Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm on AM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on what’s happening, new and to do in Newport County and across Rhode Island. Special guests, interviews, entertainment, commentary and more make this a can’t-miss hour of live and local radio.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has closed 29 beaches across Rhode Island so far this summer for a total of 111 days due to high bacteria counts. Locally, Third Beach has been closed since August 10th for this reason.
Today on the radio, we chat about beach closures, high bacteria counts, what it all means, what we should be worried about (if anything), and more.
Our Guests Today:
~ Sherry Poucher, Beach Program Coordinator for RI Department of Health
~ Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access
August 13th - Ryan chats about Victory Day, Washington County Fair, Things To Do This Week, and more.
You'll also hear an interview previously done with Patti Doyle, Chairwoman from Twin River Management Group, about Newport Grand closing on August 28th.
Steve Jones, Co-Founder of Teton Gravity Research and producer of Andy Irons Kissed By God, joins Ryan to chat about the Newport premiere of the film.
Ken Shane, a contributor to What'sUpNewp, also joined Ryan to chat about his review of the film and its relevance today.
Norah Meah from IYRS joins Ryan to chat about Shark Week and a very special event that will take place on July 21st.
Ryan previews some of the items on Newport City Council's July 11th City Council Agenda.
It was officially announced at 10 am this morning that Boston Marathon participants who ran on behalf of more than 260 non-profit organizations raised 36.6 million for charity in 2018, the 122nd year of the historic race.
Ashley Wheeler, program manager for the John Hancock Boston Marathon nonprofit program, joined Ryan Belmore to chat about the fundraising total, the impact it will have, and how it will help charities across Rhode Island.
Barbara Ann Whitman, Author of Have Mercy. In her debut novel Have Mercy, Johnston-based and former Glocester resident author Barbara Ann Whitman pulls back the curtain to reveal the effects foster care can have on a child and delivers a powerful character-driven tale of love, empowerment, and self-discovery.
Meredith Richards: Librarian for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She chatted about the fun things to do as a family visiting the museum.
The RI Foundation's Jessica David discusses 270,000 in grants the Foundation recently awarded to area non-profits and reviews the community dinners the Foundation conducted over the last several months.
Betsy Schwartz, VP of Public Education and Strategic Initatives for the National Council for Behavorial Health, and Jamie Lehan, President & CEO of Newport Mental Health, join Ryan and Frank to chat about suicide prevention and awareness.
Melissa Aguiar-Rivard, Director of Foster Care for Child & Family, and Natasha Garrett, Program Manager of the Independent Living Program for Child & Family, join Ryan to chat about Child & Family's Foster Care program.
Frank Prosnitz joins Ryan as cohost. Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Exeuctive director of Rhode Island Kids Count joins the guys to chat about the latest Kids Count report. Matt Gray from Ragged Island Brewing Co. also joined the program to chat about Ales for ALS.
John Edwards, Vice President of Tiverton Town Council, joins us to chat about last night's decicion to allow the Tiverton Casino to open 24/7. Gianna Sullivan joins us to talk about King Park Day. Courtenay Needham from the American Cancer Society join us to chat about the Relay For Life of Aquidneck Island.