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WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #12: Net Neutrality

Matt DeRienzo, Executive Director of Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION Publishers), joined Frank Prosnitz and me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to have a very timely chat about Net Neutrality. The government is set to take a vote that could repeal Net Neutrality on December 14th. DeRienzo shared his opinion

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #11: Rabbi Marc Mandel from Touro Synagogue on Hanukkah

With Hanukkah beginning tonight, we had a timely discussion with Rabbi Marc Mandel from Touro Synagogue about the Jewish Holiday, what it stands for in 2017, the festival of lights and much more. Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, and

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #10: Author David Brown chats about ‘Shadowing Dizzy Gillespie’

In celebration of Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday, author David G. Brown (Deacon’s Crossbow) has shared his intimate experiences and memoirs of this humanitarian, innovator, and magical musician in his new book, Shadowing Dizzy Gillespie. Brown, a former Rhode Island resident, joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK on Monday, November 27th to talk

Podcast: A conversation with Allan Fung, Mayor of Cranston and Gubernatorial Candidate

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, unsuccessful in a bid for Rhode Island governor in 2014, recently announced he would run again in what promises to be a spirited election. He’ll battle in a Republican primary election that will include the House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan and likely President Trump’s Rhode Island campaign co-chair former Rep. Joe

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #9: Shaun O’Rourke discusses Statewide Climate Resiliency Strategy

Shaun O’Rourke, Director of Stormwater and Resiliency for the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and Chief Resilience Officer for the State of Rhode Island, joined me to discuss Rhode Island’s climate resiliency and the new Statewide Climate Resiliency Strategy. Governor Raimondo and O’Rourke were on hand for the Newport County Resiliency Roundtable at CCRI Newport last

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #3: A conversation with Clean Ocean Access about single-use plastic bag bans

3 communities in Rhode Island have now adopted a single-use plastic bag ban, 1 community will adopt a ban on April 18, 2018, and another community is considering a ban in 2018. On the Wednesday, November 7th edition of What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM, we’ chatted all about single-use plastic bags and why 5 Rhode

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #2: A discussion with Kevin Robinson (K-Rob), Guinness World Record Holder and X Games Gold Medalist

After visiting students at Thompson Middle School in Newport, Guinness World Record Holder and X Games Gold Medalist, Kevin Robinson (K-Rob) joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM. Hear about K-Rob’s experience at TMS, learn more about the K-Rob Foundation and how he hopes T.R.I.C.K. will help students. To learn more about Kevin Robinson or K-Rob Foundation, visit

Podcast: A conversation with Richard Price

Richard Price is an educator, a survivor, and among the hidden treasures of Rhode Island’s rich musical scene. A former lead trumpet player with the legendary Lionel Hampton, played with the Count Basie Orchestra, and is often called upon at major events to play his very special version of the National Anthem. He’s also a

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Podcast: Discussion with Brenda Nienhouse, Executive Director of the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center

Sparks fly as a welder works on the stage; construction workers dig where an elevator will take patrons to a second-floor lobby. As layers of facade are removed, treasures are found in what was and will be the Newport Opera House, a vibrant performing arts venue. Brenda Nienhouse is executive director of the Newport Opera House

Podcast: A Conversation with Swati Bhise, Choreographer of Newport Bridgefest’s ‘A Bridge Together’

Bringing a blend of Indian, African and American dance and music, an exciting group of musicians and dancers will present a free concert this evening at Fort Adams, as part of Newport Bridgefest, the celebration that spans the week between Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festivals. Swati Bhise, conductor and choreographer for the orchestra and

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Podcast: Chat with Trudy Coxe, Kaity Ryan and Cynthia O’Malley from Preservation Society of Newport County

On the third Monday of each month, we dedicate an hour to catching up with our friends at the Preservation Society of Newport County. Kaity Ryan, Manger of Preservation Policy, and Cynthia O’Malley, Director of Educational Sales, joined Trudy Coxe, CEO of Preservation Society of Newport County, and me in the AM 1540 WADK studio

Podcast: Chat with Congressman David Cicilline, Audio From Newport City Council’s Discussion on Fire Boat

Congressman David Ciccilline stopped by The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore on AM 1540 WADK today from 12:30pm to 1pm to chat about manufacturing, jobs, Make It In America Campaign, gun safety and much more. Following the departure of the Congressman, we shared audio from Newport City Council’s meeting last night where they discussed the

Podcast #157: Newport Festivals Foundation Family Concert Musician Alastair Moock

Alastair Moock, a Grammy-nominated and award-winning musician, joins Frank Prosnitz and I today (Wednesday) on WADK (1540 AM) in advance of his performance tonight (Wednesday) at the Newport Festivals Foundation annual family concert at Fort Adams. The family concert comes during Bridgefest, the annual event that serves to connect the Newport Folk Festival, hugely successful this

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