08/31/17 RTIR Newsletter: Harvey, Dunkirk and Runyan’s an Uber Driver?

01. Harvey Leadership – History Repeats Itself
02. Hurricane Aftermath – First Water, Next Deadly Mold
03. How Your Business Can Help Harvey Victims
04. When All Your Records Are Under Water
05. Post Harvey, A Fossil Fuel-Free Railway System?
06. Harvey: NOW Can We Talk About Climate Change?
07. Transgender Soldiers Can Stay… for Now
08. Labor Day and NAFTA
09. UK Parents Desperate for U.S. Doc to Save Son
10. Dunkirk: The Whole Story
11. Jon Runyan – NFL to Congress to Uber Driver?
12. How to Survive a Mean Teacher
13. September is Pain Awareness Month
14. When That Baby Won’t Stop Crying!
15. Can Yoga & Meditation Increase Stress?

1. ==> Harvey Leadership – History Repeats Itself

As we watch the devastation of this week’s torrential
rains and flooding in Texas and beyond, John Tures
says, “Sadly, as Hurricane Harvey has illustrated, we
haven’t learned the lessons of Hurricane Katrina.” From
Houston’s mayor ordering evacuations too late to
President Donald Trump, who was on vacation and then
held a press conference with Finland as the storm
swirled around Houston, Tures says leadership is
lacking. “Leadership isn’t about verbally declaring a
disaster area, or signing the paperwork and letting the
locals sort it out. It’s about working with climate
scientists to forecast problems before they get out of
control, personally making sure key resources get from
point A to point B, putting Finland on hold (I’m sure
they’ll understand) and making the tough decisions on
evacuations, even if you face media criticism later for
‘overreacting’ should the storm move elsewhere.” He
adds, “Some of that leadership can be learned from
Texans on the ground, who took the initiative and
didn’t worry how they looked on camera or skipped their
vacation before making their way to a flooded nursing
home.” Tures is a professor of political science at
LaGrange College. Contact him at jtures@lagrange.edu or
on Twitter @JohnTures2

2. ==> Hurricane Aftermath – First Water, Next Deadly

Now that the flood waters have inundated not just
bayous and roads but homes and commercial buildings,
residents are poised for an epidemic they will neither
understand nor respect and Dr. John Trowbridge says
they will die … slowly. “Here’s the simple story of the
tragedy: people will be exposed to fungal/moldy growth
for weeks/months/years in their homes and offices, they
will come down with a wide variety of illnesses and
will be seen and inadequately treated by ‘organ-
specific’ doctors who fail to understand that serious
illness is taking hold and will slowly destroy their
lives.” Trowbridge has spent his career researching and
treating diseases associated with internal infections
of yeast and fungus. He diagnoses and treats “deep
blood fungus” that appears to explain “the inexplicable
diseases” — cancers of all kinds, leukemia, low blood
counts, immune dysfunction syndromes, RA, lupus, MS,
sudden kidney failure, worsening diabetes, and many
more. Trowbridge practices in Houston and has hosted
nationally syndicated and local radio programs. He’s
the author of “The Yeast Syndrome.” Contact him at
(832) 472-3683 (cell); fixpain@earthlink.net

3. ==> How Your Business Can Help Harvey Victims

Every natural disaster leaves lasting footprints. You
can still see the water lines on surviving buildings in
New Orleans over a decade later, and now Hurricane
Harvey is recklessly disrupting lives along the Gulf of
Mexico. Ava Waits says, “It’s times like these that the
rest of the country and the world step in to help. On
top of help from individuals, it’s also an opportunity
for many businesses to provide valuable resources for
people affected by disasters.” Waits will explain how
small businesses and massive companies can best help
out during relief efforts. She’ll share how employers
can encourage their employees to get involved, and how
businesses can also inspire their customers to pitch
in. She’ll also explain why it’s important to go about
it the right way and how doing it the wrong way could
tarnish your business reputation. Waits is a speaker,
sales trainer, entrepreneurship mentor, and author of
the upcoming book, “A Woman’s Treasure: Grow a Business
Where Making Money Feels Like Bliss.” Contact her at
(206) 669-3334; Support@AvaWaits.com

4. ==> When All Your Records Are Under Water

Victims face a myriad of obstacles in the aftermath of
a disaster like Hurricane Harvey. With entire homes
swept away and families displaced, imagine, once safe,
you realize all of your financial records, important
documents and tax returns are gone. What do you do?
Invite tax and financial expert Abby Eisenkraft to
explain how to rebuild your financial records and ways
to avoid this type of problem in the future. Eisenkraft
is the author of “101 Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar.”
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;

5. ==> Post-Harvey, A Fossil Fuel-Free Railway System?

