01/30/18 RTIR Newsletter: Failed Liberalism, Super Bowl Ads, Super Blue Blood Moon

January 30, 2018

FR: Lauren Healy, Gail Snyder and Chris Morabito,
Editors, Radio-TV Interview Report Newsletter

01. Report: Richest 1% Got 82% of Wealth Last Year
02. Why Liberalism Has Failed
03. Super Bowl Ads – Brought to You by Millennials
04. Juicy Details of the Beatles’ Trip to India
05. Are We Headed for Even Deadlier Flus?
06. Signs You May be a Victim of Financial Terrorism
07. Sex Expert’s Surprising Valentine’s Day Advice
08. Who Knew? Drawing Can Make You Sexier
09. Trump’s Health Report is Misleading (Yours Too!)
10. The IRS Can Take Your Passport!
11. The Gig Economy and the New Tax Law
12. The Sky is Falling! No Seriously This Time!
13. Help! My Grown Kid Won’t Leave the Nest
14. Care for Your Heart this Valentine’s Day
15. Look Up – Rare Super Blue Blood Moon
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1. ==> Report: Richest 1% Got 82% of Wealth Last Year

Oxfam just released a report on global inequality,
saying: “Eighty-two percent of the wealth generated
last year went to the richest one percent of the global
population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up
the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their
wealth.” Paul O’Brien, Oxfam America’s vice president
for policy and campaigns, says, “A perfect storm is
driving up the bargaining power of those at the top
while driving down the bargaining power of those at the
bottom. If such inequality remains unaddressed, it will
trap people in poverty and further fracture our
society.” He adds, “While President Trump was elected
on the promise to fix the rigged political and economic
system, the tax bill he championed and signed into law
just weeks ago will only further rig the rules in favor
of the rich and powerful and deepen the inequality
crisis. Corporations will get massive tax cuts and
wealthy heirs will get more untaxed inheritance.” Oxfam
is a global organization working to end poverty.
Contact Laura Rusu at laura.rusu@oxfam.org, @Oxfam

2. ==> Why Liberalism Has Failed

Seventy percent of Americans feel their country is
headed in the wrong direction. Half think America’s
best days are behind us. Most believe their children
will be less prosperous and have fewer opportunities.
Citizens have lost trust in government institutions and
elections are widely viewed as rigged. The social
fabric is fraying, with growing gaps between rich and
poor and between religious and secular people. If
liberalism has truly triumphed, why are average people
so unhappy with the world they inhabit? Invite leading
political thinker and Notre Dame professor Patrick
Deneen to share why he believes that liberalism
generates titanic inequality, creates cultural
homogeneity, fosters material and spiritual
degradation, and undermines freedom. He says, “The
tools of liberalism have increasingly made humans into
subjects, not the free people liberalism promised. We
must acknowledge the good it has done as well as the
harm, and be open to the creation of new political
possibilities in response to our current crisis.”
Deneen is the author of “Why Liberalism Failed.”
Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer at (703) 646-5137 or Megan
Bonomo at (703) 646-5188.

3. ==> Super Bowl Ads – Brought to You by Millennials

$5 million for 30 seconds. That’s how much advertisers
will be spending to reach you during this week’s Super
Bowl game. That’s a lot of dough, of course, but there
are few spectacles left that bring so many eyeballs
together in one place granting advertisers the chance
to grab them with their brands. Marketing expert
Claudia Newcorn has been studying Super Bowl ads
including some of those released early and can talk
about trends to look for. One of the biggest she has
spotted is the way millennials are influencing what we
see on our screens. Book Claudia now and after the game
to discuss which commercials are likely to be the most
memorable and why. In addition, she can share the
ramifications this has for companies as they plan their
own marketing strategies and messaging. Claudia is a
frequent radio talk show guest whose book, “Zipline to
Success: Fast-Track Marketing Strategies to Accelerate
Your Sales & Profits,” won a gold medal at the San
Francisco Book Festival. Reach her at (209) 204-0502;
Claudia@ZiplineToSuccess.com

