05/18/2017 RTIR E-zine: Trumpcare, College Secrets, Small Business Month

May 18, 2017

01. Russia, Trump, and a New Détente
02. GOP Tax Cuts – Who Wants them?
03. Trumpcare – Diabetes is a Choice?
04. Exec Producer of Nat Geo’s ‘Year Million’
05. How to Raise a Daughter in the Trump Era
06. Trump’s Statin Use and his Mental State
07. Dirty College Secret – Hazing
08. This Singer is YUGE in China!
09. How to Survive Summer with a Teen
10. May is Small Biz Month – 3 Simple Marketing Tips
11. Will You Be Eating Cat Food When You Retire?
12. The Real Reason Your Spouse Doesn’t Listen to You
13. When Mr. Right is Really Mr. Wrong
14. Health Issues? Get a Pet
15. Little League: When it Gets Too Big

1. ==> Russia, Trump, and a New Détente

Invite Robert David English of the School of
International Relations at the University of Southern
California to discuss the current climate of US/Russia
relations under the Trump administration. “For all the
confusion of his policies toward China, Europe, and the
Middle East, Trump has enunciated a clear three-part
position on Russia, which contrasts strongly with that
of most of the U.S. political elite. First, Trump seeks
Moscow’s cooperation on global issues; second, he
believes that Washington shares the blame for soured
relations; and third, he acknowledges ‘the right of all
nations to put their own interests first,’ adding that
the United States does ‘not seek to impose our way of
life on anyone.’” English can discuss whether Vladimir
Putin’s deep-seated anti-Americanism precludes a new
détente. “It may be that Putin is not innately hostile,
but rather a typical strongman: proud and spiteful, but
not uniquely corrupt or cruel, and capable of embracing
a cooperative position if he finds a partner skilled
enough to forge a deal respecting both U.S. and Russian
vital interests.” He adds, “The only thing not in doubt
is that both America and Russia—indeed, Europe and the
wider world—badly need that détente.” English recently
wrote the piece “Russia, Trump, and a New Détente” for
Foreign Affairs. Contact him at renglish@usc.edu

2. ==> GOP Tax Cuts – Who Wants them?

Donald Trump and congressional Republicans pushed a
major rewrite of the tax code during the 2016 campaign,
and as recently as Wednesday morning, Speaker Paul Ryan
was trumpeting the House GOP’s effort to get tax reform
moving. The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a
hearing today on how an overhaul would affect economic
growth and job creation. And Trump himself told the
graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
yesterday that “major tax cuts” and “major tax reform”
— in that order — were coming. Invite political science
professor Daniel Chomsky to discuss who will benefit
from the cuts and why they may pass, even though most
Americans are against the move. “Two-thirds to three-
quarters of Americans favored higher taxes on the rich
when Ronald Reagan cut them in the early 1980s. Two
thirds favored higher taxes on the rich when George W.
Bush lowered them again in 1981. And it remains true
today. As President Trump poses as the voice of
ordinary people and proposes massive tax cuts for
corporations and the wealthy, 63 percent want higher
taxes on the rich and 67 percent want higher taxes on
corporations. Only 9 percent and 10 percent support tax
cuts for business and the wealthy.” Daniel Chomsky
teaches political science at the University of Texas
Rio Grande Valley. Contact him at

3. ==> Trumpcare – Diabetes is a Choice?

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, said
that a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare
should pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” though his
definition deviated from that of the comedian’s. He
said the debate centered on whether others should pay
the burden of paying for someone’s healthcare. “That
doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits
at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the
same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it
is.” In response, the American Diabetes Association
issued a statement saying: “Mr. Mulvaney’s comments
perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes
based on his/her lifestyle. We are also deeply troubled
by his assertion that access to health care should be
rationed or denied to anyone. All of the scientific
evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a
diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary
cause.” More than 29 million Americans currently suffer
from diabetes and every 23 seconds another person is
diagnosed with the disease. Contact Michelle Kirkwood
at (703) 299-2053; press@diabetes.org

4. ==> Exec Producer of Nat Geo’s ‘Year Million’

Year Million, a new six-part documentary-drama series
from National Geographic, explores what it will be like
to be human one million years into the future. Today’s
brightest futurists, scientists, scholars and notable
science fiction writers guide viewers through the very
latest advances in technology, ideas and innovations
that likely will power the evolution of our species.
Invite executive producer Dave O’Connor on your show
and hear about the amazing series that propels us into
an odyssey of unfathomable choices humans will face
while questioning the kind of lives we’ll live and the
people we’ll become a million years from now. Year
Million airs Mondays on the Nat Geo channel. Contact
Johanna Ramos-Boyer at (703) 646-5137; (703) 400-1099
(cell) or johanna@jrbcomm.com

