Frank Prosnitz, Phil West and Scott Wolf joined me today on The Open Forum on WADK 1540AM between 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Phil West, former executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island and author of “Secrets & Scandals, Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006” joined Frank and I to discuss the gun reform legislation that has been stalled in the RI General Assembly, and ethics reform that’s headed to the November ballot.

Scott Wolf, Executive Director of Grow Smart Rhode Island joins us to talk about the upcoming Power of Place Summit, measuring Rhode Island’s economic performance over the first half of 2016, and looking at the forecast ahead for smart growth projects in RI.

Listen 12:30pm to 1pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_06_15_459_46007_4013.mp3

Listen 1pm to 2pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_06_15_459_46006_4013.mp3

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

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.