02/21/17 RTIR E-zine: Wicked Tuna, NAFTA, American Heart Month

February 21, 2017

01. Trump/Netanyahu Meeting – One State Solution?
02. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
03. Wiki-leaks, Illegal Leaks and Donald Trump
04. Trump’s Age & Hair-Loss Drug = Dementia?
05. Capt. Dave Marciano of Nat Geo’s ‘Wicked Tuna’
06. Amazon Kid Hit ‘Annedroid’ Creator
07. Black History Month: Will the World Ever Be Color Blind?
08. What’s Next for NAFTA?
09. Insurance Won’t Pay for Non-Drug Pain Treatment
10. Feb is American Heart Month
11. Say No to Chronic Boomer Unemployment
12. Tax Talk: What’s Considered Income?
13. Prepare Kids for Test-Taking
14. Lying Matters – It’s What We Teach Kids
15. Why Winter Is the Best Time to Find Your Purpose

1. ==> Trump/Netanyahu Meeting – One State Solution?

Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu met and held a joint press conference at the
White House last week. When asked if the US was still
wedded to a two-state solution in Israel Trump broke
with longstanding orthodoxy. “I am looking at two
states or one state, and I like the one that both
parties like,’ the president said. And on settlements,
Trump reaffirmed to Netanyahu, “I’d like to see you
hold back on settlements for a little bit.” Ali
Abunimah, cofounder of the Electronic Intifada website
says, “Conventional opinion views any Trump abandonment
of the two-state solution as capitulation to Israel’s
far right wing that is pressuring Netanyahu from within
his coalition to annex the West Bank outright. Trump
has at least acknowledged that Palestinians must agree
to the terms of any agreement. And Palestinians will
not submit voluntarily to Netanyahu’s conditions.” Ali
Abunimah’s books include “One Country: A Bold Proposal
to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.” Contact him at
aliabunimah@mac.com, @AliAbunimah

2. ==> Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Millions of Americans are feeling disempowered. They
don’t feel as if their voice is heard, especially now
that the election is over. What can they do and will it
make a difference? Neale Godfrey says as a consumer,
you have immense power with your spending. “Consumers
seem to “voting” a lot since the election. Neiman
Marcus, Macy’s, Shoes.com, Belk, ShopStyle, Bellacor,
Jet.com, and Gilt, have all dropped some or all of
Ivanka Trump’s line as well as other Trump-branded
products. And the New York Times reported employees at
T.J Maxx and Marshalls have been told that ‘all Ivanka
Trump signage should be discarded.’ The retail ballot
boxes seem to be open for business.” Godfrey says
boycott campaigns are springing up as well. “Economic
pressure is real! Get out and vote… with your wallet!”
Neale Godfrey is an expert on family and children’s
finances who has been in the financial field for more
than 30 years. Neale became one of the first female
executives at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Later, she
became the President of The First Women’s Bank and
founder of The First Children’s Bank. In 1989, Neale
formed her own company, Children’s Financial Network,
Inc., whose mission is to educate children and their
parents about money. Contact her at (212) 854-6100;

3. ==> Wiki-leaks, Illegal Leaks and Donald Trump

Following Michael Flynn’s resignation as National
Secretary Advisor, Democrats are demanding an
independent investigation of Russian influence over the
November General Election. However, Donald Trump and
the GOP only want to investigate the “illegal leaks” to
news outlets. 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. Contact him at (870) 543-0024;

4. ==> Trump’s Age & Hair-Loss Drug = Dementia?

At age 70, Donald Trump is the oldest man to be elected
a US president. His longtime personal doc recently
revealed to the New York Times that Trump takes
Finasteride to treat male pattern baldness. Side
effects include mental confusion and impotence. Is
Trump on the fast track to dementia or Alzheimer’s?
Invite senior health adviser Janet Rich Pittman to
discuss the president’s age and mental capacity as well
as other risk factors for dementia. Should Trump be
urged to undergo a series of psychometric tests to
prove his mental capacity? A former political operative
and activist, Janet is now known as The Brain Nerd,
specifically a Dementia Prevention Specialist, based on
her years of experience as a Dementia Practitioner and
Dementia Administrator. Janet is author of the upcoming
book “It’s There: 5 Simple Ways to Find Your Memory and
Prevent It from Leaving.” Contact her (251) 648.0325;
Janet @TheBrainNerd.com

5. ==> Capt. Dave Marciano of Nat Geo’s ‘Wicked Tuna’

