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8-18-17

August 18th, 2017 03:25pm

Today on the first half of Open Forum we have Christina Offenberg of Silva, Thomas, Martland, and Offenberg. She discusses what plans to choose and how to choose Fiduciary. In the second half of our program we sit down with Jennifer Andrade, Director of Clinical Services at Southcoast Behavioral Health.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-17-17

August 18th, 2017 10:37am

One of the most popular teams to visit Newport Polo is the Jamaican Team. They first appeared as part of Newport Polo's International Series in 1994, returning this Saturday for its 19th or 20th appearance. Shane Chin, captain of the Jamaican Team and player Brendan Richards talk about the uniqueness of the Newport experience, polo in Jamaica and around the world.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-16-17

August 17th, 2017 11:44am

With the state senate election less than a week away, and on the heels of WADK/WhatsUpNewp's Senate debate, we take a look at some of the issues raised in the debate. We also explore some of the response to President Trump's latest comments about the violence in Charlottesville, VA and the number of top executive's abandoning Trump advisory boards.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-15-17

August 16th, 2017 10:39am

With National Grid's proposed rate increase of 53% on the energy portion of your electric bill, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee is urging Rhode Islanders to seek alternatives. He joins us today, talking about the rate hike, and how Rhode Islanders can avoid paying the legislature's upcoming special session on September 19th, including the controversy surrounding the proposal to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Open Forum

8-11-17

August 11th, 2017 04:21pm

Today on Open Forum, it is our Leadership at ALL Levels Edition Hosted by Gail Lowney Alofsin. We talk to Anna Burnley and Julia Hoffer, co-owners of Mission and Winner Winner, Neil Toracinta, founder of Tora Surfboards, and Ian Martins, founder of Harvest.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-10-17

August 10th, 2017 03:49pm

For 20 years John Kostrzewa was the business editor of the Providence Journal, retiring several weeks ago. He was there during the banking crisis, learned about the issues impacting businesses and the Rhode Island economy. John joins us, sharing his view of Rhode Island's business community, and also talks about what he sees as a bright future for journalism.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-9-17

August 10th, 2017 11:33am

We explore our future workforce, the way we deliver education, how we learn and our ability to adapt to a changing work environment in an era of artificial intelligence and robotics. Dr. James Tracey, head of school at Rocky Hill, is researching and co-authoring a book that explores the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and how we grow alongside new technologies. During this Open Forum program, we'll also learn about a new program at Rocky Hill, LearnLaunch

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-8-17

August 9th, 2017 11:12am

Rhode Island's Public Utilities Commission is considering a proposed 53 percent rate increase for electric service by National Grid. The increase covers only the cost of power, from which the company is not allowed to profit. The impact for a typical homeowner would be a monthly increase of about 17. We discuss the value of shopping for electric service through the Public Utility Commission's website.

Open Forum

8-7-17

August 7th, 2017 03:35pm

On today's Open Forum, we talk with Evan Smith, President of Discover Newport and Andrea McHugh, Marketing & Communication Director of Discover Newport. We discuss things to do before summers over, your "sand" bucket list.

Open Forum

8-4-17

August 4th, 2017 04:32pm

On the second portion of Open Forum, we talk with guest Carol Miller a Reverse Mortgage Specialist from RMF (Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC)

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-3-17

August 3rd, 2017 02:44pm

At 15 Thatcher Harrison is already experiencing some success as a professional musician. As a young guitarist, he plays in his high school jazz band, has won regional competitions, and for the second year is playing at Bridgefest, tonight at Bowen's Wharf. He joins us today on Open Forum and shares his developing music philosophy, and his aspirations as he pursues a career in music.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-2-17

August 3rd, 2017 11:31am

Bridgefest, going on all week in Newport, offers opportunities for young performers, but perhaps none younger than Weller Littlefield, 16; Franklin Littlefield, 14; and Glavine Waldner, 16. They call themselves Bubble Visor and can be heard tonight from 6 pm to 9 pm at Bowen's Wharf. They joined us today on Open Forum to talk about their Music, their aspirations.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

8-1-17

August 2nd, 2017 11:40am

Bringing a blend of Indian, African and American dance and music, an exciting group of musicians and dancers will present a free concert Thursday night at Fort Adams, as part of Bridgefest, the celebration that spans the week between Newport’s folk and jazz festivals. Swati Bhise, conductor and choreographer for the orchestra and dance segment of “A Bridge Together,” the Thursday event, joins us on Open Forum today. An accomplished actress, and Hollywood director, Swati talks about the music and dance, and the importance of sharing cultural roots and traditions.

