Wednesday, March 31, 2010

3/31 - Sophie Uliano, Adam Anderson, Sandra Lee, Larry Lipson

Gorgeously Green’s Sophie Uliano  - Earth Day
Sophie Uliano is an author, eco-expert, yoga instructor, and chef. She has spent the last ten years teaching women about yoga, meditation and the environment. She has been guest expert on iVillage live, The Discovery Health Channels Berman & Berman, as well as a host on shop America. Sophie has also developed a skincare line called Gorgeously Green, made from organic plant extracts. All the products are handcrafted and formulated without the use of petrochemicals, parabens, solvent residues, sulphate detergents, GMO's or any other toxic chemical - only healing, organic herbs and botanicals. Sophie lives in Hollywood with her husband and six-year old daughter.

Adam Anderson  - Travel Expert
From luxury stays to budget bungalows, travel expert, Adam Anderson, has tips on how to save you time, money and frustration. As the son of a flight attendant, Adam Anderson grew up flying all over the Western Hemisphere, which solidified his love for travel. He has lived in Spain, traveled to 15 countries, 3 continents and across the United States. Adam’s love for travel landed him the position as the Director of PR for He enjoys experiencing a region's cuisine, seeing live music, camping, hiking, diving, surfing, and meeting the locals and other travelers.

Sandra Lee - Chef - Food Expert
Sandra Lee has a passion for simple solutions that create dramatic results in all areas of home life. She is editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine, the host of two highly rated television shows (the multi-Emmy-nominated Semi-Homemade Cooking and Sandra’s Money Saving Meals), as well as a New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books. An internationally-acclaimed home and food expert, Sandra has revolutionized the way people think about traditional, time-consuming, “from-scratch” methods. With her trademark 70/30 philosophy, which combines 70% ready-made products with 30% fresh touches, Sandra creates aspirational meals and breathtaking living environments that are affordable and attainable, making her the foremost recognized advocate to every over-extended person.  Sandra’s philosophy was born out of necessity and the challenges she faced throughout her childhood. The oldest of five children, Sandra was responsible for caring for her four younger siblings and managing the household. Forced to live on welfare and food stamps, Sandra quickly learned how to turn budget-friendly foods into delicious and special meals for her family while stretching every dollar and every minute.

Larry Lipson - Live from Costa Rica
Larry is live from his research facility in Costa Rica and talks about Easter & Passover around the world and some interesting wines for holidays. Larry checks out international wines and this veteran wine expert also talks about wine & food pairings for the religious observances.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3/30 - Catherine McCord, Kevin Sturgeon, Tom McCahan

Kevin Sturgeon  Assistant Director of Food & Beverage  Wine Dinners
Tom McCahan  Director of Golf  Summer Golf packages
Jennifer Wayland-Smith  Spa Director  Beat The Heat/Summer Spa Trilogy
Experience an undeniably unique sense of place astonishingly in tune with the environment. Untouched. Unspoiled. The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa provides a luxurious natural refuge immersed within two Jay Morrish championship golf courses. Enjoy a striking destination inspired by the extraordinary landscape, melding the offerings of thrilling outdoor recreation and renowned spa treatments, with the unsurpassed beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy Being One With The Environment Within This Scottsdale Resort. Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky - The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa. This luxury retreat truly inhabits a unique location from other exclusive Scottsdale resorts. Nestled in the Sonoran Desert - just outside Scottsdale, Arizona - our award-winning accommodations, world-renowned Golden Door Spa, and stunning natural beauty, create the setting for an unparalleled getaway. Enjoy a round of golf with a choice of two Jay Morrish designed courses. Relax and repose in adobe casitas and houses expertly blended into the breathtaking landscape of ancient 12-million-year-old boulders. Discover a warm sense of renewal in a peaceful, stirring atmosphere within our stunning North Scottsdale hotel and resort. Experience unsurpassed recreation elegantly combined with robust indulgence, flawless service, and a breathtaking setting.

Catherine McCord Is Making the Kitchen a Family Destination -  Kid Friendly
Catherine McCord (born May 10, 1974) is an American fashion model, actress, and television program hostess. McCord appeared in "Gridiron Gang" staring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and began modeling for Elite Model Management at the age of 14. She has modeled for Victoria's Secret and L’eggs pantyhose, appeared on the covers of Glamour and ELLE magazines, and done runway modeling for Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. For a time, she was one of the female co-hosts of MTV's Loveline television show. FHM magazine readers voted her one of the sexiest women in the world for 2001. A born athlete, Catherine excelled at running and basketball, and was working towards an athletic scholarship when she got a devastating hip injury. Soon after, when a friend signed her up for a local modeling contest, little did Catherine know that this would be the first step on the path to a successful modeling career. Discovered by Elite Models Management at 15, Catherine went on to win “Look of the Year,” Elite’s premiere and prestigious modeling contest. From there, she spent her summers in New York or Paris, modeling for Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and other prestigious designers in the fashion industry. Catherine soon ventured into television, as well, landing roles as reporter on Extra!, Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve, and a run as co-host on MTV’s Loveline with Dr. Drew and Adam Corrola. Fortunately, Catherine avoided the pitfalls many young models find themselves in, such as drug abuse and eating disorders, attributing her success to a strong sense of family values, and an understanding about what she needed to give her body in order for it to function properly. Her parents supported her modeling career and grounded her with guidance. Catherine’s dad encouraged her to save her money so that she could one day afford to focus on her true passion – cooking and food.  That time came in 2002, soon after the devastating attacks of 9/11. Impacted by the tragedy, Catherine decided to finally follow her dreams and enroll at the Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. She modeled during the day and went to school at night. “It was a juggle,” she says, but powerfully fulfilling. In hindsight, that juggle was nothing compared to balancing work and family. Now, a wife and mother, Catherine strives to find solutions to the challenges of busy life. After having her children, Catherine realized she wanted them to delight in fresh, seasonal food the way she did as a child. Observing a lack of resources for other parents to do the same, Catherine created Weelicious as a platform to show parents around the world how easy and beneficial it is to expose children early on to whole, delicious, homemade food. “Involving kids in the process,” Catherine concludes, “will help lead them to make healthier choices as they grow.”

