03/31/16 RTIR E-zine: Civil Liberties, Retirement Regrets, Spring Dating

March 31, 2016

01. More than Apple – Civil Liberties Still at Stake
02. Who is Presidential?
03. Legendary Publicist Dick Guttman
04. Best Family Beaches
05. Last Chance for March Meat Madness
06. Former NBA Scout on Final Four
07. How to Stay Safe Anywhere
08. Don’t Be an ‘April Fool’ for Love
09. How to Have a No Sneeze Spring
10. Painkiller Panacea
11. February was Warmest Month in History
12. Why are Millennials So Depressed?
13. Retirement Regrets
14. Spring Dating Advice – Get Offline, Go Outside
15. Help! My Kid’s a Teen!

1. ==> More than Apple – Civil Liberties Still at Stake

Marcy Wheeler says news that the government has dropped
its case against Apple wasn’t unexpected. “After
setting up a showdown that the Department of Justice
looked set to lose, the DOJ all of a sudden discovered
and implemented an alternative way to access Syed
Rizwan Farook’s phone, even though for months they had
claimed to need Apple’s help to access it.” But, she
says, people need to understand the government is still
trying to get into your business. “While it looks like
the DOJ backed off a fight they seemed sure to lose,
even since Monday’s announcement, the Justice
Department has renewed its determination to access
other phones, most of which it can probably access via
other means as well. Ultimately there needs to be
affirmative protection for companies that build
security into their products, or the government will
continue to attempt to chip away in secret.” Wheeler
writes widely about the legal aspects of the “war on
terror” and its effects on civil liberties. She blogs
at emptywheel.net. Contact her at (734) 332-1652;
emptywheel@gmail.com, @emptywheel

2. ==> Who is Presidential?

The field has shrunk, but debate is open on exactly who
will wind up on the ballot this November. But which
candidates are actually presidential? Invite PR pro and
author Cherie Kerr to break down the style/demeanor and
messaging/content of those left in the race for the
White House. Kerr teaches communication skills to
Fortune 100 companies and lectures at Universities.
She’s also a speech writer and a founding member of the
L.A. Groundlings (Melissa McCarthy, Phil Hartman, Julia
Sweeney, Kristen Wiig, Will Farrell, Cheryl Hines,
Kathy Griffin, etc.) You’ll enjoy her energetic,
direct, incisive and often humorous take on what will
and won’t work for those still in the race. Cherie has
appeared on numerous radio and TV shows. She’s the
owner of ExecuProv, a presentation/communications
training company and the author of several books
including “How to Be Presidential.” Contact her at
(714) 550-9900; (714) 271-2140 (cell) or cherie@kerrpr-

3. ==> Legendary Publicist Dick Guttman

What do Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Kirk
Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Clint
Eastwood, Tony Curtis and at least 200 other big names
in Hollywood have in common? They’ve all had Dick
Guttman as their publicist – the longtime Malibu
resident who has now spent over 60 years in “fame
management,” as he calls it, and still maintains a full
roster of A-list clients and a Beverly Hills office.
Invite him on your show to talk about his years in show
biz, when Hollywood was Hollywood!  Guttman says,
“Stardom in the Golden Age of Hollywood exists no more.
PR was focused on building stars rather than exploiting
them.” Guttman’s memoir is “Starflacker: Inside the
Golden Age of Hollywood.” Radio tour slots available
for April 6th. Contact Ryan McCormick at

4. ==> Best Family Beaches

I know it’s only March, but if you want a summer beach
vacation, you gotta do something—now! Just in time for
vacation planning, Family Vacation Critic –
TripAdvisor’s family travel site – is out with its list
of the best beaches for families across the U.S. From
North Carolina’s Outer Banks to Sleeping Bear Dunes
National Lakeshore in Michigan, there’s a beach for
everyone, all across the country.  Lissa Poirot,
editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic, says
choosing an ideal beach for families can be quite
difficult. “Families are looking for beaches that are
not only safe and clean, but also those that offer a
level of convenience that meet the needs of those
traveling with various age groups. Nearby
accommodations, restaurants and attractions – as well
as cost – all add to a beach’s appeal for families.”
Beaches on the list include well-known summer surf
spots as well as small, hidden gems worth a visit. And,
Poirot can share insider tips for getting the most of a
beach vacation. Contact  Aubrey Manzo Dunn at (609)
583-0054; Aubrey@familyvacationcritic.com,

