04/12/16 RTIR E-zine: Traveling Abroad, Healthcare Decisions, Stress Awareness

April 12, 2016

FR: Lauren Healy and Chris Morabito, Editors, Radio-TV
Interview Report Magazine

01. Kerry’s Hiroshima Visit
02. US Alliances: Trump Isn’t Stupid
03. The Happiest Spots on Earth
04. Should Lisa Simpson Go Vegan?
05. Let’s Talk About the Birds and Bees
06. White House – 2030 Heat Wave will Kill 11K
07. Painkiller Panacea
08. College – The Dollars and Cents
09. Why are Millennials So Depressed?
10. Is it Safe to Travel Abroad?
11. Spring –Time to Clean Out Your Cubical
12. Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16
13. April is Stress Awareness Month
14. Natural Spring Allergy Treatments
15. The Stars Predict a Revolution
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1. ==> Kerry’s Hiroshima Visit

Secretary of State John Kerry became the highest-
ranking U.S. diplomat to visit the Hiroshima Peace
Park, located at ground zero for the first of two
atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Japanese
cities near the end of World War II. An estimated
140,000 Japanese died in the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing. For
decades, John Steinbach has organized trips of
Hibakusha — Japanese atomic bomb survivors — to the
U.S. to commemorate the U.S. using nuclear weapons
against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He also engages in
other efforts to educate people in the U.S. and around
the world about the attacks and nuclear policy, such as
sending U.S. students to Japan. He says, “While many
are applauding Secretary Kerry’s visit, I have profound
concerns that this visit may be used as cover. These
stem from knowledge of the U.S. government having
embarked on a massive nuclear weapons build up.”
Steinbach is a founding member of the
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National
Capital Area. Contact him at (703) 822-3485;
johnsteinbach1@verizon.net

2. ==> US Alliances: Trump Isn’t Stupid

President Obama recently questioned Donald Trump’s
fitness for office by criticizing his policy stances on
ceding living space to Russia as another great power
and pushing wealthy U.S. allies to do more to defend
themselves, so the United States wouldn’t need to
continue to bear most of that burden. Ivan Eland says
although Obama may be right that Trump is generally
unready to be president, Trump’s thinking on these
specific issues is surprisingly insightful. “Facing
nearly $19 trillion in debt, which has been accumulated
in part by fighting expensive and unneeded brushfire
wars overseas, an overstretched superpower now needs
more help from rich friends to defend themselves. Based
on prior US failed pleas for its allies to do more, it
will not happen unless the United States does less.”
Eland adds, “Even Trump’s seemingly extreme notion of
allowing prosperous allies to takeover more of their
own defense by getting nuclear weapons doesn’t seem so
irrational. The United States simply can no longer
afford to provide security for countries that don’t
even fully open their markets to US exports.” Ivan
Eland a senior fellow and director of the Center on
Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute. He’s
the author of several books including “Recarving
Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity,
and Liberty.” Contact him at (703) 282-3484 (cell);
ieland@independent.org

3. ==> The Happiest Spots on Earth

Where are the happiest people on earth? You might guess
some exotic island in the South Pacific, but there are
plenty of other spots that rank high on the happiness
scale. Linda Swain has travelled the globe for 30 years
as the owner of a custom travel company. Now, she’s
sharing her ‘happy spots’ with a TV audience as host of
the daytime TV show Tapping IN: The Happiest People and
Places. From Monterey, California to Auckland, New
Zealand, Swain will discuss what it is about certain
places that seem to lift our spirits just being there
and how we can keep that feeling going when we return
home. Have your listeners call in with their own
stories as Swain shares her travel adventures and tips.
Swain is an entrepreneur, producer and TV host. Her
first show, “Moms on the Move,” aired in syndication
across the US. Contact Ellen Langas at(610) 658-5889

4. ==> Should Lisa Simpson Go Vegan?

