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 - November 2015
"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 1st

Rhode Island was one of the first states in the country to pass mandatory recycling in 1986. As the landfill nears capacity, can we recycle our way out of this? SARA KITE REEVES, director of Recycling Policy and Programs at RI Resource Recovery discusses municipal tipping fees, recycling, and "pay as you throw".

November 8th

KIM RIPOLI, a 26 year veteran of the US NAVY is Associate Director of Veterans Affairs for state of RI She is a key member of the team working on the new $94 million dollar RI Veteran Home project in Bristol.

November 15th
Technology plays an important role in our everyday life. Yet only 18% of computer science degrees go to women and only 19% of software developers are women. Where are the girls? 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 sciences and technology.

November 27th

ROSE WEAVER is a singer, songwriter and actress who performed with Viola Davis at Trinity Rep, starred across Jodi Foster in the Accused, and performed in a one-woman show, Menopause Mama. She's an old friend who talks about the loss of her son, her mother, her husband and how singing is helping her to heal.

November 29th

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.

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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