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The Patricia Raskin Show


Relationships, health, spirituality, finances and community concerns, reclaim control of all areas of your life with the power of positive thinking. Patricia Raskin and her guests will bring you practical, positive solutions for a happy, empowered and successful life.


East Greenwich, RI




Relationships, health, spirituality, finances and community concerns, reclaim control of all areas of your life with the power of positive thinking. Patricia Raskin and her guests will bring you practical, positive solutions for a happy, empowered and successful life.




P.O. Box 1439 East Greenwich, RI 02818 401-398-8114


Bill Hanney - Theatre by the sea

Bill Hanney, is owner and producer of Theatre By The Sea in Wakefield, Rhode Island and North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts. Theatre By The Sea, which is on the National Register of Historic places and is located on the ancestral lands of the Narragansett People, has had many incarnations over the years. Bill Hanney purchased the property and historic theatre in 2007 and the theatre continues to produce a four-musical subscription season along with a children's theatre series. Bill Hanney's company, Entertainment Cinemas, currently owns and operates seven movie theaters across four states. He is an award winning business owner and has been recognized as business person of the year. Bill has remained focused on his movie theater chain, having purchased, built, owned, operated, and sold over 30 theaters. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce presented him with the 2015 Leslie S. Ray Hall of Fame Award. Bill is a member of the League of Broadway Producers and has worked on several new musicals as well as the recent revival of Pippin. Bill also puts on Cape Live, a summer entertainment series at Hyannis' Barnstable Performing Arts Center. Bill will discuss this season's shows at both Theatre by the Sea and North Shore Music Theatre with a behind the scenes look at the making of the shows.


Encore: Lynne Twist - Can one Person Make a Difference

Lynne Twist, a recognized global visionary is the founder of the Soul and, of Money Institute and author of the best-selling, book The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life”. Over the past 40 years Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries. A graduate from Stanford University, she is a nationally recognized global visionary devoted to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, and promoting social justice and environmental sustainability for the past 40 years. She has given speeches at the United Nations Beijing Women's Conference and the State of the World Forum. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Woman of Distinction award from the United Nations. Lynne's on-the-ground work has helped bring her a clear understanding of people's behavior with money. She as well has been guiding the philanthropy of some of the world's wealthiest families. ?She will discuss her newest book Living a Committed Life which offers profound insights and tools that offer a sense of excitement and opportunity while navigating these evolutionary times.


Jackie Lapin - The Art of Getting Booked

Jackie Lapin is the founder of Conscious Media Relations, a media relations firm that matches authors, speakers, and coaches with over 4000 radio hosts looking for interviews with personal development industry leaders. After becoming a best-selling author in the genre and realizing she wanted to devote her highly defined media relations skills to being a force for transformation in the world, she focused the agency on this sector. The World Poker Tour (where she was instrumental in launching the worldwide poker phenomenon), Toyota, Upper Deck, The Golf Channel, Disney, Seagrams, Mazda, Avon, Showtime, PetSmart, AT&T, The National Hockey League, the Los Angeles Marathon, and others have been among her clients. Jackie, will discuss how she has helped people for over 35 years increase their media presence. This includes their exposure in print and electronic media, as well as their participation in conferences and events.


Tyler Martin - The Factor of Friction

Tyler Martin is a certified personal trainer, collegiate athlete, and former high school wrestling coach. His fitness system changed his life by assisting him and his family in developing lifelong fitness habits that work around their hectic schedules. Tyler's innovative approach to fitness and behavior change enables him to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working full-time as a marketer, business owner, researcher, writer, and husband. He began a serious quest in 2010 to identify and implement the most effective and long-lasting fitness practices. After much trial and error, he developed a system that worked for him, and then spent five years making that system accessible and adaptable for other busy people. Tyler, author of The Friction Factor, will discuss how to achieve your fitness goals with 20-minute workouts, a simple core meal plan, and how to eliminate friction—the inefficient use of time and energy. Habits are our tool for automating behaviors so that they can be performed more easily and with less conscious effort. By developing good fitness habits, you increase the likelihood that they will be followed on a regular basis, allowing you to reap the benefits of fitness more consistently.


Alan Abbey - Is Your Home Secure?

