The Rotunda #191 4/22/19 - Rebecca Gibel joins the show to talk about Little Shop of Horrors, currently being performed at Trinity Rep. In this high energy interview, we hear about her role as Audrey, her inspiration for choosing theatre as a career, and we even get a couple of fun behind the scenes stories!
In the third segment, Tom Flanagan joins us to promote his new book, which is a cross between The Wonder Years and Stand By Me, set right here in Rhode Island. And the best part - it's a true story! If you listen in for the last segment, we even have a new, surprise caller! Who was it, and what did they want with our Scott? You will have to listen in to find out!!
The Rotunda #190 4/15/19 - Scott returns to his roots tonight int he second segment, with a conversation with the folks at White Dog Distilling in Pawtucket. We learn about how they got their start, the differences between moonshine, whiskey, and just how they get that smoky taste into their bourbon? A fun interview with an up and coming business that we should all patronize.
Stratfor contributor Austin Duckworth calls in for the third segment, as we talk about lessons learned from the Marathon Bombing, Olympic security and the fine balancing act that must be done between keeping people safe, and letting them enjoy an event.
As if all that wasn't enough, we have VOA's Fun Bobby sitting in for the first segment, and he joins Scott in talking about some interesting factoids about our tax process here in the US. Then, as the show begins its fourth segment, a rivalry is renewed between Scott and fellow WBOB personality Tyler Salk. What happened? You'll have to listen in to find out!
The Rotunda #189 4/8/19 - Canadian comedy duo Justin and Greg return to The Rotunda tonight in an awesome second segment, the banter revolves around the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs, the CFL and how to bring tourists to Saskatchewan. You'll want to check this out for sure!
The first segment offers Scott's take on the Bezos divorce, and then there's an interruption as a 'blast from the past', with the assistance of Pal, tells Scott what he thinks of him. We also find out more information about the upcoming Uncle Dave Memorial Radiothon.
And, just what to think of Joe Biden? In the third segment, Scott examines the former VP, his overly affectionate habits, and their effect on his assumed entry into the presidential race. Most importantly, what do you think about it, after listening in?
The Rotunda #187 3/25/19 - The featured guest tonight is Anthony Sanders, CEO of Be Woke Enterprises. The second segment interview is a great look into the mind and motivations of a young entrepreneur, and his plans to expend his business.
RI Red Radio host Allan Giberti joins Scott for the first segment as they talk about a hot-button issue of late: the Electoral College. Much maligned but barely understood, amidst calls for its abolition we have a very informative discussion on why it is actually a help, and not a hindrance, to our electoral process. No one wants to miss the third segment, where Scott takes on the talk among Democrat presidential candidates about reparations for slavery. A sensitive issue for sure, it is examined from multiple sides on The Rotunda.
The Rotunda #186 3/18/19 - This episode starts off with Scott and Pal talking about St. Patricks Day versus St Joseph's Day; which holiday is better or, at least, which one is less stupid. There's also a Special Announcement about WBOB's latest fundraiser, the Uncle Dave Radiothon, which is happening on May 18!
We also have from the Currahee Project, Matthew Perry calling in to talk about the many issues that affect our veterans after they return home from their service. Although it is hard to believe that in 2019 we still do not have adequate care for our returning soldiers, it is a sad fact and Mr. Perry is working hard to change this reality. Listen in and, more importantly, reach out to him and help where you can.
Medical Cannabis Lobbyist Jonathan Flynn joins the third segment and gives a brilliantly detailed analysis of the benefits that medical cannabis can provide, and the efforts to legalize it here in the Ocean State. A must-listen for people who may not have made their minds up yet on this issue.
Scott forgoes his odd stories segment to give a heartfelt call more understanding and tolerance and just plain humanity in the wake of the recent incidents in Christchurch NZ, and Utrecht, The Netherlands (where he used to work).
The Rotunda #185 3/11/19 - Scott's featured guest tonight it author Thomas Banks, who talks about his novel Indefensible. This fascinating interview, which takes part in the show's third segment, gives a look into just how vulnerable we could be to an unconventional attack. This conversation will really get you thinking, you don't want to miss it!
The first segment of the show leads off with Scott offering the Democrats some strategy and posing the question: why aren't more Democrats picking the brain of Bill Clinton, the man who sparked a sea change in Presidential politics? He also talks about the recent anti-Semitic comments made by Representatives Omar and Tlaib, and what further repercussions could (or should) they receive?
The Rotunda #184 3/4/19 - Scott's featured guest tonight is Aimee Gardiner, who talks about the HPV vaccine mandate here in RI and why it should not be mandatory. A fascinating chat about exactly who is behind the mandate, and why, is sure to leave us all a little more skeptical of government motives in cases like this.
The first segment is also a must listen for anyone who has been vote shamed since 2016, as Scott goes into detail about the causes and effects of this phenomenon. There's also some global news in the third segment that should concern all of us...
The Rotunda #183 2/25/19 - Former state rep (and future candidate) Bobby Nardolillo joins The Rotunda tonight to share his thoughts on how we can make Rhode Island more competitive nationally, on what needs to be fixed at the local level, as well as what it's like on Smith Street. You won't want to miss getting an inside look at the thoughts of a true public servant, check this one out!!
The Rotunda #182 2/1819 - This week's featured guests are Bob Lancia, candidate for RIGOP chair, and Bill Hunt, GA candidate for House Seat 68. Two segments of great content - how will the RIGOP rebuild and rebound from yet another crushing Election Day defeat? What needs to be done in order to have a true voice in the budget process? And on the East Bay - are people finally, after yet another scandal, tiring of election the same old, same old? Are they willing to put a third party candidate into office and, if so, what would he like to do once elected?
In the first segment, Scott draws a connection between Liam Neeson and Jussie Smollett. What, exactly, was the purpose of Neeson's interview where he revealed that he harbored racist thoughts, and why on Earth would someone stage an attack, other than to widen America's already bitter divide?
The Rotunda #181 2/4/19 - As anyone who;s gone through a divorce can attest, it's not a fun time. In fact, it can stretch you to your limits. Many that go through it have a constant worry, will I be able to pay my bills and have some sort of quality of life afterwards? In the third segment, Scott talks with Andrea Bates McGrath, who is a Divorce Financial Analyst. She talks at length about the different strategies that both spouses can use to ensure that things are divided up equitably, and that it is as painless as possible. A must listen for folks that may fall into the 50% of married couples that eventually divorce.
WBOB's own Tyler Salk talks Patriots with Scott in the second segment - will Scott's Browns ever make it there? Who the heck knows, but this sure is a fun segment to listen to! And of course not Rotunda is complete without Scott shooting from the lip to start off the show! Who's in his cross hairs, now????!?!?!?!
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