Wednesday, August 31, 2011

8/31 Deacon Jones & Mike Haynes, Emergency Preperation, Larry Lipson, Ombra Restaurant

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Talking With Us Are Football Greats Deacon Jones & Mike Haynes Who Are Sharing With Us Their Stories Of Battling Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month… and both these NFL legends are sharing their experiences to bring awareness for this all too common disease. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the most common non-skin cancer in men in the United States. It’s a disease that affects 1 in 6 men.

Prostate cancer is very common in men as they get older. Jones and Haynes have teamed up with The Know Your Stats campaign to encourage men to take charge of their prostate health, and to stay in the game for life. This campaign is supported by the NFL and the American Urological Association Foundation.

These Hall of Fame greats have both battled with prostate cancer and won. Now, they want to get the word out about the importance of men over 40 getting tested for prostate cancer. More than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011!

Jones is a Pro Football Hall of Famer. He was named to the NFL’s 75th Year All Time Team in 1994. In 1999, he ranked number 13 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. He’s the highest-ranked player to have played for the Rams franchise and the highest-ranked defensive end, and the second-ranked defensive lineman behind Bob Lilly. In 1999, Jones was named by Sports Illustrated as the "Defensive End of the Century" and awarded "The Order of the Leather Helmet" by the NFL Alumni Organization, their highest honor.

Haynes is an American former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. He used his speed, quickness and range to become both a premier defensive back and an outstanding punt return specialist.

Briggs & Stratton's Marketing Manager Carissa Gingras Shares With Us How To Prepare Your Family For An Emergency

With September being National Preparedness Month a recent survey showed that the majority of American families are "NOT" prepared for a "DISASTER" We are honored to have Carrisa Gingras of Briggs Stratton speaking with us briefly regarding some emergency preparedness tips! Having an emergency-preparedness kit, along with an emergency family communication plan, are two "key" steps for families to take! You would be suprised how many families have "NO" communication plans at all!!!

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, including wines UNDER $10!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 Chef-Owner of Ombra Michael Young About His New Restaurant and The Great Wines They Serve

The recently opened restaurant in Studio City by Chef-Owner Michael Young, most recently the Executive Chef of Domenico Ristorante in Silverlake, where he was given two stars by S. Irene Virbila. Michael has worked in many of the top Italian kitchens of Los Angeles including Valentino, Il Grano and Drago. Michael is directly responsible for the wine program and would be a great fit to promote an upcoming wine dinner or a segment on Italian wines for hearty fall cooking.

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