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A Lively Experiment is a weekly News & Politics program on Rhode Island PBS. Tune in each Friday at 7:30pm for new episodes regarding the political climate in Rhode Island.

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A Lively Experiment is a weekly News & Politics program on Rhode Island PBS. Tune in each Friday at 7:30pm for new episodes regarding the political climate in Rhode Island.

    Latest on the CD2, governor, and Providence mayoral races; the FBI searches Mar A Lago.

    Latest on the CD2, governor, and Providence mayoral races; the FBI searches Mar A Lago.

    Libertarian Party of RI Chairman Billy Hunt, Brown University Professor Wendy Schiller, and Political Contributor Sam Howard join moderator Jim Hummel to discuss Kevin McCarthy’s visit with Alan Fung. RI Governor candidates' quiet approach to running, the Providence mayoral primary, plus the FBI executes a search warrant at Mar A Lago and how that might affect midterm elections. 
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    The latest financial reports on the candidates for governor with a little more than a month until primary day/Does the U.S. Supreme Court have a credibility problem?

    The latest financial reports on the candidates for governor with a little more than a month until primary day/Does the U.S. Supreme Court have a credibility problem?

    Joining us with the analysis: Attorney and Legal Analyst Lou Pulner, Bill Lynch Former Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, and former Providence Mayor Angel Taveras
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    The tidewater landing project in Pawtucket gets new life by the slimmest of margins/and Governor McKee picks up some big endorsements this week, how much will they matter?

    The tidewater landing project in Pawtucket gets new life by the slimmest of margins/and Governor McKee picks up some big endorsements this week, how much will they matter?

    Joining us on the panel: Bob Walsh, Executive Director of the National Education Association Rhode Island. Ian Donnis Political Reporter for the Public's Radio, and Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Cienki. 
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    Governor McKee releases his first television add with a little help from his mother/And we continue to sift through this years General Assembly session

    Governor McKee releases his first television add with a little help from his mother/And we continue to sift through this years General Assembly session

    Joining us on the panel: Linda Katz, Co-Founder and Policy Director for the Economic Progress Institute. WPRI Target 12 Investigative Reporter Steph Machado, and Former State Representative Dan Reilly.
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    The General Assembly will see some high profile contest this fall, and a lot of Republicans in the hunt for a seat/two months to go to Primary Day, where are the Democratic candidates for Governor?

    The General Assembly will see some high profile contest this fall, and a lot of Republicans in the hunt for a seat/two months to go to Primary Day, where are the Democratic candidates for Governor?

    Joining us with the analysis: LeeAnn Sennick National Committeewoman Rhode Island Republican Party, Political Strategist and Columnist Rob Horowitz, and Ted Nesi Politics and Business Editor for WPRI Television.
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    A new poll shows a new front runner in the race for governor, and a big shake up at the Rhode Island General Assembly with several high profile lawmakers calling it quits

    A new poll shows a new front runner in the race for governor, and a big shake up at the Rhode Island General Assembly with several high profile lawmakers calling it quits

    Joining us with a recap of the weeks events, Dave Layman Corporate Communications Consultant and former Television news anchor, Jim Vincent President of Providence branch of the NAACP, and Former State Representative Nick Gorham
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Rhode Island transplant ,

5 stars with a request

If you’re looking for the quickest way to found out what’s going on in Rhode Island, this is the show for you. Jim Hummel is fantastic at guiding the listener through the ins and outs of all the issues that are happening in our state as well as having representation on all sides of the political spectrum.

I do have one request of the show: can we please go back to uploading the episodes once a week? Not sure when we stopped doing this but it would be greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work!

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