10/6/16 RTIR E-zine: Clown Hysteria, Election Anxiety, and Building Your Nest Egg

October 6, 2016

01. Preparing for Hurricane Matthew
02. Interview Director of Killing Reagan
03. Actress Dee Wallace
04. Is American Democracy Dead?
05. Clown Hysteria Sweeping the Country
06. Is Doing the Right Thing Too Hard in America?
07. The Politics of Presidential Masculinity
08. How to Cast a Vote
09. Election Anxiety is Rampant
10. Friday is Kids Music Day
11. Build a Solid Nest Egg in 15 Minutes a Week
12. Your Kid Wants to Drop Out of College?
13. Do the Ultimate Show for Parents!
14. How to Turn Setbacks into Comebacks
15. Fun Halloween Topic: Real Vampires


1. ==> Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

With Hurricane Matthew ready to slam the United States,
time is running out to get ready. The deadly storm
could make landfall Friday morning on Florida’s east
coast and at least 2 million people in the state and
along the eastern seaboard have been ordered to
evacuate. Dr. James Hubbard, aka The Survival Doctor,
will share tips to prepare for severe weather including
what to have on hand in case of an emergency, how to
deal with an extended power outage, and ways to treat
wounds and injuries when a doctor is out of reach. He
says once the storm passes, the dangers linger. “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 is a long-time family
physician and survival medicine expert. He shares his
common-sense health advice on dozens of radio shows,
podcasts and blogs nationwide, 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 him at (662) 638-3821;

2. ==> Interview Director of Killing Reagan

On 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

3. ==> Actress Dee Wallace

You’ve likely seen actress Dee Wallace on the big—and
little—screens. Probably best known as the mom in E.T.
and Lassie, she also appeared in several horror movies
including CUJO, The Whisperers, The Howling, The
Frighteners and Critters. These days the actress is
devoting her time to helping young children develop
healthy self-esteem. Invite Dee to discuss her
Hollywood career and her new projects, including the
children’s book “On Dandelion Seed,” about the true
meaning of happiness, and the BuppaLaPaloo Bear; a
unique, interactive stuffed animal for children that
helps teach them how special they really are. In
addition to her acting career, Dee has worked as a
teacher in the public school system, as well as her own
dance and acting studios. Ms. Wallace expanded her love
of teaching, and the principles she found empowering
for children, into daily sessions, a radio show and
five books. Contact Harlan Boll at (626) 296-3757;

4. ==> Is American Democracy Dead?

As the presidential election looms, carrying with it
the possibility of a billionaire making it to the White
House, author and political activist Jill Cody says
most Americans will not benefit if our government is
run like a business. “Our country, the alleged United
States of America, is technically no longer a
democracy. It has been abandoned to an oligarchy,
defined as ‘a government run by the few’ and ‘a
government in which a small group exercises control
especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.’” Cody
will explain how multibillionaires managed to take
control of Congress, the Supreme Court and, thus the
country in a Velvet Coup that few saw coming. She
traces its origins to a 1971 memo written by Louis
Powell called the Powell Memorandum. The confidential
memo for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce laid out a road
map to further the interests of the Chamber’s version
of free enterprise capitalism—a road map that was
promoted by a parade of highly paid corporate lobbyists
and Powell’s eventual appointment to the Supreme Court.
But Cody says we can still recapture our middle class
and democracy with personal activism and heightened
voter participation. Jill Cody has worked in various
capacities in public service for more than three
decades. She’s the author of “America Abandoned.”
Contact her at (831) 205-1303,

5. ==> Clown Hysteria Sweeping the Country

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rainbow novelty wig,
you know communities around the country have been
perturbed by sightings of clowns or possible clown-
related threats or any manner of creepiness ranging
from flat-out hoaxes to actual credible events. People
have been arrested. Schools have sent out warning
letters. Social media is crawling with creepy, homemade
clown videos. What’s up with all the clowns? And why
are so many people terrified of them? Kalliope Barlis,
an expert on releasing phobias, says fear of clowns is
more common than you’d expect and recalls treating one
woman who was so upset by a clown sighting on the
street that she abandoned her infant in his carriage.
Invite Barlis, a licensed NLP trainer and doctor of
acupuncture, on your show to talk about clown phobia
(coulrophobia), what causes it and how it can be
treated; the same process can be used to treat other
phobias too. Her upcoming book is “Replay Your Game.”
Reach her at (718) 751-5105; nlpnewyorkcity@gmail.com

6. ==> Is Doing the Right Thing Too Hard in America?

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;

7. ==> The Politics of Presidential Masculinity

The big story about gender in the 2016 presidential
year was supposed to be about Hillary Clinton, and her
quest to become the first woman president of the United
States. But Jackson Katz says the gender issue at the
heart of the Trump phenomenon has less to do with women
and more to do with men. “Trump’s former campaign
manager Corey Lewandowski has said a major goal of
Trump’s is to ‘lock in the white guys’ who are Trump’s
core voters. From the start, Trump has positioned
himself as the embodiment of tough-guy masculinity, a
throwback to the days when men were men and America was
great because of it.” He says presidential campaigns
have become the center stage of an ongoing national
debate about manhood. “This time around, the
combination of Hillary, a woman, facing Trump, the
angry face of aggrieved and aggressive white manhood,
has made gender — especially masculinity — visible in
unprecedented ways.” Katz is an educator, author,
filmmaker and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence
Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running
and most widely influential sexual and relationship
abuse prevention programs in high schools, colleges,
sports culture and the military. His new book is “Man
Enough? Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the Politics
of Presidential Masculinity.” Contact him at

8. ==> How to Cast a Vote

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. ==> Election Anxiety is Rampant