Could Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects on
domestic oil and gas production – and anticipated price
spikes – finally prove a catalyst to the approval of
an electrified rail system, especially one that’s
powered almost exclusively by solar and wind power?
Introduce your listeners to Solutionary Rail, a cleanly
powered, carbon emission-free railway system that’s
been lauded by some of the top names in transportation
and environment as a critical answer to America’s
transport of people, freight and food. The project is
part of the Backbone Campaign, a grassroots effort to
embolden citizens and elected officials to stand up for
progressive values. Started in 2003, the group teaches
artful activism and creative strategies to make protest
bold, fun, visible, and effective. To arrange an
interview with the non-profit project’s authors at
Backbone Campaign, contact The Zephyr Group at (505)
466-2770, info@groupzephyr.com

6. ==> Harvey: NOW Can We Talk About Climate Change?

Scientists know climate change is affecting Americans
now, but many in power turn a blind eye. How many
calamities and broken weather records will we require
before taking responsibility for our role in creating,
or at least worsening, so-called “natural” disasters
such as Hurricane Harvey? How high a price – in deaths,
disease, trauma, dislocation, property damage, and
money – are we willing to pay for the luxury of
inaction? Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., says climate change and
other environmental insults such as wetland destruction
exact a high price. “What we don’t know can definitely
hurt us, and is hurting us now. Government needs to
advise us about the costs so we can decide whether to
address environmental damage in order to prevent or
lessen such misery. If a preventive approach costs
less, we deserve to know!” Moyer will discuss practical
and cost-effective ways to create better weather and a
healthier world for ourselves. Moyer is a registered
professional engineer with a B.A. in anthropology, an
M.S. in environmental engineering, a Ph.D. in civil
engineering, and 30 years of environmental engineering
experience. “Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to
Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World” is her third
book, and she is a regular contributor to “The
Huffington Post.” Contact her at (413) 862-3452;

7. ==> Transgender Soldiers Can Stay… for Now

Defense Secretary James Mattis says transgender troops
can continue to serve in the military pending a study,
but President Trump’s ban is set to take effect next
March. Seth Rainess — a transgender activist — can
discuss the rollback of transgender rights occurring
under the Trump administration. Seth says, “Trump’s
directive shows his lack of care for American citizens.
His is not an evidence-based decision. Trans troops
have been in the armed forces for many years. The cost
of medical expenses for transitioning individuals pales
in comparison to what it costs to fly to Mar-a-lago for
weekends.” Seth will also point out that the best
military in the world, the Israeli Army, allows
transgender troops to openly serve. Seth’s book is
“Real Talk for Teens: Jump Start Guide to Gender
Transition and Beyond.” His mission is to alleviate the
still prevalent fears and misconceptions people have
about transgender people and he’s been featured in Time
and numerous media outlets. Reach him at (732) 620-4300
(cell); (732) 291-6090 (landline) or

8. ==> Labor Day and NAFTA

Mexico and Canada are being “very difficult” in
negotiations for the new NAFTA, President Trump said
with the second round of talks to begin on Friday,
adding in a tweet, “may have to terminate?” At issue is
the chronic trade deficit with Mexico, with the U.S.
importing some $60 billion more in goods from Mexico
than it exports there. Those lost dollars mean lost
jobs and lower wages, says James A. Stuber, author of
the new book, “What if Things Were Made in America
Again.” Stuber says only consumers can solve the NAFTA
problem, and the best thing we could do to help our
workers this Labor Day is to bring some of our spending
home. “If Nabisco and Carrier know that American
consumers won’t buy cookies and air conditioners made
in Mexico, they won’t move their U.S.-bound production
there. Through the power of consumer choice, we can
stop sending jobs abroad, and start bringing them
home.” 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. He is an attorney and entrepreneur who
formerly served as legislative assistant to a member of
the United States House of Representatives. Contact him
at (610) 608-5074;

9. ==> UK Parents Desperate for U.S. Doc to Save Son

In the wake of the Charlie Gard tragedy where a British
infant was denied medical treatment by UK courts, the
parents of 15-month-old Alfie Evans are desperately
trying to find a specialist in the U.S. with
mitochondrial/epilepsy/coma expertise to treat their
son’s yet undiagnosed condition before UK courts
interfere in the case. Alfie was born healthy but was
admitted to the hospital after getting a chest
infection that caused epileptic seizures, which
resulted in him being placed on life support. His
parents were told he only had hours to live so they had
him christened in the hospital. Alfie has been fighting
to stay alive but the doctors have indicated that his
parents should withdraw life support and “allow him to
die peacefully” because that’s “in his best interest.”
With time running out, the response to this desperate
search for a doctor who can diagnose and treat Alfie
has gone global. Volunteers, known as Alfie’s Army,
have mobilized in an effort to raise money to bring
Alfie abroad for treatment. Contact Sarah Evans at
011-44-(783) 590-3096 (UK) or sarah_evans_3@icloud.com

10. ==> Dunkirk: The Whole Story

On the heels of the summer blockbuster film Dunkirk,
invite Michael Korda to share the larger story of the
turning point in World War II history when over 300,000
Allied troops were trapped off the coast of France and
a ragtag fleet of civilian fishing boats, pleasure
crafts, and ferries came to their rescue. He’ll discuss
the figures and consequences around Germany’s
blitzkrieg into Belgium, France, and the Netherlands in
May 1940, while interweaving his own memories as a
child bystander across the Channel. Korda is an author
and former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster. His
latest book is “Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk:
Defeat into Victory.” Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer at
(703) 646-5137; johanna@jrbcomm.com

11. ==> Jon Runyan – NFL to Congress to Uber Driver?