Open Forum

7-28-17

July 28th, 2017 03:13pm

In our second half of the program, we are joined in studio by the author of, "I Left my Memory on a bus Somewhere." Rose Grant and the Director of community relations for Blenheim Newport, Foy Ann.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-27-17

July 28th, 2017 11:16am

George Burton, who was brought up on classical violin and viola, who didn't discover jazz until his high school years... and since then it has been an exciting journey. Piano became his instrument, and for a decade he was a sideman to leading jazz musicians. Now, with his inaugural album as a leader receiving great acclaim, George is emerging as one of the exciting new jazz pianists and composers. He makes his Newport Jazz Festival debut next Friday and joins us today on Open Forum.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-26-17

July 27th, 2017 11:04am

It was perhaps the greatest sports film ever - A League of their Own, a fictionalized story of the Rockford Peaches of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. To help us honor this film on its 25th anniversary, actress Tracy Reiner, who played Betty Spaghetti in the film, joins us along with two All American Girls Professional Baseball players Maybell (All the way Mae) Blair and Shirley (Hustle) Burkovich.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-25-17

July 25th, 2017 03:23pm

Jack Murphy is the goalie for the Boston Cannons professional lacrosse team. With the team's season down to its final three games, Jack talks about the season, the teams growing fan base, and future possibilities as lacrosse continues to grow in popularity. We also talk about the Paw Sox future and the first meeting between team officials and Worcester city leaders. We touch on Rhode Island's budget stalemate and share business advice from Lyft President John Zimmer.

Open Forum

7-24-17

July 24th, 2017 03:16pm

On today's Open Forum, we talk with Naomi Neville, former council woman and local architect, and Lynn Cegli, Ward 2 council woman about on going city projects in Newport.

Open Forum

7-21-17

July 21st, 2017 03:37pm

Today on our Elder Affairs of Open Forum we start off the show with guest Mary Beth Daigneault talking about the new facility and adult day programs at St. Clare Newport. Then, in our second half of the show, we sit down with Carmella Geer, Executive Director of Edward King House, and Stephanie Mediate, Rehab Director VNS of Newport and Bristol counties. They discuss Physical Therapy and how to stay active after PT.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-20-19

July 20th, 2017 04:11pm

We explore the Rhode Island's General Assembly's budget crisis with URI Economist Len Lardaro... and the long awaited truck tolls and highway infrastructure program with the Rhode Island Trucking Association's Chris Maxwell.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-19-17

July 20th, 2017 11:39am

Rhode Island is home to the Ireland West International Trade Centre, a business incubator established after a 2014 trade mission to Ireland that included several Rhode Island officials. Six contiguous counties on the west of Ireland joined together to explore business opportunities in the United States, opening the trade center in Providence. There are currently 10 to 15 active companies participating in the Trade Centre, with more expected over the next couple of years. We're joined today by John Magee, head of Mayo Enterprise of Mayo County, Ireland and a member of the Ireland West International Trade Centre.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-18-17

July 18th, 2017 03:38pm

With the Senate District 13 Democratic Primary underway, Gene Emery, former Providence Journal reporter and Politifact correspondent joins us to talk about the General Assembly, and other matters political. We also talk about the state of the media, and the struggle to reform Obamacare.

Open Forum

7-17-17

July 18th, 2017 11:39am

On this, the People's Credit Union edition of Open Forum, Karen Vebber joins us in the studio to talk about mortgages.

Open Forum

7-14-17

July 14th, 2017 03:36pm

On this, the Leadership at ALL Levels edition of Open Forum hosted by the Director of Corporate Partnerships & Community Relations for Newport Harbor Corporation, Gail Lowney Alofsin. We focus on the importance of health, fitness, and teamwork and how it impacts your personal and professional leadership with guests; Alex Cathpoole, Owner and Managing Partner of Rail Explorers, Mark Stenning, Director of Marketing for Rail Explorers and Bari Freeman, Executive Director of Bike Newport.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-13-17

July 13th, 2017 03:22pm

Picking up a tradition started by her late husband, Mac Chrupcala, Nancy Paolino is resuming a local jazz series that ran at the Atlantic Beach Club for 26 years. The new series, Sundays from 3 to 7 pm at the Atlantic Resort, features some of the area's best jazz musicians. Nancy talks about the tradition and her vision for the series, and her own career as a professional singer.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-12-17

July 13th, 2017 11:38am

We're less than one week before the Democratic primary election for the Senate District 13 seat previously held by Teresa Paiva-Weed. We look at the finances of each of the candidates, and their high-profile financial supporters.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-11-17

July 11th, 2017 03:26pm

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause in Rhode Island, helps us understand the state's budget crisis and the status of bills left in limbo when the Speaker of the House abruptly adjourned the legislature in a dispute with the Senate President. What happens next?

