06/30/16 RTIR E-zine: Istanbul, Zika Virus, Uncomplicated Styles

June 30, 2016

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

01. Istanbul Attacks and Syrian Nation Destruction
02. NAFTA/CAFTA – Who Do They Really Help?
03. Soccer Star Marcelo Balboa
04. Skip the Potato Salad (It’s Not that Good)
05. Shark Tank Alum – Awesome, Slawsome BBQ Tips
06. How Many National Parks Have You Visited?
07. Zika Virus – What You Need to Know
08. Grad Career Advice – The Interview
09. How New Grads Will Change the Workplace
10. As Seen on Dateline – Big Pharma Loves Kids
11. The Root Cause of Orlando Shooting
12. Make Money from Your Passion
13. There May Not Be a 45th President
14. How to Be a Super Pet Parent
15. Celebrity Designer on Uncomplicated Style

1. ==> Istanbul Attacks and Syrian Nation Destruction

According to former US Ambassador to Iraq Edward Peck,
the Istanbul terrorist attack underscores the need for
a review of foreign policies that don’t work. “Clearly
someone is unhappy with what we’re doing, given the
Istanbul airport attack. Syria is a total catastrophe
because of years of war. I remember people saying that
after that authoritarian Tito is gone, Yugoslavia can
finally prosper. Or that after we get rid of Saddam
Hussein, the Mideast can bloom, or that Libya will be
so much better off when that damn Muammar Gaddafi is
gone. Well, us getting rid of [Syrian President Bashar]
Assad isn’t going to make things better either. Because
no state has the right to tell another state how to run
itself. The administration has been saying for years
that ‘Assad must go’ — and that’s often described as
‘nation building’ — but such policies have really done
more destruction that building.” Peck served in Tunisia
and Egypt, was chief of mission in Iraq and Mauritania,
and was deputy director of the Cabinet Task Force on
Terrorism in the Reagan White House. He’s appeared on
many news programs as a foreign affairs analyst.
Contact him at (301) 652-8318, peckfsi@verizon.net

2. ==> NAFTA/CAFTA – Who Do They Really Help?

President Barack Obama left Mexico Wednesday, a day
after presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump
lambasted the agreements that have linked the U.S. and
its northern and southern neighbors in tight trade
ties, vowing to withdraw from the NAFTA agreement while
insisting he’d also scuttle Obama’s proposed
replacement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. MANUEL
ÉREZ-ROCHA says that while Trump’s ‘wall’ idea is
stupid and inhumane, he’s not wrong that the trade
agreements aren’t working. Manuel blames NAFTA for the
state of poverty throughout Mexico today. “According to
its proponents, NAFTA would bring prosperity to Mexico.
There would be more employment, and living standards of
Mexicans would move up to those of the U.S. or Canadian
people.  Instead, by removing trade barriers, NAFTA
took away protections for Mexico’s domestic food
production, leading to greater food insecurity and the
widespread loss of agricultural livelihoods.” He adds,
“During NAFTA, Mexico’s poverty has increased, and the
country has to import 45 percent of its food (back in
1994, it imported only 15 percent). Ten years later,
CAFTA was imposed in Central America and has ushered in
a decade of deteriorating economic conditions for
working people, major new threats to the environment
and national sovereignty and the further unraveling of
rural economies.” Manuel Erez-Rocha is associate fellow
at the Institute for Policy Studies. Contact him at
(240) 838-6623 [in D.C.]; manuel@ips-dc.org or

3. ==> Soccer Star Marcelo Balboa

According to a recent ESPN survey, soccer ranked as the
#2 most popular sport behind football for 12-17 year-
olds, and Major League Soccer tied in popularity with
Major League Baseball among the same group.  In
addition, last year’s Women’s World Cup Final in which
the U.S. defeated Japan was the most-watched soccer
game in history with 26.7 million U.S. viewers.  That
said, has soccer finally “made it” in the U.S.?  US
National Team Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa is
available to discuss soccer in the U.S., where the
sport goes from here, and his new Nickelodeon TV show
Soccer Superstar, where he’s a judge searching for the
best teen female soccer player in the country.  Now
retired from playing, Marcelo is a commentator for
ESPN, ABC and Univision.  He is also the head boys’
soccer coach for Monarch High School in Louisville,
Colo. For interviews in English or Spanish contact John
Angelo at john@premieretv.com.

