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March 29th, 2017 10:59am

Adam Grossman, Boston Red Sox Senior Vice President, and Chief Marketing office talks about the upcoming season, kids nation, and Red Sox Foundation. We also celebrate International Whiskey Day, update a number of business and legislative issues.

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March 24th, 2017 05:15pm

Guests Naomi Neville and Newport City Manager Joe Nickleson, discuss on going projects in the city of Newport.

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March 24th, 2017 11:05am

What will the post-Paiva Weed Senate look like? We discuss the likely change in Senate leadership, as a result of Paiva Weed's resignation to become president of the Hospital Association of RI... and discuss the local ramifications of electing her replacement in the Senate. And we share several stories of courage, hoping that our elected officials today can find the courage to act in the best interests of all the people.

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March 23rd, 2017 11:31am

Len Lardaro, the University of Rhode Island economist who produces a monthly Rhode Island economic index, characterized a revised look at the state's labor force as a "train wreck." We also explore several statewide legislative initiatives, including bills that would assure that the provisions of roe v. wade become law in Rhode Island.

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March 22nd, 2017 11:04am

Remembering Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin, and recognizing investigative journalism's critical role as a watchdog over government institutions that often go astray without the oversight.

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March 21st, 2017 01:54pm


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March 20th, 2017 12:04pm

It's the Elder Affairs edition. We start off with Christina M. Offenberg and Debra Demar of the White Cross Pharmacy talk about Medication Management. And in the second half of the show, we talk with Helen Hames from Blenheim and Maryse Hathaway from North Western Mutual about long-term care insurance.

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March 17th, 2017 12:31pm

From lunch at the mansions to Free Tuition for Rhode Island students, the national budget, travel ban, and the fortunes of our college basketball teams in the NCAA... we talk about it all on today's Open Forum

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March 15th, 2017 04:30pm

Celebrating World Consumer Rights Day, we talk about "Building Trust in a Digital World," the theme of this year's celebration. We also talk about the impact of weather on local crops, the rate hike by the Federal Reserve, and the continuing Washington debates over healthcare and "wire tapping".

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March 13th, 2017 04:39pm

Preservation Society of Newport County. Guests: Trudy Cox, Executive Director of President Society. Andrea Carnero, Comm. Manager of President Society. Nancy McAuliffe, President of the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County. Colleen Jermain, Newport Schools Super Intendent. Talks about the value of Art & Art Education.

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March 10th, 2017 04:28pm

Leadership at ALL Levels with Gail Lowney Alofsin. Guests: Charles Clarkson, ornithologist. Carla Silva, Foundation Fit wellness coach/physical therapist Maura Ryan, Sales manager at Castle Hill Inn

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March 10th, 2017 11:57am

More than 30 years ago a group of individuals joined together to form the Tomorrow Fund, an organization that remains dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families. Lisa Abbenante, executive director, and Kathy Connolly, development director from the Tomorrow Fund join us.

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March 8th, 2017 04:34pm

With Rhode Island still struggling to implement its truck-only tolling program to fund a bridge and road infrastructure project, we take a look at the trucking industry locally and nationally. Chris Maxwell, president of the RI Trucking Association gives us his perspective on everything related to trucking, tolling, and infrastructure.

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March 8th, 2017 12:11pm

Cuba, a nation in transition? Dan Weisman, a professor emeritus at Rhode Island College who recently visited the island, shares his impressions.

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March 7th, 2017 12:14pm

Guest Evan Smith, CEO of Discover Newport talks about travel awards, Air BnB, and Newport Restaurant week.

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March 2nd, 2017 06:57pm

With efforts in Washington to relax many of our environmental regulations and to dramatically reduce funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, today's interview with Bob Wyss, author of "The Man Who Built The Sierra Club, A Life of David Brower" takes on greater significance. We are reminded of important efforts to preserve the environment, of the long-term dangers of climate change, and of the need to find strong leaders - like Brower - to champion preservation of our most cherished natural landmarks and resources.

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March 1st, 2017 04:28pm

In these uncertain times, we explore the impact of immigrants - legal and undocumented - on our community with Kathleen Cloutier, executive director of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island.

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February 28th, 2017 04:33pm

Our first "At Work" segment features Adam Zaccara, a Salve Regina graduate who has spent his career in the food industry, most recently as a sales representative for Toppa Food Service and at night a restaurant manager at Fluke on Bannisters Wharf, Newport.

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February 27th, 2017 12:40pm

Leadership at ALL Levels, hosted by Gail Lowney Alofsin Director of Corporate Partnerships & Community Relations for Newport Harbor Corporation. With guests, Wendy Kagan, SVP, Director of Employee and Community Engagement, BankNewport, Mike Silva, President and co-founder of FOUNDATIONperformance sports medicine, and Angela Ranelli, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Founder: Kale & Tequila.com

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February 23rd, 2017 04:38pm

In the state legislature, Representatives who initially supported a bill that wanted to protect abortion rights even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, are feeling pressure from the Catholic Church. Seven representatives, who were among the 36 who initially signed on as sponsors, have withdrawn their support. We discuss this, along with several other local, statewide, and national issues.

