05/25/17 RTIR E-zine: Trump’s Behavior, Men’s Health Month, Pet Benefits

May 25, 2017

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

01. Roots of Terror: Is Trump Enabling ISIS?
02. How to Talk to Kids about Terrorism
03. Think of War On Memorial Day, Not Beach
04. Talk PGA Golf with This Former Insider
05. GOP: ‘Undeserving Sick’ Don’t Deserve Healthcare
06. HBO’s Wizard of Lies: The Bernie Madoff Story
07. National Bird’ Documentary Director
08. How Far Will Russia and China Go?
09. Trump’s Erratic Behavior: Are Statins to Blame?
10. May is Small Biz Month – 3 Easy Marketing Tips
11. What Your Pre-College Teen Should Do This Sumer
12. Save Lives in Nat’l Men’s Health Month
13. People-Pleasers, Take Back Your Power
14. Little-Known Health Benefits of Pets
15. Summer is the Best Time to Adopt a Dog

1. ==> Roots of Terror: Is Trump Enabling ISIS?

According to Beau Grosscup, Donald Trump, despite his
claims to the contrary, is enabling ISIS. He explains,
“Two days after urging Muslim leaders to ‘take a stand
against Islamist extremist terrorism,’ before an
audience of Wahabi Saudi leaders, Saudi-backed Sunni
ISIS took credit for the horrific bombing in Manchester
England. Trump drew the world of terrorism in easy to
understand, bi-polar, and as he said, ‘battle between
good and evil,’ imagery. The problem is, as poignantly
demonstrated in Manchester, this imagery, while
politically useful, has no relationship to reality.
Approaching the Muslim world as a monolithic entity to
fight ‘extremism within their ranks’ ignores the fact
that as Wahabi Sunnis, Trump’s hosts are the Muslim
extremists that he urges unity against.” Grosscup is
author of several books, including “The Newest
Explosions of Terrorism” and “Strategic Terror: The
Politics and Ethics of Aerial Bombardment.” He is
professor emeritus at California State University-
Chico. Contact him at bgrosscup@csuchico.edu

2. ==> How to Talk to Kids about Terrorism

The latest terrorist attack in Manchester, England
targeted teens and young adults attending a concert.
With reports of terrorist activity making headlines
everywhere and plastering our television, computer and
phone screens, it is becoming more and more difficult
to shield our children from the carnage and fear that
is filtering into our cultural psyche. How should we
best handle the conversation with our children about
the reality of terrorism without making them overly
fearful? Invite Tom Gagliano to discuss how to talk
with kids about the issue. He says, “With limited life
experience, your child doesn’t have the experience or
tools to process and understand the why or how of
terrorist activity and motivation the way you do. Ask
them how they feel and listen without judging or
denying their feelings, whatever they may be.” Gagliano
says you can’t shield kids from life’s ugly realities
but you can try and limit their exposure to the gory
details and be honest and open with them. He’ll discuss
ways to help kids make safe choices yet still live life
without being fearful. 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

3. ==> Think of War On Memorial Day, Not Beach

For retired Col. Andrew Bacevich, the meaning of
Memorial Day has changed from casual to tragic. His
son, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Andrew Bacevich, was killed
three years ago while serving in Iraq. In his piece for
the Los Angeles Times, “Memorial Day, for a father
Whose Son Was Killed in Iraq,” Bacevich takes to task
Americans who see Memorial Day simply as a harbinger of
summer, rather than a time to contemplate the reality
of war. He doesn’t like to talk too much about his
son’s death, “but the fact of the matter is that that
certainly gave me and my family an entirely different
perspective on what Memorial Day was all about, and…
reminded us of what the purpose of this holiday was
from the outset, which was not to have barbecues and go
off to the beach.” Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor of
International Relations and History at Boston
University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he
received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from
Princeton University. Contact him at bacevich@bu.edu

