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 Sen. John Pagliarini (R-Tiverton) joins Bonus Q+A this week to discuss the proposed Tiverton casino, how he won his special election race in January, and much more.

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State Sen. John Pagliarini joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss whether Governor Raimondo should get a legal opinion on truck tolls, whether gun legislation at the Statehouse will reduce gun violence, and the political legacy of Robert "Cool Moose" Healey.

Providence NAACP President Jim Vincent joins Bonus Q&A to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement, discrimination, diversity, and other issues.

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Providence NAACP President Jim Vincent joins Political Roundtable this week

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Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the Real Jobs RI training program, fallout from 38 Studios, and persistent delays at DLT's call center.

Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss jobs, unemployment, wages and related issues.

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State Representative Daniel Reilly (R-Portsmouth), a Marco Rubio supporter, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss fallout from Super Tuesday, Donald Trump's impact on the Republican Party, and whether truck tolls will be an effective issue for GOP legislative candidates this fall.

State Representative Daniel Reilly (R-Portsmouth) joins Bonus Q&A to talk about the state's infrastructure, ethics, marijuana legalization, the outlook for electing more GOP lawmakers, and other issues.

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Chris Torres, state director for the Rhode Island Working Families Party, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his organization, legislative debate over the state Ethics Commission, and the findings of a new Brown University poll on the presidential race.

Chris Torres, state director of the Rhode Island Working Families Party, stopped by our studio yesterday to discuss the new progressive political group and related issues.

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House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss fallout from the state's new truck toll law, whether he'll support a House floor vote for marijuana legalization, and the latest budget proposal from Governor Raimondo.

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss infrastructure, tolls, judicial selection, Statehouse politics, and other issues.

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State Republican Chairman Brandon Bell joins Roundtable this week to talk about the state's new truck toll law, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, and the New Hampshire primary.

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Governor Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her budget, economic development, and the outlook for improving public education in Rhode Island. For a more in-depth Q+A with Raimondo, listen to our Bonus Q+A.

Governor Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q+A to discuss her jobs strategy, truck tolls, charter schools, whether RI should legalize marijuana, Hillary Clinton, and more.

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