10/11/16 RTIR E-zine: Tippi Hedren, First Time Voters, Career Mistsakes

 

October 11, 2016

01. Hitchcock Horror Queen Tippi Hedren
02. Tick, Tock – Time Running Out to Register to Vote
03. Millions of Americans have Never Voted!
04. Losing Friends Over the Election?
05. Sexologist: What Trump Doesn’t Get about Women
06. Interview Director of ‘Killing Reagan’
07. Whistleblowers – Why Doing the Right thing is so Difficult
08. The Way You Breathe Can Prevent the Flu
09. McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast was Brilliant Idea!
10. Most People Make This Huge Career Mistake
11. Your Fears Aren’t as Scary as You Think
12. How to Turn Setbacks into Comebacks
13. Weird, Wild, Wonderful – New Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
14. Scariest Haunted Houses in America
15. Ad: Women Need to Drug Themselves to Vote for Trump
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1. == > Hitchcock Horror Queen Tippi Hedren

Tippi Hedren, one of the biggest names of classic
Hollywood and one of the most famous ‘Hitchcock girls,’
is opening up about her fascinating life, including
never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of
the biggest cult films of all time. Hedren’s new memoir
digs deep into her complicated relationship with Alfred
Hitchcock, the generous benefactor who would become a
repulsive and controlling director who contractually
controlled her every move for many years. Hedren is
also a long-time animal activist who started a big cat
preserve after making the film Roar, involving dozens
of lions and tigers. She now says what was supposed to
be a simple movie evolved into a sprawling, dangerous
endeavor that consumed her career and often put lives,
including hers and her family’s, at risk. You might
recognize them; acting is the family business and next
month’s Vanity Fair includes a feature on Tippi,
daughter Melanie Griffith, and granddaughter Dakota
Johnson! Hedren is donating a portion of the proceeds
from her memoir “Tippi” to the ROAR Foundation and the
Shambala Preserve. Contact Harlan Boll at (626)
296-3757; h.boll@dcpublicity.com

2. ==> Tick, Tock – Time Running Out to Register to
Vote

Voter registration deadlines vary all across the
country, but today is the deadline in several states.
With online registration available, it’s not too late!!
Not sure how to register to vote? Don’t know where your
polling place is or whether you need an absentee
ballot? The new, non-partisan GoVoteBot can answer your
voting questions and help you navigate your way through
a system that is complex and often dependent on
geography. U.S. citizens can chat with the bot on
Facebook Messenger and get answers to their voting
questions in real time. The chatbot takes people who
are first-time voters, recently moved or lack general
information through the entire process from
registration to voting day. “Our mission is to help
every American get the information they need so they
can vote. GoVoteBot offers us the best way to reach the
generation who currently votes the least, but is the
most technically savvy,” says Bob Greenberg, of R/GA.
GoVoteBot is a joint effort from R/GA, for the
Connected Age, and the Ad Council, a non-profit which
has produced thousands of PSA campaigns. Contact Ellyn
Fisher of the Ad Council at (212) 984-1964 or Suzanne
McGee of R/GA at (212) 714-5910.

3. ==> Millions of Americans have Never Voted!

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

4. ==> Losing Friends Over the Election?

Whichever candidate ultimately wins the presidential
election some friendships will never be the same.
Invite psychoanalyst Frieda Birnbaum to talk about why
this election—more than previous ones—is causing more
stress on relationships and whether losing a friend
because of political differences is an indication that
the friendship wasn’t a strong one to begin with. Dr.
Birnbaum will discuss how aligning with a candidates’
values can impact how we treat others and whether
having too many friends with the same political
perspective limits your worldview perception. Dr.
Frieda Birnbaum is NYC-based research psychologist,
psychoanalyst and the author of “Life Begins at 60: A
New View on Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing
Ourselves.” An expert on depression, women’s issues,
and attaining happiness, she’s appeared on numerous
radio and TV programs. Contact Ryan McCormick at (516)
901-1103; (919) 377-1200.

