILLIAMS - SPRING HOME COLOR AND DÉCOR TRENDS 

JUST IN TIME FOR NATIONAL PAINTING WEEK JOINING US TODAY ARE COLOR PSYCHOLOGIST DR. SALLY AUGUSTIN AND SUE WADDEN, DIRECTOR OF COLOR MARKETING AT SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Springtime means sprucing up your home – but you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to knowing and selecting colors. You also may not realize that science and psychology can play a role in your choices.

For example, our emotions and behavior can be affected by certain colors, patterns and even the intensity of light. Room and object dimensions influence us, as well as ceiling heights and floor plans. After taking all of that into account, the next step is to learn what’s trending.

Experts say colors are warming up, but that shades of whites, grays and blues are still popular. Designers say one reason why these colors are trending is because the simple, Scandinavian design is a top request today.

Sally Augustin (Environmental/Design Psychologist) and Sue Wadden (Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin Williams) are available to help you breathe new life into your home, and show how science and psychology can help you make color and décor choices. They will also reveal the results of a color psychology and sentiment survey.


CHASSIE POST - THE HOT NEW TRENDS TO HELP YOU MAKE A BIG SPLASH!   HOW TO ADD ‘GLAM’ TO YOUR SUMMER FUN!

THE HOT NEW TRENDS TO HELP YOU MAKE A BIG SPLASH!

Renowned TV Style Expert, Correspondent & Lifestyle Editor Chassie Post Reveals Savvy Style Secrets to Help Your Viewers & Listeners

The Spring and Summer seasons are right around the corner, and so is the beach fun and backyard bashes. On May 23rd, one of the nation’s top TV style experts and lifestyle editors is available to help your audience add some glam to their summer season. Chassie Post is best known for her appearances as a guest on national television shows such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live w/ Regis & Kelly, Access Hollywood, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, E!, The Insider, CNN, Wendy Williams Show, The Steve Harvey Show, The Meredith Vieira Show and more, where she covers hottest trends and styles.  


WWW.TIPSONTV.COM

Monday, May 22, 2017

05/22 KEVIN VANBLARCUM, GRILLED CHEESE & BEER COOKBOOK, SUMMER TRAVEL WITH JAMIE SORCHER, JASON BREWER, RILA

KEVIN VANBLARCUM - BREWER AT KEEGAN ALES IN KINGSTON, NY & CO-AUTHOR, GRILLED CHEESE & BEER COOKBOOK 

GRILLED CHEESE & BEER COOKBOOK
Perfect for Dads and Grads

GRILLED CHEESE & BEER is spiced with wit and a passion for all things grilled cheese and beer, with easy-to-follow instructions that make it perfect for any skill level. It contains over 50 one-of-a-kind grilled cheese sandwich recipes, perfectly paired with craft beers designed to draw out the full flavor of each ingredient.

GRILLED CHEESE & BEER is the perfect gift for dads especially those who enjoy grilling and drinking some cold brew. It's also ideal for any recent graduates looking for a fun cookbook full of simple, delicious sandwiches. Combining an extensive knowledge of beer making, food, and good humor, authors Kevin VanBlarcum and Eddie Davis have created a very special collection that will thrill sandwich lovers everywhere.

Check out some recipe names from GRILLED CHEESE & BEER: Bacon Me Crazy, Muenster Mash, Dragon Ball Cheese, Hamwise Gamgee, Revenge of the Swiss, Not Your Dad's Fried Bologna, and many, many more!


GADGET GIRL JAMIE SORCHER - THE BEST TECH TIPS & TOOLS FOR HITTING THE ROAD THIS TRAVEL SEASON

TECH TRAVEL TRENDS, TIPS & TOOLS
GADGET GIRL JAMIE SORCHER TALKS SUMMER TRAVEL

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and it’s one of the busiest driving weekends of the year. According to AAA, last year was the second busiest Memorial Day by travel volume on record with more than 38 million travelers. This year, AAA is anticipating even more families on the road for the holiday weekend.

