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?
The Rotunda #170 10/15/18 - Rhode Island’s next Attorney General returns to the Rotunda to talk about his desire to continue his career in public service, having served admirably as US attorney for Rhode Island in the Obama administration. He also talks about the process behind information requests, which is a lot more than lay people would think it is, and whether he would have handled rep Morgan’s requests differently than they were. We also hear some of his feedback form the campaign trail, and what Rhode Islanders really want to see out of the AG office. A must listen!
Pawtucket city council candidate Pamela Braman visits in the second segment and shares a heretofore unknown fact: she was a resident of Scott’s district when he ran for council! She also talks about the experience of being an independent candidate in heavily Democratic Pawtucket.
Not to be missed are the bookend segments, where Scott and Allan talk about the state of the RIGOP, the governor’s race, the recent closing of Nordstrom’s and whether or not it is palatable for public office holders or candidates to block those they do not like on social media. Also, why is it ok for some media personalities to post hateful things about one race or gender but not others? Shouldn’t that all fall into the trash bin of history? There’s a little something for everybody in this podcast!
The Rotunda #169 10/8/18 - Tyler Salk and Allan Giberti fill in for Scott this week and welcome former Gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce to discuss his views on Patricia Morgan endorsing Joe Trillo instead of Allan Fung.
Tyler and Allan also discuss what the Kavanaugh confirmation means for the midterm elections and voter turnout.
The Rotunda #168 10/1/18 - Scott and Allan take another step into the unknown with 6SenseMedia co-founder Dennis Nappi. We follow up on our conversation with Ray Davis in the prior episode and dive a little deeper into 6SenseMedia and their mission.
The third segment features Nashville recording artist and Rhode Island native, Kim Petrarca! She talks about following her dreams to Nashville and some of the behind the scenes stuff many of us do not know about when it comes to getting your name out there as an artist. Kim gives some great advice for people who are debating following their dreams and making music, and the segment ends with her new song ‘Time’. Definitely an interview you don’t want to miss!
Scott and Allan also talk about the recent internecine fighting in the RIGOP – could this hurt their chances at statewide and local offices in November? In the first segment, we get to hear a great example of the pitfalls that present themselves when only one side of a story is believed, and in the last segment we talk about the prime example of why victims of predators should always come forward, and how the process should work.
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