Let’s face it, the stakes are high in this election and
many Americans are fearful, anxious and afraid.
Katherine Sciandra says, “Psychologists, therapists and
counselors are reporting large numbers of people
presenting with high levels of stress and anxiety as
the election approaches. Many other people are having
trouble sleeping, concentrating, and experiencing
physical symptoms that are disrupting their work, their
health, and their ability to function.” She’ll help
your listeners with innovative rules and tools to come
back to the present moment and find peace in this
troubling time. “When we’re stressed we need to give
our bodies a break, quiet our minds, and ground
ourselves. Being a nexus of calm can not only help you,
it can help create an environment that helps everyone
around you. You’ll give your body a break, improve your
focus and even lower your blood pressure.” Sciandra is
a mindfulness expert and the author of “The Mindfulness
Habit: Six Weeks to Creating the Habit of Being
Present”. Contact her at kate@thehealingpresence.com

10. ==> Friday is Kids Music Day

Vincent James is on a mission to promote how valuable
and important music is in all of our lives:
academically, therapeutically or just overall making us
a happier society. To that end, his organization Keep
Music Alive is partnering with over 75 music schools
from 20 states across the country to launch the 1st
Annual “Kids Music Day” on Friday, October 7th. Music
schools will help celebrate this special day by holding
open houses, student performances and musical
instrument donation drives in their respective
communities.  “We recognize so many public schools
across the country are cutting or reducing their music
and arts programs. Research has shown how critical
music and art education are to developing our
children’s minds and character. Our mission is to
spotlight musical programs, and help raise awareness of
how valuable music really is to our children and our
collective future”.  Invite Vincent on your show to
talk about Kids Music Day and what your listeners can
do to help celebrate this important day in their
communities. Vincent James is also the founder of
KeepMusicAlive.org, KidsMusicDay.org, Teach Music
America week and author of the book “88+ Ways Music Can
Change Your Life”. Contact him at (610) 812-5231 (PA);

11. ==> Build a Solid Nest Egg in 15 Minutes a Week

Top stock market researcher, investor and expert Gary
Stone says everyday investors can use low-effort
strategies that take only 15 minutes a week to create
thriving stock market portfolios and comfortable
retirements while cutting loose from the financial
shackles of fee-ridden Target Date and active mutual
funds. “The primary reason people risk running out of
money in retirement is that they simply make the wrong
multi-decade investment choices for their retirement
nest egg while they are working,” Stone says. He’ll
discuss how to protect a nest egg from the next severe
bear market and why diversification is a poor risk
management strategy for multi-decade investing. Gary
Stone has helped thousands of ordinary investors with
straightforward and doable investment strategies.
Established in 1995, his company, Share Wealth Systems,
has pioneered a smarter approach to investing. Stone is
the author of “Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom
in 15 Minutes A Week.” Contact him at 800-392-1257;

12. ==> Your Kid Wants to Drop Out of College?

Colleges have been in session for several weeks now and
already some students have discovered it’s not their
cup of tea—at least not right now. Should parents freak
out? Try to get their kid to stay enrolled? College is
supposed to be the best time of your life, providing
the surest path to success. But that perception is
marred by harsh realities with huge pressures and an
even bigger price tag. Jake Heilbrunn, a 19-year-old
college dropout and one of the world’s youngest
motivational speakers, is committed to helping others
follow their intuition and pave their own path. Based
on his own remarkable experiences, he shares essential
life lessons that aren’t taught in a classroom. He’ll
discuss why so many students are anxious and depressed,
what millennials are searching for in college and
careers, and how young adults can follow their
intuition and pave their own path. Jake was a well-
adjusted Dean’s List student who dropped out of college
after becoming depressed, anxious and developing hives.
He then spent four months backpacking through Central
America by himself with no cellphone and no knowledge
of Spanish. His pilgrimage led him to realize there are
limitless ways to live and that people can create their
own destinies through self-reflection and then taking
action. An emerging leader of his generation, Jake has
reached thousands of people through his inspirational
videos and motivational talks at high schools. He’s the
author of “Off the Beaten Trail: A Young Man’s Soul-
Searching Journey Through Central America,” which he
funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Contact him at
(858) 750-0413; jakeheilbrunn@gmail.com

13. ==> Do the Ultimate Show for Parents!

The kids are back in school and for many parents and
children that means a return to a whole set of
troublesome problems: bullying, test anxiety,
separation anxiety, fear of failure, and low self-
esteem being among them. Whether their kids are
toddlers or teens Gudrun Penselin can explain how Bach
Flower essences can provide some true relief for some
of the most common childhood problems and concerns. A
Bach Flower practitioner and Clinical Herbal Therapist,
Gudrun has extensive experience working with kids who
have felt more confident and at ease after treatment
with specific flower essences. Skeptical? Find out how
and why these essences can be helpful. Gudrun holds
master’s degrees in education and physical education.
She is the author of the new book “Healing
Spirituality: A Practical Guide to Understanding and
Working with Bach Flowers.” Reach her at (780)
532-2464; gudrun@rainbowhealing.ca

14. ==> 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

15. ==> Fun Halloween Topic: Real Vampires

Halloween makes us think of bloodsuckers and things
that go bump in the night. But the truth is vampires
are real and many of them are sucking the life out of
your listeners right now. According to Michelle Nagel,
even the most innocuous looking person could be an
emotional vampire; it may be someone in your own home,
at work or even at the local grocery store—and no
strings of garlic, wooden stakes or crosses will work
with these soul suckers. Ask Nagel what you can do to
protect yourself from emotional vampires, how to
protect yourself from these predatory encounters and
why it’s important that you do so. She’s the author of
“Suffering is Optional: Step Out of Darkness into the
Light.” Contact her at (541) 414-7811, or

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