Monday, March 29, 2010

3/29 - Michael Hoffman, Boulders Resort, Michael Pieton, Donald Crowley, David Wertheimer

Michael Hoffmann -  Managing Director -  "The Boulders Resort"
Experience an undeniably unique sense of place astonishingly in tune with the environment. Untouched. Unspoiled. The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa provides a luxurious natural refuge immersed within two Jay Morrish championship golf courses. Enjoy a striking destination inspired by the extraordinary landscape, melding the offerings of thrilling outdoor recreation and renowned spa treatments, with the unsurpassed beauty of the Sonoran Desert.  Enjoy Being One With The Environment Within This Scottsdale Resort. Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky - The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa. This luxury retreat truly inhabits a unique location from other exclusive Scottsdale resorts. Nestled in the Sonoran Desert - just outside Scottsdale, Arizona - our award-winning accommodations, world-renowned Golden Door Spa, and stunning natural beauty, create the setting for an unparalleled getaway. Enjoy a round of golf with a choice of two Jay Morrish designed courses. Relax and repose in adobe casitas and houses expertly blended into the breathtaking landscape of ancient 12-million-year-old boulders. Discover a warm sense of renewal in a peaceful, stirring atmosphere within our stunning North Scottsdale hotel and resort. Experience unsurpassed recreation elegantly combined with robust indulgence, flawless service, and a breathtaking setting.
Michel Pieton -  Director of Culinary Operations   Latilla Restaurant-Palo Verde Restaurant
Enjoy the fresh new look and taste at Latilla as the Boulders unveils a total transformation of its signature AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Savor an indulgent menu of New American cuisine from Executive Chef Michel Pieton. The New American Fare, inspired by flavors of the Southwest, is flavorful yet healthy; rich yet affordable; and creative yet familiar with comfort foods such as the famed “Boulders Burger infused with gruyere cheese.” Latilla has been transformed into a comfy and casually elegant oasis of rich, vibrant colors, stunning regional artwork and inspired décor. The perfect place to see and be seen. Savor the region's best with monthly wine dinners. Along with exciting fresh style and dishes comes Latilla restaurant's famed regional cuisine and celebrated organic decor.  The Palo Verde serves a delectable breakfast ranging from freshly made pastries, seasonal organic fruits, to personalizing your very own omelet. Lunch offers Southwestern-inspired entrées featuring chilies, and indigenous spices while preparing the highest quality meats and vegetables. Savor the breathtaking views overlooking the 6th fairway of the award winning 18-hole golf course and the charming duck pond. Delight in the Sonoran desert inspiration – unique to our exceptional hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Take pleasure in the warm terracotta colors and desert vistas sure to make your dining experience a memorable event.

Donald Crawley -  Golf Professional  "The Boulders Resort"
Repeatedly ranked as one of the nation's top golf courses by GOLF Magazine and Travel and Leisure, The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa boasts one of the country's finest golf academies. Refine your technique through private, one-on-one lessons. Mix business with pleasure during a customized corporate clinic. No matter your level of skill, our experienced PGA and LGPA teachers will provide you with the instruction needed to improve your game. Enhance your game at The Boulders Golf Academy with a full-range of professional services

David Wertheimer - CEO Entertainment Tech Center  -  3D TV COMING
Wertheimer has conducted extensive research in collaboration with the Consumer Electronic Association on consumer attitudes towards 3DTV. With his background in digital entertainment, Wertheimer is the perfect person to provide analysis on the new TV’s coming to market and when 3DTV content will be available. ETC brings together senior executives from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries to discuss and importantly, to act upon, topics related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  David Wertheimer is the Executive Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (USC). David was previously the president of Paramount Digital Entertainment and has been immersed in producing content, developing new technologies, and managing organizations (ranging from start-ups to divisions within publicly traded companies) for over 15 years. David was appointed in early 2007 to head the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC-USC), bringing his expertise to bear on the technological and sociological implications of providing content to consumers who desire it at any time and any place. Through this consortium, which brings together all the major motion picture studios and several leading technology, CE companies and service providers, David is helping to evangelize and de-mystify digital content distribution and consumption. ETC's Anytime/Anywhere Content Lab, Anytime/Anwhere Consumer Research, and CxO Roundtables are helping multiple industries collaborate to make sense of content in the Internet age and to encourage consumer adoption of digital media.  In addition to his prestigious stint at Paramount, Wertheimer was previously the founder and CEO of WireBreak Entertainment, a premier digital content distribution and television production company; Executive Director of the Institute for Creative Technologies; and held technology and business management positions at Oracle and NeXT. His background and day-to-day interaction between students, studio executives and technology/CE strategists, put David in the perfect spot to speak about the state of digital entertainment: How is digital entertainment changing what consumers really want? How is Hollywood taking advantage of digital distribution? What types of entertainment do consumers want in a digital world? What do next-generation consumers want today and into tomorrow? How are companies addressing that desire on the part of consumers? …and many other topics that place the consumer together with future technologies. technology development and implementation, the creative process, and existing business models.

Friday, March 26, 2010

3/26 - Minute to Win It, Michelle Trachtenberg , Gary Owens, Steve Evans

 LUKE CONKLIN (Casting Producer, NBC's "Minute To Win It") 
"Minute to Win It" is a new family-friendly competition series, hosted by Guy Fieri, featuring 10 deceptively simple games that require savvy contestants to complete under pressure with a prize of $1 million awaiting the winner. Competitors will face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty. Each game has a 60-second time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the contestant can walk away with the money earned up to that point, but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win the $1 million  OPEN CALLS:  SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH  LOS ANGELES Universal CityWalk Universal City, CA 91608  1pm- 4pm We will be located by the famous Universal Globe near the park entrance and Saddle Ranch Bar and Grill.

MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG  “Gossip Girl”  and “Mercy”
Famous Actress and Star of Both “Gossip Girl” and “Mercy” Michelle Trachtenberg , One of Hollywood’s most popular young actresses, Michelle Trachtenberg~who first became a household name on the hit television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” for which she won a “Young Artists of Hollywood Award” for Best Supporting Actress~began actng at three years of age and has since graced the silver screen in such feature films as “17 Again”, “Harriet the Spy”, “Ice Princess”, “Inspector Gadget”, “Beautiful Ohio”, “Mysterious Skin”, “Can’t Be Heaven”, “Against the Current”, and “Eurotrip”. In addition, Michelle~who appeared in a recurring role in the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed “Six Feet Under”~continues to play both the role of Georgina Sparks on the hit show “Gossip Girl” and the role of Nurse Chloe Payne on another hit show “Mercy”.  Finally, Michelle is also a designer~having recently designed a bag called the “Michelle Satchel” with Monica Botkier from which half of the proceeds go to OXFAM and a jewelry line with Coach Poppy that is being released in February of this year (2010). Tuesday, April 6th, Michelle will be rolling out the white carpet in New York City’s world-famous Herald Square~designed by internationally-renowned chalk artist Julian Beever~on which Michelle and lucky consumers will receive hair and make-up touch-ups and camera-ready tips for staying confident and looking good in their own lives~whether at a special event or in everyday life.

Gary Owens - Legendary Broadcaster
Gary Owens (born May 10, 1936) is an American disc jockey and voice actor. His polished baritone speaking voice generally offers deadpan recitations of total nonsense, which he frequently demonstrated as the announcer on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Owens is equally proficient in straight or silly assignments and is frequently heard in television, radio, and commercials. He's best known as the voice of Space Ghost on Space Ghost. He also was himself on Space Ghost Coast to Coast in 1998.
Owens was also known as "Superbeard", because like his contemporary radio icon Wolfman Jack, he sported a goatee-beard, wore Hawaiian shirts, baggy Bermuda shorts, and his "1941 wide necktie with a hula girl on it". Often during these comedy skits on the air he would have the assistance of other radio comics, most notably Bob Arbogast (known as "Arbo" to his adoring fans), Stan Ross (of "Drowning in the Surf" fame in 1963), and Jim "Weather Eyes" Hawthorne.Owens also did his famous "Good Evening Kiss" on KMPC when he was on from 9PM to Midnight, by saying "Now I'll just snuggle up to a nice warm microphone, and embracemoi," making a big wet kiss sound effect followed by the sound effect of a gong striking. In 1966, Owens collaborated with Bob Arbogast, June Foray, Daws Butler, Paul Frees and others on a hilarious comedy spoof record album titled "Sunday Morning With the Funnies" with the Jimmy Haskell Orchestra on Reprise Records. During this period, Owens became more widely known as the voice of the eponymous TV cartoon characters in Roger Ramjet and Space Ghost, the excitable narrator/announcer from The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, and perhaps most well-known, as the announcer on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, all the while continuing his show on KMPC. He appeared regularly as a television newscaster on The Green Hornet during the 1966-67 season. He also hosted its daily game show spin-off, Letters to Laugh-In, during its brief run in 1969. Capitalizing on Owens' "Laugh-In" fame, Mel Blanc Audiomedia, an audio production company based in Beverly Hills, CA, developed and marketed "The Gary Owens Special Report," a 260-episode package of syndicated radio comedy shows. He also appeared in the Sesame Street pilot in a skit called The Man from Alphabet. He was a scriptwriter for Jay Ward Productions, has appeared in many series for Walt Disney, and has done over 30,000 commercials. He was also a guest star on The Munsters and McHale's Navy.

Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3/25 - Biggest Loser, Ceci Carmichael, 30 Rock's Grizz, Seventh Mountain Resort

Thursday March 25, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

Allison Kaz / Brandon Nickens (Casting "The Biggest Loser")
Allison Kaz is the Head of Casting for the NBC’s The Biggest Loser. She has cast all 9 seasons of the successful show. She is currently looking nationwide to find the cast for the 10th Season! In addition to casting both the trainers as well as the contestants on The Biggest Loser, Kaz is the Head of Casting for The CW’s Beauty and the Geek. She has cast The Apprentice, Big Brother, Survivor, Michal Irvin’s 4th and Long, VH1’s The Pick Up Artist, Breaking Bonaduci and Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Groomer Has It on Animal Planet, ESPN’s Dream Job, MTV’s Real World/Road Rules, NBC’s Age of Love, and BRAVO’s The Fashion Show to name a few. Allison has been the Casting Producer for NBC, CBS, ABC, THE CW, FOX, BRAVO, SPIKE, VH1, COMEDY CENTRAL, ANIMAL PLANET, and MTV shows. She has an eye for what works and what America wants to see. Many of her shows have ranked no. 1 in their demo. Brandon Nickens has been in the reality television business for over ten years. In 1999, he started out at MTV Networks climbing the ranks all the way to becoming a producer, when he realized that production was not for him. His love for people then brought him to reality casting. Brandon has worked on hit shows such as: The Apprentice, Deal or No Deal, The Bachelor, and Beauty and the Geek. He has cast NBC’s The Biggest Loser for the past 8 seasons. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he still lives to this day

Ceci Carmichael - Food and Lifestyle Expert
With Easter and Spring right around the corner, many people will be hosting get-togethers. Whether you’re planning an Easter party or an all-out Springtime bash, Cooking and entertaining expert Ceci Carmichael has the tips and tricks you’ll need for a festive seasonal soiree. As a certified chef who trained at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, she specializes in finding quick and easy ways to cook up delicious meals the whole family can enjoy. One of her habits includes barbecuing in winter, preferably, in a foot of snow. She cites Lucille Ball and Julia Child as her childhood heroes. Her other interests include horseback riding, skiing, marathon running, scuba diving, Tennis and Kayaking. She lives outside of New York City with her husband and 2 children.

