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Lt Gov McKee 5 29 19

June 9th, 2019 06:00am

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee talks about legislation his office is promoting in this year's legislative session.

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Steven Fabrizio Lions 5 30 19

June 9th, 2019 06:00am

Steven Fabrizio, Lions Club, talks about Lions Club diabetes screening

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Benduce 6519

June 9th, 2019 06:00am

Brian Beneduce, a successful businessman, overcame numerous obstacles on his business and personal journey, as he battled to overcome anxiety. His is a story of courage, persistence, and triumph.

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JeanneNapolitano52219

May 24th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano discusses the upcoming council meeting, city budget, potential school building project.

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Jamie Bova 52319

May 24th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova talks about the city's budget hearing, funding for schools and temporary repairs to an athletic field, and efforts to merge Newport's Rogers High School and Middletown High School.

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Napolitano52219

May 23rd, 2019 12:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano talks about the upcoming council meeting.

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Barbara Robert 52119

May 21st, 2019 06:00am

"The Doctor Broad: A Mafia Love Story," comes out in print this fall. Dr. Barbara Roberts, Rhode Island's first female cardiologist, memoir tells an intriguing story of a young woman who became the cardiologist to the head of the New England mafia, and a longtime advocate for women and women's health.

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Ratner51419

May 14th, 2019 06:00am

Neil Ratner, also known as Michael Jackson's friend and physician from 1994 to 2002 is the author of Rock Doc, his memoir.

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Mark Schweiger 5 7 19

May 9th, 2019 06:00am

East Greenwich Council President Mark Schweiger

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JeanneNapolitano5819

May 9th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano

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jamiebova5919

May 9th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova talks about last night's council meeting, the budget process, condition of Rogers' athletic fields, and more

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LizPasqualini5119

May 3rd, 2019 06:00am

Liz Pasqualini of the Chariho Rotary Club talks about a fundraiser the Club is holding for South County Domestic Violence Resource Center.

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Prendergast5219

May 3rd, 2019 06:00am

Lt. Col. Gareth Prendergast of the Irish Defense Forces, a recent lecturer at the Naval War College, talks about his research into the Irish Civil War, and his experiences throughout the world as a member of the Irish Army.

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Schwager43019

April 30th, 2019 12:00am

East Greenwich Town Council President talks about the transition to new council, changes in town government, new administrators in several areas, the budget process, and new initiatives.

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JamieBova42519

April 26th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova said the city council is asking representatives from Middletown, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and state legislators to meet to consider merging the Newport and Middletown high schools into a regional system.

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SBA42319

April 23rd, 2019 06:00am

Mark Hayward, SBA District Director, and Wendell Davis, SBA Regional Administrator talk about recent award winners, and services offered by SBA

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Euer41719

April 18th, 2019 04:00am

State Sen. Dawn Euer talks about the challenges of overcoming a 150 million state budget deficit, the prospects for passage of reproductive rights and gun legislation, among other important legislation.

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Bova41119

April 11th, 2019 06:00am

Mayor Jamie Bova discusses the city budget and upcoming public hearings and workshops; private moorings; and the aftermath of the massive gas outage.

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Chatowsky4919

April 10th, 2019 06:00am

Artist David Chatowsky shares stories from his youth growing up in what was a much more rural area of Cowesett in Warwick.

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Napolitano4102019

April 10th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano discusses a council resolution that would ask legislators to block a state budget proposal that would cut tourism councils from funding for certain taxes collected from Air B&Bs. She also talks of the importance of the 2020 census when it comes to representation and preserving nearly 4 billion in federal funding.

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lindafinn4219

April 2nd, 2019 06:00am

Linda Finn, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, and Peter Hanney, a supporter discuss pending legislation that before the state House and Senate.

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JamieBova32819

March 28th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova talks about last night's council meeting, proposals for Conveyance and Admission taxes, and the challenges ahead for the city.

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32619antiques

March 27th, 2019 06:00am

Finding value in your old treasures with the Antiques Road Show

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32719NapolitanoGeer

March 27th, 2019 06:00am

Carmella Geer, executive director of the Edward King House Senior Center, and Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano talk about issues and project involving Newport's senior population.

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3-21-19

March 22nd, 2019 06:00am

A Federal Court Judge has told the national trucking association that its suit against the state of Rhode Island over truck tolls beliongs in the state courts. Chris Maxwell from the Rhode Island Trucking Association joins Frank and outlines what might be the association's next steps in its efforts to overturn the tolls.

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yentel32019

March 20th, 2019 06:00am

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the Washington based National Low Income Housing Coalition, talks about the housing crisis for 8 million of the nation's lowest income wage earners.

