08/02/16 RTIR E-zine: Voter Types, Congressional Blacklists, Back- to-School

August 2, 2016

01. What Type of Voter Are You?
02. Everything You Need to Know to Cast a Vote
03. What Trump is Right about: NATO
04. Hillary and Her Hawks
05. Is Donald Trump Giving Us the Finger?
06. The Congressional Blacklist
07. Make Money from Your Mechanic
08. Love the Job You Hate (and Make More $$)
09. Zika Spreads in FL – What You Need to Know
10. Critical Health Threat for Millennials and Gen X
11. Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?
12. Back-to-School Tips for a Better Year
13. Take a Nostalgic Trip with a Former TWA Stewardess
14. Scared of Spiders and Snakes?
15. What Makes Us Human?
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1. ==> What Type of Voter Are You?

It’s clear the nation is at a crossroads. With less
than 100 days before the general election and the race
in a virtual dead heat, every vote matters. But Jill
Cody says not all voters are the same. “Some are
caustic and unwittingly hurt our democracy. Some are
too casual and their laziness damages our democracy. In
the 2016 presidential election, the Trump and Bernie-
or-Bust voters fit into the caustic voter category by
their angry, reactive, vindictive and unreasoning
conduct.” She adds, “With two very clear choices for
president, this election cycle demands that voters
research issues extensively on their own and be
courageous and concerned voters. Those who vote for
emotional and fear-based reasons could change this
country forever.” Jill Cody has spent the past 30 years
in public service working to inspire change in
politics, the environment, higher education and
organizational development. She was trained and
authorized by Vice President Al Gore to share his “An
Inconvenient Truth” presentation with schools and
community groups. Her book, “America Abandoned: The
Secret Velvet Coup That Cost Us Our Democracy,”
explores the myriad ways abandonment is unknowingly
permeating the lives of the American public and what
“We, the People” can do to reverse this course. Contact
her at codyassoc@me.com

2. ==> Everything You Need to Know to Cast a Vote

With the election in full swing, millions of undecideds
and current non-voters hold the presidential election
in their hands…. but literally don’t know how to cast a
vote. It’s socially taboo to admit you’ve never
registered to vote and politics is complicated, but
Lisa Fontana believes it’s time to fix that. 42 states
don’t teach civics and over 90-million people have
never voted before. In fact, Lisa didn’t cast her first
vote for anything until she turned 35 years old! Invite
her to create a party-free, friendly, fun zone for
listeners to learn how to register to vote, how to have
a political conversation—or stop one—without bloodshed,
and how to avoid the pitfalls of the polling place. A
former actor and voice-over artist, Lisa Fontana has
extensive media experience. Now a deputy voter
registrar for Illinois, she runs informal ‘Welcome
Party Seminars’ that cover basic civics and election
issues. She wrote “Me, The People” to encourage non-
voters to feel welcome and wanted in politics and their
government. Contact her at (708) 473–6951;
MeThePeopleVote@gmail.com

3. ==> What Trump is Right about: NATO

According to the University of Arizona’s David Gibb,
“”Trump’s recent criticisms of the NATO alliance are
reasonable. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has
provoked post-communist Russia into a stance of
belligerence vis-a-vis the United States and its
Western allies. The new Cold War with Russia resulted
from NATO’s expansion to Russia’s borders, in violation
of a 1990 U.S. commitment that it would not expand
NATO. Trump is right to question NATO’s value in
promoting U.S. security, and also to raise the issue of
the enormous financial cost of this alliance to the
U.S. taxpayer. While Trump’s views on foreign policy
are often dangerous, his positions on NATO seem quite
sensible. He is raising an issue that no mainstream
political figure is willing to address, and this will
hopefully trigger a long overdue debate on the value
(or lack of value) of America’s overseas military
presence.” David Gibbs is a professor of history and
government at the University of Arizona. He’s written
extensively on NATO and is the author of “First Do No
Harm: Humanitarian Intervention and the Destruction of
Yugoslavia.” Contact him at
(520) 621-5416; dgibbs@arizona.edu

4. ==> Hillary and Her Hawks

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter reports, “As
Hillary Clinton begins her final charge for the White
House, her advisers are already recommending air
strikes and other new military measures against the
Assad regime in Syria. The clear signals of Clinton’s
readiness to go to war appears to be aimed at
influencing the course of the war in Syria as well as
U.S. policy over the remaining six months of the Obama
administration. Obama’s refusal to threaten to use
military force on behalf of the Assad forces or to step
up military assistance to them has provoked a series of
leaks to the news media by unnamed officials –
primarily from the Defense Department – criticizing
Obama’s willingness to cooperate with Russia in seeking
a Syrian ceasefire and political settlement as
‘naïve.’” He adds, “The news of Clinton’s advisers
calling openly for military measures signals to those
critics in the administration to continue to push for a
more aggressive policy on the premise that she will do
just that as president.” Gareth Porter is the author of
“Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran
Nuclear Scare.” Contact him at (703) 532-0124; (703)
600-9057 or porter.gareth50@gmail.com, @GarethPorter

5. ==> Is Donald Trump Giving Us the Finger?