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February 22nd, 2017 04:47pm

We explore the potential impact of the aggressive deportation rules released by the Department of Homeland Security, and question the impact on health care, with 27% of physicians and surgeons in the United States immigrant.

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February 21st, 2017 04:49pm

"If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free - and many times adversarial - press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time - that's how dictators get started." - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Our conversation today focuses on the long tradition for a free and vigilant media as a watchdog for our society.

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February 20th, 2017 05:09pm

For the Love of Money, with guest Karen Vebber of Peoples Credit Union

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February 16th, 2017 04:54pm

General Discussion

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February 15th, 2017 04:51pm

Guest: Ricardo Pitts Wiley, co-founder and owner of Mixed Magic Theater, talks about black history month, conditions in America today, education and the media.

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February 14th, 2017 04:28pm

Today's discussion ranged from a tribute to the late Al Jarreau, the Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Flynn Resignation.

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February 13th, 2017 05:16pm

Guests: Jeff Curtis - Director of Gardens and Grounds Andrea Carneiro - Comm. Manager Trudy Cox - Ex Director of the Pres, Society of Newport County

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February 8th, 2017 04:31pm

Guest Rev. Don Anderson, Executive Minister of the RI State Council of Churches, discusses the Muslim ban and the efforts in RI to establish sanctuary houses of worship.

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February 7th, 2017 04:40pm

Topic: Black History Month and Abortion Legislation that has been introduced in the state.

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February 6th, 2017 04:36pm

Guest; Evan Smith, CEO of Discover Newport talked about travel and tourism.

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February 2nd, 2017 04:37pm

Local Topics; 38 Studios, University North Carolina Berkeley. Also, Trumps meeting with the Australian Prime Minister and comments about the Holocaust.

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February 1st, 2017 04:31pm

Guest Carol Young; Former Deputy Editor of the Providence Journal.

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February 1st, 2017 03:48pm

Guest Gene Emery; Former Providence Journal Reporter, Politifact Correspondent.

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January 27th, 2017 04:40pm

Host Naomi Neville and guest Lynn Cegli

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January 26th, 2017 04:37pm

Conversation with Jay White

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January 26th, 2017 09:10am

A conversation with George Wein

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January 24, 2017

January 24th, 2017 01:06pm

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause in Rhode Island, discusses recent charges against three former state legislators, ethics reform, and Common Cause's 2017 legislative initiatives.

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January 17th, 2017 01:10pm

Karen Vebber from People's Credit Union leads this light-hearted and informative conversation.

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January 13th, 2017 01:03pm

LAAL is led by Gail Alofsin. Guests: Kelly Kittel, Kim Fuller, Brian Heil. Topics: resilience, leadership, compassion, mindfulness

Open Forum with Frank Prosnitz

January 12, 2017

January 12th, 2017 01:04pm

Former Providence Journal Executive Editor Joel Rawson joins us as we explore the rise of fake news, and journalism in what is being called the "post truth era."

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January 11, 2017

January 11th, 2017 01:05pm

Scott Gibbs, president of the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island discusses The Innovate Newport (Sheffield School) project, which will redevelop the former elementary school into an innovation hub of small offices and work spaces.

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January 10th, 2017 02:05pm

The Preservation Society of Newport County leads the show with Trudy Cox and her guests Scott Wolf from Grow Smart RI and Ashley Householder curator of exhibitions at the Preservation Society

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January 10, 2017

January 10th, 2017 01:07pm

Elliott Krieger, former Providence Journal reporter, books editor and assistant city editor (and Newport Bureau Manager), and former communications director for the Rhode Island Department of Education, discusses his favorite books, his own novel, and various educational issues, including the future of charter schools in Rhode Island.

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January 5, 2017

January 5th, 2017 01:06pm

Keith Stokes joins us as we focus on the changing ethnic diversity of Rhode Island, and the need to provide equal educational opportunities for all children. The result, a stronger and more skilled Rhode Island workforce.

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January 4, 2017

January 4th, 2017 01:08pm

We explore presidential inaugural addresses, from the first by George Washington, exploring some of the most memorable.

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January 3, 2017

January 3rd, 2017 01:07pm

General discussion of he beginning of a new Congress; use of tax credits in RI to entice businesses to move to RI; and how January helps us remember the ideals represented by Martin Luther King.

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December 29, 2016

December 29th, 2016 01:04pm

Jim Karpeichek,former chief photographer at wJAR TV, who now owns and operates Ocean State Video, which produces documentaries worldwide, talks about his career, and projects that have resulted in 15 regional Emmy Awards.

Open Forum with Frank Prosnitz

December 28, 2016

December 28th, 2016 01:06pm

We talk about the economy, possible 2017 legislative initiatives, value of Made in America claims, world's happiest nations, and more.

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December 27, 2016

December 27th, 2016 01:07pm

Bob Kerr, a columnist with the Providence Journal for more than two decades and a reporter at the paper for more than 40 years, talks about journalism, its past and future.

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December 22, 2016

December 22nd, 2016 01:18pm

Finding hope and inspiration in celebrations of Kawanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas

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