11/02/17 RTIR Newsletter: Manafort & Gates, Travel Faux Pas, Glass Ceilings

November 2, 2017

01. The Rise of Uzbek Terrorists
02. Vehicle Attacks: New Terrorist Tactic of Choice
03. How to Survive a Pedestrian Attack
04. Manafort & Gates’ Offshore Antics
05. Great Veterans Day Show – Helping a Hero
06. The Cost of Political Correctness
07. Why #MeToo Resonates
08. Time to Prep for Irritating Relatives
09. Fun Show: Travel Faux Pas
10. What to Know Before Going to the ER
11. How to Avoid Deadly Hospital-Acquired Infections
12. Like Tinder for Your House
13. How to Lead in Uncertain Times
14. Everyone’s Got a Glass Ceiling
15. How Your Stache Can Make a Difference

1. ==> The Rise of Uzbek Terrorists

The latest Manhattan Terror Attack appears to have been
conducted by an Uzbek and a worrying proportion of such
attacks worldwide are being carried out by Uzbeks,
including the ramming attack in Stockholm and the
Istanbul airport bombing. Beau Grosscup can explain how
the Uzbek regime’s mutual cooperation with the US in
the War on Terror may have actually caused the increase
in Uzbek terrorism. He’ll discuss how former British
Ambassador in Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, warned that the
support NATO countries were giving the appallingly
repressive Uzbek regime – military, financial and
political support – would cause hatred of the West
among Uzbeks. Beau Grosscup is a professor in the
Political Science department at California State
University Chico. He’s the author of several books,
including “The Newest Explosions of Terrorism.” Contact
him at bgrosscup@csuchico.edu

2. ==> Vehicle Attacks: New Terrorist Tactic of Choice

Peter Bergen says the once rarely used tactic of
vehicle attacks has become the tactic of choice for
terrorists in the West. “Terrorists, like school
shooters, learn from other attacks. And no tactic has
spread more quickly among terrorists in the West than
the use of trucks and other vehicles to carry out mass
casualty attacks.” Since 2014 there have been 15
vehicular attacks in the West by jihadist terrorists,
including Tuesday’s attack in Manhattan. And they’ve
been quite lethal, killing 142 people in the West since
2014, including the eight who died in Tuesday’s attack.
Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice
president at New America, a professor of practice at
Arizona State University and chairman of the Global
Special Operations Foundation. He is the author of
“United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s
Homegrown Terrorists.” Contact Dyana Messina at (212)
572-2098; dmessina@penguinrandomhouse.co

3. ==> How to Survive a Pedestrian Attack

The simple act of walking on a bike path or sidewalk
has become more dangerous than ever. Former British
Army Officer Chris Bird says everyone needs to be aware
of their surroundings at all times—but not to succumb
to fear. He’ll explain the 4Ds to avoid as well as why
you should only walk down streets in which there are
parked cars on the same side you are on, or walk facing
traffic, even on the sidewalk. And if you find yourself
caught in a chaotic, life-threatening situation, Bird
will discuss your two options: to run or hide, and if
you choose the latter, what distinguishes cover from
fire from concealment. Bird is the author of “Surviving
a Mass Killer Rampage” and a former San Antonio
Express-News crime reporter. Reach him at (210)
308-8191; cjbird@satx.rr.com

4. ==> Manafort & Gates’ Offshore Antics

President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort
and Manafort’s assistant, Rick Gates, have been
indicted on charges that include using unreported
offshore accounts to hide millions of dollars from the
IRS while Manafort led an over-the-top lifestyle. Using
laundered money, Manafort treated himself by buying
three homes, four Range Rovers and showering his
favorite landscaper with $820,000 in billings. Tax and
financial expert Abby Eisenkraft can speak about ways
the duo allegedly broke the law, what they should have
done and what regular people who may have foreign
accounts—there’s more of them than you’d think—need to
do to avoid IRS problems. Eisenkraft is the author of
“101 Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar.” Frequently
quoted by the press (Money, Newsday, The Street), she
is one of the leading experts on IRS problems and how
to avoid them. Contact her at (347) 598-0111;

