08/01/17 RTIR E-zine: Back to School, Summer Travel, Sun Damage

August 1, 2017

01. Incremental Progress Despite Trump
02. US Good, Russia Bad?
03. The State of US Cybersecurity
04. Trump Employees Muzzled?
05. What Happens During Total Eclipse
06. Summer Travel – How to Survive an Attack
07. Grounded! The IRS Can Take Your Passport
08. How about Some Hot Summer Sex?
09. Even Smart People Fall for Scams
10. Uber Driver is Not a Career
11. The Food/Sun Damage Link
12. August Tips to Ease Back-to-School
13. Surviving the Summer Custody Shuffle
14. Promising Alzheimer’s Prevention Therapy
15. What a Horse Can Teach about Life

1. ==> Incremental Progress Despite Trump

Ivan Eland says despite all the bad news coming out of
the Trump White House, progress is being made on less
publicized issues, often by other branches of
government pushing back against it. Eland says
“American institutions are rallying against potential
tyranny—the courts on Trump’s travel ban seemingly
aimed at Muslims, suspicious states in denying him
their voter information, the State and Defense
Department bureaucracies by pushing back on his slavish
support for Saudi autocrats in their dispute with tiny
Qatar (which hosts a major US base used in the war
against ISIS), and the media in fact checking his
myriad of lies and in its dogged investigation of the
very important potential collusion with Russia and
probable obstruction of justice.” Ivan Eland is senior
fellow and director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at
the Independent Institute. He spent 15 years working
for Congress on national security issues, including
stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs
Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the
Congressional Budget Office. Contact him at
ieland@independent.org, @Ivan_Eland

2. ==> US Good, Russia Bad?

According to former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman, the
United States, like many other countries, likes to
think of itself as a chosen nation and a chosen people.
In a recent piece for Counterpunch he says, “One of the
reasons why the United States has so little credibility
in making the case against Russian interference in the
U.S. presidential election is the sordid record of the
White House and the Central Intelligence Agency in
conducting regime change and even political
assassination to influence political conditions around
the world.” Adding, “Putin’s intervention in Syria in
2015 was designed in part to make sure that the U.S.
history of regime change didn’t include another chapter
in the Middle East.” Melvin Goodman is a senior fellow
at the Center for International Policy and a professor
of government at Johns Hopkins University. A former CIA
analyst, Goodman is the author of “Failure of
Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA” and
“National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism.”
His latest book is “A Whistleblower at the CIA.”
Contact him at goody789@verizon.net

3. ==> The State of US Cybersecurity

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to close
the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for
Cyber Issues and fold its responsibilities into the
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs has provoked
widespread criticism. David Fidler, cybersecurity
expert at the Council on Foreign Relations says,
“Keeping the office only makes sense if the White House
makes cyber diplomacy a foreign policy priority,
develops a comprehensive strategy that addresses the
challenges U.S. interests in cyberspace face, and
empowers the State Department to implement the
strategy. The prospects for these preconditions
appearing soon are grim. In this context, whether the
State Department has a cyber coordinator’s office is
not the most important question for the future of U.S.
cyber diplomacy.” David Fidler is an expert in
international law, cybersecurity, national security,
counterinsurgency, biosecurity, and global health.
Contact him at dfidler@cfr.org

4. ==> Trump Employees Muzzled?

President Donald Trump’s global company, now run by his
sons Donald Jr. and Eric, reportedly had employees at
every level sign a retroactive non-disclosure agreement
(NDA) after Trump entered the White House, CBS News
reported after obtaining the agreement. Washington,
D.C.–based lawyer Debra Soltis said the NDA could be a
means to stop whistleblowers and that she found it
‘troubling.’ “I have reviewed confidentiality
agreements in international, family-run hospitality
organizations and… I have never seen a loyalty code
to a family like this,” she says. “This confidentiality
agreement looks more like what you would expect to sign
if you were a nanny to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s
children, where you were being brought into the home
and exposed to private information.” Soltis is a trial
attorney in Washington, D.C., specializing in criminal
defense and employment matters. She has her own firm
with her husband, Paul Kiyonaga, and teaches at
Georgetown University Law. Contact her at (202)
363-2776; dsoltis@kiyosol.com

