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Rhode Island Report

The Boston Globe

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A weekly podcast from The Boston Globe on what’s bubbling in Rhode Island news. In-depth interviews with newsmakers, perspective and analysis from Globe Rhode Island reporters, and intimate conversations with community members across the state.
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Rhode Island PBS Weekly is a Newsmagazine anchored in journalism that searches for truth and examines today's most important regional and local issues. Viewers are introduced to individuals, ideas and places in Rhode Island and beyond that they won't see anywhere else.
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Bringing you conversations with library workers, authors, community superstars and other neighbors around the Ocean State and beyond about their current favorite books, TV and movies, and all the big things they are doing in our little state! Overdueing It is funded in part by the RI Office of Library and Information Services and is produced by library staff around the state. We are proud to be a resident partner of the Rhode Island Center for the Book. Overdueing It: The Rhode Island Librar ...
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The Story of Rhode Island

Kevin Padula

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The history of Rhode Island is truly remarkable. The Story of Rhode Island is my humble attempt to tell you some of the stories about the people, places, and events that have made Rhode Island the state it is today. To learn more about the show visit the Story of Rhode Island Podcast website at https://www.storyofrhodeisland.com/
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A Rhode Island podcast hosted by Mary Larsen and Benjamin DeCastro, we want you to know about all the amazing current events, places, food, music, and people of the biggest little state in the union. Whether you are a tourist, or a long time resident who refuses to drive more than fifteen minutes without an overnight bag, we'll have something special in store for you on our show. It's wicked good, wicked fun, Wicked Rhody. Rhode Island 's premiere podcast! Listen each week to hear about even ...
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Hello fellow fishing fanatics! Captain Mark here owner of Bristol Clear Charters visit us at bristolclearcharters.com welcoming you to my new podcast, Fishing Around Bristol Rhode Island. Please join me Captain Mark, my wife Nancy, and our daughter Sarah, on our journey to embark on a new chapter in our lives- starting a fishing guide, harbor tours, and sunset cruises Co. I already have my Captains six pack license and a 26’ vessel. Excellent fishing skills obtained during the last 5 fishing ...
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It’s been 50 years since the Rao family opened Mr. Lemon in Providence. Customers come to the tiny white building on Hawkins Street for the frozen lemonade, and many return because they feel like family. Colleen, Joe, and Janice Rao know almost everyone – and their favorite flavors. They talk with Ed about the business and their first year serving …
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On this episode, Mashapaug Pond, the largest freshwater body in Providence, has long been off limits for recreational use. In this Green Seeker episode Michelle San Miguel reports on a new state plan to hold property owners responsible for the contamination that’s seeping into the pond and eventually ending up in Narragansett Bay. Then, we take a s…
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This week on Lively, what’s in and what’s out for next year’s budget, with a few surprises along the way. Plus, should Rhode Island hold a Constitutional Convention? It’s been 40 years since the last one - and the topic is again sparking controversy. And the debate over lawmakers’ proposed changes to the State Pension System.…
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The teams that bought you Down Time with Cranston Public Library and Rhody Radio discuss their new project, Overdueing It: The Rhode Island Library Podcast. Get to know the Creative Team - Emily Goodman, Dave Bartos, Tayla Cardillo, and Lauren Walker - as they share their goals and vision for this new statewide library outreach podcast. They also d…
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The game of golf isn’t often associated with young people or diversity, but one nonprofit in Rhode Island is trying to change that. For more than 20 years, Button Hole in Providence has been making the game affordable and accessible to children in the area. Ed talks to Anaridis Rodriguez, host of “Generation Rising” and Don Wright, executive direct…
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On this episode, Ian Donnis reports on why financial stability has proved elusive for Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and what’s being done to get them on stronger footing. Then, on this episode of Weekly Insight, Michelle San Miguel and WPRI 12’s politics editor Ted Nesi will continue…
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This week on Lively, the local take on the Trump verdicts: what happens next? Weighing in this week are Republican Strategist Lisa Pelosi, Bill Bartholomew of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, and Harrison Tuggle of Black Lives Matter RI PAC. Plus, a late snag in the police reform bill over the release of body cam video evidence.…
