05/17/16 RTIR E-zine: Zika Virus, New Grads, National Parks

May 17, 2016

01. Afghanistan as Longest War?
02. Did Donald Trump Give Us The Finger?
03. Brazil: Why it’s a Coup
04. Two Words for New Grads
05. National Parks Turn 100
06. Iraqi-American on Democracy’s Double Standards
07. Make More Money Loving the Job You Hate
08. Fun NASA Show – 1,000+ New Planets!
09. Zika Virus – What You Need to Know
10. May is Mental Health Month
11. Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?
12. Summer Diet Tip – Calories Don’t Matter
13. Doc Explains Her Pro-Life Choice Stance
14. Love is in the Air – A Better Way to Date
15. Yoga for Baseball Players
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1. ==> Afghanistan as Longest War?

The New York Times claimed in a lengthy piece this
weekend that President “Obama has now been at war
longer than any other American president.” Roxanne
Dunbar-Ortiz  says “”President James Monroe ties with
Obama, the First Seminole War, 1816-1823, the Army
commanded by General Andrew Jackson, who as president
oversaw the Second Seminole War, which Martin Van Buren
continued, 1835-42; The Third Seminole War, 1855-58,
was overseen by two different presidents, Pierce and
Buchanan. A pattern very similar to the Iraq wars, 1991
and ongoing. The Seminole Wars were formative for
future invasive wars that have been endless, few days
in U.S. history without the U.S. military making war
somewhere.”
Dunbar-Ortiz is author or editor of seven books,
including “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United
States.” Contact her at (415) 370-4996;
rdunbaro@pacbell.net, @rdunbaro

2. ==> Did Donald Trump Give Us The Finger?

What Donald Trump isn’t saying to us speaks volumes.
When we watch candidates like Hillary Clinton, Bernie
Sanders and Donald Trump on TV, our subconscious mind
picks up on the visual cues such as hand gestures and
facial expressions. Human behavior specialist Debbie
Silverman says, “It’s not so much the words the
candidate says that make us feel a certain way about
them, it’s the gestures they use.” She’ll explain why
Bernie Sanders has a very high likeability rating and
why the two top candidates have the lowest ratings on
honesty and trustworthiness. Debbie Silverman will
discuss how a simple gesture like a finger or a smile
could possibly win or lose the election. 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 or
debbie@consumer-perspective.com

3. ==> Brazil: Why it’s a Coup

Less than halfway through her elected mandate, Dilma
Rousseff was stripped of her presidential duties for up
to six months last week when the Senate voted to begin
an impeachment trial. But Maria Luisa Mendonca says the
situation isn’t about accounting tricks.”The vote in
the Senate was predicable since most of the senators
had already expressed their opinions. But this has been
a political trial. It’s not about the alleged reason
for the impeachment. If the same criteria used against
her were used against state governors, 16 of them would
be impeached. They all used the same mechanism to cover
a budget shortfall. You can’t impeach a president
because you don’t like him or her. That’s why we call
this a coup.” Mendonca is director of Brazil’s Network
for Social Justice and Human Rights. She is also a
professor in the international relations department at
the University of Rio De Janeiro. Contact her at (510)
283-8374, marialuisam222@gmail.com

4. ==> Two Words for New Grads

As a new class of college graduates enters the
workforce, Mike Madden has some simple advice. Very
simple. Two words actually. While commencement speakers
go on and on leaving grads grasping for the meaning and
relevance, Madden boils his advice down to two words.
He says, “Dream big! Nothing is out of your reach. If
you can dream it, you can do it!” In fact, Madden’s got
all kinds of two-word tips for living life after
school. Invite him to share his simple-but-sound advice
for success in life and love. Among the 2-word tips:
Have manners. Be kind. Never complain. And give
everything. Mike Madden is the author of “2 Words 2
Live By,” a collection of 50 two-word phrases that
reveal how the essentials of life can be captured in
just two simple words. Contact him at (864) 356-0885;
mlmadden@yahoo.com

