Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thu May 28, 2009

On Today's Show:

Merlin Guilbeau, Director of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association & Kathleen Baty “The Safety Chick” Author & Former Home Invasion VictimOffer Smartest Ways to Protect Your Home and Your Family According to the FBI, a home is burglarized every 15 seconds. And as the economy has worsened, law enforcement is reporting a spike in the home burglary rate nationwide. To create the perfect storm for this kind of unlawful activity, we are approaching the summer season, when more break-ins occur as people spend time away from their homes. Kathleen Baty, “The Safety Chick” is a mother and a former victim of stalking and home invasion. She authored a book called A Girl’s Gotta Do What a Girl’s Gotta Do: The Ultimate Survival Guide to Living Smart and Safe about taking a proactive approach to personal safety. In interviews on May 28th, Baty will be joined by Merlin Guilbeau, director of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association to talk about keeping your homes and families safe in an environment that seems to increasingly threaten our security.

Actress Sarah Chalke, who stars as Dr. Elliott Reid on the hit television series “Scrubs” and recently guest-starred as Stella Zinman on another hit television series “How I Met Your Mother,” will discuss with your listeners her newest role as the beautiful, fashionable, fun, but shallow socialite Clarissa Alpert whose speed dial is a veritable Rolodex of Hollywood power players on the highly-anticipated upcoming miniseries “Maneater” scheduled to air on “Lifetime” on Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st.

TORRIE WILSON -Contestant, “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” Premieres Mondays, June 1 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC;Airs Tuesday-Thursday, June 2-4 (8-9 p.m. ET);Airs Mondays-Thursdays, June 8-18 (8-9 p.m. ET); Airs Monday-Wednesday (season finale) June 22-24 (8-9 p.m. ET) Born in Boise, Idaho, Torrie Wilson started her career as a fitness competitor, model and actress before she was scouted and hired by World Championship Wrestling (WWE). Wilson made her WWE debut in June 2001 and over the years, became one of the most popular Divas-- competing in countless WWE Raw and SmackDown matches. Wilson has graced the cover of Playboy twice and has been featured on the front of FHM as well. In 2007, Wilson was included in the latter’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list. During her tenure with the WWE, Wilson made appearances in Timbaland’s music video “Throw It on Me,” at the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai and in numerous commercials. In February 2008, Wilson appeared on Bravo’s “Project Runway” in a challenge where the contestants designed wrestling attire for several WWE Divas. After nine years in the pro-wrestling industry, Wilson retired in May 2008. Wilson has branched outside the ring with her official clothing line “Officially Jaded” and retail store “Jaded,” which she started along with former WWE wrestler Nick Mitchell. Wilson currently resides in Houston. I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE!Premieres Mondays, June 1 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBCAirs Tuesday-Thursday, June 2-4 (8-9 p.m. ET)Airs Mondays-Thursdays, June 8-18 (8-9 p.m. ET) Airs Monday-Wednesday (finale episode) June 22-24 (8-9 p.m. ET) A groundbreaking, live event airing throughout the month of June – it's the ultimate Swiss Family Robinson as ten celebrities are dropped into the heart of the jungle to face fun and comedic challenges designed to test their survival skills. America is the puppetmaster, controlling their favorites by putting them into challenges and tasks to win food, supplies and luxury items. In each episode, friendships will be tested, hilarity will ensue and viewers will decide which celebrities stay or leave. While all participants will be playing for their favorite charities, the last remaining star will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle, winning the largest share of the prize for donation. Cast members will include: actor Stephen Baldwin (“The Usual Suspects”), Patti Blagojevich (former First Lady of Illinois), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (“La Bamba,” “Stand and Deliver”), supermodel and TV star Janice Dickinson ("America's Next Top Model"), 2007 "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (stars of MTV's "The Hills"), NBA great and TV personality John Salley ("Best Damned Sports Show Period") and professional wrestler and beauty queen Torrie Wilson. Additional celebrity contestants will be named soon along with the hosts of the show.

