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 - July 2016
"This Month's Lineup"

Sunday Mornings

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

July 3rd

Rhode Island Superior Court JUDGE NETTIE VOGEL has presided over some of the state's high profile cases over the past 20 years on the bench. She is a colorful justice with a daredevil spirit. She bikes cross country and zip lines, but don't cross her in the courtroom.

July 10th

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in teens and young adults. MEGHAN ROTHSCHILD was diagnosed with melanoma at age 20. She discusses her survival and RI's new law banning anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed without a doctor's prescription or parental consent.

July 17th

By 2020, there will be over 1.5 million job openings in technology. Yet only 18% of women are getting degrees in computer science. DEBORAH PERRY, CEO of YWCA Rhode Island talks about her new program, Fantastic Girltastic Code Company to educate and inspire girls to pursue careers in computer science, coding and technology.

July 24th

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 soul liberty and freedom of conscience and the historic and religious significance of America's oldest church.

July 31st

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.

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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