Sunday, April 11, 2010

4/12 - Lourdes Iglesias, Michael Kirk, Rick Maynard

Rick Maynard - Communications Director   KFC 
The KFC 'Double Down', which goes on sale in the U.S. on Monday, contains two pieces of bacon and two melted slices of cheese, slathered in mayonnaise and sandwiched between two slices of meat. Nutritionists are horrified by the launch of the fatty dish in a country where two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese.  KFC insists the sandwich contains 540 calories - but it has been reported that it actually racks up a much higher figure of 1,228, or about half of a man's recommended daily intake. KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy®, Kentucky Grilled Chicken™ and Original Recipe Strips with home-style sides, Honey BBQ Wings, and freshly made chicken sandwiches.  Every day, more than 12 million customers are served at KFC restaurants in 109 countries and territories around the world. KFC operates more than 5,200 restaurants in the United States and more than 15,000 units around the world. KFC is world famous for its Original Recipe® fried chicken -- made with the same secret blend of 11 herbs and spices Colonel Harland Sanders perfected more than a half-century ago. Customers around the globe also enjoy more than 300 other products -- from Kentucky Grilled Chicken in the United States to a salmon sandwich in Japan.  KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 36,000 locations around the world. The company is ranked #239 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues in excess of $11 billion in 2008.

Erica Domesek   DYI TV  Designer - PS I Made This 
Erica Domesek is a distinguished lifestyle, design and style expert, living and creating in New York City. She is also the founder of the innovative DIY brand “ PS-I Made This…”  Erica’s creative motto “I see it, I like it, I make it” reflects the belief that one can find inspiration anywhere and transform what one sees into something fabulous to wear, use or look at. With a keen eye and ability to make everything from fashion accessories, home décor accents and provide a vision for creative soirees, Erica’s work has been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, Glamour, Vogue Nippon, Domino, GQ, among others. She has styled and designed campaigns for International brands such as Kate Spade, Tumi, J.Crew, Anthropologie, Roxy, Sigerson Morrison, and True Religion, Helmut Lang, and has hosted Alloy Entertainment’s TV’s Craft Club.

Michael Kirk Producer  Frontline “Obama’s Deal” - April 13 PBS
Barack Obama promised change. Then he took on one of Washington’s toughest issues: health care. During his first year in office, he found himself making one deal after another with Capitol Hill’s powerful insiders--lobbyists and influential members of Congress. He angered his political base, watched his popularity sink, and nearly failed to pass the bill. In Obama’s Deal, FRONTLINE follows the story of the president’s historic victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Bush’s War, Dreams of Obama, Inside the Meltdown) provides a sobering view inside Obama’s deals and reveals the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups, and the role of money in policy making.
Lourdes T. Iglesias  Executive Director  "Hispanics United of Buffalo" 
Executive Director of Hispanics United of Buffalo (HUB) Lourdes Iglesias says, "This agency needs to be everything it can be, and we can send all good things back into the community." The good things Iglesias speaks of have to do empowering local Hispanics with the tools they need to overcome quality of life issues that some members of this West Side community are faced with every day—issues that Iglesias and her staff at HUB work hard to rectify.  In just over two years as executive director—with the help of an energetic staff and well-meaning board of directors—Iglesias has pulled HUB two-thirds of the way out of just over $300K worth of accumulated debt she inherited, while growing the services that HUB offers to the community. Specifically, HUB acts as advocates dealing with issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, joblessness, language barriers and suicide prevention. Then there are the small things.  "People bring their paperwork here, their mail, and we help decipher it for them," Iglesias says. "It can be intimidating and overwhelming." In addition, HUB provides interpreters for health care issues through the International Institute. "We need to make these appointments in advance, but that doesn't always pan out when someone has to go to the emergency room.   "Federal law states that hospitals must have interpreters," Iglesias says, "but often they don't. Since we can't be everything to everybody, our role lies in getting those services that are out there to the people who need them."

1 comment:

  1. The new KFC Double Down sandwich looks and sounds delicious! I think I'll go grab one or two for lunch today!