5. ==> National Parks Turn 100

The National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary
this year and Larry Powalisz says this summer is a
great time to pack up the family and explore America’s
parks. The author of the book series “Exploring Our
National Park Treasures” will share where to go, when
to visit and why. He says, “The crown jewels of the
National Park System are the 59 national parks; but
there are over 400 national seashores, monuments,
historical parks, and others located all over the
United States. They’re inexpensive, educational,
historical, and the spectacular views and vistas can be
life changing. There is no better classroom for
children to learn from or enjoy. This could be the
epitome of family bonding, togetherness and enjoyment!”
Powalisz is a career law enforcement officer. He and
his wife have written several books about the national
parks after visiting a number of them with their own
children. Contact him at (414) 801-8158;
lynlar66@yahoo.com

6. ==> Iraqi-American on Democracy’s Double Standards

Weam Namou was a child when she and her family fled
Iraq because of Iraq’s totalitarian government. “We
came here for America’s freedoms,” she says. But as
much as she loves her adopted country, the award-
winning author and documentarian now worries that the
very freedoms that attracted her family to America are
slipping away.
Invite Namou to share the story of Dawn Hanna, who in
2009 was accused of conspiring to broker
telecommunication equipment to Iraq during the
sanctions. Hanna was sentenced to six years in prison,
which she served, but unbeknownst to her and the jury
which tried her, her co-conspirator was actually a CIA
operative. Namou says the project was sponsored by the
United States to listen in on Saddam and his men. Weam
Namou has been a guest on more than a dozen radio talk
shows. She’s the author of “The Great American Family:
A Story of Political Disenchantment,” and a documentary
based on the book is expected later this year. Contact
her at (586) 212-4490; weamn@hotmail.com

7. ==> Make More Money Loving the Job You Hate

Chances are many of your listeners are among the 68
percent of U.S. workers who are disengaged; many hate
their jobs … and their boss. Business consultant Greg
Jacobson can make a real difference in their lives, as
he explains how changing their attitude toward work,
their job and their boss will not only make them
happier but earn them more money. He’ll say that
happiness on the job is related to focus and once you
stop focusing on what you don’t like about work (and
start focusing on what you want to happen) amazing
things occur. Jacobson will also share who the most
promotable people at work are and why they are not the
people who work the hardest or get the most done. The
author of “Think Yourself Happy” is available as a
last-minute guest and has been on CBS, ABC, Bloomberg
News, CNN and more. Reach him at (805) 302-0692;
superachiever@mac.com

8. ==> Fun NASA Show – 1,000+ New Planets!

Astronomers working with data from the Kepler space
telescope have announced the verification of a stunning
1,284 new exoplanets, worlds orbiting other stars.
Invite NASA expert Rod Pyle to discuss the find, and
what that means. “These are the 99% probable out of
4,300 candidates. More will probably be vetted. About
550 could be terrestrial, or somewhat like Earth. Most
of these are close to their parent star, because with
their faster orbits they are easier to spot. Longer
orbits like Earth’s take much more observing time. Not
bad for a crippled mission on its last legs.” Rod Pyle
has written several books and produced numerous
documentaries for the History Channel and Discovery
Communications, including the acclaimed Modern Marvels:
Apollo 11. He has lectured at NASA’s Johnson Space
Center, and written for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Caltech, LiveScience, and Space.com. His most recent
book is “Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover
Mission.” Contact him at (626) 399-4440;
rodpyle@yahoo.com

9. ==> Zika Virus – What You Need to Know

Concerns over the Zika virus continue to build with new
research showing a clear link to severe brain damage in
babies born to infected mothers. Some health experts
are now warning this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil
could spark a worldwide health crisis and should be
canceled or moved. How serious is the issue for
Americans not travelling abroad? Invite Dr. Jim Roach,
a leading integrative practitioner, to share what the
virus is, who is most at risk, and the best ways to
prevent it. He’ll even discuss anti-viral strategies
and give ideas on how to protect against brain
shrinkage even when Zika-infected. 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. ==> May is Mental Health Month

It’s estimated that 14.8 million American adults, or
about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and
older, suffer from depression in a given year. Laurie
Jueneman, a retired RN, has suffered from various
levels of depression throughout most of her adult life.
Today, she says her goal is to end the stigma of mental
illness and give people with depression and their
families a new lease on life. Jueneman describes
depression as a “callous illness that had no idea I had
other plans for my life.” Invite her to share her story
and provide inspiration to others. Laurie Jueneman is
the author of “Climbing The Mount Everest of
Depression-a Story of Hope, Recovery and Inspiration.”
Contact her at (507) 261-4811; lauriejueneman@gmail.com

