07/14/16 RTIR E-zine: Airline Fees, Hurricane Help, Hot Dog Month

July 14, 2016

01. Did Police Retaliate for Video Leak?
02. Trump, Brexit and Tribal Thinking
03. Superbug Gene Found in 2nd U.S. Patient
04. 40th Anniversary of Mars Landing
05. 5 Ways to Avoid Airline Fees
06. Travel On Purpose – Take a Soul Retreat
07. As Seen on Dateline – Big Pharma Loves Kids
08. Hurricane Survivor Helping Other Disaster Victims
09. How We Heal after Shootings
10. How New Grads Will Change the Workplace
11. Turn Difficult Coworkers into a Good Day at Work
12. Feel Too Fat for the Dress?
13. Survive Summer with a Teen
14. Would You Move to Canada?
15. It’s National Hot Dog Month
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1. ==> Did Police Retaliate for Video Leak?

Carlos Miller is author of “The Citizen Journalist
Photography Handbook” and founder of the website
PhotographyIsNotACrime — which regularly posts videos
of wrongdoing by law enforcement. He says, “The man who
made the video of the Alton Sterling shooting death go
viral, one of two brutal videos from two states that
sparked a national outrage and led to the shooting
deaths of five Dallas police officers during an anti-
police brutality protest Thursday — was arrested 24
hours later.” He adds, “Since when does a person with
unpaid traffic tickets get arrested at his place of
work that he did not even drive to, then get led away
in handcuffs and leg shackles? The fact that his arrest
took place 24 hours after he posted a video that
exposed two Baton Rouge cops killing a man who was
already restrained shows this is likely a deliberate
act of retaliation.” Contact him at (305) 431-8300;
carlosmiller@pinac.org, @pinacnews

2. ==> Trump, Brexit and Tribal Thinking

The same thinking that used to protect us from wild
animals and marauding invaders—tribal thinking—is
increasingly placing the world in a precarious place.
So says Donald Pet, a psychiatrist dedicated to
promoting world peace through his nonprofit The
Educational Community. Pet cites both Britain’s exit
from the European Union and Donald Trump’s rise to
Republican presidential nominee as evidence of tribal
thinking run amuck. “Donald Trump is one of the most
tribal people we can imagine,” Pet says. “And Brexit is
a call to national unity; it’s territorial. The Brits
don’t want to be part of a larger system. But we are no
longer tribes. We are interrelated and we need to solve
our interrelated problems.” Invite Pet to discuss how
we’re all born to think “my way is the only right
way”—the hallmark of tribal thinking—and why, if Trump
is elected, it won’t be long before we enter into a
war. Donald Pet, M.D., is a retired Johns Hopkins-
trained psychiatrist, an expert on addiction and a
former consultant to the White House. He is director of
The Educational Community, a nonprofit dedicated to
promoting Albert Einstein’s solution to preventing
human catastrophe and promoting world peace. Contact
him at (860) 324-9991 (CT); ddpet@comcast.net

3. ==> Superbug Gene Found in 2nd U.S. Patient

Researchers have found bacteria resistant to the
antibiotic of last resort in a sample from a second
patient in the United States. The latest news comes as
scientists intensify efforts to find threats to their
antibiotic arsenal. Are we all doomed to die from
resistant infections? Or are there strategies that
greatly diminish risk that anyone can implement? Invite
Dr. Jim Roach, a leading integrative practitioner, to
share ways to ‘super-size’ your immune system so that
it’s Teflon to ‘super-bugs’! 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

4. ==> 40th Anniversary of Mars Landing

July 20th marks the 40th anniversary of the first
successful landing on Mars by Viking 1. Space and NASA
historian Rod Pyle will take you back to what we knew
about Mars before Viking (not much), what we discovered
when we landed (a lot), and how we did not–or perhaps
DID–find life on the red planet (the results of these
first experiments are still under debate!). Rod managed
to sneak into Caltech’s media facility that July
afternoon in 1976 to see that first picture come back
from Mars, one strip at a time; and his memories that
day and the mission overall are compelling and magical.
Rod Pyle has written several books and produced
numerous documentaries for the History Channel and
Discovery Communications, including the acclaimed
Modern Marvels: Apollo 11. He has lectured at NASA’s
Johnson Space Center, and written for the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, LiveScience, and
Space.com. He’s the author of numerous books including
“Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission”
and the upcoming “Amazing Stories of the Space Race.”
Contact him at (626) 399-4440; rodpyle@yahoo.com

