Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3/10 - Johnny Bench, Larry Lipson, Angus McKenzie, Elana Amsterdam

Wednesday March 10, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike & Paul


Johnny Bench - "Greatest Catcher of All Time"

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, Bench is undoubtedly the greatest catcher ever as stated by the Sporting News in late 1998, in which Johnny was named the 16th greatest player of all time -
His successes include National League Rookie of the Year (1968), National League Most Valuable Players (1970 & 1972), World Series MVP (1976), 14-time All-Star, and 10 Gold Gloves. In 1980, Bench set an endurance record by catching 100 or more games for 13 consecutive seasons. Then, in 1999 Johnny received baseball's esteemed honor of selection to the All Century Tearn on October 24. Over the years, Johnny has maintained a sense of balance by using his celebrity status to aid such worthy causes as the Heart Association, the American Cancer Society (as past National Chairman of Athletes vs. Cancer), the Kidney Foundation, Franciscan Sisters of Poor Health System, the American Lung Association, and the 'Catch the Cure' program of the Children's Hospital of Cincinnati. He also supports the  Cincinnati Symphony, and the Museum of Science and Industry in addition to the Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund, which provides funds for students to attend college in the Cincinnati area. Johnny has appeared on ESPN, and Fox Sports in addition to participating in events such as touring with Bob Hope's Christmas Shows, and visiting troops in the Far East during Desert Storm. He has also sung with the Cincinnati Pops, authored books, and was the host of the Emmy-Award-winning instructional show, "The Baseball Bunch". Johnny's national broadcasting background includes nine years with CBS Radio broadcasting the National Game of the Week, the All-Star Game, the League Championship Series and the World Series as well as play-by-play on Reds' television. Hall of Fame Major League Baseball catcher Johnny Bench knows what it’s like to face physical challenges. After suffering years of chronic joint pain, he underwent total hip replacement of his right hip in April of 2004. After undergoing the procedure, Bench was able to get back to his active life without hip pain. When he began experiencing pain in his left hip, Bench knew not to wait until he was sidelined by the pain and elected to undergo total hip replacement of his left hip in February 2010. Now fully recovered Bench travels across the U.S. sharing his experience with arthritis and joint replacement with joint pain sufferers.

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine and food talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally on Cable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heard locally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP;Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley on Channel 1/97 SAP and 25; Time Warner West Valley on Channel 6 SAP and 960; AT&T on Channel 6 in the Valley and Channel 44 SAP in Los Angeles; Charter Communications on Channel 33 SAP; Time Warner Lancaster on Channel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in Hidden Hills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura on Channel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel 56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960; Time Warner South Pasadena on Channel 6 and 960.


Angus McKenzie Editor in Charge - Motor Trend
Top exec at Motor Trend talks about the Toyota problems and the most recent incident when a motorist in San Diego needed police assistance to stop his runaway Toyota. What is ahead for the popular carmaker? More recalls? What about safety concerns? It started with a single, horrifying car crash in southern California last August. And this week, after two separate recalls covering 7.5 million vehicles, Toyota was forced to announce it was suspending the sale of eight of its best-selling vehicles, a move that will cost the company and its dealers a minimum of $54 million a day in lost sales revenue. How did a company that became the world's largest and most profitable automaker on the back of a rock-solid reputation for quality and dependability find itself at the center of the biggest product recall since the Firestone tire fiasco in 2000? And what does this mean for Toyota's brand image in its largest and most profitable market?

Elana Amsterdam - "The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook"

Eco-entrepreneur and gluten-free guru Elana Amsterdam is the author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, published by Ten Speed Press in July 2009. On her website, Elana's Pantry, she shares weekly recipes and ingredient selection alongside purchasing, preparation, and meal-planning tips with her readers and visitors (traffic 50,000 unique hits monthly). Visit her website at www.elanaspantry.com. She has written for publications including the Denver Post, the Boulder Daily Camera, Delicious Living, Delight Magazine, and Elephant, and has been featured in a variety of publications including 5280, Working Woman, Crain's New York Business, Fortune Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN and MSNBC. Elana lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, two boys (chefs in training), two bunnies, and five chickens.

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