Tuesday, March 9, 2010

3/9 - Molly Ringwald, PBS Roadshow, Starbucks

Tuesday March 9, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike & Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1
Actress MOLLY RINGWALD, Who Became a Teen Queen and American Pop Culture and Motion Picture Icon for Her Unforgettable Roles in Such Classic Feature Films as "Sixteen Candles," Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink," and Many More, Chats about Her Most Important Role~as a Mom and Shares Her Own Recipe for Giving Her Children a Good Start in Life!  Mother knows best, especially when it comes to feeding and nurturing her family. And to prove it~teen queen, motion picture and pop culture icon, and super mom Molly Ringwald, who burst into superstardom for her unforgettable roles in such classic feature films as "Sixteen Candles", "The Breakfast Club", "Pretty in Pink", and more recently her role in "Secret Life of an American Teenager, is launching the "Recipe for a Good Start" contest~a national search for moms who think that they have the right recipe for giving their children a good start in life.  Molly, whose role as the mother of three children is the most important role that she has ever had, will reveal to your listeners how they can submit their favorite family recipe and share what they do to give their children a good start in life~such as reading with them before they go to sleep; helping them with their homework; encouraging them to play outside; scheduling time to eat dinner together, serving a delicious, nutrition meal; playing with them; having family game night; and much more. The top three finalists, selected by a panel of judges, will be posted online; and Americans will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite "Recipe for a Good Start" entry among the three contest finalists who will also compete in a live cook-off of their submitted receipts in New York City. Molly will share more details about the "Recipe for a Good Start" contest along with her own family recipe for giving her children a good start in life. A native of Roseville, California, actress and pop culture icon Molly Ringwald has starred in numerous feature films, including "Sixteen Candles", "The Breakfast Club", "Pretty in Pink", "The Pick-Up Artist, "For Keeps", "Betsy's Wedding", "Fresh Horses", "Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade", "P.K. and the Kid", "Strike It Rich", "Face the Music", "Malicious", "Kimberly", "Cut", "Cowboy Up", "The Weeds". "Office Killer", "Baja", "Requiem for Murder", "Teaching Mrs. Tingle", "The Translator", and "The Giving Tree". In addition to playing roles in multiple theater productions and many television movies as well as having guest-starred on such hit television series "Medium", "Townies", "The Outer Limits", "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes", Molly is about to release her first book entitled "Getting The Pretty Back" on April 27th of this year (2010). The highly-anticipated book has autobiographical information as well as guidance, hints, and advice on subjects as diverse as motherhood, romance, friends, fashion, food and music.  Molly is also currently starring in the breakout hit "The Secret Life of the American Teenager".

PBS Roadshow Appraiser Phillip Weiss
Phil has nearly 40 years' experience in the collectibles trade. Growing up as a second-generation book and stamp specialist he turned his interest in the collectibles field into one of the top collectibles auction houses in the country. He has owned and operated Philip Weiss Auctions for almost 20 years. Philip Weiss Auctions holds a minimum of 11 auctions yearly,  each containing 800-plus lots of collectibles. The auctions specialize in toys, trains, dolls, toy soldiers, stamps, coins, rare books and autographs, comics, comic art, animation art, military memorabilia, Worlds Fair and historical material, posters, and political and Hollywood memorabilia. Phil has worked as a consultant for many of the country's top auction galleries. In addition to general collectibles auctions, the gallery has handled many specialty sales and name collections, including Baseball great Billy Martin's estate. In collaboration with Sotheby's he had the pleasure of handling a large portion of the F.H. Griffith toy collection. Phil has also contributed articles on the field of collectibles to many of the major trade publications. Phil contributes time on a regular basis doing auctions for local charities as well as free appraisals to raise money for senior centers and clubs.

starbucks.gifJason Simpson  Manager of Coffee Engagement Starbucks
As a self-professed coffee enthusiast (okay, coffee geek), I'm looking for coffees that wow me. The perfect coffee has a great story – but let's face it, it must taste great too! The coffee "challenge" in my house is that I drink my coffee black and my wife drinks hers with cream and sugar. Though there are many coffees that work for both of us, it is rare when one coffee hits the jackpot – meaning we both love it prepared our way. When our Mexico Chiapas came out last month, I brought it home to see how it would stack up. Being on the Starbucks coffee team, I'd already tried it and found it to be a spectacular offering, balancing subtle acidity with rich flavors of milk chocolate and hazelnuts. The looming question was whether my wife would feel the same. Good news – it only took one sip. We have been enjoying it together every morning since. But it's not just the delicious flavor that makes this coffee great. It's also a coffee with a story to tell. This coffee is grown by two farms – Santa Teresa and Guadalupe – in Chiapas, Mexico. The farms border the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, one of the most pristine and diverse natural areas in Mexico. The coffee grows under shade trees that help to protect the local wildlife. In addition, Starbucks has had a long relationship with the Santa Teresa farm, helping them to improve the quality of their coffee over time. All of this adds up to a special coffee we are able to share with our customers. This sounds like the perfect coffee story – but there's a bittersweet ending. Unfortunately, Mexico Chiapas is only available for a limited time. But until it is gone, our mornings will be that much better!