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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.

Podcast: A conversation with Doug Key, founder of Rogue Island Comedy Festival

"Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile." - J.B. Priestley There will be plenty of smiles later this week with the start of the annual Rogue Island Comedy Festival. Doug...

Podcast: A conversation with Niko Merritt – Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ movie and Sankofa Community...

Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, a film featuring an almost all-black cast, black director, about a black superhero, is “something black people have never seen before … in an age when black people are seeing...

Podcast: A conversation with RI Department of Revenue on Rhode Island’s Tax Amnesty Program

There are only a few weeks left for individuals and businesses to take advantage of Rhode Island's Tax Amnesty program, a way for delinquent taxpayers to save money on penalties and interest payment and...
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Podcast: Discussion with Brenda Nienhouse, Executive Director of the Newport Opera House Theater &...

Sparks fly as a welder works on the stage; construction workers dig where an elevator will take patrons to a second-floor lobby. As layers of facade are removed, treasures are found in what was...
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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...
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Podcast: Brad Read previews the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

The Race Village at the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover will open four months from today at Fort Adams State Park. Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport, joined me today on What'sUpNewp...

Podcast: Chat with Congressman David Cicilline, Audio From Newport City Council’s Discussion on Fire...

Congressman David Ciccilline stopped by The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore on AM 1540 WADK today from 12:30pm to 1pm to chat about manufacturing, jobs, Make It In America Campaign, gun safety and much...

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...

PODCAST: What to Do This Weekend and During Newport Winter Festival (Feb. 12)

On the Friday edition of The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore on 1540 AM WADK Newport I discussed briefly truck tolls being singed into law by Governor Raimondo, as well as a quick recap...

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...
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PODCAST: What The Small Business Administration Can Do For The Local Small Business Community

Frank Prosnitz, Mark Hayward, District Director for the Small Business Administration and Ryan Belmore discuss what the SBA can do for the local small business community. Joining Frank Prosnitz on the Wednesday edition of The...

Podcast #114: City Council Members and Broadway Merchants Launch ‘Local Broadway District’

Earlier today, the City of Newport and the Broadway Merchants Association launched a new digital media and social media campaign aimed at helping the businesses on Broadway during the final few months of construction...

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’sUpNewp Radio – September 7: Newport Playhouse, Those Guys, Collin and Erika Van Pelt

It was a jam-packed Friday edition of What'sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Jonathan Perry, Owner of Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, and actor Michael Johnson stopped by the show for the first thirty...

Podcast: Jody Giddings from Wild Newport; Terri Cortvriend, Democratic candidate for District 72

Last week, What'sUpNewp brought you the news that Wild Newport, a new wildlife rehabilitation organization, was opening on Aquidneck Island. Jody Giddings, Founder of Wild Newport, joined Frank Prosnitz and me on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 29: John Hirschboeck,Co-President of Alliance For A Livable Newport

.To help voters make an informed decision of which Newport City Council candidates and Newport School Committee candidates to support, Alliance for a Livable Newport sent the candidates a questionnaire which asked (15) fifteen questions about...

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...

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: Interview with Karen Vebber from People’s Credit Union

Karen Vebber, Mortgage Loan Officer at People's Credit Union, joined me today on The Open Forum to discuss taxes, mortgages, what to financially think about before you engaged on Valentine's Day, the local real...
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Podcast #108: Talking Polo with Dan Keating, Founder and President of Newport Polo

Today on The Open Forum on WADK, we celebrated polo and art. Galloping into the WADK studio today to talk about the 25th season of Newport Polo, was Newport Polo’s founder and President Dan Keating. It...

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 #80: Featured Guests Include People’s Credit Union and Heather Abbott

Today's edition of The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK featured Karen Vebber from People's Credit Union, Heather Abbott and me! Karen Vebber, a Mortgage Loan Officer at People's Credit Union, joined me to discuss...

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – June 4th: A conversation with Javier Juarez, ‘What Happens to...

Javier Juarez, a Rhode Island resident and probably best known in Newport as a Newport Pedicabber, joined WUN's Ryan Belmore to chat about his recent commencement speech at Brown University. Juarez shared how, as a Deferred Action...
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PODCAST: Interview with Organizers of Night To Shine

Bob Dyl, Night To Shine Coordinator, and Pastor Steve Robinson, from CrossPoint Church, joined me today on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport to discuss Night To Shine, a prom night experience...

What’UpNewp Radio #83: Steve Heath, FabNewport and The Newport Experience

Steven Heath, founder and executive director of FabNewport, joined me today on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to chat about FabNewport and "The Newport Experience". According to Heath's organization -"Newport is one of...