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Podcast: John Marion, Common Cause Rhode Island

John Marion, Executive Director of Common Cause in Rhode Island, joined me on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK to discuss important voting and ethics issues before the General Assembly, and issues of transparency at the local level. Specifically, he talks about bills that would allow for early voting, require independent redistricting, and reforming the

Podcast: A conversation with Hank Lawler

For almost 30 years, that friendly face behind the counter at Dunkin’ Donuts in Newport was more than likely Hank Lawler. Hank has become a Newport icon with his memory, kindness, and love for what he does. Today, on his birthday, Hank joined Ryan on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to chat all

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Podcast: A conversation about the The Newport Workshop, a new community-powered manufacturing shop

Micah Reyes and  Andrea Pietrangeli joined Frank and Ryan today to chat about The Newport Workshop! The Newport Workshop will be a community-powered manufacturing shop empowering the “maker” in everyone through education, production, and collaboration. Their initiative is to provide the equipment, materials, and space for community members to make what they want and need through

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Podcast: A conversation with Mark Thompson, Executive Director of Newport Restoration Foundation

Mark Thompson, the new Executive Director of Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), joined me to chat about all that’s happening, new and to do with NRF and his vision for the organization on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK. The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) announced back on January 10, 2018, that they have selected Mark Thompson to

Podcast: A conversation with Edward McPherson, Executive Director of Island Moving Company

Edward McPherson, the new Executive Director of Island Moving Company, joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport today to chat about today’s Opening Weekend news, what’s ahead for the contemporary ballet company’s 36th season, and more. Island Moving Company is a classically trained contemporary ballet company of professional dancers based in Newport,

Podcast: A convo with Brad Shear, Executive Director of Potter League for Animals; local residents heading to Super Bowl

In 1929, the Potter League for Animals was founded under the name, “Newport County League for Animals” in order to take charge of abandoned, sick, lame, overworked or cruelly treated animals. Almost 90 years later, the Potter League cares for between 1,800 – 2,200 dogs, cats, and small mammals as the animal shelter of Newport County. Brad

Podcast: Jody Giddings from Wild Newport; Terri Cortvriend, Democratic candidate for District 72

Last week, What’sUpNewp brought you the news that Wild Newport, a new wildlife rehabilitation organization, was opening on Aquidneck Island. Jody Giddings, Founder of Wild Newport, joined Frank Prosnitz and me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport today to chat about the organization, what it does, and how to support it. We were

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: A conversation with Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society

Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of history and continues to document Newport’s unique contribution to our national narrative. Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society, joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK today to chat about all that’s happening, new and to do with the multi-faceted history-based

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: The Herren Project’s Purple Initiative Week

All across the United States, schools and communities are going purple to support The Herren Project’s (THP) Purple Initiative Week. THP’s Project Purple Initiative week is a nationwide celebration where communities and schools across the country GO Purple! to help support the mission of THP’s Project Purple Initiative. Ray Davis, Coordinator of Portsmouth Prevention Coalition and a

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