What Donald Trump isn’t saying to us speaks volumes.
When we watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on TV,
our subconscious mind picks up on the visual cues such
as hand gestures and facial expressions. Human behavior
specialist Debbie Silverman says, “It’s not so much the
words the candidate says that make us feel a certain
way about them, it’s the gestures they use.” She’ll
explain why Bernie Sanders had a very high likeability
rating and why Trump and Clinton have such low ratings
on honesty and trustworthiness. Debbie Silverman will
discuss how a simple gesture like a finger or a smile
could possibly win or lose the election. 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 or
debbie@consumer-perspective.com

6. ==> 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

7. ==> Make Money from Your Mechanic

Wouldn’t it be nice if your auto mechanic could be the
source of incoming cass instead of always shelling out
money to him or her? This is no fantasy. Lee Romanov
can tell you how people whose services you are already
recommending for free (your auto mechanic, dentist,
hairdresser, accountant, lawyer) can be a source of
instant cash for you. Lee says why let Google have all
the fun getting paid for leads when you can do the
same. She should know because she sent $5 leads to an
insurance agent, and made millions of dollars online
from them and says you can do it too! She’ll explain
how simple it is to be your own Angie’s List. Reach her
at (949) 877-0173; lee@incomeactivator.com

8. ==> Love the Job You Hate (and Make More $$)

Chances are many of your listeners are among the 68
percent of U.S. workers who are disengaged; many hate
their jobs … and their boss. Business consultant Greg
Jacobson can make a real difference in their lives, as
he explains how changing their attitude toward work,
their job and their boss will not only make them
happier but earn them more money. He’ll say that
happiness on the job is related to focus and once you
stop focusing on what you don’t like about work (and
start focusing on what you want to happen) amazing
things occur. Jacobson will also share who the most
promotable people at work are and why they are not the
people who work the hardest or get the most done. The
author of “Think Yourself Happy” is available as a
last-minute guest and has been on CBS, ABC, Bloomberg
News, CNN and more. Reach him at (805) 302-0692;
superachiever@mac.com

9. ==> Zika Spreads in FL – What You Need to Know

Florida has confirmed 10 more homegrown cases of Zika
in people infected by local mosquitoes, leading federal
health officials to advise women who are pregnant to
avoid the area just north of downtown Miami where Zika
is spreading. Invite Dr. Jim Roach, a leading
integrative practitioner, to share what the virus is,
who is most at risk, and the best 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

10. ==> Critical Health Threat for Millennials and Gen
X

The Millennial Generation, today’s largest and youngest
workforce, already represent seven percent of cancer
survivors. The X Generation is contracting cancer at
alarming rates (not smoking or genetics related). After
graduating from law school, Vera Gilford was diagnosed
with cancer and lost a kidney. Her new mission: to
discover how this resulted from what she thought was a
healthy life style. Her research reveals a common
denominator between weight gain and the top five
leading health threats in America, including heart
attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and
cancer. Learn what ingredients you eat every day that
harm your health and how this can be avoided and reduce
weight and healthcare costs. Vera Gilford is the co-
author of “Secrets to Losing Weight & Better Health.”
Contact her at (305) 877-9470; Vera4Speaker@gmail.com
or vera@veragilford.com

11. ==> Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

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 were a new
breakthrough in alternative medicine that could prevent
this dreaded disease? And what if no one were telling
us about it? There is such a therapy and you can
interview one of the pioneers. According to Michael
Morgan, his research is showing 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; media@bodyenergy.net

12. ==> Back-to-School Tips for a Better Year

Many parents are hoping this school year is a better
one for their kids, especially if they have special
needs or behavior issues.
Scott Ertl, a school counselor for 18 years, has tips
to empower parents to be better advocates for their
child and help them have a successful classroom
experience. He says a common problem is that many kids
just can’t sit still for very long. “Most adults don’t
like to sit for more than 30 minutes at a time. Why do
we expect kids to sit still for 5-6 hours a day?” He’ll
explain how things like stress balls and yoga balls can
help students release extra energy, anxiety and boredom
in class, and how he came up with a new way to help
fidgety kids. “Bouncy Bands are heavy-duty bands that
attach to student desks so kids can bounce their feet
and stretch their legs for sensory relief while they
work quietly. Teachers have been amazed with how
students can stay on task longer and show what they
know on tests instead of shutting down from over-
stimulation.” Contact Scott Ertl at (646) 926-2440;
scott@BouncyBands.com.

13. ==> 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 Valensi 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

14. ==> Scared of Spiders and Snakes?

Millions of people are afraid of snakes and spiders. In
fact, when Gallup asked, 51 percent of Americans
admitted being afraid of snakes. The good news is
there’s no need to jump out of your seat, scream, or
run away when faced by the real thing this summer or
even in a picture, not when Kalliope Barlis, an expert
on releasing phobias, is in the house. Barlis can
explain why we fear what we do and how we can gain
control of our feelings and reactions to live happier
lives, whether we are terrified of writhing snakes,
biting spiders or anything else. Barlis is a Licensed
Trainer of NLP and doctor of acupuncture whose upcoming
book is “Replay Your Game.” Reach her at (718)
751-5105,  ask@buildingyourbest.com

15. == > What Makes Us Human?

As a scientist, Dr. Nirander Safaya has a pragmatic
view of what makes us human. In “Reflections on Being
Human: Poems,” his debut collection, he revisits the
nature of self through a spiritual and romantic lens.
Invite him to explore our individual and collective
experiences of joy, sorrow, love, and loss as we search
for happiness. Our ordinary needs and experiences in
life and love bring us to the light of self-knowledge.
The mundane becomes spiritual and every feeling and
experience thought-provoking. Probing and provocative,
Safaya’s poetry will help your listeners reflect on the
past as they face their own evolution. Contact Nirander
Safaya at (512) 217-4231; nirandersafaya@att.net.

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