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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


February 15th, 2018 10:32am

Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, a film featuring an almost all-black cast, black director, about a black superhero, is “something black people have never seen before … in an age when black people are seeing wrongs done against them in ways that extend beyond film every day, a moment to see blackness as a strength,” said Noel Ransome of Vice Magazine. There has been a nationwide fundraising challenge to raise money to bring thousands of young people to see the film. In Newport, Niko Merritt and the Sankofa Community Connection have embraced that effort, and successfully raised enough funds to enable scores of Newport youth to see the film. Niko joins Frank on this edition of The Open Forum

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


February 14th, 2018 10:29am

Ryan Belmore of What's Up Newp joins the conversation about a complaint he filed objecting to the Newport City Council's going into executive session to interview candidates for a vacant city council position. Frank and Ryan also talk about the importance of transparency in government.

The Open Forum


February 12th, 2018 12:41pm

Preservation Society of Newport County with special guest Keith Stokes, Vice President of the 1696 Heritage Group, talking about Black History Month and the African American Heritage Experience in early Newport.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


February 12th, 2018 12:40pm

Guest: Marty Sinnott, president & CEO of Child & Family, discusses the agency’s 151-year history and provides an overview of its social service programs for at-risk families and other individuals in need, across the life span, in Newport County and RI state-wide. The need for additional foster families a particular focus of the conversation.

The Open Forum


February 9th, 2018 01:45pm

Leadership at All Levels with Gail Alofsin. Guests: Larry Gulko, Brand Strategist and Cohost of the podcast - Name Brands. Brenda Brock, founder, formulator, and CEO of Farmesthetics. Mark Hellendrung, President of Narragansett Beer.

February 8th, 2018 12:50pm

There is one more man you’ll have to watch He’s always very near He’s the pitcher for this team I’m told his name is fear This game will not be easy There’ll be struggles and there’ll be strife To make the winning runs It’s played on the field of life – from a poem, “Life”, by Jim “Mudcat” Grant The spring training camps are about to open. It’s where young men chase their dreams. Willie Rios, 22, a left-handed pitcher whose fastball hits 99 is among them. Willie, entering his second full season in the Baltimore Orioles minor league system joins Frank on this edition of The Open Forum

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


February 7th, 2018 10:31am

Main topic: Sexual misconduct in RI private schools

The Open Forum


February 5th, 2018 12:39pm

Discover Newport edition with Evan Smith

The Open Forum


February 5th, 2018 10:27am

Ivan Colon from Atria and Barbara Jagolinzer

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


February 2nd, 2018 09:56am

Former Rhode Island Congressman Bob Weygand, now director of the graduate program in Public Administration at the University of Rhode Island. Response to the State of the Union

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


February 2nd, 2018 09:55am

Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, who is challenging Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. Response to the State of the Union.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


February 1st, 2018 08:20am

With President Trump’s first State of the Union address tomorrow (Wedneday), we turn to Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies and holder of the Douglas Dillon Chair at the Brookings Institution, to give us some insight into President Trump’s first year in office, and what to expect as he addresses Congress and the nation. This interview was recorded before the government shutdown and agreement to a budget extension, predicted quite accurately by Darrell.

The Open Forum


January 29th, 2018 09:43am

Chad Kritzas and Katy Donovan lead this show full of tips on creating good value cost/return when selling a house.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 25th, 2018 12:18pm

Former RI supreme court justice, Robert Flanders, is challenging U.S. senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, in what promises to be a spirited campaign. Flanders, a Republican, sees himself as a centrist who can work across party lines. Bob Flanders joins Frank on this edition.

Bruce Newbury's Talk of the Town

Bruce Newbury's Talk of the Town

January 25th, 2018 10:18am

Thurs Jan 25 - 9 AM - RI EMA Director Peter Gaynor-Could "Hawaii" happen here in RI?

Business of Newport County 01-25

Business of Newport County 01-25

January 25th, 2018 09:57am

Erin Donovan Boyle - RWU School Cont Ed John Freer - Business of Week - Photography by Caitlyn

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 25th, 2018 09:56am

There are only a few weeks left for individuals and businesses to take advantage of Rhode Island’s Tax Amnesty program, a way for delinquent taxpayers to save money on penalties and interest payments and avoid possible further action from the state. For the state, it is a way to collect some of the more than 110 million owed in back taxes by individuals and businesses. Paul Grimaldi, Public Relations office for the Rhode Island Department of Revenu, joins Frank on this edition of The Open Forum

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 23rd, 2018 01:21pm

When most people think about music in Newport, they imagine the storied folk and jazz festivals. But in the houses of Newport in July, the mansions that line the streets around Bellevue Avenue, the Newport Music Festival has earned a place among the world’s premier chamber music festivals. From its recent history, when members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra partnered with the Preservation Society of Newport County in 1969 to the Malkovich years (1975 to 2017), the festival has flourished. Now, Pamela A. Pantos, an internationally acclaimed opera singer with vast experience in theater and business, assumes the executive directorship. Pamela joins Frank on this edition where you can hear her vision, and get a glimpse of this year’s festival.

