May 2014

Spring flower with bee May is a month of growth and change. For many school is ending, the weather is getting warmer, especially in New England.  We are releasing the final days of cold before the summer months. This is a great time to clean out the old and get ready for the upcoming summer season. Remember April showers bring May flowers. Enjoy the beautiful flowers.
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Janet Angel May 12th 2:00pm ET
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Dr. Janet Angel Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Janet Angel, author of Seven Steps for Taming Your Gluten Sensitivity. Janet Angel, PhD, is a nutritional biochemist and wellness expert with more than twenty years of professional experience in the natural health care industry.  A popular lecturer and frequently invited guest on radio and TV programs around the country, Dr. Janet currently serves as product formulator, executive Vice Present, and media spokesperson for dietary supplement maker Nature's Sources, LLC.  According to a recent study by the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, about 20 million Americans presently suffer from gluten intolerance - an adverse reaction to the protein gluten found in wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Dr. Janet will discuss her seven steps for taming gluten sensitivity.


             What about the Bees?


Bee imagery has always been meaningful and symbolic to Patricia and she has come to use it more and more as her unofficial logo.

Like the bee that draws nectar from deep inside the flower to make honey, Patricia Raskin is a catalyst
who draws out the positive, life-enriching wisdom of her guests, and serves it up as enriching honey for your soul.. Her radio shows transfer life experiences into food for thought-a honeycomb of strength, hope and positive action for these challenging times."

Tune in
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living"
WPRO - 630AM & 99.7FM
(streamed live on
Saturdays 3pm-5pm ET

"Positive Dating"
WPRO - 630AM & 99.7FM
(streamed live on
Saturdays 7pm-9pm ET

"Positive Business"
WPRV - 790AM
(streamed live on
Fridays 3pm-5pm ET

"Patricia Raskin Positive Living"
Mondays at 2pm ET

My sponsored guests are featured in the Newsletter below. For a complete listing of guests, please go to my website links for each station shows:

Sponsored Guests
Patricia Raskin Positive Living

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Patricia Raskin Positive Living

Saturdays AM630/99.7FM
3-5pm ET

Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
May 3, 10, 17, 24  3:00-5:00pm ET, May 31 4:00-5:00pm ET
dr_tad Tune in for the Wellness Feature as Patricia interviews Dr. Tad Sztykowski, D.Ac., founder of Dr. Tad Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing in Providence, which focuses on restoring patients health by correcting causes of diseases. A licensed MD in 27 European countries, he came to this country in 1987 to study the oldest medical system, Chinese medicine. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1990, then opened his private practice and has treated over 15,000 patients with myriads of health conditions. He is author of Healthcare Dollars and Cents: How Classical Chinese Medicine Can Save Your Health and Your Company's Bottom Line.

Sponsored Guests
Positive Business WPRV
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 Positive Business Fridays 3-5pm ET
with Patricia Raskin and Lynda Adams-Robitaille 

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Russell Raskin, Esq.
Friday, May 2  3:00pm ET
russell_raskin2 Tune in when Patr
icia and Lynda interview Russell Raskin, Esq., partner at Raskin and Berman, attorney in Providence for over 30 years specializing in bankruptcy law. He will discuss what bankruptcy in business is and how we can prevent and manage debt in small business and corporations.
greg porcaro Greg Porcaro
Friday, May 23 4:00-5:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia and Lynda interview Gregory Porcaro, CPA/ABV, MST, CFF, of Otrandro & Porcaro & Associates, LTD. Gregory A. Porcaro has been the principal in charge of all tax, business valuation, and business consulting services for Otrando, Porcaro & Associates, Ltd., a full-service accounting and consulting firm located in Warwick, RI since 1987. Greg is a Past President of the RI Society of CPAs, the past chair of the AICPA's S Corporation Technical Resource Panel, and a former member of its Tax Executive Committee. He is also an officer of the RI Estate Planning Council and the RI Society of Financial Service Professionals. He will discuss healthcare initiatives and how it relates to businesses as well as things to consider for business tax returns.
Robert Falcone
Falcone Communications & Design
Robert Falcone, owner of Falcone Communications & Design, specializing in
Graphic Design, Corporate Identity. Brochures. Catalogs, Signage, Packaging. Trade Shows. Branding.

Advertising. Strategy. Creative Development. Art Direction. Print.

Web Development 
Design. Programming. Strategy.

Bruce Boguslav
Saturday, May 10  3:30pm ET
Bruce Boguslav Tune is as Patricia interviews Bruce Boguslav, Executive Director at HSI Trust, a non-profit consumer advocacy agency dedicated to keeping homeowners in their homes. HSI is a team of financial professionals who after going through the process themselves, formed a nonprofit consumer advocacy group to help others successfully navigate the system.  HSI has helped many families save their homes even after the banks have turned them down. They have saved hundreds of homes with imminent auctions and have even successfully reversed a number of foreclosures. Their team of experts will do a financial analysis and contact your mortgage servicer to learn the specifics on your mortgage and which programs you may be qualified to apply for. Whatever your situation, whether you are still current on your mortgage payments, but having financial hardship that may cause you to fall behind in the future, or a homeowner who has missed a payment or two, or have just been served with an intent to foreclose or auction notice. 
Dr. James Greenblatt
Saturday, May 17  3:00pm ET
  James_Greenblatt Tune is as Patricia interviews Dr. James Greenblatt for the integrative medicine for mental health featured segment. Dr. Greenblatt, a dually board certified child and adult psychiatrist, is the founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, an integrative psychiatric practice in the Boston area. He is also the author of "Answers to Anorexia" and the upcoming "The Breakthrough Depression Solution." With his many years of experience and expertise in psychiatry and integrative medicine, Dr. Greenblatt can answer your questions about nutritional interventions and medication for anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. 
Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, May 31  3:00-4:00pm ET
Kevin Leblanc RWL 2013 Tune is as Patricia interviews Kevin LeBlanc, owner of RWL General Contractors, which has been a family owned business for over 40 years. They specialize in kitchens and bathrooms, windows and doors, vinyl siding and roofing, general remodeling and painting. He will discuss how you can beautifully and cost-effectively make changes in your home to enhance your comfort, style, and daily function.

JWU Wildcat Entrepreneur Segment
with John Robitaille
Friday, May 2 & 9  4:00pm ET

Sharkfest is Johnson & Wales University's annual entrepreneurship contest hosted by the Larry Freedman international Center for Entrepreneurship. The JWU "Wildcat Entrepreneur Segment" on Positive Business will begin on Friday February 14th and run for twelve weeks. Each segment will feature JWU student entrepreneurs who will talk about their business ventures including the challenges and opportunities of taking an idea and turning it into a viable business opportunity. John Robitaille, Executive in Residence at the International Center for Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University, will be in studio for each segment and will provide background and commentary on each student's venture.



Dr. Christopher Ottiano
Friday, May 2  4:30pm ET

Positive Business welcomes the Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute as our "TIPS" Segment sponsor. BSNI, located in Smithfield, RI, is a private neurosurgical practice with a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care. Since joining Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute in 2004, Dr. Ottiano has performed over 20 thousand epidural steroid injection procedures. He is also an active member of the International Spine Intervention Society.  


Dr. Christopher Ottiano, MD is a native Rhode Islander. He attended St. George's School in Newport before receiving his degree in chemistry from Wesleyan University. Dr. Ottiano earned his degree in medicine from Tufts Medical School. He is a board certified general surgeon who has completed specialized training in spine intervention. Since joining Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute in 2004, Dr. Ottiano has performed over 20 thousand epidural steroid injection procedures. He is also an active member of the International Spine Intervention Society. 

Lisa Bergeron
Friday, May 23 3:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia and Lynda interview Lisa Bergeron, president of Leading Women Southern New England, one of the region's largest professional organization for businesswomen. Lisa drives strategic growth, relationship and business development for these regions. She connects a diverse community of women through networking, mentoring and innovative leadership programs all designed to provide what women need to be inspired and empowered to succeed at all levels and phases of their career and leadership journey.  She will discuss the upcoming 2014 AWE Conference - Dare to Break Through, which will help maximize your potential and harness the key drivers to expand your success.
Positive Dating Radio Show on WPRO!
Positive Dating Radio Show on WPRO Providence airing Saturdays 7-9pm ET

Patricia brings you a two-hour live call-in, on air and online program that combines call-ins, sharing, new perspectives and advice and knowledge from guests and opportunity to find matches online.

Listen live on AM630/99.7FM or streaming online at!
This show is for you. Call in with your stories and opinions.

Listen to the Podcasts on

Beginning next Wednesday May 7th from 7-9pm, Patricia Raskin, founder and host of POSITIVE DATING, on 630WPRO will record her weekly program, live, at the Blue Grotto restaurant on Historic Federal Hill in Providence, RI. The show will embark on its new form using live interaction with the audience and local and regional experts in the dating and relationship world.  In addition to watching and participating in the show, attendees will also be have the opportunity to mingle with like minded singles in a elegant and comfortable atmosphere. The event is free and will include complimentary appetizers and valet parking. The Blue Grotto is a RI institution offering a classic Italian dining experience, with a modern interpretation.

