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.....
The Rotunda #196 6/3/19 - City Council candidate Alex Kithes joins The Rotunda in the second segment, and the listeners get to know about his background, his motivations for running, and some of the tasks he'd like to work on if he gets elected. Please give this interview a listen, you're getting to know an up-and-comer right at the beginning!
Scott also informs listeners about the DMV shirking their duties to inform vehicle owners about potential tax blocks on their registrations - this opens up a huge problem if someone gets into an accident with a car they did not know was not registered. Who pays? Us, of course! On a national level, there's something for everyone, as Scott effectively argues both sides of the Trump impeachment debate. Which side do you fall on?....
The Rotunda #195 5/20/19 - In this edition we have two dynamic guests that call in to share their thoughts - first we have long time friend of WBOB Doreen Costa making her Rotunda debut. Featuring a quick recap of the Uncle Dave Radiothon and Brunch, they then delve into some of the issues that have plagued Rhode Island for generations. The third segment featured analysis of the abortion decisions that we are now seeing sprouting up across the nation - can this, and will this, lead to an attack on Roe v Wade? And who among the Democrats looks likely to use this to his or her advantage in an attempt to win the presidency?
Scott offers his usual shoot from the lip analysis of the Alabama and Missouri decisions in his first segment - after listening in, there will be no great area for how he feels
The Rotunda #194 5/13/19 - Friend of the show Chad Michael calls in for the second segment, as he and Scott debate a hot issue that has now become scorching hot: should men be able to weigh in on women's reproductive health rights? The lively back and forth includes a comparison between religious views and whether or not religion should even play a part in the debate. Regardless if you are pro-choice or pro-life, this is a great listen.
Scott also takes Alyssa Milano to task for her proposed sex strike, and tries to get to the bottom of it - what, really, is her point? We also hear about the Red Sox trip to the White House and the potential team discord it's produced, and a refreshing take on millennial and socialism.
In the closing segment, Pal joins the show for a two-fold purpose: to remind our listeners about the Uncle Dave Radiothon, and to, of course, put Scott in his place.
The Rotunda #193 5/6/19 - Love karma expert Leila Laura returns to The Rotunda in the third segment, sharing her journey to becoming a healer, and also helping to enlighten the audience on karma and energy, and how these things can affect spiritual and romantic relationships. A must listen!
Scott also lifts the curtain on the Governor's fund raising - as a term limited incumbent, why is she still raising money at a feverish clip? What else, possibly, could she be running for and would it be local, or national? We also get a look at the AOC-Pelosi relationship and why, although the Green New Deal may not be entirely appropriate, we do have to take care of our environment.
The Rotunda #192 4/29/19 - Vic Pichette takes center stage in the third segment tonight, as he tells the audience about his experiences as a private investigator, how he got into the business and gives some tell tale signs that your partner may be hiding something from you. He also talks about his marketing business and his project that he's currently involved in, that discusses his fight with leukemia. An amazing interview that will really leave an impression on the audience!
Scott also talks about Bernie Sanders 'Michael Dukakis moment', Joe Biden entering the race, and why tax returns aren't the best barometers of a candidates true wealth. Click below to check it out!
The Rotunda #191 4/22/19 - Rebecca Gibel joins the show to talk about Little Shop of Horrors, currently being performed at Trinity Rep. In this high energy interview, we hear about her role as Audrey, her inspiration for choosing theatre as a career, and we even get a couple of fun behind the scenes stories!
In the third segment, Tom Flanagan joins us to promote his new book, which is a cross between The Wonder Years and Stand By Me, set right here in Rhode Island. And the best part - it's a true story! If you listen in for the last segment, we even have a new, surprise caller! Who was it, and what did they want with our Scott? You will have to listen in to find out!!
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