5. ==> How to Raise a Daughter in the Trump Era

The misogyny that seemed like the ugly by-product of a
political campaign — “Look at that face!” “Grab them by
the …” “Blood coming out of her wherever” — is now
residing in the White House and many parents are
wondering how to deal with the reality of a Trump
presidency, especially how that relates to young women.
Rachel Simmons says, “They should take a page from the
playbook of many African-American parents. For
generations, black children have been brought up to
have a critical race consciousness, a framework for
dealing with prejudice and discrimination, which helps
inoculate them against the spiritual toxins they will
almost certainly encounter as they come of age in our
society. It’s not a parenting style familiar to the
parents who may have thought opportunity for their
daughters was limitless. While they shouldn’t let up on
instilling in girls the belief they can be anything,
parents must now add raising political consciousness to
their toolkit. Parents of all girls must simultaneously
explain overt and covert sexism, name it whenever they
see it, and teach their daughters to do the same.”
Rachel has appeared on Oprah and is a regular
contributor to Good Morning America and Time. The
cofounder of Girls Leadership, she is an experienced
curriculum writer and educator. She currently develops
leadership programs for undergraduates at Smith
College. Rachel is the author of several books
including “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of
Aggression in Girls,” which was adapted into a Lifetime
television movie. Contact her at (413) 258-0823.

6. ==> Trump’s Statin Use and his Mental State

According to Dr. Jim Roach, President Trump’s
disclosure of highly classified information is
consistent with, and can be fully explained by, his use
of statin cholesterol medicine (disclosed when he
revealed his health information before the election).
He says, “Much of Trump’s behavior could be explained
by the early stage of dementia, which has many causes
from genetics, to B12 deficiency, to excess lead or
mercury, to testosterone deficiency (statin cholesterol
medicine lowers testosterone 20% in my male patients),
to “Grain Brain.” Dr. Roach says statins are the most
common cause of dementia/cognitive impairment in his
office and that according to a published study, 75% of
people on statins have cognitive impairment. The good
news is that it’s reversible 90% of the time when the
statin is stopped. Jim Roach, MD, a leading integrative
practitioner who has appeared on numerous radio and TV
programs, is a speaker, consultant, educator,
researcher, and widely sought clinician with patients
from across the country His latest book, “Vital
Strategies in Cancer,” will be released this fall.
Contact him at (859) 846-4453 (office); jproach@aol.com

7. ==> Dirty College Secret – Hazing

Four men pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a
2013 fraternity hazing death of a New York college
student and just this month a Penn State pledge was
found dead, and 18 of his fraternity brothers are
charged. While many thought college hazing was a thing
of the past, it’s clear that it’s still happening on
campuses all across the country. Invite Tom Gagliano to
talk about the issue, how it happens, what parents need
to know, and how to talk with college students about
the dangers involved. Tom Gagliano, MSW, is a mentor,
speaker and the author of several books including
“Don’t Put Your Crap in Your Kid’s Diaper.” Contact him
at (732) 266-4952; gags17285@aol.com

8. ==> This Singer is YUGE in China!

Ever heard of Carlo Aspri? Chances are you haven’t, but
in China he’s a huge hit! The talented Aspri is new to
North American audiences but well known in China where
he once performed for more than 62,000 people at the
Nanjing Olympics. Give a listen to his latest single
“Without You,” (he’ll send you a copy when you contact
him) and we bet you won’t be able to get it out of your
head. Aspri, 31, can talk about where he gets his ideas
for his songs, share his inspirational life story of
overcoming poor eyesight and bullying and surviving
cancer and how he came to be big in China despite
growing up in Canada. Contact him at (514) 608-8610 or

9. ==> How to Survive Summer with a Teen

School will soon be out for summer and millions of
parents are feeling anxious about spending more time
with their moody teen. Ideally, summer is a time to
bond and connect but teenage drama can hijack even the
best family vacation. Laura Lyles Reagan, the Teen and
Parent Relationship Whisperer, has tips for creating a
fun and meaningful summer with your teen. A family
sociologist with her own teenage daughter, Reagan will
suggest ways to connect with a surly teen, where to
draw the line in the sand, how to get a grip on teen
culture without your teen thinking you’re lame, and
even how to get your teen to want to spend time with
you! Reagan is a parenting expert, speaker, experienced
talk show guest, and the author of “How to Raise
Respectful Parents.” Contact her at (956) 250-3689;

10. ==> May is Small Biz Month – 3 Simple Marketing

According to a new Allstate/USA Today poll, nearly two-
thirds of small business owners agree that there has
never been a better time to own a small business. But
amid the small business optimism, the survey of more
than 2,700 small business owners found that one of
their biggest concerns was handling sales and marketing
and finding new customers. Invite award-winning
marketing expert Claudia Newcorn to share three
“stealth marketing” tips small businesses can use to
maximize their marketing with a minimal investment.
From creating smarter business cards to utilizing
storefront windows and creating a company uniform, her
simple, low-cost tips can be used by any small business
to increase visibility and profits. Claudia Newcorn is
a strategic marketing consultant and the author of
“Zipline to Success.” She has written articles for
hundreds of publications and websites and appears as a
frequent radio talk show guest. Contact her at (209)
204.0502 or claudia@acornmarketing.com

11. ==> Will You Be Eating Cat Food When You Retire?

