01/19/17 RTIR E-zine: Inauguration Info, Women Marching, Saved by the Bell

January 19, 2017 RTIR E-zine
01. What Kids think of Trump’s Inauguration
02. The Day After – Women March Across America
03. What’s Up with the Pink Hats?
04. Trump’s Education Pick – Civil Rights Vs. Profit?
05. National Geographic ‘Lawless Oceans’ Investigator
06. Saved by the Bell’ Producer Peter Engel
07. The Greatest Escape of the Cold War
08. Who’s Sick? Everybody!
09. Surprising Risk Celebrity Apprentice’s Athletes Face
10. Is there Really Free College?
11. Reduce Climate Change Despite Washington Policy
12. How Billionaires Stole Our Democracy
13. What Now? Dealing with Uncertainty
14. Trump’s Narcissism – He Hates Himself Too
15. Already Missing Obama? Meet ‘Still My President’

1. ==> What Kids think of Trump’s Inauguration

Do middle school students think Donald Trump is cool?
What personal habits do they admire? How do they view
his lack of experience in politics and his business
interests? How about his desire to build the wall?
You’ve heard what adults are saying but what about the
kids? With the inauguration just days away, interview
middle school teacher Red (Chad) Rohl who asked his at-
risk students to spend time researching the new
president. Red then used what his students came up with
to produce a visual blog post on our next president.
Red loves to doodle and he encourages his students to
draw on their homework and notes, too. He’s the author
of “Heavy Sketches,” a collection of 30 years’ worth of
his own drawings and a proponent of a style of learning
called sketch noting as a means to counteract kids’
short attention spans. Red appeared on WLOS-TV to
discuss his new book. Reach him at (828) 284-1973 or

2. ==> The Day After – Women March Across America

The Women’s March on Washington has inspired nearly 300
other ‘Sister Marches’ to take place this Saturday,
January 21st. All 50 states and Puerto Rico are
confirmed to have at least one grassroots-led march on
that day, as well as 55 global cities on six
continents, from Tokyo to Sydney, Nairobi to Paris to
Bogotá. “This is an unprecedented, organic and viral
grassroots global movement that is growing every day.
More than 500,000 people have already committed to
march all over the country and the world in just a
matter of weeks,” says Boston-based national sister
march spokeswoman Yordanos Eyoel, who became a U.S.
citizen last fall. Each march will have its own
program, from music and speeches to a rally at a
suffragist’s grave in upstate New York, to a verbal
“human mosaic” of people in Napa Valley sharing their
vision for the future. Discuss the marches, including
what’s happening in your listening area, and who is
taking part. Contact Tina Cassidy at (717) 478-3703;

3. ==> What’s Up with the Pink Hats?

Look around the crowd in Washington on Saturday and you
might notice something. The signature fashion statement
of women marching won’t be a pantsuit, but you may see
a sea of handmade knit pink hats. Or that’s the hope of
a group of women who’ve organized #thepussyhatproject.
The hats are a reference to Donald Trump’s infamously
crass comments about a female reporter that were caught
on a hot mike. Organizers say it’s a way to ‘grab it’
back. Volunteers and organizers have been feverishly
knitting in the hopes of getting the hats onto the
heads of a million women at the D.C. march this
Saturday. While offensive to some, others think the
hats are smart, funny and make a point without saying a
word. “They’re pink and they’re cute and they’re on
people’s heads and they’re hand-knit. They take that
traditional domestic women’s role and turn it around on
their heads,” said Lauren Duncan, a Smith College
psychology professor who teaches a course on the
psychology of political activism. “I think it’s
brilliant.” Contact her at (413) 585-3763;

4. ==> Trump’s Education Pick – Civil Rights Vs. Profit?

For more than three hours on Tuesday, President-elect
Donald Trump’s pick to run the Education Department,
Betsy DeVos, handled tough questions on school choice,
charters and the future of the nation’s schools from
the Senate committee that handles education. The
billionaire has used her money to support the expansion
of public charter schools and private school vouchers
and many public school advocates say she’s an extremist
who opposes public education. Last week a group of 175
college deans released a statement stressing the
importance of “…upholding the role of public schools
as a central institution in the strengthening of our
democracy and protecting the human and civil rights of
all children and youth, especially those from
historically marginalized communities…” Among the
signers were Kathy Schultz, dean of the School of
Education at the University of Colorado and Kevin
Kumashiro, dean of the University of San Francisco
School of Education. Contact Schultz at
katherine.schultz@colorado.edu or Kumashiro at
kkumashiro@usfca.edu, @kevinkumashiro

