The Rotunda #132 12/11/17 - Scott calls out SJWs for literally driving an adult entertainer to suicide. Not satisfied with just calling out the left, he then turns his sights on President Trump. How do you feel about transgendered people in the military? What about a sitting President trying to get a member of the press fired? And what does he think about Joe Trillo calling the other gubernatorial candidates ‘pansies’?
The Rotunda #131 12/4/17 - The Rotunda goes international as Scott welcomes Canadian comedy duo The Justin and Greg show, all the way from Regina Saskatchewan! Hilarity ensues as they get to talking about Canadian football, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau and why no self respecting person would want to go to Winnipeg. If you’re looking for some offbeat humor (or is it humour?) from some great guys, this is the segment for you!!!
As if that weren’t enough, you get all the news that’s fit to speak in the show’s first half. There’s some faces popping up for election 2018 and you definitely want to get Scott’s take on that action. Scott also shares his thoughts on the #metoo movement – can this seminal moment in the feminist movement actually backfire? Is a Pandora’s Box of McCarthyism being opened? Listen in as Scott shares a personal story and his thoughts.
The Rotunda #130 11/27/17 - This episode has a little something for everyone! Wanna know what the reaction was to last week’s episode about the Pawtucket transfer station? What about Al Franken’s SNL cast mate’s defense of him, how would that have played if he were not a Democrat Senator? And you DEFINTELY don’t want to miss Scott’s takedown of virtue signaler extraordinaire Lena Dunham, who gets called out on her hypocrisy in the first segment.
Scott’s joined by the fun loving, irreverent chair of the RI Libertarian Party, Pat Ford. Why be an L, as opposed to an R or a D? Listen in and decide for yourselves, and learn where their next fun meetup will be!
Scott goes to Atlanta for his next guest, Atlanta radio host and blogger Steph Palermo calls in for a segment on her site and her personal brand, and dating advice for ‘second lifers’. This is a great spot and a fun topic, learn what a guy has to do to sit at Steph’s table!
The Rotunda #129 11/20/17 - Scott mixes sports and politics in the first segment, taking both Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders and President Trump to task over their actions pertaining to the recent Sunday night football game in Mexico City. Listen in and judge for yourself, did Lynch squander his opportunity to spark change? Should POTUS micromanage every little thing? We also hear about the passing of Charles Manson, and the searing mark that he left on the American psyche.
RI GOP Chair Brandon Bell calls in for segment 2, and gets the audience excited for what promises to be a hard fought election season next year. He shares how the minority party plans to try and balance the scales on smith hill, and also drops a hint about a potential rematch in the Speaker’s district!
Focus swings back to Pawtucket in the third segment. Pawtucket city councilor Tim Rudd and concerned taxpayer Patricia St. Germain join the Rotunda to talk about a plan to devastate the Fairlawn neighborhood by relocating a waste transfer station right near local businesses. What effect could this have on quality of life in the area? Would the community lose all its character, and more importantly, can you really fight city hall and win? Does Pawtucket really have to be in the trash business while still trying to attract and keep an artisan community? Tune in and find out what’s got taxpayers steaming man, and you’ll want to join the fight as well!
The Rotunda #129 11/13/17 - In a coup for The Rotunda, Scott has a conversation with up and coming local actor and artist Chad Michael, who caused quite a stir in the social media world this week with his opinion on the sexual misconduct that’s been coming to light lately in Hollywood. What did he say that caused a firestorm? Tune in and find out, and decide for yourself!
Halfway thought the show, The Rotunda gets invaded by The Franchise! Joe and Morgan storm onto the set and have an interview with Sixpoint Brewing’s Kier Hamilton. Any beer aficionado DEFINITELY wants to hear what he has to say about all the awesome offerings Sixpoint has on the docket. Scott, Ferro, and beer – what could possibly go wrong?!?!?!
Rotunda #128 11/6/2017 - Like his Cleveland Browns, Scott Rotondo is on a bye week. So filling in for him is WBOB senior editor and host of the Cobblestone Press Kevin Aherne. Of course the big headline in the news was the Church Shooting on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Kevin breaks that down on as well as the repercussions from it, including the ever so fun 2nd amendment debate that is going on and why politicians are dragging their feet on it.
