Friday, January 19, 2018

01/19 GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT KAYLA CONTI, CELEBRITY CHEF AND RESTAURATEUR MICHAEL SCHULSON, MONKITAIL, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT KAYLA CONTI - TOP GOOGLE TRENDS AND YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR THE WEEK

Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the people, places and topics that send the country searching for answers each week. Topics That Fascinated the U.S. Selected from Millions of INTERNET Searches!

HERE ARE THE TOP GOOGLE TRENDS FOR THE WEEK.
1. Ballistic Missile Threat
2. Beach Boys & Brian Wilson
3. Winter Olympics
4. Michigan Meteor
5. Snow Cream & Oymyakon


CELEBRITY CHEF AND RESTAURATEUR MICHAEL SCHULSONMONKITAIL IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA WAS JUST NAMED “BEST NEW RESTAURANT OF 2017” BY USA TODAY’S READER’S CHOICE AWARDS

Celebrity and famed chef Michael Schulson brings his modern Japanese fare to Hollywood, Florida with the opening of Monkitail his seventh restaurant. Schulson’s menu is a contemporary take on the classic izakaya, featuring sharable small plates and sushi as well as an array of specialty cocktails and sake.

Tucked away beyond the main dining room is Nokku, a cocktail lounge offering tunes, specialty crafted cocktails and sake late into the  night.

Michael Schulson is the chef and restaurateur behind the Schulson Collective of restaurants whose imagination and vision have made him one of Philadelphia’s most successful hospitality professionals.

Today, Schulson is the owner of day-to-night destination Double Knot; the expansive Independence Beer Garden; Sampan and the adjacent Graffiti Bar; and serves as chef-partner at Izakaya at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. Schulson recently opened new-American spot Harp & Crown in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. He recently opened Monkitail in Hollywood, Florida, which was just named “Best New Restaurant of 2017” by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards.


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, January 18, 2018

01/18 FOOD NETWORK HOST MARC SILVERSTEIN, JAY SHAH'S TIPS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FINANCIAL YEAR, REGISTERED DIETITIAN ANNESSA CHUMBLEY, HOW INCORPORATE CERTIFIED ORGANIC

FOOD NETWORK HOST MARC SILVERSTEIN - HOW TO HOST A FOOTBALL FETE AND SCORE BIG WITH YOUR GUESTS 

Food Network Host Shares Tips On How To Step Up Your Game Just In Time For The Big Game 

It’s that time of year again for football, food, and friends! There are several essential elements you need to ensure a successful big-game party. Hosting an epic watch party is more than setting out some chips and beer and nobody wants to fumble on game night!

MARC’S FOOTBALL PARTY CHECKLIST:

  • Appliance check-up: Before the festivities begin, take a few minutes to get your essential appliances ready for the tasks they'll perform and get any parts that may not be up to the task repaired or replaced. 
  • Easy drink selections: While beer has long been synonymous with "The Game," more sideliners are opting to enjoy the festivities with wine. Choose a red and a white for a simple alternative to beer.  
  • Keep it simple: You don’t need to spend days in the kitchen to pull off an impressive spread. A few token homemade dishes mixed with store bought hummus, crackers, charcuterie and cheese will keep everyone satisfied.
  • Get crafty: Buy some Astroturf at a craft store, paint yard markers on it, and you have the perfect runner for your table. 
  • Seating chart: Arrange the seating in front of the TVs ahead of time, so everyone can see, and get up and move when they want. 



JAY SHAH FROM PERSONAL CAPITAL - ACTIONABLE TIPS TO PROACTIVELY PREPARE FOR YOUR FINANCIAL YEAR

INVESTORS DIVIDED OVER HOW WASHINGTON WILL AFFECT FINANCES

What the Congressional Plan Really Means for Your Bottom Line

Affluent investors are optimistic that markets will continue to climb in 2018, but are sharply divided by gender, geography and generation on how President Trump and the Congressional majority will affect their finances. They’re also nervous that they aren’t prepared for financial challenges, holding too much cash, and over half (51%) are concerned about their financial security in retirement, finds a new report by leading digital wealth manager Personal Capital.

