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


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Calendar of Events - March 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

February 24th

URI's Business Engagement Center (BEC) is the front door for connecting business with students for internships, careers, or research. KATHARINE HAZARD FLYNN is the executive director and discusses the growing opportunities and jobs in manufacturing, engineering, computer science, digital media and design.

March 3rd

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.

March 10th

In 1638, Roger Williams was the first minister at the First Baptist Church in Providence. Today, it's REVEREND JAMIE WASHAM. She discusses Roger Williams' ideas of liberty and freedom of conscience and the historic and religious significance of America's oldest church right here in Providence, Rhode Island.

March 17th

CAPTAIN VICTORIA TOLBERT has served in the Massachusetts and Indiana National Guard and now is the Aide to the Commanding General in the RI Guard. She spent 18 years as a teacher and administrator including at the Gordon School in East Providence. She is inspirational.

March 24th

Opening up your heart and your home as a foster parent can change a child's life forever. KIM ZANDY, a foster mom who adopted her two children, explains how becoming a foster parent has changed her life. LISA GUILLETTE of Foster Forward shares her foster care story and how you can become a foster parent.

March 31st

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.

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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