05/31/17 RTIR E-zine: Saudi Arabia, Celebrating Dads, Emotional Support Dogs

May 31, 2017

02. Could Manchester Attack have been Prevented?
03. In the Other Room in Saudi Arabia…
04. How Far Will Russia and China Go?
05. Build Your Own Country – Seasteading
06. Fear Drives New Grads’ Bad Decisions
07. What Your Teen Should Do This Sumer
08. Dad, Thanks for Being the Family Pilot
09. Father’s Day when Dad’s a Dud
10. June is Nat’l Men’s Health Month
11. How to Talk to Kids about Terrorism
12. HBO’s Wizard of Lies: The Bernie Madoff Story
13. Seniors Turn to Pot for Pain
14. What’s an Emotional Support Dog?
15. Bikini Model Tells Why She Hated Her Body

1. ==> Tiger Woods DUI – RX Painkillers

A police report lists four medications, including
Vicodin, that Woods reported taking when he was stopped
for DUI. It also states that no alcohol was found in
Woods’ system when he was found asleep at the wheel.
The report released Tuesday indicated that Woods told
officers that he was recovering from surgery. Chronic
pain expert Cindy Perlin says Vicodin and other potent
painkillers are often prescribed after surgery, but
carry specific warnings to avoid driving.
She says it’s just another side of the opioid epidemic,
which many times starts with a prescription for pain
management. Perlin is the author of “The Truth about
Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies
for Becoming Pain Free.” She is a licensed clinical
social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner and
chronic pain survivor and has been a guest on multiple
TV and radio networks including PBS, SiriusXM, and
RadioMD. Contact Cindy Perlin at (518) 439-6431;

2. ==> Could Manchester Attack have been Prevented?

In the aftermath of the horrific attack on the Ariana
Grande concert in Manchester, news filtered out that
the perpetrator was known to the authorities. As with
the recent attacks in the US and Europe, the attacker,
Salman Abedi, had already been reported by the local
Muslim community who saw that he was becoming
radicalized. For Gwen Griffith-Dickson, this incident
demonstrates current weaknesses in American and
European counter-terrorist strategy, but also points
the way forward. “We cannot rely on the government or
police alone to keep us safe from political violence.
There are things that ordinary people can do to help
prevent terrorism that police can’t.” Invite her on to
discuss what makes people carry out these attacks, why
they slip through the net of the authorities, and what
we can do to stop future attacks. Griffith-Dickson is a
visiting professor at King’s College London and founded
the Lokahi Foundation, a charity that prevented a
terrorist attack. She oversaw the creation of Britain’s
Deradicalisation Programme and is the author of
“Bleedback” and the upcoming book, “Seven Ways to
Prevent Terrorism.” Contact her at ggd@lokahi.org.uk or
via Skype at gwen.griffith.dickson.

3. ==> In the Other Room in Saudi Arabia…

Investigative journalist Steve Horn says, “While Donald
Trump’s $350 billion, 10-year arms deal garnered most
headlines, a lesser-noticed agreement was also signed
between ExxonMobil and the state-owned Saudi Basic
Industries Corporation (SABIC) to study a proposed co-
owned natural gas refinery in the Gulf of Mexico.” Horn
says there was an agreement-signing ceremony at the
palace, attended by both President Trump and recently
retired ExxonMobil CEO and current U.S. Secretary of
State, Rex Tillerson. He says, “Tillerson served as CEO
of ExxonMobil for 10 years, heading the ‘private
empire’ until President Trump nominated him as U.S.
Secretary of State in December 2016. At his January
Senate confirmation hearing, Tillerson said he would
recuse himself for one year from ExxonMobil-related
business which comes before the State Department. Horn
is an investigative journalist and writer for
DeSmogBlog.com. He just wrote the piece “Tillerson
Present as Exxon Signed Major Deal with Saudi Arabia
During Trump Visit.” Contact him at
steve@desmogblog.com; @SteveAHorn

4. ==> 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

5. ==> Build Your Own Country – Seasteading

More and more Americans are dissatisfied with their
government. So why not innovate and create a self-
governing country that caters to your values and
lifestyle? Nearly half the earth’s surface is a blue
frontier over which no country holds sovereignty, and
startup cities that float permanently in international
waters will soon be economically feasible as
construction materials get cheaper, greener and
printable in 3D form. These will be homesteads on the
high seas — or seasteads. Invite Joe Quirk, president
of The Seasteading Institute, to talk about the idea,
who is embracing it, and why. Blue Frontiers is a for-
profit spinoff from The Seasteading Institute with
plans to provide fresh jurisdictions on floating
sustainable islands designed to adapt organically to
sea level change. These will be privately financed and
built by local maritime construction firms employing
the latest in sustainable blue tech. He says, “We’ve
already raised our seed round of investments to perform
research and secure legislation, so get ready for the
next wave of nations.” Quirk is co-author of
“Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the
Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and
Liberate Humanity from Politicians.” Contact him at
press@seasteading.org or @ joequirkexults

