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What’s Up Radio: The War and Treaty

After an amazing and beautiful debut performance at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival in July, The War and Treaty return to our area for two shows this week - Friday at Great Scott in...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Kristen Coates

'Boss Lady Of The Week' Is A Weekly Column That Highlights Empowering, Entrepreneurial and Inspiring Females In Our Community Kristen Coates: Curator, Artist, Designer, Art Agent, and an all around badass. Kristen is a graduate...

Podcast: A conversation with Gunther Buerman, Founder of the Newport Car Museum

Gunther Buerman, Founder of the Newport Car Museum, joined Ryan on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK today to chat about all that's happening at the Portsmouth Museum and their recent recognition by...

Shift Drinks: Brent Ryan, Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling

A lot has changed over the past few months for the company that produces Newport Storm beer and Thomas Tew rums.  In March, it was announced that a private equity group had purchased a...

Newport Maven: Patti Doyle

Newport is full of inspiring people, amiright? Entrepreneurs, scientists, artist, and fitness gurus; kick butt community members who embody everything about athletic culture. In honor of celebrating our local athletes, and those who are especially involved...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins is a fourth generation local islander from a family full of entrepreneurs. Her expertise is in holistic esthetics, coaching and energy work. Her passion also lies in the sphere of empowering women...

Podcast: Joe Bardenheier, The Shackleton Climate Project

Joe Bardenheier, Vice Chairman of The Shackleton Climate Project, joined me today on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport to discuss The Shackleton Climate Project and their upcoming event in Newport, Chasing Shackleton...

Podcast: A discussion with Seth Bock and Rob Dupont, Greenleaf Compassion Center of Portsmouth

Among Rhode Island's newest and fastest growing industries is medical marijuana, with three medical marijuana compassion centers and over 100 licensed growers across the state. Joining Frank Prosnitz and me today on The Open Forum...
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What’s Up Radio: A conversation with musician Troy Ramey

Troy Ramey, a graduate of Rogers High School in Newport and a top 12 finisher on Season 12 of NBC's The Voice, joins me on this edition of What'sUp Radio to chat about his...

Shift Drinks: Matt Plumb, Brick Alley Pub

Shift Drinks is a new weekly column on WhatsUpNewp that hopes to highlight local hospitality professionals around town.  With so many unique, talented and passionate individuals working in the service industry, this series aims to...

One-on-WUN: An Interview with Fluke’s new Executive Chef, Eddie Montalvo

This spring, Executive Chef Eddie Montalvo moved from New York City to Newport to join the team at Fluke Newport. Since May, he's been bringing his clean and simple style and 20 years of...

Podcast: Paul Madden discusses the 1929 Black Duck Incident, documentary that will be filmed...

A historical documentary based on the rum runner shoot out of 1929 will be filmed later this year in Newport and across Rhode Island, and will feature the  1920’s Newport Rum Runner “Black Duck”. The...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Jeovanna

Jeovanna is the owner and sole stylist at Lily + Lion, Newport’s only boutique speakeasy salon, shhh … don’t tell anyone. She is a San Diego native, and a Bumble & Bumble trained hairstylist (since 2002)...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Sarah Berkman

Sarah Berkman: Herbalist, Birth Doula, Earth Mother (my claim, not hers), Aromatherapist and Owner of Gather. Sarah wears may hats (and thrifted dresses); she grew up in New England and after a brief stay...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Suzi Nance

‘Boss Lady Of The Week’ Is A Weekly Column That Highlights Empowering, Entrepreneurial and Inspiring Females In Our Community Suzi Nance: President of Capitol Realty Company, Founder of Bring Peace Not Pain, Certified Hypnotherapist, Hypnotist,...

Podcast: From homeless to a soon-to-be college graduate, the Joe Glennon story

Westerly, RI - On any given day in Rhode Island, there are more than 1,000 men, women, and children living in emergency shelters, cars, train stations, struggling simply to survive. Joe Glennon was one...

Folk Fest Interview: Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule Makes Surprise Appearance

(Above: Warren Haynes and Nels Cline, Photo: Ken Abrams) Warren Haynes is known to many as the former guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band and founder of the popular jam band Gov’t Mule. Haynes made...

Podcast: A conversation with John Marion, executive director of Common Cause of Rhode Island

With less than two weeks until the election, John Marion, executive director of Common Cause of Rhode Island, joins WUN's Frank Prosnitz on this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Rebecca King

'Boss Lady' Of The Week Highlights Empowering, Entrepreneur, & Inspiring Females In Our Community Rebecca King is a Real Estate Agent at Libby Kirwin Real Estate (LKRE) and an all around vital business woman and mogul....

What About Bobby: What Would You Say If You Were Told That You Would...

My Name is Bobby Forster, I Live In Newport and I Have ALS. What would you say if you were told that you would be dead in two to five years? For me, I simply said...

A Conversation with George Wein: Madam Chaloff, a Bucket of Blood, and Storyville (Part...

In part 2, George Wein takes us on his journey, from classical piano and lessons with Madam Chaloff, to the clubs at which he first played for two dollars a night, to the rise...
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Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Q and A with Meg Heriot

Meg Heriot isn’t a Newport native but she certainly has made her mark on this town. She enjoys long walks on Second Beach, picking up other peoples garbage and giving hugs to strangers....

Podcast: Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange

Two bills are pending in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives that would restore disability benefits to hundreds of thousands of Vietnam Veterans suffering from Agent Orange-related illnesses. WUN's Frank Prosnitz chats with...

Podcast: Simona De Tullio and Charles Kehres preview Island Moving Company’s ‘Far To Near’

Newport, RI - This weekend's series of contemporary ballet performances by Island Moving Company at Casino Theatre in Newport will feature choreography by IMC Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen and choreographers from Italy and Puerto Rico. Simona De...

WhatsUp Interview: Jose James Brings the Music of Bill Withers to Newport Jazz

Bill Withers is hot. Everybody seems to be piling well-deserved praise onto the 80-year-old man and his music. A year after the Newport Folk Festival presented a special set dedicated to the legend who...