02/16/17 RTIR E-zine: IRS Red Flags, President’s Day, Journalism and Politics

February 16, 2017

FR: Lauren Healy and Chris Morabito, Editors, Radio-TV
Interview Report Newsletter
01. ‘Impeach Trump’ Movement Grows
02. Did ‘Intelligence Community’ Take out Flynn?
03. He Discovered the Lost City of the Monkey God
04. Bummer: Millennial Women Really Depressed
05. Beyond Valentine’s Day – Heart Health
06. Presidents’ Day – Their Legacies and Yours
07. Journalism and Politics
08. What’s Next for NAFTA?
09. Will Sessions End Medical Marijuana?
10. ObamaCare vs. TrumpCare
11. Could You Pass a Black History Quiz?
12. Top IRS Red Flags for 2017
13. The Best Way to Prepare Kids for Test-Taking
14. How’s Your Inner-Selfie?
15. Make America Peaceful Again: Yoga

1. ==> ‘Impeach Trump’ Movement Grows

Less than a month since President Donald Trump took
office, several groups have organized and are launching
ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org. Today they presented a
petition with more than 850,000 signers to Congress
calling on the House of Representatives to initiate an
impeachment investigation into President Trump’s
business dealings, including violations of the U.S.
Constitution’s foreign emoluments and domestic
emoluments clauses and other federal law. George
Washington University law professor Catherine Ross
says, “President Trump has challenged the rule of law
by saying laws about ethics and corruption don’t apply
to him — but he can’t say that about the domestic
emoluments clause because its language is clear. It
applies only to the President.” She adds, “The bar
against domestic emoluments is mandatory — Congress
cannot waive it. Impeachment is not to be undertaken
lightly, but it is the remedy the Constitution
provides.” Ross is author of “Lessons in Censorship:
How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First
Amendment Rights.” Contact her at cross@law.gwu.edu;

2. ==> Did ‘Intelligence Community’ Take out Flynn?

Michael Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned
Monday night after it was revealed that he’d misled
Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House
officials about his conversations with the Russian
ambassador to the United States. Journalist Gareth
Porter says there’s more to the story. “Flynn is a
figure with a dark side, but hype regarding an
‘illegal’ meeting with Russian ambassador never made
sense. I’m glad he’s gone, but the leaks hinting Logan
Act treason should be recognized as ‘intelligence
community’ political manipulation.” Porter is an
investigative journalist and the author of
“Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran
Nuclear Scare.” His most recent piece is “Ignore the
tough talk – Trump’s Iran policy will be much like
Obama’s.” Contact him at porter.gareth50@gmail.com,

3. ==> He Discovered the Lost City of the Monkey God

Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors
have circulated about an ancient White City of immense
wealth hidden in the Honduran interior. Indigenous
tribes spoke of ancestors who had fled there to escape
the Spanish, warning that anyone who disturbs this
sacred city will fall ill and die. Meet Douglas Preston
– writer and 2015 expedition member of the team that
discovered the Lost City of the Monkey God in the
Mosquitia jungle. You’ll hear all about the incredible
discovery and the life-threatening events that
followed. Most of the expedition succumbed to “the
curse of the Monkey God,” falling ill in a virulent
outbreak of Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis or ‘white
leprosy,’ the world’s second-deadliest parasite after
Malaria. Preston is the author of “The Lost City of the
Monkey God: A True Story.” Contact Johanna Ramos-Boyer
at (703) 646-5137; johanna@jrbcomm.com

4. ==> Bummer: Millennial Women Really Depressed

Millennials report higher rates of depression than any
other generation and are now the biggest sector of the
workforce, creating new challenges in work culture and
mental health treatment. A growing body of research
suggests that young workers are increasingly adding
mental health days to their personal days, and young
women are particularly at risk. Frieda Birnbaum, Ph.D.,
says a generation of depressed teen girls are now young
women in the workplace, and that makes mental health
issues work issues. Dr. Birnbaum will discuss the role
of social media and overstimulation in Millennials’
problem adapting to a structured 9-to-5 workday and
offer suggestions for young adults experiencing
depression or anxiety at work. Dr. Frieda Birnbaum is a
research psychologist, psychoanalyst and author of ”
Life Begins at 60: A New View on Motherhood, Marriage,
and Reinventing Ourselves.” She’s an expert on
depression and women’s issues. Contact Ryan McCormick
at (516) 901-1103; (919) 377-1200 or