5. ==> Great Veterans Day Show – Helping a Hero

This Veterans Day invite Meredith Iler to talk about
the Helping a Hero program that builds adapted homes
for severely wounded heroes injured in the post 9-11
Global War on Terror. Since Meredith founded the
organization in 2005, it has awarded over100 homes in
22 states. You’ll learn what an adapted house is and
how it can impact the lives of wheelchair bound
veterans and amputees. Among the recipients, a Master
Sergeant Marine who was burned in an IED explosion in
Iraq. His 12-year old committed suicide after being
bullied at school and he and his wife now use their
Helping a Hero home to welcome other struggling
veterans. Listeners will also learn how to nominate a
Wounded Hero to be considered for an adapted home.
Meredith Iler is chairman emeritus at Helping a Hero
and president of The Strategic Alliance. She’s the
author of the upcoming book “Parenting Patriots.”
Contact her at (832) 647-8683; meredithiler@aol.com

6. ==> The Cost of Political Correctness

The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new
national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults, finds that 71% of
Americans believe that political correctness has
silenced important discussions our society needs to
have. And the consequences are personal—58% of
Americans believe the political climate prevents them
from sharing their own political beliefs. Psychologist
Dr. John Huber can discuss why people are afraid of
sharing their political perspectives today and why more
Republicans (73%) say they keep some political beliefs
to themselves than Democrats (53%.) Huber will also
explain the impact political correctness has had on
America, as well as individual liberty and creativity.
John Huber, Ph.D., is a clinical forensic psychologist
and chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit
organization providing mental health services. Contact
Ryan McCormick at (516) 901-1103.

7. ==> Why #MeToo Resonates

One in four women have experienced sexual assault and
seventy-five percent of women have been the target of
harassment. The health impact of these events is life-
long. For example, three out of four obese women have
experienced inappropriate sexual attention at some
point in life. Invite Dr. Katherine Kelly, to address
the “whole health” effect of such events. Katherine
Kelly, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. is a licensed holistic
psychologist in her own psychotherapy and consulting
practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She’s the
author of “Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for
Radiant Living.” Contact her at (336) 406-8431;
kkelly@drkatherinetkelly.com or

8. ==> Time to Prep for Irritating Relatives

The holidays are around the corner and some of your
audience members are dreading being trapped at the
table with irritable uncles, guests who force their
political views on them, young adults and teens who
can’t keep their hands off each other and sleepy
relatives who snore their way through dessert. The best
way to achieve peace at the table, asserts Jaya Jaya
Myra, is to serve specific foods that will enhance
people’s moods. For instance, she’ll reveal how salad
can decrease sex drives (and what to add to enhance
people’s happiness levels), why avoiding whole grains
can keep people awake and perky and why your best
defense against troublesome relatives may be a latte
with some very unusual ingredients. Learn how the right
foods can prevent nearly anyone from being a pain in
your butt. Jaya Jaya Myra is the author of “Vibrational
Healing: Attain Balance & Wholeness. Understand Your
Energetic Type.” She’s been featured on Harry, Fox News
and in Readers Digest. Contact her at (347) 476-4358;

9. ==> Fun Show: Travel Faux Pas

You probably don’t realize it but as an American, you
are automatically doing some things that people in
other countries will find odd. You’ll find out what
they are—and get some laughs—when author Susanna
Janssen takes a more lighthearted approach to Us vs.
Them traveling style. For example, will your listeners
know which two countries besides the U.S. do not use
the metric system? Or how the rest of the world writes
the month, day and year and why getting this wrong on
your way to Cuba could cost you $100? Do you know why
many foreigners think Americans don’t know how to use a
knife and fork? Susanna will have you saying vive la
difference. She is a newspaper columnist and the author
of “Wordstruck!: The Fun and Fascination of Language.”
Reach her at (707) 272 1351 or sjanssen106@gmail.com

10. ==> What to Know Before Going to the ER

An injury, accident or illness can happen to anyone at
any time. That’s why it pays to be emergency room smart
sooner rather than later. Former ICU nurse Carmelita
Kinjo, who suffered a serious on-the-job injury that
led her to the ER, is now making it her mission to
school other people on how to get the best care under
the worst circumstances. Carmelita will offer tips on
avoiding intimidation, asking questions, telling if a
medical professional is truly listening to you and even
when to insist on dealing with a different physician
than the one assigned to you. She can also share
mistakes she made in seeking her own care after her
injury forced her to prematurely retire from her
nursing career. Her new book is “Stop the Pain.”
Contact her at (909) 253-1394; melykinjo@yahoo.com

