07/25/17 RTIR E-zine: Summer Custody Shuffles, Alzheimer Prevention, Dream Jobs

July 25, 2017

01. Wray for FBI – Only Russia Matters
02. Holy Land Tensions Continue to Build
03. Medical Coverage Isn’t Enough
04. Singer’s Death May Aid Male Sex Abuse Survivors
05. Surviving the Summer Custody Shuffle
06. Cyber Attack – What Would Happen?
07. The IRS Can Take Your Passport!?
08. The Summer Family Visit – the Un-Vacation
09. Why Americans Get More Sunburns
10. Simple 10-Minute-a-Day Alzheimer Prevention
11. The Epidemic that Gets No Press
12. She Teaches Millennials to Land Dream Jobs
13. Teens Ruining Your Summer?
14. Horse Sense – Life Lessons Learned in a Barn
15. Summer Fun! NYC Giant Dishwasher Park

1. ==> Wray for FBI – Only Russia Matters

Sue Udry is executive director of Defending Rights and
Dissent, a national civil liberties organization. She
just wrote the piece “No Commitment On Mosque
Surveillance, Muslim Registry, Racial or Religious
Profiling, or Police Accountability from Wray. But
He’ll Be Confirmed Anyway.” She says, “Members of the
Senate Judiciary Committee believe that Trump’s nominee
for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, did not pledge his
loyalty to Donald Trump, and will not sweep the Russia
investigation under the rug. And apparently very little
else matters to them.” The Committee unanimously
approved Wray’s confirmation, clearing the way for full
Senate confirmation before the August recess despite
what Udry says are critical concerns. “Wray told
Senators that he doesn’t know what the FBI is up to
with regard to terrorist recruitment, isn’t familiar
with how hate crime statistics or police use-of-force
incidents are reported, doesn’t know much about the
FBI’s budget, can’t comment on a host of matters
including voter fraud, anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric,
and unabashedly admitted that he hasn’t even reviewed
the Attorney General Guidelines for FBI Domestic
Operations.” Contact her at sue@rightsanddissent.org;

2. ==> Holy Land Tensions Continue to Build

A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further
complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to
find a way out of an escalating crisis over a major
Jerusalem shrine, including mass Muslim prayer protests
and Israeli-Palestinian violence. “Israelis and
Palestinians are on the cusp of another round of
violence, this time over metal detectors. The long-
running conflict has seen many episodes of unrest, but
none perhaps as avoidable as this most recent one,”
according to Neri Zilber, a journalist and researcher
on Middle East politics and culture. He’ll explain how
things got to this point and what’s happening now. “The
Palestinian leadership has demanded nothing less than a
full Israeli reversal; Al Aqsa has remained largely
empty, and Muslim worshipers are still praying on the
streets, clashing sporadically with Israeli police. The
Israeli Right has maintained a hard line as well.”
Zilber, an adjunct fellow of the Washington Institute
for Near Policy, recently wrote the piece, “Death Toll
& Tensions Rise in the Holy Land in Clash Over Al-Aqsa
Mosque.” Contact him at (202) 230-9550; @NeriZilber.

3. ==> Medical Coverage Isn’t Enough

As Republicans press on with their efforts to repeal
the Affordable Care Act (ACA) many opponents say
current plans would deny coverage to tens of millions
of Americans. But Dr. Donald Berwick says less well
known is that it would make quality of care worse. In
an Op-ed for the Huffington Post he writes, “Despite
the best efforts of the extraordinary American health
care workforce, the care system is riddled with
problems in quality that no other industry would think
of tolerating: safety hazards, wild variations in
practice, abusive waiting times, inequities, and
failures to respect individual patients’ and families’
values. Tens of thousands of American die each year
from errors in their care.” Berwick has worked on
‘delivery system reform’ – changing the processes of
care, and says the ACA includes reform measures while
the Senate and House bills do not. Donald Berwick, MD,
MPP, FRCP is president emeritus and senior fellow at
the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which
he co-founded and led for 18 years. He served as
President Obama’s appointee as administrator of the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and
has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical
School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Contact
Sandy George at (617) 413-6126;