4. ==> Skip the Potato Salad (It’s Not that Good)

Millions will be headed to the beach or the backyard
this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July and there
will likely be many opportunities to wreck your
willpower. But Renee Jones says you can still have
fun—and eat well—without overindulging and feeling
guilty the next day. First off, she says, take a second
look at what you are mindlessly putting on your plate.
“It’s familiar, so we fill (or pile) our plates with
all the old favorites.  But, are the old favorites
still favorites? Have we stopped to taste them lately?
Are we tasting the food or the memory?” You’ll learn a
four-step process to disarm the triggers of comfort
eating, so when your sister-in-law says something
snippy, you won’t reach for the potato salad (or glass
of wine!) Renee Jones is an ordained minister and
counselor who spent 40 years yo-yo-ing up and down on a
diet, until she faced her stuff so that she no longer
has to stuff her face. Contact her at (817) 938-6250;

5. ==> Shark Tank Alum – Awesome, Slawsome BBQ Tips

Whether you’ve got a big outdoor kitchen or a portable
charcoal grill you take break out for tailgates and
beach parties, everyone loves to grill in the summer!
Not only is it too darn hot to turn on the stove, but
it’s prime season for getting outside and socializing.
Invite Julie Busha to share some great ways to up your
BBQ style and wow your guests with easy, creative
recipes and tips for everything from appetizers to
brunch ideas. Julie is the inventor of Slawsa, and was
featured on Season 5 of ABC’s Shark Tank. She may not
have walked away with a deal on the show, but she’s
since been named Progressive Grocer’s Top Woman in
Grocery and is killing it! She can talk about Slawsa (a
cabbage relish with a salsa twist that’s getting rave
reviews), her experience on the show, and how she took
an old family recipe and turned it into a business. If
you want an interactive show, Slawsa samples are
available for hosts to try and listeners can call in
with their favorite—or craziest—hot dog and burger
toppings. Contact Julie Busha at (704) 756-3661 (cell);
(704) 879-4411 or jbusha@slawsa.com.

6. ==> How Many National Parks Have You Visited?

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;

7. ==> 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
cancelled 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 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

8. ==> Grad Career Advice – The Interview

Looking for a job is hard– especially for college
graduates about to enter the job market for the first
time. “One of the most important conversations you will
ever have in your lifetime is the job interview
conversation,” says Debbie Silverman, a human behavior
specialist. From body language to using the right
verbiage, Silverman says, “The words we use in a
conversation and how we understand the silent
conversation—facial expressions, body language—is the
difference between dreaming about what you want and
actually getting it, in a job interview and in life!”
She’ll discuss how five simple steps will give you an
unfair advantage in the job market and explain the
difference between showing up to interview and showing
up to win! 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;

9. ==> How New Grads Will Change the Workplace

Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by
2025. But according to Nick Gianoulis, founder of the
consulting and training company The Fun Dept., that
not-so-distant prospect should not send companies into
a panic. In fact, he views the presence of so many
workers born after 1981 as a positive force that will
shift the workplace in ways other generations could
only have dreamed about.  Gianoulis will explain why he
believes we are in the early stages of a workplace
revolution, what younger workers want in a corporate
culture, and how older managers can get the best from
millennials entering the workforce. The Fun Company has
been featured on CNN, BBC News, TedX, and in the
Washington Post. Nick spent 20-years in corporate
management with a company that embraced a “work hard,
play hard” culture. He is the coauthor of “Playing It
Forward.” Contact him at (302) 463-3819;

10. ==> As Seen on Dateline – Big Pharma Loves Kids

Children with emotional or mental disorders have become
a gold mine for the drug industry. Psychiatric
medicines for children account for billions of dollars
in sales annually, and the market has boomed. Steven
Francesco is a longtime pharmaceutical industry
executive and consultant who lost his 15-year old son
to side effects from overmedication. He says the larger
problem is a sector that sometimes puts profits above
public well-being. For parents facing the difficult
choice of medicating their child, Francesco can discuss
how to know if it’s really ADHD, how to say no, not now
on the prescription, how to properly research to make
the best decision for your child, and the hidden
economic levers that could result in improper
treatment. Steven Francesco has been interviewed by
numerous media outlets and was recently featured on
NBC’s Dateline. He’s the author of “Overmedicated and
Undertreated.” Contact him at (973) 985-0589;
Steven@DoNoHarmNetwork.org (NYC) Available on short

