Steve Jones, Producer and Co-Founder of Teton Gravity Research, joined me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to chat about Teton Gravity’s Andy Irons Kissed By God and its Newport premiere taking place at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center on Wednesday night.

Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily.

Ken Shane, a contributor to What’sUpNewp, also called into the program to chat about the film, which he was afforded a sneak peek at.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).