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January 18, 2018

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition

Podcast: Beacon Designs by Chem Art – The Rhode Island company that’s manufacturing the Official White House Christmas Ornament

Recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, National Geographic and Reader’s Digest, Beacon Designs by ChemArt (located in Lincoln, RI) has been making the Official White House Christmas Ornament for the White House Historical Association since 1981. The holiday decorations have honored each president sequentially, with brief pauses to recognize significant occasions such as the White

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

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

Singing For Shelter

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #7 – Singing For Shelter

Many of Aquidneck Island’s finest musicians will join together on December 7th at the 10th annual Singing For Shelter to raise much-needed funds for our area’s homeless shelters. Mark Gorman, a co-organizer of the event, recently joined me on the radio program today to provide us with all the details for the acoustic Christmas event, a

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #6: 84-room hotel, restaurant and retail coming soon to Newport Yachting Center

Colin Kane, a founding partner of Peregrine Group LLC and Peregrine Property Management LLC, joined Frank Prosnitz and me on the program to discuss his groups plans to build a new 84-room hotel on the former site of the Newport Yachting Center. Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #4: Island To Island Fundraiser

Newport resident and What’sUpNewp contributor Tyler Bernadyn join me to chat about his time living in St. John, the upcoming Island To Island Fundraiser, the connection between Aquidneck Island and St. John, The Last Straw and much more.   Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm on AM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on

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