According to digital wealth manager Personal Capital’s Affluent Investor Outlook Report, nearly half (48%) of affluent investors believe the stock market will perform better in 2018 than it has in 2017, yet 42% fear that their portfolio won’t be able to withstand a market downturn when it does happen.

KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE:

  • Men are 13 percentage points more likely than women to believe President Trump’s policies will have a positive effect on the market (55% vs. 42%)
  • 60% of affluent investors—including 87% of Millennials—admitted to making financial mistakes in 2017, such as not saving enough, paying too much for luxury items, and paying too much in investment fees.
  • 16% of affluent investors hold the majority of the wealth in cash (and 25% of Millennials), with 38% being worried that they will lose their wealth.


REGISTERED DIETITIAN ANNESSA CHUMBLEY - HOW TO EASILY AND AFFORDABLY INCORPORATE USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC FOOD 

LEARN ABOUT HOW TO EASILY AND AFFORDABLY INCORPORATE  USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTS INTO MEALS 

A HEALTHY ONE-STOP RECIPE REFRESH THAT PUTS THE W‘O’W IN ORGANICS 

When making New Year’s resolutions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why Registered Dietitian Annessa Chumbley, a renowned nutritionist, encourages people to incorporate more organic foods into their routine -- everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, to wholesome dairy and meats, cereals, snacks and more. In fact, Chumbley believes everyone should have the opportunity to go organic, so she’s teamed up to share her tips on how your viewers and listeners can fit affordable organic ingredients into every meal. 

HOW TO INCORPORATE ORGANIC FOODS INTO EVERYDAY LIVING:  

  • GO ORGANIC—Learn about the importance of using organic products 
  • RECIPE REVOLUTION—Discover how easy it is to incorporate organics into snacks and meals 
  • EASY ONE-POT RECIPES— Annessa will share her inspiration for creating 
  • easey one-pot like an Egg White Powerbowl, Veggie Ramen Jar, Easy One Pan Greek Quinoa and Grab & Go Snacks.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

01/17 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER, THE CHALLENGE OF DINING ALONE

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT


For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER - THE CHALLENGE OF DINING ALONE 

Food critic/reviewer Merrill Shindler has written and spoken about his various oral fixations, both in America and abroad, for most of his adult life.  Beginning in the early ’70s as the Restaurant Critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian (a position that led, inexplicably, to three years as Music Editor at Rolling Stone), he’s written about livin’ large as Restaurant Critic for San Francisco Magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, along with covering the world of chow for the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Diversion, Food Arts, Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. Merrill Shindler has been editor of the Los Angeles Zagat Survey, host of Fine Living: Critics on the Fine Living Network, restaurant critic for the Copley and San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, and host of a weekly program on how much fun it is to put things in your mouth on KABC Radio.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

01/16 NUTRITION EXPERT FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH, HOW TO STICK TO YOUR HEALTH RESOLUTIONS, FINANCIAL EXPERT GENE MARKS

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND NUTRITION EXPERT FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH - TIPS ON HOW TO STICK TO YOUR HEALTH RESOLUTIONS IN 2018

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU:
It’s no secret that the New Year should be all about a new you, but more than 50 percent of Americans admit to breaking their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January. How can you make, and stick to those New Year’s resolutions and form healthy habits along the way?

Just in time for National Green Juice Day on January 26, Frances Largeman-Roth is available for live interviews to help you get that extra boost of motivation to stay on track. Some of her tips include:

  • SET MINI GOALS: Changing too many things at once can be overwhelming and can set you up for failure. It’s smarter to make small changes that add up to big wins.
  • GET YOUR GREENS: Drink a green juice daily to get more nutrients from green vegetables into your daily diet. You can even customize your green juice by adding extra fruits and veggies like pears, bananas, spinach and a dash of almond milk to spruce up your morning smoothie.
  • MEAL PREP: Making your own food at home is one of the easiest ways to eat healthier and be conscious of what you are putting in your body. Plan your meals for the week so it eliminates last minute stress and the urge to go out to eat. 
  • MAKE A SWEAT DATE: Whether it’s cold weather or a packed schedule, there are always plenty of excuses to skip a workout. But you’re less likely to miss that barre class, or flake on running, if you have your workout scheduled into your calendar like any other commitment. So, start scheduling and set reminders the night before so that your water bottle, shoes and gear are ready to go the next day. 



