The Rotunda #161 8/6/18 - Scott shares the mic with Allan Gilberti, chair of the RI Log Cabin Republicans. Allan tells us why he became a Republican, and what the Log Cabin Republicans do here in RI. He also shares with the audience the unique challenges he face while building the organization in allegedly ‘deep blue’ New England, as well as the subtle and not so subtle prejudices we see in our region.
RI GOP Secretary of State candidate Pat Cortellessa calls in for the second segment, sharing his reasons for running for office, and for that specific office, with the audience.
In a bit of a change of pace, we have the social justice outrage of the week right after the mid-episode break, and it’s great to hear Allan’s thoughts on this week’s outrage, as well as the banter over President Trump’s Twitter usage.
Wild Side Memorial Tribute 7/31/18 – For the better part of the last decade, you heard the fiery voice of the man known as Professor David Clyde. For years he kept the average WBOB joe in the know in the world of news and politics, even dabbling into the world of sports and entertainment. He was an essential part of the 990WBOB family and nobody bled black and white like Clyde. He stuck by his guns but was always up for an open-table discussion or a debate.
However back on December in 2017, David Clyde as well as his family and friends were shocked to learn he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But rather giving into despair, Clyde fought back tooth and nail for months. But in the end,he succumbed to his cancer and passed away on July 21, 2018.
This past Tuesday night, 990WBOB held a Wild Side memorial tribute to our fallen Professor. Joining the tribute are those who knew him best and were lucky to call him their friend. People like former RI Rep. Doreen Costa, 'Mr. Rhode Island' himself, Tony Jones, Joe Newby from Conservative Firing Line, Ron Park of Conservative Media Group, the 'Truckin' White Boy' Johnny K, Gonzalo Duran of Devil Dogs USA Incorporated, and those in the WBOB including the 'Truth Warrior' Dan Bidondi and David’s eternal rival, Scott Rotondo of The Rotunda.
There wasn't a dry eye in the house as everybody paid their respects and said their final good bye to a man that has been affectionately nicknamed 'Uncle Dave.' No matter what he was feeling or what time of day, David Clyde always had a smile on his face and a fiery passion within. We will miss you Uncle Dave, we all will miss you.
The Rotunda #159 7/23/18 - Judge Robert Flanders is the star guest tonight, calling in for the second segment and sharing with the audience his experiences helping pull Central Falls aback from the brink, his thoughts on the hyper-partisanship in Washington, and the skills he would bring to the table as a United States Senator that he feels are lacking in our current representation.
Our first segment tonight features a special announcement from Pal, paying a heartfelt homage to longtime WBOB personality David Clyde. His loss will be felt at WBOB for a long time to come, and he will never be forgotten.
The Rotunda #158 7/16/18 - This week's featured guests are Ryan and Tony Smith, brothers who work together writing, directing and producing outstanding content and movies! This interview is a great listen, as the Smith brothers talk about the different aspects of working with family, the challenges of producing a movie on a compressed timeline, how important casting is to a projects success, and what an ‘average’ day on set can be like. An added bonus is we get some insights into the plot if their upcoming movie, Volition and they even share a funny story that happened while filming! Give these guys a listen and be sure to check out the Volition movie website, as well as their Twitter handles to be in the loop on their upcoming amazing projects!
The Rotunda #157 7/9/18 - Matt Fecteau and Nathan Luciano call in to The Rotunda tonight – Matt talks at length about the Democrat endorsement issues and the hows and whys of some of the questionable endorsements that went down. He also mentions an interesting fact about gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown – since he and Fecteau share many of the sames ideas, where was Brown when Fecteau ran for Congress in 2014? And you definitely do not want to miss his take on the upcoming mayoral election in Pawtucket – what does he think of Norton’s chances against an incumbent? Nathan updates us on his campaign for State Rep in District 61, and why he feels really good about his chances. He also gives an inside look at the RIGOP nomination of Allan Fung as their endorsed candidate – was it indeed ‘rigged’ as some have claimed? Tune in to find out!
Remember Little House in the Prarie? Believe it or not, the author responsible for the series has had her anme streipped form a literary award that was named for her – why? This gets covered in the first segment. Listen in and decide for youirself if you’re outraged over this. As serious as the first segment is, the last is funny – we have a special first-time guest to The Rotunda sitting in!
The Rotunda #156 6/25/18 - Bill Bartholomew co-hosts this edition of The Rotunda, as Scott takes the United Nations Human Rights Council to task – do we ‘really’ need to associate with the unsavory nations on that alleged ‘council?’, The Red Hen restaurant and Walgreens pharmacy in his first segment, calling them all
Social justice jerks for this reason: if you disagree with someone so much that you can’t even do your job – be it for the conservative reason of not giving out abortion medication, or the progressive reason of not wanting to serve a White House employee – then YOU, not them, are the problem. Listen in and see if you agree!
Scott and Bill also talk about the chaos brewing in both the Democrat and Republican RI conventions, and Cameron Pond joins the fun at 8:30 as the topic veers into the refugee crisis at our southern border. Are we losing our humanity and, if so, can we possible get back on track to regain it?
The Rotunda #155 6/18/18 - Joe Flanagan, city council candidate in Pawtucket, makes his Rotunda debut tonight as he calls in to talk about his campaign to unseat a long time city councilman. A refreshing look at a hardworking resident who is truly interested in public service not for what’s in it for him, but what he can do to help his community.
In the first segment, Scott is in rare form as he goes off on the latest TV celebrity to have his career jeopardized by accusations of misconduct. Is it a good thing that we hold people accountable for their actions now, or have we gone too far, swinging the pendulum from victim blaming all the way over to #MeToo McCartyism, where even a whisper of wrongdoing ends a career? If so, is there anyone among us who is not in danger?
The Rotunda #154 6/11/18 - Gubernatorial candidate Spencer Dickinson joins Scott in studio to talk about why he’s running for governor, and the skill sets that he feels make him the ideal candidate for the job. We do a deep dive into the pension ‘reform’ that was done years ago, and Spencer shares his efforts in the General Assembly at the time to try to bring sanity into the negotiations. We even hear about how his own party tried to help his GOP opponent oust him from office! You won’t want to miss this, Spencer is in it to win it!
The first segment is on fire as well, Scott takes aim at millennial Michael Rotondo – these two men may share a last name but Scott lays out in no uncertain terms who is the better man.
The Rotunda #153 6/4/18 - Carolyn Medeiros is the featured this week, talking about her efforts to keep an admitted sexual predator and child rapist away from the public. You will be shocked to hear the risks that we are subjected to in the interests of HIPPA and privacy when it comes to predators. Avid motorcyclist Chad Michael also calls in to discuss safety issues that affect car/ truck drivers as well as motorcyclists. This is especially topical right now, as ‘bike season’ is in full effect!
Social Justice hypocrites get an overdue tongue lashing in the first segment, as Scott lays out his feelings in Samantha Bee, Sally Field – and then he sets his eyes on the gender wage gap! And did he…….really……suggest a Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump?!?!?
The Rotunda #152 5/21/18 - It gets started real early on The Rotunda tonight, as Scott takes a major NCAA baseball team to task over a recent Sports Illustrated piece, and also sets his aim on the state of Rhode Island and the potential for sports gambling being legalized. Scott shared his own family’s struggles with the demons of gambling in a piece that you won’t soon forget. The most recent school shooting (and how DISGUSTING is that to read?) is discussed as well.
Michael Buday calls in to talk about his company, Molly Dog Productions, and anyone who has, will have, or ever has had a pet is going to take something from this interview. Michael and Scott both speak form the heart about the importance of animals in our lives.
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