03/16/17 RTIR E-zine: Muslim Ban, Trump’s Taxes, Pill Free Pain Relief

March 16, 2017
01. About that Muslim Ban
02. Trump and His Taxes
03. Lies and Carnage in Yemen
04. Who Was St. Patrick?
05. She Had Dinner on Cary Grant’s Bed
06. Is Your Partner Financially Faithful?
07. Trump’s VAX/ Autism Claims Divert Attention
08. Will Alzheimer’s Bankrupt Medicare?
09. Namaste – Schools Embrace Kids’ Yoga Day
10. Say No and Stop Getting Sick
11. Are Schools Teaching Kids to Stop Thinking?
12. Trump’s New Target: Transgender Students
13. Safe, Pill-Free Pain Relief
14. Is Being Bilingual an Advantage?
15. Fail Your Way to Fitness!
1. ==> About that Muslim Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald
Trump’s new travel ban on Wednesday afternoon, hours
before the ban was set to go into effect. The ruling —
which applies nationwide — means that travelers from
six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able
to travel to the US. Investigative reporter Arun Gupta
says, beyond the immediate effect, the revised order
afforded the Trump Administration wide latitude in
broadening the scope later on, with language that
allowed the profiling of entire countries so as to
exclude their citizens. “It stated that the U.S.
government could conduct ‘a worldwide review’ to
determine what ‘additional information would be needed
from each foreign country’ to assess the application of
any person from one of the specified countries seeking
admission to the United States so as to ensure they are
‘not a security or public-safety threat.” Arun Gupta is
a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a
founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. He
is working on a book about the decline of the American
empire. Contact him at arun.indypendent [at] gmail.com,

2. ==> Trump and His Taxes

In October, The New York Times published a story based
on a leaked portion of Trump’s 1995 state tax returns
in multiple states, showing that he declared a massive
$916 million loss that year that could have enabled him
to avoid paying federal income taxes for nearly two
decades. And on Tuesday, investigative reporter David
Cay Johnston unveiled some details of Trump’s 2005
federal income tax return on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow
Show.” Invite tax attorney and legal analyst Bruce
Givner to comment on Trump’s returns, what other
returns may soon surface, and more importantly, what
that may mean. Bruce Givner has practiced tax law for
nearly four decades. His clients are high-net worth
individuals and families, including A-list celebrities.
Contact Cherie Kerr at (714) 550-9900; (714) 271-2140
(cell) or cherie@kerrpr-execuprov.com

3. ==> Lies and Carnage in Yemen

Donald Trump has reportedly given the Pentagon
permission to carry out more raids in Yemen – despite a
botched mission in January that resulted in the deaths
of 20 civilians and a US Navy Seal.
Invite the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine,
Andrew Cockburn, to explain the situation in Yemen. He
says, “Just a few short years ago, Yemen was judged to
be among the poorest countries in the world, ranking
154th out of the 187 nations on the U.N.’s Human
Development Index. One in every five Yemenis went
hungry. Almost one in three was unemployed. Every year,
40,000 children died before their fifth birthday, and
experts predicted the country would soon run out of
water.” Adding, “Such was the dire condition of the
country before Saudi Arabia unleashed a bombing
campaign in March 2015, which has destroyed warehouses,
factories, power plants, ports, hospitals, water tanks,
gas stations, and bridges, along with miscellaneous
targets ranging from donkey carts to wedding parties to
archaeological monuments.” Cockburn recently wrote
“Acceptable Losses Aiding and abetting the Saudi
slaughter in Yemen” for Harper’s Magazine. His most
recent book is “Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech
Assassins.” Contact him at @andrewmcockburn

4. ==> Who Was St. Patrick?

