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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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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April 30th, 2019 12:00am

East Greenwich Town Council President talks about the transition to new council, changes in town government, new administrators in several areas, the budget process, and new initiatives.

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April 26th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova said the city council is asking representatives from Middletown, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and state legislators to meet to consider merging the Newport and Middletown high schools into a regional system.

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April 23rd, 2019 06:00am

Mark Hayward, SBA District Director, and Wendell Davis, SBA Regional Administrator talk about recent award winners, and services offered by SBA

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April 18th, 2019 04:00am

State Sen. Dawn Euer talks about the challenges of overcoming a 150 million state budget deficit, the prospects for passage of reproductive rights and gun legislation, among other important legislation.

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April 11th, 2019 06:00am

Mayor Jamie Bova discusses the city budget and upcoming public hearings and workshops; private moorings; and the aftermath of the massive gas outage.

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April 10th, 2019 06:00am

Artist David Chatowsky shares stories from his youth growing up in what was a much more rural area of Cowesett in Warwick.

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April 10th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano discusses a council resolution that would ask legislators to block a state budget proposal that would cut tourism councils from funding for certain taxes collected from Air B&Bs. She also talks of the importance of the 2020 census when it comes to representation and preserving nearly 4 billion in federal funding.

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April 2nd, 2019 06:00am

Linda Finn, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, and Peter Hanney, a supporter discuss pending legislation that before the state House and Senate.

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March 28th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova talks about last night's council meeting, proposals for Conveyance and Admission taxes, and the challenges ahead for the city.

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March 27th, 2019 06:00am

Finding value in your old treasures with the Antiques Road Show

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March 27th, 2019 06:00am

Carmella Geer, executive director of the Edward King House Senior Center, and Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano talk about issues and project involving Newport's senior population.

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March 22nd, 2019 06:00am

A Federal Court Judge has told the national trucking association that its suit against the state of Rhode Island over truck tolls beliongs in the state courts. Chris Maxwell from the Rhode Island Trucking Association joins Frank and outlines what might be the association's next steps in its efforts to overturn the tolls.

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March 20th, 2019 06:00am

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the Washington based National Low Income Housing Coalition, talks about the housing crisis for 8 million of the nation's lowest income wage earners.

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March 14th, 2019 06:00am

Greg Abate, among the top alto jazz sax players according to major jazz publications and a member of Rhode Island's Music Hall of Fame, talks about his upcoming Newport performances, his time with Ray Charles, Artie Shaw and Phil Woods, and an upcoming tour of Great Britain.

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March 13th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne-Marie Napolitano and Tuni Schartner, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation talk about Innovate Newport and its expected opening on May 1.

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March 7th, 2019 06:00am

Discover Newport Executive Director, Newport Mayor Jamie Bova, and Newport City Manager Joe Nicholson discuss the governor's proposed beach parking increase, and the city's proposed 1 percent increase in the hotel and restaurant taxes.

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March 5th, 2019 06:00am

Jessica David, RI Foundation vice president

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February 28th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano

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February 28th, 2019 06:00am

Karon Dalton of Foster's Dare to Dream Ranch talks about therapeutic programs for military families, vets.

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February 19th, 2019 06:00am

Shari Weinberger, president, Providence Gallery Night

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February 14th, 2019 06:00am

Doc Potter, author of Cannabis for Seniors, discusses medicinal and recreational marijuana use. And Kevin Bruneau of Bruneau Auctioneers talks about an upcoming event this weekend.

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February 13th, 2019 06:00am

Newport Councilwoman Jeanne Napolitano and City Manager Joseph Nicholson discuss the gas crisis, potential school bond, and taxes.

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February 12th, 2019 06:00am

Cristen Searles, director of community engagement for the Newport Art Museum talks about upcoming programs, the art museum's ongoing exhibits and educational programs.

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February 5th, 2019 06:00am

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee talks about legislation that he hopes will make utilities take responsibility when there's an outage, relating specifically to the recent gas outage in Newport.

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January 31st, 2019 06:00am

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova and City Administrator Joseph Nicholson provide update on aftermath of Newport's gas crisis

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January 30th, 2019 06:00am

Keith Bloomer, a double lung transplant, shares his story, including his recent experience as a participant in the national Transplant Games.

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