07/21/16 RTIR E-zine: Saudi Papers, Race and Police, Difficult Coworkers

July 21, 2016

 

01. 9/11 Widow on Just Released Saudi Papers
02. The Trump-Pence Threat to Religious Freedom
03. Washington’s Worst Nightmare – The Congressional Blacklist
04. Race and Police: Where Black and Blue Intersect
05. Let’s All Scream for Ice Cream!
06. How to Get into an Elite College
07. Lost in the Middle Class – Making College Affordable
08. LGBT Documentary – Fire Island
09. Should You Call Off the Wedding?
10. Turn Difficult Coworkers into a Good Day at Work
11. You Really Can Make Money from Your Passion
12. The Dog Days of Summer – Pet Training Tips
13. Are We Raising Mass Murderers?
14. Bad Habits Cured in 2 Minutes
15. Take a Nostalgic Trip with a Former TWA Stewardess
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1. ==> 9/11 Widow on Just Released Saudi Papers

Last Friday afternoon, just before Congress left for
its summer vacation, the U.S. government declassified
with light redactions several pages of a document that
reveals ties between the 9/11 terror attacks and the
government of Saudi Arabia. The document states: “While
in the United States, some of the September 11
hijackers were in contact with, and received support or
assistance from, individuals who may be connected with
the Saudi government.”
Kirsten Breitweiser is a 9/11 widow and activist.
Working with a group of other 9/11 widows known as the
“Jersey Girls,” she was able to pressure the U.S.
government to conduct a formal investigation into the
9/11 attacks. She says, “To be clear, the 9/11
Commission did NOT fully investigate the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia. Staff Director Philip Zelikow blocked any
investigation into the Saudis. In addition, Zelikow re-
wrote the 9/11 Commission’s entire section regarding
the Saudis and their connection to the 9/11 attacks.
Former 9/11 Commissioners John Lehman, Bob Kerrey and
Tim Roemer have all acknowledged that the Saudis were
not adequately investigated by the 9/11 Commission.”
Contact Breitweiser at kdianbreit@aol.com

2. ==> The Trump-Pence Threat to Religious Freedom

Frederick Clarkson says the religious freedom claims of
Republicans speaking at the Republican National
Convention belie an effort to curtail the religious and
civil rights of others. Clarkson, senior fellow for
Religious Liberty at Political Research Associates,
says, “Governor Mike Pence signed into law an Indiana
state version of the federal Religious Freedom
Restoration Act in 2015 which would have effectively
allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people
if they claimed a religious reason for doing so.
Meanwhile Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, and
the 2016 GOP platform have darkly declared that an
unholy army of bogeymen led by the Democrats are coming
for people’s First Amendment right to freedom of
religion and speech. They do this in much the same way
that the NRA claims that the feds are coming for
people’s guns.” Political Research Associates is a
progressive thinktank in Somerville, MA. Frederick
Clarkson is the author of the recent report, “When
Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy
of the Christian Right.” Contact him at (413) 596-304;
f.clarkson@politicalresearch.org

3. ==> Washington’s Worst Nightmare – The Congressional
Blacklist

Wouldn’t it be great to know the incumbents in Congress
with the worst record on the economy and health? Judy
Frankel’s Congressional Blacklist will help empower
your audience and tell them who is passing bills that
are hazardous to their job outlook, financial and
physical health. Judy will reveal how the grocery
business used Congress to make sure food wouldn’t be
labeled as genetically engineered, what bills Congress
passed that caused the 2008 financial crisis and what
big deal they’re working on now that will land Big
Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Internet Providers an even
bigger payday — at your expense. Give your listeners
an outrageous and informative show about the backroom
deals in Washington and what they need to know to
insure a prosperous, healthier future. Judy Frankel is
the founder of Writeindependent.org, an interactive
federal elections website. A public speaker and blogger
for the Huffington Post, she helps audiences learn the
specific steps to stop corruption in Congress and
engage in democracy. She’s the author of “In Search of
the P.O.T.U.S.: One Woman’s Quest to Fix Washington.”
Contact her at (310) 750-6686; judyfrankel@gmail.com
4. ==> Race and Police: Where Black and Blue Intersect

Black Lives Matter and the Thin Blue Line can come
together and real change is possible with help from one
important group of people: police whistleblowers. So
says Washington, D.C.-based attorney, whistleblower and
whistleblowing expert Michael McCray, author of “Race,
Power & Politics.” McCray will explain why, under the
present system, bad cops are considered good and cops
that try to do good by speaking up when colleagues do
wrong, are considered bad, He’ll talk about what it
would take to break through the “blue wall of silence”
and how we can reform our broken court system. McCray
is organizer of the July 27-29 Whistleblower Summit for
Civil & Human Rights in D.C., and a July 30 TEDx talk
in Wilmington, in celebration of National Whistleblower
Appreciation Day. Reach him at (870) 543-0024;
mccray.michael@gmail.com.

5. ==> Let’s All Scream for Ice Cream!