SPECIFICALLY:        
Stress-Free Travel – Jamie will discuss and demo travel apps and software that will allow for easier and stress-free road trips - including a new app that lets you pay for your gas on your Apple Watch, mobile device or in your connected car.
Plan and Prepare – Jamie will show & discuss the important tools to include in a “roadside emergency kit”.
Entertainment Options – Jamie will discuss ways to keep the family entertained, including collaborative playlists.
                       

JASON BREWER, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS & STATE AFFAIRS RILA - RETAILERS VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT CHOICE ACT 

Retailers Voice Concerns About CHOICE Act
New Bill Would Repeal Swipe Fee Reform

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) recently responded to the House Financial Services Committee’s introduction of the CHOICE Act, legislation that would roll back many of the financial reforms passed in the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008. Retailers have vowed to fight any financial reform bill that repeals swipe fee reform, bipartisan legislation passed in 2010 that stopped large banks and card networks from charging merchants exorbitant fees on debit card transactions.
The CHOICE Act gives the largest banks and card networks a green light to charge billions in higher fees from every business in America that accepts debit cards.   Repealing swipe fee reform is a billion-dollar giveaway to banks that are generating record profits and passing out record bonuses; it’s a poison pill for any bipartisan effort to enact meaningful financial reform. Higher fees from banks would undoubtedly mean higher prices for consumers.
Retailers believe repealing swipe fee reform is bad for the economy and bad for America. Americans agree.
76 percent of all voters believe that big banks got a bailout while millions of Americans were left to suffer.
63 percent of Trump voters (67 percent of all voters) believe that banks are taking advantage of retailers.
55 percent of all voters oppose swipe fees of any kind.

Jason Brewer is here to offer insight into the CHOICE Act, swipe fee reform and how you can voice your concerns regarding swipe fee legislation with your elected officials.

WWW.RILA.COM

Friday, May 19, 2017

05/19 ELIZABETH FEDERICI, KATHLEEN SQUIRES, JAMES BEARD: AMERICA'S FIRST FOODIE, COMEDIAN MICHAEL MCDONALD, NOBODIES ON TV LAND, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

ELIZABETH FEDERICI AND KATHLEEN SQUIRES TALK ABOUT JAMES BEARD: AMERICA'S FIRST FOODIE (NEW DOCUMENTARY ON PBS)

This spring, THIRTEEN's American Masters is cooking up a "Chefs Flight" of four delectable documentaries on culinary legends James Beard, Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Alice Waters, premiering Fridays, May 19 and 26 on PBS as part of the series' 31st season. (check local listings.)

New documentaries on Beard (1903-1985) and Pépin, will be paired with encore presentations of films on Child and Waters respectively.      

THE FULL "CHEFS FLIGHT" MENU FOLLOWS BELOW:

American Masters - James Beard: America's First Foodie          
Premieres Friday, May 19, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)    
Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard, America's first foodie.

American Masters - Julia! America's Favorite Chef                          
Friday, May 19, 10-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)                
Celebrate the life and legacy of culinary legend Julia Child, who brought French cooking to America.

American Masters - Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft                  
Premieres Friday, May 26, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)    
Discover the story of chef Jacques Pépin, who transformed how America views the world of food.

American Masters - Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution
Friday, May 26, 10-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)                
Discover Alice Waters, who became a major force behind the way Americans eat and think about food.

ELIZABETH FEDERICI, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER AND KATHLEEN SQUIRES, PRODUCER FROM AMERICAN MASTERS - JAMES BEARD: AMERICA'S FIRST FOODIE ARE WITH US TODAY:

For James Beard: America's First Foodie, Federici compiled 100 hours of raw interviews, thousands of photographs, and rare archival footage Squires, an award-winning food writer of two decades, recruited participants, conducted many of the interviews and helped shape the story.

WWW.THIRTEEN.ORG


MICHAEL MCDONALD -  NEW TV COMEDY, "NOBODIES" AIRING WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 10PM ET/PACIFIC ON TV LAND

Actor-writer-director-comedian Michael McDonald (MADtv, Scrubs) talks about his work as show runner, director and occasional guest on the new TV comedy, "Nobodies." Airing Wednesday nights at 10pm ET/Pacific on TV Land, the new series has already been renewed for a second season.

With Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone as executive producers "Nobodies" offers a quirky, insiders look at a trio of Groundlings alums (Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, Rachel Ramras) who, after watching all their friends find success in Hollywood, write a feature film script and without Melissa McCarthy's permission, ineptly and amusingly pitch her and the script to the studios with unexpected twists and turns.

WWW.TVLAND.COM/SHOWS/NOBODIES





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, May 18, 2017

05/18 LATOYA DRAKE, GOOGLE'S LATEST MOBILE & COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES, ROBERT LEVY FROM BRANDSPARK, BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS, DR. CHRISTOPHER PARKER, NATIONAL GOUT AWARENESS DAY

LATOYA DRAKE, GOOGLE TECHNOLOGIST - GOOGLE SET TO UNVEIL LATEST MOBILE & COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES AT ANNUAL DEVELOPER CONFERENCE

GOOGLE SET TO UNVEIL LATEST MOBILE & COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES AT ANNUAL DEVELOPER CONFERENCE

In late May, Google will unveil the next big technology and mobile innovations in store at Google at its annual conference: Google I/O.

More than 7,000 developers will descend upon Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, for three days of interactive sessions, hands-on demonstrations and unique insight into Google’s newest products. Together, they'll explore the latest in mobile applications and beyond.

Previous Google I/O conferences have featured the announcement of Google’s hardware line (including Google Home), groundbreaking Google software, Android TV, Android Wear, Google Photos and Google innovations in virtual reality. Attendees also learn how Google services can help take their web and mobile experiences to the next level at work and in daily life.

LATOYA DRAKE, GOOGLE TECHNOLOGIST, IS AVAILABLE TO GIVE A ROUND-UP OF ALL THE MAJOR GOOGLE I/O ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Major Technology Announcements: Breakthrough moments at Google I/O
Consumer Round-up: What hot new apps, features and gadgets will be available for consumers

ROBERT LEVY FROM BRANDSPARK - BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS  

Leading independent market research firm BrandSpark International has just announced the winners of the 2017 Best New Product Awards (www.BestNewProductAwards.com), the leading consumer-voted CPG awards program in North America. The Best New Product Awards (BNPAs) cover four major consumer product categories: Food & Beverage, Beauty & Personal Care, Household and Kids.  Robert Levy, President and CEO of BrandSpark International and Founder of the Best New Product Awards will discuss the winners in the Food & Beverage category:

Bread
ALDI Specially Selected Brioche Buns
Coconut Water
ALDI Nature’s Nectar Coconut Water
Cooking Oil/Spray
Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil
Eggs
ALDI SimplyNature Organic Cage Free Brown Eggs
Flavored Sparkling Water
La Croix Sparkling Water Tangerine
Frozen Treat
Breyers Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato Indulgences
Mexican Sauce/Seasoning
Ortega Skillet Sauces
Rice
ALDI SimplyNature Organic Rice
Savory Snacks
ALDI SimplyNature Organic White Cheddar Puffs
Soup
Idahoan Premium Steakhouse Potato Soups
Specialty Pasta
ALDI liveGfree Organic Gluten Free Brown Rice Quinoa Pasta
Specialty Vodka
Smirnoff Sourced
Vegetarian Food
Yves Veggie Cuisine Appetizers – Falafel Balls and Kale & Quinoa Bites

WWW.BESTNEWPRODUCTAWARDS.COM


DR. CHRISTOPHER PARKER, CHIEF OF RHEUMATOLOGY AT AUSTIN DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC & CHRONIC GOUT PATIENT GARY - WILL CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION ABOUT GOUT/CHRONIC GOUT AHEAD OF NATIONAL GOUT AWARENESS DAY 
           
PAIN IS NO LAUGHING MATTER
How Misinformation and Shame Can Hurt Patients

A Misunderstood Condition That May Prevent Gout Patients From Getting Proper Care

Quick – what pops into your mind when you hear the word “gout”? Research showed that patients, their families and even health care providers believe gout is caused mainly by overindulgence in alcohol and rich food.1 And that attitude is also shared in the popular press. But, in reality, gout is a serious and painful disease.1

