Friday, August 5, 2011

8/5 Loren Dean, Tiffany Thornton, Tony's Hall-of-Fame Chowder, Dateline's Keith Morrison, Movie Guy Steve

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Loren Dean Tells Us About His Role as Simon Miller in NBC's MOVIE "Who Is Simon Miller"

At age 17, Loren Dean began his acting career in New York City. He earned a Theater World Award for his debut stage role in Paul Kindle’s "Amulets Against the Dragon Forces", and soon after was cast as "Joe" in the Cameron Crowe film "Say Anything".

He continued to live and study in New York, and at age 21 won the title role in Robert Benton's film "Billy Bathgate" opposite Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman. He has played supporting roles in “Apollo 13”, “Gattaca” and “Enemy of the State” among others, and has worked with some of the finest directors in film including Ridley and Tony Scott, Clint Eastwood, and Wim Wenders.

Loren most recently starred in Conviction opposite Hillary Swank for Fox Searchlight in 2010. Loren's television credits include Bones, CSI, and most recently a recurring role in Ted Griffin and Shawn Ryan's new show "Terriers" on FX.

“Disney Channel” Star Tiffany Thornton Gives Us Urgent Information for Parents as Children Go Back-School!

As the new spokesperson for the Voices of Meningitis national awareness initiative, actress Tiffany Thornton~who stars as Tawni Hart on “Disney Channel’s” “So Random” after bursting into superstardom as Tawni Hart on the “Disney Channel’s” “Sonny with a Chance”~joins school nurses, parents, other survivors of the meningitis, and health experts nationwide to increase awareness of this potentially deadly disease and urge parents to seek vaccination for preteens and teens.

Preteens and teens are at greater risk for meningococcal disease~a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of an otherwise healthy child in only a single day. Vaccination is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for preteens and teens, however almost half of all children ages 11 to 17 in the United States have not been immunized, leaving many children unprotected against the dreaded disease.

Tiffany will be joined by the President-Elect of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Linda Davis-Alldritt, MA, BSN, RN, FNASN, FASHA, who serves on the Executive Committee and as the NASN’s liaison to several organizations, committees, workgroups, and task forces important to school health. Tiffany will reveal to your listeners her personal story of battling for her life and surviving meningitis; and Linda will explain how to prevent the disease, symptoms of and treatments for meningitis, and what makes it such a dangerous and potentially deadly disease.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking with Chef Eric Jungklaus, Owner of Tony's Seafood Restaurant and THIRD Time Winner and Hall-of-Famer in the Rhode Island's Great Chowder Cook-off

Tony’s Seafood Restaurant opened its doors in June of 2005 on the small island city of Cedar Key, three miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring fresh gulf seafood, Tony’s 54-seat eatery in the historic downtown area of Cedar Key first introduced its famous clam chowder after being open just one month.

Chef Eric, Tony’s founder and owner, created the amazing recipe right in Tony’s tiny little kitchen while working on a variety of other new dishes. Eric lived in the New England area for 12 years back in the ‘80s and sampled chowders all over the Northeast region. Thus was created what soon would become a clam chowder icon and the greatest champion of the international clam chowder championship.

Folks constantly try to guess the ingredients and frequently request the recipe. The secret formula is not available and only Chef Eric knows it’s true identity. Even Bon Appetite magazine’s request for the recipe was politely rejected back in 2007.

The popularity of the chowder grew as more diners took note. Eventually Tony’s customers asked for take home quarts and gallons. Many chowder lovers asked Tony’s to consider taking it to the Great Chowder Cook-off held in June each year in Newport, Rhode Island - and the rest is HISTORY!

We're Talking with Keith Morrison, Correspondent for Dateline NBC

Keith Morrison is an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC. He joined the program in 1995 after a varied career at both NBC and in Canadian television.

He has covered stories worldwide, interviewing everyone from presidents and prime ministers, student protesters under fire in Tiananmen Square, to criminals, teachers, artists, actors and authors.

He tells us about some recent, compelling stories.

Movie Guy Steve Evans Gives us the Movie Hits and Misses!
Steve Evans, the Movie Guy, is going to tell us what we need to run out and see and what we can avoid in the movie theaters, this week!

So, grab your popcorn, folks! Get your movie news and reviews right here on the What's Cookin' Today show! Steve “The Movie Guy” will take a look at what’s hot at the box office and the new films being released this weekend.

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