The Rotunda #222 1/13/2020 - NBC 10 WJAR star Jessica Botelho is the featured guest tonight, as she talks about her career leading up to becoming a key team member at WJAR, the plusses and minuses of social media (and how she turns the negatives into a positive) and, most importantly.......Red Sox or Yankees?????
We also get caught up on all the local, national, and even international current events as Scott talks about the procedures needed for the upcoming Senate trial of the President, and the need for at least some witnesses to be called.And just what do you think about the state;s $200 million deficit? Tune in and let us know!!
The Rotunda #221 16/2020 - In this first episode of 2020, Scott talks to former city council candidate Joe Flanagan, who announced live on air that he is running again in 2020! He shares his thoughts on the Tidewater project, as well as how to overcome objections from naysayers who just do not want to see any development in RI's fourth largest city.
The third segment features the author of Amazon best selling book I Have The Watch, Jon Rennie, who shares lessons learned while serving on a submarine during the Cold War, and how those skills are translatable to the business world. A fascinating interview!
Scott also discusses the current state of our state budget, and just how the heck we find ourselves with a $200 million deficit to make up. He also calms your concerns about the potential for a world war, illustrating the reasons that this scenario simply will not happen. Check it out!
The Rotunda #220 12/16/19 - Scott's two guests on this, the last Rotunda of 2019, are Anne Lafleur , who calls in the second segment to talk about her unique business, which is something that is definitely needed in these tense times. Imagine if we all did a little something kind for each other?
The third segment is headlined by April Dinwoodie, who tells us all about her experiences as a trans-racially adopted child,her podcast Born in June, Raised in April, and a mentoring program that helps children of adoption and children of foster care see that they are not alone.
This episode also features a strong endorsement of the Obama-Bush friendship, as well as a hypothesis of why that friendship came to be.
WBOB personality Joe Ferro calls in for the last segment and you won't want to miss all the Holiday Cheer he spreads!!
The Rotunda #219 12/9/19 - Tonight's special guest is Jonathan Flynn, as he takes a deep dive into RI's cannabis legislation, and also the Tidewater Landing project, and what it could mean to RI's fourth largest city.
Scott also talks about the Cicilline-Trump Twitter war of words and.......shockingly......he agrees with our Rep! We also learn a little bit about a potential nightmare scenario if Trump loses in 2020 but refuses to leave office. What happens then?
Hockey fans will also like a special segment where Scott talks about NHL goalie Robin Lehner, and his thoughts on recent allegations against current and former coaches. Should 'cancel culture' be in play, or is education the key?
The Rotunda #218 12/2/19 - Carlene Fonseca, Central Falls city council candidate, calls in for the second segment to tell our listeners her plans for her home city should she return to her former seat on the City Council. We also learn more about her background, and her passion for community empowerment really comes through!
Before that, we hear Scott crowing about finally - FINALLY -some development in his hometown. Can this stem the tide of institutions leaving the city? Give this a listen and check out what he thinks! You also, cause it's Christmastime, get Uncle Scotty's tips on hos to get through the next few weeks relatively unscathed.
The final segment features, perhaps, the opening salvos in a conflict between Scot and RI Red Radio host Allan Giberti - OMG you have to hear this!!
The Rotunda #215 11/18/19 - This episode touches on two things that we all love - sports and politics! We have Lawton Swann in the second segment to talk Tigers football, as the defending National Champions gear up for the stretch run of their title defense. The third segment features Robert Paquin III telling us about his revolutionary new platform Politifunds, and how is can get more people involved in, and invested in, the political process. I also talk a little bit about Don Cherry's gaffe and someone who clearly overreacted to it, and it's all right here!!
The Rotunda #214 11/11/19 - How do you feel about where we stand in the world? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Kevin DeJesus stars in the third segment as we talk Syria, trade deficits and other topics relating to America's recent changes in foreign policy. A great segment that you definitely do not want to miss!
We also get caught up on the recent revelation that NYC has been sending some of their homeless population to other states - including Rhode Island - without even a heads-up. While everyone should agree that we need to help those less fortunate, is it really ethical to 'send their problems' elsewhere? And, what does it say about NYC's finances that they are taking these steps? There's also an analysis on the GOP cancelling presidential primaries, Tulsi putting the panel on The View in their place, and talk about why bullying needs to be taken much more seriously today than it has in the past.
As an end cap, Joe Ferro hits me up in the fourth segment to talk about (and mock) my beloved Cleveland Browns
The Rotunda #214 11/4/19 - In an episode chock full of content, Scott talks with Parker Gabriel about the Nebraska Cornhuskers season to date, Coach Frost's progress, and the Big Ten in general. Your political appetite gets satisfied once Ray Davis calls in for the third segment to talk about the Tulsi Gabbard campaign, and why the media and the 2016 Democrat nominee seem to have it in for her. Could she really be a 'plant' of the RNC/Russia/The Boogeyman??
We also get a preview of the brand-new Ferro and Fox show, and, in another Rotunda first - Scott agrees with Barack Obama on something! Give this a listen!!
The Rotunda #213 10/28/19 - Forbes contributor Ted Siedle, the "Sam Spade of Money Management" joins The Rotunda in the third segment to talk about his findings on the Rhode Island public pension funds - and how our then-Treasurer, and current Governor, put in place actions that harmed retirees while helping Wall Street. If your blood isn't boiling when you hear that a big part of those funds are potentially offshore in the Cayman Islands, I don't know what to tell you.
We also take on bullying, as Christine Miller talks about her daughter Quinn, and the bullying she has endured, all because she likes playing football. We've all dealt with bullying in some shape or form, but this young woman's fortitude is remarkable!
In a Rotunda first, a THIRD guest is also heard from - Pat Sullivan from WBOB's College Football Impact - if you're not already a fan of the college game this will convince you to check it out for sure!
The Rotunda #212 10/21/19 - Chris Costa from the Feinstein Foundation is the featured guest tonight, as e talks to us about the Foundation, it's mission, how it got its start and, most importantly, what we can do to help our youngsters to grow up into good people.
Scott also brings a variety of topics to the forefront including, but not limited to: what the hell was HRC thinking going after Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein? What takeaways did he have form the latest Democrat Debate?
And, in a Rotunda first......Scott agrees with David Cicilline on something! Once you hear this groundbreaking admission, you will understand why we got a surprise caller, and Allan Giberti even turned around and stormed the studio! Listen in to the free-for-all!!
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