The Rotunda #129 11/20/17 - Scott mixes sports and politics in the first segment, taking both Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders and President Trump to task over their actions pertaining to the recent Sunday night football game in Mexico City. Listen in and judge for yourself, did Lynch squander his opportunity to spark change? Should POTUS micromanage every little thing? We also hear about the passing of Charles Manson, and the searing mark that he left on the American psyche.
RI GOP Chair Brandon Bell calls in for segment 2, and gets the audience excited for what promises to be a hard fought election season next year. He shares how the minority party plans to try and balance the scales on smith hill, and also drops a hint about a potential rematch in the Speaker’s district!
Focus swings back to Pawtucket in the third segment. Pawtucket city councilor Tim Rudd and concerned taxpayer Patricia St. Germain join the Rotunda to talk about a plan to devastate the Fairlawn neighborhood by relocating a waste transfer station right near local businesses. What effect could this have on quality of life in the area? Would the community lose all its character, and more importantly, can you really fight city hall and win? Does Pawtucket really have to be in the trash business while still trying to attract and keep an artisan community? Tune in and find out what’s got taxpayers steaming man, and you’ll want to join the fight as well!
The Rotunda #129 11/13/17 - In a coup for The Rotunda, Scott has a conversation with up and coming local actor and artist Chad Michael, who caused quite a stir in the social media world this week with his opinion on the sexual misconduct that’s been coming to light lately in Hollywood. What did he say that caused a firestorm? Tune in and find out, and decide for yourself!
Halfway thought the show, The Rotunda gets invaded by The Franchise! Joe and Morgan storm onto the set and have an interview with Sixpoint Brewing’s Kier Hamilton. Any beer aficionado DEFINITELY wants to hear what he has to say about all the awesome offerings Sixpoint has on the docket. Scott, Ferro, and beer – what could possibly go wrong?!?!?!
Rotunda #128 11/6/2017 - Like his Cleveland Browns, Scott Rotondo is on a bye week. So filling in for him is WBOB senior editor and host of the Cobblestone Press Kevin Aherne. Of course the big headline in the news was the Church Shooting on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Kevin breaks that down on as well as the repercussions from it, including the ever so fun 2nd amendment debate that is going on and why politicians are dragging their feet on it.
Joining Kevin are a couple of special guests in this episode.
First is Tyler Salk, host of Psycho Sports, to discuss sports from a political aspect. The two discuss a couple of hot topics such as why the NFL ratings have been declining (kneeling during the anthem, an over saturated), what can MLB do to bring in more viewers, and much more.
Then later on, Kevin is joined by Aaron Regunberg, RI Representative (D) from District 4 and candidate for Lt. Governor. Aaron and Kevin talk about a bill that Aaron will be introducing that will lessen the utilities power grip that National Grid has on the state of RI, what was the inspiration behind the bill, and what it could mean for Rhode Islanders going forward. Aaron also talks about his candidacy for Lt. Governor for Rhode Island, including what he will do when elected, his plans to help Rhode Island, and much more. Tune in and listen
The Rotunda #126 10/30/17 - This week, Scott has two amazing guests call into WBOB: Jackie Zukerman, CEO of JZ Social Enterprises shares her story of building up a business from the ground up, right out of her apartment, to the point that her podcast, the Social Scene, now has almost 200,000 clicks! She also generously shares some tips for how to get yourself more publicized on social media.
The midway segment brings Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung. Allan shares his reasons for running for governor this time around, touching on many issues that he feels were wither mishandles or not given the proper attention by the current administration. He also shares the poignant story about how the UHIP debacle has affected his own family. You will also want to hear the contract of how Mayor Fung has enticed businesses to come to Cranston and stay, as opposed to doling out tax breaks for companies that leave soon after (Alexion, we are looking at you).
Scott also shoots from the lip and isn’t shy about his take on the protesters outside Governor Raimondo’s home, the newest intrigue with the PawSox negotiations, and a fresh new fact running for Lieutenant Governor. Who is it, you ask? Tune in and find out!
The Wild Side #329 10/24/17 - What a week in Rhode Island. What a week in the world. It's been wild. The Professor, David Clyde is back to bring order to the classroom.
