Wednesday, July 27, 2011

7/27 Ray Kursweil, Love in the Wild, Larry Lipson, Premium Port Wines

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Will Talk with us About the Upcoming Live Event, a Conversation About the Transcendent Man

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading futurists, with a twenty-five year track record of accurate predictions. Called the "restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison."

A Conversation about the Transcendent Man, by director Barry Ptolemy, chronicles the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the inventor and futurist known for his bold vision of the Singularity, a point in the near future when technology will be changing so rapidly, that we will have to enhance ourselves with artificial intelligence to keep up.

Transcendent Man A Conversation about the Future LIVE with Ray Kurzweil, A one night only event on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 8:00pmET / 7:00pmCT / 6:00pmMT / 8:00pmPT (tape delayed). This LIVE event will include an introduction by Ray Kurzweil presenting his vision of our future and then immediately moves into a live panel discussion about the ideas featured in Transcendent Man. Panelists include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, NY Times Best Selling Author and leading Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, internationally prominent Spiritualist Deepak Chopra, director of Transcendent Man Barry Ptolemy, renowned inventor Dean Kamen and celebrities including Quincy Jones, Elon Musk and Suzanne Somers.
Kurzweil has dialogues world leader Colin Powell; technologists Hugo deGaris, Peter Diamandis, Kevin Warwick, and Dean Kamen; journalist Kevin Kelly; actor William Shatner; and musician Stevie Wonder. Throughout the film, Kurzweil maintains a radically optimistic view of the future, while acknowledging new dangers.

We're Talking with Mike S. from NBC's Love in the Wild

Name: MIKE S
Age: 29
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Commercial Real Estate Broker
This self-proclaimed “brains and brawn” type is an entertaining guy for sure.
The girls will be attracted to his wit, and his swagger will surprise the guys.

This summer, NBC will premiered “Love in the Wild,” an exciting, new adventure-dating series that will put relationships to the ultimate test. Hosted by Darren McMullen (Australian “Minute to Win It”), 10 single men and 10 single women, all looking for love, will experience a romantic adventure unlike anything they could have ever imagined. These singles have tried it all – speed-dating, blind-dating, Internet dating -- and now, they’re headed deep into the remote jungles of Costa Rica to see if they can find that special someone they’ve been looking for.

In each episode, the couples will pair up in exhilarating quests that will push their bodies and their emotions to the limit. Some of these include paddling down crocodile-ridden waters, navigating through bat-infested caves and hanging 200 feet above the rain forest floor as they descend down one of the most majestic waterfalls in Costa Rica. These exploits will put their relationships to the test as they fall for each other in ways they never imagined. Sparks will fly and hearts will break.

After each adventure, the winning couple will share a night together at the “Oasis,” a lavish, five-star bungalow overflowing with everything they could possibly desire for an intimate night of romance. The remaining couples will stay with their partners in the less luxurious “Cabins,” where they will gather for a night of socializing.

During an elimination unlike anything seen before, all of the couples will come together to reveal whether a connection has been formed with their current partner -- or if they would like to switch and get to know someone else. At the end of every episode, two heartbroken singles will be sent home.

The series will culminate with just one couple left standing, who will have completed the adventure of a lifetime and found the one thing they’ve been searching for -- "Love in the Wild."

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Traveling Time! The Great Larry Lipson Tells Us About His Latest Finds!

Reporting from Costa Rica, CRN's international wine correspondent Larry Lipson will tell us about his latest Wine Finds!

Larry always has something cooking up at the Lipson Institute of Advanced Wine Studies! Larry forages all of Costa Rica for the absolute best wines. No region is spared from his intense search. No mountain or range or valley is safe from his reach. He leaves no grape unturned, this man of passion. Wine is his life. His love for wine is only paralleled with his love for his lovely parter in wine, Lillian Lipson.

Be fully prepared for this master of vino as he shares his food and wine pairing techniques and experiences with you on this great day in America - and the world.

We're Talking with Paul Mugnier of Premium Port Wines in San Francisco

Paul is a twenty-year veteran of the food and wine industry in New Orleans and San Francisco. He is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Premium Port Wines in San Francisco. Premium Port Wine’s portfolio includes five Ports, three Madeiras, and five table wines. The Ports include Graham’s, Dow’s, Smith Woodhouse, Quinta do Vesuvio and Martinez, the Madeira brands are Blandy’s, Leacock’s, and Cossart Gordon and the table wine brands are from Prats + Symington, House of Dow and Quinta do Vesuvio.

Paul has traveled extensively in the Douro and Madeira and has a great working knowledge of the regions’ wines. A ripe round of Serra de Estrela holds a special place in his heart.

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