5. ==> National Geographic ‘Lawless Oceans’ Investigator

In 2014, cell-phone footage was posted on YouTube from
a mysterious address in Fiji, showing an unthinkable
crime – four gruesome murders at sea. In National
Geographic’s new show “Lawless Oceans,”
internationally-renowned special investigator Karsten
von Hoesslin goes on a worldwide trail to piece
together the truth behind the mysterious murders.
Invite him to talk about the new show and how the
world’s waters have become a Wild West, where criminals
can operate with impunity largely beyond the reach of
law enforcement. Hoesslin has investigated a range of
crimes on the high seas, including piracy, illegal
fishing, drug smuggling, arms trafficking and
terrorism. His casework involves infiltrating criminal
networks engaged in maritime crimes in South America,
East and West Africa and Southeast Asia. Contact
Johanna Ramos-Boyer at (703) 646-5137;

6. ==> ‘Saved by the Bell’ Producer Peter Engel

Peter Engel is one of the most prolific producers in
television. He created the teen sitcom Saved by The
Bell along with several other teen series and produced
the iconic Last Comic Standing. With more than 50 years
in the television industry, Engel can share stories of
his most memorable encounters, a behind-the-scenes
glimpse of Saved by the Bell, and his own story of
overcoming significant personal and professional
challenges. Now 80, Engel is still filled with energy,
candor, wisdom and positivity. His decades of
experience in the television industry will inspire
listeners chasing their own dreams, and the grace with
which he has overcome personal challenges will resonate
with everyone. “I Was Saved by the Bell” is Engel’s
newly-released memoir. Contact Jennifer Tucker at (856)
489-8654, ext. 303; jennifer@smithpublicity.com

7. ==> The Greatest Escape of the Cold War

When 84-year-old Hungarian born American Frank Iszak
was 25, he and a group of others committed the first
hijacking of an airplane, flying it to West Germany and
freedom. On July 13, 1956, he gained international
attention for his bold escape from communist-controlled
Hungary. With six co-conspirators, Iszak seized an
airliner and set a course for the West. Invite him to
share his incredible story (including a life-or-death
brawl aboard an out-of-control airplane.) While a
Hungarian court condemned the hijackers to death, in
absentia, the entire team settled in the United States.
Iszak worked as a chemist New York and San Francisco.
He now runs a yoga studio in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca and is
negotiating film rights to his book, “Freedom Fighter.”
Contact him at (619) 920-6456;

8. ==> Who’s Sick? Everybody!

Cases of flu are on the rise, according to a recent
statement from the United States Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and experts are warning that
this year’s flu season will be worse than last. This
year’s outbreak is predominantly type A flu. Learn
healthy strategies that can prevent most colds and flu,
and minimize symptoms. 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

9. ==> Surprising Risk Celebrity Apprentice’s Athletes

Celebrity Apprentice under Arnold Schwarzenegger has a
whole new set of celebrities trying to dodge Arnold’s
“You’re terminated, hasta la vista” catchphrase. But it
has something else too: four celebrity athletes (one
already terminated) who face a lifetime health risk
that is far scarier than getting kicked off a reality
TV show. Former NFL player Ricky Williams and Eric
Dickerson, former WNBA star Lisa Leslie and former
boxer Laila Ali all run the risk of memory loss as they
age due to exposure to concussions, says Michael
Morgan, who has a worked with Ricky Williams. Morgan
can talk about sports medicine and concussions and ways
something called craniosacral therapy—his area of
expertise—can help people at risk for dementia and
memory problems. He’ll explain what the therapy is and
how it works, why NFL players are using it as well as
children with autism. Morgan is the author of “The
BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription: How CranioSacral
Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia While
Improving the Quality of Your Life.” Reach him at (312)
543-4719; michaelm@bodyenergy.net

10. ==> Is there Really Free College?

There has recently been a lot of buzz about NY Governor
Andrew Cuomo’s free college proposal, but who will
actually benefit? Adrian Ridner, CEO and Co-founder of
Study.com says the idea of providing free college is a
noble one, but to realistically make it happen, we need
to make college less expensive and make the experience
more flexible for students, particularly those who are
juggling school, work and family. Invite Ridner to
discuss how alternative credit can be used to cut the
cost of a degree in half, and in some cases get the
total cost of a Bachelor’s degree under $10k. He can
also talk about a unique free college model being used
in Mountain View, CA that leverages a combination of
discounted course and tuition fees, low-cost
transferrable credit, local workforce development funds
and corporate sponsorships, to make college free for
any resident. Fed up with the high cost of education,
Adrian started Study.com in 2002 with the mission of
making education accessible. Today the company helps
over 25 million students a month, from middle school
through college, with short video-based online courses.
Contact Jennifer McHam at (650) 288-2381;