Lisa Simpson of “The Simpsons” is already a vegetarian,
but fans want writers to take her advocacy for animals
one step further. A  petition urging the show’s writers
to make Lisa Simpson vegan has gathered over 20,000
signatures. Longtime fan Matthew Hanson says he started
the campaign because to him, veganism promotes global
justice. “I’ve read people testifying to the fact that
Lisa was a major influence on them, or that she was a
role model who helped them be the best person they
could be when others around them were less supportive.
The Simpsons gets millions of viewers every episode, so
it greatly influences culture. I think Lisa should
continue to be a positive role model, just updated for
2016.” Lisa Simpson went vegetarian in the seventh
season of the show, when she bonded with a lamb at a
petting zoo. The episode featured Paul McCartney, whose
condition for appearing on the show was that Lisa would
remain vegetarian for the rest of the series. Contact
Madison Donzis at (210) 488-6220;
madison@unbendablemedia.com

5. ==> Let’s Talk About the Birds and Bees

You know you’ve got to do it, but talking about sex
with your kids is probably pretty low on your list of
‘fun family time.’ But Dr. Claudia Six says there are
lots of natural, healthy ways to teach kids about the
birds and the bees. “Now that’s it’s springtime, pack
everyone up and head to the zoo and let the kids watch
the animals mate! You know you’ve been putting off
having the birds and the bees talk, so here’s your
opener!” Dr. Claudia will share other tips to talk to
kids about sex without stressing… too much.  She says,
“Just remember to answer their questions, ask them
questions, breathe, and use the correct names for body
parts. And don’t make them feel wrong for asking
questions.” 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

6. ==> White House – 2030 Heat Wave will Kill 11K

According to a White House report, extreme temperatures
associated with climate change could lead to 11,000
deaths in the summer of 2030. By 2100, that estimate
would jump to 27,000. Scientists anticipate a rise in
average temperature of 3 or 4 degrees Celsius by 2030.
Invite Dr. Peter Langdon Ward to discuss the issue of
global warming and why the greenhouse warming theory
may likely be wrong. 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 “What Really Causes Global
Warming? Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion?” Contact
him at (307) 733-3664; peward@wyoming.com

7. ==> Painkiller Panacea

In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug abuse
epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has
announced 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

8. ==> College – The Dollars and Cents

It’s college acceptance time, when high school seniors
choose their next stop on the way to careers and
adulthood. But behind every emotional college decision
is the question of how to pay for that education.
Steven Roberts can talk about how to save on
application fees, lesser known resources to pay for
college, and how to find the right college for you and
your goals. “There are real ways to pay for college –
including top-notch universities – that don’t involve
getting your degree along with tens of thousands of
dollars of debt.” Roberts will explain where to find
scholarship money, why your GPA isn’t everything, and
how to earn money while in school. Roberts was so good
at finding money for college, that his own 2008
engineering degree was more than paid for by 11
scholarships and grants, and he has helped thousands of
people save BIG on college expenses. He’s appeared on
more than 50 radio stations and podcasts and is the
author of “Winning the Money Game in College: Any Major
and Any GPA Can Finish College Debt-Free or Better.”
Contact him at (801) 830-9234;
steven.roberts.1@collegecashchampion.com

9. ==> 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);
jakeheilbrunn@gmail.com

10. ==> Is it Safe to Travel Abroad?

The recent terrorist attack in Brussels has travelers
thinking twice about travelling abroad. Invite Russell
Hannon to put travelers’ concerns into context. He’ll
offer ways to educate yourself of potential risks
abroad, how to protect yourself once you’re there, and
what websites you should visit before you book your
trip. Russell Hannon is a travel expert who has been
featured by Johnny Jet, CNBC, FOX, America Tonight,
CTV, ShopSmart, Yahoo Finance, and Around the World
Travel TV. He is the author of “Stop Dreaming Start
Traveling: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling More and
Spending Less.” Contact him at (403) 354-0349;
Russell@breakthetravelbarrier.com

