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.
Rotunda #167 9/24/18 - Author, and CoFounder of 6Sense Media, Ray Davis is back on The Rotunda to talk with Scott and Allan about the possibility that not only has humanity been visited by extraterrestrial life, but that they’ve shaped our very development as a species. A fascinating discussion that’s sure to shake some of our fundamental assumptions to their core, you won’t want to miss this interview! Also discussed are the possibly of humanity merging with AI, and China’s ‘social credit program’ – as frightening as that sounds to us in the West, don’t we already have the makings of that right here?
Not to miss any local and national political talk, you get Scott’s rather unique take on the Kavanaugh hearings and the gubernatorial race right here in Rhode Island.
Fans of the “funny stories” will have to wait another week, as the last segment deals with continued controversy following Bishop Tobin as well as a fitting coda to the 38 studios debacle.
The Rotunda #166 9/17/18 - Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Spencer Dickinson joins The Rotunda for the third segment to share his thoughts on the recently concluded primary. Were the results in line with his expectations? Will he endorse Governor Raimondo and if not, why not? What does he think her chances are in the general and how does he view the other candidates? All this is brought to light in a fast-paced segment.
The first half of the sow is filled with Scott’s take on the other races, Democrat and Republican, as well as a please for civility. The first segment ends with Scott sharing his own experiences with primaries, you definitely don’t want to miss the shot across the bow!!
The Rotunda #165 9/10/18 - GOP gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung calls into The Rotunda tonight to talk about his candidacy for Governor in our third segment, as Scott questions him on how he would stop recent graduates from leaving the state, and what he would do to get state government to work better for all Rhode Islanders – from attracting businesses here, even reworking DCYF, to be able to better fulfill its mandate. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss.
Boombastic Films’ Matthew Fisher calls in as well, and gives the audience some inside info on the world of movie production. This is an up and coming talent, and you will be able to say you heard about him here first!
The Rotunda #163 8/20/18 - WBOB’s own Mad Mel crashes The Rotunda tonight, as she and Scott talk about their shared love of horror movies. Did your favorite movies make the list? What’s Mad Mel recommending for ‘must see cinema’ this fall? Tune in and find out!
Scott also hits hard on the loss of the PawSox, an example of social justice and correctness gone too far, and he even takes another swipe at a #metoo pioneer……..but wait until you hear the latest group that’s running ads for governor Raimondo, you’ll think you stepped into George Orwell’s 1984 once you hear Scott’s impassioned plea on this one!!
The Rotunda #162 8/13/18 - Apocalyptic fiction fans as well as young adults will want to check out Scott’s third segment as author Greg Smith joins the show to talk about his book series, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse. It’s a fun segment as Greg shares what inspired him and his co-creator to produce the series, and what they hope readers will get out of it!
Scott also goes on what has to be his longest rant yet in the first half of the show, attacking in no particular order, VJ Day apologists, vote-shamers, people who believe in privilege and, not to be outdone, congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Are we really at a point now where challenging a candidate for office to a debate is tantamount to cat-calling??
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