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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhen you think about foods and nutrients that are good for your eyes, many of them are the same things that are good for your heart, your bones, your kidneys, and for your overall health. However, no one food is going to give you all the nutrients you need. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn more about what foods and supplements play a role in your eye health. Listen now.

Frank Fontana of The Down and Dirty

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet motorcycle racing star Nicky Hayden — a kick-ass rider and fan favorite now in intense training for the first races of the season. He’s an anchor of the Ducati Team who just completed a decade in the MotoGP world championships. During our Craftsmanship segment, we’re calling up Skull Crush Helmets CEO Ralph Rodriguez Jr. to talk about their unique motorcycle helmets and accessories.Tune in here.

Women's Business Talk Radio NetworkJoin Vegan and The Living is Easy on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network as they welcome author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau to talk about the vegan lifestyle from a health, environmental and ethical perspective.  She will share information about her 30-Day Vegan Challenge which gently and expertly guides someone on the Standard American diet to adopt vegan choices for a period of 30 days. Whether you are a vegan already or would like to incorporate healthier food choices in your diet, this interview will be of interest to you. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and relationships. Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Tune in here.

Snoop Dogg drops in on the Callywood Nation to speak about his summer football camp for inner city youth. Recently Snoop announced a new documentary alongside his upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated and he is set to headline the Oshega Festival in Canada this summer. Tune in here.

Legendary singer/songwriter/comedian Weird Al will be dropping by Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming tour and his new album Alpocalypse. Tune in here.

Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu, joins Artists On Demand to talk about her new book Off Balance, growing up in gymnastics, and her thoughts on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team. Tune in here.

Mike Michalowicz, Business Rescue segment host for MSNBC’s Your Business. The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business columnist, frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine & best-selling author, shares his secrets to success! Tune in here.

Hear from actor Nelsan Ellis of the hit HBO show, True Blood as he talks about his experiences on the set and what being on the show has meant for his career. Tune in here.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, now in its 23rd season on PBS, and author of 12 cookbooks, including her newest, Ciao Italia Family Classics, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about everyone’s favorite, Italian food. Tune in here.

Join NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio this week as they welcome the award-winning pop music singer and songwriter, Shaun Canon. Tune in here.

HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, Emily Henderson talks about her collecting rules, her style diagnostic, and how her husband deals with her ‘fostering’ furnishings habit. Tune in here.

World Footprints discovers the wonderful world of Jack Hanna’s animals when the dynamic television host joins the show to talk about his work in Namibia, the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

The Players Platform welcomes Mike Tyson for a charity filled day at the Oheka Castle for the 1st annual Big Daddy Golf Classic. Tyson talks about his upcoming Broadway play directed by Spike Lee. Tune in here.

It’s bye-bye ‘American Pie’ for Jason Biggs who stars in Grassroots as the campaign manager for his best friend’s platform to widen the monorail system throughout Seattle. When it comes to real life jobs, Jason tells host Robin Milling about his many firings. Tune in here.

The legendary hip hop artist, MC Lyte  makes a visit to the Sy Effect Radio Show. MC Lyte is one of the most prolific and well-respected female hip hop artists of our time in addition to being an author, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur. Tune in here.

Wind Wiser Radio welcomes Ozzie Zehner, a visiting scholar at Berkeley and the author of Green Illusions, a new book that takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding alternative energy.  The book offers a glimpse at the future of environmentalism. Tune in here.

A 2012 James Beard Award winner, Andrew Zimmern celebrates his 100th Bizarre Foods episode this month on Travel Channel. He recently visited with Olivia Wilder to talk about his career. Also on the show is Wine Curmudgeon, Jeff Siegel on wines for summer heat. Tune in here.

Can we be too vain? Or is looking good and having a positive body image, not vanity, but a road to a long, healthy and happy life? Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging — and Oprah’s health guru, Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Tune in here.

Sandra Bernhard joins Unscripted Radio. She began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the ‘70s, and since then has written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, acted in film and television, recorded albums and authored books. Tune in here.