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Gregabate31419

March 14th, 2019 06:00am

Greg Abate, among the top alto jazz sax players according to major jazz publications and a member of Rhode Island's Music Hall of Fame, talks about his upcoming Newport performances, his time with Ray Charles, Artie Shaw and Phil Woods, and an upcoming tour of Great Britain.

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InnovateNewport31319

March 13th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne-Marie Napolitano and Tuni Schartner, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation talk about Innovate Newport and its expected opening on May 1.

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bovanicholsonsmith3719

March 7th, 2019 06:00am

Discover Newport Executive Director, Newport Mayor Jamie Bova, and Newport City Manager Joe Nicholson discuss the governor's proposed beach parking increase, and the city's proposed 1 percent increase in the hotel and restaurant taxes.

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3519david

March 5th, 2019 06:00am

Jessica David, RI Foundation vice president

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JeanneNapolitano22719

February 28th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano

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Daretodream22819

February 28th, 2019 06:00am

Karon Dalton of Foster's Dare to Dream Ranch talks about therapeutic programs for military families, vets.

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ShariWeinberger21919

February 19th, 2019 06:00am

Shari Weinberger, president, Providence Gallery Night

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Cannabis for Seniors 21419

February 14th, 2019 06:00am

Doc Potter, author of Cannabis for Seniors, discusses medicinal and recreational marijuana use. And Kevin Bruneau of Bruneau Auctioneers talks about an upcoming event this weekend.

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Joseph Nicholson Jeanne Napolitano 21319

February 13th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano and City Manager Joseph Nicholson discuss the gas crisis, potential school bond, and taxes.

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CristenSearles21219

February 12th, 2019 06:00am

Cristen Searles, director of community engagement for the Newport Art Museum talks about upcoming programs, the art museum's ongoing exhibits and educational programs.

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McKee2519

February 5th, 2019 06:00am

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee talks about legislation that he hopes will make utilities take responsibility when there's an outage, relating specifically to the recent gas outage in Newport.

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Jamie Bova and Joseph Nicholson 13119

January 31st, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova and City Administrator Joseph Nicholson provide update on aftermath of Newport's gas crisis

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Keith Bloomer 13019

January 30th, 2019 06:00am

Keith Bloomer, a double lung transplant, shares his story, including his recent experience as a participant in the national Transplant Games.

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12319BovaCegleeNicholsonMagaziner

January 23rd, 2019 06:00am

With the gas crisis continuing in Newport, Newport Mayor Jamie Bova, Councilwoman Lynn Ceglee, and City Manager Joseph Nicholson update us on National Grid's progress, and talk about resources available for area residents. RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner also joins us to talk about his proposal to require Financial Literacy courses in area schools.

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11619Gulls

January 16th, 2019 06:00am

Mike Falcone, director of baseball operations for the Newport Gulls, talks about the team's upcoming Hall of Fame induction.

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11519Wesst

January 15th, 2019 06:00am

Darrell West, a vice president at the Brookings Institue, gives us his perspective on the state of national and Rhode Island politics.

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11919Napolitano

January 9th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano joins us for her regular visit. We talk about moorings, zoning revisions for a housing complex, potential school bond, and more.

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1819marion

January 8th, 2019 06:00am

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause RI, talks about effort to rush through the rules for state House of Representatives.

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1319Krieger

January 3rd, 2019 06:00am

What were the best … and worst … books you read in 2018, and what are you looking forward to reading in 2019? Elliot Kreiger, former book editor of the Providence Journal, who continues his commentary on all kinds of literature on his blog, tells us what he read in 2018.

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121718lardaropittswiley

December 27th, 2018 06:00am

URI economist Len Lardaro talks about a declining Rhode Island economy and an uncertain national one; and Mixed Magic Theater's Ricardo Pitts Wiley talks about Kwanzaa, the environment for African Americans and other minorities in America, and the need for change in the arts.

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122018Berry

December 20th, 2018 06:00am

Multiple Grammy nominee Robert Berry, who played for years with Keith Emerson (band called 3), and has been a progressive and classic rocker for years, talks about his newest album, "The Rules Have Changed," a work he began with Emerson, and one he finished after Emerson's untimely death.

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121918Napolitano

December 19th, 2018 06:00am

Will voters in Newport approve a large bond issue to replace and upgrade city schools? Or is the answer exploring merger pospects with Middletown? Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano the bond, traffic patterns in downtown Newport, and more.

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121818LoisVaughn

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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121218RitchiePrice

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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