4. ==> Talk PGA Golf with This Former Insider

Former golf course superintendent at Colonial Country
Club Don Armstrong can take your listeners behind the
scenes of the PGA Tour’s Dean & Deluca Invitational
underway in Fort Worth, Texas through May 28. Don can
talk about preparation of the golf course for the
annual event, the players (Jordan Spieth, Phil
Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Si Woo Kim,
Billy Horschel, etc.), the tournament’s storied
history, Ben Hogan connection and more. Interviewed
this week by the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, Don says
working at the Colonial was a professional dream come
true. In addition to talking about golf, Don can talk
about his journey with leukemia which started September
14, 2005, culminating with a stem cell transplant May
12, 2006. At the time of his diagnosis, he was given
only a 25 to 35 percent chance of surviving beyond five
years. He just celebrated his 11th “Birthday” of the
stem cell transplant that saved his life. An inspiring
guy with lessons to share with anybody who wants to
live a better life, Don is the author of “Finish YOUR
Race: Empower Your Life with Strategies from a Cancer
Survivor.” Reach him at (817) 917-5919 or

5. ==> GOP: ‘Undeserving Sick’ Don’t Deserve Healthcare

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the
American Health Care Act would result in 23 million
Americans – including 3 million people with employer-
sponsored coverage and 14 million Americans who depend
on Medicaid – losing their insurance coverage. Bob
Doherty of the American College of Physicians says
GOP’s plan is based on the view that those who live in
poverty are undeserving of help because it’s their
fault. “As offensive and factually wrong the
“undeserving poor” narrative is, there is a variation
of it that is now coming to the fore in the healthcare
debate that may be even more offensive and wrong-
headed, if that’s even possible, which is that people
are sick because of their own bad choices and shouldn’t
expect to get taxpayer-funded healthcare. Of course,
many well-off people also engage in activities that may
contribute to poor health — they may smoke, drive too
fast, drink too much, abuse other prescription and
illicit drugs, not exercise regularly, and favor fast
food over healthful diets. The difference is that they
can usually afford good healthcare insurance and access
to the best physicians and hospitals when things go
south. Not so with the poor.” Bob Doherty is senior
vice president, government affairs and public policy at
the American College of Physicians. Contact Leslie
Champlin at (800) 274-2237, ext. 5224;

6. ==> HBO’s Wizard of Lies: The Bernie Madoff Story

HBO’s hit movie, Wizard of Lies, directed by Barry
Levinson, stars Robert De Niro as disgraced financier
Bernard Madoff, Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Ruth
Madoff, and Alessandro Nivola as their older son Mark
Madoff. The movie provides the perfect opportunity to
update your audience on avoiding the proliferating
scammers out to cheat them of their money. There are
few individuals better to arm them than Bill
Francavilla, author of the upcoming book “The Madoffs
Among Us: Make Better Financial Decisions and Protect
Your Future.” Engaging, entertaining and informative,
Bill spent 30 years in the financial services industry;
he’s a CFP and former senior vice president, director
of Wealth Management for Legg Mason who has extensive
media experience. He can talk about common threads
that link fraudsters like Madoff, Carlo Ponzi, Kenneth
Lay and Bernie Ebbers; why smart people fall prey to
scams; keeping greed and fear in check; and the seven
financial concepts you need to understand to avoid
being taken. Reach him at (757) 870-4590;

7. ==> ‘National Bird’ Documentary Director

The award winning documentary ‘National Bird’ — which
is now airing on PBS stations — follows the dramatic
journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the
silence around one of the most controversial issues of
our time: the secret U.S. drone war. Producer/director
Sonia Kennebeck says, “While the drone war is
considered by many a legacy of the Obama
administration, President Trump’s apparent embrace of
the drone program is making ‘National Bird’ incredibly
timely. … This weapon greatly impacts the people and
the societies in the target countries, and also the
pilots and analysts operating the drones. The drone war
is not as clean and surgical as politicians want us to
believe, and it is not even remotely clear if it is …
reducing terrorism.” Contact Sonia Kennebeck at
@NationalBirdDoc or Cara White at cara.white@mac.com

8. ==> How Far Will Russia and China Go?