Approximately 8.3 million Americas have gout, a chronic, progressive inflammatory arthritic condition that is caused by too much uric acid in the bloodstream.2 Chronic inflammation induced by uric acid crystal deposits lead to severe pain and joint damage. 2 Some symptoms can include sudden and severe episodes of pain, stiffness and swelling, redness and tenderness. 2 And, although for many people, gout can begin in the big toe, left untreated, high uric acid levels and gout will in time affect more joints, including your ankle, heel, knee, wrist and fingers, to name a few. 2

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

05/17 ELIZABETH WERNER TALKS SUMMER FUN, DR. RICHARD GOLDSTEIN, PROTECTING YOUR PET THIS SUMMER

THE TOY INDUSTRY’S PREMIER PLAYER, ELIZABETH WERNER, TALKS SUMMER FUN

The school year is coming to a close and parents are already wondering how to keep the kids happy and occupied during the break. Elizabeth Werner, a child lifestyle expert, is here with some great tips on summer fun and safety.

FUN IN THE SUN
Summer is around the corner, and your viewers are looking for tips and tricks to fill their kids’ appetites for fun! A combination of outdoor activities and indoor play is a fabulous way to spend a fun day.


DR. RICHARD GOLDSTEIN - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR PET THIS SUMMER

Pet owners in New York and New Jersey recently were warned about a deadly disease that is passed through rats. Recently there has been a rise in the number of dogs who have contracted leptospirosis, a bacterial infection transmitted through rat urine that can infect animals and people. Dogs may be exposed to the infection after lapping up puddle water or being exposed to freshwater sources such as rivers, lakes and streams.

Did you know?
If lepto is left untreated it can lead to fatal kidney disease
It can also cause liver disease
Leptospirosis has a high mortality rate when it is diagnosed late
Testing allows veterinarians to identify and treat lepto quickly

Veterinarian Dr. Richard Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer at the Animal Medical Center in New York City is available for live interviews on Wednesday, May 17th to discuss ways to keep our pets safe in the city as well as sharing tips on how to spot warning signs, symptoms and risk factors for leptospirosis.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

05/16 JAMIE PETERS, WINESONG MENDOCINO’S PREMIER FOOD & WINE EVENT, MEMORIAL DAY ESSENTIALS WITH LIFESTYLE EXPERT RAINA SEITEL

JAMIE PETERS - EVENT DIRECTOR FOR WINESONG MENDOCINO’S PREMIER FOOD & WINE EVENT

ABOUT WINESONG & THE MENDOCINO COAST HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Winesong is produced by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Its mission is to help the small rural Hospital provide the best possible medical care to residents as well as the many visitors to the Mendocino Coast. Winesong proceeds have enabled the Hospital to purchase chemotherapy equipment, portable ultrasound machines for the Emergency Room as well as a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Center, Cardiology Equipment, a Bedside Medicine Verification System and most recently, a Nurse Call System and a Patient Monitor Alert & Telemetry System.

DETAILS ANNOUNCED AROUND WINESONG, MENDOCINO’S PREMIER FOOD AND WINE EVENT & CHARITY AUCTION (SEP 8 & 9, 2017)
Nils Venge of Saddleback Cellars Named 2017 Honored Vintner; Wine Writer Dan Berger & Photographer George Rose Honored as Auction Chairs; Rebecca Johnson Named 2017 Artist of the Year

Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd Annual Winesong event — a spectacular weekend of award winning wine, fabulous food, fine art, music, merriment, and charitable giving. Produced by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, the main event takes place at the gorgeous Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Saturday, September 9th, with A Pinot Noir Celebration at the nearby Little River Inn on Friday, September 8th. In addition, Winesong has just announced key honorees at this year’s event: Wine pioneer Nils Venge of famed Saddleback Cellars has been named Honored Vintner, Wine writer and aficionado Dan Berger and photographer and former wine industry executive George Rose have been named Auction Chairs, and local Anderson Valley Artist Rebecca Johnson has been named the 2017 Artist of the Year. The Hospital Foundation is thrilled to honor these individuals who have been incredibly supportive of Winesong and our goals to help with the equipment needs of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.