FINANCIAL EXPERT GENE MARKS - HOW SMALL BUSINESS MUST ADAPT & CHANGE TO SURVIVE & PROSPER

NEW HOLIDAY DATA FROM AMAZON IS IN,  PROVIDING INSIGHT INTO CHALLENGES FACING SMALL BUSINESSES!

TOP BUSINESS ANALYST ANSWERS THE QUESTION: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF BRICK-&-MORTAR STORES IN AN eCOMMERCE WORLD?

Amazon recently confirmed that Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in history for small businesses. Over the Turkey 5 – the five days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday – customers ordered nearly 140 million items from small businesses worldwide.   On January 16th, the data will be in from the entire holiday season, providing some important insight into the future of brick-and-mortar stores, small businesses and eCommerce in America. To help analyze the data we have Gene Marks—an author and one of the top small business experts in the nation. Gene will explain whether brick and mortar is dead.
 

Monday, January 15, 2018

01/15 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, NEHA KHULLAR, PALATE PASSPORT

SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS

SATURDAY JANUARY 20th ON A 48 HOURS SPECIAL AT 10pmET/9CT

“ALL-AMERICAN MURDER” – best-selling author James Patterson investigates the life and death of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez

Best-selling author James Patterson investigates the life and death of convicted murderer and former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in “All-American Murder,” a one-hour 48 HOURS special to be broadcast Saturday, Jan. 20 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Hernandez seemed to have it all. He turned a hardscrabble childhood into superstar NFL dreams. In 2012 he was on one of the all-time best teams in the NFL and was armed with a new $40 million contract extension. But then it all fell apart when he was arrested for the 2013 murder of semi-pro linebacker Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Mass. He was convicted of murdering Lloyd in 2015, and in April 2017, Hernandez committed suicide in a Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence. He was 27.

Patterson and 48 HOURS take viewers on a journey through Hernandez’s life – as a child growing up in Bristol, Conn., where football glory got him into college – and then to the NFL. But, despite the on-field accolades, as Patterson reports, he could never outrun his history, including the impact the death of his father had on him, and his other personal demons, which remained hidden behind the mask of a celebrity football player. In addition to being charged and convicted of killing Lloyd, Hernandez was also charged and acquitted of killing two others.

Off the field, Hernandez hung out with a bad crowd and used drugs, police say. After his death, doctors learned, the countless hits he took playing football may have caused Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, better known as CTE, a degenerative brain disease found in people who have suffered repeated trauma to the head. The illness can’t be identified until the person has died. In November 2017, researchers at Boston University revealed that Hernandez had the most severe case of CTE they’d ever found in a brain of someone his age, which, they said at the time, would have impacted his decision-making, inhibition of controlling aggression, emotional volatility and rage behaviors.

Patterson and the team at 48 HOURS report on Hernandez’s life, and how he ended up convicted of murder, by taking viewers to his hometown, the streets that hardened him, the home he bought after hitting the NFL, and the prison where he died. Patterson asks the question: What role did CTE play in Hernandez’s life as an adult, and did it lead to his suicide? Patterson also talks with people who knew him, who covered him, those who hung out with him, and even one who was threatened by him. Together, they tell the story of how someone described as likeable and well-behaved in high school could turn into a street criminal with an NFL paycheck.

Jamie Stolz is the senior producer of “All-American Murder,” a 48 HOURS special. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.


NEHA KHULLAR - AUTHOR, PALATE PASSPORT - CAN’T TRAVEL THIS WINTER? COOK INSTEAD! 
  
Palate Passport will take readers on a trip around the globe to learn about the people, places and history where each extraordinary dish was discovered. Along with recipes and personal stories, readers will feast on other relics collected along the way including original artwork from India, beautiful photos from Portugal and age old rituals from Croatia.

