12/20/16 RTIR E-zine: Trump’s Tweets, Holidays and Pets, Saving 2017

December 20, 2016

01. A Brazen Russia Must Face US Retribution
02. Should You Trade on Trump’s Tweets?
03. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Glenn Frankel
04. Help! Last Minute Holiday Cooking
05. You Really Are Hearing Christmas Angels
06. Can Listeners Pass this Christmas Carol Quiz?
07. Pet-Proof Your Home for the Holidays
08. Before Computers: Old School Christmas Specials
09. Make it A Made in USA Christmas
10. Emotional Holiday Eating – Why it Feels Good
11. Expert Helps Make Resolutions Stick
12. Live without Regrets in 2017
13. Real Ways to Save the World in 2017
14. Have a Better Brain in 2017
15. High Anxiety Everywhere!

1. ==> A Brazen Russia Must Face US Retribution

According to Ivan Eland, “The way American news media
and politicians have characterized the Russian “threat”
has often been hysterical and overblown. Not any
longer. Intelligence agencies believe that Russia
hacked US political organizations to manipulate the
election — the core of any democracy.” President
Barack Obama has vowed to retaliate in the manner and
“at a time and place of our own choosing.” Eland says,
“The US response should be measured, confined to the
cyber arena, and initiated before President Obama
leaves office. The US cyber response should be swift
and robust to deter Russia and other nations from
engaging in future cyber shenanigans.” Ivan Eland is a
senior fellow and the director of the Center on Peace
and Liberty at the Independent Institute. He’s the
author of several books including “Recarving Rushmore:
Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and
Liberty.” Contact him at (703) 282-3484 (cell);
ieland@independent.org, @Ivan_Eland

2. ==> Should You Trade on Trump’s Tweets?

Donald Trump loves to tweet. Sure he stopped for a few
days before the election but now that he is President-
Elect, his tweets are back and some of them are moving
stock prices. Should you trade on Trump’s tweets?
Invite Peter Cohan to talk about what’s going on, and
what that means for investors. “If one were inclined to
try to anticipate Trump’s tweets and trade on them —
which I am not — one could look at the companies
planning to move jobs out of the US. According to Time,
Trump will ask chief of staff Reince Priebus for a list
of companies that have announced plans to leave the
United States. As Trump said, ‘I can call them myself.
Five minutes apiece. They won’t be leaving. O.K.?’ And
Trump could tweet about these conversations.” Peter
Cohan has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN,
CNBC, PBS’s Wall $treet Week, and New England Cable
News (NECN). His latest book is “Hungry Start-up
Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources
and Unlimited Vision.” Contact him at (508) 460-9348
(MA); (508) 361-3805 (cell) or peter@petercohan.com

3. ==> Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Glenn Frankel

Glenn Frankel is a longtime Washington Post reporter,
editor and bureau chief. His latest project explores
the Hollywood blacklist and the making of the classic
western High Noon. Frankel says the film is known for
the memorable performances by Gary Cooper and Grace
Kelly, but what many people don’t know is that it was
written by Carl Foreman, a former Communist who
intended it to be a parable about the Hollywood
blacklist. He’ll explain how, during filming, Foreman
is forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-
American Activities about his former membership in the
Communist Party. He’ll share stories of some of
Hollywood’s most talented writers and producers and how
they navigated the era of Hollywood’s Red Scare.
Frankel’s new book is “High Noon: The Hollywood
Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.”
Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer at (703) 646-5137

4. ==> Help! Last Minute Holiday Cooking

Holiday dinners are the annual culinary challenge in
many American households. We agonize over what to make,
when to make it, and even how to fit everything in the
oven! Let the Wall Street Journal’s feature food
columnist Gail Monaghan share the secrets you need to
make this year’s holiday meal stress-free. She’ll share
both money and time-saving tips, do ahead dinner menus
to beat the clock, and ways to make your leftovers pay
off. Monaghan is the author of “Lost Desserts” and “The
Entrees” cookbooks, and has been teaching cooking
classes for more than two decades in Manhattan. Her new
cookbook is “It’s All in The Timing.” Contact Gary Duff
at gary.s.duff@gmail.com.