Grizz Chapmanleifer  - NBC's  30 Rock"
Grizzwald "Grizz" Chapman is an American television actor best known for his recurring role as Grizz Griswold on the NBC series 30 Rock.  "In his commentary for the episode "Tracy Does Conan," Tracy Morgan revealed that they met when Chapman was working as a bouncer at a strip club. Chapman and fellow actor Kevin Brown were featured in season six on an episode of Hidden Potential. Chapman is awaiting a kidney transplant. The actor suffers from severe hypertension and has been undergoing dialysis treatments, but he needs to lose about 75 pounds to become an eligible candidate for the operation

 OJ Robinson  - Exec Chef Seasons at Seventh Mountain Resort
Serving up mouthwatering Pacific Northwest cuisine, Seasons at Seventh Mountain Resort aims to utilize the bountiful resources of the Northwest to create a unique dining experience. In support of local and regional organic produce and free-range meats, the restaurant creates a dynamic menu reflecting the highest quality ingredients of the “season”. Sample wines from an extensive list, featuring over 300 bottles from around the globe with a strong emphasis on Oregon, Washington and California. Allow our staff to personally recommend the perfect vintage to complement your meal

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

3/24 - Jeremy Baker, The Travel Mom, Chef Bobby Flay, John Barricelli

Wednesday March 24, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

 Jeremy Baker. - Owner - Thomas George Estates
Showcase winery in the Russian River Valley. There are gardens, caves, state of the art winemaking and a lounge-like atmosphere in the tasting room. They make RRV wines but also some specialties from other regions within Sonoma County. Thomas George Estates, owned and operated by the Baker family, is a Russian River Valley Winery dedicated to the production of handmade, small-lot wines that express the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard. We are proud to farm and produce chardonnay and pinot noir from our three distinct vineyards Baker Ridge, Starr Ridge and Cresta Ridge, all located in different parts of the Russian River Valley, and are committed to reinvigorating the tradition of producing artisan wines at our historic Westside Road Winery, located in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA.

Emily Kaufman - The Travel Mom  (Spring Break)
Emily regularly is featured on TV and radio, in publications and online, offering her practical pointers for family travel with children of all ages. Emily visits destinations all over the world in search of the great locations for families to experience, and gathers invaluable first-hand advice for making your vacations less stressful and more fun! Emily started as a parenting expert teaching classes and making television appearances guiding families through the challenging situations with young kids. Now as The Travel Mom, Emily is dedicated to offering great advice for people who want to experience wonderful trips with their families. Emily believes that travel is a wonderful way to share time together, and she travels the globe exploring with her two kids, Gabby & Charlie, and her husband Sidney.

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay / Celebrity Mom Lori Loughlin (Hellmann’s/Best Foods)
Together they will discuss the Hellman's Real Food Project, designed to help parents get their kids to eat more real and healthy food. Bobby Flay’s culinary versatility is evident in the multiple talents he brings to the field: as critically acclaimed chef/restaurateur, award-winning cookbook author and television personality. The recognition Flay has gained for his stellar dishes has built his reputation as a major force not only in New York but also nationwide; his beloved restaurants can be found in New York City, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and the Bahamas. Flay shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for food through his many cookbooks and cooking programs on Food Network.

Best recognized for her role as Rebecca Donaldson on the long-running hit comedy series “Full House,” Lori Loughlin stars in the CW series “90210” and the upcoming Hallmark Channel movie “Meet My Mom.” Loughlin has appeared in such films as “Secret Admirer,” “Critical Mass” the third installment of the “Amityville” and in the Disney feature “Old Dogs.” In addition to “Full House,” Loughlin was a regular on ABC’s “In Case of Emergency,” and “Hudson Street.” She was also the star, co-creator and producer of The WB’s family drama “Summerland.”

John Barricelli -  "The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook"
The SoNo Baking Company & Café, is the creation of John Barricelli who had a vision of creating artisan breads, top quality French style pastries and specialty cakes in a homey, inviting Bakery/Café. His culinary experience includes having worked for one of the finest restaurants in Fairfield County: The Elms Restaurant and Tavern in Ridgefield, CT. John’s exceptional talent and ability landed him at Martha Stewart Living Productions in Westport, CT. In 2003, a television version of the Martha Stewart Omnimedia magazine, Everyday Food was being developed. Ms. Stewart's vision for the show was to feature real people who worked as cooks for the company—and also had busy and demanding lives—like most of us! John was one of five chosen for an ensemble cast. Everyday Food went into production, was sold to PBS and can be seen in 80% of the television markets nationally. John has also made his dream of owning a Bakery/Café into a reality. Located in popular South Norwalk, CT (known as SoNo), he renovated a 3600 sq ft former warehouse and brought to life The SoNo Baking Company & Café. This intimate, beautiful, upscale Café boasts an open kitchen and bakery, providing a mouth-watering aroma of fresh baked breads from the deck oven imported from Italy. You’ll watch in awe of the gorgeous cakes being decorated and delicate pastries being carefully constructed—all while dining on a simple yet delicious menu.

Monday, March 22, 2010

3/23 - Honig Vinyard, Polar Bears, Geoff Edwards, Erica Palmcrantz, Sherry Johnston

Tuesday March 23, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

Stephanie J. Honig - National Sales - Honig Vineyard and Winery
Stephanie Honig was born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. When she was six years old, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from high-school, Stephanie moved to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and a raging passion for wine.  Stephanie moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Sales Manager for Marriott Corporation, and in 2000, moved to New York to pursue a career in the wine industry. She worked as a Sales Manager for Cliquot, Inc., and then at Rudd Winery as the Eastern Regional Sales Manger.    She lives on the Honig property in Rutherford with her husband Michael, their daughters Sophia and Lola, and their dogs Raisin and Ezze.

