Friday, May 31, 2013

05/31 Emma Swain, Judd Finkelstein, David Duncan, Ed Matovcik, Russ Weis, Jean-Charles Boisset

Emma Swain – CEO of St. Supery Vineyards & Winery

Emma Swain is the CEO of St Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and is a Certi-fied Public Accountant. Emma has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years. She began her career with Niebaum-Coppola Winery and served as the Chief Operating Officer at Sebastiani Vineyards prior to joining St. Supéry Estate. Emma currently serves as a board member for the Napa Valley Vintners, as well as serving on multiple sub-committees. Emma also volunteers locally with a number of environmental, educational and health-based charities. She is an avid runner and has several half marathons under her belt of accomplishments.


Judd Finkelstein – Owner of Judd’s Hill Winery

Judd was raised in Napa Valley. He graduated from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Television Production, but you might say winemaking was in his blood. Since he was a tot, his parents were making wine. From pruning to picking to punching to pressing, Judd has been involved in every facet of winemaking, and he also studied winemaking at UC Davis and Napa Valley College.

One of Judd's other passions is playing his ukulele, both solo and with his band, The Maikai Gents Featuring The Mysterious Miss Mauna Loa. "We perform old-time Hawaiian crooning in the Hapa-Haole style. We started because I wanted some Hawaiian music for a birthday luau I was having for myself and couldn't get the entertainer I wanted. We learned a few Hawaiian tunes and performed them at the party. My friends and family loved it, of course, but the funny thing was that the resort asked us back for a festival they were having later that spring! So we learned some more songs and have been gigging ever since." Why the ukulele?" Someone needed to play it! We thought a ukulele would round out our sound....and I haven't put it down in three years!" Judd has also started a ukulele club in the Napa Valley, The Wine Country Flea Jumpers. You can learn more - and hear what it all sounds like---at www.mkgents.com. Judd and Holly enjoy simple dinner parties for friends; one of their specialties is concocting tropical taste treats for the luau set!


David Duncan – CEO of Silver Oak Cellars

David Duncan (born 1965) is an American vintner and entrepreneur. The President and Chief Executive Officer of Duncan Oil, he is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Oak Cellars and Managing Partner of Twomey Cellars, successful wineries in northern California, operating in the Napa, Alexander and Russian River Valleys. He is the son of Ray Duncan, an oil and wine entrepreneur who co-founded Silver Oak in 1972 with Justin Meyer. Silver Oak is a family-run and owned business, and his brother Tim Duncan is Executive Vice President of the company. ColoradoBiz says that David Duncan is "as much a hands-on winery president as he can be", as president of a winery that has "have reached cult status" for its Cabernet Sauvignon production.


Ed Matovcik – President of Intervine, Inc.

Intervine is a fully-licensed importer, wholesaler and retailer of wine specializing in the travel industry. For more than 20 years it has served all major domestic and international airlines and cruise lines including American, Delta/Northwest, United, Continental, US Airways, Virgin America, Singapore, Lufthansa, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Jet Blue, All Nippon Airways, KLM, Asiana, Qantas, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Seabourn, Windjammer, Norwegian and Princess Cruise Lines. Offering a full international portfolio, it currently represents wineries through its worldwide distribution network.


Russ Weis – GM of Silverado Vineyards

Russ was born into a family of grape growers in Madera, California. As a boy, he spent many days and nights working side by side in the vineyards with his father and grandfather. This rural California experience proved to be the foundation of a career in fine wine that would take Russ to every corner of the globe.

Russ first moved to the Napa Valley in 1981 to pursue degrees in Literature and French at Pacific Union College. While an undergraduate Russ spent a year in Haut-Savoie in France. Rumors still circulate that he did more skiing than studying. Upon graduation in 1985, he taught English language and literature at a small liberal arts college in Japan.

In 1987, Russ returned to Napa and joined the Christian Brothers Winery in St. Helena, California as a tour guide, eventually working his way up to a position in Public Relations. He worked closely with Christian Brothers’ legendary winemaker, Brother Timothy. His familiarity with foreign countries and languages was well known to Christian Brothers’ ownership, International Distillers & Vintners Ltd. who made Russ their Global Brand Manager for California Wines in 1990.
In 1993, Russ joined the Robert Mondavi Winery where he led the Asia/Pacific export business. He held several posts with Mondavi, including Director of Public Relations for Opus One. In 2000, Russ was named Mondavi Winery’s Senior Vice President for International Business Development, a position he held until joining Silverado Vineyards in 2004.

When he’s not busy touting the virtues of Silverado Vineyards wines, Russ enjoys playing piano and admits to “a bad game of golf.” He’s also involved in a personal wine project with partners in Spain’s Priorat region.

He’s a member of the Board of Directors of the Stags Leap District Association, the International Programs Committee of the Napa Valley Vintners and serves on the board of the Napa Valley Symphony.

Russ lives near Yountville with his wife, Laurie, and their daughter, Josephine. The Weis family still lives on and farms the vineyards in Madera where Russ grew up.


Jean-Charles Boisset – Boisset Family Estates

Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy, France. His lifelong passion for wine began as a child, growing up above the cellars and within view of the centuries-old vineyards of Château du Clos Vougeot, the epicenter and birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His parents, Jean-Claude and Claudine, founded the family winery in 1961 with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in one of the most traditional winegrowing regions in the world. Today, the family collection includes wineries that share more than 18 centuries of combined winemaking heritage and tradition in some of the world's most prestigious terroirs, from Burgundy to the South of France to California's Napa Valley and Russian River Valley.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

05/30 JOAN LUNDEN, EDDIE LIN, REEVE CARNEY, HENRY WINKLER

JOAN LUNDEN - MEDICARE PART D PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Joan Lunden is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, and one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered four presidents and five Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves. A part of the sandwich generation, Lunden’s demographic spans from working mother of seven including two young sets of twins, ages 7 and 9; to caregiver to her 94 year-old mother, so she truly understands the stresses women face today.There are more than 31.5 million Americans enrolled in Medicare Part D, Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program. A recent survey, commissioned by Walgreens, examined the behaviors and understanding of seniors currently enrolled in Medicare Part D. In addition to the complexities of health care reform, an aging population and a higher incidence of chronic disease, there’s a growing need to help those with Part D plans understand their benefits while managing health care expenditures. More than one-third of beneficiaries surveyed have daily concerns about their prescription drug costs and one in five say they’ve had to make sacrifices, such as delaying filling a prescription or skipping doses, to help manage medication costs.