Both a cookbook and short story collection, the book will serve as inspiration to cook international dishes at home and motivation to travel with these dishes as a compass.

Neha Khullar is a foodie, coffee addict, sparkly shoe-wearer, and enthusiastic dinner party host. Prior to becoming a cookbook author, Neha worked on the corporate side of New York City. Fueled by her passion for food and cooking, she set out on a journey to explore culinary traditions around the world.

After breaking bread in dozens of places, she learned that food brings people together and creates community regardless of religion, political views, or language; what tastes good can be shared with others. She has spent time with master chefs, street stall cooks, grandmothers, and food lovers all around the world. They have taught her about their favorite local foods and shared the history and stories behind them. Palate Passport is her personal culinary masterpiece created to share this journey with others. She intends to show readers that cooking is fun, it doesn’t have to be intimidating, and if made with love, even an imperfect dish will taste beautiful!

Neha has spent three years creating this book in order to thoughtfully coordinate all of its components. The cover was inspired by many people and separate events. After following a particular artist for years, she asked him to create the cover art, loving his style of coloring outside of the lines - a style reminiscent of her story for creating this cookbook. The dominant colors of the cover were inspired by a garden that Neha visited in Marrakech, Morocco. And the name was inspired by a fellow traveler who crossed paths with Neha while also filling her passport with experiences. Every component of this book has a story like the one behind the cover art.

Neha is the founder of Food Moodz, LLC which is an online digital platform for foodies to share articles on the best eats, chef profiles, recipes, and food trends. Neha is also the founder of Global Foodie Citizens which is a community of foodies located all around the world! The vision for GFC is to offer an “invite-only” group of foodies who can connect to meet at exclusive restaurants and food experiences around the world, as well as, food-centric trips around the world.

Friday, January 12, 2018

01/12 CHI MCBRIDE, HAWAII FIVE-0 ON CBS, DR. MICHAEL GREGER, HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

ACTOR CHI MCBRIDE TELLS US ALL ABOUT THIS WEEK’S EPISODE OF HAWAII FIVE-0 

HAWAII FIVE-0: FRIDAYS 9/8C ON CBS

On this week’s episode of HAWAII FIVE-O, Series star Chi McBride gives an emotional performance when his character, Captain Lou Grover, must talk a man out of committing suicide.  Lou recounts how he too overcame thoughts of suicide back when he was an officer in Chicago.  This powerful episode of HAWAII FIVE-0 contains a PSA for the Suicide Prevention Hotline and Chi is committed to getting the word out that even in someone’s darkest hours, there is help.


DR. MICHAEL GREGER - AUTHOR, HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK: 100+ RECIPES TO HELP PREVENT AND REVERSE DISEASE

From Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM, the physician behind the trusted and wildly popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and author of the New York Times bestselling book How Not to Die, comes THE HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK: 100+Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease —a beautifully designed, comprehensive cookbook, complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, health-promoting, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages.  Dr. Michael Greger’s first book, How Not to Die, presented the scientific evidence behind the only diet proven to prevent and reverse some of the causes of premature death and disability. Now, THE HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK puts that science into action. From Superfood Breakfast Bites to Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca to Two-Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust, every recipe in this invaluable kitchen resource offers a delectable, easy-to-prepare, plant-based dish to help anyone eat their way to better health.



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, January 11, 2018

01/11 NUTRITIONIST DAWN JACKSON BLATNER, BUDGET-FRIENDLY FRESH FOODS

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST DAWN JACKSON BLATNER - HOW TO INCORPORATE BUDGET-FRIENDLY FRESH FOODS

FRESH & HEALTHY BEGINNINGS
Renowned Nutritionist & Author Proves you don’t have to Spend a Fortune to Eat Well in the New Year

The New Year is here, and many viewers are saying ‘no’ to sugar, carbs, alcohol, gluten and more. Why not encourage them to say ‘yes!’? While we all consider new dietary choices every January, many need a little help “decoding” the nutrition nuances that surround us.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Author Dawn Jackson Blatner shows how we can incorporate budget-friendly fresh foods. From information surrounding organics to gluten, fresh to frozen, Dawn highlights the many ways viewers can incorporate healthy, on-trend options into a diet, without breaking the bank. Say ‘goodbye’ to stressful calorie counting, complicated recipes and over-priced grocery shopping.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

01/10 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, MELISSA JOAN HART, TIPS FOR PLANNING NUTRITIOUS MEALS

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.



