10/18/16 RTIR E-zine: Election Etiquette, National Sausage month, Halloween Horrors

October 18, 2016

01. World Response to Haiti has been… Eh
02. Danger Remains in NC: When Help is NOT on the Way
03. Robin Williams’ Bikes Up for Auction
04. Hitchcock Horror Queen Tippi Hedren
05. October is National Sausage Month
06. Losing Friends Over the Election?
07. Clinton & Trump: The Authenticity Gap
08. First Time Voting? Lisa Explains It All
09. Whistleblowers – Doing the Right thing is Hard
10. Prevent the Flu by Breathing Better?
11. Driving Miss Norma’s End-of-Life Adventure
12. Halloween Nightmares? Lucky You!
13. Boo!! Your Fears Aren’t as Scary as You Think
14. You’re Probably Making this Huge Career Mistake
15. McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast was Brilliant Idea!

1. ==> World Response to Haiti has been… Eh

As the days have progressed in Haiti, a clearer picture
of the overall catastrophic situation on the Southern
Peninsula has emerged. Communities of the western
southern peninsula have been cut off from the rest of
the island and about 1.4 million people are in need of
immediate assistance. The current death toll in Haiti
is 900 and rising, with concerns of massive casualties
due to the proliferation of secondary medical
conditions, such as cholera, infection and/or tetanus.
Discuss the current situation in the region, what’s
needed there, why the world isn’t responding, and what
your listeners can do to help. The Hope for Haiti team
is on the ground working with partners and local
government. For interviews contact Stephanie Jepsen at
(239) 434-7183, ext. 203; stephanie@hopeforhaiti.com

2. ==> Danger Remains in NC: When Help is NOT on the

Hurricane Matthew also killed 45 people in the United
States. More than half of the victims were in North
Carolina, where even though the weather has improved,
dangers from flooding remains. 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
will share tips on how to deal with an extended power
outage and ways to treat wounds and injuries when a
doctor is out of reach. He is a long-time family
physician and survival medicine expert who shares his
common-sense health advice on dozens of radio shows,
podcasts and blogs nationwide. He teaches easy-to-
follow, makeshift ways to survive disasters and in the
wild, and is the author of several books including “The
Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook: What to Do When
Help Is NOT on the Way.” Contact Dr. Hubbard at (662)
638-3821; thesurvivaldoctor@gmail.com

3. ==> Robin Williams’ Bikes Up for Auction

Robin Williams wasn’t only one of the funniest people
on the planet. He was also an avid cyclist and advocate
for people with disabilities. Now, more than two years
after his suicide, 87 bikes in his collection are up
for auction, and the proceeds will help fund two
charities he cared about deeply. The bikes were donated
by Williams’s children — Zak, Zelda and Cody. “Though
bright, skin-tight spandex still remains one of the
more embarrassing outfits to regularly witness your Dad
wearing growing up, the sport of biking and the people
Dad helped through his love of it will always hold a
special place in the hearts of our family,” the
Williams family said in a statement. They added: “And
though not required, may we suggest wearing the
loudest, most vibrant and brightly-patterned, skintight
biking gear possible when riding them? Keep the
tradition alive.” The Challenged Athletes Foundation
gives grants and support to athletes with disabilities,
and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation funds
research and support for people with spinal cord
injuries. Contact Carlos Escaba of the Challenged
Athletes Foundation at (858) 210-3514;
carlos@challengedathletes.org or Rebecca Laming at the
Reeve Foundation at Media@ChristopherReeve.org

4. ==> 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. Oh, and ask her about her family.
You might recognize them; 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

5. ==> October is National Sausage Month

According to a new poll by the Hot Dog and Sausage
Council (NHDSC) nearly 90% of Americans say they like
sausage… but HOW they eat it varies greatly across the
country. Northeasterners are most likely to say Italian
sausage is their favorite while Southerners enjoy
breakfast patties and Midwesterners prefer Bratwurst.
To celebrate America’s love of sausage and National
Sausage Month, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council
will hold its third annual sausage recipe contest.
“Sausage is one of our most versatile foods, as it can
be eaten on its own for any meal, combined in a recipe
or even as a dip, says NHDSC President Eric Mittenthal.
The best recipe will win a $100 gift card for their
favorite sausages plus a Sausage Pan, designed with
deep curves specifically to cook sausages. Contact
Mittenthal at (202) 587-4238; (404) 808-8396 or

6. ==> 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.