Rick Schwartz - San Diego Zoo Ambassador  ("Polar Bears")
Rick Schwartz is a senior animal keeper at the San Diego Zoo and also serves as an ambassador for the Zoological Society of San Diego. He began his career with the Zoo in 2000 as a part-time keeper in the Children’s Zoo and advanced to a senior keeper in 2004. Schwartz is responsible for the care of more than 30 different species of animals at the Zoo. He works with other keepers and the Zoo's veterinary staff to care for and improve the physical and psychological wellbeing of the animals under his care at the Zoo. Schwartz came to the San Diego Zoo with seven years of professional animal training and animal care experience from his work as a wildlife specialist at the Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, animal training experience with Guide Dogs for the Blind and Universal Studio’s Animal Actors show. In 1997, Schwartz earned an associate’s degree in science from Moorpark College in California. He received a certificate of achievement from the college in 1993 while completing its Exotic Animal Training and Management Program. He is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Zoo Keepers.

Geoff Edwards - CRN Broadcaster/Celebrity/Travel Expert  (Cruise Ship)
Geoff Edwards is a veteran radio and television broadcaster. He has an Emmy for best talk show host, and an Emmy nomination for best Game Show Host. Besides hosting network game shows, he has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows and movies. In radio, he was top rated in Los Angeles on both KMPC and KFI.  With all of this, Geoff never lost his thirst for travel. He has been cruising since 1969 and has twice cruised around the world. From Morocco, to the Marshall Islands, and even to Branson, Geoff 's wit adds a special flavor to his travel commentary. Michael, Geoff's wife, travels with him and records all on film. Today, Geoff writes for several national magazines, currently broadcasts a weekly travel report to Monterey's KION morning show, and does on "location" special travel broadcasts for CRN, the Cable Radio Network.

Erica Palmcrantz  "Raw Food"
Erica Palmcrantz is a raw-food educator and has been a high-raw vegan for almost four years. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with her husband Sam Aziz and their daughter Saga. For Erica, raw food is first and foremost about vitality and energy.  Raw food is more than a diet. It’s a lifestyle and a movement. The stories of weight loss, increased energy, healthy-looking skin, and better digestion are seemingly endless. However, many people are turned off by the difficulty and unpleasantness of eating only (or even primarily) foods cooked below 104 degrees Fahrenheit. With dozens of recipes accompanied with beautiful, full-color photographs, Erica Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja prove that eating raw foods can be simple, inexpensive, and delicious. No one should have to sacrifice time, money, or flavor to enjoy the astounding health advantages of going raw. Learn how to soak and sprout vegetables and nuts to increase the nutritional value, what types of kitchen tools are best for preparing raw food, and which foods to have on-hand for use in raw recipes. From creative salads to spicy burritos to chocolate mousse, every recipe will broaden your raw-food horizons. Complete with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and side dishes, Raw Food is an innovative approach to a wholesome way of eating.

Sherry Johnston - Eliminated Contestent  NBC's "Biggest Loser Couples"
Sherry was the thinnest child in her family up until the age of 30. While successful in maintaining her weight after two children, she let it spiral out of control after the death of her husband. Sherry is embarrassed to meet new colleagues at work because of her weight. She wants to regain control of her life and needs to lose the weight to be healthy and to be around to see her daughters give her grandchildren. She knows things must change immediately to live the full, long life that she knows she deserves. This mother/daughter team feels that they have been overweight, out of breath and self-conscious about themselves for too long. They are each known for their outgoing characters and together they think that they can take it to another level. They are both loving and caring but also competitive and determined.  .

3/22 - Merrian Merritt, Lee Byrd, Ruth's Chris, Barry Farber

Monday March 22, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

Marian Meritt editor in chief of Symantec’s Family Resource Web Site Marian Merritt provides consumer-friendly insights into technology issues impacting families as Symantec’s Internet Safety Advocate. Marian authored Symantec’s “Family Online Safety Guide,” an award-winning practical guide for parents on protecting children online and she is editor in chief of Symantec’s Family Resource Web Site ( ).  Marian has appeared in national and major market television, print and online media discussing issues of Internet safety. Marian completed her MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and has a BSBA from Boston University’s School of Management. In March 2008, Symantec and IkeepSafe joined with Utah’s First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman and former First Lady Jackie Leavitt to conduct an internet safety presentation with elementary school children in Salt Lake City, UT. Marian Merritt, Symantec’s Internet Safety Advocate, joined with Mrs. Leavitt to present the IkeepSafe award to Mrs. Huntsman at a "Norton Connected & Protected Kids' Assembly" attended by more than 100 students, parents and teachers of Hawthorne Elementary.

Lee Byrd  "DON’T DRINK THE KOOL AID! -- The dangerous truths behind cults
There are more than 5,000 cults in the United States alone!  Each cult has its own guidelines and practices that it requires its members to follow. These practices can range from the extreme measures taken by Charles Manson and his followers to the faith-based methods of scientologists. While some attribute these alternative therapies to spiritual awakenings and positive lifestyle changes, too often they result in negative effects to the body and mind.  “Most people believe they are not at risk of falling victim cultic mind manipulation,” says Lee Byrd, a world-renowned expert on alternative psychological therapies. “After years of research into this dangerous world, however, I have learned that we are all vulnerable in one way or another.”  The granddaughter of pioneering polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Lee Byrd’s interest in new age therapies began during her teen years outside of Philadelphia, PA. For more than 35 years, Byrd has been an active member of the world of competitive horse riding as a rider, trainer, and instructor. Byrd has two grown sons and currently resides in South Burlington, VT with her partner, Dr. Paul Krusinski.

Chef Paul Prudhomme - K- Pauls - New Orleans
Ryan Craig - Ruth's Chris Steak House - Indianapolis 
Both Chef Paul and GM Ryan Craig were on the show before the Super Bowl and Ryan made a wager with the New Orleans' legend. Today they are both back and Ryan has to pay up as the the New Orleans Saints won the game and all is well in the "Big Easy". Both restaurants offer the finest cusines and if truth be told, The 'Saints" and the "Colts" ar bothe great teams, but the time has come to pay up. 

