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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

6-21-18

June 21st, 2018 05:04pm

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.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

6-20-18

June 20th, 2018 02:30pm

With the Rhode Island Legislative session winding down John Marion, Executive Director of Common Cause, gives us an overview of legislative initiatives that are likely not going to be approved in this session, including early voting in Rhode Island.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

06-12-18

June 12th, 2018 01:15pm

Prevent Suicide Is Everyone's Business with Frank Prosnitz, Ryan Belmore and.... Jamie Lehane, President & CEO of Newport Mental Health Melanie Varady, Senior Director/Eastern Division for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Denise Panichas, Executive Director of The Samaritans of RI

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6-9-18

June 11th, 2018 09:16am

Leadership at all Levels with Gail Alofsin. Guests: Monica Rodgers, Danielle Fagan, Megan Gunnell

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

6-8-18

June 11th, 2018 09:14am

On today’s Open Forum Frank explores the world of comedy from the perspective of a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing to the announced start of truck-only tolls in Rhode Island, expected to begin next week. Kerri Louise, who will perform in a comedy show in Narragansett a week from Saturday, joins us at noon, followed by Chris Maxwell at 12:30. Chris is the executive director of the Rhode Island Trucking Association. We'll talk comedy in the age of Trump, and then about trucking in the age of a crumbling infrastructure and how governments are attempting to finance the repairs. And, of course, we explore whether the national trucking association plans on filing a lawsuit to halt Rhode Island's truck only tolls. The Trucking Association has said this as an important case, fearing if truck only tolls are embraced in Rhode Island, it could spread across the country.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

6-5-18

June 6th, 2018 10:31am

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has long been viewed as among the most devastating conditions for both the afflicted and his or her family. Mary Murphy and Mary Frances Vesey, both of whom lost husbands to ALS, witnessing the courage, strength, bravery and determination of their husbands, and also demonstrating that same courage, strength, bravery and determination as caregivers for those they cherished. Both join Frank in this episode in advance of an Evening of Hope, a major event of the Rhode Island ALS Chapter, scheduled for June 22.

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6-4-18

June 5th, 2018 11:45am

Talking Travel with Evan Smith from Discover Newport

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6-1-18

June 5th, 2018 11:43am

All About Home Care

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

5-31-18

May 31st, 2018 12:13pm

Rhode Island economy – bliss or abyss. A deal for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium by the numbers. How do you turn around a 60 million deficit a few months ago into a 38 million surplus a couple of weeks before the end of the fiscal year? Is Rhode Island’s economy as good as the incumbent politicians want us to think, or as bad as their opponents are anxious to portray? University of Rhode Island economist Len Lardaro joins Frank for this edition of, The Open Forum, to provide us with some answers and perspective.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

5-30-18

May 30th, 2018 12:38pm

Mary Ann Sorrentino, the former head of Rhode Island’s Planned Parenthood, and longtime advocate for women’s rights is the guest on this edition in advance of a press conference later in the week at which she and others will advocate for passage of legislation in Rhode Island that would make Roe V. Wade the law in Rhode Island. Mary Ann will weave together stories from Ireland, where abortion has just been legalized and from Rhode Island, in fear of the “nightmare” women “will surely face” if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, which became the national law 45 years ago.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

5-29-18

May 30th, 2018 12:34pm

What’s fact? What’s fiction? Everyday questions are raised, a nation divided, a nation confused. Gene Emery, a former Providence Journal reporter, and PolitiFact contributor joins Frank on this edition of, The Open Forum, to help unravel the rhetoric as we approach important mid-term elections. Besides his work at the Providence Journal and PolitiFact, Gene is also a correspondent for Reuters.

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5-21-18

May 30th, 2018 12:30pm

Teri Degnan Real Estate and Consulting

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Elder Affairs

May 24th, 2018 12:25pm

All About Home Care

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The Open Forum

05-23-18

May 23rd, 2018 01:14pm

Sav Rebechi chats with Ryan and Frank about fullballotsri.coms

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May 22nd, 2018 01:13pm

Ryan Belmore chats with Brad Read and Evan Smith

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

May 3rd, 2018 12:07pm

Bahjat Shariff was born in war torn Lebanon. He left his country and family behind when he was 18, and with 300 in his pocket arrived in Los Angeles, where he would enroll in Citrus College. Bahjat, who continues our “Bridge to the Future” series, has been recognized by the New England Patriot for his charitable work, raised a family, and currently is the operating partner and Senior Vice President of Operations for Howley Bread Group, a franchised chain of more than 20 Panera Bread Restaurants. Our series, “Bridge to the Future,” is meant to highlight the tremendous contributions of first-generation immigrants to the United States. Bahjat joins Frank on this edition of, The Open Forum.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-26-18