5. ==> Beyond Valentine’s Day – Heart Health

Before you take down the Valentine’s Day decorations,
let’s remember that February is also American Heart
Month. Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the two
top causes of death worldwide. Invite University of
Chicago cardiologist Amit Patel, M.D. to discuss why
heart failure rates are increasing in the United
States, and why cardiovascular disease remains the
leading cause of death, even though the mortality rate
from cardiovascular disease is falling. Dr. Patel will
share the latest technologies to treat heart disease
and failure, including cutting-edge, non-invasive
imagery that plays a key role in diagnosis without
exposing patients to radiation. Dr. Amit Patel is
associate professor of Medicine and Radiology at the
University of Chicago and a member of the Society of
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Contact Beth Drost
at (215) 884-6488;

6. ==> Presidents’ Day – Their Legacies and Yours

President Obama has left the White House and numerous
articles have been written speculating on what his
legacy will be. While it is too soon to know how
history will judge Obama’s eight years in office or
what he will do in the coming years, millions of
Americans are watching his transition to ordinary
citizen with great interest. As President’s Day
approaches, Obama’s story is sparking discussions about
what it means to make a difference and leave a legacy.
So says Robb Lucy, known as The Legacy Coach, the
author of the new book, “How Will You Be Remembered? A
Guide to Creating and Enjoying Your Legacies Now.” Lucy
learned throughout his career that “the happiest, most
fulfilled people are those who use their ‘signature
strengths’ to create legacies that connect them to
others, positively affect lives now… and will
continue to do that when they’re gone.” He’ll discuss
what it means to live your legacy and why you don’t
have to be famous to leave a legacy. An experienced
storyteller, Robb Lucy is a retired journalist, writer,
and producer. Contact him at (604) 874-7700;
7. ==> Journalism and Politics

Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United
States—with a unified government under GOP control. The
‘Free Press’ is now the only check on the unbridled
power of the Trump Administration. Invite Michael
McCray, a public interest advocate and expert on
whistleblowing, to discuss the importance of
journalism, whistleblowers and the role of the First
Amendment. McCray was personally bullied, intimidated
and retaliated against after he reported improprieties
at his federal job before being forced out. He says
America needs principled individuals now more than
ever. Contact him at (870) 543-0024;

8. ==> What’s Next for NAFTA?

We live in interesting times, as disruption is the new
normal for most businesses —from Brexit to President
Trump’s challenging the value of free trade, including
revisiting NAFTA. Will leaving or changing NAFTA really
help bring manufacturing jobs back to America? While
this sounds logical, international trade is more
complex than most people realize. Customers expect low
prices and want a huge range of products to choose
from. Can we redesign the principles of free trade and
still keep customers happy? Robert Martichenko brings a
valuable perspective as a Canadian American business
owner and leading expert on supply chain management. He
can discuss the big questions surrounding the current
discussions on trade agreements and why global supply
chains may be here to stay. Martichenko is CEO and
founder of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, an award-winning
business author, novelist and international speaker.
Contact Marcia Jones at (859) 308-8689;

9. ==> Will Sessions End Medical Marijuana?

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said his
administration would “do” medical marijuana and let
states decide about legalization for themselves. But
newly confirmed US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has
made it clear he opposes marijuana legalization. “Good
people don’t smoke marijuana,” he’s on record saying.
So many are now wondering what Sessions will do about
marijuana policy and whether he’ll enforce federal
marijuana laws. Chronic pain expert Cindy Perlin says
many will suffer without access. “Twenty-nine states
and the District of Columbia now have medical marijuana
access and millions of chronically ill patients are
getting relief for the first time from this miracle
plant.” Perlin will discuss how medical marijuana works
and what type of conditions it treats, as well as the
current political climate and what can be done to
protect and increase access. Perlin is a licensed
social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner and
chronic pain survivor who has appeared on numerous
radio and TV programs. She’s the author of “The Truth
About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst
Strategies for Becoming Pain Free.” Contact her at
(518) 439-6431; cperlin@nycap.rr.com

