Political Roundtable

Friday at 5:50 AM and 7:50 AM

A spirited debate on politics in The Ocean State, heard every Friday morning during Morning Edition on RIPR.

Hosted by Ian Donnis, RIPR's Political Reporter, and featuring URI Political Science Professor Maureen Moakley and RIPR's Political Analyst Scott MacKay.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Political Roundtable: Cicilline on Congress, Raimondo's Infrastructure Plan & PawSox

U.S. Representative David Cicilline
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Congressman David Cicilline joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss Congress, the PawSox, Governor Raimondo's infrastructure plan, and other issues.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Political Roundtable: Blazejewski on Providence, PawSox & Pensions

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House Deputy Whip Christopher Blazejewski (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss mixed economic news coming out of Rhode Island's capital city; the next step for the PawSox after the death of Jim Skeffington; and the fairness hearing being held on the state pension settlement.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Bonus Q+A: Blazejewski on Campaign Finance, Statehouse Politics and More

House Deputy Whip Christopher Blazejewski (D-Providence) to discuss attempts to better police political spending in the post-Gordon Fox era, fallout from last year's leadership fight, and whether House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is more liberal than described by his critics.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Political Roundtable: Rodriguez on Medicaid Spending, Misuse of Campaign Funds and PawSox

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Physician, educator and talk-show host Pablo Rodriguez joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the uptick in state revenue; the battle over Medicaid spending; whether lawmakers have done enough to respond to the misuse of campaign contributions; and the PawSox.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Political Roundtable: Giarrusso on the Budget, PawSox & Gambling Revenue

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State Representative Anthony Giarrusso (R-East Greenwich) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss Governor Raimondo's budget proposal; the PawSox' possible move to Providence; and the outlook on gambling revenue and legalizing marijuana.

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