5. ==> Sexologist: What Trump Doesn’t Get about Women

With all the talk of Trump’s deplorable attitude
towards women, Dr. Claudia Six says we need a more
learned perspective: a sexologist’s view! Invite Dr.
Claudia to discuss a topic that frequently gets brushed
under the carpet: demeaning objectification of women.
She says, “What Trump doesn’t know about women is that
we struggle with sexual performance anxiety as much as
men…but let’s not tell him! What men don’t know is that
in a consensual relationship, women are trying to get
turned on in bed as fast as men do, and when they
don’t, they think they’re broken. They’re not!” Dr.
Claudia will explain a better way to treat a woman, and
how to be a better lover. Claudia Six, Ph.D., is a
clinical sexologist and the author of “Erotic
Integrity: How to Be True to yourself Sexually.”
Contact her at (415)453-6218; claudia@drsix.net

6. ==> Interview Director of ‘Killing Reagan’

This Sunday, Oct. 16th, National Geographic Channel
will air the movie ‘Killing Reagan,’ the story of the
1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan. The movie
stars Cynthia Nixon and Tim Matheson and explores the
events surrounding the harrowing moment in U.S.
history. Interview director Rod Lurie about the making
of the movie, based on the best-selling book by Bill
O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.
Lurie wrote and directed the Academy Award- and Golden
Globe Award-nominated political thriller The Contender
and created the TV series Commander in Chief, starring
Geena Davis as the first female president of the United
States. Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer at (703) 646-5137

7. ==> Whistleblowers – Why Doing the Right thing is so
Difficult

The lives of whistleblowers—people with the courage to
risk their freedom, livelihoods and reputations—to
bring wrongdoing to light have never been easy. Michael
McCray, an expert on whistleblowing who was personally
bullied, intimidated and retaliated against after he
reported improprieties at his federal job before being
forced out, says America needs such principled
individuals more than ever. “Whistleblowers are the
‘Fifth Estate’ protecting freedom, liberty and
Democracy,” he says. McCray. He’ll discuss everything
from whistleblowers and the Founding Fathers to the new
Oliver Stone movie Snowden and the role whistleblowers
should be playing in putting a stop to the growing
number of deaths of unarmed black men shot by police.
Michael McCray is the organizer of The Whistleblower
Summit® for Civil & Human Rights, held annually in
Washington, D.C., and this past summer organized a TEDx
Talk on Whistleblowing and the First Amendment. McCray
grew up in a small Arkansas town that was named the
poorest town in America two years in a row. He followed
former Arkansas governor Bill Clinton to be part of
Clinton’s administration. Contact him at 870-543-0024;
mccray.michael@gmail.com.

8. ==> The Way You Breathe Can Prevent the Flu

It is barely autumn but cold and flu season isn’t far
off now that children are back in school and
temperatures are getting cooler. What can you do to
avoid illness in your family short of keeping away from
sick people—which is not always possible, particularly
at work—or getting a flu shot? Sasha Yakovleva says the
number one thing you can do is breathe less. Yakovleva
studied with two physicians using Russian Healing arts
and research partially conducted during the Cold War.
She says people who breathe deeply come down with bad
cases of the flu because they have weaker immune
systems. However, she adds, even they could recover
within a few short days if they learned how to do
breathing exercises. She’ll share tips on avoiding
cold-weather illnesses and discuss how breathing
through your nose sterilizes the air that enters your
body, shielding you from disease and why mouth
breathing creates a microbe highway. She’ll also
discuss why vaccinating someone with a weak immune
system, such as asthmatics, may do more harm than good.
Sasha Yakovleva is an advanced breathing normalization
specialist and co-founder of Breathing Center. She has
a master’s degree in journalism and is an expert in
Russian healing arts. Her work has been featured in
The New York Times and other publications, as well as
on TV and radio programs. Her book is “Breathe to
Heal.” Contact her at (303) 823- 5173 (CO);
sasha@breathingcenter.com

9. ==> McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast was Brilliant Idea!

This week is the 1-year anniversary of the McDonald’s
All-Day Breakfast menu and stats show it is a success.
Invite franchise expert Tom Scarda to talk about
McDonald’s breakfast, why Americans love to eat
breakfast for dinner, and how McDonald’s successfully
tapped into that trend. Tom can also talk about
initiatives that fast food companies are taking to
drive traffic in their doors and through their drive
thru’s. Tom Scarda is the author of “Franchise Savvy: 6
Strategies Pros Use to Pick Top Performing Franchises.”
Contact him at (516) 322–1435; Tom@TomScarda.com

10. ==> Most People Make This Huge Career Mistake

Know someone who is bored or disengaged at work?
Someone who could use a good kick in the career butt?
According to Tami Gilbert, author of “Career CPR:
Meaningful Strategies to Resuscitate or Nurture Your
Career,” the number one reason people are dissatisfied
at work is that they have become complacent. In other
words, at best they are coasting or at worst they no
longer have a passion for it, have stopped investing in
new skills or rely too much on short cuts. An
appearance by Gilbert—who holds an MBA—is like a shot
of career adrenalin as she outlines how to recognize
and treat a depressed career, and how to develop
healthy new habits in order to stay out of future
career ruts. Reach her at (312) 218-1744;
info@tamigilbert.com

