The Rotunda #342 9/21/22 - Lauren Martin joins the show tonight to talk fitness with us - especially with everything that we've all seen through the past couple of years, it's more important than ever to tay active. Listen in and learn about all that Lauren has to offer and then sign up to let her help you!
I also talk a solution to the student loan issue that pretty much no one will love 100%, but will get the job done, the DeSantis decision to send immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, and local news as well - with primary season over, how are the statewide races going to shape up?
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The Rotunda #339 8/10/22 - This episode features two local musical guests! We have longtime guest of the show Kim Petrarca who catches us up on the local music scene, and making her Rotunda debut we have gospel singer Faith Torres! Two different genres of music that will leave you captivated and definitely wanting more!
In local news, I talk about the sad spectacle of a family's feuding over politics, but the fight being taken to an unbelievable level. As we also see more fallout from the ill-advised trip to Taiwan, what does it mean for the war in Ukraine? You get my thoughts on that as well as some odd stories to boot, just by clicking the link and giving a like!
The Rotunda #338 8/3/22 - GA Candidate Matt Carvalho takes the stage to talk about his reasons for running for the open District 58 seat in the Genera Assembly. this is a refreshing interview with an up and coming candidate that you will definitely want to check out!
In this episode I also discuss the proposed prisoner swap between the US and Russia - does the proposed trade actually make sense or could it, in fact, make the world a more dangerous place? Also, we take a deeper dive into the lives of the people who signed our Declaration of Independence - what were the repercussions for them, if any? You get all this and plenty more, just by clicking the link and giving a listen and a like!!
The Rotunda #337 7/20/22 - This episode has not one, but two challengers for public office! First we have Pawtucket's Shawn Kelly, transitioning form strategist to candidate, and then we have Paul Jones, looking to unset the incumbent in District 48! These are great touch points that you will want to take in, so be sure to check this out!
The Rotunda #334 6/15/22 - Luba Sakharuk joins the show tonight to talk about her book How to FYAIL in Digital Transformation, and her company RALM 3 Consulting! This is a great chat about helping organizations reshape their culture ad navigating resistance to change, you will not want to miss this interview!
I also talk about the increasing pressure companies and their executives now face to take stands on cultural and political issues - and, is that a good thing? What about the recent assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh, after that an we actually say that any of us are happy with the state of discourse in this country? And, do you share my feelings that entertainment and talk show hosts are way too chummy with the political class, when they should, in fact, be holding their feet to the fire?
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The Rotunda #328 5/4/22 - I talk about the leak of the pending decision on Roe v Wade, what it means going forward, and my thoughts on it snd the leak.
Fellow WBOB personality Allan Giberti and I talk a little Star Wars in the second segment. You also get my thoughts on the rumored cancellation of some student debt, the ongoing feud between Disney and Gov DeSantis, and more!
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The Rotunda #323 3/23/22 - Long time friend of the show Ray Davis joins us tonight as we talk about, not just the state of the world right now, but what we can do to cope with it. Many people - myself included, have a great deal of anxiety about where we are headed from here, as we seem to have taken steps backward. There's a bunch of great stuff on local races as well, and what about the bonuses being given to state employees, as rank and file Rhode Islanders continue to struggle?
In entertainment, the latest Kanye West meltdown is brought up for discussion, as well as the ramifications of one of the biggest trades in NFL history.
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The Rotunda #308 12/1/21- After a couple weeks to recharge the batteries, we are back and better than ever! Local musician Steve Demers joins the program to catch us up on what he has been up to and how the industry is coming back as we very slowly move out of this pandemic.
You also get my thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict, where we go from here and should the case of Chrystal Kizer also now get a second look? And, have you heard about the mass thefts in California?
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The Rotunda #307 11/8/21- Talking about her book 'It's Not Personal Sonny, It's Business' and her talk show, 'Just Steph', we have Boston's own Steph Palermo joining us in the second segment as we chat about her experiences growing up in a Sicilian family and how she can guide you to be the best version of yourself
Eat Drink RI's David Dadekian joins us to talk about the evolving landscape of the hospitality industry as e navigate the pandemic, material price increases and a labor shortage all at the same time
You also get my thoughts on the Virginia and NJ governors races and what they may mean for the midterms, and a disturbing trend of unruly airline passengers - how can this be stemmed? I toss in my hot takes on other national news topics as well, so be sure to click through and give this a listen and a like!!
The Rotunda #306 11/1/21- Dr Luis Daniel Munoz joins to the show to update us on the Democratic primary to date, and what he believed Rhode Island needs in it's next chief executive. A must listen as we consider Decision 2022.
Jason McCarthy from Reelivate comes to the table with information on virtual holiday gatherings for businesses and groups of people, as COVID is still here and there are still many people concerned about transmission.
You'll also get my thoughts on Dave Chappelle and his Netflix special The Closer, as well as new travel guidelines for unvaccinated international travelers, and - does former President Trump REALLY think that he can invoke executive privilege regarding January 6th?
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