Alan Abbey, a Rhode Island native who graduated from the University of Rhode Island and previously worked in the IT field for 35 years. Before making the switch, a mold remediation company looking to expand into Rhode Island obtained certification for mold inspections and learned air quality testing. There are hundreds of thousands of different mold spores, and we can identify them all. Non-mold contaminants and irritants can be identified through allergen air quality testing. Our samples are sent to Independent AIHA EMLAP Accredited Laboratories, which provide reporting on which molds were encountered during our sampling, as well as spore counts (concentrations) and explanations for each one. Pollen, pet dander, and fiber contaminants are among the allergens identified in these reports. They use CRM (Continuous Radon Measurement) devices, which record and report hourly radon, temperature, barometric pressure, and relative humidity readings, all of which are important in radon gas measurement in a property. For longer-term radon measurements, they also use electret ion chambers. Short-term radon measurement lasts between 2 and 90 days, while long-term radon measurement lasts 91 days or more. Alan will talk about his company, Abbey Environmental Testing Services, and the home services they offer, such as mold inspection and air quality control. and how to safeguard your home.


Meryl Frank - The Answers to Life

Meryl Frank is the former mayor of New Jersey and the president of Makeda Global Network, an international consulting firm that works with thousands of women worldwide. Obama appointed her as a United States Representative and later as an Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Frank rose to prominence in 2000, when she led a grassroots campaign against Highland Park, New Jersey's deeply entrenched political machine, and was elected mayor for the next ten years. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her as US Representative and, later, Ambassador to the United Nations. The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). She was honored for her global work on behalf of women. The Jerusalem Post named the world's 50 most powerful Jews. She graduated from Livingston College, Rutgers University, and Yale University with master's degrees in public health, political science, and international relations. Meryl, author of Unearthed, will talk about her journey to find answers to the questions that have defined her life as she searches for her lost family legacy: How do we honor such memories without becoming consumed by them?


Paula Marshall - Studying the Spirit of Corporations

Paula Marshall is the CEO of the Bama Companies, Inc, which manufactures oven-ready products for customers in the quick-service and casual restaurant industry and private label products for retail in more than 17 countries. As CEO, Paula provides strategic leadership and direction to the entire organization. Her vision stands as a beacon for Bama team members, inspiring the organization to achieve the Bama mission – “People Helping People Be Successful. For her commitment to others, she has been recognized with numerous awards and recognitions, including induction to the Tulsa Hall of Fame, Advocate of the Year for DVIS. Paula is the author of four books, including Finding the Soul of Big Business and The Executive Entrepreneur. Paula will give tips on how to make work fulfilling and productive. She will touch upon how people, especially the employees and customers are the reason for business and how employees/teammembers who understand this theme will succeed.


Jeremy & Rhonda Stein - The Magic Kingdom

Jeremy & Rhonda Stein, are the hosts of the podcast Main Street Magic. Along with their 2 girls, they have visited Disney World consecutively every month for over 5 years. The ultimate goal of this podcast is to provide honest and un-biased information on their favorite place in the world, Walt Disney World. Their podcast was voted one of the best podcast talking about Disney World. Jermey hosts with and two other co-hosts another podcast , Theme Park Shuffle, where one of their favorite activities, include challenging it's viewers to design a random theme park competition. Jeremy & Rhonda are hosting their Main Street 16 event, they created for their viewers to partake in. The event is attending all 4 different parks in Disney World, and riding on 4 specific park rides in an entire day. They will discuss the magic that Main Street Magic attracts, the latest news, content, and reviews of the millions of visitors of Disney World in Orlando, Florida.


Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman - The Magic of Music

Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman has a distinguished international career as a pianist, composer, director, filmmaker, and artistic visionary. She serves as the Artist-in-Residence and a Professor of Music at Rhode Island College. Dr. Stillman received Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees from Juilliard, and was named Honored Artist of The American Prize. Director of Stillman & Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Artists & Activists Productions and Masterworks Concerts, Dr. Stillman won First Prize in the OperaVision International Competition and has a Billboard Top Ten album with Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis. Judith Lynn Stillman will discuss her commitment to using the arts as a voice for social justice. She has achieved a significant reputation as the creator and designer of numerous projects on topics of global significance - including films, compositions and multidisciplinary events focusing on human rights, women's rights, genocide awareness and climate change. She will also discuss the power that music has on the mind and body and how it can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.


