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Political Roundtable: Quinn On Sanders, Trump, & SEIU's Push For A $15 Wage

Patrick Quinn, executive vice president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare1199NE, joins Political Roundtable
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RI Artscape: Support and Defend, Art Relevant To The Veteran

This month’s Artscape features a look at a new exhibit called Support and Defend: Art Relevant to the Veteran Experience.
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Rhode Island’s political establishment was rebuked in last week’s presidential primaries as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump coasted to victories. RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay parses the insurgent victories. (Advance copy of commentary that airs Monday).

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave chat with Richard Culatta, Rhode Island’s first chief innovation officer, appointed in January.

They talk  fostering innovation in government, collaboration with businesses and the public, how to change old thinking about new ideas, and overcoming the “we’ve always done it this way” attitude.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Time is almost up to see William Shakespeare’s First Folio on display at Brown University this month. As Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender reports, the 17th Century book thought to have save some of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays leaves Providence after the weekend.

Patrick Quinn, executive vice president of SEIU Healthcare1199NE, joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss healthcare policy, the labor movement, and much more.

Gamm Theatre

Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre is closing its season with one of William Shakespeare's most difficult to do plays.

Memorial Hospital

A nurses’ union has sued Memorial Hospital’s parent company, Care New England, to try to maintain obstetrics and other services at the Pawtucket-based community hospital. They're asking regulators to look for more alternatives to maintaining the hospital as it is.

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza used his annual budget address Wednesday to call for more sacrifices that he calls necessary to prevent Rhode Island's capital city from sinking into a worsening financial cycle.

The most immediate hit will come for Providence residents since Elorza proposes a $13 million hike in the city's tax levy.

Deflategate is over. The National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell won. The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady lost.

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After several days of campaigning, and a pair of conflicting local polls in Rhode Island, the race between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary seemed up in the air before Tuesday’s primary.

But Sanders was able to pull off a win, by a surprising 12 percentage points. Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender brings us this report from Sanders' Ocean State watch-party. 

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Donald Trump scored a runaway victory in Rhode Island’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday). Trump won 64 percent of the vote, compared to 24 percent for John Kasich and 10 percent for Ted Cruz. Trump supporters marked the victory at Chapel Grille in Cranston last night.

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