Friend of the station Allan Fung announced his candidacy and our own Scott Rotondo attended and called from the announcement ceremony. What does he stand for? What will be different in his campaign this election cycle? Will Fung be the next governor? Scott and Dave discuss.
Author and writer on World Net Daily Leo Hohman (spelling) joins Dave to discuss global issues, including the latest on extremism in Somalia and the rest of Africa’s Islamic nations. What do they want to bring into America?
Truckin White Boy Johnny K rejoins Dave to discuss Mayor Fung’s announcement. Would Fung bring Johnny back to Rhode Island? Would another term of Raimondo drive Dave away?
Wall from the Defenders of Liberty Motorcycle Club stops by to discuss the citizens of Iran being against the terrorist run governments in some of the countries. Did they have higher expectations of Obama? Should they have?
It really has been wild, but no need to panic, because your teacher is here. The bell has rung. Class is in session.
The Rotunda #124 10/16/17 - In this episode Scott teams up with Will Turbitt from Demand the Truth to interview author Ray Davis, who is penning the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy. In this fascinating and lively interview we talk about the possibility that history, as we have been taught it, is not complete. Listen in with an open mind as the possibility of extraterrestrial influence on mankind is debated with a healthy dose of skepticism. Is mankind really the product of experimentation by ancient explorers looking for a de facto slave race? If so, when will they return – or did they ever leave?
This dynamic duo also tackles the recent revelations about media mogul Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan’s response and ultimate Twitter fallout. And for those of you who are NFL fans, in the last segment of the show Colin Kaepernick’s recent legal action against the NFL is discussed. Is there really a plot to end his career, or did he do that himself by opting out of his contract?
Clash of The Titans 10/17/17 - An internet troll can be one of the toughest things to tame. If you come across one, do you know what to do? You should probably run if you see one in person.
We’ve let the internet trolls out of their cages, and luckily for you, they have been contained to the 990WBOB airwaves to duel it out, and determine which internet troll can be the best troll of all trolls… EVER.
Tyler Salk, Scott Rotondo, and Kevin Willette report from the ring and locker room as the trolls go at it.
In the opening bout, WBOB’s own Bob Giusti takes on the new comer, Luis Vargas. Is the free market good or bad for this country on health care? Has Trump made the GOP relevant again? The decision of who won might surprise you.
For the main event, two debate veterans squared off. Matt Fecteau, a war veteran and friend of 990 took on the self proclaimed champion troll, and host of Geek Cred, John Davidson. Did Trump or Obama better handle countries like North Korea and Iran? Is Trump making a fool out of our nation?
The only thing that's certain is these two battles... these two clashes feature some of the most dangerous internet trolls there are. But they're not coming after you, these titans are going at each other to see who will be the biggest troll in this clash of the internet titans
The Rotunda #123 10/9/17 - On this episode of The Rotunda, Scott provides a little move insight to the Las Vegas shooting, and also shares his disappointment at a sitting governor publicly berating the press for not portraying her in the best light. Does this signal trouble ahead for the Governor’s reelection campaign, a form of career suicide? Ken Block also gets a mention here, as he is doing yeoman’s work to ensure Rhode Islanders of election integrity. If voter fraud is not such a big problem after all, and our elections are watertight, why are people attacking him so strongly? Could it be that where there’s smoke, there’s fire? We also get a peek into what makes Scott tick, as he shares his giddiness over the new Star Wars trailer and the strong connection he has to that franchise.
Calling in tonight are local entrepreneur Mariana Silva, who is currently raising assistance for St. Maarten through her “It Starts with One” foundation, and at 8:30 we have the very talented actress, and CEO of The New Hollywood, Brianna Brown calling in to tell us about her foundation, how it works and empowers people, and what we can do to join and make a positive difference in the world. It’s a great interview and you won’t want to miss it!!
The Rotunda Special Edition Oct 2017 - You’ve seen Brianna Brown in many popular TV series, including General Hospital, Devious Maids, and the upcoming Dynasty, in addition to movies such as Timber Falls and Night of the Living Dead 3D. As if that impressive body of work wasn’t enough, she is also CEO of The New Hollywood! Listen to her recent interview on The Rotunda as she educates all of us about what TNH does, why it was founded and what you can do to be a part of positive change. They even have a wine club – how cool is that?
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?
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