01/11/18 RTIR Newsletter: Flu Season, Sexual Harassment and your Health, Music and Winter Blues

January 11, 2018

01. It’s Time to Bomb North Korea
02. 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Leave
03. Feds Should Butt Out of State-Legal Pot
04. It’s a Doozy of a Flu Season
05. Secrets of Top Chefs
06. The Legal Answer to #MeToo
07. How Sexual Harassment Affects Your Health
08. No More Silence – Speak Your Truth
09. Fake News, Journalists and the Free Press
10. Prevent Alzheimer’s in 10 Minutes a Day
11. Time to Rethink Your Retirement Strategy?
12. Boomers: How to Fit into a Younger Workplace
13. Your Car Seat Is Probably Installed Wrong
14. Turn Up the Music to Beat Winter Blues
15. Your Pet Owns You (and You Don’t Care!)

1. ==> It’s Time to Bomb North Korea

Edward Luttwak believes the US should do to North Korea
what Israel did to Iraq in 1981, and to Syria in 2007 —
namely, use well-aimed conventional weapons to deny
nuclear weapons to regimes that shouldn’t have
firearms, let alone weapons of mass destruction.
“Fortunately, there is still time for Washington to
launch such an attack to destroy North Korea’s nuclear
arsenal. It should be earnestly considered rather than
rejected out of hand,” according to Luttwak. He says,
“For now, it seems clear that U.S. military authorities
have foreclosed a pre-emptive military option. But the
United States could still spare the world the vast
dangers of a North Korea with nuclear-armed long-range
missiles if it acts in the remaining months before they
become operational.” Edward Luttwak is a senior
associate at the Center for Strategic and International
Studies and the author of “Strategy: The Logic of War
and Peace.” Contact H. Andrew Schwartz at (202)
775-3242; aschwartz@csis.org

2. ==> 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Leave

Joseph Nevins believes the Trump Administration’s
decision to end Temporary Protected Status for
approximately 200,000 Salvadorans residing in the
United States is abhorrent. “In addition to being part
and parcel of its war on immigrants (particularly low-
income ones), it is a denial of U.S. responsibility for
much of what drives Salvadorans to flee their homeland
and makes life there unviable.” He adds, “The roots of
El Salvador’s high murder rate, for example — it is one
of the most dangerous countries in the world — lie in
U.S. support for its right-wing government and the
grossly unjust political-economic order it defended
during the 1980s. During that decade, Washington helped
fuel the country’s civil war by providing hundreds of
millions of dollars in aid, and various forms of
assistance to its brutal military.” Joseph Nevins is
professor of geography at Vassar College. His books
include “Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in
an Age of Global Apartheid.” Contact him at
jonevins@vassar.edu, @jonevins1

3. ==> Feds Should Butt Out of State-Legal Pot

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that most Americans
oppose federal action against state-legal marijuana
operations. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions
rescinded a set of Obama-era memos that had effectively
discouraged federal prosecutors from targeting cannabis
operations that were in compliance with state law. A
total of eight states have now legalized marijuana for
recreational use. But the poll finds that 56 percent
oppose federal efforts to stop the sale and use of
marijuana in states where it’s been legalized, with 44
percent expressing strong opposition. 30 percent of
respondents would support such action, another and 14
percent said they weren’t sure. Other survey results
found that although the GOP often portrays itself as
the party of states’ rights, Republican respondents
were by far the most likely to express support for a
federal crackdown on state-legal cannabis operations.
More than half said they’d support such action,
compared to less than a quarter of either Democrats or
Independents. Nick Wing is a senior reporter at
HuffPost and Ariel Edwards-Levy is the HuffPost’s
polling director. Contact Wing at nickw@huffpost.com,
@nickpwing or Edwards-Levy at @aedwardslevy

4. ==> It’s a Doozy of a Flu Season

The country is getting walloped with the flu! Influenza
is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had
died from the infectious disease. So, is there anything
you can do to avoid getting sick? Learn healthy
strategies that can prevent most colds and flu, and
minimize symptoms, as well as what single intervention
reduced type A flu 50% in children. (it wasn’t the
vaccine!) His office approach has been so successful he
no longer utilizes flu vaccine. Jim Roach, MD, is a
leading integrative practitioner who has appeared on
numerous radio and TV programs, is a speaker,
consultant, educator, researcher, and widely sought
clinician with patients from across the country. He is
also author of “God’s House Calls” which discusses
spiritual near-death experiences of his patients and
seeks to de-stigmatize spiritual experiences. Contact
Dr. Roach at (859) 846-4453 (office); jproach@aol.com

5. ==> Secrets of Top Chefs

For all the foodies out there (and those who wish they
could be more creative in the kitchen), invite James
Beard Award-winning author Karen Page to share
inspiration and creative tips from the world’s top
chefs. Not your usual cooking conversation, Page’s
chef-approved advice ranges from flavor pairings for
marijuana, to Damian Sansonetti’s idea of grinding
Italian rice to make gluten-free gnocchi, to the dishes
top chefs cook on Super Bowl Sunday. Page, creator of
“The Flavor Bible” is the author “Kitchen Creativity:
Unlocking Culinary Genius,” a guide to a more inventive
and intuitive approach to cooking (without recipes!) It
includes secrets and strategies from more than 100
leading culinary minds. Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer at
(703) 646-5137 or Megan Bonomo at (703) 646-5188.