Barry M. Farber  is an American conservative radio talk show host, author and language-learning enthusiast. In 2002, industry publication Talkers magazine ranked him the 9th greatest radio talk show host of all time. He has also written articles appearing in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, the Washington Post, and the Saturday Review. He is now on CRN Digital Talk Radio, weekdays. He has a few comments on Health Care and what this all means. His program is heard on many CRN affilaites M-F at 5 PM PT.

TJ Walker -  CEO of Media Training Worldwide
At Media Training Worldwide we specialize exclusively in training for media, presentation, public speaking and interview coaching. That's all we do. We eat, think and sleep media training and presentation coaching. The result? We provide the highest level of service to you and guarantee that your communication skills will improve dramatically because you will be using the most innovative training and learning techniques and technologies available.  “Tiger Woods has finally graduated from the Barry Bonds/Gary Condit/Saddam Hussein School of Public Relations. Woods is now walking and talking and answering questions like a real human being. This is the first step in his long road toward public redemption. Woods deserves an “A plus” for his first interviews and after racking up a long string of “F minuses” for the last four months.”

Friday, March 19, 2010

3/19 - Dave Eigen, Minute to win, Doug Brode, UNICEF, The Movie Guy

Friday March 19, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

 David Eigen, Phd -  "Men-The Gods of Love "
Tiger Woods mistress and porn star Joslyn James did as advertised and posted over 100 sexy text messages Tiger Woods allegedly sent her on her website earlier today. The topics? Choking, threesomes, golden showers, etc. Standard fare for Tiger Woods. We're starting to get an idea of why Elin Woods is supposedly so irate over Tiger's dalliances with Joslyn James, even though he had a dozen other mistresses. Our guest is an expert on relationships and author of  "Women - The Goddesses of Wisdom: The Journey of Womanhood"  and  "Men-The Gods of Love " and has written extensively about Tiger Woods and his problems. Recently David Eigen said - " There is much confusion about sex addiction and whether it really exists, especially considering it is a proper biological function that usually is pleasurable. For men, it is much more than a mere biological function. Sex is a large part of life for men, they are taught, “big boys don’t cry, suck it up, be a man, don’t show weak feelings.” Sex is the only real way men are allowed to feel and express anything other than anger. Sex, we men are taught, is what quells the loneliness and fills the inner void. It is the tenderness we crave inside, the intimate vulnerability. To need all this is disallow for men. So get it up and get it on! Sex is also taught as the measure of the man. This can be true for women too, but it is usually not as overwhelming a measure."

Mark Staniec and Elia Cantu -  Contestants  " NBC's 'Minute to Win'
Host Guy Fieri offers contestants a shot at $1 million--if they can complete a series of challenges using everyday objects in a race against the clock.  Mark Staniec (44) Resides: Sherman Oaks, CA Hometown: San Louis Obispo, CA  Marital Status: Married, 2 children  Occupation: Salon Owner Mark Staniec was born in Anaheim, CA where he was raised by a single mother and was the youngest of four boys. By the time he was in high school, Mark had been to 48 states and lived all over the United States. Mark has had 50 jobs and three careers thus far as a radio dj, talent agent and a hairstylist. He now owns two hair salons. Mark has been married to his wife, Monica, for 10 years and has two beautiful daughters. Elia Cantu (24)
Resides: Long Beach, CA Hometown: Hanford, CA Marital Status: Single, no children  Occupation: Property Manger/Makeup Artist  Elia Cantu hails from Hanford, CA. She works as a property manager and freelance makeup artist. She is currently single and obsessed with I Love Lucy. She collects the memorabilia and has every episode on DVD. Elia currently resides in Long Beach, CA. Giving back to the community has always been important to her, so she regularly volunteers as a mentor for young children with a local non-profit organization.

Doug Brode- Pop Culture and Film Historian  "A Tribute to Fess Parker"
Fess Parker wrote the forward to Doug's recent book - "Shooting Stars of the Small Screen" It was the las thing he did commercially in the entertainment world. DOUGLAS BRODE (b. 1943) is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, film historian, and multi-award winning journalist. Born and raised on Long Island, he traveled upstate to attend SUNY Geneseo as an undergrad and never really left. After graduate work in Shakespearean studies at Syracuse University, he and his wife Sue (Johnson) Brode stayed on and raised a family. Brode became the coordinator of the Cinema Studies program at Onondaga College and then an adjunct professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is the author of over 30 books on film and the mass media including Films Of The Fifties, Films Of Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington (a biography), Sinema (Erotic Films), Shakespeare In The Movies (for Oxford University Press), two books on Walt Disney for University of Texas Press, From Walt To Woodstock and Multiculturalism and the mouse. Also, Elvis Cinema And Popular Culture for McFarland Press. Most recently, he and Carol (widow of Rod) Serling have completed Rod Serling And The Twilight Zone: The Official 50th Anniversary Tribute for Barricade Books. Brode wrote the screenplay for Midnight Blue, which one critic called "the best of the low-budget erotic thrillers. His produced plays include Heartbreaker and Somewhere In The Night.

Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S Fund for UNICEF
Caryl was appointed to President and CEO in May 2007, after first joining UNICEF as Chief Operating Officer in the fall of 2006. Before coming to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, she served as Chief Operating Officer of the Anti-Defamation League following many years as Education Director and Director of the A World of Difference Institute.  Access to clean, plentiful tap water is something we all take for granted. But did you know that nearly 900 million people in the world do not have access to safe, clean water? Not to mention that nearly half of those people are children. That’s why UNICEF is continuing to help provide safe drinking water to children around the world with their annual Tap Project, a call to action inviting Americans to pay $1 for a glass of tap water that they would normally enjoy for free. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days. In 2009 alone, more than 1,500 restaurants from 40 states and more than 3100 volunteers participated, making it the largest volunteer mobilization effort for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and giving millions of children water in nations with the greatest need. Haiti was one.

Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Thursday, March 18, 2010

3/18 - Bryan Cranston, Food Network, the Perfect Mai Tai, Rachell Allen

Thursday March 18, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

 Bryan Cranston and Aaron Post - AMC's  "Breaking Bad"
Back-to-back Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston will serve double duty as director of the premiere episode, “No Mas,” on the highly anticipated third season of “Breaking Bad.” Joining Bryan for this interview is his Emmy-nominated “Breaking Bad” co-star Aaron Paul (also starring in “Big Love”). “Breaking Bad” follows Walter White (Cranston), a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who discovers he is dying of lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family's financial future, Walt teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab.  In addition to the numerous accolades Bryan Cranston has earned for his performance as Walt, “Breaking Bad” received an Emmy nomination for Best Drama last season and has popped up on some of the most prestigious top ten lists of 2009 (TIME, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Associated Press) and even landed on the San Francisco Chronicle’s, “10 Best TV Shows of the Decade.” itunes chose “Breaking Bad” Season 2 as the “Best Drama of 2009.”  Well-known as the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated character Hal, the lovable dad on the hit series “Malcolm in the Middle,” Cranston’s many television credits include the recurring role as the Dentist Tim Whatley on “Seinfeld,” HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon,” and the mini-series, “I Know My First Name is Steven.” He also guest starred on programs such as “Chicago Hope,” “Touched by an Angel,” “The X-Files,” and many more.

Chef Tyler Florence - "The Food Network"
Celebrity chef, cookbook author and father of three, Tyler Florence is teaming up with the Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign to help families make the most of the time they do spend together at dinner. He’s also inviting parents to share their top tips for how they “milk the moment” for a chance to win an unforgettable family dinner experience with him in San Francisco. Celebrity chef and Food Network star, Tyler Florence, has spent the last fifteen years traversing the globe in order to bring the best of the culinary world into the homes of the masses. The Tyler Florence Shop takes Tyler's culinary mission one step further and allows the public to take home a slice of his passion for great food. Newly relocated to Mill Valley from NYC, Tyler's love of Northern California will manifests itself in the form of an innovative retail experience informed by the rustic charm of Mill Valley and the global experiences of one of the world's foremost culinary voices.

Art Snyder - "Don the Beachcomber" - How to make the Perfect Mai Tai
In December 1931 a somewhat adrift 24-year-old washed up in Southern California, looking for something to do. A native of New Orleans, he was named Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt. A couple of years after he arrived in Los Angeles, Gantt happened upon a newly vacated tailor shop just off Hollywood Boulevard. He built a bar that would seat about two dozen customers and scattered a few tables in the remaining space. He decorated the place with his South Pacific gewgaws, along with old nets and parts of wrecked boats he scavenged from the oceanfront. He called his watering hole Don the Beachcomber. The joint became so much part of his personality that he legally changed his name. Ernest Gantt was now Donn Beach. He was the inventor of the tiki bar, a new kind of place that, over the next 30 years, would migrate from the cities to the suburbs and beyond. Donn beach remained a fixture in Honolulu until he died in 1989 at the age of 81. The New York Times ran a brief obituary that painted him as a sort of Thomas Edison of the thatched-roof bar and the inventor of 84 bar drinks.

Nicole Silk - The Nature Conservancy   "World Water Day"
how we can reduce the amount of water every day and support The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to preserve our freshwater resources. The average person uses an estimated:
* 6 gallons of water per toilet flush.
* 9-12 gallons used for an automatic dishwasher cycle
* 25 to 50 gallons of water (5 gallons per minute) per shower
* 35 gallons The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.This world day for water was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development contained in chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21. of water for every bath taken

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3/17 - Larry Lipson, March Madness, Tam O'Shanter, Family Winemakers, Fitzgerald's Pub

Wednesay March 17, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

 Larry Lipson - Live from Costa Rica
Larry is live from his research facility in Costa Rica and talks about St. Patricks Day around the world and some interesting wines for "The wearin' of the Green". Not everybody  is a beer drinker on St. Paddy's Day. This veteran wine expert also talks about the food of this Irish holiday.

Stephanie Ashcroft - "March Madness Snacks"
Nothing will bring a group of people together better than delicious food and a close ballgame. With March Madness just around the corner, it is the perfect time to begin thinking about fast and filling game-day options for hungry fans. Stephanie Ashcraft, NYT Best-Selling Author, creates crowd pleasing recipes on a budget and in a flash using Casa Di Bertacchi Meatballs and Byron’s BBQ, both available at local Sam’s Club stores. Ashcraft offers numerous recipe suggestions that are sure to be a big hit for the game and but not on the pockets. Since people are constantly re-evaluating how they feed themselves and their families during these economic times, this is a perfect opportunity to show that affordable entertaining options don’t have to sacrifice the fun or flavor. Ashcraft utilizes local club store products to make March Madness party menus delicious and budget-friendly.

Gina Doyle  GM - Tam O'Shanter - Los Angeles
Delighting diners for over eight decades, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. It has been said that our customers are willing to dance a jig for the fine food and old world atmosphere of this cozy Tudor inn. If you've got some Scottish ancestry, you might even find your family tartan among the extensive collection which decorates the walls of our several dining rooms.

Paul Kronenberg - President Family Winemakers of CA
Latest tasting was held in Pasadena, CA  yesterday and Mike Horn was in attendance. Since it’s founding in 1991, Family Winemakers of California has presented an Annual Tasting. Originally, the Tasting was developed as a trade-only event; an opportunity for member-wineries and California’s wine trade to gather together and talk about the issues foremost in the minds of industry members while tasting great wine. Because FWC represented the smaller wineries the tasting was a unique opportunity to showcase the winemaking craftsmanship of vintners from across the state.  The original event at the Sheraton Palace Hotel featured 46 wineries and with each Annual Tasting, its reputation as one of the finest opportunities to taste a broad, cross section of California wines grew. And the size of the tasting grew. Each year more wineries chose to attend and pour wines. More restaurateurs, retailers, distributors and media converged on the tasting. The Annual Tasting quickly became one of the most anticipated wine events in California. How times have changed since 1991.

