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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: Matt Gray from Ragged Island Brewing Company discusses plans to purchase and preserve...

Matthew Gray, a partner in Ragged Island Brewing Company, joined Frank Prosnitz and I on this edition of What'sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about the recent news that the brewing company...

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...

What’sUpNewp Radio – June 14th: Pamela McLaughlin, Project SEARCH

Newport Hospital recently celebrated the graduation of Project SEARCH interns at a ceremony held last week at Newport Hospital. The Project Search program prepares special needs students for the workplace, helping them acquire career and...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 20th: Pawsox, sailing mishap, things to do this week, and...

We had a lot to get to today on the radio program. I recapped the news and reaction regarding the PawSox announcement on Friday, talked about the very odd story from the weekend where a...

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...
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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’sUpNewp Radio – June 18: Fort Adams Trust, St. Barnabas Parish Festival, Newport Music...

It was a jam-packed Monday edition of What'sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK today. Sandy Kristianson and Rob McCormack from Fort Adams Trust kicked-off the show with details on the 2nd Annual Music On The...

Podcast: A convo with Brad Shear, Executive Director of Potter League for Animals; local...

In 1929, the Potter League for Animals was founded under the name, “Newport County League for Animals” in order to take charge of abandoned, sick, lame, overworked or cruelly treated animals. Almost 90 years later, the Potter...

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: Colin Kane discusses Hammetts Wharf Hotel, future plans of Newport Yachting Center property

Newport, RI - After a few years of planning, the groundbreaking for the new 84-room Hammetts Wharf Hotel, restaurant, retail space, and office space at the former Newport Yachting Center finally will take place...

Podcast: Award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist and bandleader Cynthia Sayer

On August 3, 2018, Cynthia Sayer will become the first featured 4-string banjoist ever to perform at Newport Jazz Festival. The multi-award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist, and bandleader is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as the top 4-string...

Podcast #136: Representative Lauren Carson, City Council Candidate Jamie Bova and More

I turned my focus on this June Monday to the 2016 election calendar and focused on the declaration of candidacy in some of our local and state offices. Representative Lauren Carson called into the program around...

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...

Podcast #113: Local and Statewide Politics with Frank Prosnitz

Frank Prosnitz, a former Reporter for the Providence Journal and Providence Business News, joined me on The Open Forum on Wednesday to discuss local politics, statewide politics and much more. Among the topics that were...

Podcast: A conversation with Paul Pence, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor

Paul Pence, the Republican candidate for Rhode Island Lt. Governor, joined Frank today on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Pence is editor of RI Roads Magazine, a former reporter at the Westerly...

Podcast: A convo with Doug Woolverton about leaving Newport, his future in music, and...

Doug Woolverton has been a big piece of the live music and entertainment scene in Newport and across Rhode Island since 2004 with his involvement in Roomful of Blues, Newport Groove Merchants, The Ravers,...
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Podcast: Changes could be coming soon for paid parking season, parking meters in Newport

There are four ordinance changes regarding parking season, rates, and meters that will go in front of Newport City Council on Wednesday night. I took the show today to discuss and explain those changes recommended...

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...

What’sUpNewp Radio #87: David Hanos and Ray Gomes, Newport School Committee

Ray Gomes, Vice Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, and Dave Hanos, Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, joined me today on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to discuss the confusion behind...

Podcast: A conversation with Dr. Luis-Daniel Munoz, Independent gubernatorial candidate

Dr. Luis-Daniel Munoz is among what appears to be a growing number of Rhode Islanders running for governor. An independent, he is focusing his campaign on education, jobs, access to health care, and fighting...

Podcast: Discussion with Chris Maxwell, President of Rhode Island Trucking Association

Chris Maxwell, President of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, join me today on AM 1540 WADK to update us about the opposition to the truck only tolls that state officials believe will go into...

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.

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: Chat About Issues Of The Day and Interview with John Florez, Newport City...

Topics on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport today from 12:30pm - 2pm ranged from the three structure fires on Aquidneck Island last night, what to do this weekend, snow storm forecast...

Podcast: Pell Bridge 50th, Viking Ship, and a convo with Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for...

Today's What'sUpNewp Radio ranged from talking about the upcoming visit of the World's Largest Viking Ship, to Newport Pell Bridge's 50th Anniversary, to a conversation with Patti Doyle about the future of Newport Grand...