6. ==> The Legal Answer to #MeToo

The global #MeToo & #TimesUp movements cast a long
shadow over the Golden Globes, the first major awards
show since the Harvey Weinstein scandal rocked the
entertainment industry. Several presenters and winners
proclaimed it was time for change and Joyce Short, the
author of two books on sexual assault, agrees. She
suggests a critical next step include changing and
standardizing our laws. “The word ‘consent’ is the most
misunderstood in the English language. Our penal codes
must standardize the true meaning of consent across the
US, and hopefully, beyond.” Short, a sexual abuse
survivor, will explain the meaning of consent and share
what #FGKIA is (Freely Given Knowledgeable and Informed
Agreement) and why it’s vital for combating sex crimes.
She’ll also discuss the importance of the ItsOnUs
Pledge endorsed by President Obama and VP Biden. Joyce
Short is the author of “Carnal Abuse by Deceit” and
“Combating Romance Scams, Why Lying to Get Laid Is a
Crime!” Contact her at (917) 517-8572; short.jm@aol.com

7. ==> How Sexual Harassment Affects Your Health

One in four women have experienced sexual assault and
seventy-five percent of women have been the target of
harassment. Dr. Katherine Kelly says the #MeToo
movement marks more than the empowerment of women, it
may start a trend for the improvement of women’s
health. Research concerning the health impact of sexual
assault has long confirmed that women who have been
assaulted, abused, and/or harassed suffer both
emotional and physical consequences including acute
stress, PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse,
gynecological concerns, miscarriage, preterm birth,
eating disorders, and even obesity (with over seventy-
five percent of obese women reporting unwanted sexual
advances). Katherine Kelly, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. is a
licensed holistic psychologist in her own psychotherapy
and consulting practice in Winston-Salem, North
Carolina. She’s the author of “Soul Health: Aligning
with Spirit for Radiant Living.” Contact her at (336)
406-8431; kkelly@drkatherinetkelly.com or

8. ==> No More Silence – Speak Your Truth

The Golden Globes were a picture of solidarity for the
#MeToo movement—an inspiring moment long overdue!
However, there is another elephant in the room—social
silence. “Social silence is a choice we make to protect
ourselves temporarily form the fallout of speaking up,
granting us anonymity and financial security. As it is
not a solution to a problem, it simply makes matters
worse, making it a bigger problem,” says Marina Shakour
Haber. “The consequences are the silent cries of the
abused–the powerless, the meek, the poor, the young and
innocent, when there was something that could have been
done to stop it.” Marina adds, “Speak your truth in the
moment. Don’t wait until it’s a movement.” Marina
Shakour Haber is a speaker and the author of “Dream A
Better Dream: Change Your Mind to Save the World.”
Contact her at (561) 345-3166; (973) 725-0017 (cell) or

9. ==> Fake News, Journalists and the Free Press

How much do most of us truly understand about why
journalists do what they do and why the Constitution
affords protection for free expression? The ‘Free
Press’ has been under assault lately with the president
trying to discredit journalists and limit their access
to information. Invite Michael McCray, a public
interest advocate and expert on whistleblowing, to
discuss the importance of journalism, whistleblowers
and the role of the First Amendment. McCray was
personally bullied, intimidated and retaliated against
after he reported improprieties at his federal job
before being forced out. He says America needs
principled individuals now more than ever. McCray is a
sought-after speaker and the author of the forthcoming
“Truth, Transparency & Accountability: Wade Rathke and
The Fall of ACORN” and “Race, Power & Politics: Memoirs
of an ACORN Whistleblower.” Contact him at (870)
543-0024; mccray.michael@gmail.com.

