The Rotunda #122 10/2/17 - In an emotional first segment the day after the mass murder in Las Vegas, Scott takes the audience through his thoughts on the tragedy, and what we, all of us, need to do in order to bring some sanity back to this world. What could possess someone with no record, not even a parking stop, to murder at last count almost 60 people, and injure at least 500 more? This first segment will leave you with a strategy that we can all use to help stop the madness.
Boston based activist Cameron Pond chimes in for the second segment to offer his thoughts on some global issues, including the Royhinga Muslims in Myanmar as well as the recent Catalonian independence referendum. Former resistance symbol Aun San Suu Kyi has suddenly, apparently turned into the very oppressor that she fought against for decades.
Our northern neighbors are also featured in this broadcast, as a young NHL player dared to question his country’s stance on refugees after an attack in Canada, with the usual response. Was he right to do so, or should he have kept his mouth shut?
The Rotunda #117 8/14/17 - After what can only be described as a horrific act of domestic terrorism, Scott leads off talking about the Charlottesville attack. How, in 2017, as we here? Why can we not see past skin pigmentation? Was Martin Luther King’s struggle for nothing? As if that wasn’t enough, we also have the North Korea threat to worry about. Are we really on the precipice of annihilation, a la the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Turning to local issues, Scott talks a little potential Election 2018. With Raimondo’s fundraising machine in full swing, is her reelection an inevitability? He also takes a shot at a giant of RI industry, for what he sees as extreme hypocrisy. Tune in and listen to him shoot from the lip! As an added bonus, longtime friend of the program Cameron Pond calls in to tell us about his foray into running for public office.
Fans of the WildSide are going to be real interested in the last segment, as the running blood feud between Rotondo and Clyde takes another shocking turn!
The Rotunda #95 2/27/2017 - Back from Europe, Scott catches the audience up on some of the hijinks across the pond, and speaking of ponds, Cameron Pond calls in to discuss the recent election of the DNC chairman. Is this going to be a good thing, courting more of the centrist Obama/Clinton voters, or will this further turn off the party’s growing progressive wing? Barbara Ann Fenton also calls in from the RIGOP to talk about the recent developments in the not-so-cold war between Governor Raimondo and Speaker Mattiello, and what that means as we start turning our attention to the statewide races in 2018.
As if that wasn’t enough, we have tensions brewing in district 60 in Pawtucket, as well as some Trump sprinkled in for good measure.
The Rotunda #85 11/21/16 - This week host of The Rotunda, Scott Rotondo welcomes back political corespondent and writer Cameron Pond. The two continue the discussion on the Trump transition and the country's backlash towards Trump's victory. Plus to take a break from the serious Scott welcomes Sara Wasser spokeswomen for the new liquor based tea bags called Par-Tea.
Cobblestone Press Episode #37 9/27/16 - This week on Cobblestone Press, host Kevin Aherne turned to political pundit and Internet Warlord, Cameron Pond to break down the much anticipated first debate between Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and Republican nominee, Donald Trump. While both agree that Trump's performance was truly pitiful, they hesitate to hand the crown to Hillary, as they decided the true loser of the debate: America.
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