11. ==> Spring –Time to Clean Out Your Cubical

It’s been four months since you made your New Year’s
Resolution. Has anything changed? Did you lose weight?
Did you plan a vacation? Are you still working a job
that you hate? It’s estimated that 86% of Americans
dislike their job and feel stuck. Tom Scarda says
spring is a great time to clean out your cubical and
make a career change. “Now that the dust has settled
from first quarter layoffs and you know where you
stand, are you prepared to face the next round of
layoffs?” Scarda, a franchise expert, will discuss
about to go from employee to employer and from signing
the back of your check to signing the front. You’ll
learn the biggest dangers facing novice buyers and five
questions to ask yourself to know if franchise
ownership is for you. Tom Scarda is the author of
“Franchise Savvy: 6 Strategies Pros Use to Pick Top
Performing Franchises.” Contact him at (516) 322–1435;
Tom@TomScarda.com

12. ==> Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16

Emergency medicine physician Kevin Haselhorst has seen
his share of patients and family members who failed to
ask the tough questions that would have benefitted them
most during their medical crises. According to
Haselhorst, patients’ fears prevent them from asking
for information. “This fear factor sabotages patients’
ability to have their end-of-life wishes come true,” he
says. Invite him to share a list of ten questions
patients should ask their physicians. From when a
procedure or test is necessary to managing pain and
weighing treatment options, Dr. Haselhorst will explain
what to ask, and why. National Healthcare Decisions Day
is a nationwide event aimed at demystifying healthcare
decisions.  Haselhorst is an emergency medicine
physician affiliated in Phoenix. He’s also the author
of “Wishes to Die For,” an introspective guide to
advance care planning. Contact him at (480) 907-6027;
khaselhorstmd@gmail.com

13. ==> April is Stress Awareness Month

We all know that stress is a killer but most of us are
too busy getting through our days to do something about
it. With April being Stress Awareness Month, it’s time
to get a grip on what is driving us crazy, raising our
collective blood pressures and making us sick. Who
better to pass on insights than Tami Gilbert, who was
abandoned by her parents as a teenager and once worked
three jobs at the same time to put herself through
college, earning a master’s degree in nursing and an
MBA? Gilbert will discuss the role faith, sticky notes,
downtime and letting go can play in a healthier you. As
a bonus, she can also explain what you should know if
you are hospitalized, finding yourself attended by
nurses coping with their own feelings of being
unappreciated, overworked and overwhelmed. Her book is
“Courage to Persevere: A Compelling Story of Struggle,
Survival and Triumph.” Reach her at 312-218-1744;
info@tamigilbert.com

14. ==> Natural Spring Allergy Treatments

Spring is beautiful with all the flowering trees and
buds, but it can wreak havoc on anyone who suffers from
spring allergies. Before you reach for allergy
medication, Sophia Gushee has some natural ways to
alleviate spring allergy symptoms! She says, “As your
first line of defense, check your local pollen levels
each day during spring. On days with especially high
pollen levels, wear sunglasses when outside to protect
your eyes from irritation, and keep the windows closed
in your home.” Gushee says allergy sufferers should
invest in a vacuum with a HEPA filter that can pick up
smaller particles like pollen. And for symptom relief,
she says many people swear by turmeric and drinking a
mixture of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and
water. Exposure expert and author of “A to Z of D-
Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic
Exposures,” Sophia Gushée can provide detoxing tips on
water, kitchen, home, nursery, office, and more.
Contact her at (917) 208-9842 (NY); srgushee@gmail.com

15. ==> The Stars Predict a Revolution

As astronomers debate whether or not Pluto is a planet
astrologers have no such doubts. They know that Pluto,
which takes some 248 years to orbit around the Earth,
has a powerful influence and its imminent return is
already bringing big changes to America. According to
career astrologer Azlan White, “As Pluto comes closer
to its American birth-chart position, its power is
increasing! The possibility of war or catharsis
heightens over the next 7 years. At the actual point
when Pluto returns (February 20, 2022) it will mark a
time of possible change in government for the United
States.” White points out that the last time Pluto
travelled there it coincided with the Revolutionary
War. Invite this provocative expert astrologer to
discuss what lies ahead in the national horoscope.
Azlan White has a degree in journalism and is the
author of “StarWeather Whale,” a daily blog where she
shares her unusual and highly-regarded star-wisdom.
Contact her at (303) 444-0823; azlanwhite@gmail.com

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