AMVETS, one of the nation's leading veterans' organizations, offers a variety of essential services to all veterans, past and present, including members of the National Guard and Reserve. In addition to teaming up with DeVry University and the University of Phoenix to offer> unique, flexible scholarship opportunities to veterans and their families, AMVETS continues to offer advocacy and transitional assistance to veterans through the tireless work of its advocates on Capitol Hill and a robust network of service officers from coast to coast. AMVETS national service officers are located at VA facilities across the country, offering free assistance to veterans in receiving the timely care and benefits they have earned. In 2008, AMVETS helped to process more than 65,000 VA claims and> appeals resulting in more than $400 million in recovered benefits. Since playing an integral role in passing last summer's Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, AMVETS continues to muster support in Congress to financ student-veterans' centers of excellence on college campuses nationwide. These centers will ensure that veterans have all the tools they need to succeed once their new G.I. Bill benefits take effect in August. AMVETS National Commander John Hapner is available to discuss the breadth of AMVETS' work and ways that veterans and families can take advantage of these programs. North American Network is scheduling 5 to 8 minute telephone interviews with AMVETS National Commander John C. Hapner

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wed May 27, 2009

On Today's Show:

Jane Wharam "Emotional Intelligence; Journey To The Centre of Your Self "
Wharam believes that to harbor regrets and go through life saying “what if” is not only non-productive but just plain sad! Using her own experiences as a guide, she shows how to forgive oneself and shake off the hold that regrets have on us - and she does so brilliantly with wit and humor, albeit sometimes dark, to deal with attitudes in the face of adversity. Her book was written during a period when she hadn’t liked herself very much, hadn’t dealt with emotions and attitudes, and had a burning need to communicate with more people in her sphere than was normal - even by her standards. The author’s book is a layperson’s guide to emotional intelligence using real, down-to-earth examples in an approachable style , with EQ testing and practical exercises and visualizations to help the reader think emotionally – and cope better with stress, anger and change. When Wharam isn’t writing, she runs training courses in Emotional Intelligence and conducts tutored meditation sessions for stressed workers locally, and also in London, England. Her motto of “every day is a gift” is reflected in how she now lives her life every day.

Bryan Burrough - Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave FBI, 1933-34
Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and the author of three previous books.

Dede Bonner, Ph.D., a.k.a. ?the Question Doctor,? is on the graduate business faculties of The George Washington University and Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She is an internationally acclaimed expert in questioning skills and money-saving ?Best Questions? for CEOs and other clients. A former political analyst for the federal government, Dr. Bonner is the owner of the 10 Best Questions, LLC and New Century Management, Inc. She has a doctorate of education in executive leadership.

Elizabeth Fournier - All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates
A writer, ballroom dance instructor, casino spokesmodel, wife, mother, and a small-town mortician who lives in Boring, Oregon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wed May 20, 2009

On Today's Show:

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam
Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is making her passion for community service a priority during her year of service. So it’s only fitting that the 22-year old pageant winner is helping to grant wishes for military families through a special program called, HEROES AT HOME. Heroes at Home is a joint effort between Sears Holdings and Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading NON-PROFIT working to preserve affordable home ownership by providing free home rehabilitation. The mission of Heroes at Home is to ensure that military families are living in safe, warm and comfortable homes – a dream come true for many veterans, and especially important during this troubled economy and housing crisis. In celebration of Armed Forces Day on May 16th and Memorial Day, this May 25th, Katie can tell your viewers how they can help a new generation of military families in need by nominating LOCAL veterans for the Heroes at Home program.

Rick Schwartz - San Diego Zoo
Rick Schwartz is a senior animal keeper for the San Diego Zoo and also serves as the Elephant Odyssey ambassador. He joined the Zoo in 2000 and is responsible for the care of more than 30 different species of animals and works with other keepers and the veterinary staff to improve the physical and psychological well being of the animals. Schwartz came to the San Diego Zoo with seven years of professional 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. He is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Zoo Keepers.

Shannon Bex of Danity Kane and the MTV hit show “Making the Band” the new face of, a resourceful social networking website that educates and unites girls all around the world. is designed for girls 13-21 as a positive outlet to share their talents, learn about things that interest them, and make new friends.