April 27th, 2018 09:47am

Blink your eyes and what you saw before is bound to change – at least when it comes to politics in Rhode Island. Candidates in what is a crowded gubernatorial field continue to jockey for position. Former Secretary of State Matt Brown, who was initially considering a run for governor as an independent, has indicated now that he’ll run as a Democrat, joining Gov. Gina Raimondo, and progressives Paul Roselli and former state Representative Spencer Dickinson. Brown is also a progressive. Dickinson joins Frank on this edition.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-25-18

April 26th, 2018 10:33am

Blues great and Newport resident James Montgomery will be inducted into the RI music hall of fame. He is Frank's guest on this edition and talks about his 50-year career in music, the blues, his commitment to raising funds to help veterans and fight the opiod crisis.

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4-23-18

April 26th, 2018 10:32am

Interactive Marketing and Insights show with Suzanne McDonald. Guest - Brian Mason of the Apollo Consulting Group

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4-20-18

April 25th, 2018 09:35am

village house nursing and rehab

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-18-18

April 25th, 2018 09:33am

Topic: Gun Violence

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The Open Forum

4-16-18

April 25th, 2018 09:32am

People's Credit Union

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-17-18

April 18th, 2018 09:41am

HOME AND GARDEN FAIR GUESTS THIS HOUR: Mosquito Squad/ Green Systems Byron & Steve Money Pit Tom Kreutler Heard on WADK Saturday Afternoons at 3 Planet Aid Keith Gregory- Earth Day event on 4/21 at their One Mile Corner center A& B Appliance Jim Buchanan

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Leadership at all Levels on Open Forum

4-13-18

April 16th, 2018 10:06am

Leadership At All Levels with Gail Alofsin. Guests on this show are: Laura Clark - Master Soul Coaching Practioner and instructor, Kim Fuller - Profesional Photographer, Author, Tedx Speaker and mindfulness coach, and Katie McDonald - Founder of BNourished

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The Open Forum

4-9-18

April 16th, 2018 10:04am

Preservation Society edition

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-11-18

April 16th, 2018 10:04am

Len Lardaro, the University of Rhode Island economist who produces a monthly Current Conditions Index, is encouraged by the sustained growth of the state’s economy. Lardaro, who has been following the Rhode Island economy for years and has often been critical of its performance, now believes it is showing some real strength. Lardaro joins Frank on this edition of, The Open Forum

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-5-18

April 6th, 2018 10:51am

Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States every year, and nearly 2,000 die. And those are the cases that are reported. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) is an organization that advocates for abused children, providing legal and volunteer support for all children referred to the Family Court because of the filing of an abuse or neglect petition. Rhode Island’s program was established in 1978, the second program in the country. Cheryl Martone is the director of Rhode Island’s CASA Volunteer Program. She joins Frank on this edition of The Open Forum.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-4-18

April 6th, 2018 10:49am

Was the first female lighthouse keeper in American from Newport? Was Newport the site of the first international polo match? Was the first murder trial of a clergyman in the United States held here? Brian Stinson’s Newport Firsts, a hundred claims to fame was just published this week. Brian joins Frank on this edition of The Open Forum.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

4-3-18

April 4th, 2018 12:02pm

What can Red Sox fans expect when visiting Fenway Park this year? Ron Bumgarner, senior vp/ticketing for Fenway Events and Concerts talks about the Sam Deck, a new bar at Fenway, special seating areas, and ticket opportunities for kids, on this edition of The Open Forum.

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4-2-18

April 4th, 2018 12:01pm

Talking Travel with Discover Newport. Andrea joins the show today and talks about the importance of online reviews, the Volvo Ocean Race and events coming up in April.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

3-27-18

March 27th, 2018 12:39pm

Dr. Luis-Daniel Munoz is among what appears to be a growing number of Rhode Islanders running for governor. An independent, he is focusing his campaign on education, jobs, access to health care, and fighting corruption. He joins Frank on this edition.

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The Open Forum

3-26-18

March 26th, 2018 12:40pm

Interactive Marketing and Insights Show with host Suzanne McDonald. Her guest on this episode is Suzi Nance - Realtor and Hypnotherapist.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

3-22-18

March 26th, 2018 12:37pm

A million veterans suffer from 'invisible wounds,' leading to 22 veterans committing suicide each day, to divorce, to unemployment, homelessness. Jack Hammond, retired Army Brigadier General is executive director of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program that is doing incredible work to support veterans, service members and military families coping with such disorders as PTSD and traumatic brain injury. General Hammond joins the conversation on this edition of, The Open Forum

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

3-20-18

March 26th, 2018 12:34pm

Rhode Island is making progress but still faces numerous obstacles in its effort to develop sustainable and equitable economic growth. Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart RI discusses the importance of restoring historic district tax credits, improving transportation systems, and revitalizing Rhode Island's downtowns. He also talks about the proposed Green Economy bond, and the need to change direction in the development of solar farms.