Winesong allows attendees the opportunity to explore lauded wines from Mendocino County and around the world, all while sampling culinary delights from locally-based purveyors, as well as a selection of local brews and spirits. World-class artwork is also on display, all set against a backdrop of the stunning Botanical Gardens and the majestic Pacific Ocean. Winesong aims to create harmony between one of the most breathtaking vistas on earth and all of your other senses, all while raising money for our rural hospital.

This year’s Honored Vintner, Nils Venge, is universally regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of the Napa Valley wine industry. Born to Danish immigrants, Venge's exposure to wine came at an early age, as his parents operated a wine and liquor import and distribution company in Southern California. Venge continued his pursuit of wine at the University of California in Davis where he earned a BS in Viticulture in 1967. Following a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Navy Reservist, Venge moved to the Napa Valley to pursue his interest in winemaking. In the subsequent years, Venge worked for the notable wineries Charles Krug, Sterling, Villa Mount Eden and Groth. During his tenure at Groth, Venge became the first American winemaker to receive a perfect 100 point rating from Wine Critic Robert Parker Jr. The 1985 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon catapulted Venge to a venerated position in the California wine industry. Nils Venge continues to produce outstanding wines at his Oakville facility, Saddleback Cellars.

Auction Chair Dan Berger is a former Los Angeles Times Wine Columnist and a lifelong journalist who spent ten years as a general assignment reporter and editor for The Associated Press. He began writing about wine in 1976 and has been nationally syndicated since 1979. He and his wife, Juliann Savage, publish a private weekly wine newsletter, Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences, which began in February 1996. He has contributed articles to Wines & Vines, Decanter Magazine in London, Wine Press Northwest, Tasters’ Guild Journal, Sommelier Guild Journal, the privately published California Grapevine, trade journals Cheers and Beverage Dynamics, and numerous others. He has been a keynote speaker at wine marketing seminars and has been asked to judge several wine competitions over the years. Dan has also garnered many awards, including Wines and Vines magazine’s “Wine Writer of the Year.” In 2010, Mr. Berger was inducted into the Wine Media Guild Hall of Fame in New York. He is on the board of directors of the International Riesling Foundation. He is an aficionado of Napa and Sonoma wines.

More than 40 years ago, Auction Chair George Rose began his long career as a photographer. Throughout the years, he has traveled a long and winding road through the elite world of popular music, film, news, politics, and sports, eventually leading him to California’s Wine Country. During his prolific years as a Los Angeles-based photojournalist, Rose developed a remarkable and historic body of photographic work focused on popular culture. His independent assignments, focused primarily on the entertainment industry, have been published in USA Today, Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone. Over 40 vintage prints of his are in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In 1987, Rose won a World Press Photo Award for news, and was named California “Newspaper Photographer of the Year” in 1976 by the University of Missouri, School of Journalism. The Los Angeles Times twice nominated him (1979 and 1980) for a Pulitzer Prize. For the past 25 years, Rose was a wine industry executive communications director at four successful wine companies: Fetzer Vineyards, Allied Domecq Wines USA, Kendall-Jackson, and J Vineyards & Winery. During this time, he continued to pursue his passion of photography. In 2015, Rose moved to Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. Much of his time is devoted to documenting the natural environment of the county as well as top vineyard estates up and down the coast of California. He is also a contributing photographer with Getty Images.

2017 Artist of the Year Rebecca Johnson grew up in an art-centric family in rural Hopewell, New Jersey. Her parents were designers, artists and art educators. “Life is art” was the family credo. This philosophy enriched and continues to inform Rebecca’s art and career. As a young artist Rebecca embraced the path of the successful professional. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She studied bronze casting at the Johnson Atelier in New Jersey and stone carving in quarries in Vermont. A fulcrum of change occurred when The British American Arts Council awarded her a three-month fellowship to work in Northwest Wales. In this land of stonewalls, craggy mountains, wild coast and rich folkloric history Rebecca’s ideas gestated. Time and solitude created space for her to thoroughly see and imbibe the light, color and form of the land. Her exterior and interior visions integrated and enhanced each other. Rebecca discovered a new degree of courage and conviction to follow her work to its true ultimate power, rural nature and a poetic vision. Rebecca now lives and works in Northern California, Mendocino County, a place of raw elemental forces. Her studio is located in the Anderson Valley, where inside a large renovated barn she creates paintings. The doors of the studio open to a hillside meadow filled with her stone sculpture. The calm beauty of this rural place resonates in her work.

