03/10/16 RTIR E-zine: St. Patrick’s Day, Opiod Epidemic, Energy Coaches

March 10, 2016

01. Muslims and Arabs Support Sanders
02. Voters Revolting against NAFTA-Style Deals?
03. Politics, Party Division and History
04. YouTube Sensation & Bravo Reality TV Star
05. St. Patrick’s Day – The Man Behind the Holiday
06. Hillary or Bernie: Who Will Protect Us More?
07. How to Fix the Broken Immigration System
08. Beyond Flint – Is Your Water Safe?
09. The Opiod Epidemic – It’s Pain Problem
10. Business Lessons from a Motorcycle Gang?
11. What No One Tells You about College
12. Nancy Regan, an Alzheimer’s Reminder
13. Heartburn Drugs/Dementia Link
14. Signs You Need an Energy Coach
15. March is Music in Our Schools Month

1. ==> Muslims and Arabs Support Sanders

Media pundits appeared flabbergasted when Bernie
Sanders overwhelmingly won Dearborn, Michigan — the
city with the largest concentration of Arab-Americans
and Muslims in the country — because the presidential
hopeful is Jewish. Rania Khalik, an associate editor
with the ElectronicIntifada.net, says, “Hillary losing
Dearborn is very satisfying considering disgraceful
treatment of Arab-Americans throughout her career.” She
adds, “Back in 2000, during a heated U.S. Senate race
in New York, Clinton came under attack for accepting
political contributions from Muslim groups whose
members were targets of a smear campaign generated by
one of the Islamophobia industry’s most discredited
operatives. Without hesitation, Clinton condemned her
Muslim supporters, returned their donations and refused
to meet with Arab and Muslim Americans for the
remainder of her campaign, all in the spirit of ‘wooing
Jewish voters,’ as The New York Times put it.” Khalik
co-hosts the radio program “Unauthorized Disclosure.”
Contact her at (571) 239-4683; raniakhalek@gmail.com,

2. ==> Voters Revolting against NAFTA-Style Deals?

According to Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s
Global Trade Watch, “”Americans’ opposition to job-
killing trade policies fueled the stunning Bernie
Sanders upset victory in Michigan. But it also could be
a deciding factor in the general election, especially
with Donald Trump being the likely GOP nominee. The
outcome of the Michigan primary shows the potency of
trade issues and foreshadows the trouble Hillary
Clinton could face winning key Midwestern states in a
race against Trump.”  She says, “The elite political
class has systematically misread the depth of voters’
ire about the damage done by 20 years of NAFTA-style
trade deals supported by Democratic and GOP presidents
alike. Or they have dismissed voters’ anger as ill-
informed. Yet as new data shows, the voters have it
right: The aggregate U.S. goods trade deficit with Free
Trade Agreement (FTA) partners is more than five times
as high as before the deals went into effect, while the
aggregate trade deficit with non-FTA countries has
actually fallen. “Contact Nick Florko at (202)
454-5108; nflorko@citizen.org, @PCGTW

3. ==> Politics, Party Division and History

How do we explain what’s going on in this crazy
election season? David Reynolds says, “A sharply
divided Congress stuck for years in stalemate and
inertia; the ever-deepening chasm between the top 1
percent and other Americans; warring Super PACs —
these and other polarizing factors have shaken the
party system to the core.” Could there be a silver
lining to this murky scene? Reynolds says, “Yes, if we
take the example of the 1860 election, where even
greater polarization resulted in party divisions that
in turn yielded America’s greatest president, Abraham
Lincoln. That year, the country was so divided over the
slavery issue that Lincoln’s opponents split into three
parties with different presidential candidates. As it
turned out, this party division ensured the election of
the antislavery Republican, Lincoln, who, though he
lost the popular vote to his combined opponents by over
a million votes, won the Electoral College and thus the
presidency. Lincoln’s victory saved the nation, for no
other candidate had the skills to lead the nation
during the bloodiest war in its history. While there’s
no apparent Lincoln on the scene today, only time will
tell if the party confusion will produce a figure of
national healing and responsible governance.”  Reynolds
is a distinguished professor at the City University of
New York Graduate Center and is the author or editor of
fifteen books, including, most recently, Lincoln’s
Selected Writings. Contact him at (email best)
reyn.sn@gmail.com; (516) 633-6412 (cell), (212)
817-8319 (office), @reysn1

4. ==> YouTube Sensation & Bravo Reality TV Star

Heather Marianna’s DIY beauty videos about battling
beauty blunders using common household ingredients have
been viewed by over 3 million fans. Now she’s starring
in the brand new Bravo travel reality show, Tour Group,
where 11 soul-searching strangers travel the world
together. Invite Heather to talk about the new show,
her experience traveling the world with strangers, and
hidden beauty secrets she’s learned along the way. She
can also make a few essential oil cocktails to keep
away bad juju! Heather is owner of Beauty Kitchen, an
all-natural skincare product line. (Ask about giveaways
for your listeners.) Tour Group airs Tuesday nights on
Bravo TV. Contact Lindsay Feldman at (702) 245-4397;

