It was that time of the month where we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be joined by Evan Smith, CEO and President of Discover Newport.

Among the topics covered in our nearly 90-minute interview were the Providence-Newport Ferry, the possibility of Middletown becoming home of the USS John F. Kennedy, upcoming events in Newport and Bristol County, travel, tourism and much much more.

Listen 12:30pm to 1pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_07_14_459_47017_4013.mp3

Listen 1pm to 2pm

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/459/2016_07_14_459_47016_4013.mp3

Listen to The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore every weekday from 12:30pm to 2pm on WADK1540AM!

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.