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THE BEST WAYS TO KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH LIFESTYLE EXPERT RAINA SEITEL MEMORIAL DAY ESSENTIALS 

MEMORIAL DAY ESSENTIALS
The best ways to kick off your Summer!

All hail the long weekend and the official kickoff for the Summer season! Memorial Day is upon us, and we’re squirming with anticipation for that blessed extra day off and summer activities. We’ve got Lifestyle Expert and Mom, Raina Seitel. to fill us in on her best tips for getting our busy summer in gear!

Lifestyle Expert Raina Seitel is a journalist, host and mother currently starring in Style Network’s City Girl Diaries. Raina Seitel is a correspondent for WNBC and a variety of media outlets. Raina Seitel is a lifestyle expert with a concentration on entertainment, fashion, beauty, dining, fitness, motherhood and travel. Raina is often found on a red carpet interviewing the hottest celebrities on the East Coast and West Coast. Raina Seitel has interviewed Madonna, Meryl Streep, Bill Clinton, Denzel Washington, Christie Brinkley, Dolly Parton, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Hugh Jackman, Clive Davis, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt and Rudy Giuliani. Raina Seitel is an Emmy Award winner.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

05/15 CERTIFIED CICERONE, ANDY SPARHAWK, AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK, FITNESS EXPERT JAMIE KRAUSS HESS, TIPS ON STAYING FIT, ACTIVE AND HEALTHY

CERTIFIED CICERONE, ANDY SPARHAWK TALKS  ABOUT AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK 

RAISE A PINT TO FREEDOM 

Toast Small and Independent Brewers During American Craft Beer Week® 

Monday, May 15–Sunday, May 21, 2017
         
For the twelfth consecutive year, the Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a nationwide celebration of the small and independent craft brewers that make America’s beer culture so exceptional. The weeklong celebration provides a platform for craft brewers and beer lovers to celebrate craft beer. From May 15-21, brewers across all 50 states will hold events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more.

Visit the official American Craft Beer Week event calendar on CraftBeer.com for a full – and growing – list of local celebrations in all 50 states.
     
ACBW provides hundreds of thousands of beer lovers the opportunity to visit and support their local brewery and beer businesses. It’s the perfect time to recognize the ingenuity of the small and independent craft breweries that have made America’s beer culture the richest in the world.


FITNESS EXPERT JAMIE KRAUSS HESS SHARES TIPS ON STAYING FIT, ACTIVE AND HEALTHY

SUMMER BODY DONE RIGHT!
Fitness Expert Jamie Krauss Hess Shares Tips on Staying Fit, Active and Healthy Through the Summer Swelter

Could it be true? Is summer weather FINALLY on the horizon?! The winter has been ROUGH for most of us, no matter where we live, and many of us are anxious to bask in the glow of the sunshine and head out to enjoy the joys of the warmer weather. You may find your desire to get out of the gym and into the fresh air growing stronger and hopefully you’re inspired to set goals for fitness, health and activity.

But we have to be careful of setting the bar too high and not setting attainable goals for ourselves. Sometimes if we push too hard we end up hurting ourselves. We’ve got Fitness Expert Jamie Krauss Hess here to help us get our summer body the healthy way!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

05/12 J. MCCLELLAND CEO ANTHONY SCOTTO, 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS, CHEF IKAIKA MANAKU & RICKY HAMASAKI FROM THE WESTIN NANEA OCEAN VILLAS, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY


ANTHONY SCOTTO - J. MCCLELLAND CELLARS - 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS

In 2008, the Scotto Family began preparing for the production of a collection of world class wines from Napa Valley dedicated to and named for their long time friend, trusted advisor and iconic California wine industry personality John McClelland. The fruit would be sourced from select Napa Valley vineyards by Winery Director and Winemaker Paul Scotto and vinified with Winemaker Mark Smith at the Scotto family's newly acquired Steele Canyon Winery in the Valley's eastern hills.

