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
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Calendar of Events - June 2019
"This Month's Lineup "

Sunday Mornings

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

June 2nd

SISTER JANE GERETY, president of Salve Regina University, is retiring after a remarkable ten year career. We revisit her interview when she first came to Rhode Island. She discusses being a Sister of Mercy for 60 years, her vision for Salve, and her love for poet William Butler Yeats.

June 9th

There are changes we make in life and then there are life changes. After spending 70 years in a man's body, REVEREND DONNIE ANDERSON discusses her transition, the difference between transgender and sexual orientation, and the support of her family, friends, and church.

June 16th

KIM ARCAND is a scientist and Technology Lead for NASA's Chandra's X-ray Observatory. She discusses her work in astronomy and physics. She is an advocate for more young girls and women taking computer science and pursuing careers in STEM.

June 23rd

About 8,000 students attend one of the 18 private, independent schools K-12 in Rhode Island. DIANE RICH, head of school, is the first woman to lead Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich since Dorothy Marshall founded the school in 1934. She discusses their innovative approach to educating the 300 students.

June 30th

ROSE WEAVER is a singer, songwriter and actress who performed with Viola Davis at Trinity Rep. This Rhode Island treasure starred across Jodi Foster in The Accused, and performed in a one-woman show, Menopause Mama. She talks about the loss of her son, her mother, her husband and how singing helps her to heal and move forward.

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


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