The Movie Geeks speak with master director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) about his remarkable career, and his latest film Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, in a special hour-long conversation.  Tune in here.

Timothy Hodge welcomes Chely Wright, singer/songwriter to the show to discuss and promote her new documentary Wish Me Away. Chely Wright was recently named one of country music’s top selling female artists of all time. Tune in here.

Matthew Lillard, star of Scream, Scooby Doo & The Descendents, is once again taking the film world by storm, but this time behind the camera! Matthew will discussing directing Fat Kid Rules The Word, a film that is generating a tremendous buzz! Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins host Robin Milling to talk about her film Hysteria. At the time of the chat, Maggie was pregnant with Gloria Ray who was born April 19. Maggie shared her pregnancy cravings and feelings about tabloids infringing on her baby’s privacy. Tune in here.

Emmy Award-winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime time competition series Chopped on Food Network, and a frequent contributor to the network’s show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America.  Ted visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about his career and his new book, In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks. Tune in here.

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes platinum-selling recording artist and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard to Conversations LIVE to discuss his journey to music, faith and the new album. On the show, Ruben introduces his new single from the album,  I’m Single.  Tune in here.

As the founder of Hoebel Fitness and an international fitness expert, Brett Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle coaches in New York. He appeared as the trainer on The Biggest Loser and was chosen to be one of the health experts on the Food Network TV show Fat Chef. Tune in here.


Stu ‘The Wine Guru’ Nudelman Asks, ‘Yo, Adrian! Know a Good Merlot?’

SoundBits is back! And what better way to celebrate the return of this popular column—which each week profiles BlogTalkRadio’s most compelling hosts—than a Q&A session with Stu Nudelman? The owner of Stu The Wine Guru Global Wine Consulting and Promotion, who hails from Coral Springs, Fla., recently marked the one-year anniversary of Wine Talk with Stu the Wine Guru here on the network. And from the sound of things, his show is aging quite nicely, what with its full body of guests, excellent nose of oenological knowledge. and extensive palette of featured varietals. So stand back while Stu pours forth...

soundbits-wordpress11Give us a 15-second pitch for your showwhy should listeners tune in?

If you want an Internet destination where you can learn everything about wine, directly from leading wine makers and experts—and you want it in an informative, entertaining and interactive way—then tune in every Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm ET. Be sure to bring a glass and an open mind. Then sit back, relax, listen and learn.

Stu: His multi-media success is nothing to sniff at.

Stu: His multi-media success is nothing to sniff at.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

All the celebrity voiceovers featured in my show promos—including Sly Stallone, Tony Danza, John Ratzenberger and Dr. Evil—are done by me. Soon after I started using them a few weeks back, I got flooded with emails asking who the talent was. Now the secret’s out.

Also, I’m a lot taller than I appear on the radio.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

The first person I really listened to regularly on the radio was Howard Stern, back in the early Continue reading

Visionary Vintner Jake Kloberdanz: We’re Doing Business with the Mondavis

It’s not often that you find wine-industry scoops on these pages. But thanks to ONEHOPE CEO Jake Kloberdanz, that’s what we’re serving up today.

Interviewed on The Alan Levy Show, Jake, whose California winery donates 50 percent of its profits to a variety of charities, revealed a new relationship with family members of the late Robert Mondavi, the fellow Golden State vintner who built a billion-dollar global brand.

CAPTION: "We're excited to have a relationship with the Mondavi family," Jake (above) tells us.

"We're excited to have a relationship with the Mondavi family," Jake (above) tells us.

“We’re going into Napa- appellated wines next year with the Mondavi family,” the entrepreneur, 26, told host Alan Levy.

“Rob Mondavi Jr., the grandson of Robert Mondavi, and Michael Mondavi over at Folio Fine Wine are going to be Continue reading

Billy Joel’s Wife: ‘I Got a Delivery — and it Was Valentine’s Day Flowers’

Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee Joel yesterday announced that, after less than five years together, their union is kaput.

But just five months ago, the Piano Man was still wooing his 27-year- old beauty.

Katie with Billy at "The Deperted" premiere in 2006.

