08/16/16 RTIR E-zine: Louisiana Floods, Labor Day, National Parks

August 16, 2016

01. The Good, Bad and Ugly of Voting in the Election
02. How to Watch Olympic Track and Field
03. The Other Olympic Rings – Cupping
04. Louisiana Flood Safety
05. Great Labor Day Show
06. Drug-Free Back-to-School Strategies for ADD
07. Stop Back-to-School Stress Cold
08. Your Kids Hate School? Meet Kids Who Can’t Wait to Go
09. New GMO Law Caves to Industry
10. International Overdose Awareness Day 8/31
11. Retirement: How to Take Responsibility for Yours
12. National Parks Turn 100
13. Beat the System Booking Travel Online
14. Love Your Bad Habits to Overcome Them
15. Even a Dog Can Make Money Online

1. ==> The Good, Bad and Ugly of Voting in the Election

Remember hanging chads? A 2016 election season of
unprecedented surprises on the campaign trail will be
no less confusing in ballot boxes across the country as
states start implementing a dizzying array of voting
rule changes. This year, states such as Texas and North
Carolina are making it harder for citizens to vote by
imposing new identification requirements at the polls.
Other states, like Florida, are disenfranchising
thousands of former felons, while in Maryland and
Virginia former felons are gaining the right to vote.
Kristin Clarke, president and executive director of the
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law can
discuss changes to voting across the country and likely
problems voters, and especially minority voters, will
face this November. She and others will hold a news
conference in Washington later this week. Contact Jamie
Horwitz at (202) 549-4921; jhdcpr@starpower.net

2. ==> How to Watch Olympic Track and Field

Invite sports analyst Bob Prichard to help your
listeners know what to look for as they watch the
Olympic 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;

3. ==> The Other Olympic Rings – Cupping

Many Olympic fans are wondering what those big, red and
purple circles are on the back of Gold Medalist Michael
Phelps and other U.S. Olympic athletes. William
Kaplanidis says it’s from a practice called cupping.
“Cupping is a basic tool used in Chinese medicine and
can help athletes recover quickly from tight, painful
muscles.” Invite Kaplanidis, a Licensed Acupuncturist
and expert in Chinese medicine, to explain how it’s
done, why you would get it done, and explain the
potential health benefits beyond releasing tight
muscles. For the past 30 years Kaplanidis has worked
with Olympic athletes, professional and college
athletes, as well as professional dancers and thousands
of weekend warriors. He developed the Acudragon®
Wellness System, fusing western psychology and Chinese
medicine. Contact him at (212) 947-7111, ext. 295;
(646) 265- 0606 or William@acudragon.us

4. ==> Louisiana Flood Safety

Four people are dead and 20,000 people have been
rescued so far after massive, record flooding in
Louisiana. Dr. James Hubbard, aka The Survival Doctor,
says clean water is a huge concern. “Even though the
water may look clean, it’s a cesspool of germs and
chemicals that can cause anything from a rash to an
infection—on the skin or internally. Electrocution is a
danger whenever there’s flooding and then there’s the
issue of mosquitoes.” Dr. Hubbard is a long-time family
physician and survival medicine expert. He shares his
common-sense health advice on dozens of radio shows,
podcasts and blogs nationwide, teaches easy-to-follow,
makeshift ways to survive disasters and in the wild.
His latest book is “The Survival Doctor’s Complete
Handbook: What to Do When Help Is NOT on the Way”
(Reader’s Digest, 2016). Contact him at (662) 638-3821;

5. ==> Great Labor Day Show

September 5 is Labor Day, a day not only devoted to
picnics and kicking back but to honoring the
contributions of American workers. It is also a time
for individuals to reflect on their careers to look at
what is working and what could be better. Sarah Brown
says, “Many people are in the wrong job for their
personality or don’t know what makes them happy. But
there are exercises they can do that can help them
figure out their interests, strengths and needs. The
trick is to incorporate as many of them in their jobs
as they can.” For example, Brown says someone who loves
to spend time outdoors might move their desk so they
can gaze outside as well as plan outdoor adventures on
weekends and vacations. She’ll share five tips for
forever turning this Labor Day into a celebration of
the job you already have. Sarah E. Brown, Ph.D., is the
author of the upcoming book “Let Your Personality Be
Your Career Guide” and has co-written “Road to Success”
with best-selling author Jack Canfield. Contact her at
(302) 521-9739; sarah@bookofyou.com

6. ==> Drug-Free Back-to-School Strategies for ADD

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’ll discuss the four types of teacher you
don’t want your kid to have along with drug-free ways
to help kids who 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.

