The Open Forum

The Open Forum

A WADK Voice of Newport County Tradition for 65 years. Issues that affect our hometowns on Aquidneck Island everyday in good times and bad with perspective and historical context that no other media can deliver.


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WADK's Open Forum

Gov Dan McKee

April 8th, 2021 12:00am

Wed April 7 - Live Coverage - Gov McKee and local officials open new vax site in East Providence

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WADK's Open Forum

Suicide Prevention

April 6th, 2021 12:00am

Monday April 5 - Jamie Lehane, exec dir and Dr Dan Wartenberg, Newport Mental Health Zero Suicide Initiative -interview approx 25:00 in

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

April 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Thursday April 1 2021 - Newport PLanning Board Public Response March 29 Zoom Meeting - Daily Corona Data

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WADK's Open Forum

Gov Dan McKee Weekly COVID Briefing

April 2nd, 2021 12:00am

April 1 2021 - Live Coverage of weekly COVID briefing from Vets Auditorium, Providence - Gov McKee, Health Dir Dr Alexander-Scott, Commerce Dir Pryor, COVID Dir McCarthy

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

April 1st, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday Mar 31 - Guest: Ray Rickman

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WADK's Open Forum

Ask The Council Vice-Chair

March 26th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday March 25 - Newport City Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie on Last Night's Council Meeting - Corona Data

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WADK's Open Forum

Gov Dan McKee

March 25th, 2021 12:00am

Wed Mar 24 - Replay of Gov McKee Interview - Corona Data

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 24th, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday March 23 - State Sen Lou DiPalma on State Acute Care Facilities - DOH Answer on Daily Covid Data Analysis

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 23rd, 2021 12:00am

Monday March 22 - JWU Dean of Culinary Innovation Jason Evans from Feb - Corona Data - Island and WADK History

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 19th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday March 18 - Middletown Town Council President Resigns - Vax News preview of Gov's Briefing at 1

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Gov McKee's Weekly COVID Briefing March 18

Gov Dan McKee

March 19th, 2021 12:00am

Gov McKee's Weekly COVID Media Briefing with Health Dept Dir Dr Nicole Alexander-Scott, Commerce Secy Stefan Pryor, COVID Administrator Tom McCarthy

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WADK's Open Forum

Bruce Newbury

March 18th, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday March 17 - Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai - Corona Data- Vax Updates

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 17th, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday March 16 - Bruce Newbury - Lars Trodson

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WADK's Open Forum

Discover Newport Evan Smith

March 16th, 2021 12:00am

Monday March 15 - Evan Smith, executive director, Discover Newport

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WADK's Open Forum

Gov Dan McKee

March 15th, 2021 12:00am

Friday March 12 - Recap Gov McKee's Briefing - David Beauchene, Dir, RI Philharmonic (approx 40:00 in)

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WADK's Open Forum

Mayor Napolitano

March 12th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday March 11 - Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano - Last Night's Council Highlights

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 11th, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday March 10 - Yubo app - Teacher Vax Updates - Corona Data

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WADK's Open Forum

Gov Dan McKee

March 10th, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday March 09 - Gov's Press Conference on Teacher Vax cont'd

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 9th, 2021 12:00am

Monday March 8 - Luke Renchan of the Wedding Event coalition and Greg Nawrocki the manager of the Hotel Providence will talk about yesterday's COVID-safe wedding event in Providence

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 5th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday March 4 - Atlantic Pandemic Article - Corona Daily Data

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 4th, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday March 3 - Following The New Gov - Margi Mannix, AARP with stimulus stats - Corona Data

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

March 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Monday March 1 - Developments in Gov and Commerce Sec - Middletown Town business - OB/GYN Dr. Pari Ghodsi, (Perry Godsey) to educate us about HPV and certain HPV-related cancers and diseases, in advance of International HPV Awareness Day (March 4th).