5. ==> Last Chance for March Meat Madness

America is full of great regional hot dogs, and who
doesn’t like a little competition? In the spirit of
March Madness, hot dog fans are having their say in the
fourth annual National Hot Dog and Sausage Council
(NHDSC) Hot Dog Madness bracket.  “Just as in
basketball’s March Madness, expect Hot Dog Madness
surprises and upsets,” says NHDSC’s Eric Mittenthal.
“The fun part is seeing fans from different cities
rally around their hometown hot dog. Right now it’s
North vs. West in our first Hot Dog Madness Final Four
matchup.”  Apparently it’s a tight race between the
classic New York dog and the newcomer Seattle Dog.
Fans can still vote for their favorite hot dogs online.
Past upset winners include West Virginia’s dog with
chili, mustard and coleslaw atop a wiener on a steamed
bun and Cleveland’s Sugardale dog. Contact Mittenthal
at (202) 587-4238; 404-808-8396 (cell) or

6. ==>  Former NBA Scout on Final Four

Invite longtime top evaluator of college basketball
Richard Sheubrooks to talk March Madness from an
insider perspective. He’ll discuss the top recruits,
which players are ready to step right into the NBA,
which are great at the college level but not likely to
make top pros, which schools in the March Madness
tournament produce the most and/or the best pros, etc.
Richard Sheubrooks is a former NBA scouting director
and marketing executive with NIKE. He’s worked with
legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, Jerry West and
Michael Jordan. He’s the author of “The Greatest Story
Never Told,” and the upcoming book “The Assist,”
inspired by Michael Jordan and Dean Smith. Contact him
at (980) 230-3070; richsheu23@gmail.com

6. ==> How to Stay Safe Anywhere

U.S. citizens traveling to and throughout Europe have
been advised that “terrorist groups continue to plan
near-term attacks” in the region, possibly targeting
sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants and
transportation. Here at home, the Brussels attacks
remind us that terrorism can happen anywhere, at any
time. Robert Sholly, a retired army colonel who is
experienced in both counter-terrorism and performing
international security assessments, says while we
cannot live in fear, it is wise to live with caution
and prudence. He’ll discuss the most dangerous public
places and how to keep your family safer in movie
theaters, malls, restaurants and while travelling.
He’ll explain why you need a security plan before you
enter a mall, what to do if shots are fired in a
crowded movie theater and the physical signs to watch
for that could identify a potential shooter on public
transportation. As a counter-terrorism specialist,
Sholly evaluated and designed security for dams,
tunnels, ports, airports and international boundaries.
Sholly has designed security plans for family homes,
corporate buildings, compounds and large
infrastructures. He speaks Arabic, Farsi, Dari and is a
Middle East security specialist. He was also a member
of the United Nations international peace keeping
forces that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988. Contact
him at (281) 482-8887; robert@robertsholly.com

8. ==> Don’t Be an ‘April Fool’ for Love

Everybody loves a good joke but there’s nothing funny
about being fooled when it comes to love. Online dating
sites are full of guidance to help you match up with a
mate but finding a truly good partner is about lasting
traits like conflict resolution, effective
communication skills and REAL sexual chemistry. Invite
clinical sexologist and relationship coach Dr., Claudia
Six on your show to learn how to pick a good partner
and learn the red flags to avoid, and what no-so-
obvious things you should be looking for. Dr. Claudia
Six has an M.A. in counseling psychology and a PhD in
clinical sexology.  Her upcoming book is “Erotic
Integrity: How to be True to Yourself Sexually.”
Contact her at (415) 453-6218; claudia@drsix.net

9. ==> How to Have a No Sneeze Spring

We may love that winter is over but millions of
Americans dread springtime and the sneezing, coughing
and wheezing that ensues. Stop and smell the flowers?
Many people can’t even go outside! Dr. Jim Roach, a
leading integrative practitioner, says many people
reach for antihistamines to get through the season, but
that comes with its own risks. “Antihistamines can
cause all sorts of problems including brain fog,
urinary retention, acid reflux and constipation. And
they may, as anticholinergics, even promote dementia.”
Dr. Roach will explain how to prevent allergies with
probiotics, zinc and vitamin D and ways to treat
allergy symptoms that actually have beneficial side
effects!  Jim Roach, MD, has appeared on numerous radio
and TV programs. He’s 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 Dr. Roach at (859)
846-4453 (office);  jproach@aol.com