11. ==> Reduce Climate Change Despite Washington Policy

2016 was the second-hottest year in U.S. history yet
Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees for the EPA and energy
secretary say climate change isn’t real. No wonder
people who care about the environment may be worried
about the future. Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., a 30-year career
environmental consultant, wants Americans to take heart
and understand that the choices they make and how and
where they spend their money can have a tremendous
impact on the world around them. Invite Moyer on your
show to discuss how to reduce the impact your family
makes on climate change with the foods you buy and the
way you heat and cool your home. You’ll also learn what
you can do to keep forests and wildlife healthier,
starting in your backyard and mailbox. Dr. Ellen Moyer
is a registered professional engineer with 30 years of
environmental consulting experience. She’s a regular
contributor to The Huffington Post and has presented
more than 100 seminars in North America and Europe. Her
new book is “Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to
Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World.” Contact her
at (413) 862-3452; ellenmoyer@em-green.com

12. ==> How Billionaires Stole Our Democracy

Invite author and political activist Jill Cody to
discuss ‘The Velvet Coup’ that has taken place in
American politics. Cody says, “The individuals who
executed the coup view America’s resources and people
as nothing more than new avenues of profit. Proposed
Cabinet members are all millionaires and billionaires
solidifying the coup. Their goal will be to destroy
government and privatize public programs and resources
by using code words such as ‘reform, efficiency, and
modernization.’ If America is run like a business, then
it is no longer a country.” Cody will identify key
individuals and actions, what Millennials confront, and
organizations fighting on democracy’s frontlines. Jill
Cody, M.P.A., has worked the last 31-years in public
service including politics, the environment, higher
education and organizational development. She’s the
author of “America Abandoned: The Secret Velvet Coup
That Cost Us Our Democracy.” Contact her at (831)
205-1303, americaabandoned@gmail.com

13. ==> What Now? Dealing with Uncertainty

The one thing everyone can agree on right now is that
the future is TBD…To Be Determined. The question on
everyone’s minds is “now what?” How can we best
navigate through these uncertain times? Brenda
Reynolds can share 5 tips for helping you take control
of a situation that feels out of your control. Whether
it’s the transition our nation faces, your own personal
transition or a change in your business world, she’ll
explain what you can do to find greater clarity and
confidence. Brenda Reynolds is a transitions expert,
consultant, speaker, and founder of BKR Consulting.
She’s worked with clients nationwide and in 2008
applied her expertise to her own challenges when the
economy took a nosedive and so did her life, leaving
her a divorced mom of two. She is author of the
upcoming book, “TBD—To Be Determined, how to Find
Clarity and Confidence in Uncertain Times.” Contact her
at (610) 639-5722; brenda@bkrconsult.com

14. ==> Trump’s Narcissism – He Hates Himself Too

Most psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental
health professionals agree that Donald Trump is a
narcissist, but Rick Patterson says most people don’t
realize that narcissism is actually rooted in self-
contempt and shame. He says, “When we come to
understand that the degree of narcissism one exudes is
frequently inversely proportional to the shame and
self-loathing we carry, we begin to see the extent to
which Donald Trump is possessed by a deep and sincere
concern about his own self-worth. This is further
demonstrated by the need he has to defend himself while
frequently tearing down others in the process.”
Patterson adds, “This is also why Trump is unable to
express remorse or regret or acknowledge any past
‘failures’ as his frail inner world might collapse
around such an admission.” But Patterson says these
attributes are easy to manipulate in someone to your
advantage. He believes Russian President Vladimir Putin
likely knows this as well, as he publicly lauds Trump
because he understands that direct confrontation with
such a person will get you nowhere, but manipulation
through admiration will work. Reverend Dr. Richard R.
Patterson is the author of the upcoming book “Shame:
The Root of All Evil.” Contact him at (269) 217-7987;

15. ==> Already Missing Obama? Meet ‘Still My

Not ready to say goodbye to the Obamas? You might be
interested in Still My President, a Boston-based online
retailer that sells political T-shirts. The company
just launched the We Go High campaign named after
Michelle Obama’s memorable plea at the opening night of
the Democratic convention. Co-founder Kurt Faustin says
the movement is for anyone dissatisfied with the notion
of bigotry, sexism, racism and inequality in the U.S.
“What makes this country great is the diversity in
thought, color, religion and background, that all share
the same values of respect for one another and the
desire to come together and live in peace,” says
Faustin. The campaign is calling for Americans to take
a selfie and hashtag #WeGoHigh on the day of the
inauguration. A portion of the proceeds from the
campaign will be donated to Amnesty International.
Contact Kurt Faustin at (617) 365-9699;

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