Guest Line-up


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is a not-for-profit, community-focused health plan founded in 1939 to help Rhode Islanders finance their healthcare needs. We are committed to improving the health and peace of mind of our more than 400,000 members by facilitating their access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our customers and of the people of Rhode Island by improving their health for generations to come. Visit us at
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and radio talk show host, Patricia Raskin, have created an exclusive series of workshops on healthy aging—just for BCBSRI members. Patricia and a team of local experts will be presenting these workshops at Your Blue Store℠ locations in East Providence, Lincoln, and Warwick, and will cover a variety of important topics.
And read the article featuring me and how I’m making these my very best years on BCBSRI’s The Rhode Ahead for Medicare site.

Tune in to Patricia Raskin on WPRO - Saturdays 3-4pm ET


Saturday, June 2nd
WPRO AM630/99.7FM online at 630WPRO.COM

3:00-4:00PM – Patricia Raskin and Tony Jones

Patricia Raskin and Tony Jones, a talk show host and podcaster on The Tony Jones Show. Patricia and Tony will talk to Lisa Bergeron about the upcoming AWE ConferenceMichelle Girasole about digital detoxing and Patricia’s internet/podcast program.

Saturday, June 9th
WPRO AM630/99.7FM online at 630WPRO.COM

3:00-3:30PM – Joy Loverde
Sponsored by BCBC of RI
Joy Loverde, (Chicago, IL) is a spokesperson for the mature- market industry and serves as a marketing and media consultant to members of the fast-growing eldercare industry. She has 30 years’ experience as a media spokesperson and is known for being a path carver and a visionary. She has written two books, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and a best-seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner. Joy’s work has taken her all over the world where she has personally interacted with thousands of family members and professionals in the field of aging. More about Joy Loverde
3:30-4:00PM – Steven Loring
Steven Loring, director, producer, cinematographer and editor of THE AGE OF LOVE, discusses this documentary film which follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life. The film takes viewers where no documentary has gone before—directly into the lives of older singles who still yearn to be seen and understood, who still desire another’s touch, who seek a new chance at love. About the film

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Monday, June 4th - Variety channel

2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT – Harris Rosen
Harris “Hershey” Rosen, an iconic businessman and the author of My Family Record: The Easy Way to Organize Personal Information, Financial PLans, and Final WIshes for Seniors, Caregivers, Estate Executors, etc. He will discuss a thoughtful guide on how to get every important piece of information out of your head and down in written form. He discusses that whether someone is ill, on vacation, or nears the end of their life, the peace of mind that comes in knowing that those you love will have an easier time going on without you. More about Harris Rosen
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT – Warren Honeycutt
Warren Honeycutt, author of How The Health Are You? He will discuss why diet and exercise are only band-aids for the real issue of obesity and why our American culture is killing us. He will also discuss why ‘diet’ is a four letter word, how to lose weight without dieting, how to look and feel 25 years younger, and how to make a lasting lifestyle change. More about Warren Honeycutt

Monday, June 11th - Variety channel

2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT – Hilary Salk
Hilary Salk, author of “Eavesdropping in Oberammergau,” discusses her novel which draws on her experiences as an American Jewish girl living with her parents in Germany three years after the Holocaust. The book is based on the Oberammergau community in Germany where, every 10 years, The Passion Play is performed, with all actors from the community. Her book’s revision anticipates Passion Play 2020, the next time the play will be performed, and people will travel from throughout the world to this part of Germany. Hilary Salk is a graduate of Brown University, earned a masters on English from Brown and MSW from RI College. During her career, she founded the Rhode Island Women’s Health Collective, ran for governor of Rhode Island and served as the broker for Salk Real Estate. More about the book
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT – Larry Shushansky
Larry Shushansky, Author, Speaker, and Therapist for over 30 years, has helped thousands of individuals, couples and families. Through the process he used to get clean from his alcohol and drug addiction, Larry has developed the concept and now book Independent Enough to manage the conflict and “noise” in his life. It was this combination of efforts that gave him a unique voice in the mental health field and he has taught his theory to diverse audiences; including CIO Round Tables, corporate settings, and community organizations.His articles have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, The Boston Globe, TEEN Vogue, Glamour, and many others. More about Larry Shushansky’s work

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View podcasts of her latest clients, Timothy Sweet, Michelle Girasole, Kimberli Lewis, Jane McAuliffe and Hilary Potts on the iTunes App by searching “RI Free Radio”.