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October 17, 2018

People & Profiles

Podcast: A conversation with Joe Louis Walker, Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner

Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Walker joins What’sUpNewp’s Frank Prosnitz on this edition of the Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK

Podcast: Award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist and bandleader Cynthia Sayer

On August 3, 2018, Cynthia Sayer will become the first featured 4-string banjoist ever to perform at Newport Jazz Festival. The multi-award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist, and bandleader is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as the top 4-string jazz banjoist in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times, Cynthia enchants audiences

Podcast: What to do with the Armory?

The Newport City Council will vote to approve the sale of a portion of the Armory building on Wednesday night. On today’s edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK, I talk about the sale of The Armory to the National Sailing Hall Of Fame. We go over the facts presented in the resolution and

Podcast: Mary Regan and Andrew Bulk, Three Angels Fund

Mary Regan and Andrew Bulk from Three Angels Fund joined me on this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport. The money raised by Three Angels Fund throughout the year and at their annual fundraiser, which is scheduled for August 5th, allows them to make a generous donation to the Lifespan Cancer Institute

Podcast: Chris Maxwell, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reporting that revenues from truck only tolls, in its first month, are exceeding expectations. Meanwhile, the DOT is facing a lawsuit from the American Trucking Association that claims those tolls discriminate against out of state truckers. Chris Maxwell, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, joined

Podcast: Comedian Rob Greene discusses Newport’s newest comedy series, ‘The Cabaret Comedy Club’

Ray Harrington, winner of the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, brings his irreverent and improvisational comedy to the Newport Playhouse at 102 Connell Highway, Newport, opening the theater’s comedy series at 8 p.m., Thursday (July 19). Harrington headlines an evening that also features Rob Greene, a semi-finalist at Boston’s Comedy Festival, and Marie Forster, a Rhode

Podcast: Steve Jones, Producer and Co-Founder of Teton Gravity Research, discusses ‘Andy Irons: Kissed By God’

Steve Jones, Producer and Co-Founder of Teton Gravity Research, joined me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to chat about Teton Gravity’s Andy Irons Kissed By God and its Newport premiere taking place at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center on Wednesday night. Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction

Podcast: Shark Week is coming to Newport

On Saturday, July 21st, IYRS School of Technology & Trades & Cox Media will celebrate the launch of Shark Week with a kickoff party that includes an exclusive screening of the first episode of Shark Week before it airs on the Discovery Network! What’sUpNewp will be on hand as a sponsor of the event and

Podcast: American Idol contestant Colton McGrath

Just a few months off his American Idol run, Colton McGrath, 18 of Assonet, MA,  will appear at The Port Seafood Grille & Bar in Newport on Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm. Colton joined me on What’s Up Newp Radio Edition on on WADK 1540AM today from 1 pm to 2 pm to chat all about his American Idol journey, his

Clean Ocean Access

Podcast: Dave McLaughlin from Clean Ocean Access chats about Swim To Skim, summer initiatives, and more

Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access, joined me for 45 minutes on Tuesday’s What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about this weekend’s Swim To Skim, Clean Ocean Access’s summer initiatives and more. Swim to Skim is a 0.9 mile or 1.5-mile open-water swim through Newport Harbor from Perrotti Park to

Podcast: A conversation with Alyson Novick and Melanie Saunders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, serving Newport County, is changing lives one person at a time by offering nutritional, cultural, educational, and social services for people of all ages and cultures. Alyson Novick and Melanie Saunders from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community  Center joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on

What’sUpNewp Radio – June 19: Attila Csiki, One Night Only; John Nunes, Taproot Brewing Co.

What a fun Tuesday show! It was great to be joined by artist and choreographer Attila Csiki. Attila talked about the event “One Night Only – A Collaboration between Local Artists and Friends” happening on Wednesday night at Jamestown Arts Center. Atilla also talked about his life, on and off Broadway, travels, how he found himself in

What’sUpNewp Radio – June 14th: Pamela McLaughlin, Project SEARCH

Newport Hospital recently celebrated the graduation of Project SEARCH interns at a ceremony held last week at Newport Hospital. The Project Search program prepares special needs students for the workplace, helping them acquire career and life skills through hands-on internships. Their interns completed three 10-week rotations throughout the hospital, working alongside Newport Hospital employees in

What’sUpNewp Radio – June 13: Rebecca Bertrand, Executive Director of newportFILM

Rebecca Bertrand, Executive Director of newportFILM, joined  me on today’s edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about and give us a preview of all that’s ahead for newportFILM Outdoors and the non-profit organization this summer. newportFILM Outdoors More than a film festival, newportFILM Outdoors makes each film its own festival. At

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