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From the award-winning team behind What’s Up Newp and What’s Up RhodeIsland, What’s Up Podcast brings you interesting conversations and moments from Newport, Rhode Island & beyond.

Endeavour

PODCAST #97: Dr. Kathy Abbass from RIMAP Talks About Discovery of Captain Cook’s ‘Endeavour’...

Dr. Kathy Abbass from Rhode Island Marine Archeaolgy Project joined me today on The Open Forum on WADK 1540 AM for 60 minutes to discuss her teams possible recent discovery of Captain Cook's Endeavour and 13...

PODCAST: Discussion with Museum of Newport Irish History, Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Marshals

Michael Slein, President of the Board of Directors for The Museum of Newport Irish History, stopped by The Open Forum today from 12:30pm  to 1:40pm to discuss Newport's Irish history, Newport Irish Heritage Month...

Podcast: Convo on Armory sale, Newport Jazz Festival, and Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade...

Tim Towey joined me on the Thursday edition of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport to discuss all that's the talk of the tavern down at Midtown Oyster Bar. Conversations and opinions...
Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships

Podcast: A conversation with Brewer Rowe, Tournament Director of Dell Technologies Hall Of Fame...

Brewer Rowe, Tournament Director for the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, joined Tim Towey and me on Thursday on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM from 1 pm to 2 pm. Listen below to hear all about what...

PODCAST: Interview with Mark Gorman of The Playboys

Thursday's edition of "The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore" on 1540 AM WADK Newport featured a great conversation about live music with Mark Gorman, a local musician and writer. Mark and I discussed the area's...

PODCAST #78: Chat with Erika Van Pelt, Newport Restoration Foundation and Discover Newport

Today's shows was the definition of "The Open Forum", topics ranged from what's going on this weekend, to DYCF, to American Idol, to Keeping History Above Water and finally tourism. Rhode Island's own Erika Van Pelt...
Rosecliff Mansion

Podcast #107: Newport Mansions, Expressive Arts Institute at Salve and Fort Adams

On today's busy Monday edition of The Open Forum on WADK 1540 AM, we caught up with John Rodman, Christopher Carbone and Joe Dias. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - John Rodman, Director of Museum...

Podcast: RI Foundation on what grants and scholarships are available, our thoughts on sale...

Chris Barnett from Rhode Island Foundation joined us on this hodge-podge of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to discuss the Foundations news that they are offering $265,000 in grants to serve Newport...

Podcast: Shark Week is coming to Newport

On Saturday, July 21st, IYRS School of Technology & Trades & Cox Media will celebrate the launch of Shark Week with a kickoff party that includes an exclusive screening of the first episode of...

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #11: Rabbi Marc Mandel from Touro Synagogue on Hanukkah

With Hanukkah beginning tonight, we had a timely discussion with Rabbi Marc Mandel from Touro Synagogue about the Jewish Holiday, what it stands for in 2017, the festival of lights and much more. Touro Synagogue is...

Podcasts: 7 gubernatorial candidates sit down with What’sUpnewp

The biggest news in the gubernatorial race has not just been the financials, but how many people are running for the seat, the decision by former Democratic Secretary of State to switch from running for...

What’s Up Podcast: A conversation with Paul Wayne, the penultimate opening act

You might call Paul Wayne the penultimate opening act. He’s been doing it for more than three decades, opening for the likes of Harry Belafonte, Chuck Berry and numerous stars of today...

Podcast #91: Discussion with Scott Wolf, Executive Director of Grow Smart RI

Today on The Open Forum on WADK 1540AM from 12:30pm to 2pm...we chatted about RI's Presidential Preference Primary, RI's Green economy, local issues and much more with guests Frank Prosnitz and Scott Wolf, Executive Director of GrowSmartRI. Grow Smart RI’s...

Podcast: Potter League For Animals will host fundraiser, event for NOWZAD, its sister shelter...

The willingness of the Potter League for Animals in Middletown to reach out and help animals is pretty much limitless.  Last week, it took in 17 dogs and 1 cat from a shelter in...

Podcast: What’s up with Newport Wellness Week

Start the year off right by focusing on lifelong health and wellness solutions. That's at least the goal of the Discover Newport's inaugural Newport Wellness Week, running January 21 - 27, 2018. Andrea McHugh from...

Podcast: A conversation with José James ahead of his Newport Jazz Festival performances

New York City-based jazz vocalist José James celebrates the 80th birthday of R&B legend Bill Withers – “Lean on Me: Jose James Celebrates Bill Withers” – at this year’s Newport Jazz Festival. James, an outstanding...

Podcast: A conversation with Arilyn Mithcell, Mary-Gail Smith and Fred Schoch

Figuratively, we travel from a concert hall in Gargilesse - Dampierre, France to the Charles River in Boston. Arilyn Mitchell, a 17-year-old harpist who plays with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, joined me with Mary-Gail...

Podcast 120: Newport Tree Society, Newport Arboretum and Newport Open Space Partnership

Tina Dolen, Executive Director of Newport Tree Society joined me on The Open Forum on WADK 1540 AM on Friday to discuss Newport Tree Society, Newport Arboretum and the Newport Open Space Partnership. The final...

Podcast: A conversation with Nellie Gorbea, Rhode Island Secretary of State

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joined What'sUpNewp's Frank Prosnitz on this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK. The two focused their conversation on cybersecurity, early voting and other important issues with...

Podcast: Patrick Murphy and Jamie Horoszko, Live Local Music And Arts Festival

Patrick Murphy and Jamie Horoszko joined me on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport today to chat about the Annual Live Local Music And Arts Festival! Tune on in to hear about the festival, be...

PODCAST: Discussion with Norman Bird Sanctuary and Musician Justin Pomfret

On the Thursday, February 18th edition of The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport, Ryan spoke about local issues involving police worn cameras as well as a resolution to add cameras to Downtown Newport. I...

Podcast: A conversation with Rhode Island Lt. Governor Dan McKee

Lt. Governor Dan McKee, a Democrat, joined me recently on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport to talk about what appears to be a competitive primary election, in which he faces Progressive...

Podcast: The Herren Project’s Purple Initiative Week

All across the United States, schools and communities are going purple to support The Herren Project's (THP) Purple Initiative Week. THP’s Project Purple Initiative week is a nationwide celebration where communities and schools across the...

PODCAST: Chat with Rep. Daniel Reilly, Kathy Staab from Jane Pickens Theater and More…...

On Tuesday, February 9th I was joined on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport by Representative Daniel Reilly (D-72 Middletown and Portsmouth) to chat about RhodeWorks and how he thought the finance...

PODCAST: Lt. Governor Dan McKee on National Grid’s Proposed Rate Hike

With National Grid's proposed rate increase of 53% on the energy portion of your electric bill, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is urging Rhode Islanders to seek alternatives. McKee joined us to talk about the rate...