Newport, Rhode Island (PressExposure) February 02, 2009 -- Love, perseverance, and compassion for others describe the work of the remarkable guests on Positive Livingâ¢ talk radio with nationally recognized host Patricia Raskin in February on her newly expanded show on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. (ET), on 630WPRO AM, 99.7 FM, and streamed live on http://www.630wpro.com, and also heard online on voiceamerica.com every Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. (ET).
âThe expansion of my show to two hours on 630 WPRO â which I am thrilled about â allows me to bring listeners more insightful authors, celebrities, and experts who are so willing to share their research and personal journeys on how to overcome obstacles and challenges and make our dreams come true,â said Raskin, who is considered the guru of positive thinking and living in the lifestyle industry.
âThis month, my guests will celebrate the remarkable resilience of the human spirit and help us learn how de-stressing during these trying times makes more sense than ever before,â said Raskin. âAnd I am doubly excited to introduce a monthly feature segment with Mary Louise Fazzano, president of Giving Focus LLCÂ®, who will give us clear and practical advice on personal and professional transitions and career advancement. Mary Louise will be with me the last Sunday of each month, beginning this month on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. This is a not-to-be-missed showâ¦ join in the conversation.â
The Positive Livingâ¢ franchise has been on terrestrial airwaves in North Carolina, Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the last 13 years, and syndicated worldwide online for the last eight years. With top rated celebrity guests, authors, and experts like actress Jane Seymour, Gail Sheehy, Dr. Oz, John Gray MD, and James Van Praagh, the talk show already attracts thousands of listeners interested in living life to the fullest by hearing down-to-earth conversation about how to overcome obstacles in life with real stories of success and practical advise on turning challenges into solutions.
Raskin, whose broadcast career spans 25 years and includes producing television programs for FOX and PBS affiliates; producing and hosting over 800 on air and online radio shows; writing newspaper columns and publishing two books, is known as the âpowerhouse voice behind positive living.â Presently, Raskin produces and hosts a two hour show on Citadelâs leading station in Southern New England and a one hour show as a syndicated network host on voiceamerica.com. Her positive media messaging can also be accessed by logging onto her website at http://www.patriciaraskin.com to download show podcasts, signing up for her monthly e-newsletter, or networking with her through her blog posts.
For further information on the show or to engage the host for a speaking engagement for your organization or business, please contact 252-646-3716.
The following describes her February line up of guest interviews:
630WPRO AM and 99.7 FM and http://www.630wpro.com Sunday, noon to 2 p.m. (ET)
FEBRUARY 1 Gail Blanke, author and person extraordinaire will discuss her new book, Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life, and how to get rid of the physical and mental clutter that blocks success. Gail teaches us how to eliminate all of the physical and emotional clutter that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.
Hedy S. Wald, PhD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University who teaches first and second year medical students, will discuss the role compassionate care by doctors and the skill set required to achieve success with patients. Dr. Wald's publications have appeared in Newsweek, the Lancet, Family Medicine, and her recent essay in the Journal of the American Medical Association, "In the Here and Now" cited by the New York Times as âan excellent essay in eldercare.â Here, Dr. Wald, describes her personal experience in coping with her father's Alzheimer's dementia.
FEBRUARY 8 Richard Cohen, who suffers with multiple sclerosis, will talk about his bestselling book, âSTRONG AT THE BROKEN PLACES: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hopeâ - the remarkable true story of five ordinary people trapped in the complex world of serious chronic illness. Cohen is married to Today Show host Meredith Vieira.
Andrew Sherman, author of âRoad Rules: Be The Truck. Not The Squirrel,â and named one of the Top Ten Minds in Entrepreneurship by Fortune Magazine, will discuss how the time you spend behind the wheel teaches you more about lifeâs most meaningful lessons than you might think; how itâs never too late to change your path, and how the rules you must follow on the road are similar to the rules you must live by.
FEBRUARY 15 Greg Voisen will discuss Compassionate Communications, a company that is dedicated to connecting people in need of support and encouragement with compassionate individuals who want to reach out to them, and The Purple Couch, a social networking platform for the truth about what matters. Voisen will talk about how to find more meaning in our daily work; how to overcome our life and organizational challenges, and how to perform at your highest level with ease.
Jane Seymour, Emmy award-winning movie and television actress and author Jane Seymour will discuss the concept that words and art speak to every kind of love as described in her latest book, âIf Your Heart Is Open, It Can Never Stay Brokenâ - a celebration of life and love through a collection of poems, essays, quotes, and her equally inspirational âHealing Heartsâ paintings.
FEBRUARY 22 The real life story of the family who defied the Nazis in Poland during WW II and saved lives during the Holocaust as depicted in the Academy Award nominated movie âDefianceâ is the topic of conversation with Sharon Rennet, Robert Boesky, and Ruth Boesky Herrick â granddaughter, son and daughter of freedom fighter Tulia Boesky. These family members will discuss how the Nazi-persecuted man set up a self-sustaining village in the wilderness, successfully defied the Nazis, and maintained a self-contained society while losing only about 50 of their some 1,200 members.
Joe Fab, Emmy-nominated producer, writer and director, will discuss his documentary film, âPaper Clips,â a moving story about a classroom project in Tennessee that sparked one of the most inspirational and profound lessons in tolerance in the least likely places. This inspiring documentary film captures how classroom students responded to lessons they had learned in the school about the Holocaust which resulted with a promise to honor every lost soul by collecting one paper clip for each individual exterminated by the Nazis. âPaper Clipsâ was named one of the top five documentaries of 2004 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, and the films overriding message of patience, perseverance, empathy, and tolerance.
FEATURE SEGMENT: Career Transitions and Advancement with Mary Louise Fazing, President of Giving Focus LLCÂ®
Join the conversation the last Sunday of each month with Mary Louise Fazzano who will answer your questions and share her expertise and practical approach to managing personal and professional changes. Ms. Fazzano â a natural optimist â with superb listening skills and a dynamic career history of helping individuals and organizations reach their goals are exceptional examples of living life to the fullest.
http://WWW.VOICEAMERICA.COM Mondays at 2PMET/11AMPT
FEBRUARY 2 Tiffany Masters, medical intuitive, empathic alternative healer, clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient, will discuss her predictions for 2009 and how she assists others on their spiritual journey toward living a happier and healthier life by helping them to heal and restore their health on all levels of mind, body, and spirit through the use of many sacred traditions.
FEBRUARY 9 Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, author of his new book, âSoul Communications: Opening Your Spiritual Channels for Success and Fulfillment,â will teach us how we can help ourselves recover from stress and depression from the current financial crisis, and how his quest for efficient and effective ways to address health issues lead to the combination of his knowledge of energy learned through martial arts and acupuncture to create his own unique acupuncture system.
FEBRUARY 16 S.M. Lewis and Alida Brill: In the first half hour, S.M. Lewis, called the Master of Photomontage, will discuss how he used photomontage in the book, âOnce There Was a Shadow.â The second segment is devoted to a discussion with Alida Brill, social critic, essayist, author, and patient of Dr. Michael Lockshin. who will discuss her day-to-day struggles with autoimmune illness and the book âDancing At The Riverâs Edgeâ, an intimate dialogue between doctor and patient.
February 23 Sally Pipes, author of her new book, âThe Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizenâs Guide,â will discuss solutions for the problem of the uninsured and strategies for consumer-driven health care â one of the hottest national topics in America today.
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 on the FM dial. For more information, log onto http://www.patriciaraskin.com.