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Radio Guests – March 20, 2010 – Providence, Rhode Island

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Renaissance Providence Hotel - Providence, Rhode IslandPeter’s radio show is coming to us live from the Renaissance Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island this weekend. Featured guests include:

Providence Mayor David Cicilline, the first openly gay major of a U.S. state capital, talking about his favorite aspects of the Renaissance City;

Simon Cooper, CEO of Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts, telling tales of his travels abroad, and the lessons learned on the road;

Arnie Weissmann, founding editor for Travel Weekly debating the merits of high-speed rails versus aviation, Continental’s decision to eliminate its free coach meals, and the recent outbreaks of norovirus on cruise ships;

Ann Woolsey, interim director at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, discussing the museum’s legacy, its collection and its place in the community of Providence;

Pieter Roos, executive director of the Newport Restoration Foundation, talking about the  importance of Rhode Island’s historic architecture and art, and why travelers should also make time to visit Newport and Bristol;

Chelsea Fuller, a student and sailor currently traveling the world with Semester at Sea, giving an introduction to life at sea;

David Latt, a former Providence resident and current freelance writer who recently experienced a culinary tour of Rhode Island, shares his favorites;

Don’t miss David’s series on about the culinary delights of the area:

Ann Morfogen, a Sony executive who recently completed a trip of a lifetime to Bhutan, calling in to review her travels and remind us how easy it is to see the world;

Eric Weiner, World Hum contributor, talking about his recent article on travel snobbery and the unexpected virtues of tourism;

Johnny Jet, founder of, who’s on a whirlwind tour of Oman, and still has time to give us his latest favorite travel sites!

Linda Beaulieu, James Beard award-winning food writer and author of several books about Rhode Island chefs and culinary traditions, offers her local perspective on the best places to dine and why local chefs have such a tight-knit community.

Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837), or email Peter at (Write “ASK PETER” in the subject line so it doesn’t get rejected by our spam filters.)

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