5. ==> St. Patrick’s Day – The Man Behind the Holiday

Exactly who was Saint Patrick—Ireland’s beloved patron
saint—who is celebrated worldwide on March 17? What did
he do during his remarkable life, more than 1,500 years
ago? What will most Americans, including those of Irish
ancestry, be surprised and intrigued and inspired to
learn? Invite acclaimed historian William Federer on-
air to explore the compelling true story of Saint
Patrick! With quiz questions and little-known stories,
Federer will separate fact from folklore, helping
everyone observe Saint Patrick’s Day with newfound
appreciation and fascination. William Federer is
president of Amerisearch, Inc. He is the author of many
books including “Saint Patrick: The Real Story of his
Amazing Life from Tragedy to Triumph.” Contact him at
(314) 487-4395 (MO); (314) 540-1172 (cell) or

6. ==> Hillary or Bernie: Who Will Protect Us More?

Which Democratic presidential candidate is more peace-
loving and protective? Which one is more closely tied
to the patriarchal political system? Which one is more
willing to speak the truth? Take a look at the
presidential race through the lens of traditional male-
female roles with Weam Namou as your guest. Weam will
explain why Hillary is closer to “one of the boys” than
Bernie and why Sanders has the more balanced
personality. Weam will also compare Sanders’ style to
Trump’s and talk about her take on Michael Moore’s new
film “Who Do We Invade Next?” A Christian and Iraqi-
American, Weam is an experienced talk show guest and
author of eight books including “Healing Wisdom for a
Wounded World.” Her essays and articles have appeared
in national and international publications. Contact her
at (586) 212-4490; weamn@hotmail.com

7. ==> How to Fix the Broken Immigration System

Donald Trump’s wall won’t do it. But what can really be
done to fix our nation’s broken immigration system
whose flaws have led to the growth of undocumented
workers who in turn live in fear of arrest and
deportation? Joseph Oloimooja says the best answers
come from successful naturalized citizens like him.
Originally from Kenya, Joseph will share the unintended
consequences that occurred when that country sent
troops to protect its border with Somalia, as well as
why foreigners need to be educated about life in the
U.S. before they come here legally with a visa; they
also need to be told what life will be like if they
overstay their visas or enter the country illegally.
Joseph, pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Episcopal
Church and the manager of spiritual care services at
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, will
discuss his nine-year journey to citizenship and the
work he does helping other people achieve citizenship.
Reach him at (323) 687-2167; oloimooja@yahoo.com

8. ==> Beyond Flint – Is Your Water Safe?

Lead poisoning from the drinking water in Flint,
Michigan has raised awareness to contaminants in
drinking water nationwide.  Invite Sophia Gushee to
discuss how to learn if your water should be filtered,
which filter options are best for your water supply,
and whether bottled water is healthier than tap. She’ll
also share detox tips for the kitchen, home, nursery,
office, and more. A mother of three, Sophia spent eight
years researching her children’s toxic exposures from
common household products. Ultimately, she realized
that just ten key goals are the most high impact ideas
to focus on and most cost little, or nothing. She
refers to these ten goals as her D-Tox Strategy, and
believes that we should consider our toxic exposures as
often as we think about what we eat and how much we
exercise. Sophia Gushee is the author of “A to Z of D-
Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic
Exposures.” Contact her at (917) 208-9842 (NY);

9. ==> The Opiod Epidemic – It’s Pain Problem

President Barack Obama intends to add $1.1 billion to
the 2017 budget to counteract the insidious opioid
addiction and overdose epidemic in the United States.
While some might welcome the news, pain treatment
expert Cindy Perlin says, “The president’s initiative,
like most proposed by the mainstream medical community
and other politicians, is doomed to failure because it
is akin to closing the barn door after the horses have
already escaped.” Since many addicts started as pain
patients, Perlin says the crux of the problem is
finding better pain treatments. “The mainstream medical
community insists that the 100 million-plus pain
patients in the U.S. deserve treatment, which is true.
But then they act as if the only treatment for pain is
opioids and that reducing access to opioids would
result in under treatment of pain. This does not have
to be the case.” Cindy Perlin is a pain treatment
expert, chronic pain survivor and licensed social
worker who has appeared on numerous radio and TV
programs. She’s the author of “The Truth About Chronic
Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for
Becoming Pain Free.” Contact her at (518) 439-6431;

10. ==> Business Lessons from a Motorcycle Gang?