10. ==> Prevent Alzheimer’s in 10 Minutes a Day

There are many suggestions emerging on how various
diets and exercise regimens can help prevent and even
reverse Alzheimer’s but Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D.
says thus far, they’ve all been missing a key element:
CranioSacral Therapy. He says, when consistently
applied, the gentle, easily learned, affordable
technique can significantly roll back Alzheimer’s and
dementia in a few weeks. Invite Morgan to discuss his
research, explain what craniosacral therapy is (it’s
also being used by NFL players, and children with
autism) and ways it can increase longevity. Morgan,
who’s been researching Alzheimer’s and dementia since
2008, was inspired to do so in part after watching his
stepmother and sister-in-law succumb to the disease.
He’s a well-known instructor of CranioSacral Therapy
and teaches the technique all over the world. His book
is “Preventing Alzheimer’s in Just 10 Minutes a Day
with the BodyEnergy Prescription and CranioSacral
Therapy.” Contact Kathy Regganie at (630) 567-8383;

11. ==> Time to Rethink Your Retirement Strategy?

Millions of Americans aren’t prepared for retirement
and will run out of money before they die. Others have
made risky retirement investments that could wipe out
their savings before they even retire. In this current
political environment, what’s a safe, practical way to
plan for retirement? Chartered retirement planning
counselor Rodger Alan Friedman can discuss what to
consider when planning your retirement in these
uncertain times, starting today, no matter how old you
are. Rodger knows how to make retirement planning
approachable for the average person and uses humor to
make it fun. He’ll also offer listeners a free
retirement readiness assessment and a special
retirement report. Rodger Alan Friedman’s new book “The
Mindset of Retirement Success” will be available next
week. He’s also the author of “Fire Your Retirement
Planner: You.” Reach him at (844) 369-7526;

12. ==> Boomers: How to Fit into a Younger Workplace

Hundreds of thousands of talented professionals have
been ousted from the workforce because of their age,
tossed aside and replaced by millennials who are paid
less money. If they’re lucky enough to find new jobs,
they usually end up working for one-third of their old
salaries. Diane Huth, a 67-year-old marketing expert,
has studied this issue from all sides interviewing
millennials, traumatized baby boomers and CEOs and what
she learned is not only fascinating but can help
countless struggling workers caught in the crosshairs.
Let Diane share 12 ways older workers can adapt to fit
into today’s younger workplace as well as how they can
reinvent themselves by using their talents in new ways
instead of trying to compete with younger workers for
the same jobs they had held decades ago. What she has
to say is nothing short of a new way of looking at
work. Diane’s latest book is “BRAND YOU! To Re-Invent
Your Career.” Contact her at (210) 601-7852;

13. ==> Your Car Seat Is Probably Installed Wrong

Car seats are known to save children’s lives but
research shows that up to 73 percent of them are
incorrectly installed, putting children at risk. Ten
years ago, Kristiane Cates was driving with her two
young children when she was distracted by a stray
eyelash. During the brief time she took her eyes off
the highway her minivan struck a slow-moving dump
truck. She and her daughter survived the crash but her
eight-year-old son suffered fatal internal injuries
caused by his tight-fitting seatbelt. Cates is
convinced he would have survived had he been in a
properly installed booster seat. She’ll discuss the 3
most common car seat installation errors as well as why
we need to forgive ourselves for being less-than-
perfect parents. The author of “The Golden Thread: A
Memoir on Daring to Thrive in Crisis,” Kristiane Cates
is a speaker and a crisis coach. She hosts the “30
Seconds” podcast on iTunes and Google Play. Contact her
at (310) 601-0670; info@kristianecates.com

14. ==> Turn Up the Music to Beat Winter Blues

It’s well-known fact that winter is high-tide for
depression. Between freezing temperatures, snowstorms
that keep us inside, and shorter days, many people find
this time of year especially difficult. Invite Keep
Music Alive’s Vincent James on your show to learn how
listeners suffering from the winter doldrums can
utilize music to help keep their emotions balanced.
Vincent is the co-founder of Kids Music Day, Teach
Music Week and co-author of the book series “88+ Ways
Music Can Change Your Life.” Contact him at (610)
812-5231; vincent@keepmusicalive.org

15. ==> Your Pet Owns You (and You Don’t Care!)

Why do we devote so much of our time and income to
grooming, feeding, coddling, photographing, praising,
providing laps for, and “entertaining” our pets? Jeff
Lazarus, the author of the humorous “Catakism” and
“Dogtology” books, will explore the fanatical obsession
we have with our furry, four-legged friends. Jeff, a
life-long dog and cat lover, believes we can learn a
lot from our pets, including how to learn to be a
better listener by taking cues from our canine
companions. Invite him for a fun, interesting show that
your listeners will relate to, whether they have a pet
or know someone who takes pet parenting to a whole new
level. A health science consultant with an MBA from
Pepperdine University, Lazarus taught public speaking
at the university level and conducted numerous
workshops on listening, presentation skills, and
customer engagement. His book “Listen Like a Dog”
combines his love of dogs with his ideas on listening.
Reach him at (949) 379-9624;

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