ACTRESS AND DIRECTOR MELISSA JOAN HART SHARES HER TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING NUTRITIOUS FAMILY MEALS IN 2018

GIVE YOUR FAMILY A HEALTHY START TO THE NEW YEAR

Actress and Director Melissa Joan Hart Shares Her Top Tips  for Planning Nutritious Family Meals in 2018

After weeks of celebrations and food-filled gatherings, the holiday season can leave us all feeling a little sluggish. The effects of overindulgence have an impact on adults and kids alike, and by the end of the year your family is probably in desperate need of a nutrition reboot.

The beginning of the New Year is the perfect time to develop a fresh, healthy meal routine for your family. Actress Melissa Joan Hart knows first-hand how difficult it can be to get the family back on track after the holiday season. The busy mother of three strives to provide nourishing meals for her family while incorporating ways to get her kids involved and develop good eating habits.

TIPS FOR ACHIEVING BALANCED, WHOLESOME FAMILY MEALS IN THE NEW YEAR:

  • Smart Shopping: plan meals before heading to the store, and stick to the outside aisles
  • Fuel Right: Fuel up and support healthful proteins, such as turkey raised by family farmers, to stay energized throughout the day
  • Substitutions: replacing pasta noodles with veggie strings 
  • Family Involvement: ways to get your spouse and kids involved, from recipe ideas to food prep


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

01/09 INVENTOR AARON HOROWITZ & CATHERINE BLADES FROM AFLAC ARE AT CES, CHEF GREG GROWHOWSKI FROM HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA​

INVENTOR AARON HOROWITZ AND CATHERINE BLADES FROM AFLAC ARE AT CES WITH INFO ON A NEW ROBOTIC AFLAC DUCK  DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HI-TECH COMFORT FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

TECH THAT WAS CREATE TO HELP KID WITH CANCER AT CES

CES is the world's biggest technology show where inventions are presented for the first time on a global stage and next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. It’s an amazing event, where the best-of-the-best inventions receive awards for their potential to change the world.   On January 9th, we have a special interview about one the CES award-winning inventions. You’ll learn about a new robotic duck that is specifically designed to help kids with cancer face the challenges and side effects of treatments. 

You’ll be speaking High-Tech Inventor Aaron Horowitz, who will share how he created this award-winning invention and how it will help ease the pain and side effects of childhood cancer, he will be joined by Catherine Blades of Aflac.

Aflac has donated more than $120 million to fighting childhood cancer.  Thanks to the dedication of doctors, brave patients and the work of organizations like the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center the cure rate for childhood cancer is now almost 90 percent, up from only 20 percent.


CHEF GREG GROHOWSKI, EXECUTIVE CHEF FOR THE HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA

Gregory P. Grohowski was born and raised in the Michiana (Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana) area of the Great Lakes Region, Midwest United States.  While working as a culinarian through high school and college, Gregory enrolled in Paragon Restaurants Corporation’s chef apprentice training program at the Studebaker Mansion and Tippecanoe Place Restaurant (National Historical Landmark). After successfully completing his apprentice program at age 23, Gregory was hired as the head restaurant chef for Paragon Restaurants, Inc., Steak and Seafood Division.  During this period, Gregory earned third place in the professional division at the annual “Grand Rapids Chocolate Lover’s Festival”.

