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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’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...

Podcast: A conversation with Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society

Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of history and continues to document Newport’s unique contribution to our national narrative. Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society, joined me on What'sUpNewp Radio...

Podcast: Portsmouth residents and Navy dispute over solar farm

In this edition, Frank discusses a dispute between Portsmouth residents and the Navy over Navy plans to build a solar farm that’s expected to come close to a residential area that overlooks Narragansett Bay....

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: Town of Middletown ready to host Founders’ Day 275 Celebration on August 18th

Robert Sylvia and Theresa Santos from the Middletown Town Council joined Frank Prosnitz and me on What'sUpNewp Radio today to chat about Middletown’s 275th Anniversary celebration. Events will take place at Paradise Park from 11 AM to 5...

Podcast: Chris Maxwell, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reporting that revenues from truck only tolls, in its first month, are exceeding expectations. Meanwhile, the DOT is facing a lawsuit from the American Trucking Association that...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 23: Pell Bridge ramp realignment, Newport Grand, Sheffield School and...

Tim Towey made his weekly guest appearance on What'sUp Newp Radio on Thursday. Before the show, Tim and I visited Newport Grand before its closure next week and also took a tour of the area...

Podcast: A conversation with Pamela Pantos, Executive Director of Newport Music Festival

When most people think about music in Newport, they imagine the storied folk and jazz festivals. But in the houses of Newport in July, the mansions that line the streets around Bellevue Avenue, the...

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: Mary Regan and Andrew Bulk, Three Angels Fund

Mary Regan and Andrew Bulk from Three Angels Fund joined me on this edition of What'sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport. The money raised by Three Angels Fund throughout the year and at their...

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...

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...
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PODCAST: Newport Remembers Buddy Cianci

Buddy Cianci was always quite a fan of Newport, we remember him fondly today upon the news of his passing. I had the chance to spend time with him during a live broadcast of The...

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,...

Podcast: A convo with Kelly Coates, Carpionato Group; Senator Dawn Euer

It was a jam-packed What'sUpNewp Radio Edition today on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Following the news that Carpionato Group had closed on its purchase of the 23.5 acre Newport Grand property from Twin River, LLC. ...

Podcast: A conversation with Richard Price

Richard Price is an educator, a survivor, and among the hidden treasures of Rhode Island’s rich musical scene. A former lead trumpet player with the legendary Lionel Hampton, played with the Count Basie Orchestra,...

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...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 30: Tim Towey, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia

Today On What's Up Newp Radio on WADK 1540AM... Host: Tim Towey & Ryan Belmore Guest: Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia joined us for a few minutes before her appearance ( Roseann Sdoia: Author. Speaker. Survivor) tonight at Barnes & Noble where...
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PODCAST: Discussion About the Upcoming State Mandated Changes at the Maher Garden Center

The Maher Garden Center in Middletown, operated by the John L. Maher Center, will be closing temporarily at the end of 2015 for their seasonal closing.When it re-opens in the spring, it will have...

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...
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Podcast: Chat with Trudy Coxe, Kaity Ryan and Cynthia O’Malley from Preservation Society of...

On the third Monday of each month, we dedicate an hour to catching up with our friends at the Preservation Society of Newport County. Kaity Ryan, Manger of Preservation Policy, and Cynthia O'Malley, Director of...

Podcast: A conversation with Edward McPherson, Executive Director of Island Moving Company

Edward McPherson, the new Executive Director of Island Moving Company, joined me on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport today to chat about today's Opening Weekend news, what's ahead for the contemporary ballet...

Podcast: Tim Towey and Coach Brian Moore, Newport Rugby Football Club

Among a variety of topics including Wednesday night's Newpot City Council meeting, Salve Rugby and Newport Rugby; Ryan and Tim Towey were joined by Newport Rugby Football Club Coach Brian Moore on Thursday on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition...

What’sUpNewp Radio – August 24: Magnolia Cajun Band ready for Rhythm & Roots Festival;...

It was all about the music and upcoming music festivals today on What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Alan and Michelle from Magnolia Cajun Band, "Rhode Island's Hometown Cajun Band", joined me to chat...

Podcast: Survivors of sexual assault deserve better

In the wake of the ongoing allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, I just had to speak up and share my unique opinion and view on the topic. As a survivor of sexual...