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Marie Duggan

Marie Duggan

host of the Patricia Raskin Positive Living radio show, is a nationally recognized, multi-media radio talk show host, award-winning producer, speaker and author.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:04

Radio Guests

"I have been a guest on Patricia Raskin’s Positive Business Radio Show three times this year—and the experience has been wonderful each time! Patricia’s mission is to help entrepreneurs maximize their exposure and get their messages out in a big way—so they can share their gifts with the world through their business services or products. She makes her guests feel at ease and is incredibly skilled at drawing out each individual’s special talents and expertise. As a business and marketing coach, I always recommend that my clients showcase their expertise in the media in order to enhance their credibility in their prospects’ eyes—and this is a perfect opportunity to do just that! There are so many benefits—incredible exposure for you and your business, a podcast that you can feature on your website and in other marketing materials, increased confidence for future media interviews, and so much more. For small business owners who need to prioritize their marketing spend to fit their budgets, this is clearly an activity with HIGH ROI! As someone who specializes in helping entrepreneurs market themselves, I would highly recommend being a guest on Patricia’s show to all those who do business locally."
Dana D'Orsi, danadorsi.com

"I have been a featured guest on the “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” show. In the last year, I have had the great opportunity to increase the volume of my practice and also to express, inform, relate and promote Dr. Michele's Chiropractic Care and the holistic approach to healthcare. Communicating, listening and sharing my opinions with the caller's questions has given me the ability to personalize and express myself through the airways of radio and explain how chiropractic care allows the body to work from within and express health and well-being at its optimal potential. During each interview, Patricia Raskin has been very nurturing, personable and friendly. Patricia has a guidance and warmth about her that is genuine and makes anyone feel comfortable. Her knowledge, radio skills and charismatic personality send sunshine through the airways. This experience builds a bridge between the host and the callers who respond with interest and enthusiasm. I enjoy every segment with Patricia, and I do have a great deal of fun. I highly recommend Patricia Raskin. She does a fantastic job and you will always find great results! In the future, I look forward to more radio time. Thanks again.
Dr. Michele A. Pelosi, Owner of Dr. Michele Pelosi's Chiropractic Care

"When I first met Patricia, I had owned my business for less than a year and as such, I was actively looking for effective and meaningful ways to promote myself and my work.  I immediately took a liking to Patricia’s kind and engaging nature as she took a great deal of interest in getting to know me and how my business intended to serve my customers.  Patricia thought that my message of financial authenticity, clarity and empowerment was compelling, and she encouraged me to consider sharing my message on her radio show, Positive Business.  While I trusted Patricia immediately from the beginning, I was admittedly somewhat skeptical about making the investment in a radio show since as a new business owner cash flow was not yet consistent and I was already heavily investing in other aspects of my business.
I ultimately did make the decision to invest in appearing on Patricia’s show in January 2013 with a colleague and it was a great deal of fun.  Patricia was a welcoming host and both my colleague and I felt very comfortable.  As a result of this first experience, I made the decision to invest in another show by myself in March 2013, and it was just as enjoyable as the first show that I did.  And as fate would have it, someone listening in contacted me the week after the show and very quickly became an ideal client for my 6-month program!
My experiences as a guest on Patricia’s show have all been positive and she is a terrific and highly conversational host.  With her expertise and encouragement and my preparation in advance for each show’s conversation (what I believe was an important part of attracting a new client), I’ve officially been converted from a skeptical radio show novice to a revenue-generating radio show guest!"
Beth Marshall, Owner and CEO, Financially Authentic

"Patricia Raskin is a premier interviewer. She listens, asks good questions, and respects the work of those she has on her shows. In my former roles, I have been interviewed many, many times, and Patricia ranks among the very best. She's informed and gets to the core of the issues around which the interview revolves. Positive Living and Positive Business are shows that are indicative of Patricia's positive approach to not only interviews but also to living."
George Goens, Author, Consultant and Educator

"I have been a featured guest on Patricia Raskin’s radio programs for the past two years. I really believe in positive messaging and support the purpose and passion behind Patricia’s work wholeheartedly. It is a pleasure to share concepts from my books, Finding the Soul of Big Business, and Sweet as Pie, Tough as Nails among others. As a society, we need to find and express the soul in our businesses and in ourselves. Patricia facilitates this process beautifully.”