5. ==> You Really Are Hearing Christmas Angels

Christmas is the season of angels. Everywhere you look
there’s an angel, twinkling lights and bells. It’s just
the magic of the holiday, right? Sue Pighini says,
“Angels are all around us every day (right over our
right shoulder) but they can especially be felt at
Christmastime.” The former corporate executive says, “I
have had several angelic encounters that saved my
life.” She’ll cover such things as trusting your
intuition and conquering fear of the unknown. She’ll
also share her own story of a life transformed after
she was struck by lightning, held up by gunpoint and
survived cancer. Now a transformation life coach,
clinical hypnotherapist and intuitive healer, Sue will
explain what an angel is, whether everyone has their
own angels, and how to communicate with them. Sue is
the author of “Expect the Extraordinary: Angelic
Messages, Spiritual Encounters and the Soul of Skye,”
about her life-long transformation with the help of her
angelic guides. Contact her at sue@SuePighini.com

6. ==> Can Listeners Pass this Christmas Carol Quiz?

Can your audience members identify what inspired such
favorite Christmas carols as “Joy to the World,” “Hark
the Herald Angles Sing” or “It Came Upon a Midnight
Clear”? They will be able to after an appearance by
David Pedersen. He can share such tidbits as which
carol was the first to be broadcast in space and what
holiday was “Jingle Bells” originally supposed to
celebrate. This year, not only will your listeners
listen to and sing carols but they will also come away
with insights that will give them the ability to keep
Christmas in their hearts all year long. He’s a retired
corporate executive, bible study leader and author of
“Take Time for God’s Word.” Contact him at (630)
408-1079; davidapedersen@aol.com

7. ==> Pet-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

As you’re decorating the house for the holidays and
preparing for family gatherings, don’t forget to
include your pets in your plans. Got a cat and a
Christmas tree this year? A daughter who’s bringing her
new puppy? Diane Rose-Solomon will help you pet-proof
your house for the holidays. Whether your hosting a
crowd for dinner and have a skittish pet, or are taking
a road trip with your four-legged friend, Diane will
run down the biggest holiday pet hazards and share tips
to keep everyone (including Fido) happy and healthy
this holiday season. Diane Rose-Solomon is a certified
humane education specialist, animal advocate and pet
lover. She is the author of several fiction and non-
fiction books including “What to Expect When Adopting a
Dog.” Contact Kathleen Kaiser at (805) 607-6717;

8. ==> Before Computers: Old School Christmas Specials

Before cable TV and computerized animation, millions of
kids waited all year to see their favorite holiday
classics like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-
Nosed Reindeer. Invite the Rankin/Bass Productions
official historian/biographer Rick Goldschmidt to share
trivia about the Christmas specials including who made
them and how they did it. He’ll also tell you which
special is the longest running, highest rated TV
special of all time. Goldschmidt is the author of
several books including the new, 20th Anniversary
Edition of his acclaimed “The Enchanted World of
Rankin/Bass.” Contact him at rickgoldsc@aol.com

9. ==> Make it A Made in USA Christmas

Want to show your pride and support American-made
goods? “Buy American!” says Todd Lipscomb, founder of
MadeinUSAForever.com. He says it’s not only possible to
make it a Made in USA Christmas, it’s very important
for our economy. Todd is an Asia business expert who
was so haunted by what he learned there, that he has
become a leader in the American-Made effort. A veteran
of hundreds of interviews, he is a popular, interesting
guest and the author of “Re-Made in the USA.” Call or
text Todd at 949) 547-1788; Todd@MadeinUSAForever.com

10. ==> Emotional Holiday Eating – Why it Feels Good

We do a lot of eating through holidays, some of it
good, and some of it not-so-healthful. Let’s face it,
we’re stressed out, tired and dealing with family we
rarely see. Is it any wonder so many people put on a
few pounds during the holidays? Renée Jones says, “We
often stuff down our feelings and follow them with a
food chaser. If you can stop for a moment and hang out
with those feelings, you can push out the cravings and
get what you really need.” After 40 years on a diet to
counter her emotional eating, Renee finally overcame
the triggers of comfort eating and freed herself from
that yo-yo. She’ll share a 4-step process for dealing
with the drive to use food for comfort, as well as
surprising shopping tips, and what you should – and
don’t need to – look for in food ingredients. Renee
Jones is a counselor with an international private
practice serving clients in the U. S., United Kingdom,
Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Australia, and
New Zealand. Her new book is “What’s Really Eating You?
Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating.” Contact her
at (817) 938-6250 (TX); renee@packyourownbag.com