11. ==> The Root Cause of Orlando Shooting

How do you explain the cause of the horrific Orlando
shooting? There are many opinions, but parenting expert
Emily Slingluff says the answer is both simple, and
complex. “People who choose to kill other people are
not happy with life. Probably because of the influences
on them in their formative years. They’re called
formative for a reason.” Invite Emily to discuss the
importance of raising children who are happy to be
alive instead of confused, insecure and unhappy. “It’s
so easy for a parent to help their child be happy with
life.  Be on your child’s side instead of against him.
Work with your child instead of being a dictator.”
Emily will explain how to replace hard-and-fast rules
and punishment with guidelines and communication. Emily
Slingluff is a pre-school parenting specialist and the
former assistant editor of the Virginian-Pilot. She’s
the author of three parenting books, including her
latest, “Peace.” Contact her at (757) 428-6167

12. ==> Make Money from Your Passion

What happens when your paycheck no longer motivates
you? Dreading each day in the same predicted routine
that offers no motivation, wondering where all the
excitement that made life worth living had gone? Carol
Wokoh says, “Your destiny is in your hands. Your life
belongs to you. Nothing in the Universe happens by
accident!” Invite her to help empower your listeners
retrace back the dotted lines of childhood to discover
their real passion. She’ll share how to develop
networks that are in line with your inclination and how
to stay focused on your goals. Carol Wokoh is a
professional and personal development coach. Contact
her at ceo@caranetconsult.com

13. ==> There May Not Be a 45th President

Robert Baynes has been watching the debt and currency
situation here in the US for several years with great
concern. He realized that anyone using simple math
could tell that our debt is unsustainable. As an
entrepreneur for over 30 years, he says he can sense
the changes that are affecting our future better than
the average person. He says, “Much like the recent
movie The Big Short, very few people want to see what
is coming. The government won’t tell people how serious
our debt situation actually is. In all actuality, the
total liabilities of the US Government are more than
the total net worth of all US citizens. The national
debt cannot and will not get paid. Our leaders will
kick the can down the road until it comes crashing
down. Then we will be facing martial law.” Baynes is
the author of “The Day the Dollar Died.” Contact him at
(260) 273-6925; robertvbaynes@gmail.com

14. ==> How to Be a Super Pet Parent

Summer is here and everyone wants to be outdoors having
fun. You can have even more fun with your favorite
companion, your dog, by your side. Having a calm dog
who has good manners doesn’t just happen. Dogs don’t
come with obedience behaviors. Dogs need training and
socialization. A key responsibility of being a pet
parent is to provide training for your dog. Invite
Donna Chicone to share positive training techniques
that not only help your dog learn how to live in our
human, but strengthen the bond between you and your
pet. She says, “Take this journey with your dog and
learn how to be best friends, understanding each other
on a heightened level of communication. Most of all you
will have fun together. What are you waiting for? Leave
the stress of your day and the crazy world we live in
behind and just be with your dog.” Donna has extensive
media experience both on and off camera and has worked
as a corporate speaker and voice-over artist. She’s the
author of “Being a Super Pet Parent.” Contact Donna
Chicone at (651) 226-4301; dchicone@tcq.net

15. ==> Celebrity Designer on Uncomplicated Style

is an inside job, yet it’s not something that can be
bought by fancy furniture or expensive interiors. After
twenty-five years of designing for the likes of the
‘real’ housewives, former interior designer Deeia Topp
left a lucrative career to help teach people that there
is more to life than vanity and excess. “This may seem
crazy, but designing your life is easier than designing
your living space. Why? Because all it takes is being
mindful, daily, of your intention to lead a less
complicated life.” Deeia will share some of the crazy
client stories that led her to switch careers and
discuss three easy ways to find calm
amid a chaotic world. Deeia is an inspirational and
motivational speaker who helps teach people that life
doesn’t have to be as complicated as we make it. She is
the author of “Complicated by Design,” a delightfully
dishy peek behind the draperies of Greenwich’s Botoxed
elite. Contact her at (941) 350 -5716;

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