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.
James Diossa on why he should be state treasurer
The Democratic primary for Rhode Island Treasurer is only a month away, and the race is heating up. So, we’re talking to both candidates about why they deserve the job. This week, the former mayor of Central Falls, James Diossa. Tips and ideas? Email us at email@example.com.
From the Fringe to center stage: Ukulele Armada
Brien Lang, the co-founder of the Rhode Island Ukulele Armada and the director of new works at the Wilbury Theatre Group, talks about the Providence Fringe Festival, which is organized by the theater group. The Armada's performance at the festival had to be postponed due to COVID, but Lang's special in-studio performance gives Rhode Island Report listeners a taste of what the Armada has to offer. Tips and ideas? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Megan Ranney on gun violence as public health crisis
If you feel like there’s been an unending string of gun violence in the US this year, you’re right. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been at least four mass shootings every week so far in 2022. Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency room doctor and the academic dean at Brown University’s School of Public Health, says gun violence should be treated like the public health crisis that it is. We talk about her prescription for change and her latest COVID guidance. Tips and ideas? Email us at email@example.com.
Chef James Mark on closing North and Big King
For 10 years, Chef James Mark has been offering delicious and innovative food in Providence. He’s the force behind North restaurant as well as Big King, a spot in the West End named after his grandmother. But after weathering the pandemic, as well as countless late nights, Chef James is calling it quits. At least for now. We talk to him about his decade in Rhode Island’s restaurant industry, why he’s taking a break, and what comes next. Tips and ideas? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhode Island report is taking this week off for vacation. While we’re away, you can check out some of our past episodes- like Ed’s interview with State Senator Tiara Mack, or Alexa Gagosz’s conversation with the couple behind Providence Date Night. Enjoy your week, and we’ll be back soon! Tips and ideas? Email us at email@example.com.
Debriefing our poll on RI politics
It’s shaping up to be a hot political season here in Rhode Island – with races for governor, the second congressional district, and plenty of other local contests. So, Suffolk University and the Boston Globe teamed up to see what Rhode Islanders think about the major issues and the major candidates. Our columnist Dan McGowan joins us to talk to us about the results. Tips and ideas? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a native Rhode Islander now living out of state, this podcast has been a great way for me to stay connected with what’s going on in our small mighty state! The report y’all do is great!
Also, #30, love the brief Cumberland shoutout!!
Rhode Island based reporting with a global context.
The team covers issues recognizable to us Rhode Islanders, but the quality of their work has universal appeal.
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Really like the in-depth and conversational approach to understanding important topics.