06/13/17 RTIR E-zine: Climate Accord, Honoring Dads, Pride Month

June 13, 2017

01. Trump’s Reckless Withdrawal from Climate Accord
02. Will Paris Withdrawal Mean More US Jobs?
03. Pride Month – TCM’s ‘Gay Hollywood’ Host
04. The Best Summer Food Fests
05. Dear Dad, Be Will You Be My Hero?
06. Fatherhood is for the Birds (but that’s a Good Thing)
07. When Honoring Dad is Difficult
08. Simple Test Could Save Dad’s Life
09. How to Survive Summer with a Teen
10. Is Uber on a Collision Course?
11. June Weddings: Don’t Marry an IRS Nightmare
12. Say Yes to the Dress – Designer talks Bridal
13. This Bikini Model Hated Her Body
14. Summer is the Best Time to Adopt a Dog
15. Next Friday is Bring Your Dog to Work Day!

1. ==> Trump’s Reckless Withdrawal from Climate Accord

The United States was the lone hold-out during Monday’s
G7 environment ministers’ joint pledge to ramp up
efforts to curb global warming and mobilize financial
aid for poorer countries coping with climate change.
Ellen Moyer says “President Trump just rejected science
and put America last in the green technology revolution
already underway. While he walks away from America’s
world leadership position, the green technology train
has already left the station, and other countries and
numerous American states and cities have vowed to honor
the goals of the accord.” Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., is the
author of “Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to
Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World,” She’ll
explain the implications of Trump’s move, how Puerto
Rico, a dozen states and hundreds of municipalities
have stepped up to fight climate change in response to
the withdrawal, and what could happen next. Dr. Moyer
is an environmental consultant and registered
professional engineer with an MS in environmental
engineering, a PhD in civil engineering, and more than
30 years of environmental engineering experience. She
is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Contact her at (413) 862-3452; ellenmoyer@em-green.com.

2. ==> Will Paris Withdrawal Mean More US Jobs?

One of the biggest arguments made by the US for pulling
out of the Paris Climate Agreement was that it cost
Americans jobs…especially in the energy sector. Dr.
Brett Trusko argues that we may have just cost the US
not only jobs but sales and exports to other nations –
and possibly billions of dollars over the next decade –
in sustainable, renewable energy products. Dr. Trusko
is an international expert on Innovation Science and
innovation’s impact on economies, and president of the
International Association of Innovation Professionals.
Contact Betsy Model at (505) 466-2770,

3. ==> Pride Month – TCM’s ‘Gay Hollywood’ Host

In honor of Pride Month this June, Turner Classic
Movies is airing the series ‘Gay Hollywood.’ Hosted by
Dave Karger, the series spotlights LGBT actors and
artists throughout film history. Dave can discuss the
new series, the history of Hollywood’s “celluloid
closet,” and the contributions LGBT individuals have
made in film. Dave Karger is a Hollywood’s
entertainment journalist and film expert, and a regular
contributor on Today, Access Hollywood and the E!
Network, and a regular fixture on the Academy Awards
Red Carpet. Karger spent 17 years as senior writer for
Entertainment Weekly, hosted original series for
Fandango, and sits on the juries of top film festivals
across the country. Contact John Angelo at

4. ==> The Best Summer Food Fests

Along with summer comes a multitude of food festivals
honoring locally grown, made, bred, caught or naturally
found products. To the delight of foodies everywhere,
cherries, peaches, asparagus, rhubarb, seafood,
barbecued pork, cheese and more are served with
regional wines and craft beer while toes tap to jazz,
blues and rock ‘n’ roll. From this month’s Key Lime
Festival in Key West to the Yarmouth Clam Festival,
event planning expert Lynn Fuhler can talk about why
everyone is packing their bags to discover a local
experience. You’ll learn how to maximize your next food
event experience, what to look for when you search an
event’s website, and why chefs love to participate in
food festivals. Lynn Fuhler is the former tourism
director of Clearwater Beach, Fla., and former chairman
of the largest free jazz festival in the Southeast. She
is the author of “Secrets to Successful Events: How to
Organize, Promote and Manage Exceptional Events and
Festivals,” which has been used as a college textbook.
Contact her at (336) 499-6372; contact-

5. ==> Dear Dad, Be Will You Be My Hero?