4. ==> Singer’s Death May Aid Male Sex Abuse Survivors

News of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide
has shocked and saddened friends and fans. Dr. Joan
Cook says, “I don’t think I’m overreaching in saying
that his troubled past may have been a factor in his
death. Bennington had openly said he was a survivor of
childhood sexual abuse that haunted him and, he said,
contributed to his excessive use of drugs and alcohol.”
Cook, who works with trauma survivors, says, “One study
in the United States estimated that one in six males
are sexually abused at some point during their
childhood. For far too long, boys and men who have been
sexually abused or assaulted have been overlooked,
neglected, minimized or stigmatized by society and, at
times, by the health care community. It’s time for that
disregard to stop.” Dr. Joan Cook is an associate
professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of
Psychiatry. She has worked clinically with a range of
trauma survivors, including combat veterans and former
prisoners of war, men and women who have been
physically and sexually assaulted in childhood and
adulthood, and survivors of the 2001 World Trade Center
bombing. Contact her at (203) 856-2782;

5. ==> Surviving the Summer Custody Shuffle

Summertime wreaks all kinds of havoc with families
trying to coordinate camp, daycare and vacation, but
for divorced parents the issues get more complicated.
Whether kids spend weeks or months with their non-
custodial parent, there are always disruptions and
potential issues that arise—ones that need to be dealt
with during the back-and-forth transitions. Invite
David Glass, a certified law specialist and former
therapist, on your show to share six rules that will
help make for smoother transitions. Best known for his
work in the Kelly Rutherford case, where her children
have endured long separations between Rutherford and
her ex, Glass says returns can be especially stressful,
confusing and depressing. David Glass has appeared on
numerous shows including NBC’s Extra and Good Day L.A.
He’s been quoted in NY Daily News, People and the
Huffington Post and is a regular columnist and
contributor to Divorce magazine and Hitched.com.
Contact Cherie Kerr at (714) 550-9900; Cherie@kerrpr-
execuprov.com or Shannon Dugger at (303) 619-3949;

6. ==> Cyber Attack – What Would Happen?

Imagine what would happen if suddenly there were no
cell phone service, no electrical power, no water and
no food. But that’s not all. Imagine if there were no
functioning banks and financial institutions,
automobiles, trucks and computers stopped working,
railroads were unable to roll and airplanes were unable
to fly, hospitals were unable to function and grocery
store shelves went unfilled. According to Robin Burk,
Ph.D., MBA, such a scenario is possible should portions
of America’s computer networks, electric grid etc. be
hit by a short burst of electromagnetic energy from the
type of nuclear weapon North Korea has already tested –
or by crippling cyber-attacks. She says it is only
prudent to start planning now for potential attacks
that could badly disrupt the systems we rely on. Burk’s
message is all the more powerful because of who she is:
She was in charge of the Defense Threat Reduction
Agency’s interdependent networks research and is an
expert on network science. The DTRA is an organization
tasked with safeguarding national infrastructure
against weapons of mass destruction. Robin Burk has
been featured in Wired and on MSNBC. She is the author
of the upcoming books “How to Thrive in an Uncertain
World” and “We Don’t Have to Collapse but We Could: How
to Fix the Complex Systems We Rely On.” Contact her at
(703) 346-4448; robin.kowalchuk.burk@gmail.com

7. ==> The IRS Can Take Your Passport!?

