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.
OF with Frank Prosnitz
State Rep. Deborah Ruggiero of Jamestown and Middletown talks about her plans for the 2020 legislative session, challenges for RI and the region, and the aftermath of the gas crisis.
Chris Maxwell, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, discusses latest court action that pus the association's action against the state of Rhode Island back in Federal Court. What that means? What are the possible outcomes, and how that impacts all drivers who navigate Rhode Isand's highways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
"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.