Despite most beneficiaries (77 percent) surveyed saying they have a clear understanding of their plan benefits, only half knew that co-pays vary by pharmacy and that they can switch pharmacies at any time. In interviews on Thursday, May 30th, Joan Lunden, award-winning journalist, will discuss three easy steps that can help seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D save as much as 75 percent on prescription drug costs or potentially hundreds of dollars each year. Joan can also speak to her experience with elder care, and the topics that are the most challenging for seniors and their caregivers.


EDDIE LIN - DEEP END DINING - SANTA MONICA FESTIVAL

22nd Annual Santa Monica Festival happening on June 1. Eddie will be our MC for the Culinary Stage and is a knowledgable food writer who covers the LA dining scene. This event is free, and open to all ages and interests.

Two major themes for the day are budget and sustainability with local chefs and culinary experts sharing their secrets to sourcing and preparing meals that are delicious, budget-friendly, and sustainable. The Santa Monica Farmers' Market is providing seasonal produce for the culinary competition--creating a “$15 Meal for Four.” Chef Clemence Gosset of the Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories will start the day with a decadent dessert demonstration, followed by Ricky Flores of Co-Opportunity, who will demonstrate how to prepare his signature Co-op kale salad. This year’s Chef Challenge features Chef Josie Le Balch of Josie Restaurant and returning champion Chef Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire Restaurant. Their task is to create a delicious and nutritious vegetarian dish that feeds four for $15 or less. Lastly, kids can join in the fun with Kid’s Kitchen with Kelly Dumke where they can participate in several nutrition-related presentations. Kids can also test their culinary skills during a kitchen tool quiz and simple recipe preparations.


REEVE CARNEY - SPIDER MAN - TURN OFF THE DARK

REEVE CARNEY (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) has been starring as the title character in the smash hit Broadway production SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark since it began performances more than two years ago. At the age of 8, he recorded an album with Peter, Paul and Mary and a few years later he was contacted by Michael Jackson to sing on one of the tracks of HIStory. In 1997, when his mother could no longer afford guitar lessons, she brought him to an old Los Angeles blues club where he started to play weekly with artists more than twice his age. Now with over a decade of live shows behind him, the experience is evident in his incredible stage presence and skillful handling of the guitar and piano. Reeve is the lead singer and lead guitarist of CARNEY, the up and coming rock band. In CARNEY, Reeve is accompanied by his brother Zane who shares lead guitar in the band, Aiden Moore on bass, and Jon Epcar on the drums. CARNEY’S first full length album, entitled Mr. Green, was release in May 2010 on Interscope Records. For more information on CARNEY, please visit www.CarneyTheBand.com. As an actor, Reeve’s credits include the young prince Ferdinand in Julie Taymor’s film adaptation of The Tempest and the film version of the acclaimed novel Snow Falling on Cedars. He can also be seen starring opposite Taylor Swift in her music video “I Knew You Were Trouble.”


HENRY WINKLER - STROKE AWARENESS

ACTOR HENRY WINKLER IS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS MANY POPULAR ROLES ON TV.  THESE DAYS, YOU CAN FIND HIM IN BRAND NEW SEASONS OF SEVERAL TV SHOWS - ROYAL PAINS, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, AND ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

BUT HIS MOST PERSONAL ROLE – WAS SERVING AS HIS MOTHER’S CARETAKER AFTER SHE EXPERIENCED A STROKE AND SUFFERED FROM UPPER LIMB SPASTICITY.  HENRY WINKLER JOINS US NOW DURING NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH TO TALK ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE OF HIS LIFE.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

05/29 American Idol, Lee DeWyze, Alexis Henry, The Surfrider Foundation, Myron Mixon

American Idol Lee DeWyze & Alexis Henry Communications Manager for the Surfrider Foundation

Hitting the beach in the summer is an American ritual. Who doesn’t love the feeling of warm sand between their toes or taking a dip in the cool ocean? Unfortunately, these experiences are often clouded by litter and trash improperly discarded on our beaches. In fact, 98% of beachgoers said they see litter when visiting the beach and more than 30% said water pollution and debris keeps them out of the water. To help keep our beaches clean, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, have partnered together again for the seventh year of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. Since 2007, the Project has traveled from coast-to-coast hosting more than 100 cleanup events and removing 12 tons of litter and debris in an effort to keep America’s beaches “barefoot friendly”. This year, Musician Lee DeWyze, who released his newest single Silver Lining, will kick off the Project to join volunteers on the beach in Chicago and will perform live at a special celebration afterwards.

Leon James "Lee" DeWyze, Jr. (born April 2, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter from Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the winner of the ninth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, DeWyze had a solo career and formed the Lee DeWyze Band. He had also released two independent albums called So I'm Told in 2007 and Slumberland in 2010, both on WuLi Records. His post-Idol albumLive It Up was released on November 16, 2010, through 19 Entertainment and RCA Records. WuLi Records, citing demand from DeWyze's fan base, released a third album of pre-Idol recordings, What Once Was, on February 14, 2012 DeWyze auditioned in Chicago at the United Center for the ninth season of American Idol on June 22, 2009, after encouragement from his friend Vincent Ferrara who was also trying out for the contest in Chicago. He auditioned with the song "Ain't No Sunshine". He was one of only 13 people from Chicago, the lowest number out of all 7 audition cities, to make it through to Hollywood week. During Hollywood week his group included Aaron Kelly and Crystal Bowersox, all of whom made the Top 5. Crystal Bowersox and DeWyze made it to that top two, in which he won. His closest friend among the competitors is Andrew Garcia. Garcia was his roommate throughout the season until he was eliminated in the Top 9. Lee stated that he was generally close to all the Top 10 Idols, but he is also especially close to Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens, Michael Lynche, Aaron Kelly, and Alex Lambert and Lacey Brown from Top 16. Before every performance, DeWyze would call his family. DeWyze was one of two contestants in Season 9 to never land in the bottom three, the other being Crystal Bowersox. The judges praised him for shedding his shy persona throughout the season and showing, with confidence, that he was "in it to win it." On May 14, 2010, DeWyze performed at the Arlington Park Race Track in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with more than 41,000 people attending as part of his American IdolHomecoming day. Along with performing at the race track he had a parade in Mount Prospect, performed at a local AT&T store, and threw out the opening pitch at a Chicago Cubsbaseball game. On May 26, DeWyze was crowned the winner of American Idol Season 9. As a result of winning the season, DeWyze also won a recording contract.


