Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tues Feb 02,2010

Guest #1: Bonnie Sherman - Bonnie Sherman Travel
A native of Chicago, Bonnie and her husband and business partner, Ron Sherman, have
Vía | Travel & Leisurelived in San Diego for more than 15 years. Bonnie's work in the travel industry began in college when she worked at the front desk and in reservations at a Hyatt hotel. Following college, she worked as a teacher in Glenview, Illinois. Since becoming a full-time travel agent in 1992, Bonnie completed expert programs for the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the Bahamas. She has traveled to many destinations on professional educational trips. Bonnie supports the need for professional credentials and completed the Certified Travel Consultant advanced program to earn her CTC designation. Bonnie and Ron have taken at least two cruises a year for the past 34 years. Some of her favorite trips have been to the Champagne region of France, visiting Thailand and experiencing the Eastern & Orient Express rail journey, and cruising on small ships with friends. Bonnie is pleased to be affiliated with Pro-travel International, one of the top 25 agencies in the country. Pro-travel's stellar reputation and clout combined with membership in Virtuoso, the world's most prestigious travel consortium, enable Bonnie to arrange truly remarkable dream vacations for her customers.

Guest #2: Craig Shapiro - Pepsi to Give Away Millions
We're looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Pepsi is accepting 1000 ideas every month. Tell us your great idea. Need help? Starting February 1st, vote for up to 10 of your favorite ideas every day. If
Pepsi Logo.jpgyou submitted an idea, feel free to vote for your own. In 2010, Pepsi will be granting millions of dollars every month to support the kinds of ideas we at GOOD have been keeping tabs on since our inception. From revamping a local community center to national solutions to pressing problems, the submissions will run the gamut. What they all have in common is an intention and potential to push the world forward, and change lives for the better. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 will be issued to groups, individuals, businesses and institutions that are voted on democratically and later vetted by us and our friends at Global Giving. This new partnership represents a natural evolution for GOOD. It brings together our valued community of readers and users, our relationships with thought leaders across disciplines, and our commitment to supporting and promoting not only the people and ideas pushing the world forward, but also the businesses that are taking critical leadership position in this effort. It’s an honor to work with Pepsi to bring this project to life. As far as our mission to help individuals, businesses and non-profits help each other move the world forward, this project is as good as it gets. We also see this as a whole new way of interacting with our community: When voting starts February 1, we want to hear which nominees you think will have the most impact. And to complete the circle, all grant winners will get the support, guidance and exposure they need to make their project a success. 

Guest #3: Barbara Balik & Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin - Melisse  Barbara Balik, 1979We are very honored that Josiah is our Honorary Culinary Chairman for the second consecutive year. You just can't get better than Melisse Restaurant. We are so lucky. After creating JiRaffe in Santa Monica with longtime friend and fellow Best New Chef Raphael Lunetta in 1996, Citrin struck out on his own to open Melisse with his wife, Diane, in 1999. There, his French-inspired menu features local ingredients in seasonal dishes like sweet-pea soup with minted yogurt and organic greens with summer truffle vinaigrette. In March 2007, he and Lunetta joined forces again to open Lemon Moon, a takeout-heavy day spot serving breakfast and lunch

Guest #4: Phil Lempert - the Supermarket Guru
One of America's leading consumer trend-watchers and analysts. He is the food trends editor and correspondent for NBC News Today show. His weekly New Products Hits & Misses and The Lempert report videos are syndicated on over 50 websites and reaches an audience in the hundreds of thousands. He makes regular  on ABCs The View , and has appeared numerous times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, CNN, CNBC, Discovery Health and MSNBC, as well as on local television morning and news programs throughout
Phil Lempert is the author ... the country. He has been profiled and interviewed by USA Today, The New York Times , The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek and Ad Age , and is interviewed by hundreds of publications each year. Super Bowl Sunday in not just about the game is about the food! But  face it; most of your favorite game-day treats are horribly bad for you. According to recent research, the average person will consume more than 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat on snack food alone during the big game, not including meals or drinks. And if you're trying to eat healthier, you can forget about indulging at all. There are very few options at this smorgasbord for you!  In interviews on February 2, 2010, Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert will tell you how to makeover some of your favorite Super Bowl foods with a mind toward eating better without sacrificing taste, time or your favorite indulgences.

Guest #5: Gobbler's Knob - Punxsutawney, PA
Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just impostors. How often is Phil's prediction correct? 100% of the time  How many "Phils" have there been over the years? There has only been one Punxsutawney Phil. He has been making predictions for over 120 years! Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking the "elixir of life," a secret recipe. Phil takes one sip every summer at the Groundhog Picnic and it magically gives him seven more years of life. On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob - in front of thousands of
Punxsutawney Philfollowers from all over the world - to predict the weather for the rest of winter. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. No! Phil's forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2, he speaks to the Groundhog Club president in "Groundhogese"(a language only understood by the current president of the Inner Circle). His proclamation is then translated for the world. The celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states, "For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May..." Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s. The first official trek to Gobbler's Knob was made on February 2, 1887. So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br'er Groundhog.
 

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