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 2017
"This Month's Lineup "

Sunday Mornings

7:00am on 630 WPRO AM
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January 1st

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.

January 8th

1 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.

January 15th

Rhode Island's history and heritage are economic assets to the state's economy. MORGAN GREFE, executive director of Rhode Island Historical Society discusses Rhode Island's rich history that reminds us how the past frames the future.

January 22nd

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.

January 29th

There's politics in the workplace and in our families. How does power 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.

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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