Monday, November 23, 2009

Mon Nov 23, 2009

On Today's Show:

Beverly Lynn Bennett "The CIG to Vegan Cooking"
Beverly Lynn Bennett is an experienced vegan chef, writer, and animal lover, and the author of the e-cookbook Eat Your Veggies!. Ray Sammartano is a musician, web developer, and long-time vegan cook who has devoted himself to spreading the vegan message for the past 15 years. There are so many reasons to go vegan—health and nutrition, weight loss, green and sustainable living, and prevention of cruelty to animals. With over 200 mouth-watering recipes and tips for converting meat- and dairybased dishes into vegan ones, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Vegan Cooking will help readers enjoy a healthy vegan diet without sacrificing taste.

Dr. Norman H. Edelman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, American Lung Association Norman H. Edelman, M.D., is the American Lung Association’s leading medical authority. Having served as the Association’s Chief Medical Officer for 25 years, he is a highly sought after expert on all matters pertaining to lung health and is a seasoned media veteran. Dr. Edelman also provides patient care as a teaching clinic supervisor and is a Professor of Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Physiology and Biophysics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. From 1996 – 2006, he served in a dual capacity as Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at Stony Brook. Dr. Edelman is a member of the Association of American Physicians, American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Physiological Society and American Thoracic Society. His media experience includes; USA Today, WebMD, and “60 Minutes.” As part of its new smoking cessation campaign called “Quitter in You,” the American Lung Association conducted research among American smokers to better understand motivators to quit and the number of attempts it takes adults to quit. The survey results showed that the main reasons a smoker decides to quit is because of money (35%), to improve their health (33%) and to make family/friends happier (16%). The survey also shows that 60% of smokers were not able to quit on their first try. The Quitter in You campaign highlights the need to change the way Americans look at quitting and provides the motivation to quit for good. Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows it does not always happen on the first try. But what many smokers don't realize is that they are not alone! The Quitter in You campaign acknowledges that multiple quit attempts are normal and are necessary steps along the way to quitting for good. As we enter the holiday season, discussing the campaign is a great way to show support for those smokers who are looking to quit.

Tal Blevins, Editorial Lead for the IGN Entertainment Games Network
Tal Blevins has worked in the videogame journalism industry for nearly 15 years and is the editorial lead for the IGN Entertainment games network, overseeing all videogame-related content on,,, the Vault Network, the Planet Network,, and all other gaming sites in the IGN Entertainment family. In addition to the IGN sites, Tal has had articles published in Next Generation magazine, Games Business magazine, PC Gamer,, and TV Guide, among other publications. He has also appeared as an expert in the field of videogames on several national and international television and radio networks, including G4TV, Spike TV the BBC and NPR; as well as worked as a script writer, producer, and on-air commentator for the syndicated television show Gamer Nation. Video games have become one of America’s favorite pastimes with 68 percent of American households playing computer and video games, according to the Entertainment Software Association. This holiday season, video games featuring advanced technology and eye-popping graphics will be more popular than ever with everyone from hardcore gamers to families adding them to their wish lists. So what are the latest and greatest games and game consoles this holiday season?

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