Foreshadowing: Katie with Billy at "The Departed" premiere in 2006.

On February 14, Katie told us she’d gotten a “very pretty” bouquet from Billy (or at least we assume it was him).

Interviewed on Join Us at the Table, chef Katie, who’s a former host of Bravo’s Top Chef, was out promoting her new book, The Comfort Table at the time.

But her appearance was a bit delayed, as she explained to hosts Nancy Ancrum and Robbie Bell.

“I’m sorry I’m late. I got a delivery – and it was Valentine’s Day flowers,” said Katie, who is 33 years younger than her superstar hubby.

“So I had to race downstairs and get my flowers. They were very pretty.”

The Joels’ marriage has reportedly been rocky for months.

CAPTION: And with Yigal in 2009: The reason she's movin' out?

And with Yigal in 2009: The reason why she's movin' out?

In April, the New York Post reported that Katie had been getting cozy with Israeli fashion designer Yigal Azrouel, who’s just nine years her senior.

“They’re spending a lot of time together,” a source told the paper’s Page Six column. “She’s always with him. She rarely goes out to spend time [with Billy] and instead stays in the city near Yigal.”

To hear Katie Lee’s full interview, click here.

SoundBits: Getting Gastronomical (and Then Some) with Nancy Ancrum and Robbie Bell

Looking to get your grill on? Craving culinary delights? Eager to up your epicurean aptitude? If so, we’ve got just the show for you. Hosted by Nancy Ancrum and Robbie Bell, Join Us at the Table: A Culinary Lifestyle Show focuses not only on how national and regional traditions throughout the globe influence what we eat, but how to prepare all those sumptuous dishes. And with New York City native Nancy and San Francisco native Robbie now living in Miami – whence they broadcast – you can bet there’s no shortage of worldly experience behind the recipes, interviews and anecdotes they serve up each week. On that note, it’s time to sink our teeth into today’s delectable subjects.

Robbie (above): From the City by the Bay to the Sunshine State.

Robbie (above): From the City by the Bay to the Sunshine State.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your BlogTalkRadio show – why should listeners tune in?

We’re considered the Car Guys of food. We make food fun and entertaining – while also being informative. We’re all about food and the cultural influences on what we eat. That means we talk not just to chefs and cookbook authors, but also to writers, artists, museum curators, historians, gardeners, cheese makers. We’ve talked to chef Alice Waters, co-owner of Chez Panisse in Berkley, Calif., the original “California Cuisine” restaurant; chef Marcus Samuelsson, co-owner of Aquavit in New York City; and artist Judy Chicago. We set no limits.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

NANCY: I’m a quilter – it’s therapeutic, and I love working with fabric and color. Also, I’m an earring fanatic. I never leave home without them.

ROBBIE: I’m a professional model and actor. And this year, I’m celebrating 42 years of living breast cancer-free.

Nancy (above): From the Big Apple to orange-grove paradise.

Nancy (above): From the Big Bad Apple to orange-grove paradise.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

NANCY: Terry Gross, host of National Public Radio’s Fresh Air.  She’s thoughtful, challenging and makes sure the show is about her guests, not her.

ROBBIE: Tom Joyner, host of the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. He’s got a real Horatio Alger, rags-to-riches story. He is truly the hardest-working man in radio.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

NANCY: Thomas Jefferson – from a food standpoint. We have had the curator from Monticello on, and it was fascinating to learn he probably was America’s first “foodie.”

ROBBIE: Oprah.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

NANCY: Gym clothes – ready to go workout on Power Plate.

ROBBIE: Jammies – ready to get my day going.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

We had one show on which we interviewed someone from Blue Bell Ice Cream, then another guest from Phifer Pavitt Winery. We also mentioned how much we loved a particular chef’s red-velvet cake. It was 9:45 in the morning and we ate red-velvet cake with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream on top. We each drank a glass of Phifer Pavitt’s fabulous Date Night wine as a chaser. We love this food business!

To sample Nancy and Robbie’s show, Join Us at the Table, click here.

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