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, 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

5. ==> She Had Dinner on Cary Grant’s Bed

If invited, few women would have resisted an invitation
to dinner from Cary Grant, one of Hollywood’s
classically suave leading men. Lenay (Marie) Rogus was
no exception. At the time, Rogus was 19 and working at
Universal Pictures in the steno pool in a bungalow next
to Grant’s. Brief encounters on the way to her car led
the two to chat and subsequently to Grant’s invitation
to his Beverly Hills home atop a steep canyon. Rogus
will share details of the surreal evening they spent
together—including Grant’s odd penchant for
entertaining in his bedroom, what they talked about,
what they ate, the unusual collection he showed her and
what it was like riding in his Rolls Royce. Her dinner
with Grant is one of the Hollywood stories she shares
in her upcoming memoir: “Grief Comfort Guide: A
Personal Journey from Loss to Light,” which also
details her experience of losing seven dear friends and
relatives. Rogus went on to work on such films as
Raging Bull, Rocky 2 and Myra Breckinbridge and has
many stories about celebrities she can relate from her
years in Hollywood. Contact her at (858) 349-4917 or

6. ==> Is Your Partner Financially Faithful?

Cheating on a significant other isn’t always about sex.
There’s another type of infidelity that is less talked
about and harder to spot, yet has the same, damaging
effect as any other type of betrayal: financial
infidelity. And, according to a new Smart About Money
survey, the number of people who are financially
unfaithful is on the rise. Among those couples who have
ever combined finances, two in five (42 percent) have
committed some sort of financial deception. Financial
infidelity can be as severe as lying about the amount
of debt one partner brings into the relationship or
about the income he or she makes. Invite clinical
forensic psychologist Dr. John Huber on your show and
learn the behaviors associated with a partner who lies
about finances, and what to do if you have a
financially reckless or irresponsible mate. Dr. John
Huber is the chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a
non-profit organization. A mental health professional
for over twenty years, Dr. Huber is a clinical forensic
psychologist, a professor and teaches undergraduate and
graduate psychology at Texas State University. Contact
Ryan McCormick at (516) 901-1103; (919) 377-1200 or

7. ==> Trump’s VAX/ Autism Claims Divert Attention

According to Colleen Barry, a professor and chair of
health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, the falsehood that
vaccines cause autism has regained traction since the
election of President Donald Trump, and she says this
misinformation may leave Americans blind to a real
risk. “The risk of getting drawn into an outdated
debate about vaccines and autism is that advocates and
policymakers will spend their time and resources
fighting on that flank and could miss the window to
respond on proposed cuts to critical services for those
with autism coming from the other direction. Those who
care about preserving and expanding services for people
with autism need to pay attention to the conversations
in Washington around the ACA repeal and threats to IDEA
to make sure important protections and guarantees are
not lost.” Barry co-wrote an editorial on the subject
in The New England Journal of Medicine. Contact her at
(410) 955-3879; cbarry5@jhu.edu

8. ==> Will Alzheimer’s Bankrupt Medicare?

CNN recently reported that caring for Alzheimer’s
patients could bankrupt Medicare in the next ten years.
The memory-robbing disease already accounts for 20
percent of Medicare/Medicaid expenses and funding to
find a cure or prevent the disease is inadequate, CNN
said. This looming crisis is the best reason to
interview Michael Morgan, a pioneer in an affordable
treatment that could potentially save Medicare. Invite
him to share strong evidence that craniosacral therapy
is effective in treating at-risk people for Alzheimer’s
and those in the early to mid-stages of dementia. He’ll
explain what craniosacral therapy is and ways it can
increase longevity. Morgan is the author of “The
BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription: How CranioSacral
Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia While
Improving the Quality of Your Life.” Reach him at (312)
543-4719; media@bodyenergy.net

9. ==> Namaste – Schools Embrace Kids’ Yoga Day

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;

10. ==> Say No and Stop Getting Sick

Want to have less stress, sleep better, get fewer colds
and flus and avoid headaches and heartburn? Doing so
may be as simple as saying no to obligations, chores
and social commitments you agree to just to make other
people happy. Find out why people-pleasers get sick
more often from Dr. Don (MacDonald). He’s a recovering
people-pleaser and chiropractor who realized that many
patients were coming into his office because of stress-
related conditions fueled by their own excess worries
and inability to say no for their own good. Dr. Don
will explain ways moving your body, deciding in advance
what you will and won’t do and defining your purpose
can lead to a healthier and happier life. Dr. Don is
the bestselling author of “The Underdog Curse.” He’s an
experienced radio and TV guest who can be reached at
780-983-5102; drdon@shaw.ca

11. ==> Are Schools Teaching Kids to Stop Thinking?