4. ==> Juicy Details of the Beatles’ Trip to India

Fifty years ago, in February 1968, the Beatles and
their wives visited the ashram of the 20th-century’s
greatest guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This
anniversary’s importance was recently recognized by The
New York Times. Cue the sitar music as author and
researcher Susan Shumsky, who spent six months in
Rishikesh with Maharishi in 1970, reveals fascinating
details about ashram living conditions, songs the
Beatles wrote there (including “Sexy Sadie”), George’s
25th birthday, Ringo’s fight with insects, John
ignoring his wife, and why the Beatles made a pact
never to discuss the reason they left the ashram.
Shumsky will transport your listeners back to the 1960s
when Nehru jackets were big and the Beatles hoped to
find peace through Transcendental Meditation. Shumsky,
who lived in Maharishi’s facilities for 22 years and
served on his personal staff for six years, offers a
rare insider’s perspective on the guru who changed the
Beatles–and maybe all of us. She will share ways this
50th anniversary is being celebrated. The author of
“Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the
Beatles’ Guru,” she has been featured in the Los
Angeles Times, GQ, Fox News, and more. Contact her at
(917) 992-5175; divinerev@aol.com.

5. ==> Are We Headed for Even Deadlier Flus?

You’ve heard that this year’s flu is hitting people
hard and that the vaccine has not been effective. But
the real danger of a flu like we are experiencing goes
beyond the very real impact on everyone who’s catching
it, says Dr. Robin Burk. The greater danger is that a
small mutation might lead to a reprise of the deadly
Spanish Flu pandemic of 100 years ago that is believed
to have killed as many as 50 million people all over
the world, in some cases just a few hours after
symptoms developed. This year’s version of the virus is
particularly apt to morph, and also causes serious
symptoms in a lot of people. Even so, she says we can
interrupt the virus’s spread and lower the chances of
an even deadlier version of flu emerging next year. Dr.
Burk managed research at the Defense Threat Reduction
(counter WMD) Agency that addresses this issue. She’ll
talk about what research has to say about using even a
partially-effective vaccine and what other steps you
can take today. Dr. Burk is the author of “Check Your
Connections: How to Thrive in an Uncertain World” and
can be reached at (703) 346-4448;
robin.kowalchuk.burk@gmail.com

6. ==> Signs You May be a Victim of Financial Terrorism

ISIS may get the press but there is a new kind of
terrorism that is invisibly snaking its way through
American communities. Andy Curry calls it financial
terrorism and says its insidious presence is destroying
communities and small businesses, limiting shopping
options and keeping workers in poverty. Invite Curry on
air to reveal the three entities he calls financial
terrorists and how to tell if your community will be
their next victim. He can discuss why you’ll soon be
able to get divorced or fight a DUI at Walmart and
Amazon, the unacceptably high price of low prices and
offer three cutting-edge solutions that can stop
financial terrorism in its tracks. Curry can discuss
ways Texas and Iowan towns have been affected as well
as his own hometown in Colorado. He’s on a mission to
save American communities. Reach him at (719) 375-3950;
wallazoom@gmail.com

7. ==> Sex Expert’s Surprising Valentine’s Day Advice

What’s the secret to great sex? The answer might
surprise you. According to New York City sex therapist
Stephen Snyder M.D., it’s a special kind of
selfishness. Deep down inside, most of us want
desperately to be enjoyed by someone who knows how.
Most sex advice these days boils down to giving your
partner pleasure. But according to Dr. Snyder, it’s
much more important to make sure your partner enjoys
you. He points out, no hero in a romance novel ever
rips off the heroine’s bodice, then says, “Now tell me
how you like to be touched.” Great lovemaking, says Dr.
Snyder, is about much more than just pleasure. It’s
about sex making you feel special — so special that you
don’t care whether or not you get an orgasm! Dr.
Stephen Snyder has been featured on NBC’s Today show
and in Newsweek and many other publications. He
contributes to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today
and is the author of “Love Worth Making: How to Have
Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship.”
Contact him at (917) 270-0384;
stephen.snyder@verizon.net

