08/04/16 RTIR E-zine: Summer Olympics, Faith and Politics, Zika and the US Troops

August 4, 2016

01. Let the Games Begin! Summer Olympics Start
02. Get Out of Jail Broke Cards
03. Trump and the Roots of Anti-Muslim Hate
04. The Millennial Secret Clinton Needs
05. GOP Vs. Dems – Who Has Better Mental Health?
06. Faith and Politics
07. What Type of Voter Are You?
08. 33 US Troops Infected with Zika
09. To Prenup or Not
10. Have a Happier Wife and Life Post-Baby
11. Why ‘Bad Moms’ is So Good
12. LGBT Documentary – Fire Island
13. Lost in the Middle Class – Making College
14. Only 13% Workers Engaged at Work
15. Loving Chocolate Can Make You Rich

1. ==> Let the Games Begin! Summer Olympics Start
Opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics are set
for Saturday in Rio. Up until now the focus has been
mainly on the Zika virus and the conditions in and
around the Olympic Village and the city, but starting
this weekend, athletes will take center stage as they
compete for the ultimate prize – Olympic gold! Invite
sports analyst Bob Prichard to help your listeners know
what to look for as they watch the athletes, like how
much a runner is bouncing up and down, twisting their
upper body or over-striding. He’ll explain what those
things mean, and how it affects performance. Whether
it’s track, golf, swimming or tennis, Bob will share
what makes an elite athlete, and how they train for the
Olympic stage. Bob Prichard is the owner of the Somax
Performance Institute which specializes in improving
efficiency in athletes as opposed to strength and
endurance. He has trained Olympic swimmers to 43 gold
medals and his sports analysis videos have over 5
million views on YouTube. Bob Prichard has served as a
broadcast analyst for NBC Sports Olympics and writes a
monthly column for The New York Times. Contact him at
(415) 435-9880; bprichard@somaxsports.com

2. ==> Get Out of Jail Broke Cards

The Nation’s 19-month investigation of a known sector
of the for-profit prison industry reveals how hundreds
of thousands of inmates are deprived of their money
every year by shady ‘inmate banking companies.’ Arun
Gupta says, “Veronica Thompson, a 31-year-old social
worker, was arrested at a protest … and was released
as the sun rose the next morning. Eager for a quick bus
ride home, a hot meal, and sleep, she was … handed a
Numi [Prestige Prepaid MasterCard] instead of her
$15.50 in cash. Thompson says the correctional officer
told her, ‘It works like a debit card.’ He didn’t say,
‘Hey, there’s a bunch of fees attached.’” He says,
“Numi Financial has spread its products into our
nation’s jails so quietly that many experts in criminal
justice and even staff on the Senate Committee on
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, were unaware of
its operations until contacted by a reporter.” The
Nation went undercover at a Sheriffs conference and
scoured migrant shelters in Tijuana to piece together
how one company in particular is siphoning money from
some 500,000 inmates a year with virtually no oversight
or legal recourse. Gupta says the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau could easily close the loopholes that
allow this predatory business to exist with simple
rules changes. Gupta is an investigative journalist who
has written for dozens of publications including the
Washington Post, the Guardian and Salon. Contact him at
(347) 633-2246; arun.indypendent@gmail.com or @arunindy

3. ==> Trump and the Roots of Anti-Muslim Hate

Arun Kundnani says Donald Trump’s slander of Captain
Humayun Khan’s family is horrifying, but, in the rush
to condemn it, it’s easy to lose sight of why the Khans
lost their son in the first place. “It is clear from
the Democratic Party convention — with its chanting of
‘USA–USA’ in response to anti-war delegates — that
Clinton will launch similar wars again if she is
elected. She says we should embrace patriotic Muslims
like the Khans in order to strengthen national security
and show a positive image of the U.S. to Muslims around
the world. But this implies that acceptance of Muslims
is dependent on whether it is perceived to be in the
U.S.’s geopolitical interests. This gives rise to a
deeper danger — that American Muslims will be seen as
suspicious and unworthy if they choose to oppose U.S.
wars. True equality means treating Muslims as fellow
citizens, not as pawns on a national security
chessboard.” Arun Kundnani is the author of “The
Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the
Domestic War on Terror” and a lecturer at New York
University. Contact him at (646) 575-4442;

4. ==> The Millennial Secret Clinton Needs

How did an old geezer like Bernie Sanders hit it off
with millennials? His success was in understanding the
wants and needs of this audience and effectively
marketing himself as the solution. Hillary Clinton has
had more trouble connecting with millennials, and some
say her strategy of playing the ‘woman card’ is
flopping as well. So what’s the secret sauce in
reaching younger voters? Business and marketing expert
Claudia Newcorn will explain why Clinton’s campaign
misses the boat with younger voters and how she can
turn things around using a critical business marketing
technique. Newcorn is a strategic marketing consultant,
speaker and founder of the Zipline to Success program.
Her upcoming book is “Zipline to Success: Fast-Track
Marketing Strategies to Accelerate Your Sales &
Profits.” Contact her at (209) 204-0502;

5. ==> GOP Vs. Dems – Who Has Better Mental Health?