Myron Mixon - World Champion Barbecuer

Learn the Tricks and Secrets to Grilling a Scrumptious Meal  from World Champion Barbecuer Myron Mixon. He is Widely Recognized as the Most Successful and Charismatic Man in Barbecue. You'll See Why When You Catch the New Season of His Mouth Watering Hit Show… "BBQ Pitmasters" And Learn How to Grill Like a Master with Nearly 150 Recipes from His Latest Cookbook "Everyday Barbecue!" From the Best Meat to buy to the Type of Grill that Works Best… Mixon will Share Cooking Tips that Will Make YOU the Grilling Master of YOUR Family. The hit series is back with the deeply competitive spirit of the American BBQ subculture all summer long! Destination America has doubled the number of competitors to shine the spotlight on the best BBQ festivals across the country -- from Austin, TX to New York City. Returning judges include the “winningest” man in BBQ, Myron Mixon, alongside Tuffy Stone, and each week will feature a new twist with a surprise guest judge. At the end of the season, only one will be crowned the ultimate BBQ Pitmaster.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

05/28 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, CBS, DOUG MARRONE, RIDE FOR AUTISM

SUSAN ZIRINSKY - CBS SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

CBS NEWS TO LAUNCH “BROOKLYN DA” – A NEW SERIES FROM THE AWARD WINNING TEAM BEHIND “48 HOURS” - A NEW SIX-PART SERIES THAT TAKES A TOUGH, CANDID LOOK AT THE MEN AND WOMEN IN  ONE OF THE LARGEST  DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICES IN THE COUNTRY – BROOKLYN, N.Y.

CBS NEWS "BROOKLYN D.A.” premieres TONIGHT (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

CBS News looks at the men and women in one of the largest district attorney’s offices in the country with BROOKLYN DA, a six-part news series set in New York City’s most talked-about borough that will premiere May 28, 2013 (10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network, it was announced today by CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News.

Created by veteran CBS News producer Patti Aronofsky, BROOKLYN DA follows the men and women of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office as they juggle more than 1,000 cases a week. These hard-charging prosecutors have larger-than-life personalities both inside the courtroom and out. They’re eccentric and living right on the edge. They’re the people living the lives that Hollywood loves to write about. Their stories are raw and emotional. The office’s 500 lawyers investigate the toughest, high-profile cases in the country. Every day they’re taking on cases of young girls trafficked as sex slaves, murder, judges on the take, political corruption and mobsters.

“This will be a high-quality program because it is being produced by the team at 48 HOURS,” said Fager. “They are the best at original reporting of crime and justice, and they are the best of storytellers.”

“The stories from one of the largest district attorney’s offices in the nation are told by the prosecutors themselves.  This is a great reporting opportunity and Brooklyn itself will be a major character in BROOKLYN DA,” said Rhodes.

“No matter where you go everyone has heard about Brooklyn,” said Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky. “What makes this series so unique is getting into the lives and personalities of the individual DAs, led by Charles “Joe” Hynes, who reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Brooklyn. We are allowed to watch their successes and their failures – it’s immediate, compelling and often heartbreaking.” The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is headquartered in Brooklyn, an ethnically diverse borough of 2.5 million people that has become a world-renowned hot spot for celebrities and sports stars as well as a magnet for leaders in the cultural and arts communities. Patti Aronofsky is the senior supervising producer of BROOKLYN DA. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer. 


DOUG MARRONE - CO-FOUNDER OF "RIDE FOR AUTISM" 

8th Annual Autism Wine Bunch being held on Sunday, June  2nd, from 11:30 -3:30 at the Chart House Restaurant overlooking the ocean in Redondo Beach. 

For anybody seeking a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, check out the  8th Annual Autism Wine Bunch being held on Sunday, June 2nd, from 11:30 - 3:30 at the Chart House Restaurant overlooking the ocean in Redondo Beach. For just $85 per person, this wine maker benefit for autism includes a four-course meal, each paired with a complimentary wine, live music by the band Retrofit, and a gift bag filled with fabulous products. The Wine Maker Event to benefit autism is generously supported 100% by our sponsors, including The Chart House, Bronco & Silver Horse Wines, and Matrix Haircare among others, so every dollar raised through ticket sales and the silent auction helps support individuals and their families who are affected by autism. 

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit  our website at www.rideforautism.org or call 310.926.3350.

Monday, May 27, 2013

05/27 AUCTION NAPA VALLEY, JUDD FINKELSTEIN, EMMA SWAIN, STEVE EVANS

GET READY FOR THE AUCTION NAPA VALLEY ON JUNE 1, 2013

AUCTION NAPA VALLEY IS THE AMERICAN WINE CLASSIC WHERE WINE LOVERS AND WINEMAKERS MEET AT THE SOURCE OF AMERICA'S LEGENDARY WINES TO PARTAKE IN AND CELEBRATE THE BEST NAPA VALLEY HAS TO OFFER.