María Celeste Arrarás is a multimedia phenomenon and the host and managingeditor of "Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste" (Red Hot Live with MariaCeleste), produced by Telemundo/NBC. She is also a guest host for NBC¹sToday show and has collaborated with Dateline and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. This Emmy award winner is also the bestselling author ofSelena¹s Secret and The Magic Cane. She has been featured on the cover ofPeople en Español more times than any other celebrity and was selected byNewsweek magazine to appear on the cover of its ³20 Most Powerful Women ofthe Next Generation" issue. As one of the most trusted media personalitiesof television, Maria Celeste has, in spite of difficult obstacles, been ableto move forward and triumph against all odds as a woman, a mother, and aprofessional.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mon May 18, 2009

On Today's Show:

Betsy Titus – Underwriters Laboratories
Business Development Manager, Global Building Materials and Life Safety & Security Industries - “SUMMER SAFETY CHECKLIST” - With more than 25 years at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), safety is a second language for business development manager Betsy Titus. Betsy works within the independent safety organization’s Global Building Materials and Life Safety & Security Industries, which includes testing and certifying products such as personal flotation devices, personal protection equipment and fire suppression systems. In addition, Betsy’s team also tests building materials and contents for fire resistance and containment. Add “mother of three” to her resume, and it’s “safe” to say that Betsy understands the important role safety plays in keeping families happy and healthy. With one child off to college, one in high school and the youngest in grade school, UL has helped Betsy understand the unique set of safety considerations parents must know for every age. When not managing her family’s safety routine, Betsy furthers UL’s public safety mission by working closely with fire marshals, fire chiefs, architects, insurance companies, fire protection engineers and building industry professionals to improve safety both at work and at home.

Jay Richards - "Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem" Jay W. Richards has held leadership positions at the Discovery Institute and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and is currently a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He is the executive producer of two documentaries, The Call of the Entrepreneur (PBS and FOX Business News) and The Birth of Freedom, releasing in 2009. Richards has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he has appeared on Larry King Live. He also has lectured on economic myths to members of the U.S. Congress.

Brooke Long (Brief Case Model, NBC's "Deal or No Deal")
Before Brooke Long was a professional model, actress, host, and cheerleader who cheered for the San Diego Chargers, the L.A. Avengers, the L.A. Lakers, and the Miami Heat, she was an adventurous Southern California girl growing up in Chino Hills. Long is a born performer who has many talents and rather dangerous interests, ranging from sword fighting, bungee jumping, rock climbing, and doing aerial work. This year she has added skydiving. But when not doing any of these ho-hum activities, she loves to model, act, host, dance, and sing. She is the host for HD Networks "Smashbrain TV" and Co-host for "Get Out" and appeared on a variety of television shows including "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment," "Entourage," "Bound for Glory," "Showtime Dreams," "Nikki," "The Greg Behrendt Show," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." You can catch Brooke in the upcoming film "The Comebacks" where she plays Matthew Lawrence's fantasy girl. She has also been in "Orange County," "Good Advice," "Tom Cats," "Gigli," and "Little Nikki." Besides acting, she has graced the pages of magazines like Maxim, FHM, Muscle and Fitness, Teen, YM, M Magazine, ESPN, and Vegas Magazine.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thu May 14, 2009

On Today's Show:

Karna Small Bodman "Final Finesse"
“Written by a top White House staffer, Final Finesse is a first-rate thriller packed with marvelous insider knowledge and richly drawn characters. I couldn't put down this electrifying, authentic, and well-crafted novel.”--Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of "The Monster of Florence" The Honorable Karna Small Bodman served in the White House for six years. She was also on the air for fifteen years as a reporter, television news anchor, and political commentator in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Mickey O’Connor Senior Editor -
Since 2008 he has reported on breaking news and scoops for the website. Before that, he was an editor at Entertainment Weekly for six years, where he was the founding editor of PopWatch,’s first pop-culture blog. His current favorite TV show is Lost, but don’t ask him about it unless you have four or five hours to spare. But DO ask him about all of your favorite shows, and talk about the upcoming season ending twists, cliff hangers and surprises – the TV finales you don’t want to miss!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wed May 13, 2009

On Today's Show:

Bruce Friedrich Vice President PETA
Friedrich has been promoting the benefits of a vegan diet on the national stage for more than a decade. He has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Today, the CBS Evening News, and The O'Reilly Factor, and has been written about in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and many other publications. Meat Increasing the Risk of Heart Failure in African-Americans.

