01/28/16 RTIR E-zine: Oscar Prep, Valentine’s Day, Escaping Winter

January 28, 2016

01. Could Hillary Lose the Black Vote?
02. Iraqi-American: Trump Got One Thing Right
03. Why Donald Trump is Leading Polls
04. Super Bowl Betting – Fun or Addiction?
05. Super Bowl Lessons for the Office
06. Prevent a Super Bowl Sick Day
07. Oscar-Prep: Red Carpet Beauty Secrets
08. Sexologist: Be Her Hero this Valentine’s Day
09. 5 Things NOT to Do On Valentine’s Day
10. Cheap Love: Valentine’s Day w/out Breaking the Bank
11. No Judging this Valentine’s Day
12. Cheeky TV Humorist Jan Marshall
13. Concussion – It’s Not Just Football Players
14. Will 2016 Be the Year of the Franchise?
15. Hate Snow?  Go Somewhere Warm, Cheap

1. ==> Could Hillary Lose the Black Vote?

The Democratic nominating contest is turning out to be
one hell of a fight between self-described Democratic
Socialist Bernie Sanders and the vaunted Hillary
Clinton. Sanders is leading in New Hampshire and
surging in Iowa—however, South Carolina and the SEC
Primaries are being taunted as the “Firewall” for the
Clinton campaign due to her prohibitive lead with black
voters. Michael McCray says Hillary shouldn’t take the
black vote for granted…again.  “If Hillary for America
does not invest the time, staffing, and financial
resources to actually get out the black vote, many
African-Americans will eventually turn to Bernie
Sanders or simply stay home.” McCray says, “Even though
data guru Nate Silver gives Hillary Clinton more than a
70% chance to win in Iowa, he’s wrong!” He’ll explain
why that is, and how Sanders may surprise many
political observers. Michael McCray, Esq. CPA
(inactive) is a veteran of many Democrat / Clinton
campaigns and the author of “Race, Power & Politics” a
primer on ACORN and grassroots community organizing,
which chronicles the historic 2008 Democratic Primary
Contest from an African-American perspective. Contact
him at (870) 543-0024; mccray.michael@gmail.com

2. ==> Iraqi-American: Trump Got One Thing Right

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said the Middle
East would be better off today if Iraq’s dictator, the
late Saddam Hussein, and Libya’s dictator, Muammar
Gaddafi, were still in power. Iraqi-born writer and
journalist Weam Namou, agrees with Trump’s assessment
but says he did not fully explain the reasons why the
region would have been better off. Namou was born in
Bagdad and has lived in the U.S. since she was 10. She
says, “We did not have a single suicide bomber until
2003. Saddam knew where the extremists were coming from
and Gaddafi knew where they were coming from. We
(Americans) should be able to detect when people come
from certain regions where terrorists are being
created. We deny this because they are coming from our
allies. We wasted over 20 years on wars with the wrong
country.”  A member of Iraq’s Christian minority, Namou
points out it is U.S. allies Qatar, Turkey and Saudi
Arabia that are financing, outfitting and sheltering
ISIS and will continue to do so until the U.S.
confronts them about it. Weam Namou is the author of
several books including “Witnessing a Genocide.”
Contact her at (586) 212-4490; weamn@hotmail.com

3. ==> Why Donald Trump is Leading Polls

Donald Trump is loud, offensive and he’s leading all
other Republican presidential contenders in the latest
polls. Why? Linda Zander says, “Americans are sick and
tired of politicians who posture at being politically
correct just to get votes and once in office their
behavior is counter to their pre-election talk. They
don’t walk their talk. Americans want the truth and
have given up on ever getting it from politicians.” She
adds, “Donald Trump provides a refreshing change: A
politician who isn’t afraid to speak his Truth and what
you see is what you get. Like him or not, he walks his
talk.” Zander, aka The Ambassador of Truth, is a self-
made multimillionaire, success coach and founder of the
Carry the Torch for Truth Campaign. Her upcoming book
is “Super Sized Success: 9-Steps to Maximum Riches in
Minimum Time.” Contact her at (310) 317-0501;
lindaDzander@gmail.com

4. ==> Super Bowl Betting – Fun or Addiction?