Open Forum

7-10-17

July 11th, 2017 10:59am

On this edition of Open Forum the director of the Preservation Society, Trudy Cox, is back in the studio with some guests. Ashley Householder, Curator of Exhibitions, Lucy Kinsley, Visitor Experience Manager, and Andrea Carneiro, Communications Manager all join us today.

Open Forum

7-7-17

July 7th, 2017 04:23pm

On this Elders Affairs edition of Open Forum, we start off the show withBeth Kerr, President and Founder of Senior Fit Inc. We talk about in-home personal training for 55+. The second part of our show we have guests Catherine Leblanc, Public affairs specialist for SSA and Gerry LePage, information and referral specialist for C&F elders dept.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-6-17

July 7th, 2017 11:35am

The Italian Polo team rode into the station today, in advance of its match Saturday against Newport. We learned not only about polo in Italy, their Newport experience, but also got a glimpse of Italy's economy and political struggles.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

7-5-17

July 6th, 2017 11:12am

It's a small restaurant on a busy Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, but one that's reaching hundreds of poor people in the Dominican Republic. It's a program that Will Burgess, owner, and founder of what may be Rhode Island's only Hawaiian Restaurant, calls "Beyond One Meal." Will talks about what motivated him to open a Hawaiian Restaurant in Middletown, Flat Waves Food Shack, and another on the campus of URI, and his "Beyond One Meal" Program.

Open Forum

7-3-17

July 5th, 2017 10:53am

In our first segment of today's Open Forum, we have guest Andy Long from Congregational Church talking about Religious Freedom Tour. In our second segment, we talk with Evan Smith, President of Discover Newport.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-29-17

June 30th, 2017 10:31am

Meet Stephen Hopkins and William Ellery, Rhode Island's signatory to the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We talk about Independence Day, the founders, the celebrations, and the words of the document itself.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-28-17

June 28th, 2017 04:42pm

When legislators consider the proposal for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, it is not only construction costs and jobs to consider. We talk about the overall economic impact a Triple-A baseball team has on the economy, along with adding to civic pride. We also talk about healthcare and the need for political parties to begin working on behalf of the American people, instead of political parties.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-27-17

June 28th, 2017 10:28am

For 50 years Livingston Taylor has been delighting audiences around the globe, but particularly, in his home region, New England. Brother of James Taylor, Livingston has also taught for many years at Berklee School of Music. Livingston joins us today to talk about his career, and what he hopes audiences take from his performances. We also visit with Gary Maguire, a goalkeeper on the Dublin curling team. Dublin has a rematch versus Galway as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Fenway Park. The other match up is Tipperary versus Clare as the Irish bring one of its most popular sports to New England.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-22-17

June 23rd, 2017 10:42am

We continue to explore what some have characterized as a "coup" in East Greenwich, and a blow to town's educational system. It all revolves around the sudden ouster of now former Town Manager Tom Coyle, his replacement - consultant Gayle Corrigan, level funding for a school system experiencing a growth in student population, and a town council that was determined in passing a budget with a modest tax decrease.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-21-17

June 21st, 2017 04:30pm

For nearly all of Grow Smart RI's 20 year history, Scott Wolf has been its executive director, guiding the organization as Rhode Island's leaders advocate for sustainable and environmentally responsible economic growth. Scott joins us today, and gives us his snapshot of the proposed state budget, leadership, and efforts to revitalize Rhode Island's urban centers and villages. We also look at the connection between domestic violence, gun violence and pending legislation in Rhode Island aimed at keeping guns away from those convicted of domestic violence.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-20-17

June 21st, 2017 11:28am

With mandatory sick pay likely to come up before the State Senate's Labor Committee tomorrow (Wednesday), John Simmons, executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, sounds the alarm for Rhode Island businesses, hoping for a compromise that's more business friendly. Simmons also talks about the state budget, Rhode Island's economic outlook, and Rhode Works.