Dr. Stephen Zawistowski - Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Will discuss the newest ways to travel safely with your four-legged friends and explain some traditional and innovative ways to train your pet, and keep them healthy. Dr. Zawistowski is the co-author of “The ASPCA Complete Guide to Pet Care.” You’ll also hear about some unique accessories from the ASPCA that will make it easier to travel with our pets. We will have pets on set during the segment to help with demonstrations.

Ramona Singer (Housewife, Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City")
Ramona Singer continues to be focused on her career running her business R.M.S. Fashions, as well as her successful line of jewelry, "True Faith." Always the entrepreneur, her newest business ventures including developing an anti-aging skin care line – Tru Renewal – and also a line of estate-like jewelry that will be sold on HSN in March and April. After traveling across the country for the summer with her tennis player husband Mario, who competed on the USTA circuit, Ramona has settled back into her busy Manhattan life packed with social obligations and running after 13-year-old daughter Avery, who is growing up right before her eyes. Always the fiery one, life with Ramona is never dull, as she continues to keep everyone in check with her "tell it like it is attitude."

Tue May 12, 2009

On Today's Show:

Jerry Springer -"Springer Singer Search"
Jerry Springer and the team at the "The Jerry Springer Show" want the American TV audience to give them their best shot with a song in "Springer Singer Search." The nationally syndicated talk show, currently in its 18th season, asked viewers to create their own original song about "The Jerry Springer Show" and send it to the show’s website
You've voted, and our 3 finalists have been chosen! Tune in MAY 20TH to see them perform on the show, and find out who wins the $5,000 prize!

Susan Hassler - Editor-and-Chief "Spectrum"
Susan Hassler has more than 20 years of experience as an editor and journalist dealing with scientific and technical topics ranging from developmental neurobiology to computer engineering. She has served as editor-in-chief of the journal Nature Biotechnology, editor at The Neurosciences Institute at Rockefeller University, and as an editor for the New York Academy of Science's magazine, The Sciences. She has also taught in the Science and Environmental Writing program at New York University's School of Journalism.

Dr. Sharon Moalem "How Sex Works"
Dr. Sharon Moalem is an award-winning neurogeneticist and evolutionary biologist, with a Ph.D. in human physiology. His research brings evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine together to explain how the body works in new and fascinating ways. He and his work have been featured on CNN, in the New York Times, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, on The Today Show, and in magazines such as New Scientist, Elle, and Martha Stewart's Body + Soul. Dr. Moalem's first book was the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest. He lives in New York City.

Bob Harper (Trainer, NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Couples")
“BIGGEST LOSER” REVEALED IN SEASON FINALE – In this must-see, exciting live finale, all of the contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time – and show America how much weight they’ve all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. There are four contestants left, but America has voted on the two that fell below the yellow line in last week’s episode to choose who will be the third finalist in the game. After America’s vote is revealed and the third finalist is announced, the eliminated player will then weigh in with the other 12 eliminated contestants to compete for the $100,000 “at home” prize. And for the first time ever, America will also get to choose between two people to decide which one will be a contestant on the next season of “The Biggest Loser”! Then it’s the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season’s “Biggest Loser” and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000! Alison Sweeney is the host, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels also star. Bob Harper has skyrocketed from being one of the most in-demand fitness specialists in the Los Angeles area to becoming one of the most recognized and popular lifestyle personalities in the world. Now in his seventh season as one of the fitness trainers on NBC's worldwide hit "The Biggest Loser," Harper has become one of the most credible and sought-after motivational experts on television and DVD, in books and in personal appearances. His new book, titled “Are You Ready! Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape and Change Your Life Forever,” was released on April 1, 2008.In addition to his leadership on "The Biggest Loser," Harper has made appearances on such shows as "Larry King Live," "CNN Live," "Extra," "Access Hollywood," "Entertainment Tonight" and "Inside Edition." He has also been featured in magazines such as Oprah Magazine, US Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, TV Guide, In Touch and Star. Harper's optimistic outlook, practical advice and gregarious demeanor have earned him fans and followers all over the country. Harper has spent more than a decade in Los Angeles developing his trademark brand of fitness and nutritional integration that leads to lasting lifestyle transformations, and in so doing, he has cultivated a devoted following of clients. Harper's approach is founded upon knowing that quick-fix fitness does not lead to continuing and meaningful changes.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mon May 11, 2009