Paula Marshall, CEO, The Bama Companies, Author and Speaker, www.paulaamarshall.com

“It’s amazing to me that I still get calls from Patricia’s show a month after it has aired. The audience is very interested in my topics and I get a lot of calls on the air. I highly recommend Patricia’s program."

Dr. Guillaume Lepine, D.M.D., www.swanseadental.com/(508)-DENTIST

"I have been a guest on “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” for the past two years. The audience is very interested in the use of nutrition for anxiety and depression. I have found this to be an excellent way for me to deliver these concepts effectively and to get results in my practice."

James Greenblatt MD, Integrative Psychiatrist and Author of The Breakthrough Depression Solution

"I really enjoy being a featured guest on the “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” show. We get great caller response as well as new clients. It gives me a platform to express my ideas in my industry and adds credibility. The program is easy and fun to do and Patricia is a great interviewer.”
Matthew Gagliano, M.Ed., Owner, Fitness Together, Barrington & Lincoln, RI

"I’ve had great results from being on the “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” show. The interest is high and her Providence area listeners have been travelling to my office in Malden, Mass. Prolotherapy is a concept that is more widely recognized because of its effectiveness. Patricia does a great job of working with callers and keeping the interview focused.”
Dr. Albert Franchi, MD, North Suburban Orthopedics

“I’ve been working with Patricia Raskin for the past few years. In the last year, appearances on her show have greatly increased my business. We receive many calls during the show and many of her listeners come in for consultations. This has worked very well for me.”

Dr. Tad Sztykowski, DoA., M.D. (lic.EU), Founder, Center for Preventive Medicine

“Being a guest on Positive Business has  given me a consistent opportunity to showcase and promote Leading Women to the business community. Patricia and her co-host Mari Anne Snow worked diligently to ensure our message and mission is the forefront of every interview. If your goal is to reach the business community through a professional, credible and engaging platform, I highly recommend Patricia Raskin and Positive Business.”

Lisa Bergeron President of Leading Women SENE/CT

"I have been a featured guest on the Positive Business radio program primarily to discuss sales strategies from my book, Building Your Bridge to Sales Success. Through the program, I have been able to bring on successful entrepreneurs whom I have coached. Being on "Positive Business"  has increased my visibility and sales of my book.   I highly recommend being a featured guest on Positive Business. Patricia and Mari Anne are delightful to work with and they were able to get across to listeners my message of how important it is to understand the sales process in order to become successful in sales.”

Steve Gareau, CEO, author, Building Your Bridge to Sales Success

“I have had the pleasure of working with Patricia as a guest and also her co-host on Positive Business for over a year now.  Patricia is an excellent role-model as both an entrepreneur and a top-notch media coach - I highly recommend her!  She is the consummate professional, dedicated to providing her guests with “positive” opportunities to share expertise and promote their businesses on the air.  Her listeners benefit from her ability to showcase amazing authors, experts and professionals who deliver top-quality advice week after week.  Working with her has provided me an opportunity to extend my business network and grow my company while establishing myself as an expert in my field.  Plus she is pure fun to work with – thanks, Patricia!”

Mari Anne Snow, CEO, SophiaThink Consulting

"Our temporary employment agency has had good results with on Positive Business radio show. We offer employers who call us as a result of listening to Positive Business, complimentary four hours with temporary employees. We offer employees an evaluation and rewrite of their resume to gain temporary employment. As well as getting results, it’s great fun to be on the show!”
Vincent Indeglia, Esq. President American Labor Services, Inc.

“The Positive Business show is an important vehicle to present key approaches of your business. My partner, Jeffrey Morse and I have been featured guests for the past year. As an entrepreneur and owner of a marketing communications firm, I have been able to present ideas and approaches, get listener feedback, bring my clients on the program to share their expertise and promote my show appearances through social media. I highly recommend this program and its hosts to businesses who want to share their ideas and concepts in a positive way.”

Jami Ouellette, President and Brand Manager, Im-aj Communications & Design, Inc., W Kingston, RI/Providence, RI/Portland, Maine

"Medi Weight Loss Clinics is expanding to the corporate wellness market because corporate wellness is a key factor in corporate success. Being on the Positive Business show is part of this process and we have had interested employers call in during the program. It also gives us the opportunity to bring on the air clients who have had success with our program."

John Migliaccio, Partner, Medi Weightloss Clinics, Cranston and East Providence, RI

"The great thing about being interviewed by Patricia Raskin, (aside from her meticulous preparation, ability to listen passionately and her warmth, intelligence and humor), is that you always learn something new. You come away from the interview renewed, reinvigorated and re-committed to making the difference you're here to make."

