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"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!"

The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com‪)‬ Bill Bartholomew

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!"

    Rhode Island as a Tech Startup Incubator with Artist Republik's Nick Cianfaglione

    Rhode Island as a Tech Startup Incubator with Artist Republik's Nick Cianfaglione

    Bill Bartholomew welcomes Artist Republik founder Nick Cianfaglione for a discussion on his innovative platform for independent music artists, how Rhode Island has served as fertile ground for his project and how embracing tech startups as a pillar of economic development can move the state forward. 
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    • 37 min
    3 Things Happening At The General Assembly That You May Not Know About

    3 Things Happening At The General Assembly That You May Not Know About

    Bill Bartholomew breaks down three different things happening inside the Rhode Island legislature that you may not be aware of:

    Child Care Investments in the State Budget
    w/ Leanne Barrett, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
    Rachel Flum, Economic Progress Institute


    Autobody Bills and RI Drivers Paying Some of Highest Insurance Premiums in U.S.
    w/ Frank O'Brien, American Property Casualty Insurers Association


    Afterschool and Summer Learning Legislation

    w/ Kyle Bennett, United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Afterschool Network
    Marlene Guay, United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Afterschool Network
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    • 28 min
    Discussing The Business of Healthcare in Rhode Island with The Public's Radio's Ian Donnis

    Discussing The Business of Healthcare in Rhode Island with The Public's Radio's Ian Donnis

    Bill Bartholomew welcomes The Public's Radio's Political/Investigative Reporter Ian Donnis for a discussion on his in-depth reporting on Prospect Medical Holdings and other healthcare industry related matters that impact the state.
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    • 25 min
    A Response to Our Episode on The Proposed RI Sugary Beverage Tax with Tanya Santos and Eli Berkowitz

    A Response to Our Episode on The Proposed RI Sugary Beverage Tax with Tanya Santos and Eli Berkowitz

    Following BTOWN's episode with Dr. Amy Nunn, who is pushing for the RI General Assembly to pass legislation that would impose a statewide tax on sugary beverages, a group of Rhode Island businesses expressed interest in offering their perspective on why the tax is onerous and will negatively impact their businesses.  Bill Bartholomew also caught up with RI Governor Dan McKee, who offered his position on the matter.
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    • 24 min
    Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is Running for Governor

    Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is Running for Governor

    Bill Bartholomew welcomes back BTOWN regular, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea for a discussion on her recent announcement that she is running for Governor in the 2022 election. 
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    • 18 min
    Navigating Covid19-related Grant Forgiveness and Beyond with CLA's Joe Kask

    Navigating Covid19-related Grant Forgiveness and Beyond with CLA's Joe Kask

    Bill Bartholomew welcomes CliftonLarsonAllen LLP's Managing Principal for New England Joe Kask for a discussion the his former firm blumshapiro's merger with CLA, how small, medium and micro businesses can benefit from services such as those offered by CLA, and navigating Covid19 relief grant forgiveness for small businesses in Rhode Island.


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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

T_Ravager ,

Best RI News Podcast

This is a great way to stay in tune with RI news. Episodes are short but focused; the questions to guests are great. A must-subscribe-to got informed Rhode Islanders.

Adam_adjunct ,

Best Local Analysis of News

This is a great podcast that takes the necessary deep dive into local news and politics. Bill gets the right people into the studio and he asks the right questions, but most importantly, he has a conversation. Bartholomewtown has an earnest desire to learn more about the issues, understand the sides, represent the stakeholders and have honest, open discourse with voices not often heard at length.

I feel informed. Thanks Bill.

MattyJerz ,

5 stars

Bill provides tremendous local context on every story he covers and fills an important gap in the RI media landscape.

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