5. ==> 5 Ways to Avoid Airline Fees

Airline baggage fees can put a dent in your travel
budget, not to mention a crimp in your style when
you’re trying to fit everything in a small carry-on.
Ultra-economical travel expert Russell Hannon finds
luggage hassles totally unacceptable and says there are
ways to bypass pesky baggage fees and surcharges.
Invite him on your show to learn savvy travel tricks
that will help you save money on your summer vacation
without scrimping. Once feeling unable to afford to
travel, Russell applied lean principles to visit some
of the world’s most expensive cities for less than the
cost of living at home. Today he regularly shares
travel tips on several national radio and TV shows.
He’s also been featured in Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart
Magazine, by CNBC and travel expert Johnny Jet. Contact
him at (403) 354 0349; media@breakthetravelbarrier.com

6. ==> Travel On Purpose – Take a Soul Retreat

Many of us take a vacation during the summer but
Cathleen Miller says there may be a better way to use
your vacation days. “Shake up the typical
overindulgence, texting aimlessly by the pool, going
home exhausted to a wellness adventure that will
rejuvenate and inspired you like never before.” An
intuitive lifestyle expert, Cathleen will share how the
new trend in wellness travel can be a ‘healthy
lifestyle’ upgrade, to improve your energy, explore
your potential and more. As a wellness travel group
program expert, she’ll share how to find the right
program for your needs. From distance alternative
energy therapies and life energy/career coaching,
Cathleen can read and shift magnetic and electrical
frequencies in and around the body to assist in illness
or addiction recovery and activate energies to create
the life you were meant to live. Cathleen also has
extensive media experience. Contact her at (913)
499-8514; aloha@intuitivelifestyleexpert.com

7. ==> 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
notice.

8. ==> Hurricane Survivor Helping Other Disaster
Victims

C. Naomi Covington is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina
and FEMA first responder. She knows firsthand the pain
of suddenly losing everything and the gaps that can
occur in getting help so she’s working to raise money
for other disaster victims. The Tohubohu Project is a
new Indiegogo campaign hoping to raise $5 million to
assist families worldwide who are victims of natural
disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and
wildfires. Covington recalls, “After Katrina, many were
not allowed access to their homes for weeks. … There
was a disconnect between the local, state and federal
government for over a month. So many of us were without
money, jobs, and income, and taken in by strangers.
Some of us even pitched tents and lived on air
mattresses for weeks until local hotels either had
availability or reopened.” The Tohubohu Project, under
the auspices of the nonprofit Texas Disaster Recovery
and Relief, hopes to support families by purchasing and
installing storm shelters for homes in tornado prone
regions; assisting with relocation, temporary housing
and home repairs; and providing reemployment services,
counseling, and flood-proofing modifications. Contact
Covington at (214) 530-0648;
info@texasdisasterrecoveryandrelief.com

9. ==> How We Heal after Shootings

The nation is raw after two polarizing police shootings
and the ambush and killing of five Dallas police
officers. Besides their grieving families, millions of
Americans are angry, frightened and outraged. How can
we make sense of the senseless deaths? Pastor and
health-care chaplain Joseph Oloimooja has suggestions
to help heal and give hope to the many who feel
frustrated and fearful. Oloimooja says marches and
candle lightings are important, but what really matters
is what happens when they’re finished. He’ll explain
how something as simple as creating your own sacred
space can help individuals heal, and share ways to
remain hopeful when things seem desperate. Joseph
Oloimooja is pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd
Episcopal Church and the manager of spiritual care
services at Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center.
Reach him at (323) 687-2167; oloimooja@yahoo.com

10. ==> 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;
nick@thefundept.com