After two seasons in the Mackinac Island, Gregory was offered the position of Assistant Banquet Chef at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa.  A few years later hurricane Iniki blew Gregory to the Five Diamond Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.  With the addition of Hyatt Regency Maui, Hawaii, he was awarded the position of Executive Chef for the Five Diamond Wind Star Sail Cruises, a division of Holland American Cruise Line Corporation.  During his employment, Gregory worked with nationally recognized Chef/Owner of Los Angeles’ Patina Restaurant Group, Joachim Splichal to impletment a new food program for Wind Star Cruises. This opportunity took him to some thirty Islands of the Caribbean and the South Pacific Islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Working throughout the Caribbean and Tahiti, French Polynesia, with Wind Star Cruises, Gregory returned to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa where he was appointed to Executive Sous Chef.  Overseeing 160 kitchen and stewarding personnel, the kitchens produced some 2500 meals per day. After a four year period Gregory was appointed to the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas resort as the Executive Sous Chef.  After the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa, Gregory was called to the Hyatt Westlake Plaza as the Executive Chef, as well as the Hyatt Regency Monterey to oversee the hotel’s food operations. Currently, Gregory has returned to Hyatt Regency Maui as the Executive Chef.

Monday, January 8, 2018

01/08 PERSONAL TRAINER BRYANT JOHNSON, THE RBG WORKOUT, SUSAN CANNON, SUSAN G. CANNON ESTATE WINES, SCOTT STEINBERG, CES 2018

PERSONAL TRAINER BRYANT JOHNSON - AUTHOR OF THE RBG WORKOUT

Whether you’re a Supreme Court justice, a clerk, or a janitor, exercise is the great equalizer. A push-up, a squat, a lunge, or a plank doesn’t care who you support or don’t support. It doesn’t care about your race, religion, color, gender, national origin, or sexual preference. You may have a lifetime appointment to the most powerful job in the world, but your body will still have veto power over you. And you’re the only one with jurisdiction over your body, so if you don’t use it, you will lose it. —from Bryant Johnson’s Introduction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released THE RBG WORKOUT: How She Stays Strong … And You Can Too!, a fully illustrated exercise book that details Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's famous workout, written by her long-time personal trainer, Bryant Johnson.

Justice Ginsburg began training twice-weekly with Bryant Johnson in 1999 at the urging of her late husband, Martin, after she was treated for colon cancer … and she’s been at it ever since. During her recovery, she received regular bone density scans and, after several months of twice-weekly workouts with Johnson, her bone density began to increase. The result of this test became Johnson's report card for success. Justice Ginsburg has called Bryant Johnson "the most important person" in her life (after her family, of course). 

With RBG WORKOUT, Johnson presents the workout exactly as he does it with Justice Ginsburg, along with some variations to accommodate skill level, personal preferences, and the equipment available.  From planks to squats to push ups, this simple but challenging workout – illustrated with 4color illustrations of the Justice in workout gear – is suited not only for older people who want to maintain a full life, but is challenging enough for anyone trying to get fit or looking for training options. With tips from the bench & sidebars with Bryant's folksy wisdom on getting fit & staying healthy, it’s a totally charming & wholly effective package.

Says Bryant Johnson of his famous client: “Her determination has been inspiring, and she is a living example of what she stands for, including the fight for equal rights for women.”  THE RBG WORKOUT — a supremely good exercise program! — is designed to be all the fitness regimen you need to keep up with one of America’s most admired women.


SUSAN CANNON – OWNER, SUSAN G. CANNON ESTATE WINES 

Susan Cannon is the owner of Susan G. Cannon Estate Wines in the greater Los Angeles area. Susan's Experience involves her being Regional Sales Manager at Silver Oak Wine Cellars, Regional Sales Manager at Trefethen & Shramsberg Vineyards. She is also a graduate of Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa, CA, UC Davis, UCLA, California Culinary Academy.

Starting my wine career in 1983 with a small brokerage firm in the Los Angeles area, ultimately  lead me to Trefethen and Schramsberg  Wineries where for for 9 years acted as Southern California Sales Manager and Brand Manager for out of state distribution in several western states. In 1993 I joined Silver Oak Cellars and spent 13 years representing them winery direct in Southern California  and as brand Manger in 8 states in the mid and southwest states  and  Eastern Canada.  In addition to sales I assisted ownership in both marketing and public relations programs.