On Today's Show:

Steve Alten - "MEG: Hell's Aquarium"
For shark enthusiasts, the summer of 2009 is shaping up to be a killer. It begins with the world premiere of The Shark Is Still Working, an ambitious documentary about the impact and legacy of JAWS. Narrated by the late Roy Scheider, who played Chief Martin Brody, the film chronicles the movie’s production from start to finish and features one-on-one interviews with Steven Spielberg, as well as the surviving members of the cast and crew. Created by independent film makers James Gelet, Jake Gove, Erik Hollander, and J. Michael Roddy, the film contains never-before-seen footage along with commentary from some of the hottest filmmakers of this generation, who discuss how Jaws helped shape the elements of pop culture. The film opens this weekend, May 2 -3 at the LOS ANGELES UNITED FILM FESTIVAL, Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, production designer Joe Alves, and legendary makeup effects artist, Gregory Nicotero will be on hand for Q&A. Nicotero will be bringing a life-sized replica of the head portion of "Bruce" the shark to display for photos. in the documentary is an interview with NYT best-selling author Steve Alten, whose Meg series has brought visceral thrills to a new generation of shark enthusiasts. Meg, short for Carcharodon megalodon, was a 70-foot, 70,000 pound prehistoric version of the Great White shark featured in Jaws. On May 19th, Alten's highly-anticipated fourth Meg novel, MEG: Hell's Aquarium will debut in bookstores, and reviewers agree it is the best story in the series, featuring some of the nastiest sea monsters ever to have lived.

Karin Winegar " SAVED Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform."
Be Kind to Animals Week was officially last week May 3-9.

Karin Winegar is a writer for the New York Times , Wall Street Journal and others and author of the best-selling new book " SAVED Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform."
• Why interacting with animals improves your physical and emotional health
• The number one thing you can do to help animals in the US right now
• Why people who rescue animals get back much more than they give
• How she came to write SAVED and why Jane Goodall wrote the foreward for the book

Wanda Colón - actor and co-host of HGTV’s 24 Hour Design
Her work is featured on HGTV’s Designers’ Challenge, Rate My Space and Designing for the Sexes. Along with the popular 24 Hour Design Wanda can currently be seen co-hosting TLC’s Home Made Simple. She is also working on a project with Jake Steinfeld, creator of the “Body by Jake” fitness franchise.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thu May 7, 2009

On Today's Show:

LaNita McMeekan-Cates "The Day My Baby Was Born"
LaNita, after having two children of her own, felt the need to share stories from women of all walks and areas on their experience of childbirth. LaNita owned her own marketing, advertising and public relations company before becoming a Realtor. She lives in Illinois. The Day My Baby Was Born is essential because many new mothers are nervous, scared, or in search of comfort about impending childbirth without a good resource to turn to. The Day My Baby Was Born gives them a full sense of what to expect, through real stories from real people - the voices of friends, sisters, neighbors, and others sharing their own thoughts on the incredible moment.

