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
for Best Public Affairs Show!

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Calendar of Events - July 2018
"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 1st

Women in the military have served courageously for our nation's freedom. In all branches of active military in this country, 14% of active military are women. COLONEL MAUREEN HOLLAND and SGT. VIVIAN RICO share their perspective of serving from two different generations.

July 8th

For almost 30 years, VALERIE TUTSON, has been telling stories! She is part of Rhode Island Black Storytellers. She talks about the songs and stories she learned while traveling South Africa. She's also gaining a reputation for her exciting retelling of age-old Bible stories. So sit back, listen, and get swept away on a journey of words, sounds, and passion.

July 15th

JENNIE JOHNSON of CITY YEAR discusses the gap between what school are designed to do and what students really need. City Year is a non-profit that works to keep students in high school and find a meaningful future.

July 22nd

Buying clothes for kids today is expensive. 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.

July 29th

How do Rhode Island companies find well-trained employees? 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.

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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