SCOTT STEINBERG - CES 2018: GET THE SCOOP ON THE LATEST IN HIGH TECH!

Want a glimpse of the most exciting tech products launching in 2018? As the new year is ushered in, the excitement grows for the most cutting-edge developments in cell phone technology, home appliances, vehicle trends and more!

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is back! CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

It’s not only the world's largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology, but it is also America's largest annual tradeshow of any kind.  The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967 with 200 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees. Since then, CES has grown more than seven-fold. CES now showcases more than 3,600 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, and technology delivery systems with more  than 150,000 attendees from 150 countries.

Friday, January 5, 2018

01/05 CHEF ANNE BURRELL, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS RICHARD BARCUS, THE 2018 U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

CELEBRITY CHEF ANNE BURRELL TALKS ABOUT THE NEWEST SEASON OF WORST COOKS IN AMERICA AND HER AND PHIL CASACELI’S GOOD TIME LOUNGE

CHEFS ANNE BURRELL AND TYLER FLORENCE ARE BACK TO TRANSFORM KITCHEN DISASTERS INTO FOOD MASTERS IN RETURN OF FAN-FAVORITE SERIES WORST COOKS IN AMERICA 

Renowned chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence return to whip a fresh crop of bumbling cooks into culinary shape in a new season of Worst Cooks in America, premiering Sunday, January 7th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network.  In the ten-episode series that transforms kitchen disasters into skilled cooks, Anne and Tyler each lead a team of cooking-challenged recruits in an intense culinary boot camp designed to improve their food skills.  In the end, only the one contestant who makes the most impressive transformation wins a $25,000 grand prize and bragging rights for their team mentor.

PHIL & ANNE'S GOOD TIME LOUNGE 
196 Smith Street | Brooklyn NY 11201

Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge is the first-time collaboration between celebrity chef Anne Burrell and legendary bar owner Phil Casaceli. As the name implies, this hip and funky neighborhood joint is simply about having a good time.  The friendly and comfortable atmosphere at Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge is immediately welcoming when you enter the long classic bar. An open kitchen creates an interactive experience for diners and encouraging a community of neighbors and visitors alike. Reflective of Burrell’s “cook like a rock star” motto, there’s tangerine wallpaper brushed with electric gold leaf in the dining room, which is amped up with flying V guitars and old school mics.

One size plates (appetizer size) intended to encourage grazing will be divided between light, medium and heavy sections (rather than the usual apps, entrées and sides). Look for reimagined classics alongside inspirations from Anne’s travels such as Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Mushrooms and a Poached Egg; Grilled Pizzetta with Stracchino Fennel Sausage; and Pickled Hot Cherry Peppers with Arugula. Also featured is her take on Pigs in a Blanket; Farrotto with Shrimp, Lemon and Herbs; and Harissa Crusted Lamb Chops with Chick Pea Fries. You can also get a killer burger and an amazing steak!


SERGEANT FIRST CLASS RICHARD BARCUS - TALKS ABOUT THE 2018 U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL AND HOW THEY WILL MENTOR TOMORROW’S LEADERS DURING BOWL WEEK


This week the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will kick off at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. As the premier East versus West high school football all-star matchup, the game serves as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars.

The nearly 100 football players and 125 band musicians and Color Guard members chosen to participate in the Bowl do not just excel on the field or in music, but also mirror the strengths of Army Soldiers—strengths like dedication, determination, loyalty, integrity and adaptability. In interviews on Jan. 3, you can talk to U.S. Army Soldiers about the upcoming game and Bowl Week activities, their interactions with the players and band members, as well as their own Army careers and what it’s like to be a part of the Army Team.


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, January 4, 2018

01/04 CYNTHIA PECK, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S, NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY, RICK HORROW, POWER OF SPORTS

CYNTHIA PECK – OWNER, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S - NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY

OUR HISTORY
Forty-three years ago, our restaurant was built with tradition and has since continued with tradition. At our home in the old marketplace, we tribute our ancestors who came to America in the late 1800’s – their spirit and their recipes!