Ty Pennington - Extreme Makeover Home Edition

A generation ago, homeowners spotting Ed McMahon on their doorstep became hysterical, knowing that a giant check from Publisher's Clearinghouse wouldn't be far behind. Nowadays the hysteria breaks out over the instantly recognizable, wide-toothed grin of Ty Pennington, who has helped transform the lives of dozens while inspiring millions more as host of the popular ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Under the leadership of the charismatic home design guru, the series is consistently rated among the top 20 of all television programs. It has won two Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program and two People's Choice Awards. In 2008, Ty took his talent for mobilizing people to come together for the greater good to Great Britain for Ty’s Great British Adventure, a community-improvement series airing on UKTV. This fall, the highly anticipated Howard Miller Signature Furnishings by Ty Pennington line will become available to the public. Pennington designed the casual, yet contemporary pieces to be easily mixed and matched. In the winter, Pennington will introduce a Holiday addition to his Ty Pennington Style line at Sears. In May 2007, Pennington launched Ty Pennington At Home, a decorating, remodeling and lifestyle magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Ty Pennington At Home offers Ty’s solutions to the many challenges homeowners face. “I want to help people achieve their decorating and remodeling goals – and have fun while doing it," says Pennington.
In 2003, Ty wrote and created Ty's Tricks (Hyperion), which became a New York Times Bestseller. The book is part reference, part behind the scenes in Ty's own home, which he completely remodeled himself. Ty’s latest book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life (Simon & Schuster), hit stands last fall. Pennington won national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series “Trading Spaces.” Ty continues to develop products for the "Ty Pennington Style" line at Sears and is the ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign. Ask Ty what makes him tick and he'll say "It's about the joy of doing things for others. ‘Extreme Makeover’ is about family, about America and about these random acts of kindness that can restore your faith in people."

Karin Winegar - "Be Kind to Animals Week is May 3-9 "
A writer for the New York Times , Wall Street Journal and others and author of the best-selling new book SAVED Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform. Karin is far from a prickly animal rights activist. She’s an author and animal lover with great stories to tell your listeners will LOVE. Karin has appeared on many national talk shows. • Why interacting with animals improves your physical and emotional health• The number one thing you can do to help animals in the US right now• Why people who rescue animals get back much more than they give• How she came to write SAVED and why Jane Goodall wrote the foreward for the book.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wed May 6, 2009

On Today's Show:

Frances Largeman-Roth - Senior Food Editor - Health magazine
gives expectant moms the ultimate nutrition guide in her new book, Feed The Belly. In addition to 70 mouthwatering, easy-to-make recipes organized by specific craving, Feed The Belly, also reveals what should (and shouldn’t) be on your shopping list, how to choose the healthiest fish, germ-free ways to cook and eat, and how much weight gain is appropriate.

Diane Morgan " Summer Foods for the Family"
An award-winning cookbook author, freelance food writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She is the author of fourteen cookbooks including
The Christmas Table, The New Thanksgiving Table, Grill Every Day, Salmon, Pizza, Delicious Dips, The Thanksgiving Table, Midnight Munchies, Cooking For The Week, The Basic Gourmet, The Basic Gourmet Entertains, and Dressed To Grill: Savvy Recipes for Girls who Play with Fire, all from Chronicle Books.She has been involved in the world of food for more than 25 years. She spent six years in Chicago as a caterer and chef for an executive dining room. Leaving behind Chicago’s blustery, frigid winters, Diane moved to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Portland, Oregon. Her focus shifted to teaching cooking classes and pursuing a career in food writing. Her first cookbook, Entertaining People: Menus from a Pacific Northwest Cooking School won an IACP/Seagrams cookbook award and was followed by Very Entertaining: Menus for Special Occasions.

Doctor Rachel Bishop - Ophthalmologist National Eye Institute
Her patients are enrolled in research studies at the NIH, and have a range of ocular problems, including medication side effects, cataracts, eye conditions resulting from systemic disease, ocular side effects from the therapies used to treat those diseases. Prior to joining NEI, Dr. Bishop worked as an Army ophthalmologist, where she provided comprehensive eye care to military families and retirees, and ran a refractive surgery center aimed at minimizing soldiers' dependence on glasses during military deployments.

Barbara Seelig-Brown "Eggland's Best"
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to show Mom how much you appreciate her than to treat her to a delicious meal (that she didn’t have to cook!). Below is the Eggland’s Best Easy Cheese Souffle created by Barbara Seelig-Brown chef, radio personality, and TV host of “Stress Free Cooking.“ Using Eggland’s Best eggs in recipes are a great way to pamper busy moms because EB eggs have less saturated fat, less cholesterol, and more Omega 3s than the ordinary egg and they taste great. Please visit for more recipe ideas.