Former NFLer Jon Runyan recently revealed he sometimes
drives an Uber. Surely, the football star and former
congressman isn’t doing it for the money, but many baby
boomers ARE! It’s tough to transition jobs when you’re
older, let alone keep the one you have. Many need to
work longer to fund their retirements but are hampered
by ageism and low-ball salary offers, just for
starters. Diane Huth knows what boomers need to do to
get hired. In a potentially life-changing interview
she’ll share what to say to an interviewer who suggests
you are overqualified; how to avoid the five biggest
mistakes job-seeking boomers make so they don’t end up
working for Wal-Mart, and 12 key strategies that can
help boomers keep their current jobs or find satisfying
employment for as long as they want to work. This will
include a discussion of how to look younger without
looking silly, how to look tech savvy and why you might
need to hide photos of your grandchildren. She is the
author of the upcoming book “Re-BRAND You to Re-INVENT
Your Career,” due in the fall. Reach her at (210)
601-7852; diane@BrandYouGuide.com

12. ==> How to Survive a Mean Teacher

Teaching, according to multiple lists, is one of the
top 20 stressful jobs available and is often ranked in
the top five of the worst careers in America. The
stress of dealing with children, the constant scrutiny
of parents and administrators, and pressure for
improved scores weigh heavily on the shoulders of both
beginning and veteran teachers. For some, the result is
an attitude and teaching personality that leaves
students and their parents cold, afraid, and dreading
the year ahead. Dee Rodgers, an educational veteran of
more than 30 years, can discuss ways parents and their
children can survive the classrooms of negative
teachers. Rodgers spent 27 years in the classroom and
served another four as a campus administrator. She is
currently employed as a special education teacher in
Texas and is the author of “Renew Your Teaching Spirit:
Help for Teachers Struggling to Stay in the Classroom.”
Contact her at (979) 665-7590; dee@deerodg.com

13. ==> September is Pain Awareness Month

In the mid-90s pharmaceutical companies convinced
doctors and insurance companies that the best chronic
pain treatment was opioids. We all know how that went,
as we now deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic that’s
killing nearly 100 Americans a day. Today, doctors are
understandably hesitant to prescribe the drugs, but
that leaves millions of people in pain without any real
alternatives to find relief. Chronic pain expert Cindy
Perlin says the needs of pain patients have been
forgotten. Invite her to discuss non-opioid pain
options, why insurance companies rarely pay for
alternative treatments, and what pain sufferers can do
to get the help they need. 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.” Perlin, a frequent
media guest, is in private practice in the Albany, NY
area where she has been helping her clients achieve
their health and wellness goals for over 25 years.
Contact her at (518) 439-6431; cperlin@nycap.rr.com

14. ==> When That Baby Won’t Stop Crying!

A screaming baby is nearly impossible to ignore whether
you are the parent or someone stuck in close proximity
like on that dreaded airplane ride or in a restaurant.
But how much do your listeners really understand about
babies who are incessant criers and their desperate
parents? You’ll find out when you have scientific
researcher Kristine Smith on your show. The author of
the upcoming book “The Essential Crying Baby Book” and
the parent of a formerly colicky baby (now a happy
grade-school kid) can touch on such topics as: Are we
too hard on parents of crying babies? What percent of
babies cry relentlessly for hours for no apparent
reason? Are there reliable shortcuts for stopping the
crying? How does parenting a fussy baby really affect
new moms and dads? What is the Purple Crying Curve?
Kristine’s topic is an important one as excessive
crying is the No. 1 reason parents take their babies to
the pediatrician in the first year and, in extreme
cases, can lead to maternal depression, developmental
delays, and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Reach her at (818)
209-0132; kristinesmith22@gmail.com

15. ==> Can Yoga & Meditation Increase Stress?

More people than ever are trying yoga and many aren’t
aware of the risks. Dr. Dorena Rode found out the hard
way that yoga and meditation can INCREASE stress. “Yoga
and meditation can bring up unresolved trauma. Fifty-
four percent of the U.S. population report childhood
trauma, but some people aren’t even aware they have
it!” Invite Dorena to discuss the signs of unresolved
trauma that appear in everyday life and during yoga and
meditation, and what to do when they arise during a
class or practice. Dorena is an award-winning speaker,
author and life coach. She has a Ph.D. in physiology, a
degree in behavioral health counseling and over 20
years’ experience using alternative modalities to help
people and organizations get unstuck. Contact her at
(415) 830-3777; dorenarode@gmail.com

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