The Rotunda #206 9/9/19 - A veritable All Star team is in this episode - not only do you have your adorable host Scott Rotondo, but he is joined by The Franchise himself, Joe Ferro and from Buttonwoods Brewery, we have Morgan Snyder on as well! This is a very beer-centric episode, but you know every episode of The Rotunda has some snarky takes and tonight, we debut "That's What She Said" featuring everyone's favorite space cadet/congressperson AOC in the first segment!
After that the fun really kicks in, as Andrew Cooley from Smug Brewing calls in to talk about their selections, and then Morgan takes the mic in segment 3 to talk about his! We really almost oughta charge for the beer knowledge you're getting here....
And then, in the fourth segment we have the crew from Well Played taste testing with us, as well as a revelation that could very well shake WBOB to it's foundation.......Scott and Ferro are related!!!
The Rotunda #105 8/27/19 - Dylan Baranski is our featured guest tonight, as we talk about an issue that is all too often swept under the rug: depression. We discuss some of the causes for it, ways to see it, and coping skills in a segment that is frankly long overdue. Both Scott and co-host DJ share their experiences with this to show that you are not alone in battling this.
Scott and DJ also talk about some of the hot topics du jour, including Scott's most recent attempt to educate about the Electoral College on social media, and just why exactly does Governor Raimondo think it's ok to deal in a shady manner with IGT?
The Rotunda #204 8/19/19 - Natalie Lerner from the AMOR Network joins the Rotunda in the third segment tonight to give a first hand account of what went on at the Wyatt Detention Center last week. This incident brought national attention to Rhode Island and not in a good way. Listen in and hear for yourself the terror and fear that arose from citizens exercising their constitutional rights and ask yourself: is this really where we are now? Is this really what we want to be, and pass on to our children?
The first and segment segments of the show focus on local and national politics, as Barbara Ann Fenton joins the show in the second segment to talk about the absolutely horrifying Johns Hopkins report on Providence school, and the reasons why all parents - whether we be in Cumberland or South Kingstown, should be concerned about our capital city. If you'r blood is not boiling after this interview, I don't know what to tell you!
The Rotunda #209 8/12/19 - Matthew Martinez, Chair of the RI Young Republicans, is the featured guest in the third segment tonight, as he talks about the major coup that his group has, getting an event with Candace Owens into Rhode Island. In this interview, you will learn about Ms. Owens and what she stands for, and what this group is doing to encourage other 'closet conservatives' to join their cause.
DOXXING is also a topic tonight, as, believe it or not, a sitting Congressman has doxxed donors of the other political party. You won't believe what happened in Texas! But, the big story is in the second segment, as we take a headline from the news and discover that, reading into the article, all is not as presented in the top lines. A perfect example of why we all, all of us, need to not just scan headlines to get our news!
The Rotunda #202 8/5/19 - Renee Guidaboni calls in for the second segment, in what becomes a very educational piece for listeners: reverse mortgages. We've all seen the commercials promoting these products and may have even heard some horror stories; but how much do we REALLY know about this financial tool?
Sports takes center stage in the third segment as WBOB's own Tyler Salk calls in to mildly rib Scott on his knowledge of baseball. as we break down the pennant races in the American league, as well as discus what National League teams may have an actual shot at winning the Fall Classic
Not to be missed, however, is the last segment, where Scott makes an impassioned plea for sanity and, most of all, understanding and kindness, in light of the recent abominable tragedies in Dayton and El Paso
The Rotunda #201 7/29/19 - Longtime friend of WBOB Doreen Costa joins the Rotunda in the third segment to talk about Trump's war of words with Rep Cummings - is Baltimore really 'not that bad', or is it the disaster the President is making it out to be? We also have a discussion on the state of affairs in the Biggest Little - is it pre-ordained that Nellie Gorbea will be the next governor?
The second segment features Derrick Senior who talks about his ambition to recycle and reuse all tennis balls. You will be astounded when you find out how lone it takes one to decompose, and how many are tossed away in the US yearly!
OF course, no episode of The Rotunda is complete without Scott solving one problem or another. Listen in the the first segment as Scott puts paid to Senator Warren's debt cancellation folly, and provides something that the erstwhile presidential candidate can't - an actual solution!
The Rotunda #200 7/15/19 - That's right everyone, this is Scott's 200th episode with WBOB, and he celebrates in style with a song and, of course, pontification about topics both local and national. You'll love his take on the census and it's proposed question on citizenship....
Nicole Guilmartin appears in the second segment to talk about her growing business and the ins and outs of event planning. And if you hadn't heard about the atrocious condition of schools in our capital city, Scott brings you up to speed on that in the third segment!!
The Rotunda #199 7/8/19 - Scott returns to true form tonight as he reviews the blistering report on the state of Providence schools. Having failed to educate Providence youth for years, the school system is now actively harming these children by sending them out into the world woefully unprepared for life as an adult. As the Chief Executive of Providence, this falls on the Mayor's shoulders - and although it is not all his fault, and this has been kicked down the curb by past administrations, Scott feels that it is time to show some actual leadership, and accept the responsibility.
Jaimie Adler from OneHope Wines shares her story about the wonderful philanthropic work that she is doing by hosting wine tasting parties. This is a great segment to listen in to, as you get real examples of the good work that is done by this organization.
We also have Electra Govoni joining us for the third segment, to talk about The Alternative Board - a helpful place for CEO's looking for sounding boards and best practices to help them grown their organizations the the next level. There's beneficial info in this segment not just for business leaders, but frankly anyone who is looking to grow as a person.
Scott also touches on a topic very close to home for him - the new, relaxed standards for eminent domain in Pawtucket. Is this another way for government to grab property to enrich themselves and their friends - or is it a unique way to help a community that's been left reeling by significant departures of late? Give it a listen and let me know!
The Rotunda #198 6/17/19 - Boston radio personality Lulu Danger calls into The Rotunda in the third segment to talk about marching in the recent Pride parade, how the experience was and how it's different, yet also similar to her experiences with the parade in the 90s.
We also get into local and national headlines with Scott's usual flair - like when he upsets both sides of the transgender bathroom issue with his no-nonsense, independent style. He also brings to light a sitting US congressperson's tax issues - funny how we want Trumps taxes but not this persons - and in the final segment we have an impassioned plea for shakeups and federal oversight into Rhode Island's very broken DCYF.
The Rotunda #197 6/10/19 - Thriller author Dan Padavona joins The Rotunda in the third segment to talk about his background, the genre of books that he writes, and he ever gives some advice to up and coming potential writers. An interesting segment on a topic that's long been of interest to our host.
In an edgy first segment, Scott takes Draymond Green and the NBA itself to task for being hyper focused on, of all things, a word. And you know how there's a big to-do about the Electoral College in recent months, in fact ever since the last Presidential election? Well, Scott brings you news of some unlikely supporters of the EC from the past.
And did you hear about the person in Florida who stabbed herself because Trump's the president? This brings Trump Derangement Syndrome to all new levels - although Trump also feels Scott's wrath with his transgender ban.....
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