Tue May 5, 2009

On Today's Show:

Mark Frobose—Founder "Behind the Wheel"
“How to Learn Spanish in 10 Seconds Flat.” Even if you or your listeners have never before spoken a phrase in another language, Mark Frobose guarantees that he will have you speaking your first Spanish words in just ten seconds, using the teaching methods that have made Behind the Wheel so successful. A brief interview with Frobose, teaching a few Spanish phrases and discussing increased interest among many Americans in learning Spanish, would be an entertaining, informative segment to recognize and celebrate the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo next week.Mark Frobose is a nationally known, multi-lingual foreign language expert and author who has appeared on “Dennis Miller Radio”, “Martha Stewart Living Radio”, “Good Day New York” (FOX-TV), and many regional and local radio shows nationwide; he has also been interviewed by the Associated Press about Behind the Wheel, for a recent AP article on the best methods for learning a foreign language.

Soap opera star Caitlin Van Zandt was one of the millions of women more than 100 pounds overweight and at risk of heart disease due to her weight. Her wake up call came when – at only 22 years old – Caitlin’s physician considered putting her on cholesterol medication. Scared for her health and for her mother’s, who was also significantly overweight, Caitlin shared a heartfelt moment with her mother and they decided to embark on a weight-loss journey to reduce their health risks. After years of unsuccessful weight loss attempts, Caitlin has finally found success! In the last year, Caitlin has lost nearly 90 pounds with the assistance of a gastric band. And, thanks to the weight loss, Caitlin’s bad cholesterol level is no longer dangerously high. Tackling the obesity epidemic takes heart. This Mother’s Day, Caitlin and Lisa M. Tate, chief executive officer of WomenHeart, hope to educate the millions of women more than 100 pounds overweight that their weight is putting them at risk of deadly heart disease – and how the path to long-term weight loss can start with a single conversation. They will encourage women to find the tools and support to help them on their journey. In interviews on May 5, Caitlin will talk about how she was able to confront her and her mother’s health risks. Ms. Tate will discuss the importance of women knowing heart disease risk factors and steps they can take to manage the controllable ones. They know that, this Mother’s Day, a heartfelt moment with a woman you love could save her life. Caitlin Van Zandt (born July 17, 1985 in New York City) is an American actress. She is best known for her current role on Guiding Light as Ashlee Wolfe.

Lifestyle Expert, Lissa Coffey
A good night’s sleep may seem like a farfetched dream for millions of Americans. Stress, stemming from financial hardship, job woes, and the ailing economy, is robbing many of much needed rest.
Welcome to CoffeyTalk, the online magazine by lifestyle expert Lissa Coffey. Whether you’re looking for
dating or relationship advice, or the latest in home and fashion trends, CoffeyTalk is an inspiring blend of ancient wisdom and modern style! Author Lissa Coffey is a lifestyle expert who offers dating and relationship advice. She is the coffeytalk barista, serving up an inspiring blend of ancient wisdom and modern style. A frequent guest on radio and TV, Lissa’s keen insight into interpersonal and cultural dynamics offers guidance for anyone looking to fill the void in their harried lives.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mon May 4, 2009

On Today's Show:

Theo Stephan - Global Gardens Mother's Day Gifts
Finding the perfect gift for the foodie Mom is easy, thanks to Global Gardens. Owner Theo Stephan creates a temptingly imaginative range of gourmet food products – many of them organic –from the Global Gardens’ kitchen in the Santa Barbara wine country, sourcing everything she doesn’t grow herself in California. Theo is a former graphic designer, so it’s no surprise that everything is beautifully presented, from European and recycled domestic glass bottles to the label illustrations drawn by Theo herself. Even the gift packaging is thoughtfully sourced. Hand crafted gift boxes are made from sustainable Oregonian pine include an innovative bread-board box; globally-sourced baskets are certified Fair Trade.

Gregory Lang "Why a Daughter Needs a Mom and Why a Son Needs a Mom"
The fourth book in the Family Matters series, Why a Son Needs a Mom is a reminder of the important roles a mother plays in a boy's life, as he experiences warmth and security from her and learns to be confident, loving, and accepting of others - in preparation for possibly being a father himself someday. GREGORY E. LANG is the New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books, including "Why a Daughter Needs a Mom ". He lives in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.