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The Open Forum is a place to have discussions, exchange ideas and share valuable and useful information on issues that matter. Frank Prosnitz is an award-winning journalist who has also served as a public relations professional in state government, private industry, and in his own consulting business. Frank brings his unique perspective to the issues that affect us the most. Catch him mid-week on, The Open Forum.

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Jazz pianist Lois Vaughn talks about her three decades as a performer, about the vibrancy of the Rhode Island music scene, and the journey that took her from Western New York to Newport.

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December 18th, 2018 06:00am

Jazz pianist Lois Vaughn talks about her three decades as a performer, about the vibrancy of the Rhode Island music scene, and the journey that took her from Western New York to Newport.

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December 12th, 2018 06:00pm

Ritchie Price, who played lead trumpet with Lionel Hampton for years, and was elected into the Bugler and Drum and Bugle Corps Halls of Fame, joins us today on Open Forum.

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December 11th, 2018 06:00am

Grammy award-winning blues guitarist/singer, songwriter and producer Paul Nelson talks about his most recent project, "Badass Generation," and his years with legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter.

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December 5th, 2018 05:00pm

City Council Jeanne-Marie Napolitano talks about issues ranging from a proposal for a new traffic pattern in downtown Newport to the impending launch of a new city website.

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December 4th, 2018 06:00pm

Fishel Bresler, Rhode Island's premier Klezmer Musician, joins us on today's Open Forum.

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November 29th, 2018 04:00pm

Loren Spears, executive director and curator of the Tamaquag Indian Museum, is a fierce advocate for indigenous people. An educator, essayist, artist and two-term Tribal Councilwoman of the Narragansett Tribe, Loren taught for 12 years in Newport’s public schools, working with at-risk children. She founded Nuweetooun, a private state-certified school on the Narragansett Reservation, which ran for seven years, before it was put on hiatus following floods.

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November 28th, 2018 03:00pm

Russ Partridge, executive director of the Warm Center, an organization that provides a multitude of services to low income individuals and families, joins us as we discuss immediate and year-long needs and resources for the low-income.

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11-27-18

November 27th, 2018 01:00pm

On this Giving Tuesday, Jay Sweet, executive producer of the Festivals Foundation, joins us, talking about the Festivals outreach to music education programs.

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November 21st, 2018 03:00pm

Jeff Desnoyers, chief meteorologist at ABC 6, has joined a nationwide effort this November – No Shave November – helping to raise money for cancer prevention, education, and research.He talks about the Matthew Hill Foundation, formed several years ago by Matthew’s children in memory of their father. Since establishing the November challenge about 10 years ago, the Foundation has raised millions of dollars. Jeff, who is sporting a neat, but temporary beard, is doing his part.

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November 20th, 2018 02:00pm

Rebecca Northup, Seamen's Institute Church, discusses the institute's holiday activities, including community Thanksgiving dinner and community Christmas brunch, the Institute's plans for its 100th year celebration, and the development of a strategic plan to help map the Institute's future.

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November 15th, 2018 03:00pm

Newport City Councilwoman Jean Napolitano joins us for a weekly look at the council, and the business that comes before it.

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November 14th, 2018 03:00pm

Organizations like Newport's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center are helping hundreds, maybe thousands of impoverished Rhode Islanders not only during the holidays, but year-round. Alyson E. Novick, director of development for the Martin Luther King Center, joins us today to talk about the center's efforts.

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November 13th, 2018 07:00pm

Phil Wiser spent World War II aboard a Coast Guard ship that was engaged in several battles. As a 16-year-old he enlisted, as did many in response to Pearl Harbor. As a young Coast Guard seaman, his ship sailed past the smouldering and overturned ships at Pearl Harbor. He stood on deck ... and he wept.

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11-8-2018

November 8th, 2018 01:00pm

Jeane Napolitano, recently reelected to the Newport City Council, discusses issues facing the newly elected council

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November 7th, 2018 12:00pm

Guest: Arlene Violet. Election coverage

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November 1st, 2018 06:06pm

With the election only a few days away, we review local elections, statewide and local questions that appear on the ballot.

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November 1st, 2018 06:00pm

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner discusses the 250 million school facilities bond issue, noting that Rogers High School in Newport is among the schools in the worst condition.

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October 30th, 2018 07:10pm

Daniel Buck Soule, president of Daniel Buck Auctions, an appraiser and auctioneer who toured with the Antiques Road Show; and Troy Logan, a martial arts expert whose recent book provides good advice for anyone who put on the defensive. For his book, visit strikefirstselfdefense.com.

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October 25th, 2018 06:00pm

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause discusses voter suppression issues nationally, and Rhode Island legislative initiatives Common Cause will pursue in the upcoming legislative session.

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10-24-18

October 24th, 2018 06:00am

Isaiah Hazard, a five-year-old from East Greenwich is battling a rare disease. We talk with Andy Deutsch, a family friend and among the organizers for a fundraiser to help the family.

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October 18th, 2018 06:00am

After 18 years Lou Giancola is retiring as president and CEO of South County Health (South County Hospital). He shares his perspective on leading the only independent hospital in Rhode Island, on community health, health care costs, and the need for political will to bring the system under financial control

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October 16th, 2018 06:00am

Two bills are pending in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives that would restore disability benefits to hundreds of thousands of Vietnam Veterans suffering from Agent Orange related illnesses.

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October 16th, 2018 12:00am

A conversation with Joe Glennon

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October 11th, 2018 06:00am

With Jay White, networking

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October 9th, 2018 12:00am

Guest: Len Lardaro, economist at the University of Rhode Island

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October 4th, 2018 06:25am

Joe Trillo's 'major' announcement.

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