8. ==> Who Knew? Drawing Can Make You Sexier

If you want to impress someone you don’t know very
well—or to get to know someone whom you’d like to
date—all it might take is a few minutes of your time, a
piece of paper and a pencil. According to Lynn
Matsuoka, considered the best living reportage artist,
the way to draw someone to you is to draw them on
paper! In an interview that works as well for radio as
television, Lynn will explain a simple technique anyone
can employ, even the most artistically impaired,
fearful and untalented, to do quick drawings that will
build connection and foster admiration. And while she
is at it, Lynn can tell stories of what it was like to
take her own drawing skills behind the scenes of such
varied venues as TV shows, concerts, sumo wrestling in
Japan and the Watergate hearings. For 40 years, Lynn
has gotten paid to be a fly on the wall, recording
behind the scenes activities in quick drawings and all
the while heightening her skills of observation. A one
of a kind interview, Lynn is a media favorite. Contact
her at (808) 479-5966; artist@aloha.net

9. ==> Trump’s Health Report is Misleading (Yours Too!)

Even though the White House doctor claims Donald
Trump’s health is “excellent” the newly released report
is raising a lot of eyebrows. At 6’3” and 239 pounds he
is only a tenth point shy of a BMI labeling him as
obese. Recent studies have shown a high correlation
between obesity and mental illnesses, such as
depression, anxiety, lack of mental clarity and
impulsivity. Sound familiar? Dr. Mylaine Riobe, MD,
FACOG will explain how important it is to screen obese
patients for underlying mental illness since often that
can be linked as a primary cause of their weight gain.
She will also explain why the regular blood tests and
EKG performed on Trump are NOT enough to show “good
health.” Dr. Riobe, becoming frustrated with the
results she was getting with traditional medicine,
spent 7 years studying TCM (Traditional Chinese
Medicine) and functional medicine in an effort to
create an Integrative Fusion Method. Her dynamic
approach is effective, safe, and prevents diseases by
addressing their root causes. She will talk about what
tests should have been done on Trump to assess his
health and what YOU can do to make sure your doctor
isn’t missing something in your health assessment.
Contact her at (772) 285-7788; mylainriobe@comcast.net

10. ==> The IRS Can Take Your Passport!

Starting in February, the IRS will be rolling out a
program to take passports for all taxpayers who owe
more than $51,000. But you need your passport to travel
and when you start a job to prove your identity. Are
you a potential candidate for IRS revocation? What do
you do? Let tax pro Abby Eisenkraft, author of “101
Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar” and “Combat Tax-Related
Identity Theft” educate your audience on what the IRS
is doing, how they work with the State Department, and
how you can get help. Frequently quoted by the press,
she is one of the leading experts on IRS problems and
how to avoid them. Contact her at (347) 598-0111;
abby@RealLifeTaxAdvice.com

11. ==> The Gig Economy and the New Tax Law

According to a study by LinkedIn, 43 percent of the U.S
workforce will do some form of freelancing by 2020.
This includes Uber drivers, multi-level marketing
distributors, and online sellers as well as various
service providers. Even though the new tax law has many
provisions favorable to small businesses, many in the
gig economy could lose their deductions. Certified
public accountant Lisa London says the IRS may consider
a business a “hobby” and therefore, the related
deductions would be disallowed. She’ll explain steps
you must take to be considered a for-profit business
including accurate record-keeping and business and
marketing plans. London has been a CPA for three
decades and specializes in assisting small businesses,
nonprofits and churches. She has been quoted in U.S.
News and World Report and featured on national and
local media. She’s the author of “The Accountant Beside
You” series of resources and “BANISH Your Bookkeeping
Nightmares-The Go-To Guide for the Self-Employed to
Save Money, Reduce Frustration, and Satisfy the IRS.”
Contact her at (919) 770-3746;
lisalondon@lisalondoncpa.com

12. ==> The Sky is Falling! No Seriously This Time!