The new season of Wicked Tuna premieres Sunday, March
12th on the National Geographic Channel. The show is
set in Gloucester, Mass at the start of the North
Atlantic Bluefin tuna season. Invite Captain Dave
Marciano to take you behind-the-scenes of the show and
talk about a fisherman’s life on – and out of – the
water. A life-long fisherman, he’s been on the water
since he was 11 years old and worked in Key West and
Gloucester before buying his own boat, Hard
Merchandise. Marciano also holds the distinction of
having survived a 2003 shipwreck when his ship was18
miles offshore and struggling to get back with
thousands of pounds of fish and a plank in the hull
gave way. “We sank in 33 minutes,” Marciano recalls
matter-of-factly. Captain Dave Marciano will be in NYC
on March 10 and available for interviews. Contact
Johanna Ramos-Boyer at (703) 646-5137;

6. ==> Amazon Kid Hit ‘Annedroid’ Creator

Amazon’s hit children’s series, Annedroids, tied with
Sesame Street to earn ten Daytime Emmy Award
nominations, more than any other show in 2016.
Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about a
young female genius, her human friends, and android
assistants that aims to teach kids about science and
technology. Speak with Annedroids
creator/writer/producer JJ Johnson, who received
previous Emmy nominations for Dino Dan and The Wonder
Pets, about the secret behind the show’s popularity,
the key to creating successful children’s TV
programming, and the importance of teaching science to
kids at a young age. Contact John Angelo at

7. ==> Black History Month: Will the World Ever Be
Color Blind?

The issue of skin color has plagued society for
centuries. Nowadays, it is undeniable that the same
issue persists. Invite Lupita Samuels to break the
barriers between skin colors and explain how to move
forward from this negative mind-set. Samuels will put
into perspective the misconceptions about skin color.
Using metaphors and comparison, Samuels will explain
how skin color does not dictate a person’s worth.
She’ll include several reflective exercises to help
guide listeners toward a peaceful resolution of their
issues and struggles on the matter. Lupita Samuels was
born in Costa Rica. She worked as an educator in the
New York City public school system for over twenty
years. She’s the author of the Color Blind book series
which includes her latest release, “Think Folks Are
“Too Dark?” Think Again!” Contact her at (718)
654-7010; lusamuels@hotmail.com

8. ==> What’s Next for NAFTA?

We live in interesting times, as disruption is the new
normal for most businesses —from Brexit to President
Trump’s challenging the value of free trade, including
revisiting NAFTA. Will leaving or changing NAFTA really
help bring manufacturing jobs back to America? While
this sounds logical, international trade is more
complex than most people realize. Customers expect low
prices and want a huge range of products to choose
from. Can we redesign the principles of free trade and
still keep customers happy? Robert Martichenko brings a
valuable perspective as a Canadian American business
owner and leading expert on supply chain management. He
can discuss the big questions surrounding the current
discussions on trade agreements and why global supply
chains may be here to stay. Martichenko is CEO and
founder of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, an award-winning
business author, novelist and international speaker.
Contact Marcia Jones at (859) 308-8689;

9. ==> Insurance Won’t Pay for Non-Drug Pain Treatment

New pain treatment guidelines from the American College
of Physicians (ACP) recommend that low back pain be
treated with alternative therapies including massage,
acupuncture, spinal manipulation and exercise and only
if these treatments fail should drug treatment be
considered, preferably with nonsteroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs. Chronic pain expert Cindy Perlin
says the recommendations are long overdue but… “These
new guidelines won’t help most pain patients because
health insurers refuse to pay for the recommended
treatments and few patients can afford to pay for them
out of pocket. Perlin is the author of “The Truth
about Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst
Strategies for Becoming Pain Free.” She is a licensed
clinical social worker, certified biofeedback
practitioner and chronic pain survivor and has been a
guest on multiple TV and radio networks including PBS,
SiriusXM, and RadioMD. Contact Cindy Perlin at (518)
439-6431; cperlin@nycap.rr.com

10. ==> Feb is American Heart Month

Valentine’s Day may be history, but hearts are still up
for discussion because February is American Heart
Month. Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the two
top causes of death worldwide. Invite University of
Chicago cardiologist Amit Patel, M.D. to discuss why
heart failure rates are increasing in the United
States, and why cardiovascular disease remains the
leading cause of death, even though the mortality rate
from cardiovascular disease is falling. Dr. Patel will
share the latest technologies to treat heart disease
and failure, including cutting-edge, non-invasive
imagery that plays a key role in diagnosis without
exposing patients to radiation. Dr. Amit Patel is
associate professor of Medicine and Radiology at the
University of Chicago and a member of the Society of
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Contact Beth Drost
at (215) 884-6488; beth@comsolutionsgroup.com

