The Open Forum w Frank Prosnitz

The Open Forum with Frank Prosnitz | Tuesdays through Thursdays on WADK

The Open Forum is a place to have discussions, exchange ideas and share valuable and useful information on issues that matter. Frank Prosnitz is an award-winning journalist who has also served as a public relations professional in state government, private industry, and in his own consulting business. Frank brings his unique perspective to the issues that affect us the most. Catch him mid-week on, The Open Forum.

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Mark Hayward, district director of the Small Business Administration, talks about Small Business Saturday, SBA awards and programs.

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December 7th, 2019 06:00am

Mark Hayward, district director of the Small Business Administration, talks about Small Business Saturday, SBA awards and programs.

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December 7th, 2019 06:00am

Ann Sauder, executive director of Seamen's Church Institute talks about holiday programming, institute programs and history.

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December 7th, 2019 06:00am

Denise Panichas, executive director of The Samaritans of Rhode Island. Resources for those contemplating suicide and caretakers.

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December 7th, 2019 06:00am

Justin Papadakis, chief operating officer of the United Soccer League. A USL team is the centerpiece of a 400 million proposed project for Pawtucket.

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Tapped Apple 11/21/19

November 24th, 2019 06:00am

Thinking of wine for the holidays -- maybe you want to try something different. We talk with folks from the Tapped Apple Winery.

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November 20th, 2019 06:00am

Ambassador John Loeb, who built the Loeb Visitor Center at Touro Synaogue, founded the Institute for Religious Freedom at the George Washington University, financier, art collector, philanthropist. Served our country in the military, as an Ambassador to Amsterdam, a delegate to the United Nations.

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Wavemaker Fellowship

November 19th, 2019 06:00am

Jillian Butler of the state's Commerce Corporation discusses the Wavemaker Fellowship, a program designed to help keep young STEM workers in Rhoide Island.

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November 19th, 2019 06:00am

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we hear from an unusual chef, who hosts an instagram post, the Opera Chef

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November 7th, 2019 06:00am

Rev. Dr. Paul A. Hoffman, lead pastor at EFC in Newport, and Pastor Steve Robinson of Crosspoint Church in Newport recently returned from the All Nations Conference in Jerusalem, attended by more than 5,000 people from more than 130 nations.

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October 30th, 2019 05:00am

Chuck Flippo, general manager of the Loeb Visitor Center talks about special free admission for Rhode Islanders through the end of the year, and the importance of Touro Synagogue and the Loeb Center and its role in the state and nation's religious tolerance.

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October 8th, 2019 06:00am

Scott McGovney, coordinator for Combating Underage Drinking within Newport County

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October 2nd, 2019 06:00am

Colin Kane, Peregrine Group co-founder, talks about the company's Newport hotel that is under construction, Newport's proposed innovation district construction moratorium, climate change, school construction, and more.

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September 30th, 2019 06:00am

Former Providence Journal reporter, Politifact and Reuters contributor, shares his perspective on media coverage of state, national and world events.

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September 30th, 2019 06:00am

Steven King, managing director of the Quonset Development Corp. talks about the industrial park's success and future.

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August 31st, 2019 06:00am

Born in a tiny impoverished village in Liberia, Al Kamara takes us on a journey of adoption, education, and eventually success as a Romanian businessman, and author of "The Drive to Aim High: Seven Powerful Mindsets Proven to Guarantee Your Success."

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August 27th, 2019 06:00am

First half we talk with vets about the arrival of the Moving Wall, a large scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that arrives in Newport Sept 19 ... and then entertainer Paul Wayne, whose opened for the likes of Jay Leno and many other top performers, joins us in story and song.

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August 26th, 2019 06:00am

Chris Vachon, a member of Roomful of Blues for 29 years

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August 26th, 2019 06:00am

Skills for Rhode Island Future's new program to help those impacted by addiction

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August 26th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova

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August 26th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano

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August 21st, 2019 06:00am

URI economist Len Lardaro believes that while the nation is likely to go into a recession sometime in 2020, Rhode Island will lead the way, heading into recession in late 2019 or early 2020. Former Providence Journal reporter Gene Emery joins us for a discussion of the media.

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August 6th, 2019 12:00am

Guests: M. Charles Bakst, retired Providence Journal political reporter

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August 3rd, 2019 06:00am

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause, talks about the organization's legislative successes and failures during the 2018-19 Legislative session

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July 25th, 2019 04:00am

Newport Concerned Citizens - a new group

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July 21st, 2019 06:00am

Thatcher Harrison is a young musician, just graduated from high school, who has won several local regional and national competitions for classical and jazz guitar.

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July 14th, 2019 06:00am

We continue our Bridge to the Future with Mediha Zaffou, a financial analyst for the state Revenue Department, who came to this country from Morocco

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July 5th, 2019 06:00am

Legendary Jazz Bassist Ron Carter

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July 5th, 2019 06:00am

Dr. Michael Fine, former director of the RI Department of Health and a novelist, discusses his latest novel, "Abundance," and health care in RI.

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June 28th, 2019 06:27am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova

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June 28th, 2019 06:00am

Tina Sipp of the African Children's Choir and Jim McBride of Boston Globe sports

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June 28th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano

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June 28th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova

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June 28th, 2019 06:00am

East Greenwich Council President Mark Schweiger

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June 28th, 2019 06:00am

Guitar player from band Alliance and Boston

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June 28th, 2019 06:00am

Bridge to the Future -- Dr. Nadia Duvalaire, born in Haiti, whose mother at times slept in Subways of NYC, now medical director of Wood River Health.

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June 26th, 2019 06:00am

Boston Globe Rhode Island reporter Ed Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Projo, talks about the Globe's Rhode Island news coverage, and Globe digital producer, Andrew Maoney, talks Boston Bruins.

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June 26th, 2019 06:00am

Tom DiNucci, director of VAULT

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June 9th, 2019 06:00am

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee talks about legislation his office is promoting in this year's legislative session.

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June 9th, 2019 06:00am

Steven Fabrizio, Lions Club, talks about Lions Club diabetes screening

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June 9th, 2019 06:00am

Brian Beneduce, a successful businessman, overcame numerous obstacles on his business and personal journey, as he battled to overcome anxiety. His is a story of courage, persistence, and triumph.

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May 24th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano discusses the upcoming council meeting, city budget, potential school building project.

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May 24th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova talks about the city's budget hearing, funding for schools and temporary repairs to an athletic field, and efforts to merge Newport's Rogers High School and Middletown High School.

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May 23rd, 2019 12:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano talks about the upcoming council meeting.

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May 21st, 2019 06:00am

"The Doctor Broad: A Mafia Love Story," comes out in print this fall. Dr. Barbara Roberts, Rhode Island's first female cardiologist, memoir tells an intriguing story of a young woman who became the cardiologist to the head of the New England mafia, and a longtime advocate for women and women's health.

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May 14th, 2019 06:00am

Neil Ratner, also known as Michael Jackson's friend and physician from 1994 to 2002 is the author of Rock Doc, his memoir.

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May 9th, 2019 06:00am

East Greenwich Council President Mark Schweiger

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May 9th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano

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May 9th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova talks about last night's council meeting, the budget process, condition of Rogers' athletic fields, and more

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May 3rd, 2019 06:00am

Liz Pasqualini of the Chariho Rotary Club talks about a fundraiser the Club is holding for South County Domestic Violence Resource Center.

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May 3rd, 2019 06:00am

Lt. Col. Gareth Prendergast of the Irish Defense Forces, a recent lecturer at the Naval War College, talks about his research into the Irish Civil War, and his experiences throughout the world as a member of the Irish Army.

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