The Rotunda #298 8/30/21: In this episode Scott discusses this summer's odd weather and the proof of climate change, the pandemic's effect on work interaction, and we even get into entertainment for my Walking Dead fans out there - and the news gets even worse for Jay Cutler. Plus, you will love the story of the perfect heist gone wrong!!
Jason Quinn joins the show tonight in the third segment to promote his upcoming book, No-Nonsense Zen for Beginners! This is a great conversation for those of us who have always had an interest in Zen, but were not quite sure where to start.
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The Rotunda #297 8/23/21- Leila Laura returns to The Rotunda to update us on the wonderful work that she is doing helping others to achieve their true selves by healing their karma with the Heal Your Own Karma School. A great interview that you will definitely not want to miss, let's explore this change to put healing energies out into the world, especially now when they are needed most!
I also catch you up on Chris Cuomo's ethical dilemma, the latest around COVID and the sad plight of Afghani translators who helped the West, but are now in danger of being rounded up by the Taliban
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The Rotunda #296 8/16/21 - Pawtucket City council candidate Pat St Germain calls in the second segment to talk about her reasons for running in the special election for Ward 6 in Fairlawn and Woodlawn, and what she would like to work on if elected.
Joe Piechowski talks UCLA Bruins football in segment 3, and we even get into PAC 12 and the overall landscape of the college game ,especially as athletes can now make money off of their likenesses.
As with any episode of The Rotunda, you also get my thoughts on the week that was. Did you hear about how some companies want to cut pay for employees working remote? What about the rapid implosion of the Afghan government after 20 years of US presence? All this and more is in here, please click through and give this a listen and a like!
The Rotunda #295 8/9/21- Providence GOP co-char Will Ricci joins the show to talk about the goings-on in Providence - is perception reality, or are things getting under control. Especially after the last couple of weekends, our capital city has become a focus point in state politics.
Scott also talks about the history of Victory Day - why does RI stand out as the only state that celebrates it? He also gets into a potential nightmare scenario in 2024, and the state of evictions in the US, and a sad trend among Capitol Police officers in the wake of January 6.
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The Rotunda #294 8/2/21 - Kert Gunasekaran from Trigmate joins the show to talk about his exciting new math and STEM toy that's designed for kids age 9 and up, we also talk about the importance of a good Math/STEM foundation for today's youth.
JWU's Kevin DeJesus is featured in the third segment, talking about foreign policy in the current administration as well as previous administrations - a must listen!
Leading off the show, I share my disappointment in a recent ruling on DACA, and why I feel that it is absolutely contrary to who we are as a society.
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The Rotunda #292 7/19/21 - With news that Olympic athletes have coronavirus, a lot of people are being critical of athletes prioritizing their training over getting the vaccine. Is that fair to the athletes? Tyler Salk from WBOB’s ‘Just Down the Rhode’ filled in for Scott this week to discuss. Tyler was joined by former Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguer, and Rhode Islander, Jeff Roy to discuss the sacrifice that athletes make to train.
The Rotunda #291 7/12/21 - Long-time friend of the show Jackie Zuk joins the third segment, and we talk about the difficulties of navigating though 2020's (hopefully) one-off year, keeping your business afloat and how clients are approaching PR and marketing post-pandemic!
And of course, the last segment featured odd stories from around the globe. Please give this a listen and a like!
The Rotunda #290 6/28/21 - Renowned author Tom Flanagan makes an encore appearance to talk about his new book, Acapulco! Fans of his first novel are going to want to catch up with him on this segment.
Other topics included in this episode are the horrific discoveries of indigenous mass graves in Canada, and what this should mean for Canada Day - in lieu of this evidence of genocide, should the holiday be cancelled or can it be transformed?
We also cover local and national stories, like the disturbing episode in West Greenwich that highlights the need for police accountability, and the Derek Chauvin verdict - did he get off lightly?
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The Rotunda #289 6/21/21 - Michael Ball from Growing the Game with Ballsy joins the third segment, where he and Scott talk CFL , the potential XFL merger, and the lingering effects of COVID.
Scott also talks local and national issues, including - once again - putting to bed conspiracy theories and stopping an ugly smear campaign. please click through and give this a listen and a like!
The Rotunda # 288 6/14/21 - Preston Huntington from Xelevate calls in to the third segment to talk to us all about what his company is doing to further the burgeoning drone industry along - could we, actually finally be on the cusp of a future similar to the Jetsons, which most of us thought about as kids? Check out this great chat!
The first segment gets you caught up on national and international news - why all the hubbub form the left and the right on VP Harris' recent trip? Should we be reading anything into this? Also, can you believe they found a brand new species of dinosaur in Australia Goes to show you, we think that we have it all figured out but there is still plenty we do not know about our world.
Local news dominated the second segment as we talk about the, shall we say, chilly reception that Providence's proposed bond issue for pension obligations has gotten. And what's the latest in the race to the Democratic party's nomination for RI Governor?
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