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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.

What’s Up Podcast: Heather Strout, executive director, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education, culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” These...

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...

What’s Up Podcast: A conversation with Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools

Newport Superintendent of Schools Colleen Burns Jermain joins WUN's Frank Prosnitz this morning for our latest edition of What's Up Podcast. In today's episode she discusses the status and...
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What’s Up Podcast: Neil Steinberg, CEO of Rhode Island Foundation, discusses programs that are...

Neil D. Steinberg, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Foundation joins WUN’s Frank Prosnitz, talking about some $10 million in grant programs that are helping critical non-profits during this...

What’s Up Podcast: Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea discusses COVID-19 crisis

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today joined What's Up's Frank Prosnitz to discuss changes her office is making during this coronavirus crisis to make things easier for voters and businesses.

What’s Up Podcast: Ivan Colón, Philanthropy Officer for Care New England

With today being 401Gives Day, What's Up Newp and What's Up Rhode Island are touching base with local and statewide nonprofits to see how funds raised today and throughout the year help...

What’s Up Podcast: Cortney Nicolato, President and CEO of United Way Rhode Island discusses...

Now more than ever, support is needed for the important work happening throughout the state’s nonprofit community. On Wednesday, April 1, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) will launch its anticipated new...

What’s Up Podcast: John Marion, executive director of Common Cause in Rhode Island

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, talks with WUN's Frank Prosnitz about the challenges that COVID - 19 puts on state and local government open meeting and ethics laws.

What’s Up Podcast: Conversations and moments from Newport, R.I., and beyond

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

Podcast: A conversation with Chuck Flippo, General Manager of Loeb Center

When Ambassador Loeb developed the Loeb Visitor Center a decade ago as a gateway to Newport's Touro Synagogue, the nation's oldest synagogue, he did so as not only in celebration of that...

Podcast: A conversation with Colin Kane, Founding Partner of Peregrine Group

Colin Kane is a founding partner of the highly successful Peregrine Group, real estate advisors and project managers. The company has offices in Newport and Rumford, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts.

Podcast: A Bridge To The Future – Al Kamara, Rising from poverty in Liberia

Al Kamara was born in a tiny impoverished village in Liberia -- no utilities, no running water, no schools, no hospitals. One of 21 children, his mother arranged for his "adoption" by...

Podcast: Opening Act – Paul Wayne

For more than 30 years Paul Wayne has been the opening act for many top stars, including Jay Leno, Patti LaBelle, Richie Havens, and so many more. He shares his story, songs,...

Podcast: A Bridge to the Future – Dr. Nadia Duvilaire

Brought up in Haiti, Dr. Nadia Duvilaire's journey from Haiti was one that began with her mother's original journey to New York City, leaving Nadia and her brother to be brought up...

Podcast: A conversation with Ron Carter ahead of his appearance at the 65th Newport...

Ron Carter is perhaps the most influential bassists in jazz history, with some 2,500 albums to his credit. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the...

Podcast: Dr. Barbara Roberts, Author of ‘The Doctor Broad: A Mafia Love Story’

Dr. Barbara Roberts, author of the forthcoming book, The Doctor Broad: A Mafia Love Story, joins Frank Prosnitz to talk about her book, caring for the Godfather of the New England's Mafia,...
What's Up Podcast | Newport, Rhode Island, & Beyond

What’sUpPodcast: John Longley on Newport, ’83 America’s Cup, Endeavour Replica Project, and more

Fremantle, Western Australia - John Longley AM may just be the most interesting man in the world. John Longley Longley has been involved with sailing...

What’sUpPodcast: Stuart Walton, General Manager of Royal Perth Yacht Club

Crowley, Western Australia - Let's get to it, I know you're wondering...why have I heard about or why should I care about Royal Perth Yacht Club? You may...

In his own words, a World War II vet remembers

I recall several years ago, walking slowly from the cemetery after the funeral for my Uncle Joe, a World War II vet. As I looked back, I saw my other uncle, Phil,...

What’s Up Radio – #6: Roy Lauth previews 48th Annual Christmas In Newport

The 48th Annual Christmas In Newport gets underway on Saturday, December 1st with an official opening ceremony in Washington Square at 5 pm. Roy Lauth, Vice President of Christmas In Newport, joins us for a...

What’s Up Radio: A conversation with Newport Mayor-elect Jamie Bova

Newport, RI - The voters spoke on November 6th and elected their new City Council, and now the new City Council has spoken and chosen their new chairwoman/Mayor. Jamie Bova, Newport City Councilor At-Large elect, has announced...

What’s Up Radio – November 12th: Veterans Day, Newport’s million dollar neighborhoods, and more

Newport, RI - Another edition of What's Up Radio is here. We start off the conversation reminding people that this (What's Up Radio) is a new endeavor and project, so if you want to hear...

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...
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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...

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...