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.

State Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor joins Political Roundtable to talk about Wexford Science & Technology's proposal for the I-195 District; Rhode Island's attempt to attract General Electric from Connecticut; and Gov. Raimondo's first-year record on economic development.

State Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor joins the Bonus Q+A segment this week to discuss the effectiveness of the Raimondo administration's incentive program; whether the state can play a role in reviving the Superman Building; attempts to attract a Cambridge Innovation Center office, and much more.

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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss mass shootings; the politics of judicial selection; and Governor Raimondo's truck-toll plan.

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss the debate over Syrian refugees, education funding, Providence finances, and much more.

For Thanksgiving week, the panel looks back at Rhode Island political stories for which we were thankful for in 2015, as well as our top political turkeys of the year.

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the debate over Syrian refugees, fallout from Cranston's police controversy, and the state's disappointing PARCC scores.

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung joins Bonus Q+A this week to discuss a host of issues, including a lawsuit filed by public safety retirees over pension cuts, his preference in the presidential race, his political future, and more.

Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio joins Bonus Q+A to talk about the future of the state Senate, the amount of labor influence in the chamber, the outlook for the proposed hotel at the Fogarty Building, and other topics.

State Rep. Blake Filippi (I-New Shoreham) joins Political Roundtable to discuss Governor Raimondo's infrastructure plan; House Oversight's examination of 38 Studios; and his role as the only independent among 75 members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

State Rep. Blake Filippi (I-New Shoreham) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss why he ran for the General Assembly, race, his interest in the 10th Amendment and other issues.

State Rep. Cale Keable (D-Burrillville) joins Bonus Q+A this week to discuss government ethics, the power plant proposed in Burrillville, judicial selection, and other topics.

State Rep. Cale Keable (D-Burrillville), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the debate over truck tolls, 38 Studios, and legalizing marijuana.

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Providence City Council President Luis Aponte joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss continued deficits in the city budget; Mayor Jorge Elorza's strategy in trying to cut the cost of firefighter overtime; and the outlook on attracting the PawSox to Victory Place.

Providence City Council President Luis Aponte joins Bonus Q+A to discuss the outlook on development in Providence, and a host of other issues, including pensions, Kennedy Plaza, the PawSox, and more.

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Congressman David Cicilline joins Political Roundtable to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence; fallout from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate; and the GOP search for a new House speaker.

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