Insider's access to the cool cellars and warm hospitality of renowned Napa Valley vintners. Your choice of dozens of parties, ranging from blue-jeans casual to wear-your-finest formal, each hosted by the people behind some of the world's most recognized wines. More than 250 auction lots, yours for the bidding - from a single case of wine to trips offering experiences not available anywhere else. Return home with memories to last a lifetime and perhaps bragging rights to some amazing wines. Proceeds from this weekend support community health and children's education. To date, Auction Napa Valley has given more than $111 million to dozens of these organizations.





JUDD FINKELSTEIN – JUDD’S HILL WINERY - AUCTION NAPA VALLEY

Judd was raised in Napa Valley. He graduated from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Television Production, but you might say winemaking was in his blood. Since he was a tot, his parents were making wine. From pruning to picking to punching to pressing, Judd has been involved in every facet of winemaking, and he also studied winemaking at UC Davis and Napa Valley College.

One of Judd's other passions is playing his ukulele, both solo and with his band, The Maikai Gents Featuring The Mysterious Miss Mauna Loa. "We perform old-time Hawaiian crooning in the Hapa-Haole style. We started because I wanted some Hawaiian music for a birthday luau I was having for myself and couldn't get the entertainer I wanted. We learned a few Hawaiian tunes and performed them at the party. My friends and family loved it, of course, but the funny thing was that the resort asked us back for a festival they were having later that spring! So we learned some more songs and have been gigging ever since." Why the ukulele?" Someone needed to play it! We thought a ukulele would round out our sound....and I haven't put it down in three years!" Judd has also started a ukulele club in the Napa Valley, The Wine Country Flea Jumpers. You can learn more - and hear what it all sounds like---at www.mkgents.com. Judd and Holly enjoy simple dinner parties for friends; one of their specialties is concocting tropical taste treats for the luau set!


EMMA SWAIN - ST. SUPERY - AUCTION NAPA VALLEY

Emma Swain is the CEO of St Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and is a Certi-fied Public Accountant. Emma has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years. She began her career with Niebaum-Coppola Winery and served as the Chief Operating Officer at Sebastiani Vineyards prior to joining St. Supéry Estate. Emma currently serves as a board member for the Napa Valley Vintners, as well as serving on multiple sub-committees. Emma also volunteers locally with a number of environmental, educational and health-based charities. She is an avid runner and has several half marathons under her belt of accomplishments.


STEVE EVANS - "THE MOVIE GUY"

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, May 24, 2013

05/24 AUCTION NAPA VALLEY, JUDD FINKELSTEIN, EMMA SWAIN, STEVE EVANS

GET READY FOR THE AUCTION NAPA VALLEY ON JUNE 1, 2013

AUCTION NAPA VALLEY IS THE AMERICAN WINE CLASSIC WHERE WINE LOVERS AND WINEMAKERS MEET AT THE SOURCE OF AMERICA'S LEGENDARY WINES TO PARTAKE IN AND CELEBRATE THE BEST NAPA VALLEY HAS TO OFFER.



Insider's access to the cool cellars and warm hospitality of renowned Napa Valley vintners. Your choice of dozens of parties, ranging from blue-jeans casual to wear-your-finest formal, each hosted by the people behind some of the world's most recognized wines. More than 250 auction lots, yours for the bidding - from a single case of wine to trips offering experiences not available anywhere else. Return home with memories to last a lifetime and perhaps bragging rights to some amazing wines. Proceeds from this weekend support community health and children's education. To date, Auction Napa Valley has given more than $111 million to dozens of these organizations.


JUDD FINKELSTEIN – JUDD’S HILL WINERY - AUCTION NAPA VALLEY

Judd was raised in Napa Valley. He graduated from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Television Production, but you might say winemaking was in his blood. Since he was a tot, his parents were making wine. From pruning to picking to punching to pressing, Judd has been involved in every facet of winemaking, and he also studied winemaking at UC Davis and Napa Valley College.

One of Judd's other passions is playing his ukulele, both solo and with his band, The Maikai Gents Featuring The Mysterious Miss Mauna Loa. "We perform old-time Hawaiian crooning in the Hapa-Haole style. We started because I wanted some Hawaiian music for a birthday luau I was having for myself and couldn't get the entertainer I wanted. We learned a few Hawaiian tunes and performed them at the party. My friends and family loved it, of course, but the funny thing was that the resort asked us back for a festival they were having later that spring! So we learned some more songs and have been gigging ever since." Why the ukulele?" Someone needed to play it! We thought a ukulele would round out our sound....and I haven't put it down in three years!" Judd has also started a ukulele club in the Napa Valley, The Wine Country Flea Jumpers. You can learn more - and hear what it all sounds like---at www.mkgents.com. Judd and Holly enjoy simple dinner parties for friends; one of their specialties is concocting tropical taste treats for the luau set!


EMMA SWAIN - ST. SUPERY - AUCTION NAPA VALLEY

Emma Swain is the CEO of St Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and is a Certi-fied Public Accountant. Emma has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years. She began her career with Niebaum-Coppola Winery and served as the Chief Operating Officer at Sebastiani Vineyards prior to joining St. Supéry Estate. Emma currently serves as a board member for the Napa Valley Vintners, as well as serving on multiple sub-committees. Emma also volunteers locally with a number of environmental, educational and health-based charities. She is an avid runner and has several half marathons under her belt of accomplishments.


STEVE EVANS - "THE MOVIE GUY"

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

05/23 SLOAN D. GIBSON, JENNIFER BEHM, CAROLINE KLINGE

JENNIFER BEHM – MASTER CHEF AND CATERER

FIRE UP YOUR GRILL THIS SUMMER IN SUPPORT OF THE TROOPS. Former Miss Delaware Jennifer Behm beat out 100 of the best amateur chefs in America to claim the title Master Chef. Since MasterChef Season 2, Behm has created a highly successful catering company based out of Delaware; Pink Martini Catering (their trademark is the entire staff wears bright pink sneakers). Her signature dish is Coconut Curry Lentil Soup with Spicy Shrimp and the first dish she mastered was a grilled cheese. Jennifer has a brother in the Air Force and was inspired to compete on MasterChef by her 5 year old nephew, whom she cared for while her brother was deployed to Afghanistan. She recently wed a fellow chef.

