If we had to describe this week’s News @5 guests in one word (and there’s really no reason we’d have to), the word would be diverse.

It’s not often we get to talk with an ambassador, but we did yesterday on News @5. Not just any ambassador, either, but European Union Ambassador Joao Vale de Almedia. We talked about the European financial crisis, which he believes will be greatly improved by the fourth quarter of this year.

On quite a different level, we talked earlier in the week with Anthony Field, founder of The Wiggles. If you don’t know who The Wiggles are you likely don’t have young children or grandchildren. Arguably, they are one of the biggest musical acts in the world for pre-schoolers. Anyway, Anthony has written a new book called How I Got My Wiggle Back: A Healing Journey. He also let us know that The Wiggles will be back on tour in North America beginning in July, and for the first time in a long time with Greg Page, the original “Yellow Wiggle.” Anthony also invited me to sing another round of “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” like we did last year on News @5 when The Wiggles are in Grand Forks next.

Today we chatted with chef Franklin Becker about his Two Reasons One Recipe campaign.
People with Type II diabetes and high cholesterol, family and friends were invited to submit traditional family recipes for chef Becker to “make over” in a healthy manner. Here is Lorin Cook’s winning recipe for Spiced Apple-Rhubarb Toast following Franklin’s make-over of it. Enjoy.


4 slices challah bread, cut ¼ inch thick
3 tbsp. coconut butter
3 tbsp. coconut sugar
½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. French vanilla extract
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup diced Granny Smith Apple
½ cup diced rhubarb


Preheat oven to 325°F.
Place bread into a coconut buttered 9×13 baking dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut sugar, pumpkin spice, vanilla and salt.
Stir in the apples and rhubarb.
Pour over the bread.
Bake for 45 to 50 min. in the preheated oven, or until the fruit is caramelized and tender.

2 Responses

  1. Hi there

    Its a pleasure to meet you. My name is Dr James Stoxen DC. I had been informed by Anthony Field and the Wiggles that he interviewed with you on Tuesday? Thank you for visiting with him about his new book, How I Got My Wiggle Back.

    I am the doctor who helped him recover along with Dr Gringeri in California. There are thousands of people awaiting to hear the interview you did with him. The thousands of chiropractors and natural healing experts around the world are watching this closely. When you post the clip from the interview it will be seen by many as it is going through the American Chiropractic Association, The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and 50 state associations along with international organizations around the world.

    Needless to say we are awaiting the posting and would like to know if you could please notify us of when you plan on posting the link to the page with the video clip

    I really appreciate this. We all do. My Email is team doctors@aol.com

    Thank you very much

    Dr James Stoxen DC

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