More people bet on the Super Bowl than any event in
American sports. According to SBNation.com, the total
amount of money on the line worldwide is counted not in
millions, but billions. In Las Vegas, 2014’s game
produced a record $119 million. And with the new recent
proliferation of online betting sites like DraftKings
and FanDuel, there are even more opportunities to put
your money on the line. While most people join a
football pool at the office or play fantasy football
with friends as a fun distraction, there are many for
whom the gambling becomes an addiction. Life coach and
addiction specialist Thomas Gagliano will explain the
signs that your Super Bowl gambling may be teetering on
addiction. Gagliano returned to school to receive an
MSW at age 51. He’s a life coach and the author of
several books including his latest, “Don’t Put Your
Crap in Your Kid’s Diaper.” Contact him at (732)
266-4952 (NJ); tom@thomasgagliano.com

5. ==> Super Bowl Lessons for the Office

What gets a team to the Super Bowl? Some might say it’s
talent, hard work and good coaching. Stuart Blyth says
it’s the same thing in the corporate world.
“Unquestionably, the best people managers are the
coaches of professional sports teams. They know
everything there is to know about each individual team
member, and the stakes are high. Mistakes could cost
hundreds of millions of dollars.” Blyth, an athlete and
sports fanatic, says the most successful coaches—and
managers—know how to get the very best from each team
member.  He’ll explain why the management skills
prevalent in pro sports are the missing link in the
corporate structure, and how watching football can make
you more successful at work!  Blyth is a British
management training consultant and the author of
“Football Field to Boardroom: The Playbook for Creating
World-Class Business Teams.” Contact him at +44 7788
91494; Stuart@fp-tb.com

6. ==> Prevent a Super Bowl Sick Day

It has been estimated that one million Americans call
in sick the day after the Super Bowl with the so-called
‘Super Bowl Flu.’ Dr. Winifred Bragg says sure, some
fans may over-indulge during the game, but others will
wake up with back pain after the game, even though they
weren’t playing. Dr. Bragg says the game and the long
half-time show mean couch potatoes are sitting (and
probably eating and drinking) for hours on end, which
can lead to back pain the next day. Invite the medical
director of the Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center to
share easy tips to avoid the day-after pain like
standing during the commercials, watching the game on a
stability ball instead of the couch, and keeping snacks
in another room so you need to get up and move to
refill your plate! Winifred Bragg, M.D., is board
certified both in physical medicine and rehabilitation
and pain medicine. She has appeared on numerous TV
programs on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX and has been quoted
in many publications including Redbook, Women’s World
and Self Magazine. Contact her at (757) 961-7498;
WBragg@knockoutpain.com

7. ==> Oscar-Prep: Red Carpet Beauty Secrets

When stars walk the red carpet at the Oscars, they’ll
be talking about who designed their gorgeous gowns,
killer shoes and fabulous jewelry. But you won’t hear
them talking about what they’ve been doing to get their
faces ready for the big show. Dr. Susan O’Malley says,
“They would have you believe they were born that way,
but the truth is they have all been in and out of the
cosmetic doctor’s office preparing for months for this
one day!” Dr. O’Malley is medical director and owner of
Sonas Med Spa in Madison, CT. which specializes in non-
surgical anti-aging treatments. Dr. O’Malley will share
the secrets to the stars’ gorgeous complexions as well
as the tips and tricks they use to get their ‘movie
star’ looks. Even better, she says anyone can look just
as flawless, without surgery. Contact her at (203)
520-3227;
drsusan@susanomalleymd.com

8. ==> Sexologist: Be Her Hero this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a minefield of possible relationship
blunders. Give the guys in your audience a hand and
invite clinical sexologist and relationship coach Dr.,
Claudia Six on your show. She’ll help your male
listeners not only navigate this tricky holiday, but
come out as a hero as she explains what to do if you
can’t read your partner’s mind and how to guarantee
you’ll make her happy. Listeners can also call in with
questions and share stories. Dr. Claudia Six has an
M.A. in counseling psychology and a PhD in clinical
sexology.  Her upcoming book is “Erotic Integrity: How
to be True to Yourself Sexually.” Contact her at (415)
453-6218; claudia@drsix.net

9. ==> 5 Things NOT to Do On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most emotional days of
the year. Yes, it’s a day about love, but it can also
bring up all the ‘poor me,’ negative emotions as well.
Leslie Strong says, “On this one day, every year,
millions lose their power and all their senses in the
hopes that someone will make all their dreams of love
and knights on white horses come true. As someone who
got proposed to on a white horse, even that is not all
what it’s cracked up to be!” Leslie will run down the
top 5 things no one should do on Valentine’s Day,
including drinking and texting! From managing
expectations to being narcissistic, Leslie says no one
should be a Valentine’s Day victim. Leslie’s career has
including corporate work in diversity, attraction and
retention of women, and gender communications.  She is
now a leadership coach and the author of “The YOU
Factor: A Handbook for Powerful Living.” Contact her at
(416) 458-4292; (917) 746-0103 or
leslie@strongcoaching.com

10. ==> Cheap Love: Valentine’s Day w/out Breaking the
Bank

It’s tough to approach Valentine’s Day with a full
heart when you have an empty bank account. How do you
show the one you love they mean everything when you
have nothing to spend? Lorie Nicholas says a nice gift
doesn’t have to break the bank. She’s got an
interesting perspective on the subject as a clinical
psychologist AND certified financial education
instructor. Invite her on your show for some great,
low-cost high-value ways to show your love and make the
holiday fun and memorable. Lorie Nicholas, Ph.D.,
provides financial education and coaching to help
families reduce their financial stress, get out of
debt, increase savings and rebuild their dreams.
Contact her at (877) 494-477;
info@dreambuilders.com