SLOAN D. GIBSON – PRESIDENT OF THE USO 

Sloan D. Gibson was elected by the USO Board of Governors to become the 22nd president of the USO in September 2008.Prior to joining the USO, Sloan spent more than 20 years in banking in Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Birmingham, Ala. In 2004, he retired from AmSouth Bancorporation, a New York Stock Exchange traded corporation, where he served as vice chairman and chief financial officer. During his tenure as CFO, AmSouth was added to the S&P 500. Sloan also has a long history of service and leadership with a variety of nonprofit organizations. In 2002 he chaired the United Way campaign in Central Alabama, which raised more than $30 million.  Sloan is a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He earned both Airborne and Ranger qualifications and served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He earned a Masters in Economics from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

For many Americans, a cornerstone of summertime is the BBQ!  This year, The United Service Organization (USO) is launching of an exciting new grassroots fundraising campaign called Barbecue for the Troops.  Running from memorial Day through Labor Day, this grassroots fundraising campaign encourages communities across the country to host barbecues and raise funds for USO programs and services for deployed troops, ill, wounded or injured troops, their caregivers, as well as the families of the fallen.  Barbecue for the Troops offers a fun fundraising platform for people looking to make a meaningful impact to those who serve all while enjoying the time-honored summer tradition: barbecue!

Chef Jennifer Behm, owner of Pink Martini Catering in Delaware and the winner of the second season of TV’s MasterChef knows firsthand the importance of the USO: her grandfather was a paratrooper in the Army during World War II and her brother, Tech. Sgt. Joshua Behm, is active duty Air Force and a recent recipient of the prestigious Col. Billy Jack Carter Award.  Chef Behm and Sloan Gibson, the President of the USO are available for interview to reveal more about the Barbecue for the Troops campaign, how your viewers can get involved in YOUR community, as well as provide some BBQ recipes and tips!



Caroline Klinge - Sales & Marketing Manager for LoSalt



With a background in biochemistry, food science, and catering, Caroline Klinge is the consumer spokesperson for LoSalt®. A reduced sodium salt alternative that contains 66% less sodium than table salt, LoSalt is manufactured at Caroline’s family company Klinge Foods Ltd in Glasgow, Scotland.

Consumers of all ages are making the healthy and happy switch by choosing LoSalt, a blend of two naturally occurring mineral salts – Potassium Chloride and Sodium Chloride – that form an alternative that retains the look and taste of conventional table salt. LoSalt contains 66% less sodium than regular table, sea, and rock salts and its great taste makes it an ideal salt alternative for all types of cooking and use on the table. As with regular salt, it should be used sparingly in cooking and baking.

Since launching in the US in 2009, LoSalt sales have grown rapidly and it is now sold in over 4,500 stores across the U.S.  at supermarkets and natural food retailers including Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randall’s, Whole Foods Market, H-E-B, Basha’s, Shoppers Warehouse, Farm Fresh, BI-LO, Shaw’s, Shop Rite, and in the natural foods aisle of Kroger stores (including Ralphs, QFC, Fred Meyer, Smiths and Fry’s). www.losalt.com


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

05/22 Jeff Foxworthy HOST, Gavin DeGraw, Nicky Morse, Aric Almirola

JEFF FOXWORTHY -  THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION

Jeff Foxworthy is one of this country’s most successful comedians. A multiple Grammy Award nominee who is the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history, Foxworthy is also a best-selling author of more than 26 humorous books that range from children’s works to how-to guides. Foxworthy is an accomplished host/actor/producer whose unique comedic talents have graced a diverse array of TV projects, including “Foxworthy’s Big Night Out,” “Blue Collar TV,” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.” Currently, Foxworthy hosts “The American Bible Challenge” and has the upcoming animated show “Bounty Hunters” set to debut this summer.

THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, based on the hit UK format “The Great British Bake Off,” features 10 passionate home bakers competing for the title of best amateur baker in America. Each week, these bakers will compete in three unique challenges – “Signature Bake,” “Technical Bake” and “Showstopper Bake.”  The contestant who out-bakes the rest is that week’s “Star Baker,” while the one whose creations fail to impress is eliminated.  The final challenge will be among the three remaining contestants, one of whom will go on to be crowned the best amateur baker in America and win the $250,000 grand prize.  The winner will also be awarded a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster to publish their own cookbook with Gallery Books.
 Premieres Wednesday, May 29 on the CBS Television Network. ON AIR: Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)


Gavin DeGraw - Folgers Jingle

Multi Platinum Recording Artist Gavin DeGraw has been beloved by fans for his blue-eyed soul vocals, freewheeling melodies, and earthy charm. Now, Gavin has will reveal the top 10 finalists in the search for the next great version of the iconic jingle. These ten finalists have all put their own stamp on the iconic jingle and starting today, the jingles and videos will be featured on Folgers.com/jingle.In interviews on May 22, Gavin will tell your listeners how they can vote for their favorite, who will win the grand prize of $25,000, as well as how voters can win daily prizes, even$10,000! He’ll also reveal his thoughts about YOUR local finalist and their version of the jingle. 

DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts, he first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track,“Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on the Billboard®Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. “Soldier,” his current single is quickly climbing the charts.


Celebrity-Chef Art Smith -   "Taking Diabetes to Heart"

Taking Diabetes to Heart – he’s teaming about with Merck on its Taking Diabetes to Heart campaign to educate people living with type 2 diabetes understand that small, but important, changes in their lifestyle, including food choices, can help them better manage the disease. He weighed 325 pounds when he was diagnosed in 2010, committed to a healthy lifestyle and lost 120 lbs to better manage the disease. He can share his story, and offer tips for others to do the same!

Art Smith's Healthy Comfort (his new book, launching in May) – Over 100 pounds overweight and facing a personal health crisis that included diagnoses for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Smith started to exercise and made changes to his diet while continuing to prepare delicious meals. For the first time, he shares his weight-loss secrets and the recipes that helped him keep off the pounds.  The book is filled with stunning full-color photos and easy-to-follow directions.


