The Rotunda #186 3/18/19 - This episode starts off with Scott and Pal talking about St. Patricks Day versus St Joseph's Day; which holiday is better or, at least, which one is less stupid. There's also a Special Announcement about WBOB's latest fundraiser, the Uncle Dave Radiothon, which is happening on May 18!
We also have from the Currahee Project, Matthew Perry calling in to talk about the many issues that affect our veterans after they return home from their service. Although it is hard to believe that in 2019 we still do not have adequate care for our returning soldiers, it is a sad fact and Mr. Perry is working hard to change this reality. Listen in and, more importantly, reach out to him and help where you can.
Medical Cannabis Lobbyist Jonathan Flynn joins the third segment and gives a brilliantly detailed analysis of the benefits that medical cannabis can provide, and the efforts to legalize it here in the Ocean State. A must-listen for people who may not have made their minds up yet on this issue.
Scott forgoes his odd stories segment to give a heartfelt call more understanding and tolerance and just plain humanity in the wake of the recent incidents in Christchurch NZ, and Utrecht, The Netherlands (where he used to work).
The Rotunda #185 3/11/19 - Scott's featured guest tonight it author Thomas Banks, who talks about his novel Indefensible. This fascinating interview, which takes part in the show's third segment, gives a look into just how vulnerable we could be to an unconventional attack. This conversation will really get you thinking, you don't want to miss it!
The first segment of the show leads off with Scott offering the Democrats some strategy and posing the question: why aren't more Democrats picking the brain of Bill Clinton, the man who sparked a sea change in Presidential politics? He also talks about the recent anti-Semitic comments made by Representatives Omar and Tlaib, and what further repercussions could (or should) they receive?
The Rotunda #184 3/4/19 - Scott's featured guest tonight is Aimee Gardiner, who talks about the HPV vaccine mandate here in RI and why it should not be mandatory. A fascinating chat about exactly who is behind the mandate, and why, is sure to leave us all a little more skeptical of government motives in cases like this.
The first segment is also a must listen for anyone who has been vote shamed since 2016, as Scott goes into detail about the causes and effects of this phenomenon. There's also some global news in the third segment that should concern all of us...
The Rotunda #183 2/25/19 - Former state rep (and future candidate) Bobby Nardolillo joins The Rotunda tonight to share his thoughts on how we can make Rhode Island more competitive nationally, on what needs to be fixed at the local level, as well as what it's like on Smith Street. You won't want to miss getting an inside look at the thoughts of a true public servant, check this one out!!
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!!
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