What is summer without ice cream? Bring Robert Tammara
on your show to share everything and anything about
everyone’s favorite sweet, cold summer treat. What’s
the difference between sherbet, frozen yogurt and ice
cream? How do companies come up with all those flavors?
Tammara is the owner of San Bernardo Ice Cream which
has made ice cream for the past 40 years. Known mostly
for its exotic flavors, Tammara can talk about his
unique blend of Cuban and Italian desserts which are
served on over 75% of cruise ships. From gelato to
tropical ices, Tammara will reveal the most popular
flavors, the ice cream you’ve probably never tried, and
how he got into the business. Contact Tim Allen at
(561) 750-9800, ext.2220; tim@transmediagroup.com

6. ==> How to Get into an Elite College

This year’s college app season is about to begin. High
school students are stressed or lost and their parents
are concerned, if not terrified. Jason Ma says most
students and parents underestimate the complexity of
the elite college planning, applications, and
admissions process. As a teen success coach and mentor
and elite college admissions consultant, Jason knows
the challenges common to high school and younger
students, parents, and educators, and can share ways to
be successful in college admissions, life, and early
career positioning. Jason Ma is founder, CEO, & chief
mentor of ThreeEQ, Inc., a success coaching and
consulting firm, and the author of “Young Leaders 3.0.”
Contact him at (408)823-7768; jma@youngleaders3.com

7. ==> Lost in the Middle Class – Making College
Affordable

No matter where you study, a college tuition is pricey
and the cost of attending school just keeps climbing.
Graduating seniors often leave campus with staggering
student loan debt. There are grants and scholarships
available, but millions of American families don’t
qualify for any financial aid. Even under Hillary
Clinton’s proposed College Plan, 38 million households
– that’s 30% of Americans — wouldn’t qualify. Invite
Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of Study.com, to
explain secrets colleges don’t want you to know that
could save you thousands on your degree. Plus, you’ll
learn simple things you can do to reduce the cost of
college, even if you don’t qualify for financial aid.
Contact Jennifer McHam at (650) 288-2381;
study.press@study.com

8. ==> LGBT Documentary – Fire Island

Stonewall shook the world and changed things forever.
The LGBT revolution ignited there and set the stage for
a cultural shift. But before the riots, there was
Cherry’s On the Bay, where a man could be whoever he
wanted, and a woman could be whatever she dreamed of.
Invite Emmy-nominated producer Dave Dodds to talk about
his new documentary which follows a season in the life
of the legendary club on New York’s Fire Island, and is
told through stories and memories of the people that
work there, the people that live there, and the men and
women that lived through history there. Dodds is a
long-time documentary filmmaker, shooting for
television and film. Cherry’s On the Bay will premiere
at The Long Beach International Film Festival next
month. Contact Gina Scarda at (516) 508-1625;
GinaScarda@Gmail.com

9. ==> Should You Call Off the Wedding?

We’ve all been to at least one wedding where we left
and wondered if the pair would last as long as their
new blender. It’s wedding season and brides and grooms-
to-be are lining up to take their vows, but what if
there are lingering doubts? Does having ‘cold feet’
mean your union is destined to disintegrate? Invite
DateMeister Mary Reilly to help daters identify the red
flags in a relationship before they move in together,
buy a dress, or get married. Mary herself ditched a
live-in, long-term boyfriend and is auctioning off her
would-be wedding dress to raise money for a community
ginger farm run by women in Uganda. A dating and
relationship expert, Mary has co-written along with Dr.
Martin Kelly “Dating Defensively: How to Know When to
Get Off at the Next Exit.”  Contact her at (917)
363-9860; thedatemeister@gmail.com

10. ==> 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

11. ==> You Really Can 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

12. ==> The Dog Days of Summer – Pet Training Tips

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

13. ==> Are We Raising Mass Murderers?

After the recent string of tragic mass shootings across
the country, many people are asking, “What can we do to
prevent these shootings?” Emily Slingluff says there is
something that almost every one of us can do to help
prevent mass murders in the future. “Individual people
are the cause of mass murders. So, why do some people
want to kill others and some do not want to kill
others? How can we help make people happy instead of
confused, insecure, and unhappy, wanting to lash out
and hurt others?” Slingluff says parents have more
influence than anyone in raising a kinder, happier
generation. She’ll discuss clear and easy ways to help
kids be happy with life. She says, “The formative years
of life are called formative for a reason.  And the
main influence in those first years is the parent.”
Emily Slingluff is the author of several parenting
books including her latest, “Parenting without
Punishment.” Contact her at (757) 428-6167;
emilyslingluff@aol.com

14. ==> Bad Habits Cured in 2 Minutes

Every one of your listeners has at LEAST one bad habit.
Invite Scott Spackey, an international addiction
expert, life-coach and counselor, on your show and in 2
minutes He’ll teach ANYONE how to break their bad habit
with a custom formula made just for that habit—just for
that person. Scott was involved with a notorious
organized meth, sex and counterfeiting ring in 80s &
90s Los Angeles and has spent over a decade as a
private counselor. He’s a registered, certified
addiction specialist who treats and presents on
everything from alcohol to ecstasy, shopping to
shoplifting, snacking to sex! He’s the author of
“Project Addiction—The Complete Guide to Using, Abusing
and Recovering from Drugs and Behaviors” and “The Habit
Master.” Contact him at (661) 904-5353;
Scott@ProjectAddiction.com

15. ==> Take a Nostalgic Trip with a Former TWA
Stewardess

Back in the 1960s when Trans World Airlines took people
“up, up and away,” air travel was more glamorous than
it is today. So too were the stewardesses who made
travelers feel at home. Whether they lived through the
era or just know about it from “Mad Men,” former TWA
stewardess Anneros Valens will transport your audience
back to the time when stews’ standard uniforms included
white gloves, high heels, stockings, miniskirts,
scarves and hats and they prepared food on the plane
and served first-class passengers on real china. It was
also a time when stewardesses were weighed monthly,
required to wear their hair a certain length, use the
same color nail polish and fired when they became
pregnant. Anneros can talk about what it was like to
see the world, live with six stewardesses in one
apartment, and encounter a scruffy looking celebrity.
She’ll also share why she believes air travel then was
more special than it is today. A German native who has
lived in the Bronx for many years, she is the author of
the upcoming book “America the Beautiful: Through the
Eyes of an Immigrant.” Reach her at (718) 549-1407;
avalensi2@gmail.com

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