ARIC ALMIROLA - NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES DRIVER
         
Nicky Morse, “The Racing Chef” GENTLEMEN…START YOUR ENGINES
INSIGHT INTO THE UPCOMING NASCAR RACES AND TIPS TO HELP THROW A “1,000 HORSEPOWER” RACE-DAY VIEWING PARTY

With America’s most popular sport is in full swing and with the Coca-Cola 600 just days away (MAY 26), NASCAR fans nationwide are getting ready to watch the big race. NASCAR driver and 2012 Coca-Cola 600 Pole Position Winner Aric Almirola is available to provide your viewers with an insider’s look at the upcoming race and provide his predictions on the winners! And with his current standing at 8th in the Sprint Cup Series, he knows a thing or two about winning. Joining Aric will be Nicky Morse, “The Racing Chef”, who will provide your viewers with tips and recipes to help them throw a “high-octane” viewing party for their families and friends.

Aric Almirola’s entrance into the motor sports world began in 1992 at the age of eight. Racing go-karts, Almirola earned championships at both the local and state levels   before advancing  national competition in 1998.  

That year, he earned the pole for the World Karting Association’s prestigious Grand  National  event in Daytona, Fla., before finishing the year fourth in the national point standings. In 2000, Almirola earned Rookie of the Year honors in the  Florida  Modified  division and the Southern Automobile Racing Association.

Almirola made his way to the Florida Sunbelt Series and took Rookie of the Year honors there as well before winning a series-high six poles the following year. Due to his results in the grassroots levels, in 2003, Almirola was tapped to be one of the original members   of the Joe Gibbs Racing/Reggie White Driver Diversity Program. He made his first foray into NASCAR competition in 2004 at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. Almirola collected two victories, six top-five and 15 top-10 finishes that year. Almirola moved to the NASCAR Nationwide  Series in  2006 and earned hisfirst career Nationwide Series pole at The Milwaukee Mile. He remained in the Nationwide Series in 2007  and was credited with his first   win at The Milwaukee Mile, qualifying and starting a car entered for Denny Hamlin, who flew in from a SprintCup Series event and replaced him midway through   the event.That shared victory helped open doors to NASCAR’s premiere series when Dale Earnhardt, Inc. inked Almirola to apart-time Cup Series deal in 2008.

Almirola drove sporadically in the Cup Series and Nationwide Series the following two years. Joining Richard Petty Motorsports in January 2012 to drive the  legendary No. 43 Ford, Almirola made his way back to the Sprint Cup Series and earned his first full-season opportunity. Almirola wasted little time being successful, earning his first Cup Series pole for the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. He finished the season with four top-10 finishes and one top-five. He returns to the No. 43 in 2013 looking for his first win and entry into the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup

Nicky Morse: The NASCAR community welcomed Chef Nicky as a staple in 2010-2011 when he joined SPEED Television Cable Network as the “The Racing Chef”. He hosted a 30 episode-run of a TV show called The Racing Chef which featured Chef Nicky traveling the NASCAR circuit profiling unique restaurants and cooking with the drivers, team owners, fans, and members of the media. He made regular appearances on SPEED’s most frequently watched program, “NASCAR Race Day” where he cooked live in front of several hundred fans at the track. You could also catch him on “The Hub” TV show as well as making regular appearances “Trackside” TV show. Chef Nicky has been a staple on the racing circuit ever since.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

05/21 Dr. Joel Fisher, Mareya Ibrahim Founder, Eat Cleaner

DR. JOEL FISHER - THE WINE GURU

Joel M. Fisher, PhD is the wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California. Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, Joel is also a member of Patterson Magazine's tasting panel.

Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Circle of Wine Writers (UK) and was awarded a Wine Enthusiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of the Wine Work Book now in its 6th edition.

In 2004 he co-led a program for chefs and culinary students to the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and to wineries in Burgundy and Champagne. In June 2006 he again led a program, "Wine and Cuisine of Iberia," to Spain and Portugal.

2013 LA WineFest – June 8 & 9

Five Reasons the LAWineFest is GOOD For You!
1. Travel the world (without walking more than a city block). Taste your way around the globe, sampling hundreds of wines from more than 15 countries.
2. Connect with history. Refresh your taste buds in the beer garden brought to you by Stella Artois, brewed in Belgium since 1366.
3. Improve your cooking. Catch a demo by LA’s celebrity chefs.
4. Expand your mind. Whether it’s about how to pair wine and cheese or about Spain’s Rioja region, check out a seminar, enjoy exclusive tastings, and learn something new. (Seminar descriptions under Fest Facts.)
5. Eat healthily (or not). From vegetarian fare to dessert goodies, your needs are covered with the city’s hottest food trucks.


Mareya Ibrahim - Founder and CEO of Eat Cleaner


Are you frustrated with why you can’t lose those stubborn pounds, even though you’re on a perpetual diet? Do you want to make a lifestyle change that will rock your food and fitness world?

For example, did you know most people need to exercise less and EAT more?

It’s MAY DAY! Celebrity chef and clean food expert Mareya Ibrahim is calling a state of the plate emergency with the release of “The Clean Eating Handbook: 31 Essential Rules For Health, Wellness and a Fabulously Fit Life” and her “Cleaner Plate Club Meal Prep Program” launching today onhttp://www.eatcleaner.com/. 

“It’s time we clean up our plates.  People are dieting like crazy, yet disease is increasing along with our weight.  We need to fix mealtime for good and I’m sharing a real, actionable plan to do that,” commented Ibrahim.

“The Clean Eating Handbook” is not a diet book - it’s a lifestyle approach with bite-sized, realistic steps that once practiced and repeated, create lifelong, healthy habits in just 31 days.  In her debut publication, Ibrahim shares her true story about beating a decade-long eating disorder by discovering how to eat cleaner.  Her essential rules include three critical keys to becoming fabulously fit.  She also unlocks the metabolic dilemma of most dieters with her “Fit Foody Triangle” approach to balancing nutrients and managing blood sugar.  Rather than focusing on calorie restriction, the book provides insights on getting the right amount of the right macronutrients at the right intervals throughout the day. This proven approach has been used on thousands of clients to effectively help them take back their plates for good.  The goal is to eat cleaner and get leaner for life.