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When the US Senate confirmed Judge Melissa DuBose in March, she broke two barriers. She became the first person of color and the first openly LGBTQ Judge to serve on the US District Court for Rhode Island. She officially starts that job in January, but she joined us in the studio for a preview of what’s to come. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@g…
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On this episode, Pamela Watts goes hiking around the state with former Providence Journal Reporter John Kostrzewa and talks about his book Walking Rhode Island. Then, we revisit producer Isabella Jibilian’s story about the early sign language that was used on Martha’s Vineyard. Finally, we take another look at contributor David Wright’s shark track…
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Former Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Attorney Lou Pulner, and Paige Clausius-Parks from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT join Moderator Jim Hummel to discuss big decisions looming for state lawmakers before the gavel comes down. The big decisions surround budget - but payday lending, public records law changes and gun legislation are all up in the air. And the…
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The City by the Sea is known for its history. It's also on the front lines of climate change. Some of Rhode Island's biggest tourist attractions – Newport's mansions and other historic properties – are increasingly impacted by rising sea levels and extreme weather. Rhode Island PBS Weekly reporter Pamela Watts and Preservation Society of Newport Co…
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Have you always wanted to listen to a podcast where library workers chat with authors, community superstars and other neighbors around Rhode Island about their current favorite books, TV and movies, and all the big things they are doing in our little state? Then check out Overdueing It: The Rhode Island Library Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts,…
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On this episode, Michelle San Miguel has an in-depth report on what’s behind the rise of parents home schooling their children in Rhode Island. Then, Pamela Watts introduces us to Rhode Island’s new Poet Laureate, Colin Channer. Finally, on this episode of Weekly Insight, Michelle San Miguel and WPRI 12’s politics editor Ted Nesi discuss the state …
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On this episode, contributor Steph Machado has a wide-ranging interview with Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed. Reed, who is Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, says Israel needs new leadership amid the war in Gaza and talks about his next run for the Senate. Then on this episode of Weekly Insight, Michelle San Miguel and WPRI 12’s politics edit…
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If you want to know about military actions around the world, ask US Senator Jack Reed. He’s Rhode Island’s senior Senator, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and often joins congressional delegations on trips overseas. Steph Machado down with Reed for Sunday’s episode of Rhode Island PBS Weekly for an update on the US’s role in the wars …
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This week on Lively, the price tag for the Washington Bridge replacement skyrockets. The total, with some additions to the original estimate, could be pushing nearly half a billion. Also, more college protests in Providence...and an update on reforms to the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights
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Earlier this week, our own Dan McGowan and Brian Amaral moderated a live conversation about the Blue Economy and Rhode Island’s sustainable future. The panel featured Patty DiOrio, VP and head of project development, Americas at Ørsted; and Bill Fazioli, managing director of program and business development at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. …
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Earlier this week, our own Alexa Gagosz moderated a live conversation about Climate and Business Resilience in Rhode Island's Food Ecosystem. The panel featured Ester Bishop, who is the co-owner, chef, and farmer at Gnarly Vines Farm; Ben Sukle, the chef and owner at Oberlin and Gift Horse restaurants in Providence; and Robert Andreozzi, the chef-o…
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Today, we’re getting out of the studio and putting on our running shoes to talk with Mark Sheeran. He’s an ultra-marathoner who’s spent the past few months running down every street in Providence. He invited Ed to tag along as he finished up one of his last runs. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@globe.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/…
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On this episode, We revisit Michelle San Miguel’s report on the ever-growing tick populations in Rhode Island and the devastating and sometimes deadly diseases they bring. Then, we visit with a local farmer in Little Compton who, along with his wife is raising a large herd of alpacas for their fiber. Finally, on this episode of Weekly Insight, Mich…
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Rhode Island’s Board of Elections has a new executive director – but he’s no stranger to the job. Miguel Nuñez has been working for the board for nearly 25 years. He took the top spot in February, breaking ground as the board's first Latino executive director. Miguel talks with Ed about leading the BOE, and the biggest threat he sees coming up in t…
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On this episode, producer Isabella Jibilian has an in-depth interview with Solito author Javier Zamora about his long, lonely and often harrowing journey from El Salvador to the U.S. when he was 9 years old. Then Pamela Watts heads out to Newport for Daffodil Days. Finally, on this episode of Weekly Insight, Michelle San Miguel and WPRI 12’s politi…