We all need heroes, but more than anyone, kids need
them! Sometimes we forget that while sports stars and
comic book heroes can be great, dads – for better or
worse – have much more impact and influence on their
kids. Invite Tom Gagliano to share tips to regain or
maintain Dad’s hero status. “Celebrate achievements and
victories by taking your child for an ice cream or
slice of pizza and be curious about your kids’ lives
and ask them how they’re doing and what’s new. By
being curious we give them the message they are
important and we’re thinking of them.” Tom Gagliano,
MSW, is a mentor, speaker and author. Bullied as a kid,
he now helps others who suffer from negative childhood
messages. He says his goal with his own children is to
give them what his father couldn’t; a safe place to
share their feelings, whatever they might be. Contact
him at (732) 266-4952; gags17285@aol.com

6. ==> Fatherhood is for the Birds (but that’s a Good

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;

7. ==> When Honoring Dad is Difficult

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

8. ==> Simple Test Could Save Dad’s Life

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

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. ==> Is Uber on a Collision Course?

Uber is now known just as much for its scandals as it
is for its cheap rides. Why do things continue to go
terribly wrong at the San Francisco ride-sharing
company whose CEO was just caught on camera in a heated
argument over money with one of his drivers? Gerald
Leonard, a Washington, D.C.-based consultant on
corporate culture, says you don’t have to be a fan or
critic of Uber to learn from its mistakes; these
include an aggressive and unrestrained culture where
harassment and phobias were ignored. Leonard says the
company lacks the vision and values to put its
employees and customers first that would have prompted
management to openly address its problems at the first
sign of trouble. As more customers continue to delete
their Uber accounts, Leonard can share the three
unifying principles that are hallmarks of great company
culture and why so many companies fail the test. He is
the author of “Culture is the Bass: 7 Principles for
Developing a Culture That Works.” Reach him at (443)
622-4740 or gerald@principlesofexecution.com

11. ==> June Weddings: Don’t Marry an IRS Nightmare

Beware summer brides and grooms, you could end up with
more than you bargained for! You may unknowingly be
joining your financial future with that of an IRS tax
cheat or someone who already owes the IRS a lot of
money including penalties and interest. “Men and women
need to be equally careful that their spouse-to-be does
not have serious, hidden tax problems they have failed
to disclose,” says Abby Eisenkraft, “Owing as much as
$200,000 in back taxes is a lot more common than you
might think.” Abby will share the three must-ask
questions everyone should ask their future mate as well
as ways to protect your own finances if your spouse has
tax problems. Abby Eisenkraft is the author of “101
Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar” and a federally
licensed Enrolled Agent (EA), an Accredited Tax Advisor
(ATA), Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) and a Chartered
Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC). Contact her at
(347) 598-0111; abby@RealLifeTaxAdvice.com

12. ==> Say Yes to the Dress – Designer talks Bridal

Prime wedding season is here with brides and grooms
walking down the aisle for their special day. Talk
about wedding fashion with Rani St. Pucchi, creator of
the world-renowned St. Pucchi Fashion Design House in
West Hollywood. She’ll discuss the growing trend toward
risqué wedding gowns and why nude is the new white for
brides. She’ll share tips for finding the best gown for
your body type and discuss veils, colored wedding gowns
and tiaras. Despite having no formal training in
fashion, Rani St. Pucchi is famous for designing the
wedding dress worn by “Phoebe” on the finale of the hit
television show Friends. Rani is the author of several
upcoming books including “Unveiling: A Celebrity
Fashion Designer’s Story.” Contact her at (310)
990-3912; rani@ranistpucchi.com

13. ==> This Bikini Model 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

14. ==> 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

15. ==> Next Friday is Bring Your Dog to Work Day!

June 23 is the 18th annual Bring Your Dog to Work Day,
a day in which corporate America is encouraged to
officially go to the dogs. Carlyn Montes De Oca, an
author, animal advocate and human health expert, argues
that you should bring your dog to work every day! She
says, “From a business perspective, they create happier
workplaces, helping with employee retention!” Invite
her to discuss the healing properties of dogs and the
many reasons why they belong in the workplace. “Dogs
encourage people to talk face-to-face instead of
through emails or phone calls, and they’re natural
stress busters. Just stroking a dog’s fur lowers
people’s blood pressure!” Carlyn Montes De Oca is an
author, speaker, acupuncturist and plant-based
nutritional consultant in private practice near San
Francisco. She’s the author of “Dog as My Doctor, Cat
as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy,
Happy & Extraordinary Life.” Contact her at (415)
306-1853; cmdo@animalhumanhealth.com

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