Saturday, May 29, 2010
Happy Memorial Day!
What's Cookin - On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com
Judge Jeanine Pirro - "Judge Jeanine Pirro"
Television court show Judge Jeanine Pirro is a highly respected former District Attorney and County Court Judge, elected politician, sought-after legal commentator, author, champion of women's rights and mother of two. Born in the small upstate New York farming town of Elmira, Judge Pirro became one of New York's most acclaimed politicians. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in three years, earned a BA from the University of Buffalo, magna cum laude, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Albany Law School of Union University:
1975 – Judge Pirro became an Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County.
1990 – Judge Pirro became the first female judge to sit on the county court bench.
1993 – Judge Pirro became the first female District Attorney of Westchester County.
(She was re-elected in 1997 and 2001.) Prosecuting murder, rape, domestic violence and other important cases -- with a 100% conviction rate -- Judge Pirro received considerable recognition for her work as a leading advocate for victims of domestic violence and worked tirelessly to change the landscape of how courts deal with these issues. With an innovative approach to crimes committed on the Internet, Judge Pirro began one of the nation's first Internet pedophile sting operations. Judge Pirro has recently appeared as a legal analyst on FOX News and CNN and is a regular judicial commentator on "Today," "Good Morning America," "The Early Show," "60 Minutes,” “Extra” and "The View.”
Terry Hall - Communications Director - Napa Valley Vintners Assoc
Napa Valley's vintners are known for their generosity, supporting fundraisers around the country and the globe with their legendary wines. But there's nothing quite like reveling with the people behind the wines in the place they call home, as they proudly share their finest wines and warmest hospitality in their favorite place. At Auction Napa Valley, you are our guests for four days, and when you return home, it's with memories to last a lifetime and some of Napa Valley's finest wines. But the magic is just beginning when the weekend winds down, as the proceeds from Auction Napa Valley go on to support scores of incredible non-profit programs. 30 Years of Giving Since 1981, members of the Napa Valley Vintners and the Napa Valley community have rallied together to offer, each June, an experience unlike any other. What started as a small event has grown into one of the world's most renowned wine auctions—with more than 350 wineries and 550 community volunteers now taking par—yet remains true to its goal of raising funds for healthcare, housing and youth services non-profits: Auction Napa Valley has given $90 million in proceeds to date. We warmly invite you to join us for some amazing festivities this June in celebration of our 30th Auction Napa Valley.
Rachel Klein - Editor - "Fodor's Travel Guides"
Chef Paul Prudhomme - "Status of Seafood from New Orleans" (BP Oil Spill)
John Gonsalves - "Homes For Our Troops" "Kids For Our Troops"