10/25/16 RTIR E-zine: Moscow Dilemma, Election Madness, Halloween Nightmares

October 25, 2016

01. The Moscow Dilemma
02. Movember: Grow a Mo, Save a Bro
03. Another Important Vote On Election Day
04. Hillary, What’s Your Vision for America?
05. Environmentalists Have No Candidate
06. Donald Trump, Don’t be a Sore Loser
07. Dr. Calm Gets You Through Election Madness
08. Why Clinton isn’t 50 Pts Ahead
09. Penn State $4M Whistleblower Trial
10. Rocky Turns 40!
11. Physical Therapy for Ta-Tas?
12. Aging Boomers Drive Brain Science
13. Great Halloween Show: Real Nightmares
14. Boo!! Your Fears Aren’t as Scary as You Think
15. Let’s Talk about Weird: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
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1. ==> The Moscow Dilemma

A series of issues have strained relations between
Washington and Moscow. Among them are the war in Syria
and U.S. accusations that Russia is involved in cyber-
attacks aimed at disrupting U.S. elections next month.
The Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel
says, “It is not pro-Putin or pro-Trump but rather
sober realism to argue that the U.S. needs to partner
with Russia to resolve the Syrian crisis, combat
terrorism, tackle nuclear proliferation and global
warming. Alarmist and still unsubstantiated allegations
about cyberattacks are designed to squelch an urgently
needed debate about U.S.-Russian relations — before
this dangerous new Cold War deepens.” Founded by
abolitionists in 1865, The Nation is America’s oldest
weekly magazine. Contact Katrina vanden Heuvel at
kat@thenation.com

2. ==> Movember: Grow a Mo, Save a Bro

While October belongs to breasts, November is all about
men’s health issues. And what could be more manly than
a moustache? During the annual Movember campaign people
worldwide will be sporting stashes to raise awareness
of prostate and testicular cancer and encourage men to
get more active about their health—including their
mental health. Movember started in Australia 13 years
ago when a group of friends decided to revive the (then
deeply unfashionable) idea of the moustache.  They were
so blown away by the response that the following year
they made ‘Grow a Mo’ a charity campaign in a bid to
change the face of men’s health. Today, The Movember
Foundation is the only global men’s health charity,
funding more than 1,200 men’s health projects around
the world. Get all the info, rules, and hairy facts
about how to participate (even if you’re a woman.)
Contact Shanetta McDonald at (310) 450-3331;
shanetta.mcdonald@movember.com

3. ==> Another Important Vote On Election Day

In Maine, voters will have their say on Question 5, a
proposal to introduce ranked-choice voting in primaries
and general elections for U.S. senator, U.S.
representative, governor and members of the Maine
Legislature. What exactly does that mean? Michelle
Whittaker of FairVote can explain ranked-choice voting,
and why her group supports it. She says, “In our
current system, the way we choose our leaders is
failing. As a nonpartisan group, Voters should have the
freedom to vote for the candidate they like the best
without fear that their vote will help the candidate
they like the least.” Whittaker says studies show that
campaigns are less negative in cities that use ranked
choice voting. She also notes that it’s a nonpartisan
reform supported by Republicans, Democrats, and
independents. Michelle Whittaker is communications
director for FairVote. Contact her at
mwhittaker@fairvote.org, @fairvote

4. ==> Hillary, What’s Your Vision for America?

Donald Trump’s campaign may be flagging but Hillary
Clinton isn’t home free. She still needs to come up
with a reason for voters to choose her beyond being the
lesser of two evils. So says Michelle Deen. “In order
to shake her image as untrustworthy and unprincipled,
Clinton needs to articulate what she cares about and
why, just as Bernie Sanders did, to give voters a
heart-inspired stake in the game that is about more
than her wish to win. She needs to pay attention to the
lessons learned in 2004 when the highly unpopular
George W. Bush beat John Kerry.” Deen can also talk
about ways Clinton could incorporate moral values
messaging into her campaign and what those messages
might be. Michelle Deen is an expert on human
development and family relations who has appeared on
Southern California Public Radio and has presented on
family values at political action conferences from
California to Washington D.C. She’s the author of
“Saving America’s Grace: Rethinking Family Values,
Moral Politics and the Culture Wars.” Contact her at
(805) 679-3084; mmdeen42@gmail.com

5. ==> Environmentalists Have No Candidate

Environmental activists are frustrated that neither
Trump or Clinton are addressing the nation’s
environmental needs and they’re taking matters into
their own hands. From North Dakota to New York dozens
of protesters have been arrested for sit-ins and acts
of civil disobedience. Tim DeChristopher says, “Al Gore
is campaigning for Hilary Clinton without questioning
her extreme support for fracking and fossil fuel
infrastructure expansion, while Al Gore’s own daughter,
Karenna, is currently facing a potential two and half
year jail sentence for protesting fracked gas pipeline
construction in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.”
DeChristopher is the founder of the Climate
Disobedience Center and is featured in the film Bidder
70. tim.dechristopher@gmail.com, @dechristopher,
@ClimateDisobey

6. ==> Donald Trump, Don’t be a Sore Loser

Given his personality and past, many wonder whether
Donald Trump will be a sore loser if he doesn’t win the
election. Mike Gellman says sore losers are everywhere
these days, especially at work. “Sore losers become
their own worst enemy and create a self-fulfilling
prophecy when they have a chip on their shoulder and
let their attitude go south.” Gellman says we all know
people who claim the process is “rigged,” or “It’s not
what you know, but who you know” that matters. He’ll
discuss common misconceptions people often have about
losing, and the consequences of holding onto them.
Mike Gellman is a career coach and the author of “Pipe
Dreams: 7 Pipelines of Career Success.” Contact him at
(858) 692-5920; mike@mikegellman.com