Raskin stated, "I'm excited about bringing the show to a live audience, especially at the Blue Grotto, a premier restaurant on Atwells Ave in the heart of Federal Hill. I think it can be awkward to initiate conversations at singles events, and this format gives singles the opportunity to come to a weekly meet and greet and watch the Positive Dating show live and ask questions live on the air, or submit them in writing.  The interaction is exciting, and gives a common activity for everyone to engage in and talk about"

Dina D'Alfonso, manager at Blue Grotto, said, "We are thrilled to host this new interactive format to Positive Dating and WPRO. We are delighted to host these weekly get-togethers for people in our comfortable and elegant atmosphere here. In addition to complementary valet parking and appetizers, "Positive Dating" attendees are also invited to stay on after the show for cocktails or dinner. All of us here at Blue Grotto are excited to offer this one of a kind show to Providence, making our historic restaurant not only their weekly spot, but a chosen weekend location for couples, and families, as well. Come relax, enjoy, and let us delight your senses."

Joe Lembo, Director of Sales Cumulus Media - Providence says, "The dating show is a great concept for all listeners and we believe in Patricia's ability to bring experts, co-hosts and the audience together to provide a dynamic, entertaining and inspiring program to News Talk 630 and 99-7FM WPRO"

Patricia is joined by Laurie Morgan, co-producer; Shelby Rae, technical producer; Nancy Thomas, president of Tapestry Communications, public relations advisor; and Phil Ayoub and Donnie Bennett, who are rotating co-hosts.

Pictured left to right: Laurie Morgan, Phil Ayoub, Shelby Rae, Patricia Raskin and Donnie Bennett.


5/3 with Co-Host Donnie Bennett

Guest: Roy Biancalana, certified relationship coach, speaker, and author of A Drink With Legs. His passion is working with individuals or couples who are committed to experiencing the love life they most desire.

Guest: Tom Tolento, owner of Tolento's Ice House Grille, who will talk about what Tolento's offer to singles. Tolento's is quickly becoming the hottest place to be for local events. Tolento's Ice House Grille in North Providence is 'the' place to be for great food, great service & a great atmosphere. Tolento's has had standing room only availability' for Superbowl Saturday nights. Direct from Louisiana, Chef James Tolento features authentic cajun cuisine, like jambalaya & gumbo along with steaks, seafood, italian, prime rib & the best, most unique pub food in the state. Tom will talk about their outdoor dining with daily happy hour deck parties & free buffet.


5/10 with Co-Host Donnie Bennett 

5/17 with Co-Host Donnie Bennett
Joe Amoia
Guest: Joe Amoia, The Ambassador of Love, dating coach and founder of GPS for Love. He is also founder and creator of Smarter Dating for Women and the Quantum Leap Ultimate Relationship Program, both of which feature the Five Step Relationship Success Formula(TM).




Guesmichele_pelosit: Dr. Michele Pelosi, owner of Dr. Michele's Chiropractic Care in Cranston, RI. Her practice provides a variety of therapeutic services, including electronic muscle stimulation, manual therapeutic exercise, spinal mobilization and manipulation. Trigger point work is also provided either by hand or by activator.  Her chiropractic services are tailored to the needs of each unique patient.

5/24 with Co-Host Phil Ayoub

Claire Nicogossian Guest: Dr. Claire Nicogossian, licensed Clinical Psychologist in Rhode Island. She will discuss single parenting and dating. 


5/31 with Co-Host Phil Ayoub

Karen Jones Guest: Karen Jones, author of Men are Great: How to Build a Relationship That Brings out the Best in Both of You
and The Surefire Guide to Getting What You Need From Men.  





Donnie Bennett  
Donnie Bennett
Donnie Bennett

May 3: Donnie Bennett, Rhode Island Realtor by day, and a Professional DJ & Event Promoter by night. 

May 10 : Donnie Bennett, Rhode Island Realtor by day, and a Professional DJ & Event Promoter by night.

May 17: Donnie Bennett, Rhode Island Realtor by day, and a Professional DJ & Event Promoter by night.

May 24 : Phil Ayoub, former host of "Single MENtality" online talk show 
May 31 : Phil Ayoub, former host of "Single MENtality" online talk show 


@PatriciaDating on twitter


Positive Dating features:
  • Best-selling authors and national experts sharing dating and relationship tips
  • Participants at Blue Grotto sharing their experiences and questions about dating and relationships
  • Patricia and co-host sharing their opinions

Positive Dating is the program that helps you explore positive living, positive dating experiences, positive dating relationships and positive energy to attract the right person for you. We listen and share our perspectives and encourage you to share with fellow WPRO listeners on the air and online.

