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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.

    New House Budget/ Reopening Massachusetts

    New House Budget/ Reopening Massachusetts

    This week on A Lively Experiment, The house finance committee unveils it's long awaited budget, we'll tell you what's in, and what's out. And Massachusetts is offering up big bucks for people who get vaccines, will Rhode Island follow?

    Joining us this week, Bill Lynch, former Chairman of the RI Democratic Party. Maureen Moakley retired URI Political Science Professor. And former State Representative, Joe Trillo.
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    • 29 min
    06.18.21

    06.18.21

    When 30 minutes just isn't enough, we will come to you with extended conversations of our weekly episodes.
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    • 9 min
    Rating Gov. McKee/ General Assembly

    Rating Gov. McKee/ General Assembly

    This week on A Lively Experiment, Governor McKee's first one hundred days in office, we'll break out the score card for how he's done. And, the home stretch to the general assembly begins this week, the second part of our interview with Joe Shekarchi.

    Joining us this week,  Billy Hunt, Chairman Libertarian Party of RI. Lisa Pelosi, Republican Strategist. And Scott MacKay, Political Contributor.
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    • 29 min
    06.11.21

    06.11.21

    When 30 minutes just isn't enough, we will come to you with extended conversations of our weekly episodes.
    Support the show (http://ripbs.org)

    • 9 min
    RI House of Reps Returns/Providence Teachers Union

    RI House of Reps Returns/Providence Teachers Union

    This week on A Lively Experiment, The Rhode Island House of Representatives returns to it's chamber for the homestretch of this years session. We have an interview with speaker Shekarchi. And, the education commissioner remains under fire from the Providence Teachers Union.

    Joining us this week, Patrick Anderson, State house reporter for the Providence Journal. Target 12 Investigator Steph Machado, and Ed Fitzpatrick, reporter for The Boston Globe.
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    • 29 min
    New Gov. Candidate/ The Great Unmasking

    New Gov. Candidate/ The Great Unmasking

    This week on A Lively Experiment, the first top-tier candidate for next years governors race makes it official with a different kind of announcement. And, as the great unmasking continues in Rhode Island, people in businesses are adjusting to the new normal.

    Joining us this week, Dan McGowan, columnist for The Boston Globe. Former Attorney General, Arlene Violet. And Bob Walsh, Executive director for the Nation Education Association - Rhode Island.
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 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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