We explore the future of Truth and Information online, in an environment of rapidly expanding technology, the subject of an extensive Pew Research Survey. At issue is whether fixes can be developed in an environment where human nature comes together and fixes problems, or in an environment where "humans' primal quest for success and power - their survival instincts - degrade the information environment in the next decade."
Leadership at all Levels with Gail Alofsin 5-10-19
May 10th, 2019 06:00am
Guests: Gus Carlson - Founder and CEO of Material Reputation Risk Management. Kelley McShane - Partner in Granny Squibb's Organic Iced Tea. Jamie Schapiro - CEO Granny Squibb's Organic Iced Tea and Aperture
Preservation Society hosted by Trudy Cox. Guests: Mark Richard Smith (director/actor/writer/producer). Leslie Jones (Director of Museum affairs and chief curator for PSNC) and Mark Mitchell (Holcum T Green curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery)
The Preservation Society: Hosted by Trudy Cox. Guests: David Rosenberg (Winterfest), Abbie Stewart (upcoming children's programs, green animals and some really cool history about the inception of Bellevue Ave) and George McNeely (27th Newport Symposium).
Guests: Kaity Ryan and Chuck Allott discuss the conservation of The Blue Garden and the important work of the Aquidneck Island Land Trust. Lise Dube-scherr talks about the 27th Annual Newport Symposium. Katherine Garrett-Cox gives an update on the deep cleaning at The Elms.
Round two as Frank explores a dispute between Portsmouth, RI residents and the Navy over Navy plans to build a solar farm that’s expected to come close to a residential area that overlooks Narragansett Bay. Solar Breakers, a subsidiary of BQ Energy, LLC, has signed a 37-year lease with the Navy to build the 75-acre solar farm on what has been described as unused land. The planned relocation of a fence has raised concerns among residents of its impact on both quality of life and property values. Guests joining Frank for this discussion are Portsmouth Town Council President Keith Hamilton, and Residents Bob Berner and Ralph Sotek, advocates for many neighbors.
In this edition Frank discusses a dispute between Portsmouth, RI residents and the Navy over Navy plans to build a solar farm that’s expected to come close to a residential area that overlooks Narragansett Bay. Solar Breakers, a subsidiary of BQ Energy, LLC, has signed a 37-year lease with the Navy to build the 75-acre solar farm on what has been described as unused land. The planned relocation of a fence has raised concerns among residents of its impact on both quality of life and property values. State Sen. Jim Seveney of Portsmouth and Ralph Sotak, a neighborhood advocate join Frank for this discussion.
Steve Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU discusses issues of pay equity, a city's effort to block federal funding from an organization that protects victims of sexual abuse, and the battle to protect freedom of the press and speech, among other issues.
Hands that Rock, a Rhode Island non-profit that uses massage therapy to bring “the magic of music to underserved children,” is holding a fundraiser on Sept. 15, featuring three bands, food, and merchandise signed by many famous bands. Darcy Lynch, the organization’s executive director who also owns Stagehands Massage Therapy that provides massage, chiropractic and other services to leading bands and stagehands, joins me Wednesday on Open Forum on WADK (1540 AM). Darcy is the daughter of Ron Lynch, who was a member of the Cascades (“Rhythm of the Rain” … “Listen to the Rhythm of the falling rain…”) and is a former producer for the Discovery Channel.
Among Rhode Island's newest and fastest growing industries is medical marijuana, with three medical marijuana compassion center and over 100 growers. Joining us today were Seth Bock, Owner of Greenleaf Compassion Center of Portsmouth, and Rob Dupoint, the Center's retail supervisor.
As one Rhode Island town once again debates the merits of a municipal ethics commission, we’ll explore the role of local ethics commissions and the relationship with similar state commissions with John Marion, executive director of Common Cause in Rhode Island.
Medicaid matters in Rhode Island, with one in three Rhode Islanders served by the program. It’s the subject of a recent Economic Progress Institute Report and the subject of today’s Open Forum on WADK (1540 AM) at noon. Joining me will be Linda Katz, chair of the institute’s “Protect Our Healthcare Coalition,” and Carmela Greer, executive director of the Edward King Senior Center.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reporting that revenues from truck only tolls, in its first month, are exceeding expectations. Meanwhile, the DOT is facing a lawsuit from the American Trucking Association that claims those tolls discriminate against out of state truckers. Chris Maxwell, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, joined Frank on Thursday at noon on WADK (1540 AM).
Providence Journal editor Alan Rosenberg joins Frank to talk about the relationship between the Journal and the Newport Daily News, both now owned by Gatehouse; about changes in coverage at the Journal; attack on the free press; and more.
Exploring the sights and sounds of our future leaders with my seven-year-old granddaughter, Addison Kate Prosnitz. She's ready to explore the adventures that are ahead in the third grade. We also explored some great programs offered by the Small Business Administration and prepare for month-long celebrations ahead, like international pickle month.