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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 Jonathan Perry, Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

Jonathan Perry from the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant joined What'sUpNewp's Frank Prosnitz on this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK.s Among the variety of topics that made up the conversation was...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 27: Owen Ross from The Every Student Initiative; Dan McGowan,...

Today's topics ranged from Newport Grand to a new school survey that just came out. Owen Ross from The Every Student Initiative in Portsmouth joined me to chat about the community mental health forum their...

Podcast: Beacon Designs by Chem Art – The Rhode Island company that’s manufacturing the...

Recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, National Geographic and Reader's Digest, Beacon Designs by ChemArt (located in Lincoln, RI) has been making the Official White House Christmas Ornament for the White House Historical Association...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 21: Pell Bridge ramp redesign proposals

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is in the beginning stages of planning the reconfiguring of the Pell Bridge Interchange and is currently seeking the public's opinion on a variety of designs. On WADK 1540AM today, we...

What’sUpNewp Radio #88: Julie Marron, Director and Writer of ‘Four Games in Fall’ (Updated)

Julie Marron, writer and director of Four Games In Fall, joined me on the first half of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM today at 1 pm! Four Games in Fall, a social documentary with a twist, will appear...

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...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 22nd: RIDOT on Pell Bridge ramp realignment; Comedian and parodist...

Following our show yesterday on the Pell Bridge Ramp realignment project, Jody Richards, RIDOT's Pell Bridge Ramps Project Manager, joined me for a few minutes on the program to discuss the project. I was then...

Podcast: Live Local Music & Arts Festival coming to lawn of Great Friends Meeting...

(Photo: Patrick Murphy introduces The Z-Boys at the 2017 Live Local Music Festival) The Live Local Music Festival, a celebration of the art and culture that defines Newport and Rhode Island as a whole, is set...

Podcast – August 10: Looking ahead to Rhythm & Roots, Providence Folk Festival and...

Ken Abrams, our fabulous music, arts, and entertainment writer, joined me on this edition of What'sUpNewp Radio to chat about life after the Newport festivals. There's Rhythm & Roots, Providence Folk Festival, and much more...

Podcast: Pell Elementary Students speak with astronaut aboard International Space Station

Newport’s Pell Elementary School students made history today by becoming the first Rhode Island public school to make contact with the International Space Station (ISS). As part of United Nations annual World Space Week, K-4th...

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...

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...

What’sUpNewp Radio – September 6: Author Donna Lucey; Whip Seaman from Oliver Hazard Perry

What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport: Thursday, September 6th Co-Host: Tim Towey Guest at 1:15 pm: Author Donna Lucey The Newport Art Museum and the Chanler at Cliff Walk will co-host a book signing...

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – May 25: James McGuire, Department Commander of the Rhode Island...

James P. McGuire, Department Commander of the Rhode Island Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, joined Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz on this edition of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK  to...

Podcast: Working Cities Newport – What it is and how you can get involved

Last May, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that Cranston, Newport, and Providence won the Fed’s Working Cities Challenge, a competition for Rhode Island communities...

What’sUpNewp Radio – September 5: Justin Speegle, AmpSurf; Stephanie Geller, RI Kids Count

AmpSurf will host its second annual adaptive surfing clinic at Second Beach on September 15th. Justin Speegle from AmpSurf joined Frank Prosnitz and me today on What'sUpNewp Radio on WADK 1540AM to chat about the event that involves adaptive surf...

The Open Forum – June 5th: Mary Murphy and Mary Frances Vesey, ALS caregivers

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has long been viewed as among the most devastating conditions for both the afflicted and his or her family. Mary Murphy and Mary Frances...

Podcast: A conversation with Clean Ocean Access and RI Department of Health about beach...

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has closed 29 beaches across Rhode Island so far this summer for a total of 111 days due to high bacteria counts. Locally, Third Beach has been...

Podcast: Bob Weygand joins us to chat about statewide politics; hear more about the...

On this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport, Frank Prosnitz and I were joined by former Lieutenant Governor and State Representative Bob Weygand. Weygand joined for approximately 30 minutes on the program...
Endeavour

Podcast: Dr. Kathy Abbass from RIMAP joins us to chat about possible discovery of...

Dr. Kathy Abbass, RIMAP's Executive Director and Principal Investigator, joins us for the majority of this edition of What's Up Newp Radio on WADK 1540AM to answer,“Could it be the Endeavour?” Archaeologists from the Rhode...

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...

Podcasts: Chatting with folks from Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, PFLAG, and 35th...

I took over the WADK airwaves as host of The Open Forum and What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on Wednesday, it was a jam-packed two hours of fun and information. The Open Forum (12 pm to 1...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 28: Goodbye Newport Grand; A convo with John Taylor, Twin...

Newport Grand Casino closes permanently at 11 pm this evening. Tiverton Casino Hotel opens at 10 am on Saturday. John Taylor Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, the owner of Twin...

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...

What’sUpNewp Radio – September 10: Jamie Lehane, Newport Mental Health

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), is celebrated annually on September 10th. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide...