08/17/17 RTIR Newsletter: Racial Healing, Ovarian Cancer, Labor Day

August 17, 2017

01. Charlottesville: The Ugly Wake-Up Call We Needed
02. Comedian – Step Up and Speak Out
03. A RX for Racial Healing: R-R-R
04. Safety Expert – When Protests Turn Dangerous
05. NASA: How to Watch the Solar Eclipse
06. Eclipse Mania through the Ages
07. Is the Solar Eclipse an Omen?
08. Plug the Pipeline Fueling the Opioid Epidemic
09. Labor Day – Consumers Key to US Labor Woes
10. How a Cyber Attack Could Affect You
11. The IRS Can Take Your Passport!
12. Ovarian Cancer – Tools to Catch Silent Killer
13. The Epidemic that Gets No Press
14. Signs the Presidency is Aging Trump
15. Baby it’s Hot Outside! Steamy Summer Sex

1. ==> Charlottesville: The Ugly Wake-Up Call We Needed

Author and journalist Sophia Nelson says
Charlottesville is the wake-up call America needed. In
an op-ed this week she writes, “To be an American is a
gift and a privilege, a status that many outside our
borders aspire to. But the problem with the definition
of “American” is that it almost always seems to be
interpreted as “white” — and if some have it their way,
it always will.” She adds, “The fact is many white
Americans have lost jobs, they have lost wages, they
are poor. I get it. But so, too, are many Americans of
color in the same boat or worse. The alt-right neo-Nazi
groups are alive and well. Hate is saturating our
social media. Hate is invading our college campuses.
Hate is penetrating our communities and our corporate
cultures. Hate is even infiltrating our churches.” So,
how do we begin the process of healing the country?
Nelson says, “It starts just like an AA program: The
first step is admitting we have a problem.” Sophia
Nelson????? is an author and journalist. She is also a
corporate leadership trainer and motivational speaker.
Her books include “E Pluribus One: Reclaiming Our
Founders’ Vision for a United America.” Contact her at
sophia@sanenterprisellc.com; @IAmSophiaNelson or Monica
Wood at monica@mwprinc.com

2. ==> Comedian – Step Up and Speak Out

Comedian Stephanie Miller is speaking out about the
recent events in Charlottesville. She says now is the
time for her and her fellow comedians to step up. “Our
Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour stands against everything
the white supremacist Nazi extremists in
Charlottesville stand for, and Donald Trump refuses to
stand up to,” Miller says. Miller told The Progressive
magazine that she feels a duty to speak out now. “Now
every comedian is pressed into service,” Miller told
the magazine. “Whether it’s Saturday Night Live, SNL’s
Kate McKinnon, Stephen Colbert, or Samantha Bee,
comedians really are leading the resistance, because
they’re speaking truth to power.” Miller’s Sexy Liberal
Resistance Tour lands in Denver this weekend and in New
York next week. Contact Erich Kirshner at (303)
921-6733; Erich@becausemessagematters.com

3. ==> A RX for Racial Healing: R-R-R

The United States needs to undertake R-R-R, a concept
for acceptance and cohesive living together, says
professor and author Nita Wiggins, in the wake of the
clashes between white supremacists and citizens in two
cities this week. Wiggins, who lived in both
Charlottesville, Va., and Seattle, Wash, —the sites of
the violence and at least one death— said the seeds of
the conflicts took root decades earlier but became more
venomous after the last three presidential cycles. “We
need Race Relations Reconstruction, what I call R-R-R,
to build some kind of national unity after the
elections of 2008, 2012, and 2016,” says the former
broadcast journalist. “We saw the response from the
portion of Donald Trump’s supporters who do not want a
country in which a black man did something that a white
man wanted to do but could not do. It’s a supremacy
issue.” Wiggins is a journalism professor at ESJ-Paris
(l’Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris in France).
Her upcoming book, “Civil Rights Baby: My Story of
Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American
Journalism” is the story of her 20 years in American
television. Contact her at (646) 460-5430;
nitadallas@yahoo.com or @EducatingMsNita

4. ==> Safety Expert – When Protests Turn Dangerous

In the current political atmosphere being caught even
in a peaceful protest may be dangerous, says Chris
Bird. The former commissioned officer in the Royal
Military Police of the British Army, former crime
reporter and author of “Surviving a Mass Killer
Rampage” says protests can quickly turn into riots as
happened recently in Charlottesville, Va. Bring Bird on
your show to outline the dangers of protests, the
importance of situational awareness and what you can do
if you find yourself caught in an unfolding riot. A
sample of his advice: ”If you see large groups of
protesters, drive off or walk off without drawing
attention to yourself. If unable to do so, head for law
enforcement officials and ask officers how to get out
of there. If you are carrying, tell them you have a gun
and a permit.” He’ll also offer advice for protest
participants: Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t
take selfies or text. Face traffic and stay on the
sidewalk with parked cars acting as a barrier. Reach
him at (210) 308-8191 or cjbird@satx.rr.com

5. ==> NASA: How to Watch the Solar Eclipse

It seems everyone is excited, anticipating Monday’s
total solar eclipse, but for NASA, this is BIG! Do you
want to share safety tips for watching the eclipse? How
to get the best eclipse photo? Can you watch the
eclipse on-line? Via live streams and a NASA TV
broadcast, NASA will bring the Aug. 21 eclipse live to
viewers everywhere in the world. NASA also offers
experts available for interview. Contact Dwayne Brown
at (202) 358-1726; dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov; Laurie
Cantillo at (202) 358-1077; laura.l.cantillo@nasa.gov
or Karen Fox at (301) 286-6284;

6. ==> Eclipse Mania through the Ages

David Baron is an umbraphile extraordinaire (one who
loves eclipses, often traveling to see them) and an
acclaimed science writer. Invite him to talk about
anything and everything about next Monday’s eclipse.
He’ll also share the historical aspect of eclipses and
how a similar solar eclipse 140 years ago inspired the
country like never before. You’ll hear how a young
Thomas Edison hoped to leverage the 1878 eclipse to
burnish his scientific credentials, and how Vassar
astronomer Maria Mitchell aimed to use the event to
show what women could do in science. Baron is the
author of “American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to
Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the
World.” Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer at (703) 646-5137.

