04/28/16 RTIR E-zine: Severe Weather, Celebrating Moms, Prom Season

April 28, 2016

01. Severe Weather Wallops U.S.
02. Prince, Paupers and Opioid Overdose
03. Prince Estate –  No Will and No Kids
04. Hamilton – Does the Musical Tell All?
05. Moms Who Run More than the Household
06. Make it a Multi-Generational Mother’s Day
07. 12 Days of Mother’s Day
08. Trump the Government!
09. Prom Season – What Really Happens
10. Finals! College Stress is Soaring
11. Interview Tips for New Grads
12. New Grads Will Change the Workplace
13. The Golden Spice Big Pharma Hates
14. Spring Clean Your Body
15. Why You Should Listen Like a Dog

1. ==> Severe Weather Wallops U.S.

Tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms have plagued
states from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast this week and
the damaging weather isn’t over yet, with more
treacherous weather in the forecast for the next few
days. A series of storms brought huge hail and high
winds, reportedly killing one person and injuring four
others early in the week in Texas. The American Red
Cross is urging people in the affected areas to prepare
and be safe. With disaster preparedness and response
experts in the field, they can share information and
safety tips as well as discuss the situation in
affected areas. Contact Jeanne Hamrick at (202)
303-5551; (202) 257-8743 (cell) or

2. ==> Prince, Paupers and Opioid Overdose

Authorities investigating Prince’s death found
prescription opioid medication on his person when he
was discovered unresponsive at his Minnesota home. The
music legend reportedly lived with chronic hip and
ankle pain, and in 2010 had hip replacement surgery and
was prescribed Percocet to deal with continuing pain,
just like millions of other people. Chronic pain
treatment expert Cindy Perlin says, “The reality is
that most prescription painkillers are prescribed by
doctors whose medical school training included less
than two hours of training on pain. They get most of
their “education” about pain from pharmaceutical
company representatives!” Perlin says better, safer
pain treatments like low level laser therapy, massage
and marijuana work, but many insurance plans won’t pay.
That’s why she’s started a petition on change.org
asking President Obama and Congress to pass a law
requiring health insurance to pay for all proven
treatments for chronic pain and to require physicians
to be educated about them. 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

3. ==> Prince Estate –  No Will and No Kids

Despite an estate worth an approximated $250 million,
Prince had no will. The singer had no children, his
parents are both deceased, and he was twice divorced.
So who will inherit his millions? , Invite attorney
Bruce Givner to discuss what happens next. Will
Prince’s sister and five half-sibling split the estate?
What about  other potential heirs or beneficiaries?
Givner says sometimes people come out of the woodwork
to claim part of dead celebrities’ wealth. Bruce Givner
is a tax attorney and expert in wills and estates. He
handles many celebrities and their estate planning and
has appeared on many radio and TV shows including
Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Contact Cherie
Kerr at (714) 271-2140; (303) 619-3949 or
cherie@kerrpr-execuprov.com; shannon@kerrpr-

4. ==> Hamilton – Does the Musical Tell All?

The Broadway Musical Hamilton is a smash hit but who
really was Alexander Hamilton. Gerard Homes says, “The
U.S. myth of the Founding Fathers has revolved around
Washington and Jefferson, but both have been
scrutinized. Alexander Hamilton is now in effect being
put forward, but he was the captain of the one percent
— he represented the interests of big finance at the
beginning of the United States.”  He adds, “”In terms
of Alexander Hamilton the man, he migrated to the
mainland from the Caribbean as the enslaved Africans
became more rebellious. The elite whites could no
longer control the situation though the region had been
considered the crown jewel of the British empire in
this hemisphere. His coming to what became the U.S. was
actually an example of what we’d call white flight.”
Gerald Horne is Chair of History and African American
Studies at the University of Houston. His books include
“The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and
the Origins of the United States of America.” Contact
him at reyn.sn@gmail.com

5. ==> Moms Who Run More than the Household

Let’s face it, Moms have always run the household, but
these days more and more moms are also running their
own businesses. For a fun spin on Mother’s Day, let’s
talk about moms making money their way, as
entrepreneurs, or as we like to call them, mompreneurs.
Invite Tom Scarda, an entrepreneur and franchise
expert, to talk about the many ways mothers today are
embracing the opportunity to be their own boss. “More
females, are buying franchises – from corporate America
refugees being downsized to stay at home moms looking
to make extra money between school buses. More female
celebs are also getting into business like Ivanka Trump
and her line of clothes and accessories.” Scarda will
discuss how to go from employee to employer, and from
signing the back of your check to signing the front.
You’ll also 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

6. ==> Make it a Multi-Generational Mother’s Day

Your mom took care of you. You take care of your
children.  And now, you’re taking care of your mom.
This Mother’s Day, invite Stephanie Erickson to share
ways to celebrate all the mothers in your family with
simple activities that connect the generations – from
grandma to grandchild. She says, “If your mother has
cognitive losses or physical limitations you can still
create special moments to celebrate your relationship
with multi-generational activities like making a video,
creating an on-line photo album or heading into the
kitchen to share family recipes. Erickson adds,
“Caregivers are overwhelmingly women, many of whom have
full-time jobs and children. These activities are a way
for a mother, sandwiched between her kids and aging
mom, to feel connected to both. Plus, you’re creating
family memories and traditions that will live on in the
form of videos, albums, and meals!”  Stephanie Erickson
is licensed social worker, caregiving expert, radio
host and speaker.  Contact her at (514) 795-7377;

7. ==> 12 Days of Mother’s Day

Mothers give their best to their families every day.
Often, though, they feel about as appreciated as a
raccoon at a picnic. Colleen O’Grady is out to change
that. This mother appreciation expert says this year
families turn the holiday into a 12-day festival of
Mom. What mom wouldn’t feel appreciated if her spouse
planned a wow date in which they have the romantic
dinner she craves instead of going to Bud’s Barbecue,
his favorite spot? And what mom wouldn’t love being
told that someone else would clean the toilet or that
free babysitting would be provided while she goes
shopping or out with her friends? O’Grady’s small ideas
will have a big impact for 12 days surrounding Mother’s
Day (or every day). She is the author of “Dial Down the
Drama.” Reach her at 713-408-6112;

8. ==> Trump the Government!

Dare invite a notorious terrorist and counterfeiter
onto your program?  Bernard von NotHaus (pronounced
“BER-nerd von NOTE house) is (according to the
government) a “unique domestic terrorist.”  He has been
called a “hero,” “the Rosa Parks of monetary liberty”
and “the monetary architect of the gold and silver
Liberty Dollar.”  Mr. von NotHaus served as the mint
master at the Royal Hawaiian mint for 25 years before
an epiphany led him to design, develop and issue the
private, gold and silver-based Liberty Dollar on
October 1, 1998.  The new, voluntary, “inflation-proof”
barter currency became so popular that it was targeted
by the federal government who arrested, convicted and
sentenced von NotHaus for counterfeiting US coins in
2014.  Now that he has served his time and is free, he
is really dangerous.  He is on a mission to educate the
public about the constitution, sound money, and the
Federal Reserve. His peaceful, simple solution: “Change
the Money / Change the Country / Change the World for
Peace.”  His new, gold and silver “Trump Dollar,”
features Donald Trump’s image on 1 oz. fine gold,
silver and copper pieces, along with slogans like,
“Trump the Government,” and “Vote Non Politician.” The
new pieces commemorate Donald Trump’s presidential
campaign, and debut this week at Trump Tower in NYC.
To invite the outspoken monetary maverick, Bernard von
NotHaus, for a very engaging, entertaining and
informative TV or radio interview, contact Daniel
Fazzina at
(631) 463-7359; FazzinaPR@use.startmail.com

9. ==>Prom Season – What Really Happens

Does everyone really have sex on prom night? This is a
great call-in show! For about 20 years, Deborah Ann
Davis informally surveyed her high school students on
the topics of sex, drugs and alcohol. Regardless of the
type of school environment, the results were usually
the same. Hardly anyone was actually doing it, and
nearly everyone thought everybody else was doing it
(except them). She says, “The same is true about having
sex on prom night, but does anyone believe it? Not when
full blown adolescent insecurity is pitted against
magical prom night propaganda!” Davis says her mission
is to help the countless teenage girls who repeatedly
make bad dating choices. She teaches them to be
comfortable being single and to be patient and picky
until a healthy relationship presents itself. A 27-year
educator, Deborah Ann Davis is now an educational
speaker and the author of the upcoming book, “A Girls
Guide To Good Guys: The Power Of Being Picky And
Patient.” Contact her at 860-987-3348;

10. ==> Finals! College Stress is Soaring

College can be stressful all year long, but spring can
be tough for even the best students. Final exams and
projects are due and the clock is ticking. Invite Asa
Odback and Emile Nelson to share the one simple
tradition students can add to their day that will help
ease the stress. The mother-son team has written “The
Fika Fix: Student Success by Stressing Less – The
Swedish Way.” The pair says the Swedish solution is as
simple as taking a break, and it helps students
connect, relax and succeed. Asa Odback is a speaker,
author, artist and success coach who has taught Law at
the University of Stockholm and now lives in Santa
Barbara. Émile Nelson is a recent straight-A graduate
from UCSB. Contact Asa and Emile at (805) 551-4455;

