03/14/17 RTIR E-zine: Beauty in the Blizzards, March Madness, Namaste

March 14, 2017

01. Snow Day! Find Beauty in the Blizzard
02. Who Was St. Patrick?
03. Working for Trump is an Embarrassment
04. Donald Trump – Chimpanzee Mind?
05. Let’s Talk March Madness
06. leaks, Illegal Leaks and Donald Trump
07. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
08. March Madness and Player Gambling
09. Cannibals Get a Bad Rap
10. Boomers Working Harder than Ever
11. SATs, Common Core – Reduce Kids’ Test Stress
12. Namaste – Schools Embrace Yoga
13. A College Degree Isn’t Enough Anymore
14. David Cassidy and Dementia
15. Enough with the Snow – Get Out of Town

1. ==> Snow Day! Find Beauty in the Blizzard

Millions across the country are snowed in today. School
is out, everyone’s schedule is in disarray, and not
everyone is happy about the disruption, but Andro
Donovan says the storm offers advantages too good to
miss. It’s times like this, she argues, that we are
forced to 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 this 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:

2. ==> Who Was St. Patrick?

St. Patrick’s Day is this week, but exactly who was he?
He’s Ireland’s beloved patron saint and he’s celebrated
worldwide each March 17th. 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

3. ==> Working for Trump is an Embarrassment

Last week, former Governor Jon Huntsman accepted
President Donald Trump’s offer to serve as US
ambassador to Russia. Having previously served as an
ambassador to China, Huntsman may feel prepared for the
task at hand. But Michael D’Antonio says, “Chances are
he will become the latest Trump employee to face
professional embarrassment in the days and weeks to
come.” He says, just look at Sean Spicer. “Once a
highly-regarded professional, Spicer has become Exhibit
A in a growing body of evidence that suggests that
serious people with reputations they value serve the
President at their own peril.” A Pulitzer Prize winning
writer of books, articles, and original stories for
film, Michael D’Antonio has published more than a dozen
books, including “Never Enough,” a 2015 biography of
presidential candidate and billionaire businessman
Donald Trump. Before becoming a fulltime author,
Michael worked as a journalist in New York, Washington,
and Maine. Contact him at Michael@michaeldantonio.net
or josanne@lopeztalent.com

4. ==> Donald Trump – Chimpanzee Mind?

Northwestern University psychologist Dan. P. McAdams
has studied the personalities of presidents including
Trump, whom he views as an extreme example of the
dominance style deployed by alpha chimpanzees. McAdams
says leadership by dominance is more primal than the
other main kind of leadership, based on expertise. He
says, “Trump has no respect for, or interest in,
expertise of any kind, writing it off as weakness and
the providence of elites.” He adds that the dominance
mode comes with guaranteed chaos. “Things always end
badly for the alpha chimp,” he says, who torments his
underlings until the moment he is overthrown. Dan P.
McAdams is the author of The Atlantic’s June 2016 cover
story “The Mind of Donald Trump” and the books “George
W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological
Portrait” and “The Art and Science of Personality
Development.” Contact him at 847-491-4174;

5. ==> Let’s Talk March Madness

Who’s playing? Who should we be watching? And who
should you pick in the office pool? EMMY award winning
sports expert Kate Delaney, aka the Sports Princess,
can help you fill out your brackets and give you the
background on this year’s NCAA Tournament. Kate is one
of the first women to ever host a solo Sports Radio
Talk Show in a Top 10 market – WFAN in New York City
and KRLD in Dallas, Texas. She currently hosts a
nationally syndicated radio show called America Tonight
and is the author of “Level the Playing Field,” a book
of fascinating, little-known sports facts. Contact Ryan
McCormick at (516) 901-1103; (203) 883-8503 or

6. ==> 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;

7. ==> 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;

8. ==> March Madness and Player Gambling

As March Madness gets underway everyone is talking
about brackets and pools, but what about gambling
WITHIN the sport? Invite Frank Landrey to discuss the
issue of gambling involving college players and
coaches. He says, “Coaches need to know and plan to
avoid miscommunication between themselves and players
and how best to head off gambling influences on
players. No individual game or tournament is safe from
an attempted point shaving by “big bet” gamblers.” For
the past 29 years, Landrey has been on a mission to
uncover exactly what happened to him during his Georgia
Tech basketball days when he was cut loose. He says,
“Having been called a hero in a game against Missouri,
making all-tournament at the Poinsettia Classic and
leading our team in scoring, everything changed
overnight…” Frank Landrey is the author of “My
Gambler’s Collateral Damage”, a true story involving
the F.B.I., his father’s bookie/friend and The 1961
Dixie Classic Scandal. Contact him at (434) 944-2728;