7. ==> Is the Solar Eclipse an Omen?

Solar eclipses have historically been viewed as omens
that bring about death and destruction. In many
cultures, the legends involve mythical figures eating
or stealing the Sun. Others interpreted the event as a
sign of angry or quarreling gods or bad omens for kings
and rulers. On Aug. 21 we’ll see the first solar
eclipse in the U.S. since 1979. So what with the Great
American Eclipse bring? Psychic/Medium Vincent Genna
says, “Anytime planets and stars align, as they do
during a solar eclipse, there is an energy disturbance.
If there are already occurrences of negative beliefs
and behaviors, they become exacerbated and a self-
fulfilling prophecy.” But not everything surrounding
solar eclipses are about doom. In Italy, flowers
planted during a solar eclipse are said to be brighter
and more colorful than flowers planted any other time
of the year! Genna will explain how to protect yourself
and surroundings from the negative effects of a solar
eclipse and turn it into an opportunity to create
prosperity in all areas of your life! Vincent Genna is
a world-renowned psychic medium, healer and spiritual
teacher. Contact Emily Maloney at (661)255-8283;

8. ==> Plug the Pipeline Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

On August 10th President Trump declared the opioid
crisis a national emergency following the release of
the draft report of the President’s Commission on
Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Like
most recent reports of its kind, the emphasis is on
addiction and increasing access to substance abuse
treatment. But Cindy Perlin says the source of the
problem—the over-reliance on opioid medication to treat
pain that has turned many patients into addicts and
overdose victims—is not being addressed. A Chronic
pain expert, Perlin can discuss reforms that could help
end the opioid epidemic while also reducing the
suffering of pain patients. Cindy Perlin is a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker, certified biofeedback
practitioner, chronic pain survivor and the author of
“The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and
Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free” and the
upcoming “Pot for Pain Relief: How to Safely Use
Medical Marijuana to Feel Better.” She has been in
private practice in the Albany, NY area for over 25
years and has been a guest on numerous TV and radio
shows. Contact her at (518) 439-6431;

9. ==> Labor Day – Consumers Key to US Labor Woes

On September 4th, Americans will observe Labor Day, the
holiday celebrating the nation’s working men and women.
But, James Stuber says America’s leaders, and more
importantly consumers, have been undermining America’s
workers in pursuit of faulty free trade theories and
cheap foreign products. Stuber contends that the low
prices of imported products have been more than offset
by lowered American wages, job losses and resulting
social ills including drug addiction and suicide.
Invite him to discuss how consumers have the power to
solve the problem. James A. Stuber is the founder of
Made in America Again, a movement of consumers
dedicated to rebuilding the American middle class by
buying things made in American communities. Stuber is
an attorney and entrepreneur who formerly served as
legislative assistant to a member of the United States
House of Representatives. He’s the author of “What If
Things Were Made in America Again: How Consumers Can
Rebuild the Middle Class by Buying Things Made in
American Communities.” Contact him at (610) 608-5074;

10. ==> How a Cyber Attack Could Affect You

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 “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;

11. ==> The IRS Can Take Your Passport!

Getting ready to fly off on your summer vacation? 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;

12. ==> Ovarian Cancer – Tools to Catch Silent Killer

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Each year, 14,000 American women die of ovarian cancer,
succumbing to a disease that is frequently misdiagnosed
or diagnosed too late. Having lost her mother to the
often silent disease, comedian and author Jennifer
Coken is making it her mission to teach women how to
identify its symptoms early. They include persistent
bloating; feeling full even while eating less;
persistent back and abdominal pain; unusual fatigue or
bleeding, and changes in bladder and bowel habits.
She’ll discuss how to download two free symptom
trackers that encourage women to pay attention to
symptoms that on their own might not seem troubling.
Jen Coken is a life coach and stand-up comedian. She’s
the author of “When I Die Take My Panties: Turning Your
Darkest Moments into Your Greatest Gifts.” Contact her
at (303) 859-9081; jencoken@gmail.com

13. ==> 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

14. ==>Signs the Presidency is Aging Trump

The presidency is a high-stress job and few leave the
White House after four or eight years without visibly
looking older. But Trump has only been in office for
about eight months and already signs of stress are
showing up on his skin. Skin expert Deborah Poland says
Trump is being treated for rosacea (red skin) with
antibiotics that are not good for his gut or his immune
system. She can explain what makes this common red-skin
condition worse and what Trump and other sufferers can
do about it in lieu of taking antibiotics. (Hint: Trump
should watch his intake of spicy foods and the time he
spends in the sun on the golf course, for example).
Deborah is ready to take Trump’s call but in the
meantime, she would be happy to help your audience with
their own skin problems. She’s the author of “Clean
Skincare: Natural Alternatives to Dermatology.” Reach
her at (615) 920-9040 or deb@deborahpoland.com

15. ==> Baby it’s Hot Outside! Steamy 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

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes