03/21/17 RTIR E-zine: McCarthyism, Medical Marijuana, March Madness

March 21, 2017

FR: Lauren Healy and Chris Morabito, Editors, Radio-TV
Interview Report Newsletter
01. McCarthyism: Then and Now
02. You Can Turn a Microwave into a Camera?
03. NCAA – Sweet Sixteen Madness
04. March Madness – Vasectomy Vacations
05. Beauty and the Beast- A Tale as Old as Time?
06. She Had Dinner on Cary Grant’s Bed
07. Who Wants to take a Trip?
08. Fear – The Other Four Letter Word in Business
09. Boomers Working Harder than Ever
10. Will Sessions End Medical Marijuana?
11. Will Alzheimer’s Bankrupt Medicare?
12. Caring for the Coming Senior Tsunami
13. Do Doodlers Get Better Grades?
14. Namaste – Schools Embrace Yoga
15. What Makes Someone ‘Undateable’?

1. ==> McCarthyism: Then and Now

According to Ellen Schrecker, “When President Trump
accused his predecessor of McCarthyism for supposedly
wiretapping his headquarters during the presidential
election, he was wrong. Whatever happened — if anything
did — it definitely wasn’t McCarthyism. That was a much
broader campaign to eliminate an unpopular political,
and allegedly dangerous, movement from American life.
It could return, but in a different form.” A leading
authority on McCarthyism, Schrecker adds, “What is
critical yet poorly understood is how much of what we
call McCarthyism depended on the willing collaboration
of liberals and moderates who normalized its anti-
communist hysteria.” Ellen Schrecker is a retired
professor of American history at Yeshiva University.
Her books include “Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in
America” and “No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism in the
Universities.” Contact her at ellen.schrecker@gmail.com

2. ==> You Can Turn a Microwave into a Camera?

When asked about President’s Trump’s claims that he’d
been wiretapped, advisor Kellyanne Conway addressed the
issue of surveillance saying a microwave could be
turned into a camera. While the comment became an
Internet joke, tech expert Shelly Palmer says “The
bigger problem with Conway’s statement was that it
clearly illustrated that she has no idea what is, or is
not, technologically possible.” Palmer can talk about
internet security and what is and isn’t possible,
legally and otherwise. “Criminals (hackers and other
bad guys) don’t tend to follow rules or regulations.
That’s what makes them criminals. It’s the Wild West,
it’s getting wilder by the day, and there ain’t no
sheriff.” Shelly Palmer is well-known as Fox 5 New
York’s on-air tech expert and for his work on the TV
show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He is also a
regular technology commentator for CNBC, MSNBC, CNN,
and Fox Business News and the CEO of The Palmer Group,
a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business
development practice Contact him at (917) 886-1173;
shelly@palmer.net or Dana Eisenberg at (212) 532-3880;

3. ==> NCAA – Sweet Sixteen Madness

It was an upsetting weekend in college basketball, to
say the least. There’s plenty to talk about. Who will
make it to the elite eight and then the final four?
EMMY award winning sports expert Kate Delaney, aka the
Sports Princess, will discuss why this tournament is so
unpredictable and discuss which teams to watch and why.
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 ryan@goldmanmccormick.com

4. ==> March Madness – Vasectomy Vacations

Are more men really scheduling vasectomies to coincide
with the NCAA tournament? Yes, this is apparently real
thing. Known as Vas Madness, the idea has gained
popularity among men who want to chill out on the couch
and watch basketball, uninterrupted. A major clinic in
Ohio says it performs 40 or 50 more vasectomies a month
before and during the NCAA basketball tourney. “We do
have (in March) typically about 50% more vasectomies
than in other months,” says Dr. Ed Sabanegh, chairman
of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic.
“A lot of patients come in and say, ‘I have to have
this during March Madness, you have to talk to my wife
about it. Tell her what my limitations are and that I
need to be on the couch.’ They’ll even tell us to
exaggerate a little about how long it takes to
recover.” Contact Dr. Sabanegh at (216) 444-0141;
(216) 818-0223 (after hours pager) or

5. ==> Beauty and the Beast- A Tale as Old as Time?

Beauty and The Beast is breaking records at the box
office! Invite relationship expert Shannon Colleary to
break down the components of Belle and Beast’s
relationship into fantasy and reality. Does true love
really exist? Would a real-life Belle fall in love with
a beast? Could a beast really change his ways? Shannon
says the story combines romantic fantasy with
codependency and even some S & M. Colleary is a
sexpert, and relationship/dating coach. She’s been
syndicated by “O” The Oprah Magazine and The Huffington
Post and her work has been featured on The Today Show,
NPR, CNN and HuffPo Live. She’s the author of several
books including “Married Sex: Fact and Fiction.”
Contact Erin Dean at (661) 255-8283;

6. ==> 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

7. ==> Who Wants to take a Trip?

