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What's Up Newp Radio Edition
Ross Cann speaks about 8th Annual Newport Architectural Forum. Pastor Paul Hoffman from EFC Newport
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.
Kelly Coates, President and COO of Carpionato Group, joined Ryan and Frank to chat about their group's purchase of the Newport Grand property. Dawn Euer also joined the program to chat about her announcement that she would be seeking re-election in Senate District 13.
Among a wide variety of topics, John Hirschboeck, Daffodillion Project Director, joined Tim Towey and Ryan today to give us an update on the 2018 Newport Daffodil Days Festival and their quest to have a million daffodils bloom in Newport.