A little about this old building…
Originally built as an L-shaped marketplace in the days when Fullerton was an orchard (early 1900’s), the local farmers would bring their produce in from the fields by horse and wagon to sell to the townspeople. The original wood trusses of the old roof system may still be seen in the Venetian Room. Approximately twenty years later, renovation of the building changed it from its original L-shape to a square. This was accomplished by the large wood barrel trusses (an unusual truss!), which can be seen in the Sicilian Room and the Piazza Fantasia. During our renovation in 1992, the old wood, terra cotta tiles and brick was salvaged and re-used to keep alive the feeling and memories of those days long ago.

About our décor…
Be prepared when you walk into Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante to be overwhelmed! With surprises in every corner, you won’t know where to look first! You will sit amidst the art of the great masters, in an Italian town square complete with the storefronts of old Italian butcher and cheese mongers, fruit and wine vendors, seamstresses showing their wares, and more. Fairy lights abound under cathedral ceilings as our ancestors smile down at you from the Family Love Altar. Explore and you will be surrounded by colorful Sicilian puppets, the carnival masks and canals of Venice, and the romance of Romeo & Juliet. Find our mystical Room of the Moon…and don’t forget King Kong, Dracula, Frankenstein, witches, ghosts and who-knows-what that await you in the Monster Wine Cellar!

And, as for Hollywood…
Founder, Steven Peck, renowned Hollywood dancer, choreographer and veteran actor of over 100 movies and television performances, has delightful photographs of over 40 years of famous stars, directors and dancers. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gary Cooper, Robert Taylor, Broderick Crawford, Kirk Douglas, Walter Winchell, Sam Wanamaker, Vincent Minnelli, Sylvester Stallone, Ted Danson, David Hasselhof, Ray Sharkey, Shirley MacLaine, Cyd Charisse, Dolly Parton, Joan Collins, Raquel Welch, Olympia Dukakis, Shelly Winters and so many more. Films from Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., MGM, Desilu, United Artists, Universal Studios, to name a few.


RICK HORROW HOST OF POWER OF SPORTS FEATURES FEEL GOOD STORIES TO START THE YEAR OFF RIGHT

We’re all looking for good news and inspiring stories on television – well, look no further. The new Power of Sports TV show illustrates what’s possible when people come together through sports to uplift their local community.  Monthly segments share inspiring stories of people, organizations and communities that are creating opportunities for youth to thrive through sports – motivating them to stay in school and prepare for life beyond the classroom.

Hosted by sports industry insider Rick Horrow, aka the “Sports Professor”, Power of Sports takes viewers into conversations with influential thought leaders to understand how different sports and business organizations are engaging America's youth to help drive positive social change. Each 30-minute episode focuses on a US city and highlights local leaders who are creating opportunities to inspire today’s youth through sports.

The Power of Sports TV show will air on Fox Sports stations nationwide and is presented by Group One Thousand One.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

01/03 ACTOR AJ BUCKLEY, CBS SEAL TEAM, LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

ACTOR AJ BUCKLEY - CBS DRAMA SERIES, SEAL TEAM

Kick off the New Year with SEAL TEAM’s AJ Buckley!  Best known for his role as Adam Ross on CSI: NY as well as Ed Zeddmore on the CW’s Supernatural, AJ  Buckley now stars in the new CBS drama series, SEAL TEAM.  An all-new episode is set to air on January 3, 2018, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.

SEAL TEAM is a new military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand, and Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies. Undergoing additional rigorous training in the hope of joining Hayes’ select unit is Clay Spenser, a young, multi-lingual second generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Vital to the team’s success are CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists, and Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge logistics officer and unofficial den mother responsible for outfitting the team with the necessary gear for each mission. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds.


LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT


For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.

01/19 GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT KAYLA CONTI, CELEBRITY CHEF AND RESTAURATEUR MICHAEL SCHULSON, MONKITAIL, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT KAYLA CONTI - TOP GOOGLE TRENDS AND YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR THE WEEK Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revea...