Programs – Past & Present

Current Podcasts


David W. Piccerelli, president of WSBE Rhode Island PBS

“With so many misperceptions about aging today, Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin presents timely information needed by our aging population, we are so pleased to have a host such as Patricia to lead these important discussions. Her experience and interview style will help our audience understand and overcome age stereotypes and break down barriers to active, healthy aging.”


Donita Todd, former VP/General Manager WIS News 10, Columbia SC

“I remember vividly when Patricia approached me with the idea to host  the “Positive People”  program when I was the general manager at the WNRW Fox affiliate in the early 90’s. I saw her drive and passion and she had a true purpose to bring positive role models to our viewers through her program.  Patricia has remained dedicated to her vision and since then then has expanded to multimedia platforms. In the media business that is ever-changing, Patricia was a pioneer and trailblazer for positive living programs and is true a role model  staying power and remaining true to one’s vision. She has been a joy to know.” 

And later

“I continue to be amazed and impressed with your work, Patricia, improving people’s lives through the power of positive living and positive aging.   You are truly inspirational and I so enjoy your monthly newsletters and tuning into some of your interviews with such interesting guests.  Keep up the good work!”

Celebrity Interviews


Marci Shimoff International Speaker and #1 NY Times Bestselling Author

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.”

Michael J. Gelb, author “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci” and “Innovate Like Edison”

 “Patricia Raskin asks lively, intelligent questions and actually listens carefully to the responses. Her attunement to the subject at hand and her consistently high-level of professionalism always make it a special pleasure to be a guest on her show.”

Dr. Daniel Amen
Dr. Maya Angelou
Richard Bach
Dan Buettner
Jack Canfield
Linda Evans
Arielle Ford
Debbie Ford
Michael Gelb
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Elliott Gould
Dr. John Gray
Mariel Hemingway
Gay Hendricks
Michael Landon, Jr.
Joan Lunden
Tina Malia
Lynne McTaggart
Lisa Nichols
Kevin O'Leary
Nick Ortner
Lisa Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Jane Seymour
Marci Shimoff
Dr. Bernie Siegel
Nicholas Sparks
Katherine Woodward Thomas
Dr. Andrew Weil
Marianne Williamson

Positive Aging Guests

9/20/22 - Kerry Hannon

Today we are talking with Kerry Hannon, author of In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work. Kerry is currently a senior columnist for Yahoo Finance. She was a personal finance and entrepreneurship expert on the PBS website, and has appeared as a career and financial expert on PBS.

9/27/22 - Jeff Weiss

Today we are talking about breaking the myths and stereotypes associated with aging and explore opportunities for active agers both as consumers and in careers. Our guest is Jeff Weiss, president and CEO (Chief Evangelist Officer) of Age of Majority, a research-driven marketing consultancy.

10/4/22 - Vijay Vad, MD

Today we explore the extraordinary innovations in managing pain. Our guest is Vijay Vad, MD, co-author of the updated and revised book - Back RX: A Proven Integrative Program for Staying Pain Free. Dr. Vad is a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and is on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The former physician for the professional men’s tennis tour and the Westchester Classic of the PGA tour, Dr. Vad is also the host of two PBS television specials, Stop Back Pain and Active With Arthritis.

10/11/22 - Arielle Ford

Today we are talking about how to find love in our senior years and how to keep our long-term relationships and marriages alive and thriving. Our guest is Arielle Ford, a celebrated love and relationship expert, author, speaker, and is the co-creator and host of Evolving Wisdom’s Art of Love series.  Arielle Ford is the author of 11 books including the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret.  

10/18/22 - Dr. Michael Roizen, MD

Today we are talking about prevention, treatment and technology that will reshape how we think about old age – and help us plan for an audacious future! Our guest is Michael Roizen, MD Emeritus Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic author of four #1 New York Times best-sellers. Dr. Roizen will discusses his new book The Great Age Reboot, Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow.

10/25/22 - Dr. Roger Landry

Today we are talking about what it takes to be truly healthy and age in a better way. Our guest is Dr. Roger Landry, a preventive medicine physician, and president and Chief Content Officer of Masterpiece. He is the author of the award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. He hosts a podcast Dr. Roger and Friends:  The Bright Side of Longevity.  

11/1/22 - Dr. Christiane Wrann, DVM, PhD

Today we are talking about beneficial effects of exercise on metabolism and the brain, and how exercise can combat cognitive impairment in aging or neurodegenerative diseases with Christiane Wrann, DVM, PhD. Dr. Wrann is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard Medical School in Boston.  

11/8/22 - Ted Fischer

Today we are talking about how play is proven to reduce feelings of depression and loneliness, as well as increase cognitive activity, capability, and a sense of purpose among older adults. Our guest is Ted Fischer, the co-founder and CEO of Ageless Innovation, a Rhode Island based company producing robotic companion pets, Ted was the recipient of the Leadership Longevity Award for Vision and Technology at the 16th annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, the nation’s leading conference for the longevity market. 

11/15/22 - Beryl Henzy

We know that good nutrition helps prevent chronic disease throughout our lives. Today we are talking about nutrition and positive aging with our guest, Beryl Henzy. She is a registered and licensed dietitian currently serving in the Outpatient Nutrition department of Southcoast Health, with offices in Fall River and New Bedford. Beryl has experience in Long Term Care, Wound Care, Palliative Care, and common chronic diseases seen at Charlton Memorial in Fall River. 

11/22/22 - Dr. Brian E. Duff

Today we are talking about hearing loss in our older adult years and the use of cochlear implants to restore hearing. Our guest is Dr. Brian E. Duff, an ENT-otolaryngologist in Providence, RI, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.  Also joining the discussion is a cochlear implant recipient.

11/29/22 - Jeffrey H. Massey

Today we are talking about how to save money and safeguard and make the most of our finances in our older adult years, whether in retirement, while working, or in a new career. Our guest is Jeffrey H. Massey, Rhode Island-based certified financial planner™ and investment advisor with more than two decades of experience. Jeff hosts the weekly radio show “Massey on Money™” and is a frequent speaker at financial conferences and seminars.  

12/6/22 - Jackie Carroll

Today we are talking about how Virtual Reality (VR) can improve the lives of older adults by reducing loneliness, improving mental health, and allowing them to travel without needing to leave the comfort of their home. Our guest is Jackie Carroll, CEO of GIAH – Genie in a Headset. She has seven years  of experience developing strong relationships with world’s leading self-development thought leaders.

12/13/22 - Richard W. Besdine, MD

Today we are talking about how to age better in all areas of our lives through prevention so that we can be Fit at 50, Sexy at 70 and Nimble at 90. My guest is Richard W. Besdine, MD, Dr. Besdine is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice at Brown ‘UNiversity. He has devoted his career to development and advancement of geriatrics through university-based and public health care policy work; he has developed and managed research, health care delivery systems and educational programs on aging at a university base, and served as a senior healthcare executive in the Federal government.