Monday, August 31, 2009

Mon Aug 31, 2009

On Today's Show:

Dr. Joel Fisher - "The Wine Guru"
wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. In the 1960's, Joel M. Fisher (JMF) served in many Washington positions, including as Public Relations Director to Charlie Rhyne's World Peace Through Law Committee, before returning to California to teach. Two years later he was awarded the Ford Foundation supported National Committee Fellowship and was appointed Director of the Arts and Sciences and State Legislative Divisions of his party's national committee. As part of the 1968 presidential campaign, Fisher operated in 13 states.Following that election, Joel became Assistant Deputy Counsel to the President, secretary of the inter-agency political coordinators group in the White House, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.Returning again to academia, Fisher taught at Georgetown University, and then back in California at Loyola, Southwestern and Whittier Law Schools. He also served as Assistant Dean at Whittier, and in addition taught political science at Whittier, University of California Irvine, UCLA and SC. Joel is the author of 2 books on politics and more than 20 articles, monographs and reviews on politics, international law and international business.He serves as public affairs director for the former Hollywood Palace, now Avalon, and Vanguard, among other clients.In the Hollywood and Los Angeles political arena, he served for five years as President of the 20,000 some Hollywood United Neighborhood Council, and as the first Senator from HUNC to the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Congress. On the Board of the Vine Street Association, he was elected to the Board of the Hollywood Entertainment District's Business Improvement District, where he has served as Treasurer, and now Vice President. A member of the Board of Managers for the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, He is also Vice President (former President) of the Imperial House Home Owners Board of Directors.

Terry Walters "Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You" More than a cookbook, Clean Food is a feast for the senses that will nourish mind, body, soul…and the planet, too. With more than 200 fresh, seasonal, and tempting vegan recipes, it will help everyone eat the way the want: close to the source. From the White House kitchen to fast food restaurants, everyone’s discussing “the sustainable diet.” But what exactly does that mean? Terry Walters explains it all, and shows us how to eat seasonal, unprocessed, and locally-grown foods that are good for us and the environment. Walters’s emphasizes tastes as much as ingredients in delicious recipes that include whole grains, vegetables, legumes, sea vegetables, nuts, and seeds, and range from Crispy Chickpea Fritters to Spicy Thai Tempeh with Cashews to a vegan and sugar-free Chocolate Lover’s Tart that’s absolutely luscious! Since they’re arranged from spring to winter (with a chapter for “anytime at all”), it’s easy to find the right meals for every season of the year. Terry’s dynamic personality shines through on every page, particularly in her extensive introduction to the world of whole foods (which includes a glossary of ingredients). This is certain to be the cookbook of this and every season—the one that will help us make positive, sustainable, and yet delicious changes to the way we eat every day.

Jerome Tuccille's "Gallo be Thy Name"
Jerome Tuccille is the author of 25 books, including biographies of Alan Greenspan, Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump. He has also written or coauthored several novels and financial self-help books. A vicepresident at T. Rowe Price Investment Services and a former broker and analyst, Tuccille is an authority on American business. " Gallo be Thy Name" follows the family saga of how the Gallo wine family rose from abjectpoverty in the early 1900's to become the most successful wine company inthe world though hard work, unfettered ambition, and crime. From selling"Dago Red" to Al Capone during Prohibition to conquering America's winemarket with cheap wine brands Thunderbird and Ripple, and from the GreatDepression to the roiling farm labor movements of the sixties and seventies,and from the '90s wine boom to today's financial gyrations - the Gallos rodethe turbulent currents of history to triumph with iconic brothers Ernest andJulio steering the ship. But beneath the E. & J. Gallo Winery's carefully polished surface is asweeping story of passion and power, swirling with rumors of murder. InGallo Be Thy Name, biographer Jerome Tuccille goes beneath the shiny surfaceof the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery to unearth a sweeping story of passionand power that began with the Italian immigrant brothers Giuseppe andMichelo Gallo bribing local police, Federal Agents, and elected officialsall across the nation to sell bootleg wine.

Dawn Gates- Allen - Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association
Established in 1888 to standardize the measure with which cranberries are sold, the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA) is one of the country’s oldest farmers’ organizations. Today, the CCCGA represents approximately 330 growers throughout Massachusetts. This unity has given growers both a single voice and collective strength in promoting the cranberry industry. The CCCGA has a professional staff that assists growers in solving everyday problems, offering assistance in regulatory compliance, sponsoring professional development seminars and organizing association activities such as the Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival each October. The CCCGA has invested over $500,000 in cranberry research to help improve the efficiency and environmental compatibility of cranberry farms. Through continued support, the CCCGA is working to ensure that cranberry farming can survive urbanization and that open space and clean water, vital to cranberry growing, will be preserved. The CCCGA also operates a frost warning system. Frost protection is a vital part of cranberry farming. In the event of frost danger, cranberry grower members are notified by phone or through access to a special code-a-phone system that a frost may be occurring and to take appropriate management action to protect the buds (spring) or berries (fall).
Cranberry Harvest Celebration - Join The A.D. Makepeace Company and the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association for the 6th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, October 10 - 11, 2009. 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine Admission $2.00, age 6 and under free Free event parking This fun family event features juried crafters, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, pony and wagon rides, and much more. The highlight of the day is a guided tour of a working cranberry bog. Please, no pets. The 2008 event drew a record 12,000 people from around the world. Plans for the 2009 Celebration are underway; more detailed information will be available in the coming months.