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The Open Forum

3-19-18

March 26th, 2018 12:32pm

People's Credit Union show with Steve Carneiro

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

3-15-18

March 15th, 2018 12:16pm

Electric Boat in Quonset is looking for hundreds of new employees, many as a result of new work, and many to replace employees leaving for retirement or other reasons. Brian Howard, EB's human resource manager at Quonset, is this episodes guest. He talks about the opportunities, training, types of jobs EB needs to fill, and working conditions.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

3-14-18

March 15th, 2018 09:34am

Paul Roselli, a Democratic candidate for governor, an environmentalist who is leading the opposition of the proposed power plant in Burrillville, talks about jobs, the economy, and healthcare.

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The Open Forum

3-9-18

March 12th, 2018 10:08am

Leadership at All Levels led by Gail Alofsin. Gail's guests for this edition are: Beth Shissler - president of Sea Bags, Erika Olivier - Co-Owner of Matt's Local Pharmacy, and Sharon Weber - Founder of SHW Global

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

3-6-18

March 7th, 2018 10:32am

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause in Rhode Island, discusses important voting and ethics issues before the general assembly, and issues of transparency at the local level. Specifically, he talks about bills that would allow for early voting, requ9re independent redistricting, and reforming the way Rhode Island chooses its magistrates. Also talked about - transparency in local government, focusing on the Newport Councils closed-door interviews of candidates to fill a vacant council seat and a series of open meetings violations in East Greenwich.

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The Open Forum

3-5-18

March 6th, 2018 09:33am

Let's Talk Travel with Evan Smith of Discover Newport! Topics include the Pell Bridge Realignment, The Volvo Ocean Race, and traveling under protest!

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

3-1-18

March 6th, 2018 09:30am

Providence state Rep., Aaron Regunberg, a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, who is in a tough primary election with Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, talks about several legislative initiatives he's sponsoring. His bills, if successful, would make it easier for people to testify at the state house, control pharmaceutical costs, limit high capacity magazines, and create a universal health care system in Rhode Island.

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February 28th, 2018 01:23pm

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins Frank on this edition. The focus is on cybersecurity, early voting and other important issues with which her office is involved. Gorbea was elected Rhode Island’s Secretary of State in 2015, becoming the first Hispanic elected to statewide office in New England. Born in Puerto Rico, Gorbea is a graduate of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.

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The Open Forum

2-26-18

February 27th, 2018 09:17am

Suzanne McDonald leads this show with her guest, Mark Collins. They talk about how to optimize the use of Google to help turn web traffic for your business into foot traffic.

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The Open Forum

2-23-18

February 27th, 2018 09:16am

Chad Kritzas and Katy Donovan lead this show with a chat about the real estate market, interest rates, and what a home buyer should consider when looking to get pre-approved for a mortgage.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

2-22-18

February 22nd, 2018 12:29pm

After its conception some 45 years ago, the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies is scheduled to close Friday night. It will end a journey that began in the aftermath of a short, but bitter strike that took some 500 Guild members onto Fountain Street in Providence in the shadow of a newspaper that was revered by the community it served. In the years since its founding it has poked fun at the state’s leading politicians, entertained a variety of mystery guests that included sitting Senators and Governors, and gave birth to some of the area’s most recognized tunes, including Pave the Bay. It was at a back table at Alexander’s Restaurant in downtown Providence, where an education writer and five nightside city staffers gathered for dinner, and where the Follies was born. Carol Young, the education writer who later became the Journal’s deputy executive editor, and who for years was instrumental in the Follies’ success, joins Frank on this edition.

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The Open Forum

2-16-18

February 19th, 2018 09:36am

Elder Affairs edition: first have of the show -Balance at Home - Caregiver burn out. what is it and how can we help. Second half of the show - Village House Nursing and Rehab - navigating Healthcare.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

2-15-16

February 19th, 2018 09:34am

Keith Stokes is the guest as Frank continues to focus on African Heritage Month, exploring the importance of understanding the contributions of all people through the history of our nation, state, and community.

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

2-14-18

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

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The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

2-13-18

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.

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The Open Forum

2-12-18

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.

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