10. ==> Painkiller Panacea

In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug abuse
epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
announced last week that immediate-release opioid
painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now
have to carry a “black box” warning about the risk of
abuse, addiction, overdose and death. Chronic pain
treatment expert Cindy Perlin says that, and new CDC
guidelines for docs are long overdue, but not nearly
enough. “Doctors and health insurers created the worst
drug epidemic in U.S. history by favoring the use of
highly addictive opioid prescription painkillers over
other available treatments for pain and they continue
to ignore common sense solutions to curtailing the
opioid epidemic.” Perlin adds that the CDC guidelines
ignore, and insurance companies rarely cover, other
proven treatments for pain, including chiropractic,
massage, acupuncture, exercise programs, nutritional
and herbal interventions, marijuana and low level laser
therapy. Perlin is a licensed social worker, and
certified biofeedback practitioner 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. ==> February was Warmest Month in History

Climate scientists say February 2016 was the hottest
month since 1880 when records began. Is this warming
‘returning with a vengeance’ after temperatures
remained nearly constant from 1998 to 2013? Or is this
the result of the eruption of Bárðarbunga volcano in
central Iceland from August 2014 to February 2015, the
highest rate of basaltic lava extrusion since 1783?
Rapid extrusion of basaltic lava has been associated
with rapid warming throughout the history of Earth. Dr.
Peter Langdon Ward worked 27 years as a geophysicist
and volcanologist with the US Geological Survey. He
spent the last ten years reexamining the many
assumptions underlying greenhouse warming theory. Ward
is the author of the new book “What Really Causes
Global Warming? Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion?”
Contact him at (307) 733-3664; peward@wyoming.com

12. ==> Why are Millennials So Depressed?

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);

13. ==> Retirement Regrets

With Boomers entering retirement with 401ks that have
been decimated by the economy, many soon-to-be seniors
fear the worst for what is supposed to be their ‘Golden
Years.’  Financial advisor Rodger Friedman says, “The
greatest financial conundrum this generation is facing
is longevity.  People are living longer, with higher
health care costs, and continued escalation of living
expenses.  How can we financially afford to keep living
and have a sustainable and satisfying retirement?”
Invite Friedman to discuss the reasons many people
don’t get the right kind of retirement advice, and how
to build a relationship with an adviser that will work
for your individual needs. Friedman will talk about the
biggest risk facing retirees today, why being your own
financial adviser is a big mistake, and how to make
sure your relationship with your adviser is a truly
beneficial one for you. Listeners will also get access
to a free 17 page special report on retirement
planning. Rodger Friedman is the author of “Forging
Bonds of Steel.” Contact him toll free at 1-844 -3- my-
plan or 1-844-369-7526 or

14. ==> Spring Dating Advice – Get Offline, Go Outside

Tired of turning up duds from online dating? Maybe your
grandparents are right about meeting in real life!
Invite psychotherapist Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, Ed.D. on
your show to share some Spring dating tips. Among them,
go out alone, and not in groups. Dr. Wish will share
even more powerful, research-based tips on finding and
keeping a relationship. You’ll learn why a smile is not
enough to make someone say hello, how to make sure no
one will walk away from asking you for a date, and the
dos and don’ts about getting your friends to help you
meet new people. Dr. Wish is a seasoned media guest and
the author of “Smart Relationships.”  Contact her at
(941) 363-0505 (FL); (941) 928-1547 (cell) or

15. ==> Help! My Kid’s a Teen!

Many parents say they’re shocked to see their sweet,
loving children morph into moody, self-involved
brooding teens. Sure, you knew it was coming, but who
thought it would be so difficult? According to author,
parenting coach and family sociologist Laura Reagan-
Porras, parents make it a lot harder than it has to be.
In an interview that can be conducted in Spanish or
English, Reagan-Porras will explain why parents need to
stop trying to limit their teen’s friends, ways to
prevent them from getting bad grades and why they
should adopt a more robot-like attitude. She’ll cover
where to draw the line-in-the-sand, and how to get a
grip on teen culture without your teen thinking you’re
a dork. Reagan-Porras is a parenting expert, speaker,
experienced media guest and author of the upcoming book
“How to Raise Respectful Parents.” Contact her at (956)
250-3689; laura@heart2heartparents.com

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