Friday, March 26, 2010

3/26 - Doug Brode, Robert Culp, Jesse James, Sandra Bullock, Judge Eugene Hymen, Phyllis Pellmam Good

 Doug Brode - "Remembering Robert Culp"
DOUGLAS BRODE 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.  Doug recalls the career and life of Robert Culp who passed away on Tuesday.

Phyllis Pellman Good  "Fix It  and Forget It"
Which cookbook author has outsold Ina Garten, Giada Laurentiis, and Jamie Oliver combined? Which cookbook author, despite not having her own television show, consistently ranks in the top two or three bestselling cookbook authors, year after year? The answer may surprise you—Phyllis Pellman Good. Her slow cooker Fix-It and Forget-It® series has sold nearly 10 million copies, with no end in sight. But the reasons for this phenomenal success should not be surprising. Fix-It and Forget-It® recipes are famous for being delicious, easy to make, economical, and geared to everyday cooks from all parts of the country.

Judge Eugene Hyman  -  California Superior Court Judge
Comments on child custody matters embroiling Sandra Bullock's biker husband, Jesse James, and his porn star ex-wife. Judge Eugene Hyman can give tips for families facing child custody battles from his long experience as an advocate for children and families Judge Eugene M. Hyman is a judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara (San Jose) where, for 18 years, he has presided over cases in the criminal, civil, probate, family, and delinquency divisions of the court. He has presided over an adult domestic violence court and in 1999 presided over the first juvenile domestic violence and family violence court in the United States. Judge Hyman has spoken to both national and international audiences and has published articles on issues surrounding domestic violence in the criminal and family courts--especially with co-occurring issues of substance abuse and mental health. He has a special interest in domestic violence as it affects children in the home and in the family court setting. He has special understanding of sexual abuse, stalking, and strangulation, as they intersect with domestic violence.

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