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????!?!?!?!
The Rotunda #180 1/28/19 - This episode features 2 guests: We have recurring correspondent Cameron Pond in the second segment to talk about the repercussions form the recently ended government shutdown – will this happen again and if so, will Trump dig his heels in until he gets his wall? If not, does he lose his base? What does this mean for the rank and file government employees who are caught in the cross-hairs. The third segment featured local business owner Jeff Palter, of the Cycle Loft, who shares some of the health benefits of a bicycling lifestyle, and even talks about recumbent bikes and trikes and the positive effect they can have for those of us who perhaps can’t ride standard bikes.
In the show’s first segment, Scott takes aim at an utterly ridiculous situation at Duke University, where all sides went totally off the mark. And not to be outdone, Scott even has some words for Pope Francis, you won’t want to miss this!!
The Rotunda #178 1/14/19 - Scott's featured guest tonight is JWU professor Kevin De Jesus, and this information-packed segment does a deep dive into Trump's foreign policy, as Kevin and Scott discuss whether the current state of affairs is a help, or a hindrance, to America and our standing on the world stage. This lively discussion touched not only on the border wall, but on Asia and Middle East policy as well. Readers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy magazine definitely will not want to miss this!!
Scott also takes the first segment to debunk the thinking of modern day conspiracy theorists, and even weighs in on a recent social media war of worlds originating from Smith Hill. All in all, an excellent way to welcome in 2019!
The Rotunda #177 12/17/18 - Noted science fiction author Scott Bartlett calls in tonight in the third segment to talk about his career as an author, his latest series of books, as well as what he looks for in a well-written novel. A fun interview and definitely someone that you want to read!
The show starts off on a serious note, as Scott addresses the audience about an awful episode of animal cruelty that took place recently, and implored the audience to share nay information they have on it. Allan Giberti also chimes in for the local hot takes - you really don't want to miss their thoughts on the Ocasio-Cortez/Schilling/Cicilline Titter battle! And the show wraps up with some fun and quirky Christmas traditions from around the world. You won't believe that they do in Finland for Christmas!
The Rotunda #176 12/10/18 - The featured guest is Leila Laura, who comes on in the third segment to talk to the audience about Love Karma – what it is, how it affects your life and the energies that you draw to yourself, and how it can be cleaned to allow for a healthier lifestyle. It’s a great segment, a real treat!!
Scott and Allan also discuss a wide range of topics – from hot takes on the “Baby its cold outside” debate, to a newly elected State Rep resigning his seat before he even is sworn in, to Governor Raimondo’s rising star on the national stage – do you think she’s staying for her full 4 year term, or is she angling for a seat at the table of national Democratic politics? Listen in for all the fun in Scott’s return after a 2 week absence!!
The Rotunda #175 11/18/18 - Lee Ann Sennick, RIGOP national committeewoman, joins Scott tonight in the third segment to discuss the most recent election results, and what the GOP is going to do in Rhode Island to strive for better results in 2020 and 2022. It’s an eye opening segment as Sheldon Whitehouses’s campaign, in addition to Governor Raimondo’s are fact checked and come up lacking.
The first segment show us what happens when virtue signaling and shaming go wrong, as Scott discusses the incident at a Minnesota chipotle restaurant, where someone lost their job simply by doing her job as a manager. And you won’t want to miss Scott’s takedown of Better Midler in the final segment!
The Rotunda #172 10/29/18 - Local artist/actor Chad Michael visits The Rotunda to talk about the synagogue shooting and the bomb threats that provide even more visual proof that our nation is tearing itself apart right now. How did we get here? Can we ever talk things out with people who think different than us politically again? Also, what does Char have in store for 2020?
Jackie Zukerman-Delory, social media and marketing entrepreneur form Boston, is featured in the third segment, sharing the challenges and the rewards of being your own boss, and building a company from the ground up! This is required listening for anyone seeking to become self-employed, or who has any preconceived notions on management.
In the first segment, apparently the Red Sox won a championship, or something – but managed to snub one of the cornerstones of their historic 2004 team in the process! How could this happen, and why? Scott and Allan discuss that in the first segment, as well as what NOT to do on social media when running for statewide office.
The Rotunda #171 10/22/18 - This show is graced by two gubernatorial candidates – Michael Reagan calls in from Alabama in the second segment to talk about his write in campaign, and why he feels both the Republican and Democratic parties are failing the citizens of his state. The third segment features Luis Daniel Munoz of Rhode Island, who talks about his path to candidacy and why he feels that he has been thus far excluded from the debates.
In a fast paced first segment, Scott and Allan talk about Hillary Clinton’s recent declaration that her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn’t really sexual assault since they were both adults. Listen in and make your own decision, is Hillary right, or is there and incredible double standard here?
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