No one wants to spend their retirement years eating
Friskies or Fancy Feast … and no one wants to run out
of money before they die. But according to the Economic
Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank,
the median retirement savings for families between the
ages of 50 and 55 is only $8,000, rising to just
$17,000 for families between the ages of 56 and 61. No
one will be passing the caviar with those numbers.
Bring chartered retirement planning counselor Rodger
Alan Friedman on your program to discuss how to have
the most secure retirement possible, starting today, no
matter how old you are. Rodger knows how to make
retirement planning approachable for the average person
and uses humor to make it fun. He’ll also offer
listeners two free tools they can access after the
show. He’s the author of “Fire Your Retirement Planner:
You.” Reach him at (844) 369-7526; rf179203@gmail.com

12. ==> The Real Reason Your Spouse Doesn’t Listen to

You’ve told your wife that you don’t like going out
with that annoying couple but she keeps arranging
nights out with them. Or your husband still doesn’t
tell you when he is going to be home late even though
you have asked him over and over again to do so. Jaya
Jaya Myra can end the frustration of couples that don’t
listen to each other. She knows how to get your spouse
to listen to you without nagging. The key, she will
say, is knowing his or her energy type. She will
explain how to tell what their type is, how to figure
out how your energy type differs from theirs and why
this imbalance is behind much frustrating marital
miscommunication. Jaya Jaya Myra is the author of
“Vibrational Healing: Attain Balance & Wholeness.
Understand Your Energetic Type.” She’s been featured on
Fox News, Readers Digest and Bustle. Reach her at
347-476-4358 or jayajayamyra@gmail.com

13. ==> When Mr. Right is Really Mr. Wrong

It’s easy to blame the other person when a relationship
goes wrong, but could some women be doing all the wrong
things when looking for love? After decades of talking
to over 15,000 brides, and many who were jilted at the
altar, internationally celebrated wedding dress
designer and author Rani St. Pucchi knows the formula
for relationship success. St. Pucchi will discuss what
women need to consider before getting into a serious
relationship as she takes them through a thorough
checklist of dating dos and don’ts. She’ll also advise
women on why they need to examine their own behavior to
make sure they’re bringing their best to a
relationship. For three decades, Rani St. Pucchi has
been an internationally recognized and award-winning
designer of wedding dresses and the founder of St.
Pucchi Bridal House. Hailed as the pioneer for
introducing color to the U.S. bridal scene, Rani’s
designs have been embraced by an all-star roster of
celebrities, actresses, athletes, and singers and have
been featured by global media. She’s the author of
several books including “The Soulmate Checklist.”
Contact her at (310) 990-3912; rani@ranistpucchi.com

14. ==> Health Issues? Get a Pet

One of the best ways to decrease stress and blood
pressure and elevate feel-good hormones is with the
help of a dog or a cat. “Pets can be better than pills
when it comes to people’s emotional and physical
health,” says Carlyn Montes De Oca, author of “Dog as
My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to
a Healthy, Happy & Extraordinary Life.” Invite Carlyn
on your show and learn how having a dog for just six
months can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and
even decrease risk the of death. She’ll also explain
how having a pet during the first year of life can help
boost the immunity of kids to help prevent asthma and
allergies. Carlyn Montes De Oca is an author, speaker,
acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and
animal advocate in private practice near San Francisco.
She is the founder of The Animal-Human Health
Connection, focusing on bringing awareness to the
powerful ways animals enhance human health, happiness,
and longevity. Contact her at (415) 306-1853;

15. ==> Little League: When it Gets Too Big

Spring means baseball! And while Major Leaguers are
getting all the press, Little Leaguers are on the field
as well, and some of the parents are a little too
invested in the games. Baseball can be great, like
tossing the ball with your kid, but between practices
and games, the entire family is involved in the season.
Just ask your listeners! Invite Richard Fellinger to
share the secrets to succeeding and maintaining your
sanity in the cutthroat world of Little League
baseball. Richard is a former journalist and a retired
Little League coach. He’s written for numerous
publications and teaches writing at Elizabethtown
College. His latest book is “Made to Break Your Heart.”
Contact him at (717) 884-3104 (cell);

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