School used to be a place where students learned how to
use reason and academic skills to solve problems. But
nationally recognized author Tom DeWeese says today’s
Department of Education instructs teachers not to teach
students how to think but what to think. DeWeese says
the classroom has become a place for non-stop
propaganda and behavior modification to impose a
“proper” thought process called “Globally Acceptable
Truth.” DeWeese says the result is today’s generation
of college students who live in constant fear of
microaggression and trigger warnings. Invite DeWeese to
discuss how we got here and what is required to restore
proper education in our schools. Tom DeWeese has been
featured on Fox News’ Follow the Money, Hannity and
Colmes, The Michael Reagan Talk Show and in The New
York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington
Post, and The Washington Times. He’s the author of
“Erase.” Contact him at (540) 341-8911 (VA);

12. ==> Trump’s New Target: Transgender Students

The White House has signaled its intent to roll back
protections for transgender students set under
President Obama. Those protections allow students to
use locker rooms and bathrooms that match the gender
they identify with. Available to comment on this
unfolding story is Seth Rainess, a transgender male and
author of the only book written for transgender teens.
He can discuss why everyone should care about this
rollback as well as Trump’s opposition to marriage
equality, his Cabinet choices’ anti-gay beliefs, and
the effect of potential Supreme Court appointments on
the transgender community. Rainess’ book is “Real Talk
for Teens: Jump Start Guide to Gender Transition and
Beyond.” His mission is to alleviate the still
prevalent fears and misconceptions people have about
the transgender people and he’s been featured in Time
and numerous media outlets. Reach him at (732) 620-4300
(cell); (732) 291-6090 (landline) or

13. ==> Safe, Pill-Free Pain Relief

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

14. ==> Is Being Bilingual an Advantage?

Susanna Janssen, a retired college professor and
language expert, says there are lots of reasons to take
up a second language. For example, did you know that
being bilingual not only provides an advantage to your
brain but also to your bank account? Oui! She’ll
explain that bilinguals—even infants exposed to a
second language—show enhanced abilities in focus and
concentration, memory, interpersonal skills and
problem-solving. Studies also show bilingualism is a
buffer against Alzheimer’s (awesome news in any
language). She’ll demonstrate ways learning a new
language is easier than you would think. Janssen is a
newspaper columnist and the author of “Wordstruck!: The
Fun and Fascination of Language”. Reach her at (707)
272-1351 or sjanssen106@gmail.com

15. ==> Fail Your Way to Fitness!

Just about everyone has messed up when it comes to
eating healthfully and exercising. In fact, according
to world-class athlete and chiropractor Tim Warren,
it’s perfectly normal. Warren says people inevitably
feel overwhelmed by what is going on in their lives and
screw up now. “The problem lies not in the failing but
in not restarting sooner. Cut down the reboot time, do
more healthy than unhealthy stuff, and guess what? You
win.” Warren, who climbed Mount Everest at age 48 and
has cared for more than 10,000 patients in his 30-year
medical career, doesn’t believe in dieting, having iron
willpower or living life in the gym. His approach is to
encourage daily mini-improvements. Warren has been
featured on dozens of radio and television shows and in
numerous print interviews. He’s the author of “Feet,
Fork and Fun,” written after years of experiencing
frustration trying to influence patients to improve
their level of fitness, nutrition and mindfulness. Tim
Warren’s first book was “Lessons from Everest.” Contact
him at (401) 374-5067; tim@drtimwarren.com

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