Joining Kevin are a couple of special guests in this episode.
First is Tyler Salk, host of Psycho Sports, to discuss sports from a political aspect. The two discuss a couple of hot topics such as why the NFL ratings have been declining (kneeling during the anthem, an over saturated), what can MLB do to bring in more viewers, and much more.
Then later on, Kevin is joined by Aaron Regunberg, RI Representative (D) from District 4 and candidate for Lt. Governor. Aaron and Kevin talk about a bill that Aaron will be introducing that will lessen the utilities power grip that National Grid has on the state of RI, what was the inspiration behind the bill, and what it could mean for Rhode Islanders going forward. Aaron also talks about his candidacy for Lt. Governor for Rhode Island, including what he will do when elected, his plans to help Rhode Island, and much more. Tune in and listen
The Rotunda #126 10/30/17 - This week, Scott has two amazing guests call into WBOB: Jackie Zukerman, CEO of JZ Social Enterprises shares her story of building up a business from the ground up, right out of her apartment, to the point that her podcast, the Social Scene, now has almost 200,000 clicks! She also generously shares some tips for how to get yourself more publicized on social media.
The midway segment brings Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung. Allan shares his reasons for running for governor this time around, touching on many issues that he feels were wither mishandles or not given the proper attention by the current administration. He also shares the poignant story about how the UHIP debacle has affected his own family. You will also want to hear the contract of how Mayor Fung has enticed businesses to come to Cranston and stay, as opposed to doling out tax breaks for companies that leave soon after (Alexion, we are looking at you).
Scott also shoots from the lip and isn’t shy about his take on the protesters outside Governor Raimondo’s home, the newest intrigue with the PawSox negotiations, and a fresh new fact running for Lieutenant Governor. Who is it, you ask? Tune in and find out!
The Rotunda #124 10/16/17 - In this episode Scott teams up with Will Turbitt from Demand the Truth to interview author Ray Davis, who is penning the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy. In this fascinating and lively interview we talk about the possibility that history, as we have been taught it, is not complete. Listen in with an open mind as the possibility of extraterrestrial influence on mankind is debated with a healthy dose of skepticism. Is mankind really the product of experimentation by ancient explorers looking for a de facto slave race? If so, when will they return – or did they ever leave?
This dynamic duo also tackles the recent revelations about media mogul Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan’s response and ultimate Twitter fallout. And for those of you who are NFL fans, in the last segment of the show Colin Kaepernick’s recent legal action against the NFL is discussed. Is there really a plot to end his career, or did he do that himself by opting out of his contract?
The Rotunda #123 10/9/17 - On this episode of The Rotunda, Scott provides a little move insight to the Las Vegas shooting, and also shares his disappointment at a sitting governor publicly berating the press for not portraying her in the best light. Does this signal trouble ahead for the Governor’s reelection campaign, a form of career suicide? Ken Block also gets a mention here, as he is doing yeoman’s work to ensure Rhode Islanders of election integrity. If voter fraud is not such a big problem after all, and our elections are watertight, why are people attacking him so strongly? Could it be that where there’s smoke, there’s fire? We also get a peek into what makes Scott tick, as he shares his giddiness over the new Star Wars trailer and the strong connection he has to that franchise.
Calling in tonight are local entrepreneur Mariana Silva, who is currently raising assistance for St. Maarten through her “It Starts with One” foundation, and at 8:30 we have the very talented actress, and CEO of The New Hollywood, Brianna Brown calling in to tell us about her foundation, how it works and empowers people, and what we can do to join and make a positive difference in the world. It’s a great interview and you won’t want to miss it!!
The Rotunda Special Edition Oct 2017 - You’ve seen Brianna Brown in many popular TV series, including General Hospital, Devious Maids, and the upcoming Dynasty, in addition to movies such as Timber Falls and Night of the Living Dead 3D. As if that impressive body of work wasn’t enough, she is also CEO of The New Hollywood! Listen to her recent interview on The Rotunda as she educates all of us about what TNH does, why it was founded and what you can do to be a part of positive change. They even have a wine club – how cool is that?
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