Planning on flying this summer? You may be surprised to
learn that under certain circumstances the IRS has the
right to confiscate your passport, effectively
grounding you and ruining your travel plans. Let Abby
Eisenkraft, author of “101 Ways to Stay Off the IRS
Radar,” fill your listeners in on the latest reason to
dislike flying. As she’ll explain, recent legislation
grants the IRS the right to take your passport if you
owe more than $50,000 in back taxes and penalties.
Hundreds of thousands of people could be affected
including those who are already abroad but may be
trying to fly home. Abby can also discuss what you can
do to prevent this from happening to you. Frequently
quoted by the press, she is one of the leading experts
on IRS problems and how to avoid them. Contact her at
(347) 598-0111; abby@RealLifeTaxAdvice.com

8. ==> The Summer Family Visit – the Un-Vacation

At its best, summer vacation should be a time for
relaxing and recharging. For many, it may mean feeling
forced to spend time with insistent parents. The author
of “Coping with Un-cope-able Parents,” and the only
child of a demanding, formerly alcoholic father, Carol-
Ann Hamilton will answer the question: how much do you
really owe your troublesome folks? Her advice spans
opening one’s own abode to disagreeable family members,
surviving a stay in the childhood home and or traveling
together to a separate location all in the name of
vacation. Carol-Ann helps adult children to set
boundaries, find “me time,” end long-standing
traditions they dislike and focus on aspects of the
vacation that will restore their sanity. Contact her at
(905) 822-2503; carolann@carolannhamilton.com

9. ==> Why Americans Get More Sunburns

The summer sun is hot and damaging. But did you know
there’s more you can do to protect your skin from brown
spots, wrinkles and sunburns besides using sunscreen?
Let skin expert Deborah Poland clue you in to the
benefits of eating tomatoes, cucumbers, grape skins,
berries and herbs this summer. She’ll also share what
you should be drinking and ways an anti-inflammatory
diet pays benefits on the outside of your body as well
as the inside. Deborah can also discuss the reasons why
people living nearer the equator, with increased sun
exposure and less sunscreen, have less skin cancer than
Americans do. She’s the author of “Clean Skincare:
Natural Alternatives to Dermatology.” Reach her at
(615) 920-9040 or deb@deborahpoland.com

10. ==> Simple 10-Minute-a-Day Alzheimer Prevention

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with
the memory-robbing disease known as Alzheimer’s.
Moreover, their numbers are expected to reach nearly 14
million by 2050. But what if there was something you
could do to prevent this dreaded disease? And what if
no one was telling you about it? There is such a
therapy and you can interview one of the pioneers.
According to Michael Morgan, his research shows strong
evidence of the promise of craniosacral therapy in the
treatment of at-risk people and those in the early to
mid-stages of dementia. He’ll explain what craniosacral
therapy is (it’s also being used by NFL players, and
children with autism) and ways it can increase
longevity. Morgan is the author of “The BodyEnergy
Longevity Prescription: How CranioSacral Therapy Helps
Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia While Improving the
Quality of Your Life.” Reach him at (312) 543-4719;

11. ==> The Epidemic that Gets No Press

One in seven American adults, or 30 million people, are
estimated to have chronic kidney disease.
Astonishingly, 96% of those with early kidney disease
(stages 1 and 2) don’t even know they have it! With one
in three Americans at risk for this disease, it’s time
to talk about it. Michael Banks will share his own
journey through diagnosis, failure, dialysis,
transplant and recovery. You’ll also hear how his
partner Karin gave him a true gift of love when she
became his living donor. Banks is a Brit who has lived
in the US for the last 28 years. A leadership expert by
profession, he wrote “Gotta Kidney?! A Journey Through
Fear to Hope and Beyond” to turn his painful struggle
into a positive that others can benefit from. Contact
him at (415) 683-8701 (voicemail messages only);
michaelbanks7@gmail.com or skype: michael.banks25

