January Jones – Mafia Moments with Carl Russo

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January Jones – Mafia Moments with Carl Russo

 

Carl Russo is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has written for the Oakland Tribune, Indiewire and other publications. Russo fell in love with Sicily on his first trip to the island in 1999 and has returned many times since. In 2010, he began a blog, Mafia Exposed, which became the basis for his book. Russo was also a radio producer and disc jockey at KUSF-FM, San Francisco, from 1990 to 2003.

His book is entitled: The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide

We are a Voice for the Children with Kiersten Hathcock, founder of The Little Light Project on The Nancy Ferrari Show

I invite you to tune into The Nancy Ferrari Show airing live on October 6th, 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET on www.W4CY.com and www.K4HD.com as my featured guest is Kiersten Parsons Hathcock, the founder of the Little Light Project, a non-profit organization that strives to help be a voice for highly sensitive/intuitive kids, grieving parents and childhood sexual abuse survivors. You may recognize her from ABC’s Shark Tank and People Magazine representing her furniture company called Mod Mom Furniture.

As a childhood sexual abuse survivor, a psychic medium, and a parent to two highly intuitive kids, helping families heal and cope is a life mission for her. For the past two years, she has been actively volunteering her time helping parents whose children have passed on as well as helping highly intuitive children learn to cope with their heightened sensitivities. Recently, she discovered she is also a survivor of child sexual abuse by a distant male relative and feels very passionate about helping those who have endured such trauma heal from the inside out. Please visit our site www.littlelightproject.org to learn even more about our services at The Little Light Project!

More about The Little Light Project ~

The Little Light Project, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to being a VOICE FOR THE KIDS.

We help highly sensitive/intuitive kids (and their parents), childhood sexual abuse survivors, and grieving parents coping with the loss of their child. 

So what makes us different than other non-profits with similar causes?  We have teamed with mental health professionals, intuitive therapists, alternative healing specialists, spiritual leaders, and private detectives in order to offer holistic services and support for families and individuals.  We honor both scientific and intuitive treatment/counseling methodologies, blending the two for a balanced approach to helping those struggling with child loss, memories of child sexual abuse, and heightened intuition/sensitivity as well as parents struggling with diagnosis of mental disorders such as ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Disorder in their little ones.

Visit us at www.littlelightproject.org

 

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The Connected Table Live visits with Napa Valley’s Michael Martini

Tune in October 8, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT as The Connected Table Live visits with Michael Martini, third generation winemaker at Louis M. Martini Winery, now 80 years strong.

We shared our first glass of wine with Mike and his lovely wife Jacque at the Food & Wine Classic several years ago. Then we shared a second…and third…of his singular Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon.

Michael Martini Louis Martini Winery

Michael Martini
Louis Martini Winery

Mike grew up in his father’s and grandfather’s vineyards, learning firsthand what it takes to make world-class wines. When he wasn’t in school in (back then) rural St. Helena, he was working at the winery, in the vineyard, or out riding horses. As an adult he embarked on a formal study of viticulture that reads like the vintner’s “grand tour”- studying at U.C. Davis, exploring vineyards in Bordeaux and Burgundy with the late vintner-mentor Andre Tschelistcheff and, of course, working side by side with his father at the winery learning to develop his own personal style to bring balance and texture to his Cabernet Sauvignon blends.

Mike took the reins as winemaker at Louis M. Martini Winery in 1977, ushering in a new era in winemaking while honoring the winery’s roots and commitment to delivering big, unforgettable wines. Although Mike’s personal winemaking style continues to evolve, he will always aim to create wines that are balanced, complex and well-suited to accompany foods.

“Everyone talks about massive Cabernets, but the great thing about Cabernet is that its structure can show power and also elegance, grace, and finesse,” Mike said. “At Louis Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon is simply what we do.”napa valley cab

With the Gallo family’s acquisition of Louis Martini Winery in 2002, the Martini family continues its timeless wine making tradition while also experimenting with smaller production red wines under at its Cellar 254 artisan winery in St. Helena.

Mike shares his grandfather’s passion for the Napa Valley region and is a past president of the Napa Valley Vintners Association, an organization his grandfather helped establish. Mike is also a past president of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture, and of the Trellis Alliance at U.C. Davis.

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