11. ==> Your Fears Aren’t as Scary as You Think

According to Kalliope Barlis, “We are born with two
fears: the fear of falling and fear of loud noises. All
the rest—fear of spiders, snakes, clowns, needles,
flying, dogs, close spaces, and getting sick—are
learned and can be unlearned.” Barlis offers step-by-
step instructions for ridding yourself of illogical
fears and phobias through education, not therapy, and
the results can be absolutely liberating for people who
are tired of suffering under fears they can’t control.
She’ll discuss what really causes phobias, ways to gain
control over formerly uncontrollable thoughts, as well
as which phobias are extremely common and which are
rare. She says, “By changing the way you think about
your fears you can do things you thought were
impossible!” Kalliope Barlis has more than 20 years’
experience in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and operates
an NLP training school in New York City where she
maintains a private practice. She’s the author of
“Phobia Relief: From Fear to Freedom.” Contact her at
(718) 751-5105; ask@buildingyourbest.com

12. ==> How to Turn Setbacks into Comebacks

After becoming wealthy at 30, Rocky Detwiler lost
nearly everything he owned in a friend’s Ponzi scheme.
He was homeless for two years. He lived as a squatter
and for a time in his brother’s unheated backyard tree
house in Idaho. Instead of being bitter, he ended up
dropping 57 pounds, going from broke and broken to
better than ever. Now he’s an expert on turning
setbacks into comebacks. Rocky will inspire your
audience to bounce back from whatever limitations they
have encountered. Today he regularly speaks to at-risk
kids helping them to view their lives in entirely
different ways. He also has his own line of
inspirational clothing, proving that the words you wear
on your wrist or collar are more impactful than you
might think. Detwiler is the author of “The Samson
Effect,” Reach him at (602) 384-3333 or
rockyd@samson.life

13. ==> Weird, Wild, Wonderful – New Ripley’s Believe
It or Not!

The new book Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the
Weird! is sort of a yearbook of the weird – a
collection of amazing stories with chapters on Pop
Culture, Feats, Art, Food, the Human Body and stories
that are just Beyond Belief. There may be stories from
your state, your city or some right in your own
backyard. Ripley’s own Edward Meyer, a veteran of
hundreds of radio interviews, brings the stories in the
book to life for your audience. Contact Frank Wolff at
(407) 339-0879; frank@wellonscommunications.com.

14. ==> Scariest Haunted Houses in America

While some people just can’t understand it, millions of
Americans pay money to be scared out of their wits this
time of year. For haunted house aficionados, the
spookier the better. “Every year we get asked which
haunted houses are really going to scare people and
more importantly, make their friends scream,” says
HauntedHouses.com representative James Olmsted. He’ll
share this year’s list of the best haunted houses, and
discuss the latest trends in the industry including
virtual reality. “This year we paid special attention
to haunted houses that are unique in their approach to
making your heart race. From locations in creepy old
industrial districts to country farms and hayrides
under the stars, each location has a unique approach to
interactive horror, but all deliver the thrills and
excitement that Halloween fans are seeking.”
HauntedHouses.com is a resource for all things haunted:
information about haunted houses and ghost towns,
paranormal sites, haunted attractions, scary movie
reviews, and everything Halloween. Contact Victoria
Reyna at (210) 390-4284; victoria@sammisochoa.com

15. ==> Ad: Women Need to Drug Themselves to Vote for
Trump

The anti-Trump Super PAC Yakety-Yak plans to air a 30-
second TV ad called “Republixan” in selected
battleground states. The ad is a parody of
pharmaceutical commercials and urges Republican women
to talk with their doctor about taking a drug called
Republixan — a little red pill that relieves the
stress, guilt and shame associated with voting for
Donald Trump. According to the PAC’s director, Deno
Seder, “No rational, thinking woman would vote for
Donald Trump unless she was drugged.” The ad’s
producer, Jeorge Seder, says, “This is a great ad,
believe me, a great ad. An incredible ad. We’re going
to win so many voters, we’re gonna get tired of
winning, believe me. It’ll make Trump start bleeding
from his whatever.” In the ad, a narrator warns of
harmful side effects such as tax cuts for the rich;
reduced benefits for women, veterans and minorities;
cuts in Medicare and Medicaid; cuts in funding for
education; a possible war with Iran and other side
effects hazardous to the health of our nation.
Contact Deno Seder at (301) 320-0385; info@yakety-
yakpac.com

 

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