12. ==> She Teaches Millennials to Land Dream Jobs

Did you know that half of all new college grads end up
underemployed in positions that do not require a degree
(think Uber driver)? No one wants that to happen to
their kid—especially with all their college debt—nor to
have their recent grad take up permanent residence in
their basement. Diane Huth can help. She teaches
millennials all the self-branding skills they need to
find good jobs using a six-step system. Diane, a
marketing and branding guru who teaches at two
universities, demystifies the black hole of the online
application process, sheds light on using social media
to gain the job-hunting advantage and discusses
networking skills most new grads don’t even think about
acquiring. For students still in college, she’ll
explain the one essential step students need to take
well before graduation that can give them a critical
edge. Diane became an accidental career expert while
teaching marketing to college students when she
discovered that they lacked basic skills for finding a
professional job and getting hired fast. She is the
author of “BRAND YOU! To Land Your Dream Job: A Step-
by-Step Guide to Find a Great Job, Get Hired &
Jumpstart Your Career.” Reach her at (210) 601-7852 or

13. ==> Teens Ruining Your Summer?

Is it time to go back to school yet? Summer can be
brutal for teens and college students and their
parents, with clashing schedules, expectations and
opinions! With just a few more weeks to go before
shipping them back to school, parents may be counting
the hours and their last bits of patience. Invite Poppy
and Geoff Spencer, parenting experts, ‘Millennial
Translators’, and parents of five millennials who
navigated the transition during summer break, to offer
tips to help everyone get through the last few weeks of
summer. From holding family meetings to creating
‘practiced freedom’ and embracing failure, Poppy says
parents need to allow teens to make mistakes. “We
suggest that you use the summer months as practice time
to make decisions, pause to consider options, while
still providing a loving safety net at home. Allowing
failure can be one of the most loving things you can
give to your college student this summer.” Poppy and
Geoff Spencer, CPC, are licensed New Life Story
Coaches, relationship and parenting experts, and the
authors of “1 Billion Seconds,” based on years of
research on hundreds of people and offers a formula for
a flourishing relationship by developing exceptional
communication. Contact them at (941) 586-2911;

14. ==> Horse Sense – Life Lessons Learned in a Barn

Mindy Tatz Chernoff estimates that she has probably
cleaned thousands of horse stalls in her time,
meticulously mucking them out and laying down new hay.
She recognized early on that horses are nothing less
than 1,250-lb. master teachers whose lessons are
available to anyone who spends time with them. She
says, “Spending time with horses helps us slow down,
notice, feel and heal. In fact, every life lesson can
be learned in a barn—everything from overcoming fear,
resistance and discomfort to learning to find love and
acceptance.” Chernoff holds dual master’s degrees in
holistic spirituality and spiritual direction. She’s
the founder of The Resonant Horse, a farm near
Philadelphia, where hosts workshops, retreats, one-on-
one sessions and horse circles. “From Muck to
Magnificence: How Cleaning Horse Stalls Can Lead to an
Astonishing Life” is her first book. Contact Caroline
Walters at (484) 678-6209; carolineawalters@me.com

15. ==> Summer Fun! NYC Giant Dishwasher Park

The year’s most exciting and unique water park exhibit
on the streets of New York City is coming next week!
Sponsored by LG Electronics USA, a massive water park
will top-out at 6,750 square feet (two and a half times
bigger than a tennis court) and will soak festivalgoers
from every angle, mimicking the company’s new
dishwasher. The water park will be located on Park
Avenue between 70th and 71st Streets in Manhattan, and
will feature obstacle courses continuously soaked by
powerful jet streams, massive slides in the shape of
cutlery, and hanging glide rails to zoom down into
pools of water. Organizers hope the exhibit will give
New Yorkers a unique and fun way to cool off in the dog
days of summer over three weekends beginning August
5th. Since 2008, the Department of Transportation has
presented Citi Summer Streets along nearly seven miles
of Manhattan streets, closing them to vehicular traffic
and opening them to the public for outdoor recreation –
walking, running, cycling and playing, in addition to
many free activities for all ages. Contact Taryn Brucia
at (201) 816-2187; taryn.brucia@lge.com or Stephanie
Mayer at (212) 880-5239; stephanie.mayer@lg-one.com

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