At the age of 19, Tom Scarda got involved in one of the
most notorious outlaw motorcycles gangs in New York
City. “In retrospect,” he says, “it was simultaneously
one of the best and worst decisions of my life. While
being involved in the gang, I didn’t realize I was
learning valuable lessons that I’d be able to apply
years later in my businesses.” From branding to
recruiting and even having an attitude, Tom says
businesses could learn a lot from the way motorcycle
gangs are run. 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. He’s the
author of “Franchise Savvy: 6 Strategies Pros Use to
Pick Top Performing Franchises.”  Contact him at (516)
322–1435; Tom@TomScarda.com

11. ==> What No One Tells You about College

College is supposed to be the best time of your life
with endless fun and carefree living. These perceptions
are hiding the reality of a deeper issue that is
plaguing millions of students around the country: the
anxiety and depression epidemic. Jake Heilbrunn has a
unique understanding of why anxiety and depression are
so prevalent today and how to overcome them.  After one
semester of college, Jake realized the path he was on
didn’t align with his true self. Following his
intuition, he left college and spent four months
backpacking through Central America alone, with no cell
phone or ability to speak Spanish. He’ll discuss why
nearly a third of college students say they are
depressed, what millennials are searching for in
college and careers, and why parents and employers are
clueless about it. At just 19 years old, Jake has just
begun a Kickstarter campaign to release his book “Off
the Beaten Trail.” Contact him at (858) 750-0413 (CA);

12. ==> Nancy Regan, an Alzheimer’s Reminder

With Nancy Regan’s death, we’re reminded that the last
years of President Regan’s life were devastated by
Alzheimer’s. Nancy was at his side through it all, like
millions of other spouses, but her status and wealth
allowed her more choices than most people in similar
situations. Financial expert Penelope Tzougros says
Alzheimer’s can not only devastate families but it can
also destroy their finances. Invite her to discuss the
issues families need to address long before they’re
faced with difficult decisions. You’ll learn whether
you should consider long-term care insurance, how to
know when it’s time to give up the family house and how
to pay for the care of loved ones without risking your
own financial future. Penelope Tzougros, Securities
through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC, has done
extensive radio and TV interviews. She’s the author of
“Long-Term Care Insurance: How to Make Decisions that
are Right for You.” Contact her at (617) 733-3731;
(800) 631-1970 or PenniesNow@aol.com

13. ==> Heartburn Drugs/Dementia Link

You’ve likely heard recent news reports about heartburn
drugs – proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec,
Nexium, and Prevacid — and an increase risk of
dementia in people over 75. Dr. Jim Roach says the
observational study’s findings make perfect sense. “You
need acid to absorb nutrients and these drugs result in
deficiencies including vitamin B12, folate, vitamin C,
magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron. The dementia
connection is obvious as B12 and folate deficiencies
both cause dementia.” Dr. Roach says the drugs are very
dangerous and also carry an increased risk of sudden
death. So what’s a heartburn sufferer to do? Invite Dr.
Roach to share natural ways to address acid reflux. Jim
Roach, M.D., 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 him at (859) 846-4453 (office);

14. ==> Signs You Need an Energy Coach

Many people want to live healthier lives, have more
fulfilling relationships and be successful in their
careers. But for some, the goals remain elusive, no
matter what they try. Cathleen Miller says it may be
time to try a different path to achieve your goals.
Cathleen is an intuitive energy counselor who began an
alternative life path from a very young age due to
early health issues and gifted intuitive abilities.
Today she combines her innate intuitive gifts with 16+
years of professional alternative therapy training with
top leaders in energy medicine. She’ll explain how
intuitive and holistic energy healing can improve
relationships, aid in cancer recovery and bring soul
career success, alongside joy in everyday life. From
distance alternative energy therapies and life
energy/career coaching, Cathleen can read and shift
magnetic and electrical frequencies in and around the
body to assist in illness or addiction recovery and
activate energies to create more of the life you were
meant to live. Cathleen also has extensive media
experience. Contact her at (913) 499-8514;

15. ==> March is Music in Our Schools Month

Vincent James is on a mission to promote how valuable
and important music is in all of our lives:
academically, therapeutically or just overall making us
a happier society. To that end, he and the group Keep
Music Alive are marking the 2nd Annual “Teach Music
America” week, a celebration that asks musicians &
music teachers to find at least one new student to
teach a free 30 minute lesson. “We believe that by
encouraging music teachers and potential students to
reach out to each other during the month of March, many
of them will continue to teach and learn music from
each other long after the month is over. Our goal is to
get as many new students starting to learn how to play
music as we possibly can. Only by creating interest in
new students will the art of music continue in our
society.” Invite Vincent on your show to help remind
people how important and valuable music is and all the
reasons why. Vincent James is the founder of
KeepMusicAlive.org and author of the book “88+ Ways
Music Can Change Your Life”.  Contact him at (610)
812-5231 (PA); vincent@KeepMusicAlive.org

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