Even thought I have been under the weather with flu-like symptoms, the show must go on and it did. Here’s what happened today on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK.

The first 30 minutes of the show today I discusses current events and local news before being joined by Evangeline Brennan, Director of Early Head Start at Meeting Street. Our discussion was all about today’s news that More Than 350 Head Start Professionals to Attend New England Conference on Early Education in Newport This Week.

Colleen McGrath from Ballard Park joined me next on The Open Forum to discuss all that’s happening at Newport’s sanctuary during School Vacation Week and Newport Arboretum Week. For the full schedule, visit www.ballardpark.org.

Finally, Representative Lauren Carson (D – 75, Newport) called in from Keeping History About Water at the Newport Marriott and sea level rise and the conference were topics of our discussion.

12:30pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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Listen to The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore every weekday from 12:30pm to 2pm on 1540 AM WADK Newport.

WADK 1540 is the place to tune to for complete coverage of local news, weather, sports, traffic reports and special features, listen online on 1540 AM and online on www.wadk.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.