11. ==> Say No to Chronic Boomer Unemployment

There may be high employment today, but you wouldn’t
know it by boomer standards. Many business
professionals over 50 still struggle with long-term
unemployment, under-employment, lower pay and
traditional job search techniques that produce nothing.
Good reasons why more boomers are turning to the gig
economy, notes Spunk Burke, author of “The GIG
Solution,” which drops next month. Spunk will explain
how boomers are learning to target prospects whose
problems they could solve as a contractor or on a
project basis. He’s a staffing veteran who provides
coaching to help boomers build rewarding gig practices.
He also helps companies link to contractors who can
address their immediate needs. Spunk can be reached at
(978) 801-9010 or spunk@thegigsolution.com

12. ==> Tax Talk: What’s Considered Income?

Tax season is fast approaching! Lisa London CPA, can
help your listeners streamline their current files and
understand everything from deductions to what is
considered income. She says, “With the influx of people
in the sharing economy, like Uber drivers, Airbnb
hosts, and EBay and Amazon sellers, more and more
people need to understand what is considered income and
what are allowable expenses.” Invite her to tell your
audience how to use their cell phones to simplify
bookkeeping and share record-keeping tips and tricks to
help small and at-home businesses. Lisa London has been
featured on numerous TV and radio shows. She is the
author of the “Accountant Beside You” series of books
for small businesses, nonprofits, and churches. Her
newest book, “Banish Your Bookkeeping Nightmares-The
Go-To Guide for the Self-Employed to Save Money, Reduce
Frustration, & Satisfy the IRS” will be released next
month. Contact her at (919) 770-3746;

13. ==> Prepare Kids for Test-Taking

Whether your child is taking the Common Core State
exams or other state testing, the heat is on in the
classroom and everyone involved is totally stressed out
and frazzled. Invite Heather Arabadjis to share ways
to beat this year’s testing season with inside tips and
concrete strategies everyone needs to know. She’ll also
help with ways to make sure your kid doesn’t become a
victim of testing anxiety, and a growing culture of
students who are failing at a young age. Heather
Arabadjis has 14 years of experience in the education
industry and is the author of the children’s series
Monster Mas. Contact her at (718) 510-3736;

14. ==> Lying Matters – It’s What We Teach Kids

A lie is a lie, but even adults who’ve heard their fair
share of political rhetoric and spin are finding it
hard distinguish between the lies and truths in
Washington today. So how do you talk to kids about the
importance of truth when the new president and his
staff don’t seem all that interested? Leeza Steindorf,
an expert in parenting and communication, says “Society
as a whole permits—even encourages—lies, white lies,
bending the truth, calling things alternative facts.
But children—and quite frankly quite a few adults—need
to understand the value in telling the truth: Being
truthful is key to being authentic and genuine, which
is congruence inside and out.” She’ll discuss how to
talk about today’s issues with kids from young ones to
teens, and help them make sense of what’s going on in
the world around us. Leeza Steindorf is a
communications and conflict resolution expert,
international consultant and speaker. She’s the author
of “Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to
Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids” and “CORE
Success for Schools: The Practical Guide Book for a
Positive School Climate.” Contact her at (541) 550-
0451; Leeza@CoreSuccess.com

15. ==> Why Winter Is the Best Time to Find Your

Baby, it’s cold outside, at least for most of the
country. Days are shorter and people feel like
hibernating. Meanwhile, 10 million Americans are coping
with seasonal affective disorder. But Andro Donovan
says winter’s chill offers advantages too good to miss.
It is in winter, she argues, that we can slow down and
take the time to find ourselves, determine who we are
and who we want to be and put into motion short-term
goals that will warm out hearts. Invite Donovan on your
show to talk about getting the most from your next snow
day (after the snowball fight, of course), and
strategies you can use to think outside the box when
all you want to do is curl up in it with a blanket.
She’s the author of “Motivate Yourself: Get the Life
You Want, Find Purpose and Achieve Fulfilment,”
published by a subsidiary of Wiley. Donovan is a
leadership development specialist best known for her
life-changing retreats that take place around the
world. Contact her at +4407711238410;
andro@trend.co.uk; andro@androdonovan.com; Skype:

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