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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.

Rhode Island Report The Boston Globe

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    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

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.

    Pop and politics

    Pop and politics

    This week, we’re coming to you on location at Yacht Club Soda in North Providence. The family-owned business recently launched its Soda Pop Poll ahead of November's presidential election. It's a rematch pitting Donald's Trumpian Punch against Joe's Bidenomics Berry. Yacht Club Soda owner John Sgambato talks to us about the poll and his company. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@globe.com.

    • 9 min
    Behind the scenes with Rhode Island's 'Clamarati'

    Behind the scenes with Rhode Island's 'Clamarati'

    Every year, a group of Rhode Islanders visits clam cake shacks all over the state, sampling as many deep-fried clam cakes as they can -- so you don’t have to. This year marks their tenth clam cake crawl, so Ed decided to join them. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@globe.com.

    • 10 min
    Why is Rhode Island warehousing kids at a psychiatric hospital?

    Why is Rhode Island warehousing kids at a psychiatric hospital?

    In May, the US Department of Justice accused the state of Rhode Island of violating the civil rights of hundreds of children by warehousing them at Bradley Hospital, a psychiatric hospital for children. Steph Machado took an in-depth look at the issue for Rhode Island PBS Weekly and Globe Rhode Island. She joins us to talk about what she found, and some possible solutions. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@globe.com.

    • 18 min
    What happened at the RI General Assembly last week?

    What happened at the RI General Assembly last week?

    On Friday, the Rhode Island legislative session wrapped up in the early morning hours, when most of us were asleep. Ed sorts through the Assembly's final decisions with Globe RI’s Steph Machado and Jim Hummel, the host of A Lively Experiment on Rhode Island PBS. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@globe.com

    • 14 min
    The Mr. Lemon family

    The Mr. Lemon family

    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 lemonade without their mother, Eileen Rao. Got a story about Mr. Lemon? Email us at rinews@globe.com.

    • 11 min
    'Everybody's really curious about golf now': Providence youth take to the links

    'Everybody's really curious about golf now': Providence youth take to the links

    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 director of Button Hole, about the program. Tips and ideas? Email us at rinews@globe.com.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

JMS32205 ,

Great show

Simple informational format

Billy Lemons ,

Awesome Podcast!

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!!

Cub Daniels ,

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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