Gail Blanke, CEO, Lifedesigns LLC, New York Times Business Bestselling author, In My Wildest Dreams, Living the Life You Long, Between Trapezes: Flying into a New Life With the Greatest of Ease

"Patricia Raskin is a consummate pro. I have been on her "Patricia Raskin Positive Living" program several times and love being on her show.  She knows her material, asks in depth and very practical questions and at the same time has great insight and knows how to draw out interesting stories and facts.  I have been on hundreds of radio shows and Patricia Raskin is one of the best interviewers I've worked with."

Marci Shimoff International Speaker and #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out Chicken Soup for--- the Woman's Soul 1 & 2,the Mother's Soul 1 & 2 the Single's Soul,  Every Mom's Soul

"Your work is a gift. Thank you."
"I plan my Sunday's around your show. It is a wonderful lift!"
Janine Sullivan


"Patricia, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you and thank you so much. The interview on Friday was incredible. What amazed me the most was that you knew there were technical difficulties and you were able to hold such mindfulness through our interview - I cannot thank you enough. You are such a wise and gentle women, who has embodied her sense of knowing which provides a gateway for others to express their dreams, hope, potential and presence of love for others."

Genie O'Malley, Co-Founder, HMI

"Patricia Raskin's interviews are always very informative, thought provoking, and organized with a positive outlook on life in what is usually a negative world of media. Though her guests are always very well versed, it takes a special interviewer to bring out their information in a way that listeners will understand and remain interested in.  Patricia has a way of doing just that, while also giving her opinion on all sorts of subjects. Having been a guest on her show many times,  she creates a comfortable interview atmosphere by being so well prepared herself."

Jeff Albritton RPh (Registered Pharmacist) Consultant, Founder of Zen Wellness Center

"As a guest that has made many many media appearances, I can tell you without reservation that being on Patricia's show is truly a pleasure. She is sincere, humble, smart and truly cares about the welfare of her listeners. Patricia is always well-prepared and has really read and given much thought to the author's book or the topics that will be covered, making her questions insightful, enjoyable and educational. Keep up the fantastic work! America needs more Patricias on the air every day."

Andrew J. Sherman, Jones Day, Partner
 Named by Fortune Magazine as "on of the top ten minds in entrepreneurship"

"After interviewing with many excellent show hosts over several decades, I find it so refreshing to dialogue with Patricia Raskin, a consummate professional. I appreciate her discernment, developed through extensive experience, and her astute questions in service of her listening audience."

Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, danmillman.com

Saturday, 22 June 2013 20:05

Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya AngelouTune in when Patricia interviews Dr. Maya Angelou, a remarkable Renaissance woman, poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director. In addition to her groundbreaking autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written two cookbooks, five poetry collections, three books of essays, and six long-form poems, including "Mother" and "On the Pulse of Morning," read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton. She will discuss her newest book, Mom & Me & Mom. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them:  "My mother's gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into the fabric of my psyche that I can hardly distinguish where she stops and I begin." Filled with photos from Angelou's private collection, this heartfelt tribute to motherhood and unconditional love is the work of a lifetime for Angelou. She tackles powerful emotions left untouched through all her earlier writings in a requiem of healing sure to resonate with readers everywhere.  Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Angelou's rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

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Dr. Maya Angelou Great Food, All Day LongJoin Patricia as she interviews Dr. Maya Angelou, a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics. She will discuss her newest book, Great Food, All Day Long is an essential reference for everyone who wants to eat better and smarter-and a delightful peek into the kitchen and the heart of a remarkable woman.

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Dr. Maya AngelouListen to Maya Angelou on Patricia Raskin Positive Living on Sunday May 8 - 12:00-12:30PM ET on 630WPRO AM & 99.7 FM and streamed live on www.630wpro.com. Join nationally recognized multi-media radio talk show host and award winning producer Patricia Raskin, as she interviews Dr. Maya Angelou, a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics. She will discuss her newest book, Great Food, All Day Long, an essential reference for everyone who wants to eat better and smarter-and a delightful peek into the kitchen and the heart of a remarkable woman.

