Newport, RI (PressExposure) February 18, 2009 -- The historic legacy behind the Academy Award nominated movie "Defiance" â a true record of events based on the life of Tuvia Bielski who saved nearly 1200 Jews by building a village deep in the forest of war-torn Poland during World War II â will come to life on Positive Livingâ¢ talk radio with host Patricia Raskin, Sunday, Feb. 22, at noon on 630 WPRO, 99.7 FM, and around the world on 630wpro.com. Other guests during the two hour show include Joe Fab, writer/director of the award-winning documentary, "Paper Clips" and Mary Louise Fazzano, President of Giving Focus LLC - a career transition and advancement firm.
Raskin, whose Positive Livingâ¢ talk show is heard every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., will start her popular show with an interview with the daughter, son, and granddaughter of freedom fighter Tuvia Bielski and how he came to establish a self-sustaining society of hundreds of Jews in the wilderness of Poland to escape the threat of the Nazis, and how he successfully defied his enemy for the sake of generations of children to come.
âAfter seeing the movie, I vowed to reach out to the family of this brave and courageous man to hear first-hand how one man made such a difference in the lives of so many people,â said Raskin. âIf ever there was a story to be told about hope and inspiration, this is the one. Listeners will be riveted to learn how this remarkable man came to become a hero among us through sheer will-power and the desire to help his fellow man.â
Sharon Rennert, granddaughter, Robert Bielski, son, and Ruth Bielski Ehrreich, daughter of Tuvia Bielski, will join Raskin for a one hour interview. These family members will discuss the âstory behind the storyâ passed down to them by their father and grandfather that is the basis for the 2008 epic movie, "Defiance" directed by Edward Zwick and staring, Daniel Craig.
âUltimately, the film celebrates and memorializes the survival of something unthinkable, and a group of people for whom defiance meant, at heart, that they would push against the growing darkness and carry onâ to live, writes the Seattle Times movie reviewer in January.
Also on tap for her weekend show in the second hour is a discussion with Joe Fab, Emmy-nominated producer, writer and director, who will talk about his documentary film, âPaper Clips.â This is another true story about young students in Tennessee who responded to lessons they learned about the Holocast by collecting one paper clip for each individual exterminated by the Nazis to honor every lost soul. âPaper Clipsâ was named one of the top five documentaries of 2004 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, for the films overriding message of patience, perseverance, empathy, and tolerance.
Rounding out the popular two-hour, Sunday talk show is a feature segment with Mary Louise Fazzano, President of Giving Focus LLC, who will answer questions and provide advice to listeners on personal and career transitions and advancement â one of the hottest topics of interest today as the economy sours and jobs are at a premium.
For further information, log on to http://www.patriciaraskin.com or call 252-646-3716.
About Patricia Raskin, M.Ed. Patricia Raskin, M.Ed, is the producer and host of the award-winning Positive Livingâ¢ radio program, and owner of Raskin Resources Production, Inc. She is a media coach and sought-after motivational speaker with headquarters in Newport, RI. Patricia is the author of Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living, and Success, Your Dream and You. As the founder and passion behind positive media programs for the past 25 years, she has hosted and produced television programs on FOX and PBS affiliates, and on the radio on WTKF and the NPR affiliate Public Radio East in North Carolina. Currently she hosts and produces internationally acclaimed on-air, online and on demand radio talk shows. Famous for their prestigious and national line up of guests, Patriciaâs Positive Livingâ¢ programs can be heard on voiceamerica.com and on Southern New Englandâs leading radio station, 630 WPRO-AM and 99.7 FM and online at http://www.630wpro.com. For more information, log onto http://www.patriciaraskin.com.