Some of the essential steps include:

o   Rehab your refrigerator and purge your pantry
o   Kick the habit, sugar
o   Skim the saturated fat - but don't go fat-free
o   Choose cleaner carbs

Ibrahim also shares 10 key recipes and how she keeps it clean as an entrepreneur and single mother of two young children.

In addition to the book, May 1st is the launch of the “Cleaner Plate Club Meal Prep Program, the only program that follows Mareya’s proven “Fit Foody Triangle” method.  Customers will receive a weekly meal prep guide, daily meal plan, exclusive recipes, a shopping list and a nutritional breakdown. Pre-balanced recipes include Gluten-Free Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza, Superfood Salad with Salmon, and Chocolate and Flax Protein Pancakes.  The program is an affordable $9.99 per month.

The Clean Eating Handbook: 31 Essential Rules for Health, Wellness, and a Fabulously Fit Life! Written by Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foody.  Edited by Ryan Chandler Brown.  The book is available May 1st, 2013 as an eBook on www.eatcleaner.com for only $4.99 for the month of May and will be available onwww.amazon.com by June 1st, 2013 for $9.99. 

The Clean Eating Handbook and The Cleaner Plate Club Meal Prep Program are both available for purchase athttp://www.eatcleaner.com/.

About Mareya Ibrahim

Orange County, CA resident Mareya Ibrahim is “The Fit Foody” – an award-winning chef, writer, food expert, educator and founder of EatCleaner.com, the premier lifestyle destination for how to eat clean and live fabulously fit. She is a featured chef on ABC’s Recipe Rehab, is the Clean Eating expert for eHow.com, and is the resident food expert for San Diego Channel 6 News. She has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, Oprah.com, Sunset Magazine, Epoch Times, INC Magazine and Edible Community Magazine. Mareya has been honored with multiple awards for her work including  the 2013 California Women Making a Difference Award, the Gold Prize for the World’s Best Technology 2011, the Disney iParenting Award 2010, and was a finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Newpreneur of the Year. Ibrahim is also dedicated to helping at-risk communities through her landmark work with the Network for a Healthy California and the LA Unified School District. For further information about Mareya Ibrahim, please visitwww.EatCleaner.com.

Monday, May 20, 2013

05/20 Nestor Carbonell, Executive Chef William Bloxsom-Carter, and Chef Jim O'Connor


Nestor Carbonell  - Sheriff Alex Romero from A&E’s "BATES MOTEL"

The Sheriff of White Pine Bay, Romero is the “moral” center of the town, although morality is often a shifting line here. Imposing and discerning, he gets involved in Norma Bates’ life after an unfortunate incident at the motel. "I am the last person who you want on your bad side, Mrs. Bates…” And he’s not kidding.

Nestor Carbonell was born in New York City and raised in numerous locales including, Mexico, Venezuela, Florida, Connecticut, the Bahamas and London. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English. It was during his time at Harvard that a first-year drama course led to his interest in performing.

Nestor is most often recognized for his integral role in the acclaimed series “Lost,” as the iconic ‘Richard Alpert.’ This role, as well as his turn as ‘Mayor Anthony Garcia’ opposite Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, has shown Nestor’s versatility and range as an actor and showcased the complexity he has exhibited in a variety of roles. Nestor reprised his role as the Mayor in the box-office hit The Dark Knight Rises.
Nestor can next be seen on the highly-anticipated A&E series “Bates Motel” opposite Vera Farmiga. His additional television credits include “Ringer,” “Cane,” “House,” “Scrubs,” “Monk,” and “Suddenly Susan,” for which he earned two ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

Prior to Nestor’s role in The Dark Night, Nestor’s feature credits include, Smokin Aces, opposite Ray Liotta and Ryan Reynolds, Andy Garcia’s The Lost City, The Laramie Project, and the title role in Jack the Dog.
Nestor currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Shannon Kenny, and their two sons.


Executive Chef William Bloxsom-Carter – Playboy Mansion

Mr. William S. Bloxsom-Carter is the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. He has been creating extraordinary food and exclusive wine offerings for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion parties for over 26 years to 100,000 guests annually.
Chef Carter’s philosophy is to bring out the best flavors in food products from beginning to end with minimal intervention and uncompromising standards.
At the Playboy Mansion, Chef Carter has developed an internship/externship program with culinary schools nationwide. The program has garnered an exceptional reputation as the preeminent host facility for students. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.


Food Network’s Chef Jim O’Connor

Food Network Chef & TV Host Jim O'Connor is best known for bringing fun and creativity to the foods we enjoy. As a Food Network host, O'Conner has discovered the flavors of America at events such as the Hope Watermelon Festival, the National Hard Crab Derby Competition and the Chuckwagon Cookoff. And now, this world famous connoisseur of festival fun, available to share his experience for creating summer entertainment adventures for your viewers.   He will do a live demonstration from his favorite backyard paradise as part a unique and timely interview.   
  •  GRILL THRILLS-Tasty recipes that go from grill to gourmet
  • SMOKING SECRETS-Why cool tools are key for a "pampered chef"
  • SWEET TREATS-Adding sweet natural honey flavors to summer favorites
  • CHEF CLEANUP TIPS-Tips for easy cleanup after grilling experience is over
O'Connor is a Food Network original host of All-American Festivals and a show called, The Secret Life of .... O'Connor also has hosted a special called Scoop, in which five Food Network viewers create a new flavor of ice cream

