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.

Congressman David Cicilline joins Bonus Q&A to talk about the economic concerns raised by the presidential race; the fiscal outlook in Providence; the nuclear agreement with Iran and much more.

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Patrick Quinn, executive vice president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare1199NE, joins Political Roundtable

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

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins Bonus Q&A to talk about lobbying reform, Voter ID, public records, and much more.

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Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss whether the state is ready for the presidential primary on Tuesday

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State Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss changes in Rhode Island's healthcare landscape, how lawmakers will address the proposed legalization of marijuana, and the outlook on improving public education.

State Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss charter schools, the outlook on ethics reform, her future plans, promoting green jobs, leadership at the state Board of Elections, and other issues.

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John Marion, executive director of the good government group Common Cause of Rhode Island, joins Political Roundtable this week 

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause of Rhode Island, joins Bonus Q+A this week to discuss a range of political and good government issues.

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Betsy Wall, Rhode Island's chief marketing officer, apologized Thursday for the troubled rollout of the state's new $5 million push to promote tourism 

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.

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