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Podcast: Kelsi Chappell chats about her Boston Marathon experience; Tyler Bernadyn discusses sustainability

Topics of today’s conversation on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK ranged from the Boston Marathon to sustainability. Portsmouth resident Kelsi Chappell joined Tim Towey and me to chat about her 3:01:22 Boston Marathon finish on Monday. She’s fast – she finished 2,030th overall, was the 10th fastest overall RI finisher and was the 2nd fastest RI female.

Podcast: A conversation with Rebuilding Together Greater Newport

Rebuilding Together Greater Newport is one of nearly 200 affiliates of a national program that is rehabilitating properties for low-income and handicapped homeowners. Here on Aquidneck Island, Rebuilding Together Greater Newport has been helping families since 2001 and they have two big projects underway this month. Among those joining me on the radio today were some

Shift Drinks: Matt Plumb, Brick Alley Pub

Shift Drinks is a new weekly column on WhatsUpNewp that hopes to highlight local hospitality professionals around town.  With so many unique, talented and passionate individuals working in the service industry, this series aims to introduce some new faces, feature some familiar ones and give you an insight into their lives outside the workplace.  In case

Shift Drinks: Justine King, The Mooring

Shift Drinks is a new weekly column on WhatsUpNewp that hopes to highlight local hospitality professionals around town.  With so many unique, talented and passionate individuals working in the service industry, this series aims to introduce some new faces, feature some familiar ones and give you an insight into their lives outside the workplace.  

Podcast: A conversation with Rebecca Bertrand, Executive Director of newportFILM

Last fall, newportFILM announced that longtime Executive Director Terri Conners would transition into a role on the Board of Directors and Managing Director Rebecca Bertrand would be named Executive Director. On the eve of newportFILM’s first event of 2018 (Love, Cecil – newportFILM screening 1/31) and at the start of her first full season/year as Executive Director, Rebecca

Podcast: RI Foundation on what grants and scholarships are available, our thoughts on sale of Armory, and more

Chris Barnett from Rhode Island Foundation joined us on this hodge-podge of What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to discuss the Foundations news that they are offering $265,000 in grants to serve Newport County residents. Frank Prosnitz and I also discuss the possible sale of the Armory on Lower Thames Street, government transparency, and

Podcast: What’s up with Newport Wellness Week

Start the year off right by focusing on lifelong health and wellness solutions. That’s at least the goal of the Discover Newport’s inaugural Newport Wellness Week, running January 21 – 27, 2018. Andrea McHugh from Discover Newport stopped by What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK on Tuesday with guests Meredith Ewenson and Kim Fuller

Podcast: Working Cities Newport – What it is and how you can get involved

Last May, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that Cranston, Newport, and Providence won the Fed’s Working Cities Challenge, a competition for Rhode Island communities to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income residents. The three cities each received multiyear grants of $400,000 to support programs

Podcast: Current and former Newport residents reflect on their experience in Hawaii during false missile alarm

Following the false missile alarm, it’s been absolute chaos in Hawaii. Patrick Murphy, a Newport native, a contributor to What’s Up Newp, the founder of The Kings Lens And Friends and (at least for this winter) a winter resident of Hawaii, called in to What’s Up Newp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM recently to take us through what life was like

Newport’s BedJet is revolutionizing the sleep industry from small Brick Market headquarters

Brick Market in Downtown Newport: home of boutique clothing stores, small eateries, Newport memorabilia shops, and… a globally renowned sleep technology start-up that’s currently out-engineering, out-innovating and outselling the billion-dollar brands in the mattress industry.   That’s right. Quietly nestled among the shops in Goddard Row is the headquarters of BedJet, founded by Newport resident

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