Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.
This week Dave and Mark talk with Giovanni Feroce formerly of Alex + Ani and now starting a new lifestyle product line by reviving the BENRUS brand. They discuss the new product line: how it was started, its immediate future and the potential for manufacturing products in Rhode Island.
When to Listen
You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.
A lawyer for Michael Corso, who was involved in talks to bring 38 Studios from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, on Friday challenged the legal basis for a hearing into whether Corso violated state lobbying laws.
Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joined Bonus Q+A this week to discuss his run campaign and a host of related issues, including business regulation, early voting, and how to encourage more political competition.
Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign; disclosure shortcomings involving lobbyists; the Democratic race for governor; and other issues.
Rhode Island and Massachusetts are leaders among East Coast states in the race to advance offshore wind energy development. That’s according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation.
These two states are the only ones that have secured a combination of necessary contracts, leases, and permits to build offshore wind farms. The report points to budding large-scale projects from offshore developers Deepwater Wind and Cape Wind. Construction for these projects, including the Block Island Wind Farm, is set to begin next year.
The black poodle left in a car in Johnston is in good condition and recovering at the Rhode Island SPCA.
The dog’s owner is the first to be charged under a new law making it a misdemeanor to leave animals inside vehicles on extremely hot or cold days. Owners caught leaving a pet in the car face up to a year in prison, $1,000 fine, or both.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have announced the second round of Health Care Innovation awards. These are big grants for projects that are trying to reduce the cost of health care and/or improve care delivery, often for some of the sickest or most complicated patients.
Some smokers say they wouldn't oppose a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in all Providence public parks. The ban would make it illegal to use any form of tobacco in city parks and playgrounds, with a $50 fine for violators.
City council president and mayoral candidate Michael Solomon says the primary goal is to reduce children's exposure to tobacco. Cumberland resident Zach Judge, says he's only 18 but has been smoking for 2 years; he thinks the ban makes sense.