AMAZING WOMEN celebrates women who make a difference in the lives of others.

I started this show to share how women accomplish, encourage, legislate, live, and love. What we leave behind isn’t as important as how we live!  Whether it's healthcare, education, business, politics, or entertainment, their personal and professional stories will teach, empower and inspire you.

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all. " -- Emily Dickinson

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you can't see the shadows." -- Helen Keller

"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." -- Victor Hugo

"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine." -- Alan Turing, Imitation Game

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, patience, and passion to change the world." -- Harriet Tubman


 

Deb Ruggiero and AMAZING WOMEN, winner of the 2011 AP Award
for Best Public Affairs Show!

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Calendar of Events - January 2017
"This Month's Lineup "

Sunday Mornings

7:00am on 630 WPRO AM
6:30am on 92 PROFM
6:00am on LITE ROCK 105 FM

February 5th

The conversation around domestic violence often focuses on the physical and emotional abuse, but there's also financial abuse. CARMEN RECALDE-RUSSO is the director of Community Development for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She discusses a financial empowerment program, funded by Allstate Foundation that helps survivors manage the complex financial challenges of ending a relationship with an abusive partner.

February 12th

40 years ago 80% of women did NOT go to college; today, more than half of all college students are women, thanks to TITLE IX. MARGARET DEGIDIO "DIGIT" MURPHY discusses being a standout women's hockey player at Cornell and coaching women's ice hockey at Brown University where she was the winningest coach in Division I ice hockey-male or female. We also discuss the most important words parents can say to their kids about playing sports.

February 19th

It is expensive to buy clothes for kids today; it's even more difficult for families in need. EVA MANCUSO discusses her non-profit Clothes to Kids Rhode Island helping Providence County families in need clothing for their kids. Kids in grades K-12 are eligible or if the family is in crisis due to a natural disaster, homelessness, or displacement.

February 26th

When you look deep into nature and you'll understand everything else much better. NATASHA HARRISON, executive director of Norman Bird Sanctuary discusses the 65 year history of this RI natural gem that Mabel Norman Cerio left in her will for hikers, bird watchers, and the eco-conscious.

Deb Ruggiero

Deb Ruggiero
Host of Amazing Women

Deb Ruggiero is a businesswoman, broadcaster, and community leader.

Deb is president of DR Communications Group, a marketing and advertising firm that helps small business and non-profits with branding and marketing communications.

In 2004, she created the award-winning radio show, AMAZING WOMEN to celebrate the work of women in Rhode Island who make a difference whether in business, healthcare, politics, or the arts. The radio show has won the Metcalf Award for Diversity and the Associated Press Award for "Best Public Affairs Show".

Deb is a graduate of Boston College, founding member of the Women's Fund of RI, and past president of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island. She was a member of the adjunct faculty at Emerson College and Providence College teaching Broadcast Advertising and Marketing Research.

She is also a State Representative, District 74-Jamestown/Middletown. She is a Deputy Majority Leader, serves on House Finance and chairs House Finance Committee on Environment/Transportation.

As chair of the Small Business Renewable Energy Task Force, she sponsored the Renewable Energy Jobs Growth Program creating jobs and tax revenues in Rhode Island. She also chaired The Behavioral Health & Firearms Safety Task Force balancing mental health issues with gun ownership and public safety.

Deb lives in Jamestown; she's an avid golfer, enjoys oil painting, and loves to cook! You can email her about a current show or a possible guest on AMAZING WOMEN at debruggiero@amazingwomenri.com.


 

If you know an Amazing Woman, e-mail me at: debruggiero@amazingwomenri.com