11. ==> Turn Difficult Coworkers into a Good Day at
Work

It may be your boss, the woman in the next cubicle, the
IT guy, or the person who leaves their dirty coffee
cups in the sink or moldy takeout in the refrigerator.
But odds are there is at least one person at work who
really annoys you, causing stress you could live
without. Kalliope Barlis, a Licensed Trainer of NLP,
doctor of acupuncture, former professional golfer and
upcoming author of “Replay Your Game,” has an unusual
take on what you can do to turn the situation around.
She’ll explain how to alter your thought process
courtesy of your brain’s ability to be creative and
other surprising tools. Your audience will learn how to
change their frowns into smiles and no one will ever
know how it happened—not even the boss. Reach her at
(718) 751-5105; ask@buildingyourbest.com

12. ==> Feel Too Fat for the Dress?

Many people think they have to lose weight to find
happiness with Mr. or Ms. Right. But relationship coach
Dan Oliverio says that if you don’t have the love in
your life that you want, it has nothing to do with your
body. Many times what we consider a defect in
ourselves, others find to be attractive. But how do you
handle being attractive for a quality you may not like
about yourself? What is it like to find beauty in what
others see as ugly? Oliverio turns the world of beauty
and dating on its head, helping people find love at any
size. Dan Oliverio writes and speaks about what comes
up for people when fat intersects with sexuality. In
addition to his private coaching and   counseling, he’s
given seminars all over the US and Europe on about
issues such as fat acceptance, size equality, body
image, self-empowerment, and fat/admirer relationships.
He’s been seen on Tyra, MTV’s True Life, in The
Huffington Post, and is the author of the new book “The
Round World: Life at the Intersection of Love, Sex, and
Fat” Contact him at (310) 869-4181 (cell);
dan@danoliverio.com

13. ==> Survive Summer with a Teen

School’s out and everybody is home! Summer can be a
satisfying relationship building opportunity with teens
or it can be a mid-summer’s nightmare! In an interview
that can be conducted in Spanish or English, Laura
Reagan will share how parents can survive the summer –
and beyond – by adopting a more robot-like attitude.
She’ll also discuss where to draw the line-in-the-sand
and how to get a grip on teen culture without your teen
thinking you’re lame. Discover Laura’s unique co-
creation strategy where parents and teens jointly
identify problems and solutions and make collaborative
decisions that help teens prepare for adulthood. Laura
Reagan is a parenting expert, speaker, experienced
media guest and author of the upcoming book “How to
Raise Respectful Parents.” Contact her at (956)
250-3689; laura@lauralreagan.com.

14. ==> Would You Move to Canada?

The U.S. presidential election is producing excellent
press for our northern neighbor. Both candidates are so
unpopular, Google reported a record number of searches
for “move to Canada” since Super Tuesday. But are
Americans truly prepared to live the life of a Canuck?
Author Robert Martichenko can offer helpful advice and
tips for Americans considering fleeing the country. He
can discuss these and other common questions: Does
running away from a dysfunctional election enable you
to quality for refugee status? Are all Canadians
obsessed with hockey? What the heck is poutine? Where
are the igloos? You mean the U.S. is not the biggest
country in the world? Martichenko was born in Ontario
and has lived in the U.S. for 20 years. An
entrepreneur, speaker, writer and poet, he is the
author of several business books and a novel, “Drift
and Hum: The Great Canadian-American Novel.” Contact
Marcia Jones at (859) 308-8689; marcia@karmackpub.com

15. ==> It’s National Hot Dog Month

July is National Hot Dog Month! Whether you call them
frankfurters, wieners or hot dogs, one thing’s for
sure, they’re arguably the most all-American food and
according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council,
last weekend we ate about 150 million of them!
Celebrate National Hot Dog Month by inviting Eric
Mittenthal to share hot dog facts and trivia. He’ll
answer common questions like how hot dogs are made and
where the term hot dog originated. He’ll also reveal
the TV star who credits her longevity to eating a hot
dog every day for lunch! Contact Eric Mittenthal at
(202) 587-4238; emittenthal@meatami.com

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