WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Heather Hole Strout, Executive Director of the MLK Center
Coming up on Tuesday, March 28 at 11:30 am.
This Day in RI History: March 16, 1976 Blu Cantrell born in Providence
Grammy nominated R&B singer
This Day in RI History: March 13, 1799 -Oliver Shaw born in Newport
Early American Composer
What’s Up Interview: Dar Williams coming to Jane Pickens March 24
Williams on her lyrical approach to songwriting
This Day in RI History: March 7, 1707 – Stephen Hopkins born in Providence
Colonial Governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence
A conversation with Newport School Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain
During our conversation, we touch base on regionalization, the new Rogers High School project, mental health issues, the COVID-19 learning gap, preparing students for the Blue Economy, and much more.
What’s Up Interview: We speak with children’s musician Laurie Berkner on the ‘kindie rock’ movement and more
Berkner playing sold out show at Greenwich Odeum Saturday March 4 at 3PM
Q&A with new NCAA President Charlie Baker
Former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker did a 30-minute interview with The Associated Press just days before he officially began his new job as NCAA president. He laid out goals for his first 100 days, including bringing in an independent firm to conduct a review of the NCAA, and touched on some of the issues facing college sports and what the association’s role could be going forward. Highlights from that interview, lightly edited for clarity.
New NCAA president says NIL rules could protect athletes
As Charlie Baker takes over as NCAA president, he brings a different way of thinking about one of the more important and most polarizing issues in college athletics: Regulating how college athletes monetize their fame.
4Qs with Deanna J. Conheeny: President of the Board of Directors for the Museum of Newport Irish History on 46th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month
Museum of Newport Irish History Leads Effort to Keep Irish Traditions Alive
Dave Rosenberg reflects on the 35th Annual Newport Winter Festival
In today’s interview as part of our “4Qs with” series, Rosenberg reflected on this year’s event, which was returning after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of Marketing for Spectacle Live discusses the success of shows at The JPT and future plans
In a recent interview as part of the “4Qs with” series, Dan Berube, the Director of Marketing for Spectacle Live, discussed the success of the company’s shows at The Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center and its plans for the future.
Newport Police Chief Gary Silva reflects on his 40-year career and offers advice to future officers
4Qs with Newport Police Chief Gary Silva.
Ticket Giveaway: We interview Teddy Thompson, playing Newport Live show Friday, Feb. 24
Singer-songwriter performing at La Farge Arts Center
What’s Up Interview: Julie Knitel of ‘Come From Away,’ playing PPAC this week
Show running through Sunday Feb. 26
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Dave Rosenberg, Newport Winter Festival
Dave Rosenberg, organizer of the Newport Winter Festival, will join What’sUpNewp for a WUN-ON-ONE conversation at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Jay Sweet and Dan Swain, Newport Festivals Foundation
The Newport Festivals Foundation, which produces the iconic Newport Folk Festival and legendary Newport Jazz Festival, is doing some iconic and legendary things of its own.
What’s Up Interview: Andrew Marlin of Watchhouse – duo coming to United Theatre in Westerly March 2
Newport Folk Festival veterans formerly known as Mandolin Orange
AP Interview: Moltzan catching up to US teammate Shiffrin
When Paula Moltzan finished second behind Mikaela Shiffrin for the U.S. ski team’s first 1-2 finish in a women’s World Cup slalom in more than half a century, it was easy to assume that her more successful teammate was her main inspiration.
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with G. Wayne Miller, Ocean State Stories
We catch up with G. Wayne Miller about Ocean State Stories, Story in the Public Square, Traces of Mary, and more.
Black History Month – Dr. Harriet Alleyne Rice: A native Newport Black History heroine that is largely unknown in the city of her birth
“Yes! I am Colored which is worse than any crime in this God blessed Christian country. My country tis of thee.”
What’s Up Interview: RI’s The Benji’s to release new album ‘Kitty Pills’ on February 14
We get all the details from Providence-based band
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong
Xay catches us up on the latest from City Hall.
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Brad Read, Sail Newport and The Ocean Race Newport Stopover
Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport, joined What’sUpNewp on Tuesday, January 31 to chat about the upcoming The Ocean Race Newport Stopover.
What’s Up Interview: Meet Chris Swan, playing Daddy Warbucks in PPAC’s ‘Annie’
Musical running through February 5
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Evan Smith, President & CEO of Discover Newport
Update: Feb. 14 – This interview is being rescheduled at Smith’s request. We’ll update this story when a new time has been agreed upon.
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Newport School Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain
Coming up on Wednesday, January 25 at 2 pm.
Podcast: A conversation with University of Rhode Island Economist Len Lardaro
Economic Forecast 2023
Podcast: A conversation with former URI President Robert L. Carothers
We catch up with Bob Carothers, as he now contemplates a second retirement, this one from College Unbound, which has and is transforming the lives of individuals, many of whom would otherwise likely face a lifetime of despair. Bob Carothers – educator, university president, poet, and lawyer.
Ticket Giveaway: We interview Chris Spedding, coming to Newport’s Casino Theater Friday, January 20
Guitarist has played with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Roxy Music and more
What’s Up Interview: Kara McKee, awarded Passim Iguana Award, to record first album
Singer-songwriter reflects on career change, recording her new EP, and appearing on “The Voice”
Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong joins What’sUpNewp for a live conversation on Dec. 28
Hear about how things are going with the new council, school regionalization, Pell Bridge ramps, priorities, and more.
The AP Interview: Vermont Sen. Leahy ponders his legacy
Sen. Patrick Leahy lingered on a narrow balcony on the west side of the U.S. Capitol, soaking in a panoramic view of the National Mall, the Washington Monument and, beyond, the Lincoln Memorial.
What’s Up Interview: Jazz Guitarist John Pizzarelli playing Jane Pickens on Dec. 16
Standard bearer bringing classics from “The Great American Songbook” and more
Ethics in Rhode Island? Common Cause executive director, joins WUN for a live conversation on Thursday
Since its founding in Rhode Island more than 50 years ago, Common Cause Rhode Island has consistently been at the forefront of ethics reform, serving as a significant watchdog over local and state government in Rhode Island. John Marion, Common Cause executive director, joins WUN for a 4 p.m. videocast tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 8).
What’s Up Interview: Dave Sarazen of Laden Valley, playing Top of Pelham on Dec. 8
Newport band playing hometown show Thursday, Cody Nilsen to open
What’s Up Interview: Legendary rapper Kurtis Blow, appearing at PPAC Dec. 7 in ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’
Innovative family show coming to Providence Wednesday, December 7
Newport School Superintendent Jermain joins WUN for a conversation on Wednesday
For Colleen Burns Jermain, Newport’s School Superintendent, it has been a challenging time — from the failed regionalization vote to revelations of expected substantial cost overruns for the Rogers High School construction project.
What’s Up Interview: Marie Osmond, performing with RI Philharmonic at the Providence Performing Arts Center Dec. 22
Holiday themed show coming to PPAC
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Xay Khamsyvoravong, Newport’s next Mayor
During the 40-minute conversation, we chat about his campaign, what he hopes to accomplish on the council, what his priorities are as Mayor, his plan for housing, the next steps for school regionalization, and more!
What’s Up Interview: Dick Lynn of Newport Live on ‘Women’s Voices’ series coming to Jamestown Arts Center
Fall music series features concerts in November and December
What’s Up Interview: Lily Meola, singer-songwriter opening for Ray LaMontagne at PPAC Nov. 1
Hawaii native appeared this summer on America’s Got Talent
What’s Up Interview: Drew Becker, star of ‘Tootsie,’ playing PPAC through Sunday Oct. 30
Tony Award winning musical in town all week
What’s Up Interview: Matt Stubbs of GA-20, playing Narrows Center on Friday Oct. 28
New album “Crackdown” debuts at #1 on iTunes and Billboard charts
What’s Up Interview: Tim Brennan of Dropkick Murphys, playing The Vets Friday, Oct. 21
Celtic punk band playing all acoustic show of Woody Guthrie songs from their new album
UPDATED – What’s Up Interview: Jen Kearney, Boston singer-songwriter releases new album ‘Atlantic’
Kearney headlining at Askew in Providence Sunday October 15
What’s Up Interview: Andrea Gonzalez Caballero, performing at URI Guitar Festival Oct. 21
7th annual classical music festival running Oct. 20-23
Newport Socialite Alice Roosevelt: America’s first celebrity daughter?
Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt known for her time spent in gilded age Newport
Concert Review and Photos: Rhythm and Roots Festival Day 2 – We interview festival organizers
Large crowd, perfect weather and great music at Ninigret Park Saturday September 3
Newport woman selected for statewide minority leadership program￼
Niko Merritt to participate in RI Foundation Equity Leadership Program
This Day in RI History: July 13, 1948 – US Congressman and Bryant University President Ron Machtley is born
Machtley led the University through a period of transition and growth, overseeing the development of numerous programs at school.
What’s Up Interview: Seth Rudetsky, coming to Theatre by the Sea Monday July 11
Host of Sirius “Big Fat Broadway Show”
This Day in RI History: May 25, 1725 -Colonial Governor Samuel Ward born in Newport
Served as a delegate to the Continental Congress
What’s Up Interview: Bob Mould, playing the Greenwich Odeum Thursday, May 26
Co-founder of Husker Du and Sugar
Mayor Napolitano will join What’sUpNewp for a live virtual video conversation on Tuesday
There’s no shortage of major issues facing the Newport City Council as it prepares for a busy tourism season, and perhaps a busier election year.
Review: ‘Incomparable Grace’ succinct, absorbing look at JFK
“Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency” by Mark K. Updegrove (Dutton)
Review: Actor Viola Davis bares soul on way to ‘Finding Me’
Brutally honest and honestly brutal, actor Viola Davis looks back on her childhood like the victim of a disaster still dazed by the experience but remembering every terrible moment.
NPT HAUS diversifies Newport music scene with high-energy techno
Their first dance parties at Bar and Board Bistro’s Leopard Lounge this winter were a smash success, and the duo is planning an even bigger dance party at Parlor Bar & Kitchen on Saturday, May 7th, featuring Boston DJs Cakewalk and Kerry Quirk.
What’s Up Interview: Blues musician Selwyn Birchwood
#1 charting artist playing Chan’s Friday night April 8
This day in RI history: April 4, 1866 -George Pierce Baker born in Providence
Known for codifying principals of drama
Concert Recap and Photos: The Winehouse Project at The Met
Amy Winehouse tribute band is one of the best around
Merger talks on again? We’ll ask when Newport School Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain joins us Wednesday for her monthly videocast
We’ll ask for particulars as the two systems move toward what is being called a merger of “organizational function,” including the development of a new joint School Committee.
This Day in RI History: March 29, 1927, TV personality John McLaughlin is born in Providence
Nixon speechwriter ran successful show for decades