11. ==> How to Avoid Deadly Hospital-Acquired

Each year more than 70,000 people die from hospital-
acquired infections (more deaths in one year than
American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
combined). Unfortunately, says Jeanne Dockins, the
public is still largely unaware that hospitals are
dangerous battlegrounds filled with infectious
landmines. As a surgical nurse at a level I trauma
center for over 30 years, Jeanne knows where these
infections originate and she says it is not from
medical professionals’ failure to wash their hands.
Interview her to find out how to reduce your chances of
getting a hospital-acquired infection like MRSA or
strep. You just might save some lives in doing so.
Jeanne is an RN, BSN and CNOR (Certified Nurse in the
Operating Room). Contact her at (520) 343-0222 or (419)
960-5460; jdockins@gmail.com

12. ==> Like Tinder for Your House

Online dating has become a mainstream way to find the
perfect mate so it’s no surprise that finding the
perfect buyer for your home could work the same way!
Andrew Smith says, “Sexy web appeal is your home’s new
curb appeal! Someone searching for a mate on eHarmony,
Match.com or Tinder likely wouldn’t ask you on a date
if they are not attracted to your profile. Similarly,
potential buyers won’t view (or buy) your home, if they
aren’t turned on by your home’s online presence.”
According to the National Association of Realtors, the
first step most buyers take is searching for properties
online. In fact, 51% of homebuyers found the perfect
match and purchased a home they found online. One in
five homebuyers made an offer before even seeing the
home in person! Invite Lisa and Andrew Smith to share a
revolutionary new concept to help people sell their
homes faster and for more money and learn how to avoid
7 costly mistakes most home sellers make. Lisa and
Andrew Smith have sold more than 1,000 homes. They have
appeared on numerous radio programs and are the authors
of “Swipe Right Matchmaking 101: Finding the Perfect
Mate for Your Home.” Contact them at 979-777-7677;

13. ==> How to Lead in Uncertain Times

Change and uncertainty—along with complexity and
responsibility—come standard with leadership. Whether
it’s a reorganization, mergers or natural disaster,
leadership expert Brenda K. Reynolds says, “Learning
how ‘to be’ when the answers are unclear is the most
important leadership muscle you can build but it’s not
typically taught in business schools.” Reynolds will
discuss how to go from the way things were to the way
they will be and why it’s critical to avoid rushing
through this uncomfortable period in between called
uncertainty. Instead, she advises, “Turn your “now
what?” moment into a “why not?” moment by recognizing
that those uncomfortable shifts provide opportunities
to make something even better out of the situation.”
Brenda K. Reynolds has been featured in Bloomberg News,
Business News Daily and on Starcom Radio Network. Her
new book is “TBD: To be Determined: Leading with
Clarity and Confidence in Uncertain Times.” Contact her
at (610) 639-5722; brenda@bkrconsult.com

14. ==> Everyone’s Got a Glass Ceiling

Just because you are not a woman or a minority does not
mean there isn’t a glass ceiling over your head—an
invisible barrier that prevents you from being more
successful at work. Leadership experts Roe and Don
Polczynski, Jr. say that nearly all of us have personal
glass ceilings and when companies ignore them, their
own corporate glass ceiling becomes thicker too. Roe
and Don can discuss what individuals can do to take a
hammer to their personal glass ceiling and what
management can and must do to help them crack it. A
recent Gallup survey found 67% of American workers
don’t care about their company’s mission. Increasingly,
employees want to feel that their boss listens to them
and treats their problems as their own. A more
empathetic workplace is not an option, Roe and Don say,
but a requirement. The couple have developed a life’s
formula to help people break through their glass
ceilings and reach their ideal future. It is contained
in their book, “Changing Your Equation.” Reach Roe and
Don at (315) 368-8661;

15. ==> How Your Stache Can Make a Difference

Movember is here! It’s the month when a little facial
hair goes a long way. This November the Movember
Foundation is again asking men of all types of
follicles to grow a stash to raise awareness and money
for prostate and testicular cancers as well as men’s
mental health and suicide prevention. Men start
Movember clean-shaven and grow only a moustache for the
month. Men and women can also commit to move every day
during Movember, or host a Movember event. Groups of
all kinds are encouraged to participate, from offices
to gyms and schools. Started in 2003, the Movember
movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring
support from over 5 million ‘Mo Bros’ and ‘Mo Sistas.’
Contact Shanetta McDonald at (310) 450-3331;

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