Richie Carroll - Fitzgerald's Pub - Dublin, Ireland
LIVE from an authentic Irish Pub on St. Patrick's Day. Fitzgeralds Pub is a traditional Irish pub located on Aston Quay, leading into Temple Bar. A classic Dublin pub it has an old time feel with cosy snugs built around a Victorian style bar and comfortable seating from where you can watch the world go by. We serve a wide selection of ales, stouts and largers and a great ‘pub grub’ menu including our famous ‘all day breakfast’. Fitzgerald’s Pub is the ideal place if you want to go for a relaxing pint with friends, watch all the top sporting events or listen to great live music.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

3/16 - Biggest Loser, Dan Cortese, Raw Energy, Amvets, Erika Christensen

Tuesday March 16, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

Cheryl George - "Biggest Loser" Contestant - Eliminated
Cheryl gained her largest amount of weight after having three children in three years. Her family and husband's family believe that get-togethers should center on eating. Cheryl thinks it is her turn, her chance to be thin and think of herself, and not feel guilty anymore about herself or her son's weight. She would like to be able to go to the ranch and return home stronger, more confident and set an example for her grandchildren. The Team: As competitive as they are, Cheryl and Daris always find themselves cheering for others to do well. Sometimes they butt heads with each other, but they always get the job done. There is nothing that this mother and son would not do for each other. Cheryl and Daris want this opportunity to improve their health and show everyone that losing weight and getting healthy is possible, no matter what weight you are. THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES  - FAVORITE CHEF CURTIS STONE GUEST STARS – This week, the blue team squares off against the black team in a food trivia pop challenge that will send the winning team via limo to a day of pampering and luxury while the losing team has to stay behind and clean up the kitchen and the gym! Then popular chef Curtis Stone stops by to help host Alison Sweeney judge a food cook-off challenge. Each team has 30 minutes to make an appetizer, entrée and dessert using only 12 ingredients, and the team who wins the taste test gets a big advantage at this week’s weigh in. Then an emotional elimination round sends another player home. Trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels also star.

Dan Cortese - "Into the Heart of Italy"
Popular TV personality Dan Cortese is just back from traveling across Tuscany filming the online series “Into the Heart of Italy” with Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. Cortese will share stories from the trip and tell listeners the culinary secrets that the trio of Italian-Americans learned from their experience.  Specifically, Cortese will unveil secrets including the ideal ways to cook an authentic Italian meal worthy of a chef like Rocco (i.e. perfect Al Dente & selecting fine cheeses). But, like many viewers at home, Dan admits that he’s a bit clumsy in the kitchen (In Italy he only had the “safe” potato peeling job). Viewers are always looking for an easy way to make a great meal at home, and Dan will show his “secret” for the perfect Italian meal every time.  Dan’s recent experiences filming on-location in Italy for this new culinary adventure -- part Amazing Race and part Top Chef - will delight viewers with his stories as well as simple ways to “dine” rather than just “eat” at home

Stephanie Tourles "Raw Energy"
Foodies across the nation are turning off their ovens as eating raw continues to emerge as a beneficial way of life, and the gluten free diet continues to catch-on. Thanks to Raw Energy it has never been easier to add a full spectrum of raw snacks to a healthful lifestyle. Author Stephanie Tourles's 124 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies, and cookies turn raw ingredients into delicious snacks that are chock-full of nutrients and long-term energy boosters. Tourles presents a new, eco-friendly methodology of food preparation, departing from the way most Americans cook. She provides a complete overview of the benefits of raw foods, along with an introduction to "uncooking" techniques and an ingredient-by-ingredient food guide. Free from chemicals and cooked under 116-degrees, these enzyme-rich and irresistible organic foods of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, sprouted seeds, nuts, and legumes, are the basis for great tasting dishes with Tourles's unique twists.

Duane Miskulin - AMVETS National Commander
The American VET  what is being done and what needs to be done. We owe a debt to the men & women who protect us and our way of life. Cmdr. Miskulin, a native of Stevens Point, Wisc., has completed his ascent to the post of National Commander, a journey that began with AMVETS nearly two decades ago. Miskulin has held numerous positions at all levels of the organization, starting at his post. Last year, Miskulin served as AMVETS National First Vice-Commander. In a recent interview, Miskulin said his top priority for his term as National Commander will be addressed the mental health needs of veterans, past and present--particularly incidents of traumatic brain injury, which are becoming more and more prevalent on today's battlefield.

Erika Christensen portrays Julia Braverman-Graham on NBC’s new drama series "Parenthood." As the youngest Braverman - and her parents “golden child”- Julia seems to have it all -- beauty, brains, love and success. She's a talented lawyer at a top corporate firm while her loving husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger), supports her ambitions as a stay-at-home dad to their daughter Sydney.  Erika Christensen has established herself as one of Hollywood's most talented and sought-after young actresses. Christensen was last seen starring opposite Jonathan Tucker and Sarah Michelle Gellar in "Veronika Decides to Die" directed by award-winning director Emily Young. This drama tells the story of a young woman’s failed attempt to commit suicide, which leaves her with only a week to live and discover what was missing from her life. Christensen also recently starred in Andrew Jenkin's "How to Rob a Bank" opposite Nick Stahl and appeared in Kevin Connolly's directorial debut "The Gardener of Eden" opposite Lukas Haas and Giovanni Ribisi.  Christensen stunned audiences in Steven Soderbergh's Oscar and Golden Globe winning film "Traffic" as Michael Douglas' drug addicted daughter. She, along with the cast, received a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture." Additionally, Christensen won MTV's "Breakthrough Female Performance" Award at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards. Christensen also starred in Robert Schwentke's blockbuster hit, "Flight Plan," opposite Jodie Foster and Peter Sarsgaard. She also starred in Mike Binder's critically acclaimed film "The Upside of Anger" opposite Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt.  PARENTHOOD Tuesdays 10-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC "Parenthood" is a one-hour drama inspired by the box-office hit of the same name. This re-imagined and updated Universal Media Studios/Imagine Television production introduces audiences to the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family.