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Saturday, 15 June 2013 20:02

Paula Marshall

Paula MarshallTune in as Patricia brings us her monthly Success feature with guest expert Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama Companies and author of the new book, Finding the Soul of Big Business. The Bama Pie Company's story began in 1927 in the kitchen of Cornillia Alabama "Bama" Marshall, Paula Marshall's grandmother. This book is an amalgamation of every lesson she has learned as a CEO. She will answer your questions about happiness, fulfillment and change in the workplace today.

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Saturday, 08 June 2013 19:59

Dr. Zaheer Shah

Dr. Zaheer ShahTune is as Patricia interviews Dr. Zaheer Shah, founder of Access Basic Care Initiative. The Access Basic Care "ABC" Initiative is a bold, visionary program designed to provide easy access to affordable, basic healthcare delivered by board certified clinicians.It is an innovative membership-based basic health care program ideal for individuals and employers looking for affordable healthcare or who wish to supplement existing high deductible health plans or catastrophic insurance. ABC Initiative provides online appointments, prompt urgent care, unlimited sick visits, a comprehensive annual physical exam, extensive laboratory testing, x-rays, and affordable prescriptions.

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Saturday, 01 June 2013 19:53

Ed Achorn

Ed AchornTune in when Patricia interviews Edward Achorn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Distinguished Commentary, is an editorial page editor with The Providence Journal.  He is also author of Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had. His reviews of books on American history appear frequently in the Weekly Standard. He lives in an 1840 farmhouse outside of Providence, Rhode Island. He will discuss his new book, THE SUMMER OF BEER AND WHISKEY: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game.

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Saturday, 01 June 2013 19:43

Dr. James Greenblatt

Dr. James GreenblattDr. James Greenblatt for the feature on integrative medicine for mental health. 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.

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Saturday, 25 May 2013 19:40

Nick Ortner

nick_ortnerTune in when Patricia interviews Nick Ortner, creator and executive producer of the hit documentary film The Tapping Solution, A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living. He also produces the annual worldwide online event, the Tapping World Summit, which has been attended by over 500,000 people. Ortner is a dynamic speaker, presenting breakthrough live tapping session around the world.  He will discuss how this healing system has helped thousands of people heal trauma, stress, fear, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and anxiety.  How he has helped war veterans deal with PTSD and the parents and first responders of the Newtown, CT/Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy. His techniques will teach us how to improve our lives on multiple levels including mental, emotional, and physical.

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nick_ortnerTune in as Patricia interviews Nick Ortner, the producer of "The Tapping Solution". Nick is a "searcher", constantly reading, exploring and experimenting with the incredible information all around that can change lives. When he found Tapping, and was startled by the results, he knew he had to find a way to get this information into the mainstream. He produced, "The Tapping Solution", a documentary film that features 10 people overcoming enormous challenges by using EFT Tapping.  The film features experts like Jack Canfield, Bruce Lipton, Joe Vitale, Bob Proctor, Cheryl Richardson, Dr. Joe Mercola and more. He also produced the worldwide online event, "The Tapping World Summit", which has been attended by over 100,000 people and manages the monthly membership program, the "Tapping Insiders Club". He has produced and coordinated other projects on health and wellness, such as David Wolfe's "21 Days to Health" program, and is an owner and managing director of another documentary, "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes In 30 Days".

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Saturday, 25 May 2013 19:37

Kevin LeBlanc

Kevin LeBlanc RWLTune 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. www.rwlcontractors.com/

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 19:26

Dr. Zaheer Shah

Dr. Zaheer ShahTune in when Patricia interviews Dr. Zaheer Shah, founder of Access Basic Care Initiative (ABC Initiative), a unique health membership program in North Smithfield and Pawtucket, RI that may just be a renaissance in healthcare. He will discuss what the program provides, including enrollment fee, unlimited scheduled appointments, prompt urgent care, unlimited sick visits, a comprehensive annual physical exam, flu shots, extensive laboratory testing, x-rays and affordable prescriptions.

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 19:24

Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz

Dr. Mary Kay UchmanowiczTune is as Patricia interviews Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz, AuD., CCC-A, Board Certified Audiologist. She is the owner of Twin River Hearing Health, Inc, a private audiological and hearing aid dispensing practice, established 18 years ago in Providence and now in Smithfield since 2001. "Dr. Mary Kay" will discuss signs of  hearing loss, hearing loss due to job-related noise exposure, ringing in the ears, musician monitors and how she has been helping pepoe with hearing problems often accompanied by depression, anxiety and isolation for more than 30 years. In 2006, she was nationally recognized as a "Focus of People winner" for her work as Hearing Ambassador for people of the Phillippines.

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