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What’sUpNewp Radio #88: Julie Marron, Director and Writer of ‘Four Games in Fall’ (Updated)

Julie Marron, writer and director of Four Games In Fall, joined me on the first half of What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM today at 1 pm! Four Games in Fall, a social documentary with a twist, will appear on the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center on March 21st. {March 20th update:  Due to the forecasted snowstorm,

What’sUpNewp Radio #87: David Hanos and Ray Gomes, Newport School Committee

Ray Gomes, Vice Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, and Dave Hanos, Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, joined me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to discuss the confusion behind the scheduling of Parent-Teacher Conferences and more. During the program, it was, in fact, confirmed that the Teachers’ Association of Newport

What’sUpNewp Radio #86: Pastor Paul Hoffman, EFC Newport

With Saturday as the official EFC North Grand Opening launch, EFC Newport’s new staff is working tirelessly to prepare for a successful and celebratory event. Pastor Paul Hoffman broke away from the busyness to join WUN’s Ryan Belmore on What’s Up Newp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM today to chat about EFC North and more.

What’sUpNewp Radio #85: Angela McCalla, Child & Family

“There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.” – Unknown Angela McCalla, a Foster Care recruiter for Child & Family, joined me today on the radio to speak about foster care in Rhode Island, RI Foster Parent Recruitment Weekend, and how you can provide hope and love in a child’s life. Pete Weiss also stopped by

What’sUpNewp Radio #84: Kelly Nevins, The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island

Kelly Nevins, Executive Director of The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, will join Frank and me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM to discuss disparities, solutions, Women’s History Month,  and the efforts underway to ensure economic security for low-income women and their families across the country. The mission of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island is to invest in women

What’UpNewp Radio #83: Steve Heath, FabNewport and The Newport Experience

Steven Heath, founder and executive director of FabNewport, joined me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to chat about FabNewport and “The Newport Experience”. According to Heath’s organization -“Newport is one of Rhode Island’s poorest cities. It is an urban school district with more than 64% of the population (Thompson Middle School

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What’sUpNewp Radio #82: Matt Gray, Gray Matter Marketing and Ragged Island Brewing Company

Matt Gray, Owner of Gray Matter Marketing and a partner of Ragged Island Brewing Company, joined me today to discuss the Newport Night Run, the Newport Public Education Foundation, Gray Matter Marketing’s other upcoming events, craft beer business in Rhode Island, Ragged Island Brewing Company, and more. The fifth annual Newport Night Run, Newport’s first and

What’sUpNewp Radio #81: Dave McLaughlin, Clean Ocean Access

Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access, joined me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about the new Portsmouth single-use plastic bag ban, trash skimmers, rain barrels, Clean Ocean Access’s involvement with the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover and more. Dave is the Co-Founder of Clean Ocean Access and as

What’sUpNewp Radio #80: Senator Dawn Euer

Senator Dawn Euer (D. Dist. 13, Newport & Jamestown) joined Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz by phone today to chat about legislation that is meant to provide disincentives to the oil industry to prevent drilling off Rhode Island’s coast, her work with reproductive rights, her take on the Governor’s Red Flag Law, healthcare in Rhode Island,

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 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: 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

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

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