11. ==> Expert Helps Make Resolutions Stick

Year after year, people make New Year’s resolutions
they’ll never keep. Akram Alashari, M.D., says the
problem isn’t with the resolutions, it’s the way people
approach them. “Every year people are faced with the
same dilemma,” Dr. Alashari says. “Making New Year’s
resolutions is supposed to be fun and exciting, but
more often than not the process turns into an
additional stressor, headache, and hassle.” Invite the
author of “The Power of Peak State” to share a few
simple tips that will make all the difference and help
listeners accomplish their New Year goals. Akram
Alashari became a physician at 23 and did his surgical
residency training at the University of Connecticut. He
completed fellowship training in trauma surgery and
surgical critical care at the University of Florida.
Alashari is the youngest double board-certified surgeon
in the United States. He is the author of The Power of
Peak State and creator of the upcoming program, “Peak
Performing Parents: How to Get Your Children to Achieve
Straight As.” Contact him at 407-617-4795 or email

12. ==> Live without Regrets in 2017

Imagine what it would be like to spend the next year
living life to the fullest, making a difference in
other people’s lives and moving past any setback that
comes your way. With Don Armstrong as your guest, your
listeners will stand a good chance of doing that. Don’s
wake-up call came from a leukemia diagnosis more than
ten years ago but he says no one needs such a diagnosis
to learn to reevaluate their priorities as he did. Don
will share lessons about adversity, purpose, goal-
setting and taking action as well as his incomparable
journey. Since his health was restored he ran five
marathons and five half-marathons in one year,
cofounded a nonprofit that raised more than $135,000
for blood cancer research and has dedicated himself to
helping others change their priorities. Don is the
author of “Finish YOUR Race: Empower Your Life with
Strategies from a Cancer Survivor.” Reach him at (817)
917-5919; ftwortharmstrong@yahoo.com

13. ==> Real Ways to Save the World in 2017

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you think about some
of the environmental and health challenges facing the
world today. But environmental consultant Ellen Moyer,
Ph.D., says, “Whether we like it or not, or know it or
not, our small actions repeated day after day add up to
huge impacts! Consumers inescapably weigh in on a vast
array of issues every day. We make a difference with
each bite we take.” She’ll discuss how healthy eating
is nearly impossible for many people who simply can’t
afford it because of the unfair advantage. industrial
food production enjoys over organic food production.
She’ll share easy but powerful ways to significantly
improve your health and the health of our environment,
and the best way to use your resources (money and
otherwise) wisely. Dr. Ellen Moyer is a registered
professional engineer with 30 years of environmental
consulting experience. She’s a regular contributor to
The Huffington Post and has presented more than 100
seminars in North America and Europe. Her soon-to-be-
released book is “Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves:
How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World.”
Contact her at (413) 862-3452; ellenmoyer@em-green.com

14. ==> Have a Better Brain in 2017

Your listeners are thinking about their New Year’s
resolutions right now so why not do a show on ways to
have a better brain next year? Dr. Stacey Robinson, a
functional medicine physician, will share ten steps for
optimizing your brain for better memory, better health
and a better chance of avoiding dementia down the road.
Dr. Robinson, author of “Road Map to Health,” will
explain what you should be eating, which daily
supplements to take, why your toothbrush type matters,
and what special blood tests to ask your physician
about. She’s an experienced guest on TV and national
radio. Reach her at (727) 329-8859 (office) or

15. ==> High Anxiety Everywhere!

Have you noticed how celebs, friends and colleagues are
all of a sudden sharing how they feel? Even an
embarrassing thing like anxiety! Are more people
getting anxiety or are more people talking about it?
Psychotherapist Jodi Aman says anxiety is now an
epidemic in our culture. She’ll explain what to do if
you have it, how to know if you need help, and what you
need to know to understand, prevent and stop suffering
from anxiety and stress. Afraid of flying? Dread
holiday parties? Need help setting personal boundaries?
Jodi can share ways to deal with anxiety triggers and
talk with friends and colleagues about anxiety that
will make everyone feel better. Jodi Aman is the author
of “You 1, Anxiety 0.” Contact her at (585) 233-8979;

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