5. ==> What Happens During Total Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, the sun will disappear across
America. For a brief moment, day will turn to night,
the sky will darken, and street lights will go on. If
you live in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago or
Atlanta, the moon will still make a big bite in the sun
but to see “totality,” in which the moon completely
blocks the sun, you’ll need to be inside the narrow
swath — about 70 miles wide — of the moon’s shadow.
The path will stretch from the Oregon coast to the
South Carolina coast, with 12 states in between. Nearly
12.2 million Americans live in the path of totality,
but NASA predicts that millions more will visit it that
day. Is it worth a trip? “This is one of those rare
events where being close is not good enough,” says J.
Kelly Beatty, senior editor of Sky & Telescope. “A sun
that’s 99% covered is vastly different than the one
that’s 100% covered. Like I say to people, it’s like
being on a first date versus being on your wedding
night.” Kelly Beatty has done numerous interviews and
guest commentaries on The Weather Channel and National
Public Radio, and his work has appeared in numerous
other magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias. Contact
him at (617) 401-9927; kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com

6. ==> Summer Travel – How to Survive an Attack

It’s summertime and many Americans are taking trips to
unfamiliar and foreign places. It’s one thing to find
yourself the victim of a pickpocket, but there have
been numerous stories lately involving deadly
pedestrian attacks on busy city streets. Invite former
British Army Officer Chris Bird to share advice on
staying safe in an unfamiliar city, as well as what to
do if you find yourself in the middle of a dangerous or
deadly situation. Bird says everyone needs to be aware
of their surroundings at all times—but not to succumb
to fear. He’ll explain the 4Ds to avoid as well as why
you should only walk down streets in which there are
parked cars on the same side you are on or walk facing
traffic even on the sidewalk. He’ll detail what to do
if you absolutely must send a text or be on the phone
while on the street. Bird is the author of “Surviving a
Mass Killer Rampage” and a former San Antonio Express-
News crime reporter. Reach him at (210) 308-8191;

7. ==> Grounded! 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. ==> How about Some Hot Summer Sex?

Want to have sex that is hotter than a heat wave?
Clinical sexologist Kristie Overstreet has the tips
that can fan the flames. Dr. Overstreet will explain
why sexual desire is at its highest during the summer
when things like the heat, the beach, fewer clothes and
less stress rub against the human libido. In addition,
summertime makes people feel younger and more willing
to have fun. If your audience wants to have more and
better sex—and who doesn’t?—she’ll suggest they
consider having sex outside, concoct sexy versions of
board games (think strip Twister) and plan a road trip
that features sexual teasing before you arrive at your
destination. Dr. Overstreet has been featured on CNN
and in Self, Psychology Today and other major media.
Her upcoming book is “Fix Yourself First: 25 Tips to
Stop Ruining Your Relationships.” Reach her at (904)
566-9256 or Kristie@TherapyDepartment.com

9. ==> Even Smart People Fall for Scams

While the rest of us take vacations, scammers never do.
Now is the perfect time to interview Bill Francavilla
to learn the latest financial scams and why even
intelligent people fall for them. Francavilla spent 30
years in the financial services industry and he knows
exactly how the bad guys’ operate to push your greed
and fear buttons. He’ll reveal the top six scams going
on right now and how to protect yourself from them.
He’ll also offer sobering statistics: did you know that
after being fired, 44 percent of financial advisors are
working for another company within a year or that scam
artists steal more than $100 billion from Americans
each year? Francavilla is the author of the upcoming
book “The Madoffs Among Us: Make Better Financial
Decisions and Protect Your Future.” He’s a CFP and
former senior vice president, director of Wealth
Management for Legg Mason who has extensive media
experience. Reach him at (757) 870-4590;

10. ==> Uber Driver is Not a Career

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

11. ==> The Food/Sun Damage Link

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

12. ==> August Tips to Ease Back-to-School

It’s early August and nobody wants to think about
school yet, but Dr. Elaine Schneider says what families
do while they’re enjoying the last weeks of summer, can
pave the way for a great school year. Scientific
research has shown that when a child is in a quiet
alert state, learning occurs most readily. Schneider
combines the knowledge of neuroscience with a
smorgasbord of fun, easy, relaxing, tension-reducing
and awareness-building activities that can be done on a
daily basis. Whether you’ve got a preschooler,
kindergartener or a struggling teen, she’ll share what
parents (and/or teachers) can do to help their children
focus and regulate so they can be better listeners,
learn more easily in school, and overall be successful.
Dr. Elaine Schneider is a therapist and coach and an
authority on communication, and alternative integrated
therapies. She’s the author of several books including
the Amazon Best Seller “7 Strategies for Raising Calm,
Inspired, & Successful Children.” Contact her at 1(888)
871-8803; (661) 317-8787 or drelaine@askdrelaine.com

13. ==> 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;

14. ==> Promising Alzheimer’s Prevention Therapy

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;

15. ==> What a Horse Can Teach about Life

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

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