Thursday, July 28, 2011

7/28 How Babies See & Learn, Celebrity Gossip, Ralph Macchio

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Dr. Alanna Levine Tells Us What Parents Need to Know About How Babies See and Learn

Dr. Alanna Levine, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, discusses the new findings, the benefits and sources of Lutein and the important –and often overlooked role – nutrition plays in brain and eye development. She also offers tips for fun, interactive activities parents can do with their babies to stimulate the senses and assist brain and eye development.

Research into the role of the omega fatty acid DHA in infant brain and eye development led to a revolution in infant nutrition. The next wave of a new revolution is emerging now with regard to the nutrient Lutein, which supports eye health.

A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Alanna Levine ( is a mother of two, pediatrician, and contributor to Dr. Alanna frequently appears on national morning shows and other high-profile media outlets.

Shannon Rose, Hollywood Reporter, Publicist, and Entertainment Host Gives Us the Latest Celebrity Gossip

"The Rose Hollywood Report" with Shannon Rose, the man known as "Mr. Hollywood" is the foremost leader for information regarding Hollywood, entertainment and Celebrities.

The Rose Report is heard on 20 stations nationwide, including some Nationally Syndicated shows like "The Mancow Experience" which reaches a potential of 1 million listeners and is a top rated Nationally Syndicated show.

Rose also writes for Hollywood Gossip Site,

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking with Jon Phillips of Inspiration Winery

Established in 2002, Inspiration Vineyards and Winery produces approximately 1000 cases annually, spread among seven different wines. Their mission is to produce high quality, food friendly wines at an affordable price for the consumer; using the finest quality grapes grown in an appropriate terroir, from appellations that are known and respected.

Although Jon formally started working in the wine industry in 1986 as a wine educator for the Mirassou winery in San Jose, his interest in wine was more deeply rooted as a result of the vineyards that were owned and farmed by his Great Grandfather John Schubert, who moved to San Martin, California from his native home in Czeckslovakia in the early 1900’s

After teaching wine education independently for over 15 years on the San Francisco Peninsula, including the development of a wine education program for the College of San Mateo, Jon and his wife Barbara followed their dreams by purchasing a six acre Russian River Valley vineyard property in 2001 and moving to Sonoma County to start their own winery - Jon’s formal education is a BS in Marketing with a minor concentration in Computer Science gaining knowledge about wine production from attending the UC Davis Extension Enology and Viticulture program. In 1999, Jon began producing wine, starting with a single barrel of Contra Costa Zinfandel, using grapes purchased from Rosenblum Cellars.

We're Going to 'Take A ‘Moment’ With Actor Ralph Macchio

Best known as the “Karate Kid,” and recent Dancing with the Stars semi-finalist, actor Ralph Macchio began his professional career over 30 years ago and has been working non-stop ever since.

During this past season’s Dancing with the Stars, Ralph participated in grueling rehearsals lasting up to eight hours a day while balancing his duty as a father of two. Needless to say, Ralph knows the importance of taking a ‘moment’ to relax and recharge while leading a hectic lifestyle.
This summer Macchio is teaming up with DOVE® Ice Cream to help launch the first ever, special-edition DOVE® Ice Cream truck that is hitting the road this summer – the best part is that it’s only for adults!

Not just your kids’ ice-cream truck, at this spa-on-wheels adults are invited to relax and enjoy DOVE® Ice Cream and free activities including massages and manicures. To find out when the truck will be stopping in local cities, visit

We're Talking with Universal Citywalk Karl Strauss General Manager Kevin Wertsberger

Kevin Wertzberger is a veteran of the restaurant industry, having worked in the hospitality sector for over a decade. Kevin has worked with Karl Strauss Brewing Company for three years and was recently promoted to General Manager of the Citywalk location.

Kevin is an avid craft beer enthusiast, with a soft spot for malty lagers and Karl Strauss's Pintail Pale Ale. The highlight of his job is turning someone on to a beer style they haven't tried before and sharing his passion for delicious beer and food.

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