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WADK's Open Forum

Lt Gov Dan McKee

March 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday March 2 -rnLive Coverage Incoming Gov McKee Vax and Press Conference

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WADK's Open Forum

Lt Gov Dan McKee

March 1st, 2021 12:00am

Friday Feb 26 - LG Dan McKee press conference on PPP extension with Small Business Adm and Commerce RI - Jamie Gwen

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WADK's Open Forum

Ask The Council Vice-Chair

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday Feb 25 - Newport City Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie - Last Night's Council Meeting - 12:35 One in Three Americans Say Increasing Their Savings is a Top Financial Goal for the Next Six Months - Bruce will speak with Chris Wong, Financial Expert & Consumer Savings Executive, Bank of America

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 25th, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday Feb 24 - Covering Newport County and Rhode Island

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WADK's Open Forum

Lt Gov Dan McKee

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday Feb 23 - Lt Gov McKee Small Business Town Hall Facebook Live audio

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WADK's Open Forum

Ray Rickman

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

Monday Feb 22 - Ray Rickman, Stages of Freedom Black Church Webinar

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday Feb 18 - Storm Info - Vax Facts - Mary Snyder, United Health Care Medicare Director

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday Feb 17 - Portsmouth Vax POD Opening - LIVE breaking news - Rush

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WADK's Open Forum

Lt Gov Dan McKee

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Dan McKee's Virtual Small Biz Town Hall

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

Monday Feb 15 - Newporter Peter Lance author "Homicide at Rough Point" - Corona Data

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 13th, 2021 12:00am

Fri Feb 12 - Tax Expert Carlotta Thompson - Water Issues Resolved - Corona Data - Island and WADK History

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WADK's Open Forum

Ask The Mayor

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday Feb 11 - Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano - Corona Data

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday Feb 10 - Water Main Break Coverage - City Council Preview-More Food Truck Listener Calls - Corona Data and Vax Facts

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday Feb 09 - Incoming Gov McKee's Virtual Town Hall - Daily Covid Numbers

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Monday Feb 8 Champlin's Marina Saga - Vax Facts - Covid numbers

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 5th, 2021 12:00am

12:06 In The Open Forum - Coverage of last night's State of the State - Gov Raimondo's Farewell Address 12:35 Diamond Expert Sally Morrison, with Natural Diamonds at De Beers Group - Valentines day

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Middletown Airbnb Debate - Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone - Lt Gov Dan McKee's Small Business Forum

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

February 1st, 2021 12:00am

Friday Jan 29 - Rep Deb Ruggiero's Virtual Community Forum with RIDOH Vax Dr Philip Chan

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WADK's Open Forum

Ask The Council Vice-Chair

January 29th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday Jan 28 - Newport City Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie - Last Night's Council Meeting Highlights 12:35 Why It’s Important That Children See Their Dentist in 2021 with Dr. Jessica Lee, President, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

Monday Jan 25 - Incoming Gov McKee Live From Last Thursday - MA Gov Baker's Presser

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Friday Jan 22 - Middletown Special Town Council Meeting - Bumble (a dating app) Helps Sort Through Dating Trends During The Pandemic In Time For Valentine's Day Clare O'Connor talking about Dating Trends for 2021

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WADK's Open Forum

Lt Gov Dan McKee

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Thursday Jan 21 - Incoming Gov Dan McKee

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WADK's Open Forum

Inaugural Coverage

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

Wed Jan 20 - LIVE Coverage of Inauguration of President Biden

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

January 20th, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday Jan 19 - Middletown Short Term Rental Survey

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

January 19th, 2021 12:00am

Mon Jan 18 2021 - MLK Day - Dr King's Complete Dream Speech

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WADK's Open Forum

Ask The Mayor

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Thursday Jan 14 - Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano - Ditch Day for New Year's Resolutions

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

Wednesday Jan 13 - Drama WIth Upcoming Gov's Briefing - Mario Armstrong on CES - Corona Numbers - Newport and WADK History

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WADK's Open Forum

The Open Forum

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Tuesday Jan 12 - Good Neighbor Energy Fund - Mike Kirkwood, Chair, CEO, Pascoag Power - Andrea Smith reporting on CES

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