7. ==> Stop Back-to-School Stress Cold

Are you overwhelmed with getting everything your child
needs for school and worried that they might not fit
in? Many parents are already stressing out about making
the transition back to school. Gina Yarrish can help.
Odds are, she’ll say, those who are stressed out over
back-to-school issues are adult children of parents who
were also stressed. What is more, she’ll say, we
unconsciously pass those habits on to our children.
Invite Gina on air to learn how to stop this
intergenerational process by teaching our children to
be who they need to be, not who we’d like them to be.
Her advice leads to courageous, confident and assertive
children and happier parents. Gina is the author of the
upcoming book “Harness Success from Within,” and gives
popular transformational workshops, some of which
involve horses. Reach her at (570) 877-3655 or

8. ==> Your Kids Hate School? Meet Kids Who Can’t Wait
to Go

Imagine a school where students look forward to being
there, gaze at their teachers with admiration and
respectful silence, always turn their homework in when
it is due, and don’t gripe about having to get up at 5
a.m. to be there on time. Sounds like a fantasy, but
that’s exactly what happens at Eluanta Primary School
in Kenya, according to the school’s founder, Joseph
Oloimooja, a Los Angeles resident who grew up in
Eluanta and started the school 25 years ago. He
believes that the simple school he continues to fund
through his nonprofit Kindness Mission organization
offers lessons American students, parents and educators
may have forgotten. You’ll hear how the 450 boys and
girls of Eluanta Primary make do with a single bathroom
and why the children who walk between seven and 20
miles to get to school never arrive late while American
kids frequently have to be cajoled out of bed to catch
a school bus. Oloimooja, who goes by Father Joseph, is
a Maasai tribal chief. After graduating from the
University of Nairobi with a degree in theology, he
started the first school in his village. Today he is
rector of Los Angeles’ Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
and serves as a chaplain at Kaiser Permanente Hospital.
Contact him at (323) 687-2167; oloimooja@yahoo.com

9. ==> New GMO Law Caves to Industry

It is known as the DARK Act — Denying Americans the
Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last
week in the afterglow of the Democratic National the
Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage.
The new law nullifies laws of Vermont, Connecticut and
Maine that required labeling of genetically engineered
foods. It also nullifies the GE seed labeling laws in
Vermont and Virginia that allowed farmers to choose
what seeds they wanted to buy and plant. Invite Ph.D.
environmental engineer Ellen Moyer to discuss the issue
and what it means for your listeners. She says,
“Congress managed to pass a GMO labeling law that hurts
consumers and states, even though at the same time,
they couldn’t come up with funding to protect citizens
from the Zika virus. Whose side are they on?” Ellen
Moyer is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post
and her latest book, titled “Our Earth, Our Species,
Our Selves: How to Have Fun Creating a Sustainable
World,” will be available later this year. Contact her
at (413) 862-3452; ellenmoyer@em-green.com.

10. ==> International Overdose Awareness Day 8/31

Seventy-eight Americans are still dying every day from
opioid overdoses.  Most of these individuals started
out as pain patients with legitimate prescriptions for
painkillers.  According to chronic pain treatment
expert Cindy Perlin, “Government efforts to address
this problem to date have been woefully inadequate.
They have failed to address the underlying problem—lack
of access to safer, more effective pain treatments.”
Perlin has concrete proposals for how to address this
problem.  With International Overdose Awareness Day
approaching on August 31, it’s the perfect time for a
segment on this issue. Perlin, a chronic pain survivor,
is a licensed social worker, and certified biofeedback
practitioner who has appeared on numerous radio and TV
programs. She’s the author of “The Truth About Chronic
Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for
Becoming Pain Free.” Contact her at (518) 439-6431;

