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, April 21st

3:00-4:00PM – Dr. Maria Mileno
Sponsored by University Medicine

Dr. Maria Mileno is an infectious disease specialist with Brown Medicine, Inc. and is an associate professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School. She is a recognized national authority in the field of Travel Medicine and is affiliated wth multiple hospitals in the area as one of the 24 doctors at Miriam Hospital and one of 15 at Rhode Island Hospital who specialize in infectious disease. She will discuss the CDC Level 2 threat of Yellow Fever that is affecting more than 20 countries, the Brown Medicine Travel Clinic and how they provide up-to-date medical advice, and needed vaccines before travel in the face of yellow fever outbreaks and vaccine shortage.  More about Brown Medicine’s Travel Clinic..

Saturday, April 28th

3:00-3:30PM – Linda Gassenheimer
Sponsored by BCBS of RI

Linda Gassenheimer, is a TV and radio personality, food consultant and best-selling author of The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook: Your Super Simple Plan for Organizing, Budgeting, and Cooking Amazing Dinners. In her seventh collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, her book provides complete diabetes-friendly meals, with quick,easy and affordable recipes the whole family will love. She will discuss the simple recipes, and quick and inexpensive meals to satisfy the palate and the wallet. More about Linda Gassenheimer

3:30-4:00PM – Michael Goulart – RI Solar Solutions
Sponsored by RI Solar Solutions

Michael Goulart is a sales associate for Rhode Island Solar Solutions. Rhode Island Solar Solutions is committed to providing their customers with the most effective solar energy systems available. They also pride themselves on their exceptional service and customer satisfaction. He will discuss all of the services that they offer their customers. More about Rhode Island Solar Solutions

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Monday, April 16th

2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT – David Essel
David Essel, M.S., author of the number one best-selling book, Focus! The Proven Guide to Huge Success, a Powerful Attitude and Profound Love. His mission is to positively affect two million or more people every day, in every area of life. His book includes stories and guidelines in great detail about how to become more successful, have a powerful attitude and profound love. He will discuss what it takes in order to create the life you want right now; stop dreaming and start living. More about David Essel
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT – Cheryl Strauss Einhorn
Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, is the creator of the AREA Method, a decision making system for individuals and companies to solve complex problem. Cheryl is the founder of CSE Consulting and the author of the book Problem Solved, a Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence & Conviction. She will discuss how to use the powerful AREA Method to make complex personal and professional decisions with confidence and conviction. More about Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Saturday, April 23rd

2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT – Sheila Glazov
Sheila Glazov, is an internationally known personality expert, award-winning author, passionate educator, engaging professional speaker and author of What Color Is Your Brain?. Her book provides educational and innovative Brain Color concepts to determine, appreciate, and discover their Brain Colors and boost their brain power. She will discuss proven and productive tips to help listeners clarify the complex nature of yours and other’s personality traits and talents. More about Sheila Glazov
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT – Dr. Deena Solomon
Dr. Deena Solomon, PhD., is weight management expert and author of the book, Immaculate Consumption: The Path to Lifelong Weight Management. Dr. Deena Solomon has worked in the field of weight loss management for more than three years and has helped hundreds of clients lose weight and keep it off for decades. She will discuss weight loss from a behavioral perspective by “retraining the brain” to make smaller, gradual changes in one’s eating regimen to create new behaviors that can last a lifetime. More About Deena Solomon

Saturday, April 30th

Today is Patricia’s Birthday and she is bringing you a “best of” rebroadcast,
a recent interview with Jane Seymour and Joy Loverde

2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT – Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour, is a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner and a recipient of the Office of the British Empire. She appeared on TV, most notably for Dr. Quinn and Medicine Woman; in film and on stage around the world. She has written ten books including her new one, The Road Ahead. Jane shares inspirational stories from readers around the world who’ve overcome when the “happily ever after”-isn’t. Using a three-step process of acceptance, unconditional forgiveness, and selfless acts of kindness you can take heart as you face your road ahead. More about Jane Seymour
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT – Joy Loverde
Joy Loverde, 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 written two books, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and 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

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