The Open Forum


January 22nd, 2018 12:24pm

Interactive Marketing Insights Show The first edition of an exciting new show on The Open Forum. Mobile phone photography is crucial for businesses and brands large and small in today's world. It'll only be more-so as marketing and society increasingly favor visual information. Dive into how this impacts brands large and small on this month's Interactive Marketing Insights Show with Newport Interactive Marketers founder & Angles & Insights CEO Suzanne McDonald and Visual-Video specialist Scott Indermaur.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 18th, 2018 12:22pm

Paul Pence, a Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, joins Frank on this edition of The Open Forum.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 18th, 2018 10:52am

Lt. Governor Dan McKee, a Democrat, joins Frank to talk about what appears to be a competitive primary election, in which he faces Progressive Democrat Aaron Regenberg, a 27-year-old who is in his second term in the House of Representatives.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 17th, 2018 09:08am

Lara Salamano, the Commerce Department’s Chief Marketing Officer, joins Frank on this edition.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 11th, 2018 12:26pm

It was a leaky rowboat that Nick, Ron, and Pete named as kids, using the first two letters of their first names and that's how the name NiRoPe was born. The store's, Cardi's was started as a general store by Nick, Ron, and Pete's grandmother, Rosa. Now, some 90 years later it is among the largest furniture stores in the country, with 20 locations and hundreds of employees. Nick, Ron, and Pete join Frank on this edition of The Open Forum.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 10th, 2018 01:10pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Representative Patricia Morgan, R-West Warwick, the House minority leader, discusses her vision for Rhode Island, and why she believes GOP voters should choose her above the two other Republican gubernatorial candidates, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and businessman Giovanni Feroce in the primary election.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 10th, 2018 09:30am

These are exciting times for Rhode Island's tourism industry. Eight hotel projects are underway - three in Newport and five in Providence. Longer runways at T.F. Green airport will lead to expanded international flights. Newport's Opera House and Westerly's United Theater are two major theater projects that will preserve their history and expand those communities entertainment opportunities. Evan Smith, president and CEO of Disscover Newport joins, Frank, to talk about the disappointing state initiative and exciting developments in Newport.

The Open Forum


January 8th, 2018 12:35pm

Trudy Coxe, from the Preservation Society of Newport County, leads this discussion with guest, Laura Lott, the President, and CEO of, The American Alliance of Museums, for a conversation about the value of and challenges facing museums.

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


January 3rd, 2018 01:39pm

congressman David Cicilline joins Frank and discusses the Democratic economic initiative, climate change initiatives, health care, human rights and more as Congress enters what promises to be an eventful 2018.

The Open Forum


December 29th, 2017 09:54am

Chad Kritzas of Keller Williams leads this Open Forum with a conversation on renting vs. buying

The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz


December 27th, 2017 12:06pm

In a wide-ranging interview, Rev. Dr. Don Anderson, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, talks of the expansion of Sanctuary Congregations that are preparing to aid undocumented immigrants if necessary, the Dreamers, how his organization is working with churches to make them more welcoming of transgender citizens. He also touches on gun violence at churches, synagogues and mosques, affordable housing issues in Rhode Island, and the homeless.

The Open Forum


December 15th, 2017 10:19am

The arts and baseball. What do they have in common? Open Forum, of course! Erin Young, artistic director of Common Fence Point, talks about upcoming performance at the theater's two venues - Portsmouth and Warren, and red sox vice president Ron Bumgarner tells us about upcoming Red Sox holiday events.

The Open Forum


December 14th, 2017 01:10pm

Independent candidate for Governor, Joe Trillo.

The Open Forum


December 11th, 2017 02:04pm

Leadership at all Levels with Gail Alofsin. Guests: Dianne Sterret - of Sterrett copy and creative and author in progress. Steve Porter - Author and Publisher - Founder And president of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA). Kim Fuller - Freelance photographer and author

The Open Forum


December 7th, 2017 12:36pm

Elliot Krieger, former book editor of The Providence Journal and author of a blog, 'Elliot's Reading', shares the best of the books he's read in 2017, a guide perhaps to some good holiday gifts and reading.

The Open Forum


December 7th, 2017 12:35pm

Making sense of the tax reform bills passed by the Senate and House, and now in a conference committee, is challenging. University of Rhode Island economist Len Lardaro reviews what's happening in Congress, and the likelihood that a final tax bill will be passed without adequate research or concern for how it impacts the nation's overall deficit. Len also talks about Rhode Island's economy, and what he sees as a need for stronger leadership and vision to improve and make sustainable a robust state economy.

The Open Forum


December 7th, 2017 12:34pm

Evan Smith from Discover Newport joins us for a year in review for 2017 travel and tourism.