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National Committeewoman for the RI GOP Sue Cienki, Providence College Professor Adam Myers, and Political Contributor Pablo Rodriguez join Moderator Jim Hummel to discuss Pro-Palestine protests reaches Brown, the Washington Bridge opens six lanes, proposed changes to how Rhode Islanders vote, plus effects of abortion restrictions around the country…
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St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence has been in the news since January when the state's Office of the Child Advocate released a scathing report about conditions there. Our own Amanda Milkovits has been following the story ever since. She’s recently talked with a family whose grandchild has been a resident there for a year. They say thi…
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On this episode, Pamela Watts takes an in-depth look at how climate change and rising sea levels threaten some of Rhode Island’s historical and iconic homes. Then, Michelle San Miguel introduces us to a local educator who has found a way to make learning fun by putting students in the drivers’ seat. And his lessons go well beyond academics. he’s on…
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The Public’s Radio Ian Donnis, The Libertarian Party of RI Chairman Billy Hunt, and Economic Progress Institute Executive Director Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies join Moderator Jim Hummel to discuss a report that engineers knew about structural problems with the Washington Bridge almost a decade ago, the CEO of RIPTA resigns, plus updates from the legisla…
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Every year, Rhode Islanders read the same book as a part of the Reading Across Rhode Island program.This year’s selection is Solito- a memoir by Javier Zamora. It tells the true story of Javier’s journey from El Salvador to The United States as an unaccompanied nine-year-old.Javier joins Ed in the studio, along with Maureen Nagle, education chair o…
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On this episode, we re-introduce you to a Rhode Island woman, Navyn Salem who is on a worldwide mission to save little children from malnutrition. Then, in our continuing My Take series, local steel pan musician Becky Bass talks about her artistic journey. Finally, we take another look at the work of influencer Ian Brownhill.…
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When reporters are working on important stories, they often use Rhode Island's Access for Public Records Act, or APRA. It gives them the ability to ask for government emails, data sets, or other documents. But APRA isn’t perfect. So, there’s a bill before the General Assembly to make it stronger. Ed talks with Colleen Cronin, a reporter who covers …
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It’s been a little over a year since Stefan Pryor became Rhode Island’s housing secretary, as housing affordability remains one of the top issues facing Rhode Islanders. So what is he doing about it? Steph Machado sat down with Pryor to find out. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@globe.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Calif…
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On this episode, contributor Steph Machado has an in-depth interview with Rhode Island’s Secretary of Housing Stefan Pryor about the continuing affordable housing crisis in the Ocean State. Then producer Isabella Jibillian introduces us to and local potter Dwo Wen Chen who gives us his take on how clay becomes art. Plus, Michelle San Miguel and WPR…
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The Providence Journal’s Antonia Noori Farzan RI GOP Chairman, and former Providence City Council President David Salvatore join Moderator Jim Hummel to discuss removing bike lanes to alleviate Washington Bridge traffic leads to protests, RIPTA CEO pleads not guilty in hit-and-run, RI struggles with lack of housing, takeaways from the RI Presidenti…
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For RI restaurants and food businesses, the overall cost of doing business is going up, and the closure of the Washington Bridge that carries Interstate 195 into and out of Providence has made matters worse. How are these companies going to survive? Alexa Gagosz talks with Kate Roberts, the owner of Easy Entertaining in Providence, to see how she’s…
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On this episode, Michelle San Miguel explores the problem of chronic absenteeism in Rhode Island schools. Then, we revisit best-selling author Ann Hood's thoughts on grief. And, Michelle San Miguel and WPRI 12’s editor Ted Nesi talk about democracy and the reason why a former state official has been fined.…
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Former State Reps Mike Marcello and Nick Gorham, and The Boston Globe’s Steph Machado join Moderator Jim Hummel to discuss an Ethics complaint settled from the Philadelphia fiasco business trip last year, Steph’s report on Central Falls’ strategy for dealing with cellphones in schools, who will be held responsible for the Washington Bridge closure?…
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It’s Women’s History Month, so we’re taking this opportunity to talk with a leader who is devoted to understanding and empowering female donors- Jeannie Infante Sager, the director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Learn more about our work at https://rifoundation.org/.…
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