Open Forum

6-19-17

June 20th, 2017 11:07am

On this, the People's Credit Union edition of Open Forum we have guest Karen Vebber, Mortgage Loan Officer. She discusses why the housing market is hot right now, and why it is important to get pre-approved now!

Open Forum

6-16-17

June 20th, 2017 11:03am

In our second part of this Open Forum, we bring you the Blenheim Newport edition. Guests Brian Kane, Director of Dining Services, and Foy Ann Plohr, Director of Community Relations. We talk primarily about the food services at the facility.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-15-17

June 16th, 2017 09:23am

The Newport Polo experience is unique for players and spectators, according to members of the French Polo Team, who play in Newport this weekend. Lizzie and Olivier of the French Team, talk about the differences between the polo clubs in France and around the world and the Newport experience, along with the unique challenges for any visiting international team.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-14-17

June 14th, 2017 03:41pm

South County Health in Wakefield is the last independent hospital still standing in Rhode Island - but maybe not for long. Lou Giancola, president, and chief executive officer of South County Health discusses how Yale New Have Health Systems have intensified, how becoming part of a larger system might impact patient care and the financial advantages of joining a larger system in an environment in which hospitals are becoming more and more financially challenged.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-13-17

June 13th, 2017 03:38pm

In the waning days of the General Assembly session, lawmakers still need to find a way to close a 130 million budget gap, while voting on key legislation. Still pending in the Speaker's car tax phase out, the Governor's college tuition free proposal, minimum wage, mandatory sick leave, marijuana study commission, and more. We talk about it all and touch on lessons for business leaders, the Russia investigation, and health care.

Open Forum

6-12-17

June 13th, 2017 09:31am

It's the Preservation Society of Newport County edition of Open Forum. Their Executive Director, Trudy Cox, host today's show with her guest the Chairman of the Newport Flower Show, Pat Fernandez. Trudy and Pat discuss all things, Newport Flower Show.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-8-17

June 9th, 2017 11:26am

Five-time Grammy winner Christian McBride, perhaps the best jazz bass player on the planet, joins us today to talk about his new role as artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival. We explore his feelings about following the legendary George Wein, his process of selecting artists, his respect, and hope for the festival and the future of jazz.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-7-17

June 8th, 2017 09:38am

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, a strong advocate for small business, joins us to discuss his Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package. His hope, with the approval of the five-bill package, is to lower energy costs and improve customer service for Rhode Island small businesses and residential customers. He's hopeful that at least parts of his package will win legislative approval as the General Assembly enters the final weeks of this legislative session.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-6-17

June 7th, 2017 10:47am

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig's disease, is among the most devastating diseases on the planet. John Pagliarini, president of the Rhode Island chapter of the ALS Association. joins us today and discusses many of the challenges faced by patients and their families, and the recent release of a new drug that is providing hope for patients and their families. We also talk about the chapter's "Evening of Hope," its June 22nd fundraiser, which will honor Newport's Bobby Forster with the Brian Dickinson Courage Award.

Open Forum

6-5-17

June 6th, 2017 10:25am

On this Leadership at ALL Levels version of Open Forum, we are led by Gail Lowney Alofsin while she talks with her guests; Allison de Horsey, Director of Signature Programs at St. George's School. Annette Cerilli, Executive Director of Bryant University. Stephen Gray Wallace, President & Director of the Center for Adolescent Research & Education (CARE).

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

6-1-17

June 1st, 2017 04:28pm

From the Polo field to the Lacrosse field. Today we visit with three members of the Peruvian Polo Team that play Newport on Saturday at 5 o'clock in Newport's opening Polo match this year. It's the first time that a team from Peru has competed in Newport's International Polo Series. We also talk with Justin Turri, a member of the Boston Cannons professional Lacrosse team. Saturday's Cannons' game at Harvard Stadium is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for patients and families impacted by cancer. For information about the game, the team, and fundraiser visit www.bostoncannons.com.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz

5-31-17

June 1st, 2017 10:51am

Brown University is part of Fenway Park's November Gridiron Series, taking on Ivy League rival Dartmouth. We talk about the football series and the history of football at Fenway Park. We also discuss Speaker Mattiello's car-tax repeal proposal and Lifespan's good financial fortune that resulted in non-union employees at four of five of their hospitals receiving a 2 percent pay increase. The one hospital left off the list - Newport.



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