11. ==> No Judging this Valentine’s Day

Everyone wants to be loved for who they are but most of
us need help when it comes to loving and being loved
unconditionally. Relationship expert Kindi Gill
explains how the judgments we make (my wife spends too
much money, my husband never helps with the chores),
even those we don’t express out loud, hurt our ability
to love unconditionally, and what we can do to silence
our inner critics. She’ll share a quick No-Yes
technique to transform the harmful judgments we make,
and reinforce the one’s that serve our relationships,
take the pressure off the desire to experience a
perfect Valentine’s Day, outline the silver lining in
relationship struggles and offer tips for making every
day feel like Valentine’s Day. Gill is a family
transformation coach, professional speaker and author
of the upcoming book “How to Have a Loving, Peaceful
and Happy Family Life: The Five Secrets to Feeling
Whole.” Reach her at (778) 558-5110;
kindi@kindigill.com

12. ==> Cheeky TV Humorist Jan Marshall

Want to help listeners forget about holiday bills? The
weather outside that’s frightful? Bungled New Year’s
resolutions? TV humorist Jan Marshall will share her
wacky advice about: Our sometimes rocky love affair
with technology. Should you be in couple’s therapy with
your OWN Smartphone? Handling unwanted birthdays.
What’s the alternative, people? As well as dating
hazards unknown in the dark ages (“pre-Internet”). Your
listeners will laugh out loud as she explains why
everyone needs to keep humor in their life, even when
facing cosmic jokes like wrinkles, cancer or that
uncooperative bathroom scale. Ask Jan about being part
of the Dead Comics Society (other members are her
friends Phyllis Diller, Steve Allen and Jonathan
Winters) although Jan’s still kickin’. Jan Marshall is
founder of the International Humor and Healing
Institute. She’s appeared on numerous radio and TV
shows, is an international columnist, a certified
clinical hypnotherapist, and a cancer and brain tumor
survivor. Her newest satirical survival book is
“Dancin’ Schmancin’ with the Scars: Finding the Humor
No Matter What! “ Proceeds benefit the American Cancer
Society, American Brain Tumor Association and Wounded
Warriors. Contact her at (949) 701-5310 (CA);
janmarsh@aol.com

13. ==> Concussion – It’s Not Just Football Players

Concussion, the Will Smith drama based on the true
story of head trauma in football, sheds even more light
on the issue of traumatic brain injury and the NFL.
Invite Carol Shifflett to talk about this issue and
explain why the subject is bigger than just pro
football. She says it’s not only athletes who suffer
from the disease, but children, military members and
even some abuse victims can suffer from concussions and
brain injuries. Invite her to share the subtle and
sometimes surprising symptoms of traumatic brain injury
(TBI), how it affects sufferers and proven ways to
treat it and help the brain heal. Carol Shifflett and
Dr. Mary Lee Esty are the authors of “Conquering
Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms with Neurofeedback and
Without Drugs.” Contact Shifflett at (412) 741-7286
(PA); NewFiddler@hotmail.com

14. ==> Will 2016 Be the Year of the Franchise?

Did you know that franchises will add another 278,000
jobs to the economy this year? Or that over the past
five years they have added 20 percent more jobs to the
economy than businesses in general? Get the facts about
this increasingly popular way to go into business from
Tom Scarda, author of “Franchise Savvy: 6 Strategies
Pros Use to Pick Top Performing Franchises.” He’ll talk
about the prospects for record growth in the franchise
sector this year, which franchise areas are growing the
most and leaven the discussion with a look at
regulations that could make operating a franchise more
difficult. Fourteen years ago, Scarda quit his job
working for the New York Subway system and Long Island
Railroad to buy a smoothie franchise, which he sold
five years later at a considerable profit. Contact him
at (516) 322–1435; Tom@TomScarda.com

15. ==> Hate Snow?  Go Somewhere Warm, Cheap

There’s nothing like a blizzard to make you dream of
taking a trip to somewhere warm or exotic. But Russell
Hannon says it doesn’t have to be a dream, even if you
don’t have a lot of money. Invite him to share ways to
have your dream vacation without skimping…or paying a
ton of money. Hannon will reveal the seven things that
account for your travel costs, as he shows you how to
travel for less whether you’re planning a couple’s
getaway or family spring vacation. Thinking of Paris?
Venice? How about a safari? Hannon will show you how to
overcome any financial barriers keeping you from
traveling as much as you want. He’ll also offer one
listener a free 1-year membership with HomeExchange.com
for correctly answering a trivia question. ($150 value)
Russell Hannon founded Break the Travel Barrier and
teaches ultra-economical travel. Contact him at
russellhannon@yahoo.com

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