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.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."                 -- Anais Nin

"Be the change you want to see in the world. "                                          -- Gandhi

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just the first step."                                          -- Martin Luther King, jr.

"Our ideologies my separate us, but our dreams and anguish bring us together."                                          -- Eugene Ionesco

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift."                                          -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Hope has two daughters-- Anger and Courage. They are both lovely."                                          -- Saint Augstine


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Calendar of Events - November 2014
"This Month's Lineup"

Sunday Mornings

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

November 2nd

One in 5 women will be assaulted on college campus. TOBY SIMON, the former director of Women's Center at Bryant University, has taught human sexuality and authored numerous books on the connection between alcohol and sexual behavior. She discusses what colleges need to do about sexual assaults on campus and the changing attitudes towards violence and sexual assault.

November 9th

Nearly one in four kids in Providence drop out of school. City Year Rhode Island helps keep students in school and on track. JENNIE JOHNSON, executive director, discusses the mentoring program in four Providence middle schools and how it is changing lives.

November 16th

Food is such an important part of the holidays. Many Rhode Islanders are unable to put food on the table. KATHLEEN GORMAN of the SNAP Outreach Project discusses how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps 1 in 6 Rhode Islanders. MARIA CIMINI talks about living on a food budget of $4.50 a day.

November 23rd

You are what you eat! JOY FELDMAN is a nutritional consultant and author of children's book, Your Hair is Made of Donuts. She discusses nutritional balance and how food plays an important role in our energy and emotions.

November 30th

There's politics in the workplace and in our families. How does power, control, and compassion relate to the political arena? SYLVIA WEBER, a clinical nurse specialist at Miriam Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry discusses how we can bring compassion into our work and family.

Deb Ruggiero

Deb Ruggiero
Host of Amazing Women

Deb Ruggiero is a businesswoman, broadcaster, and community leader. She understands 'the art of business' and the 'business of art.'

Deb graduated from Boston College in 1980 and spent the first ten years of her broadcasting career on-air as a news anchor and talk show host at CBS radio and WMJX radio in Boston.

Since 1990, she's worked in TV and radio in sales management at WPRI TV 12/ FOX64 , WBDC-TV in Washington, DC. She served as Director of Community and Business Development for 92PROFM and LITE ROCK 105. She's the host of the award-winning public affairs radio show, "AMAZING WOMEN", that she created in 2004. The show highlights the accomplishments of women who make a difference in Rhode Island in healthcare, education, the arts, business, and social services.

"I'm blessed to be able to share the stories of so many 'Amazing Women' who make a difference every day. It's inspirational to learn how many women contribute to this state in terms of economic, educational, professional, and social achievements. You'll hear the stories of the women you recognize, but also the stories of the unsung heroes who don't always make the headlines."

Deb Ruggiero is a Rhode Island State Representative for District 74 Jamestown/ Middletown. She is a founding board member of The Women's Fund of RI, and past president of the board of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Providence College since 1992, teaching Broadcast Advertising and Marketing Research.

Deb lives in Jamestown. She has a passion for cooking, oil painting, and is an avid golfer.

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