Besides trying to influence the U.S. and French
elections, is Russia capable of worse? What lengths
might she be capable of going to sabotage new
technology that would upend her petroleum industry?
Might she make inventors of new technologies disappear?
And how far might China go with its industrial
espionage? Interview Ed Day, who can discuss whether
U.S. scientists are in physical danger from the
Russians, the Chinese—or even big U.S. corporations who
stand to lose out if new technologies ruin their
niches. Day is not your typical conspiracy theorist:
he’s a mechanical engineer, patent holder,
international businessman, and former government
contractor who can cite real life examples of
scientists who have died under mysterious
circumstances. In fact, he dedicated his new thriller,
“A Deadly Discovery,” to them. The book revolves around
scientific suppression, assassination attempts and
desperate moves by Russian and Chinese operatives. Day
can be reached at (703) 989-7705; ed@edday.website

9. ==> Trump’s Erratic Behavior: Are Statins to Blame?

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

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

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. ==> What Your Pre-College Teen Should Do This Sumer

Got a kid who is headed to college in the fall … or a
rising high school junior or senior? If so, you should
know that how they spend the summer could impact them
for the rest of their lives for better or worse.
Interview Andro Donovan to learn why teens nearing
college age should focus on being in the moment—and who
they really are and want to be—instead of engaging in a
whirlwind of activities or even making money. The
author of “Motivate Yourself: Get the Life You Want,
Find Purpose and Achieve Fulfilment” will explain what
parents can do to help their teens avoid wasting time
and tuition money by choosing the wrong major and
encourage them to zero in on the values they hold
dearest—which will make them happy. Andro is a
leadership development specialist known for her life-
changing retreats that take place around the world.
Contact her at +4407711238410; andro@trend.co.uk;
andro@androdonovan.com; Skype: andro.donovan1

12. ==> Save Lives in Nat’l Men’s Health Month

Sudden first-time heart attacks claim the lives of many
men with no apparent risk factors. Men who have healthy
cholesterol levels, normal blood pressure, active lives
and no family history of heart disease may still be at
risk, points out Victoria Dupuy. Victoria’s husband
Dean died in 2013 at 46 of a heart attack even though
he was a runner and had been proclaimed in excellent
health during a routine physical just a few months
before his sudden death. In time for National Men’s
Health Month in June and Father’s Day, Victoria wants
to tell your audience about a simple, noninvasive,
affordable test that detects heart disease in its
earliest, most treatable stage. It’s called a Coronary
Artery Calcium Scan (CACS) and it detects calcium
buildup in arteries. She’ll explain why your physician
is unlikely to suggest you have this test, how to
demand that he or she order it for you or even how to
arrange for the man in your life to have the test as a
Father’s Day present that could keep him around for
many extra years. Victoria heads the nonprofit No More
Broken Hearts, whose mission is to promote awareness of
the CACS. Reach her at (408) 981-1744 or

13. ==> People-Pleasers, Take Back Your Power

Self-described former congeniality addict Cat Dols
hopes to spark a 21st century “good girl” revolt. The
former Ford model uses a mixture of stories, examples
and self-guided exercises to teach women—and men who
have the problem—how to stop living their lives
according to other people’s expectations so they can
take charge of their own happiness. “I want people to
know that they matter and they are good enough as is …
even though they may have been taught they weren’t in
the past,” Dols says. She’ll discuss her non-
traditional definition of a goddess: a peaceful state
of being that is the opposite of ego—where your
authentic power resides, and share a road map for
taking back the power you’ve given away in a futile
attempt to please other people. Cat Dols is an author,
life coach, home stager, decorator, master gardener and
art class teacher. “Get Your Goddess On: Own Your
Power. Love Your Life! is her first book.” Contact her
at (262) 388-3222; catdols22@gmail.com

14. ==> Little-Known Health Benefits of Pets

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. ==> Summer is the Best Time to Adopt a Dog

They don’t call them the dog days of summer for
nothing. Summer is a great time to spend more hours
outdoors and away from social media. Add in the
season’s slower pace, kids being off from school,
readily available vacation time for adults and a wider
selection of pets available for adoption from shelters
and you can see why summer is the perfect time to adopt
a puppy or dog, says Lisa Overcash, a wellness coach
and author of “My Fur-Ever Family.” She can discuss how
to make the most of long summer days to establish new
routines, offer tips on how to introduce a new pet to
your family, and share how to prepare children for
their role in taking care of their new four-legged
friend. Lisa was inspired to write her book after
adding a Yorkshire terrier to her pet family of three
dogs and two rescue cats. Contact Lisa at (919)
308-8889 or lfovercash@gmail.com

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