6. ==> Fear Drives New Grads’ Bad Decisions

Whether from high school or college, graduation is an
exciting time for young people and their parents. But
it also a time in which expectations and fears are both
at unusually high levels making it difficult for the
graduates to make the best possible decisions on what
should come next. Rev. Dr. Rick Patterson can discuss
the role shame plays in the bad decisions people make
when they believe they aren’t smart enough or deserving
enough to get what they want. Patterson says new grads
often ask, “What will I become? What will my parents
think? Who am I really?” He’ll explain how this fear-
based thinking often leads to bad decisions and
potentially a lifetime of regrets about the path not
taken. Rick Patterson is the author of “Shame Unmasked:
Disarming the Hidden Driver Behind Our Destructive
Decisions.” His career has alternated between working
in corporate America and new church development and the
ministry. In his current job, he is responsible for
bringing new chemical solutions to the paper industry.
Contact him at (269) 217-7897;

7. ==> What Your 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

8. ==> Dad, Thanks for Being the Family Pilot

As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to thank Dad for
the important role he plays in family leadership, and
that means giving him props for helping the family fly
in formation while providing lift for each and every
member. Geese, swans and ducks do the same for their
families, points out leadership expert Jackie Freedman.
A frequent talk show guest with a terrific sense of
humor, Freedman says the bird analogy applies in many
ways to leadership at home and in the workplace. “Dads
do a difficult job—the lead position is the most
challenging to fly in.
When Dad is leading, he has to trust that the rest of
the family is pulling their own weight by doing their
homework, cleaning their rooms, etc.” Jackie Freedman
has worked with a wide variety of businesses including
Merck & Co., ShopRite, Dun & Bradstreet and J.P.
Morgan. She’s the author of “Updraft: The Aerodynamics
of Great Leadership.” Contact her at (908) 996-1003;

9. ==> Father’s Day when Dad’s a Dud

No one gets to choose their parents but certain
holidays, like Father’s Day, make it especially
difficult for some children to honor their dads the way
society expects them to. Carol-Ann Hamilton, whose late
father was demanding, knows the guilt and conflicting
emotions some adult children will face on Father’s Day.
The author of “Coping with Un-cope-able Parents: Loving
Action for Eldercare” advises such children to refuse
to accept society’s messages about how to treat a
father, especially if that dad was physically, mentally
or emotionally abusive. She’ll share tips for
approaching the holiday without feeling guilty, ways to
make the day more enjoyable for everyone, and how to
deal with issues that arise even after your parent is
gone. Carol-Ann Hamilton spent 25 years as an
organizational development consultant in Fortune 500
and entrepreneurial settings and has written several
books on business and personal growth topics. An only
child with a demanding, inflexible, formerly alcoholic
father, she spent three years caring for him until his
death at age 89 in 2012. Contact her at (905)
822-2503; carolann@carolannhamilton.com

10. ==> June is 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

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

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

12. ==> 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;

13. ==> Seniors Turn to Pot for Pain

From retirement communities to nursing homes, older
Americans are increasingly turning to marijuana for
relief from aches and pains. Many have embraced it as
an alternative to powerful drugs like morphine, saying
that marijuana is less addictive, with fewer side
effects. Invite Frank Shamrock, co-host of The Bake
Out, a new, weekly online TV talk show about today’s
controversial world of cannabis, to talk about the
issue. He’ll discuss why older Americans are turning to
marijuana for pain relief, whether pot use can lead to
harder drugs as well as the future of marijuana
legalization in America. Popularly known worldwide as
the first UFC Middleweight Champion and the first
champion to retire with his belt, Shamrock provides
broadcast color-commentary on MMA. He also runs
Shamrock Way, a non-profit organization that serves at-
risk youth. Contact Erin Dean at (661) 255-8283;

14. ==> What’s an Emotional Support Dog?

You may have heard about therapy and emotional support
dogs, but what are they exactly and is there a
difference between the two? Invite Lisa Overcash to
discuss these special healing pets. You’ll learn the
difference between therapy dogs and emotional support
dogs, how dogs are trained and how to legally get an
emotional support dog. Lisa will also share stories of
her own emotional support dog, a Yorkie named Promise.
“We adopted her soon after I was diagnosed with
multiple sclerosis. When I’m sick and forced to stay in
bed, our little ball of fur never leaves my side. She
is also a certified therapy dog and shares her love and
tenderness with many people at hospitals, assisted
living care facilities, schools and churches.” Lisa
Overcash is a wellness coach and author of “My Fur-Ever
Family.” Contact her at (919) 308-8889;

15. ==> Bikini Model Tells Why She Hated Her Body

You may never look at a bikini model the same way after
you interview Jennie Lynn and she puts to rest the myth
that people with “perfect” bodies are happy with them.
Cameras may have loved cover girl Jennie Lynn but she
did not love her own body or herself until she realized
the mistake she was making by concentrating on her own
flaws—something most of us do. Bring Jennie Lynn on
your show for a look at the right way to get a beach
body that leads to happiness, weight loss and self-love
instead of criticism, food restrictions and shame. She
is the author of “Magnetic Love: Stop Chasing What You
Want…Start Attracting It.” Reach her at (508)
965-3053 or jennielynn@jennielynn.com

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