7. ==> Clinton & Trump: The Authenticity Gap

According to Jack Beauregard, the reason Trump’s 2005
lewd video was disturbing to so many people is that
they’d appreciated his being authentic and then saw he
was the opposite. Beauregard says, “His supporters felt
betrayed when they watched Trump bragging on the bus
about his sexual power over women, but when he saw a
pretty girl, he put on the facade of a gentleman and
showered her with charm.” During the show, your
listeners will learn what is so disturbing about Donald
on the bus and off. He’ll give equal time to Hillary
Clinton’s problem of being perceived as untrustworthy,
and explain why she is so disliked by many people who
share her political agenda. Jack Beauregard is the
founder and CEO of a global personal transition
planning institute which has helped hundreds of people
discover their true selves while going through major
life changes. Jack is the author of “7 Principles for
Living with Authenticity: Discovering Your True Self
When Facing Life Changes” and has given numerous radio
and TV interviews over the years. Contact him at
1-800-414-9405; (617) 267-9727 or

8. ==> First Time Voting? Lisa Explains It All

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;

9. ==> Whistleblowers – Doing the Right thing is Hard

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;

10. ==> Prevent the Flu by Breathing Better?

It’s autumn and cold and flu season is inching towards
us. 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. She says people who breathe deeply
come down with bad cases of the flu because they have
weaker immune systems. She’ll share tips on avoiding
cold-weather illnesses and 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

11. ==> Driving Miss Norma’s End-of-Life Adventure

When faced with a cancer diagnosis at age 90, Norma
Jean Bauerschmidt chose the open road over the
hospital. Rather than undergoing months of painful
treatments, she embarked on the adventure of a lifetime
– touring the United States in a motor home captained
by her son and his wife. Miss Norma died a few weeks
ago after what became a one-year trip across the
country. Her final journey was chronicled online with
tens of thousands of followers. Dr. Kevin Haselhorst
isn’t surprised the story resonates with so many
people. “Driving Miss Norma off the beaten trail
captured hearts with images of America’s splendor and
what it truly means to be fiercely independent.
Americans do not take lightly to being beaten up – nor
should they accept the end-of-life abuse so often
perpetrated by the current healthcare system.”
Haselhorst says Norma maintained her wits and decided
to have a higher purpose in life than to spend her
remaining time as a patient. Dr. Kevin Haselhorst is an
emergency medicine physician and the author of “Wishes
to Die for.” He offers a free PDF download on End of
Life discussions on his website. Reach him at (480)
907-6027; khaselhorstmd@gmail.com

12. ==> Halloween Nightmares? Lucky You!

Sometimes nightmares offer incredible creative
potential like director James Cameron’s terrifying
dream that inspired his first hit film Terminator or
Mary Shelley’s macabre nightmare that became the
lasting Halloween favorite Frankenstein. Sometimes they
warn of impending trouble like the upsetting dream John
Lennon had about his own assassination or the nightmare
that nearly saved the band Lynyrd Skynyrd from a tragic
plane wreck. One in two people had a ‘bad’ dream in the
last month, and one in thirty has them every night.
Most think these unpleasant nocturnal experiences are
anything but valuable. However, they can be a practical
and necessary medicine of the psyche, protect us, or
even offer terrific creative insights. Invite
internationally-respected dream
analyst/author/researcher Craig Webb to discuss what we
can learn from our dreams and why nightmares are not
“bad” dreams. Webb has extensive media experience and
consults for Fortune 500 corporations, A-list
celebrities and feature films. Contact him at
cw@craigwebb.ca; (514) 990-2113.

13. ==> Boo!! 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

14. ==> You’re Probably Making This Huge Career Mistake

Are you bored or disengaged at work? 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;
15. ==> McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast was Brilliant

McDonald’s just marked the 1-year anniversary of the
All-Day Breakfast menu and stats show it’s a big
success. Invite franchise expert Tom Scarda to talk
about McDonald’s breakfast, why we love to eat
breakfast for dinner, and how McDonald’s successfully
tapped into that trend. Tom can also talk about other
new ways restaurants are trying bring you through their
doors (and drive-thrus) and what type of restaurants
are hot right now. Tom Scarda is the author of
“Franchise Savvy: 6 Strategies Pros Use to Pick Top
Performing Franchises.” Contact him at (516) 322–1435;

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