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??
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.
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?
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