What's Up Newp Radio Edition


November 29th, 2017 10:53am

It's giving Tuesday, and we share the importance of reaching out and helping those less fortunate. Two local organizations - The Boys and Girls Club, and Seamen's Church Institute - tell us how they are supporting many within our community.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 29th, 2017 10:51am

In early Spring, Newport's Erin Parete set out on a 3.200-mile "stroll" from Newport to Oregon, a six-month journey. Along the way, she experienced the beauty of our country and the kindness and hospitality of its people. Erin didn't walk for a cause, but did it because she could, and to show 'that this country isn't as divided as we think'. Erin shares her experiences on this edition

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 22nd, 2017 09:28am

Cranston Mayor Alan Fung, unsuccessful in a bid for Rhode Island Governor in 2014, is running again in 2018. He'll enter a spirited Republican primary, and, if successful, face a well funded Gov. Gina Raimondo. Mayor Fung joins Frank on this edition of the Open Forum

Open Forum


November 22nd, 2017 09:27am

People's Credit Union edition with Steve Carneiro

Open Forum


November 22nd, 2017 09:25am

Elder Affairs edition: Foy Ann the Director of community relations for Blenheim Newport and Dana Prestigiacomo senior real estate specialist with William Raveis Real Estate give advice for elders thinking about selling their home.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 17th, 2017 12:57pm

When Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico a few months ago it was the third major hurricane to hit an American city, state or territory in short order. Now, months later, most of the island remains in the darkness. Anabel Montalbano, a Rhode Islander who was born and lived in Puerto Rico for several years shares what's she's been hearing from family members, the frustration of the government's response and what has been the flight from Puerto Rico of thousands of people who no longer see a future on the island.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 15th, 2017 12:34pm

Anger, Isolation, confusion, and an overwhelming sense of loss are just some of the emotions that children to teenagers most often experience when a parent or sibling dies. Ryan Loiselle is the program director of Friends Way, the only family bereavement center in Rhode Island, serving families throughout Southeastern New England. He talks about the program, how it's helping children and families, and offers suggestions for friends or family of those who are coping with a loss

Open Forum


November 15th, 2017 12:32pm

Leadership at all Levels edition led by Gail Alofsin. Guests: Lisa Bergeron - Founding partner and chief visionary officer of, Advancing Workplace Excellence (AWE). Laurie Stroll - President of Newport Hospitality. Suzanne McDonald, Founder of NIM (Newport Interactive Marketers).

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 15th, 2017 12:29pm

For seven weeks Dave Rogers, a former Navy Seal who lives in Newport, went to the Florida Keys to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. He shares his experiences, talking about the conditions he found, the government's response to the catastrophe, and the resolve of those determined to rebuild both the islands and their homes.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 9th, 2017 09:48am

"Evening Gowns and Dancing Slippers" - a life's journey from the depression and households with no hot water, ice boxes, and few automobiles. through a time when each day during World War II, Margaret Riley would pick up her morning Providence Journal or afternoon Evening Bulletin and look at the names on the front page of those who had died in battle, hopeful the list contained no one she knew. she's seen the growth of technology, and social media emerge for many their preferred way of communication. the mother of seven, grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 15, Margaret Riley has experienced life and has much to share. there is a wisdom about this woman, an open heart and love for others and love for life. Margaret, 93, captured much of her life in her book, "Evening gowns and Dancing Slippers." She joins Frank on this episode of The Open Forum.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 8th, 2017 09:53am

It's election day in New Jersey, Virginia, New Your City, Boston, and, yes, in a few hamlets in Rhode Island, where they are holding special elections for referenda. Meanwhile, the races for governor and lieutenant governor are beginning to take shape in RI. there promises to be a spirited Democratic primary for Lt. governor and a spirited Republican primary for governor. we talk about the races and about the finances. we also discuss the influence of groups like the National Rifle Association on gun control legislation, or lack of it.

Open Forum

11-3-17 elder affairs

November 6th, 2017 10:29am

Nancy Luongo from Balance at Home. Topics: Ageism Jennifer Romagnolo and Alicia Hicks from Village House Nursing and Rehab Center. Topics: holiday activities at Villiage House

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 6th, 2017 10:27am

Daniel Sovles, an independent appraiser for the Antiques Road Show.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


November 1st, 2017 01:45pm

Ryan Belmore, owner of What's Up Newp, and a product of Rhode Island's foster care system, shares his observations in the wake of the KIDS count report. That report said there is a need for more foster care families, better oversight, calls on the legislature to raise the maximum age of foster care and increase funding to the Department of Children Youth and Families.

Open Forum w/ Frank Prosnitz


October 31st, 2017 12:41pm

"Engaging employees effectively incorporate responsibility efforts can result in a more dedicated, fulfilled workforce: one that's likely to stick around in a time when employees overall are increasingly transient." That's the conclusion of Cone Communications in its Employee Engagement Study. We review many of the report's findings, gaining a better understanding of today's employees. We also touch on the aftermath of our recent storm and review several projects undertaken by leadership Rhode Island's just graduated, class.

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