11. ==> Retirement: How to Take Responsibility for

According to the Social Security Administration 77
million baby boomers are the largest part of the
population and they are retiring at the rate of 10,000
a day and 95% of them are not prepared for this place
called retirement. Unfortunately, many will not be able
to retire in comfort. They’ve been following the advice
of their parents, which was good until the ‘global
economy’ emerged. Invite retirement planner and
investment advisor Robb Hill to discuss how your
listeners can take responsibility for their retirement
whether they’re 4, 14 or 40 years old. He says, “We
need to go back to our parents’ parents and do what
they did! ” He’ll explain how to take 100%
responsibility for your financial well-being in
retirement and beyond! Robb Hill is the author of “Ask
the Right Questions, Get the Right Answers.” Contact
him at (773) 765-4491; robb@rhillenterprisesinc.com

12. ==> National Parks Turn 100

The National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary
this month and Larry Powalisz says there’s still time
to pack up the family and explore one of America’s
parks before summer ends. The author of the book series
“Exploring Our National Park Treasures” will share
where to go, when to visit and why. He says, “The crown
jewels of the National Park System are the 59 national
parks; but there are over 400 national seashores,
monuments, historical parks, and others located all
over the United States. They’re inexpensive,
educational, historical, and the spectacular views and
vistas can be life changing. There is no better
classroom for children to learn from or enjoy. This
could be the epitome of family bonding, togetherness
and enjoyment!” Powalisz is a career law enforcement
officer. He and his wife have written several books
about the national parks after visiting a number of
them with their own children. Contact him at (414)
801-8158; lynlar66@yahoo.com

13. ==> Beat the System Booking Travel Online

Everyone books hotels and airfare online these days,
but do you know the secret to getting the best deals on
travel purchases? Ultra-economical travel expert
Russell Hannon will reveal loopholes, strategies and
insider secrets the big travel companies don’t want you
to know so that you can save money when booking travel
online. You’ll learn the best time to book travel for
the biggest savings, the most expensive mistake
travelers make, and hotel alternatives that can save
money without sacrificing convenience or comfort.
Russell has been featured on CNBC, FOX, America
Tonight, CBS, ShopSmart, CBC, CTV, the National Post
and Around the World Travel TV. He’s also the author of
‘Stop Dreaming Start Traveling: The Ultimate Guide to
Traveling More & Spending Less.’ Contact him at (403)
354 0349; media@breakthetravelbarrier.com

14. ==> Love Your Bad Habits to Overcome Them

The selling of ‘hope’ by the $10 billion self-help
industry has been self-helpless for many. Most
modalities don’t go deep enough to release the origins
of the hidden blocks and emotional burdens that keep
you stuck from health, wealth, love and happiness. But
Emily Filloramo says, “When you fall in love with the
parts of you that you dislike, that’s when they work
with you – instead of against you – and will transform
into positive allies to unleash your true greatness.”
Emily will explain the power of the cutting-edge,
evidence-based modality of permanent emotional healing
and accelerated self-awareness called Internal Family
Systems. Emily Filloramo is a transformational magician
and the author of “How to Permanently Erase Negative
Self-Talk: So You Can Be Extraordinary.”
Contact her at (860) 205-7609;

15. ==> Even a Dog Can Make Money Online

Lee Romanov loves her English bull terrier Shiner,
probably just as much as you love your dog. But unlike
your pooch, Shiner has his own money-making website,
WhoLetTheDogIn.com, which Lee created for him. Shiner,
who clearly has a nose for business, can’t write, of
course, but he can charm other people into sending him
their pet stories and pictures to build free web
content while he cleverly gets humans to click on ads,
and he recommends dog walkers, pet sitters, vets and
other pet-related providers who pay him for the leads.
Lee uses Shiner’s exploits to prove that anybody can
make money online, even a dog, and even you. Invite Lee
on-air to share how simple it would be for your
audience members to put their dog—or cat—in business
without having a lot to bone up on. She should know
because she has made a fortune through her own online
ventures. Reach her at (949) 877-0173;

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