Nigar Zeynalova - The Best Natural Skin

Nigar Zeynalova is a marketing professional, who has been leading corporate branding and marketing for over 10 years in the cosmetics industries. After recovering degrees in Tourism and Travel Services Management, as well as Engineering Economics and Management, from IMC University of Applied Sciences in Austria, she has worked with several different brands, in Europe and America and now Nigar is a Global Brand Director for Andalou Naturals. As pioneers in the natural beauty industry, Andalou Naturals leverages the power of Nature’s Intelligence®, through revolutionary Fruit Stem Cell Science®. It enhances skin’s natural radiance, harnessing the power of plants to fortify and nourish the skin’s essential building blocks while supercharging natural defense systems to create a luminous, energized appearance from head to toe. Andalou's signature 3-angle formulation technology blends the power of Fruit Stem Cell Science derived from rare plant varieties known for their longevity protecting properties with our antioxidant-rich BioActive Berry Complex and clinically proven active ingredients such as natural retinol alternative Bakuchiol, Bio-Designed Collagen, Vitamin C, and Prebiotics. The result? Targeted solutions to all your skin concerns and a healthy, glowing complexion overall. Nigar will discuss Andalou, America's number one natural channel skincare brand. Andalou Naturals’ commitment to beauty through pure ingredients, innovative formulas, eco-friendly practices, and cruelty-free standards guides the brand’s formulation while its dedication to the empowerment of women lays a beautiful foundation for generations to come.


Dr. Frieda Birnbaum - Redefining Age

Dr. Frieda Birnbaum: is a psychoanalytic therapist, research psychologist, and author. An expert on topics such as family dynamics, parenthood, relationships, addiction, and anxiety. which she has been practicing for over 30 years. At 60 years old she gave birth to twins. She is a skilled media figure and spokesman who is skilled at deciphering the psychological underpinnings of current issues and deciphering the psychological profiles of various newsmakers—politicians, celebrities, criminals, and others. People are living longer lives because of advances in nutrition, lifestyle, and healthcare, and it's past time when we adjust our assertions about age to recognize the above changes. Frieda will discuss why society’s view of age is changing and how we should redefine age to keep up with the changes. As well, share how women have especially benefited from this cultural shift


Paula Marshall - Finding the Soul of Big Business

Paula Marshall: the CEO of the Bama Companies, Inc, which manufactures oven-ready products for customers in the quick-service and casual restaurant industry and private label products for retail in more than 17 countries. As CEO, Paula provides strategic leadership and direction to the entire organization. Her vision stands as a beacon for Bama team members, inspiring the organization to achieve the Bama mission – “People Helping People Be Successful”. Paula is the author of five books, including Finding the Soul of Big Business. Paula will give tips on how to make work fulfilling and productive, building effective teams, how to communicate more effectively, and how to create win-win situations.


Nathan Estrada - Preventing Falls With Science

Nathan Estrada is the Vice President of Clinical at Nymbl, an evidence-based fall prevention program, for older adults to improve their quality of life by enhancing their balance. After earning a bachelor's degree in biology from Abilene Christian University, he earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado. He later earned his MBA in Business Administration. Nathan discusses how Nymbl is making strides with modern innovation and dual-tasking to prevent one million falls. He outlines a personalized 10-minute-per-day at-home program that exercises and improves your body and brain.


Dr. Donna Marks - Solutions to Addictions

Dr. Donna Marks has been a licensed psychotherapist and addictions counselor for over thirty years. She is also a certified gestalt therapist, psychoanalyst, hypnotist, sex therapist, and teaches A Course in Miracles, along with sharing her methods with hundreds of thousands of listeners on podcasts and radio shows. In 1989, Dr. Marks developed a chemical dependency training program at Palm Beach Community College, which has grown into a four-year degree and received the Florida Governor’s Council Award. No matter what someone is addicted to—alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, smoking, working, gambling, and so forth—loving yourself is the key to recovery. This doesn’t mean the road is easy or a few acts of self-care will do the trick; the journey to true self-love includes delving deep into your past trauma to understand where your addiction began, addressing those fear-based traumas with compassion and forgiveness. Marks believes every addiction is a substitute for love. She will discuss her upcoming book Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One cause, One Solution. where she teaches people how to replace addiction with love, allowing love to guide you through the maze of addiction and back to living your best life. Her most recent book, Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One cause, One Solution.


Barbara Becker - Transform Loss in Your Life

Barbara Becker has spent the last 25 years collaborating with human-rights activists all over the world to promote order, stability, and interreligious understanding. She has worked with the United Nations, Human Rights First, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and Bangladesh's Grameen Bank to promote human rights, women's health, education, and economic empowerment. She is an ordained interfaith minister who works to bridge the gap between the sacred and the secular. Barbara speaks on a variety of topics, including deepening our sense of meaning and spirituality, as well as career pivots in the middle. Prior to that, she taught communications for social change at Columbia for ten years. Barbara volunteers on a hospice floor, becomes a keen observer of the various ways people find meaning at the end of life. Her love for talking with people from various spiritual backgrounds about what is most important in their lives and how they can make a difference. She will discuss her new book Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind, Where she dives deep into the question of (Can we live our lives more fully knowing some day we will die?)


Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI - Youth Achieving Their Potential

Guests are Tina Santos, the Director of Marketing, and Kaleigh Perkins, Chief Program Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island and the Big Sisters Fund, collectively known as BBBSRI. The two 501(c)3 non-profit organizations have one mission: To create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. They will discuss how Big Brothers Bigs Sisters of Rhode Island creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships, how they partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and how they embrace diversity and a spirit of cooperation. Big Brothers Bigs Sisters of Rhode Island creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships, how they partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and how they embrace diversity and a spirit of cooperation.


Ed McDonough - Generate More Sales

Ed McDonough is a nationally recognized Email Marketing Consultant, creator of the Quantum Email Marketing Platform and the author of the Amazon Best Selling books, Client Acquisition Marketing and Build And Monetize Your Email List. Ed is the founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of ECE Marketing Services. Since 2001 Ed has been a successful entrepreneur and multi-business owner who has a unique talent for developing and implementing winning email marketing campaigns,In addition to his business owner experience, Mr. McDonough spent over 25 years as a top-level Information Technology professional and Project Management Consultant in Corporate America, making him well versed in all facets of the business environment. In addition, for over 14 years Ed has been a certified Business Coach (Coaches Institute International) who has helped business owners across various industries develop and implement marketing strategies which consistently deliver a positive ROI. He will discuss his newest book Client Acquisition Marketing: the authentic five stage system that allows you to consistently generate more leads and convert them into new clients, faster and with less effort.


Dr. Sandra Musial - Plant Docs -Nutrient and Plant Based Foods

Dr. Sandra Musial, a pediatrician and practiced pediatric medicine for 24 years, transitioned over to the field of Food as Medicine. She is passionate about teaching adults the importance of food in relation to health, both as it pertains to causing so many of the western diseases our country faces today, but also how getting back to home-cooked whole plant-based meals can fuel the body with the nutrients it needs to heal itself. Dr. Musial started Plant Docs in 2019 along with Drs Lee and Stein, which is a non-profit organization. They also provide private MD Nutrition consultations, plant-based cooking classes, and a nutrition program just for cancer survivors. The Plant Docs programs provide high quality evidence-based education to folks looking to improve their health through food. The programs focus mostly on nourishing plant-based foods that are unprocessed in their most whole form, without added oils or sugars. Dr. Musial will discuss the The Plant Docs signature program, a month-long Jumpstart Your Health program to improve health in just one month.


Vicki Dobbs -Choose You First, You Have a Right To Be Happy

Vicki Dobbs is a spiritual Entrepreneur, teacher, coach and storyteller. She is the author of Get Off the Shelf, Choose you first, You Have a Right to be Happy a book about how we, especially as women, set ourselves aside in service to everybody and everything else in our lives except ourselves. As the founder of Wisdom Evolution and head cheerleader for The You First Revolution, Vicki Dobbs brings 40 years of entrepreneurial experience into her spiritual writing and work. For the past two decades, she has been helping people navigate their lives and business in a way that allows them to gift the world the best of themselves. Using her best-selling books, courses, personal work with individuals and speaking to groups, she endeavors to inspire others to create their lives intentionally using ancient wisdom techniques and tools combined with modern modalities in experiential classes, ceremony, sacred art, and story. Vicki's goal is to see everyone walk in beauty and balance every day of their lives empowered by the voice of their own authentic truth. Vicki will discuss through personal story and metaphor how women are not alone in their busy worlds, how they can carve out time for themselves and not be selfish or feel selfish or guilty.


Lise Pape - Walk With Path

Lise Pape is the Founder of Walk With Path, a leading smart insole utilizing their leading AI gait analysis to improve the health and lives of older people worldwide.This is a first-of-its-kind medical device – Path Feel – a smart insole which aims to improve mobility for older people suffering from chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s. Lise founded Walk With Path in 2014, based on her developments during Innovation Design Engineering, and her personal experience with Parkinson’s suffered by her father. Lise Pape received Innovate UK's Women in Innovation Award in 2020/21 among 40 female entrepreneurs making the world of 2021 a better place. Lise holds a BSc in Human Biology from King’s College London and a double master's MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. Lise will discuss the mission of Walk with Path to create inclusive innovations that make a positive impact and products to empower people to take charge and move forward.