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;

8. ==> Fear – The Other Four Letter Word in Business

Young professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, and
seasoned executives must all battle the same beast:
fear in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Ever
changing software, social media platforms, rapid
technological advances, fluctuating skill requirements,
a highly competitive job market, and a lack of job
security are just some of the fear-inducing realities
of today’s workplace. Invite Tim Marshall to discuss
how fear creates a lack of focus and productivity which
bleeds into low morale and generates into limited
aspirations. “If you allow fear to prevent you from
undertaking an action, the only thing you will create
is a missed opportunity.” Tim is a leading corporate
coach, a speaker, and the author of “The Power of
Breaking Fear.” Contact Brenda Star at (561) 547-0667;

9. ==> 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

10. ==> Will Sessions End Medical Marijuana?

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said his
administration would “do” medical marijuana and let
states decide about legalization for themselves. But US
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it clear he
opposes marijuana legalization. “Good people don’t
smoke marijuana,” he’s on record saying. So many are
now wondering what Sessions will do about marijuana
policy and whether he’ll enforce federal marijuana
laws. Chronic pain expert Cindy Perlin says many will
suffer without access. “Twenty-nine states and the
District of Columbia now have medical marijuana access
and millions of chronically ill patients are getting
relief for the first time from this miracle plant.”
Perlin will discuss how medical marijuana works and
what type of conditions it treats, as well as the
current political climate and what can be done to
protect and increase access. Perlin is a licensed
social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner and
chronic pain survivor 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; cperlin@nycap.rr.com

11. ==> 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

12. ==> Caring for the Coming Senior Tsunami

Carol Core says a senior tsunami is coming! “Ten
thousand babyboomers will turn 65 every day for the
next 14 years. If you are a boomer who is also
caregiving your elderly loved you, you are in the eye
of the storm!” The impact on a caregiver’s life is
staggering, taking a huge toll on health, finances,
mental well-being and other relationships. Invite her
to share how to laugh at the insanity that comes with
the job, where to find resources to help, and why it’s
so important to have a plan in place before something
bad happens. An experienced media guest, Carol Core is
passionate about all issues pertaining to eldercare.
She’s the author of “50 Sanity Saving Tips for
Caregivers: You Don’t Have to Kill Yourself to Keep
Them Alive.” Contact her at (303) 902-4378;

13. ==> Do Doodlers Get Better Grades?

Getting kids to pay attention has always been a
challenge for teachers. But this is even more true
today when most students own multiple devices that
divert their attention. Teacher and illustrator Red
Rohl believes he has found the answer to engaging,
inspiring and exciting students, thereby creating a
classroom of energetic learners. Rohl will explain how
sketchnote inspired art engages students and improves
their comprehension. He says, “It works especially well
for students who are visual learners and those who
learn by hands-on activities, which typically fade
after middle school ends.” You’ll learn how this cross-
curricular approach helps students with math, social
studies, science, and writing skills. A lifelong
illustrator, Red Rohl has 20 years of experience
teaching at-risk students. He is the author of “Heavy
Sketches,” a collection of 30 years’ worth of his own
sketchnote-inspired art combined with creative
literacy. Contact him at (828) 284-1973;

14. ==> 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 Diane Elder at 310 430
3953; delder70@gmail.com

15. ==> What Makes Someone ‘Undateable’?

It could be the color of her nail polish. The way she
wears her hair. Her tattoos or the sound of her voice.
Maybe it’s the limp way he shakes your hand. His bald
spot. Or his awful taste in clothing. Most of us screen
potential dates using preconceived standards (i.e. deal
breakers). Psychiatrist Christine Adams will have your
listeners thinking about how they would answer the
question, “I would never date someone who …” before
calling them out on the snap judgments they use to
foolishly eliminate potential dates. Dr. Adams will
also share why “you should run away fast” when you
experience instant sexual attraction to someone. She
can discuss the best questions to ask on first and
second dates (and how to pay attention to what your
date isn’t asking you). And will argue that in most
cases a single date is never enough to rule someone
out. Dr. Christine Adams is coauthor of “Living On
Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives
and Relationships.” Contact her at (502) 473-0093;

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