When people said, “The sky is falling” years ago, they
weren’t completely lying. Tim Maloney says if changes
aren’t made, we may lose the most valuable parts of our
planet sooner than later. Invite him to discuss
renewable energy and point out many of the underlying
flaws. “With the rapid increase of technology
advancement, it’s important to also take notice to the
damages it brings to the earth,” Maloney says. “Mother
Nature doesn’t give a damn about anyone’s favorite
technology. She doesn’t care if some people think that
nuclear power is awesome, or if others think it’s the
work of the devil. All she cares about is objective
reality, quantified by math and explored by science.”
Maloney’s mission is to share knowledge on fossil fuel
energy, what needs to be done to save the earth, and
the consequences Mother Nature will face if changes are
not made. Tim Maloney and Mike Conley have written the
eBook “Roadmap to Nowhere.” Contact Maloney at (734)
735-7856; t.maloney@bex.net

13. ==> Help! My Grown Kid Won’t Leave the Nest

By some accounts, 40% of young Americans now live at
home with their parents. Long gone are the days of
moving out on your own after college, which means the
average family nest is staying fuller, longer, which
isn’t necessarily a good thing! Invite psychologist
Kevin Fall to discuss how parents and their grown kids
can survive without screaming, what to do when your
young adult isn’t motivated to move out, and how his
own son went from high school drop-out, felon, and
suicidal teen to a college graduate, loving dad, and
thriving professional with a clean record. Dr. Kevin
Fall is an award-winning speaker, author, psychologist,
and leading expert on human connection. He and his son,
Austin, now work to help parents reconnect with and
inspire their troubled teens. Their book “How to Get
Your Son Back: 7 Steps to Reconnect and Repair Your
Relationship” shares lessons they learned in repairing
their own relationship that could help other parents do
the same. Contact Austin Fall (913) 208-7075;
Austin@LifeDoctor.com

14. ==> Care for Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

February marks both American Heart Month and
Valentine’s Day. Gillian Padgett says it’s the perfect
time to talk about heart health and how stress affects
your health. Padgett, who has spent more than 25 years
specializing in stress relief and mastery, says,
“People need to recognize what happens to their bodies
when they experience stress: their blood thickens,
cholesterol is created and cortisol and adrenalin are
activated. Unfortunately, many people react to stress
by further injuring themselves by smoking, drinking and
overdoing it with comfort foods.” She’ll explain the
four areas we can tap to relieve stress, build
resilience and create a healthier heart. The body,
mind, emotions and spirit must all come into play, she
says. A UK-trained psychotherapist and hypnotherapist,
Padgett has worked with victims of crime and families
of murder victims. She’s the author of “Let Stress Heal
Your Life: Uncover Your Amazing Capacity to Thrive.”
Contact her at (1) 647-270-7602: email:
gillian@stresswisdomsolutions.com

15. ==> Look Up – Rare Super Blue Blood Moon

On the night of January 31st will come the super blue
blood moon, or the purple eclipse. That’s a blue moon,
a blood moon or lunar eclipse, and a supermoon. None of
the events are rare in themselves. But the collision of
lunar phenomena is – nothing like it has been seen
since 1982. Weam Namou can discuss the ancient practice
of keeping track of the months of the year by the lunar
calendar, along with the meaning of the various phases
of the moon. “Full Moons are a time to let go of what
no longer serves us. Lunar eclipses can illuminate what
psychologist Carl Jung called our ‘shadow selves’ – the
deepest, most primitive parts of our personalities. It
can be tough to confront these impulses, but if you
accept that you’re only human, you may come to
understand yourself better.” Weam is a journalist,
filmmaker and a graduate of bestselling author and
mystic Lynn V. Andrews’ four-year shamanic school.
She’s the author of “Healing Wisdom for a Wounded
World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic
School.” Contact her at (586) 212-4490;
weamn@hotmail.com

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