No doubt about it–one’s values and outlook on life can
lead to greater emotional well-being–or cynicism and
unhappiness. There are key differences in philosophy
between Republicans and Democrats on the right way to
conduct one’s life and create optimal conditions for
the majority of people. Which ways of thinking improves
psychological health? Which impede personal growth?
According to psychologist Dr. Paul Coleman,
“Emotionally healthy people meet life’s challenges
head-on with determination and creativity, bounce back
from defeats, extend themselves for others, and view
life as positive and meaningful despite adversity.” In
30 years of practice he’s noticed that the people who
are the most stressed, unhappiest, and whose
relationships get most complicated, must change their
outlook and approach to life in key ways. Which changes
are more aligned with a Democrat or Republican
philosophy? Have your listeners take the quiz and
decide! Paul Coleman, Ph.D., is the author of 12 books
including “Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces”
Contact him at (845) 546-1206

6. ==> Faith and Politics

Distrust of government is at an all-time high and
Americans are clearly fed up with their elected
leaders. Discuss the role of religion in politics with
Representative Virginia Foxx (R), of North Carolina.
The Congresswoman and author of the soon-to-be-released
book, “God is in the House,” can talk about whether
legislating from a perspective of faith is appropriate
and why Americans yearn for honest, steadfast leaders
yet aren’t confident they exist. Foxx compiled
contributions from 17 fellow Christian members of
Congress — from both sides of the aisle — for her
book. In it, she shares their journeys of faith, why
they believe God will continue to bless America, and
how their faith guides them as legislators. Virginia
Foxx has served in Congress since 2005 and has been
ranked as the most conservative member of North
Carolina’s Congressional delegation. Contact Jason
Jones at jason@prbythebook.com

7. ==> 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

8. ==> 33 US Troops Infected with Zika

At least 33 U.S. troops serving abroad have contracted
the Zika virus with six new cases in the last week,
including a pregnant female. The news comes a day after
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control stated that all
pregnant women should be assessed for Zika exposure,
and issued an historic travel warning against pregnant
women going to a Zika-infested community north of
Miami. 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

9. ==> To Prenup or Not

Let’s face it: it’s not easy to ask for a prenuptial
agreement when you’re about to get married. Future
spouses may wrongly assume it’s a statement of
distrust. But Josh Bennett says avoiding a fight isn’t
the only reason you may want to forgo a prenuptial
agreement.” “First, a prenuptial agreement requires
full financial disclosure. Even couples ready to
completely share their lives with each other are
uncomfortable sharing every aspect of their finances
with each other or anyone. Second, prenuptial
agreements can be challenged and deemed invalid by a
judge come the event of divorce.” Bennett will discuss
how to safeguard your finances with or without a
prenuptial agreement – and with or without your future
spouse even knowing about it. Josh Bennett is an
attorney specializing in asset preservation planning.
Contact him at (954) 779-1661; Josh@JoshBennett.com

10. ==> Have a Happier Wife and Life Post-Baby

Having a new baby at home can be rough on dads too,
especially if their wives are moody, too tired for sex
and unhappy with how they look. Trying to reassure
their wives that they are still attractive, answering
such questions as “Does this dress make me look fat?”
while coping with less sleep can take a toll on
fathers. Physical therapist Marianne Ryan can help
couples adjust better and more quickly, providing
invaluable help for women who are troubled by their
flabby tummies, persistent back pain and other symptoms
making them feel off their game. In fact, she has a
plan that can help new (and not so new) mothers go from
flab to fab in twelve weeks. Her tips even work for
women who gave birth as many as a dozen years ago. Ryan
is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist
with more than 30 years’ experience treating prenatal
and postpartum women. She’s taught at Columbia
University School of Nursing and appeared on dozens of
national TV and radio shows. She has also been featured
in Redbook, Fitness, USA Today, and the Wall Street
Journal. Ryan has developed the Baby Bod program which
consists of her book, “Baby Bod: Turn Flab into Fab in
12 Weeks” and coaching. Contact her at (212) 661-2933;

11. ==> Why ‘Bad Moms’ is So Good

The raunchy comedy Bad Moms took third place at the box
office when it opened last weekend and is expected to
continue to do well. Colleen O’Grady, who saw the movie
and the laughter it drew from its audience, says at its
heart Bad Moms accurately captures the overworked lives
most moms experience—even if they don’t go as far as
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn’s characters
do in the movie to cut loose. Addressing the real moms
in your audience, O’Grady will share ways they can free
themselves from believing they have to be perfect,
always accomplish the impossible, and continually worry
about other people judging them—all without being “bad
moms.” O’Grady can talk about the changing definition
of what it means to be a “good mom” and bring greater
sanity to back-to-school time, when moms’ worries and
responsibilities quadruple. She is the author of “Dial
Down the Drama.” Contact her at (713) 408-6112;

12. ==> 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 premieres at
The Long Beach International Film Festival this week.
Contact Gina Scarda at (516) 508-1625;

13. ==> Lost in the Middle Class – Making College

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;

14. ==> Only 13% Workers Engaged at Work

According to Gallup’s recent 142-country study, less
than 13% of the global workforce is engaged at work!
Why? Simply put, people lack individual purpose while
organizations lack vision. Dr. Ken Keis says,
“Discovering interests and natural talents is not only
incredibly enriching and personally meaningful, but it
also demonstratively increases success.” He’ll share a
process that teaches individuals how to discover their
purpose – and help others do the same. Ken Keis, Ph.D.,
is president of CRG, a global consulting and coaching
business. He’s the author of “The Quest for Purpose: A
Self-Discovery Process to Find It and Live It!” for
service providers, educators, and other service
professionals to determine their life passions,
purpose, interests, and visions. Contact him at (604)
852-0566; marketing@crgleader.com

15. ==> Loving Chocolate Can Make You Rich

There are plenty of reasons to love chocolate and Lee
Romanov has found one more: chocolate can make you
rich! Romanov can tell you how to monetize your
fondness for America’s No. 1 longevity food by creating
a delicious looking website featuring chocolate
recipes, videos, gifts and more while, at the same
time, recommending people whose livelihoods are tied to
chocolate. Such people could include chefs, cooking
class instructors, bakers, party planners and
chocolatiers. 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. She’ll
explain how simple it is to be your own Angie’s List
for whatever interests you, from cars to dogs to
fitness. Reach her at (949) 877-0173;

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