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 - January 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

December 23rd

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.

December 30th

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.

January 6th

COLONEL ANN ASSUMPICO is the 13th Superintendent and the first woman to lead Rhode Island State Police in 92 years. She's a native Rhode Islander who talks about her 40 year career in law enforcement. This includes twenty-four years with the State Police, seven years with Coventry police as a SWAT Team member, and as the Director of Training for the State Police Academy.

January 13th

GIRLS ROCK is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and women through music. Founder and director, HILARY JONES discusses how girls from 11 to 18 learn self-confidence, healthy relationships, even public speaking!

January 20th

There's a lot of history buried at sea off the Rhode Island coast. Dr. KATHY ABBASS is an archeologist and marine historian who founded the RI Marine Archeology Project. She's located 13 British ships that were sunk in Newport Harbor in 1778.

January 27th

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.

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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