The Rotunda #158 7/16/18 - This week's featured guests are Ryan and Tony Smith, brothers who work together writing, directing and producing outstanding content and movies! This interview is a great listen, as the Smith brothers talk about the different aspects of working with family, the challenges of producing a movie on a compressed timeline, how important casting is to a projects success, and what an ‘average’ day on set can be like. An added bonus is we get some insights into the plot if their upcoming movie, Volition and they even share a funny story that happened while filming! Give these guys a listen and be sure to check out the Volition movie website, as well as their Twitter handles to be in the loop on their upcoming amazing projects!
The Rotunda #157 7/9/18 - Matt Fecteau and Nathan Luciano call in to The Rotunda tonight – Matt talks at length about the Democrat endorsement issues and the hows and whys of some of the questionable endorsements that went down. He also mentions an interesting fact about gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown – since he and Fecteau share many of the sames ideas, where was Brown when Fecteau ran for Congress in 2014? And you definitely do not want to miss his take on the upcoming mayoral election in Pawtucket – what does he think of Norton’s chances against an incumbent? Nathan updates us on his campaign for State Rep in District 61, and why he feels really good about his chances. He also gives an inside look at the RIGOP nomination of Allan Fung as their endorsed candidate – was it indeed ‘rigged’ as some have claimed? Tune in to find out!
Remember Little House in the Prarie? Believe it or not, the author responsible for the series has had her anme streipped form a literary award that was named for her – why? This gets covered in the first segment. Listen in and decide for youirself if you’re outraged over this. As serious as the first segment is, the last is funny – we have a special first-time guest to The Rotunda sitting in!
The Rotunda #156 6/25/18 - Bill Bartholomew co-hosts this edition of The Rotunda, as Scott takes the United Nations Human Rights Council to task – do we ‘really’ need to associate with the unsavory nations on that alleged ‘council?’, The Red Hen restaurant and Walgreens pharmacy in his first segment, calling them all
Social justice jerks for this reason: if you disagree with someone so much that you can’t even do your job – be it for the conservative reason of not giving out abortion medication, or the progressive reason of not wanting to serve a White House employee – then YOU, not them, are the problem. Listen in and see if you agree!
Scott and Bill also talk about the chaos brewing in both the Democrat and Republican RI conventions, and Cameron Pond joins the fun at 8:30 as the topic veers into the refugee crisis at our southern border. Are we losing our humanity and, if so, can we possible get back on track to regain it?
The Rotunda #155 6/18/18 - Joe Flanagan, city council candidate in Pawtucket, makes his Rotunda debut tonight as he calls in to talk about his campaign to unseat a long time city councilman. A refreshing look at a hardworking resident who is truly interested in public service not for what’s in it for him, but what he can do to help his community.
In the first segment, Scott is in rare form as he goes off on the latest TV celebrity to have his career jeopardized by accusations of misconduct. Is it a good thing that we hold people accountable for their actions now, or have we gone too far, swinging the pendulum from victim blaming all the way over to #MeToo McCartyism, where even a whisper of wrongdoing ends a career? If so, is there anyone among us who is not in danger?
The Rotunda #154 6/11/18 - Gubernatorial candidate Spencer Dickinson joins Scott in studio to talk about why he’s running for governor, and the skill sets that he feels make him the ideal candidate for the job. We do a deep dive into the pension ‘reform’ that was done years ago, and Spencer shares his efforts in the General Assembly at the time to try to bring sanity into the negotiations. We even hear about how his own party tried to help his GOP opponent oust him from office! You won’t want to miss this, Spencer is in it to win it!
The first segment is on fire as well, Scott takes aim at millennial Michael Rotondo – these two men may share a last name but Scott lays out in no uncertain terms who is the better man.
The Rotunda #153 6/4/18 - Carolyn Medeiros is the featured this week, talking about her efforts to keep an admitted sexual predator and child rapist away from the public. You will be shocked to hear the risks that we are subjected to in the interests of HIPPA and privacy when it comes to predators. Avid motorcyclist Chad Michael also calls in to discuss safety issues that affect car/ truck drivers as well as motorcyclists. This is especially topical right now, as ‘bike season’ is in full effect!
Social Justice hypocrites get an overdue tongue lashing in the first segment, as Scott lays out his feelings in Samantha Bee, Sally Field – and then he sets his eyes on the gender wage gap! And did he…….really……suggest a Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump?!?!?
The Rotunda #152 5/21/18 - It gets started real early on The Rotunda tonight, as Scott takes a major NCAA baseball team to task over a recent Sports Illustrated piece, and also sets his aim on the state of Rhode Island and the potential for sports gambling being legalized. Scott shared his own family’s struggles with the demons of gambling in a piece that you won’t soon forget. The most recent school shooting (and how DISGUSTING is that to read?) is discussed as well.
Michael Buday calls in to talk about his company, Molly Dog Productions, and anyone who has, will have, or ever has had a pet is going to take something from this interview. Michael and Scott both speak form the heart about the importance of animals in our lives.
The Rotunda #151 5/14/18 - Scott tackles head-on the issue of new Lions coach Matt Patricia – should he step aside due to the 22 year old allegations of sexual misconduct and indictment for the same? Or should we remember that everyone among us is innocent until proven guilty? Should there be a different process for these kind of allegations? Also caught in the crosshairs is actress Alyssa Milano, you won’t believe what she did at an anti-NRA rally – even the NRA itself gets blasted tonight in Scott’s blistering first segment.
Calling in is recently announced mayoral candidate David Norton of Pawtucket. How does he plan to buck the machine? What are the pillars of his campaign and does he think he will get a fair shot form the media in incumbent-happy, deep blue Pawtucket? Tune in and see for yourself!
The Rotunda #150 5/8/18 - NBC legend Tom Brokaw and his supporters earn Scott’s barbs in this week’s first segment. By now we are all familiar with the allegations against Mr. Brokaw, but Scott makes 2 key points: does the circulation of a letter of support signed by 60+ colleagues validate Mr. Brokaw’s innocents, or can it instead be a chilling effect on someone who was wronged and is unsure whether she should come forward? Also, should a journalist who is almost universally liked get the benefit of the doubt here, when others have not? And just what is the deal with Governor Raimondo’s impressive cash hauls?
Scott’s joined tonight by LPRI chair Pat Ford who offers his uniquely insightful, common sense analysis of the state of RI, it’s trajectory and what we can start to do about it. Also calling in is longtime fridn of the show Cameron Pond with his thoughts on the potential for peace on the Korean peninsula and the latest regarding President Trump’s alleged dalliances with Stormy Daniels. Tune in for a rip-roaring good time!
The Rotunda #149 4/30/18 - Take a stroll through baseball nostalgia, while enjoying a conversation with noted RI author and baseball historian Rick Harris. Rick shares his passion for America’s Pastime and even shares some stories about Rhode Island’s unique connection to the game. When you hear his story about Hall of Famer (and native Rhode islander) Nap Lajoie, you may have a tear in your eye. And in a very special second segment, Scott has his daughter Hannah call in to talk about her journey with scoliosis and what she is doing to help raise awareness of the condition.
As if that’s not enough – peace breaks out in Korea! The whole political apple cart in Rhode Island gets toppled over as the most powerful politician in the state has to cover his flank! You won’t have any odd news stories this go-round – Scott does you one better and has Derelict Dummies co-host bob Giusti sit in, for a fitting bookend to the first segment with Scott and Chris Casci. What kind of beer does Scott like, and why? Check this out and find out!
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