10. ==> ObamaCare vs. TrumpCare

President Barack Obama tried to unify the country’s
health care under one roof, yet by many accounts, he
failed to properly organize and successfully
orchestrate the Affordable Health Care plan. Invite
senior health advisor Janet Rich Pittman to discuss
what we can expect under President Trump. With a
billionaire business owner/entrepreneur now tackling
our nation’s health problems, what changes are in the
wind? How will Trump’s proposed changes affect not only
the health of Medicare beneficiaries and health for
seniors but health for all Americans?” Pittman will
talk about the benefits seniors gained through the ACA
(Obama Care), and discuss some of the Trump
Administration’s proposed plans and what the changes
would mean for seniors. A past political marketer and
activist, Janet is now known as The Brain Nerd,
specifically a Dementia Prevention Specialist. She’s
author of the soon-to-be released “It’s There: 5 Simple
Ways to Find Your Memory and Prevent It from Leaving.”
Contact her (251) 648.0325; Janet @TheBrainNerd.com.

11. ==> Could You Pass a Black History Quiz?

How much do your listeners know about the
accomplishments of African Americans? Put them to the
test for Black History Month with the help of author
Tami Gilbert. Everyone is sure to learn something in
this inspiring show. For example, can you name
America’s first black billionaire (hint he was the
first black man to head an NYSE-listed company)? Who
was the first black playwright with a play on Broadway?
What was the name of America’s first black secretary of
state? What was Malcolm X’s real name? How old was
Martin Luther King Jr. when he entered college? Gilbert
is drawn to people who have persevered to achieve great
things as she has done. She was abandoned by her father
at age eight and lived for a time in a relative’s dank
basement. Despite her disadvantages, Gilbert worked
three jobs at the same time to put herself through
college, earning a master’s degree in nursing and an
MBA. Her book is “Courage to Persevere: A Compelling
Story of Struggle, Survival and Triumph.” Contact her
at (312) 218-1744; info@tamigilbert.com
12. ==> Top IRS Red Flags for 2017

It’s already February, and time to start thinking about
taxes. This year the IRS is back in full force,
looking for scams and tax cheats. Of course, that’s not
you, (or your listeners), but what will the IRS be
looking for this year? Join tax pro Abby Eisenkraft in
a fun discussion about the latest targets for the IRS.
The author of “101 Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar,”
Abby will help your audience steer clear of IRS
problems. She can also enlighten your audience on IRS
scams so new you’ve never heard of them and how to stay
safe. Frequently quoted by the press, Abby is one of
the leading experts on IRS problems and how to avoid
them. Contact her at (347) 598-0111;

13. ==> The Best Way to Prepare Kids for Test-Taking

Whether your child is taking the Common Core State
exams or other state testing, the heat is on in the
classroom and everyone involved is totally stressed out
and frazzled. Invite Heather Arabadjis to share ways
to beat this year’s testing season with inside tips and
concrete strategies everyone needs to know. She’ll also
help with ways to make sure your kid doesn’t become a
victim of testing anxiety, and a growing culture of
students who are failing at a young age. Heather
Arabadjis has 14 years of experience in the education
industry and is the author of the children’s series
Monster Mas. Contact her at (718) 510-3736;

14. ==> How’s Your Inner-Selfie?

Social media is full of selfies taken by everyone from
the president to the pope and ordinary people. We love
them because they are fun, quick and attention-getting.
They are also superficial. Married duo Roe and Don
Polcyznski Jr. want to tell your listeners about a
deeper form of selfie they call an inner-selfie.
They’ll explain what it is (briefly, a way of looking
at your life that lets you grasp your true potential
and ultimately create your ideal future). The authors
of “Changing Your Equation” say most of us have never
taken a good look at our personalities, natural
tendencies, talents and interests and therefore don’t
know ourselves as well as we think. Reach Roe and Don
at (315) 368-8661; RoeandDon@ChangingYourEquation.com

15. ==> Make America Peaceful Again: Yoga

Is your audience suffering from political overload and
the winter blahs? Teresa Power, a leading yoga expert,
will share quick and easy yoga and meditation tips to
help your listeners reduce stress and maximize hope.
Power will discuss real-world ways families can find
inner peace in this time of outer turmoil, from doing a
few simple yoga poses to limiting time on social media
and trying a meditation app. Power is an
internationally recognized yoga expert and bestselling
author of the award-winning book series, The ABCs of
Yoga for Kids. With over 30 years of yoga experience,
she ignites a passion for health and fitness through
yoga in both adults and children. She is also the
founder of International Kids’ Yoga Day whose mission
is to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga for
children around the world. Contact her at (310)
266-7705; teresa@abcyogaforkids.com

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