7. ==> Dr. Calm Gets You Through Election Madness

Sick of the election dominating the news? Tired of
watching your blood pressure rise with every WikiLeaks
leak and nasty video release? Thinking of hiding posts
of Facebook friends who do nothing but rant? Let’s face
it, many of us wish the election were in the rearview
mirror but it will drone on for another three weeks.
It’s time to call in Dr. Calm, your on-call physician
and stress-reduction expert (real name Kiran Dintyala).
Dr. Calm will lead your audience in some powerful on-
air relaxation exercises and share how to experience
serenity now—and after the election no matter who wins.
Dr. Calm is a Board Certified Internal Medicine
Physician currently practicing at Eisenhower Medical
Center in Palm Springs, CA. He also holds a master’s
degree in public health. His upcoming book is “Calm in
the Midst of Chaos.” Reach him at (860) 375 0446 or
stressfreerevolution@gmail.com

8. ==> Why Clinton isn’t 50 Pts Ahead

In-spite of so many gaffes and remarks against women
and minorities, Trump is still fairly close to Clinton
in many polls. What is it that he knows about American
voters more than the Clinton campaign? Author Sanjeev
Sharma says, “Whether Trump wins or loses, his rise
cannot be explained by traditional demographics based
calculations.” Sharma says Trump understands voters the
same way successful innovators like Jeff Bezos of
Amazon understand the customer needs. Sanjeev Sharma is
an IT/software/cloud transformation expert and the
author of “5 Core Methods of Innovation.” Contact him
at (201) 367-8368; ciframeworks@yahoo.com

9. ==> Penn State $4M Whistleblower Trial

The trial continues this week in Mike McQueary’s
whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State University.
The former Penn State assistant football coach says he
witnessed onetime fellow coach Jerry Sandusky abuse a
boy in the team shower more than 15 years ago. His $4M
suit alleges he was wrongly retaliated against and
terminated in 2012 after Sandusky was convicted of
abusing 10 boys. Invite Michael McCray, an expert on
whistleblowing, to discuss the trial and other
whistleblowing cases. McCray 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. Contact him at (870) 543-0024;
mccray.michael@gmail.com.

10. ==> Rocky Turns 40!

Yo, Adrian! It’s hard to believe that Sylvester
Stallone’s Rocky will celebrate its 40th anniversary
Nov. 21 and these many years it continues to inspire us
to “go the distance” and never give up on our dreams.
You’ll bring back the Rocky magic with Rocky Detwiler
as your guest. Detwiler can talk about why the film has
such staying power and how it inspired him to keep
plugging away when he faced his own need for a
comeback. Featured on ESPN, Detwiler lost 57 pounds and
became a bodybuilder after losing his money and pride
in a Ponzi scheme perpetrated by his best friend.
Detwiler is the author of “The Samson Effect,” Reach
him at 602-384-3333 or rockyd@samson.life

11. ==> Physical Therapy for Ta-Tas?

When you think of physical therapy the body parts that
come to mind are arms, legs and knees—not breasts. But
according to Marianne Ryan, a physical therapist who
specializes in women’s health, men and women should be
aware that breasts—particularly those of breastfeeding
women that are sore due to blocked milk ducts—can also
benefit from ultrasound, massage and exercise regimens
provided by a physical therapist. Ryan, who operates
one of only two New York City-based PT clinics that
offer this special type of therapy, can also explain
other things couples can do to make nursing moms and
their spouses feel better quicker. Ryan is a board
certified orthopedic clinical specialist certified
orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years’
experience treating prenatal and postpartum women.
She’s taught at Columbia University School of Nursing
and appeared on dozens of national TV and radio shows.
She has also been featured in Redbook, Fitness, USA
Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Contact her at
(212) 661-2933; mryanpt@aol.com

12. ==> Aging Boomers Drive Brain Science

30,000 neuroscientists will converge on San Diego for
Neuroscience 2016 next month. Boomers are driving an
explosion of research into the brain, worried that
their brain may give out before they do.  Sports
scientist Bob Prichard can talk about the latest
discoveries in brain performance and how they’re tied
to chest expansion, since the brain requires 10X more
oxygen than any other part of the body. He’ll discuss
not only the sports implications, but how improving
blood flow to the brain can help increase self-image,
self-confidence and mood! He’ll teach you how to
measure your breathing range, and those of your family,
and ways kids can especially benefit from increasing
chest expansion. Bob Prichard is president of Somax
Performance Institute. His Olympic athletes have won 44
Gold Medals and have set 11 World Records. A NBC Sports
Olympics on-air analyst, he’s written for many
periodicals and his sports analysis videos have over 5M
views on YouTube. His upcoming book is “Are You
Starving Your Brain of Oxygen?” Contact him at (415)
435-9880 (CA); bprichard@somaxsports.com

13. ==> Great Halloween Show: Real Nightmares

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.

14. ==> 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

15. ==> Let’s Talk about Weird: Ripley’s Believe It or
Not!

A mountain lion with teeth growing out of the top of
its head? A fire drill where students have to run
through real fire? Octopus wrestling as a sport? These
stories have a couple things in common; they’re all
100% true and they’re all in the new book “Ripley’s
Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!” This is Ripley’s
annual collection of strange stories, amazing
achievements, perplexing people and more. Every story
is handpicked by Ripley’s own researchers and they’re
all true. Ripley’s own Edward Meyer – a walking,
talking encyclopedia of weird info – can take your
audience on a long, strange trip through the pages of
this new book. Contact Frank Wolff at (407) 339-0879;
frank@wellonscommunications.com.

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