In 2014 the J. McClelland Cellars team was enhanced with the addition of Mitch Cosentino, the renowned and frequently awarded winemaker who brought many years of Napa Valley knowledge, experience and vineyard contacts to the project. Since the first release in 2015, JMC wines have garnered more than three dozen prestigious awards and 90+ point scores from highly respected critics as well as national and international wine competitions. Click here to view a complete list.

John McClelland's relationship with the Scottos began in the early 2000s during a meeting with the family to resolve some wine business issues and led to a lasting friendship between John and the entire family. John had a deep knowledge of the industry and a well connected sphere of distribution throughout the U.S. At the same time, 5th generation vintner Anthony III (affectionately known as A3) decided to return to the family’s winemaking tradition and began developing a network of distributors and brokers for their wine portfolio. A personal meeting with John and A3 followed that was the beginning of a strong joint collaboration.

John's contribution and working relationship with A3 evolved into a tightly knit bond with the Scotto family and their wine related interests. John became involved with blending decisions and all brand related issues. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this friendship, the family wanted to honor John for his six decades of service to the industry and his tremendous impact on the Scotto family of wines.

The purchase of Steele Canyon Winery in 2012 provided the platform for the creation of J. McClelland Cellars and the Scotto commitment to produce only the finest from Napa Valley, resulting in our award winning JMC wines. We now invite you enjoy the wines inspired by John McClelland and hand-crafted by Paul Scotto and Mitch Cosentino.

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28TH ANNIVERSARY OF A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS

The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 20, 2017 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.  This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.  “Winemasters” has raised nearly $29 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The CF Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle.  Its focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF and ultimately, to find a cure.

The Foundation’s drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Make your reservations NOW for this wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner!

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CHEF IKAIKA MANAKU & ASSISTANT FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, RICKY HAMASAKI TELL US ABOUT MAUI’S NEWEST RESORT, THE WESTIN NANEA OCEAN VILLAS AND THEIR SIGNATURE RESTAURANT, MAUKA MAKAI

ABOUT THE WESTIN NANEA OCEAN VILLAS  
Situated on Maui’s North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas is designed to provide a relaxing haven complete with culturally inspired programs and authentic Hawaiian experiences. Every feature of the resort — from the Pu‘uhonua o Nanea Cultural Center to the locally sourced art — celebrates native culture and traditions. The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas offers world-class amenities including an expansive lagoon-style pool, full-service restaurant, beach bar and a WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. All villas offer many of the key amenities of home, combined with signature Westin® touches, such as the Westin Heavenly® Bed and Westin Heavenly® Bath. Villas also feature fully equipped kitchens and washers and dryers. Visit westinnanea.com.

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The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas will unveil Mauka Makai at May 12 grand opening celebration 

On Friday, May 12, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, the new resort situated on North Kā‘anapali Beach, introduced its signature restaurant, Mauka Makai, which honors the farming and fishing cultures of ancient Hawai‘i with contemporary flair. The grand opening celebration will showcase local produce and products and will feature chef action stations, specialty cocktails, local beer and live music. It begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 inclusive of all food and beverage tastings.

Inspired by the ancient Hawaiian way of life in the ahupua‘a, executive chef Ikaika Manaku’s regular menu at Mauka Makai was thoughtfully designed with fresh, local ingredients sourced from mountain to sea. The restaurant’s featured dishes include Pork and ‘Ahi with Maui onion jam, Yamasa caramel and Sriracha honey; Smoked Tako with Pohole fern sprouts, Kula tomatoes, Maui onion and blue ginger; and a Pōhaku Natural Prime Ribeye, served on a hot stone that guests finish cooking at the table. Handcrafted cocktails infused with spirits made on the island include unique components, such as house-made hibiscus syrup and smoky flavors of local kiawe wood. Beer enthusiasts will enjoy crisp Maui-made brews.

Mauka Makai, which is located poolside with stunning ocean views at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, is open daily for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


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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.

05/26 KAYLA CONTI, GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT, STEVEN RAICHLEN, BARBECUE SAUCES RUBS AND MARINADES, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT  KAYLA CONTI  Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the peop...