11. ==> Interview Tips for New Grads

Looking for a job is hard– especially for college
graduates about to enter the job market for the first
time. “One of the most important conversations you will
ever have in your lifetime is the job interview
conversation,” says Debbie Silverman, a human behavior
specialist. From body language to using the right
verbiage, Silverman says , “The words we use in a
conversation and how we understand the silent
conversation—facial expressions, body language—is the
difference between dreaming about what you want and
actually getting it, in a job interview and in life!”
She’ll discuss how five simple steps will give you an
unfair advantage in the job market and explain the
difference between showing up to interview and showing
up to win! Debbie Silverman is a human behavior
specialist, NLP practitioner and the author of “It’s
Just a Conversation – What to Say and How to Say It in
Business.”  Contact her at (954) 610-1403;

12. ==> New Grads Will Change the Workplace

Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by
2025. But according to Nick Gianoulis, founder of the
consulting and training company The Fun Dept., that
not-so-distant prospect should not send companies into
a panic. In fact, he views the presence of so many
workers born after 1981 as a positive force that will
shift the workplace in ways other generations could
only have dreamed about.  Gianoulis will explain why he
believes we are in the early stages of a workplace
revolution, what younger workers want in a corporate
culture, and how older managers can get the best from
millennials entering the workforce. The Fun Company has
been featured on CNN, BBC News, TedX, and in the
Washington Post. Nick spent 20-years in corporate
management with a company that embraced a “work hard,
play hard” culture. He is the coauthor of “Playing It
Forward.” Contact him at (302) 463-3819;

13. ==> The Golden Spice Big Pharma Hates

For every news story about the benefits of dietary
supplements, there always seem to be pharma-backed
experts who caution that we need more research in spite
of a huge body of evidence. Turmeric, the golden spice
that spans cultures making all types of food appear
more appetizing and taste delicious, is the spice that
big pharma – the multi-billion dollar industry that
protects its drugs like an angry mamma bear – hates.
Invite Dr. Michael Smith to discuss studies that show
how turmeric works as an anti-inflammatory, can lower
blood sugar and help relieve arthritis pain. It even
looks like it may stop some cancers in their tracks and
there are indications it may be helpful in combating
Alzheimer’s.  Dr. Smith can provide guidance about the
medicinal use of turmeric and its primary component,
curcumin, a real nutrition superstar. You’ll learn
where to find the spice (it’s in supermarkets and
health stores everywhere) and how it costs pennies on
the dollar compared to prescription drugs. Michael
Smith, M.D., is senior health scientist with Life
Extension and the author of “The Supplement Pyramid.”
He’s the long-time host of Healthy Talk on Radio MD.
Contact Sheldon Baker at (954)790-5512;

14. ==> Spring Clean Your Body

Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation and
Dr. Roberta Kline says it’s also the perfect time to
detox your body. Not sure how to do that? Invite Dr.
Kline to talk about what types of detox are harmful and
which can really help. She says, “Detoxification is the
transformation and removal of harmful chemicals in our
body, and we all need basic supports including plenty
of clean water, exercise, and proper functioning of the
waste systems (bowel and bladder), along with the
proper nutrients. But what you need may be different
from what your coworker or family member needs.”  Dr.
Kline says our genes are responsible for making sure
our systems function properly, but until recently, it
was mostly guesswork. She’ll explain how to work with a
trained health professional to design a personalized
detox program.
Roberta Kline, MD, FACOG is cofounder of Genomic
Solutions Now and NCG Health Solutions which work to
teach practitioners and their patients how to use
genomics to create personalized strategies for optimal
health. Contact her at (505) 231.6164;

15. ==> Why You Should Listen Like a Dog

Dogs instinctively know not to interrupt us, finish our
sentences, offer unsolicited advice or text us instead
of talking to us. And if we’re smart, asserts best-
selling author Jeff Lazarus, we’ll strive to be more
like them. Citing a Cornell study’s finding that we
have one-third fewer good friends now than we did
before social media came along, Lazarus will share his
leash law violations—mistakes we make when we think we
are communicating—the power of the paws (effective
silence), and why it’s more important to be interested
than interesting. A health science consultant with an
MBA from Pepperdine University, Lazarus taught public
speaking at the university level and conducted numerous
workshops on listening, presentation skills, and
customer engagement. His new book “Listen Like a Dog”
was inspired by his late dog Roamy and is the follow up
to his #1 bestseller, “Dogtology.” Reach him through
Darcie Rowan, (347) 407-0942; Darcie@DarcieRowanPR.com

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