Friday, May 17, 2013

05/17 Armen Keteyian, Jason Pugach, Steve Evans

Armen Keteyian – Reporter for CBS 48 HOURS

48 hours takes a deep look into the War in Chicago.  Inner-city Chicago has become a war zone, with more Americans reportedly gunned down there last year than died in Afghanistan. Now the chaos is reaching into the windy city’s suburbs too, where people are dying not from gun shots – but from another killer, heroin. 48 Hours takes you from the mean city streets and leafy suburban cul-de-sacs where hundreds of children are dying from guns and drugs, and where a federal agent – himself once marked for death by a heroin kingpin - is waging a war to take the communities back. Our special investigation will include access to a DEA raid, a manhunt for one of the world’s most wanted drug lords, and the stories of loss, survival and activism residents caught in the cross-fire have to tell.  Armen Keteyian and Maureen Maher report. Don’t miss 48 HOURS "48 Hours Special Report: The War in Chicago" airs on Saturday, May 18, 2013 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)


Jason Pugach – Event Specialist - The 24th Annual Culinary Evening with California Winemasters 
   
winemasterThe 24th Annual Culinary Evening with California Winemasters May 18th, 2013 at Warner Bros., "Midwest Street" - the Quintessential Any Town USA. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. 

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation's aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, people with CF are now living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

Winemasters is one of the most important CFF fundraisers in the United States and one of the largest single-day charity wine auctions in the world, having raised almost $25 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 23 years. “Adding tomorrows every day” expresses the mission - and results - of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s steadfast efforts to continue extending the length and quality of life for people with CF. For more information please visit the CF Foundation website www.cff.org.
 
STEVE EVANS  "THE MOVIE GUY"

Great movies opening this weekend and box office predictions and hopes, find out what movies are the ones to see! Get set for the weekend with The Movie Guy’s Movie Report!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

05/16 BOBBY DEEN, RICK TIGNER, KENDALL JACKSON, UNDERCOVER BOSS, BOB CAMPBELL

Bobby Deen - Helps Feed the US Military and Families

To Recognize Their Service and Commitment this Memorial Day Weekend. In Honor of Their 100th Anniversary Kenmore Salutes America’s Troops. Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial kick off of summer - which means warmer weather, longer days and spending more time with friends and family. Most importantly, Memorial Day is a time to remember all of our US military service men and women. Bobby Deen, chef, restaurateur and Cooking Channel star suggests serving up something special to remember those who serve our country every day. Bobby has teamed up with Kenmore, as a part of their 100th anniversary, to help give back to the U.S. military service men and women. Despite the recent cutbacks during Fleet Week in New York City, Kenmore is stepping up with its own event to ensure that this tradition of recognizing US military service continues. Through May 3, 2013, home cooks are invited to post their favorite home-style, hero-worthy recipes on cookmore.com. For every recipe uploaded, Kenmore will donate $5 to Heroes at Home, which supports military men and women and their families. On May 24th, Bobby Deen will dish up his favorite home-style recipe aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City, along with the three winning recipes as voted on cookmore.com.  

After high school, Bobby Deen began working as a deliveryman for his mom's now legendary home business The Bag Lady, which grew into a nationally recognized restaurant The Lady & Sons. After appearing on Paula’s Food Network shows he and his brother launched their own show, Road Tested. They have released four cookbooks, and worked with the Grains Foundation by supplying healthy grain-based recipes. Earlier this year, Bobby made his solo television-hosting debut on Cooking Channel in Not My Mama’s Meals.


RICK TIGNER - CEO OF KENDALL JACKSON - UNDERCOVER BOSS ON CBS


After learning that most of the workers in the vineyards don’t speak English and really aren’t able to communicate well with their superiors in order to have any sort of voice at the company, he created language programs – both for people who want to learn English and Spanish.  The Spanish speaking employees are so grateful.  Now that they can communicate in English they feel empowered – and they said they’ve never had that opportunity at another company.  Also, Rick has been learning Spanish.   Additionally, after meeting a 20 year employee while he was undercover who said he didn’t feel appreciated, Rick decided to create the Jess Jackson Award to honor an extraordinary employee each year.  (Jess Jackson was the late founder of the company.)

“Epic Bosses” – This special episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS features updates on some of the most compelling bosses and how the undercover experience impacted them personally as well as the companies they lead, on the fourth season finale of UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The bosses include the Diamond Resorts International CEO who created a crisis fund that saved an employee’s life and the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates President who has eased communication barriers among his workforce. Also, see where the Hooters CEO is now after experiencing one of the most shocking moments on the series and the Modell’s Sporting Goods CEO’s physical transformation.
The company heads who will be featured in “Epic Bosses” include:

•     Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR, headquartered in Birmingham, Mich.
•     Rick Silva, President and CEO of Checkers & Rally’s, headquartered in Tampa, Fla.
•     Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta
•     Mayor Mark Mallory, City of Cincinnati
•     Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International, headquartered in Las Vegas
•     Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, headquartered in Waco, Texas
•     Coby Brooks, formerly President and CEO of Hooters (currently President and CEO of La Cima Restaurants, headquartered in
Atlanta)
•     Rick Tigner, President of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif.
•     Mitchell B. Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods, headquartered in New York City
•     Don Fertman, Chief Development Officer of SUBWAY, headquartered in Milford, Conn.

The Emmy Award-winning UNDERCOVER BOSS is produced by Studio Lambert.  Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Chris Carlson are executive producers.


BOB CAMPBELL - MASTER OF WINE FOR NEW ZEALAND


Your guest tomorrow at 8.40 is Bob Campbell, who is the only master of wine in New Zealand and a wine journalist.  He will talk about the New Zealand American tour -   He can also talk about the Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday "Friday, May 17 will be the fourth annual #SauvBlanc Day. Once again St Supery will be taking the lead and NZW will also be very involved. The idea is to get people to try Sauvignon Blancs on that day and to post comments on social media. The day will begin with the sun over New Zealand and work its way around the globe with a finish in California."

11/17 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT & AUTHOR RONDA GIANGRECO AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CARRIE SAMMARCO, MIKE KELLEY, AQUALANI, JESSICA NAZIRI, TOP TECH GIFTS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

RONDA GIANGRECO AND CARRIE SAMMARCO RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT A NEW COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESOURCE  HOW A ONE-YEAR COOKING CHALLENGE HELPED AN AV...