11. ==> Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with
the memory-robbing disease known as Alzheimer’s.
Moreover, their numbers are expected to reach nearly 14
million by 2050. But what if there were a new
breakthrough in alternative medicine that could prevent
this dreaded disease? And what if no one were telling
us about it? There is such a therapy and you can
interview one of the pioneers. According to Michael
Morgan, his research is showing strong evidence of the
promise of Craniosacral Therapy in the treatment of at-
risk people and those in the early to mid-stages of
dementia. He’ll explain what Craniosacral Therapy is
(it’s also being used by NFL players, and children with
autism) 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. ==> Summer Diet Tip – Calories Don’t Matter

Ever wonder why some people eat very little, try hard
to lose weight and fail while other people eat a lot,
hardly exercise and don’t gain anything?  Invite
nutritional wellness expert Belldon Colme to put to
rest the myth that calories matter when it comes to
weight loss. Colme says, “The evidence is all around
you; the calories in food do not matter, but the proper
balance of food types does. What makes the difference
is the balance of nutrient-dense foods that work for
you, for your own unique body.” He’ll explain why
eating less and exercising more is a prescription for
failure, why “eating healthy” and “healthy eating” are
not the same, and how processed foods weaken your
immune system. Colme’s interest in nutrition, fitness
and wellness was sparked when, at 280 pounds, he found
himself unconscious on his kitchen floor. Certain that
he was headed for a heart attack, Colme lost 105 pounds
and dedicated his life to helping others achieve
wellness. “No One Ever Got Fat from Calories: The Real
Truth About Weight Loss, Your Body and Wellness” is his
first book.  Contact him at (909) 363-6566;
belldoncolme@gmail.com

13. ==> Doc Explains Her Pro-Life Choice Stance

Over the years, OB/GYN Carolyn Purcell counseled
hundreds of women as they made and lived with decisions
about abortion. She says the political arguments
surrounding the issue are harmful to women as they
decide and try to heal. “My position is that abortion
should be legal early, but the Pro-Choice movement does
women a disservice by denying the humanity of the fetus
or that the moral issue should be considered.” Purcell
says she has a moderate stance on the issue that she
calls Pro-Life Choice. Invite her to discuss how, as a
doctor, she came to terms with abortion both morally
and legally. Now retired, Dr. Carolyn Purcell is the
author of “Saving Jane Doe.”  Contact her at (859)
335-5226; cpurcellret1998@gmail.com

14. ==> Love is in the Air – A Better Way to Date

Millions of people go online to use dating services to
find true love, but Cathleen Miller says she’s got a
better way to find your love match. Miller, an
intuitive lifestyle expert, says the key is in your
chakras. She’ll explain how to find out if your date is
a good chakra personality match and how you and your
partner’s chakra personalities can affect sex,
communication style and much more. From distance
alternative energy therapies and life energy/career
coaching, Cathleen can read and shift magnetic and
electrical frequencies in and around the body to assist
in illness or addiction recovery and activate energies
to create the life you were meant to live. Cathleen
also has extensive media experience. Contact her at
(913) 499-8514; aloha@intuitivelifestyleexpert.com

15. ==> Yoga for Baseball Players

Most people don’t think of baseball players as yogis,
but Teresa Anne Power says incorporating some yoga
moves will give you a better chance at hitting a home
run! “When a player steps up to home plate, it is
actually the rotation of one’s hips that generates the
power, not the swinging of the bat. In other words, the
better range of motion one has in their hips, the
better the chance for a stronger hit!” Invite Teresa to
share three yoga postures that will help open tight
hips and other ways yoga can help everyone whether they
play sports or not.
Teresa Anne Power is a children’s yoga expert who has
appeared on numerous radio and TV programs. She’s the
author of “The ABCs of Yoga for Kids” and “The ABCs of
Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.”
Contact her at (310) 266-7705 (cell);
(310) 573-0100 (office)or teresa@abcyogaforkids.com

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