Sponsored by:

Dr. Michele Pelosi

  Blue Grotto
Radio Coaching/Offerings by Patricia

  Brand Yourself Through Radio

Patricia Raskin now offering customized workshops to show you how honing your message for radio will get you more exposure. Refine your elevator pitch and gain more clients. Increase your revenues as other have who have been guests on her radio shows and other shows. Radio can give you another platform to deliver your message and stand out. Patricia has interviewed over 2,000 guests and she knows what works.

Are you looking to host your own radio show?
That's one of Patricia's specialties. She will help you get on the air, stay on the air, find guests and sponsors. Write or call her for more information and check out her coaching brochure on the website!

Write or call Patricia for more information - [email protected] or 401.440.6299
Patricia Speaks
Prophet Share - Seasoned Professionals Sharing Trade Secrets
Prophet Share, Inc., formerly known as the RI Small Business Recovery Program, has emerged as an excellent example of what has become internationally known as "a sharing community".  In simple terms, "a sharing community" removes duplication that doesn't add value and concentrates on things that do add value. Through participation in Prophet Share, talented business owners and trainers (prophets) no longer have to individually own projection, video and recording equipment.  Nor do they have to rent expensive classroom or hotel space in order to share their talent and experience with their peers. As the result of this "penny-pinching" sharing approach, Profit Share, Inc. will be able to bring high-quality business training to the Rhode Island entrepreneurial community on a meager budget of less than $25,000 annually. In the past thirty two months, the Recovery Program provided peer-to-peer training to over 7,000 business owners and entrepreneurs.  With the collaborative efforts of experienced business leaders and teachers, Prophet Share, Inc. is expected to greatly add to that number.

To register for any of the free seminars below, please go to  Any questions, please call Dave Nash at 401-447-8000.   All events will be held at the Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI - Building 2, Suite 5.

Lisa Tener - Award-winning book writing coach

Get Lisa Tener's FREE AUTHOR TOOLKIT on how to write your book.


Lisa's 7-day book writing e-course includes:

    • Crucial advice on how to start
    • Powerful book writing exercises
    • A free subscription to Lisa's bi-weekly book writing & publishing news, tips, events and articles

You can get Lisa's complimentary author toolkit here. And feel free to contact Lisa to find out how she can support you in writing and publishing your book-a book you can be proud of and one that can make a difference in the world.

I've experienced Lisa's coaching first hand and she is so knowledgeable, creative, intuitive, and has a pulse on what works and what doesn't. She is also well-connected in the industry. I highly recommend Lisa.

Positively Speaking
patriciasittingThis is from my book, Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living in my chapter and fourth principle, Honor Your Innate Gifts, Talents and Abilities

Everyone has talent. I have never met a person who does not have some kind of talent, even if it wasn't apparent to them. Some people are certainly more gifted than others in certain areas. One person's talent may lie in singing, while another individual is an amazing sculptor.

Other people are talented in the area of medicine, mathematics, chemistry or science. Some people can out-jump, out-run, out-climb and out-smart others.

All of us have special gifts, but some of us discount them or take them for granted for any number of reasons.

Others, like Erma Bombeck, appreciate their talents and usenthem. "When I stand before God at the end of my life," she says, "I hope I won't have a single bit of talent left and will say, 'God, I used everything you gave me.'"

Joan Mills said something very similar. She said, "I'd gone through my life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I've discovered that my capacities are real. It is like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat."

One way you can discover your innate abilities is to listen to what people say about you, how they compliment you. For example, suppose someone says to you, "Oh, you are such a great writer" or "I really value you as a friend," or, "You work so well with people, you must be a people person." Pay attention to what people tell you, especially when they compliment you.

I have found in my own life that it is important to recognize, accept, use and build on my talents. People tell me I am a strong networker, catalyst, motivator and interviewer.

When I question myself or wonder how effective I have been, I think of the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "If a person sweeps streets for a living, he should sweep them as Michelangelo painted, as Beethoven composed, as Shakespeare wrote."

I believe we are talented because we work at it. Dan Millman said in his book, No Ordinary Moments, that "natural talent is overrated...The successful professionals I know in the fields of athletics, acting, law, medicine and business attribute their success more to hard work than to natural talent."

I believe that raw talent coupled with hard work is an unstoppable combination. I also believe that when you consistently honor your innate gifts, talents and abilities you
will meet with success beyond your wildest dreams.



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