9. ==> Cannibals Get a Bad Rap

For centuries, cannibalism has been written off as a
bizarre phenomenon with little scientific significance.
But the true nature of cannibalism—the role it plays in
evolution as well as human culture—is even more
interesting (and less disturbing) than the many
misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact. Dr. Bill
Schutt, PhD, a researcher at the American Museum of
Natural History, will discuss why some amphibians
consume their mother’s skin; why certain insects bite
the heads off their partners; why, up until the end of
the twentieth century, Europeans regularly ate human
body parts as medical curatives; and how cannibalism
might be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals. Bill
Schutt is a professor of biology at LIU Post and a
research associate in residence at the American Museum
of Natural History. His latest book is “Cannibalism: A
Perfectly Natural History.” Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer
at (703) 646-5138; johanna@jrbcomm.com

10. ==> Boomers Working Harder than Ever

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.” 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

11. ==> SATs, Common CORE – Reduce Kids’ Test Stress

Whether your child is taking the Common Core State
exams or other 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;

12. ==> Namaste – Schools Embrace Yoga

On April 7, from 11 a.m. to 11:05 a.m., thousands of
schoolchildren around the world, including those in all
50 U.S. states, will put down their books and let their
imaginations run free as they mold themselves into
trees, flamingos, kites and other kid-friendly yoga
positions. They will be joined by children at home and
other locations, all led by more than 200 official
ambassadors to raise global awareness about yoga for
kids. It’s all part of the second annual Kids’ Yoga
Day, created by Theresa Power. An internationally
recognized children’s yoga expert and author of “The
ABCs of Yoga for Kids” series, Power says yoga teaches
skills that help kids focus, regulate their emotions,
and better respond to stress. “Today’s ‘typical child’
is stressed out, under-nourished, and sedentary. A
simple yoga practice is an ideal way to naturally
unwind while getting physical activity and building the
foundation for a lifelong tradition of health and
fitness,” she says. Contact her at (310) 266-7705;

13. ==> A College Degree Isn’t Enough Anymore

University students are facing unique challenges today
– rapid economic changes, an evolving job market, and
the need to become the employee employers want to hire
and keep. How can they create the needed adaptability
skills, along with the mobility and fluidity essential
for today’s hires while still in college? Invite Jason
Ma, America’s chief millennial mentor, to discuss the
challenges common to students and Millennials, and
share ways to help them be successful in their careers
– and life. From clarifying direction to becoming more
pragmatically skillful (and street-smart) to finding
quality internships to managing stress, failure and
conflicts and to rising up the ranks, Jason will
address the many issues facing students and young
professionals today. Jason Ma is founder, CEO & chief
mentor of ThreeEQ, Inc., a success coaching and
consulting service for high-end families and companies.
He’s an international speaker and the author of “Young
Leaders 3.0.” Contact him at (408) 823-7768;

14. ==> David Cassidy and Dementia

Actor and singer David Cassidy recently revealed he has
dementia, but what exactly does this term mean?
Cassidy, who is 66, says both his mother and
grandfather suffered from dementia. Invite senior
health adviser Janet Rich Pittman to discuss dementia,
which is not a specific disease, but rather a group of
symptoms resulting from changes in the brain that
affect people’s ability to carry out everyday
activities. She’ll discuss how to prevent dementia, the
role genes play, and how to beat your odds regardless
of family history. She’ll also share ways to fight the
disease once diagnosed. 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

15. ==> Enough with the Snow – Get Out of Town

Sick of Winter? Overworked? It’s time for a vacation!
The summer is still months away, but there’s no need to
wait that long. Now is the time to take a vacation or
at least plan for one. And not just any vacation:
because time is our most valuable asset, we need to use
it wisely. Marco Aguilar explains how to overcome the
most frequent and challenging excuses for not taking a
vacation, including financial, airport hassles and
“it’s my job, stupid,” excuses; and shares awesome
ideas on where to go and what to do with your precious
time off. Marco Aguilar, aka The Chief Vacation
Officer®, uses his 25-year experience in the travel
industry to inspire others to claim their right to time
off and live the life-transforming potential of travel
and experiential vacations. His upcoming book is “The
Power of Vacation.” Contact him at (310) 739-4044;

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