Political Roundtable

Friday at 5:50 AM and 7:50 AM

A spirited debate on politics in The Ocean State, 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 July 4, 2014

Political Roundtable: Brown on Civil Liberties, the General Assembly, and the Hobby Lobby Decision

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Steve Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss a new law instituting harsher sentences for gang-related crime; the 2014 session of the General Assembly; the US Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision; and why the ACLU opposes the convening of a constitutional convention.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Political Roundtable: Smiley on Block vs. Fung; the Budget, 38 Studios & More

State Republican Chairman Mark Smiley joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the GOP gubernatorial primary between Allan Fung and Ken Block; the budget signed into law by Governor Lincoln Chafee; the outlook for electing more Republicans to the General Assembly; and the latest developments on 38 Studios.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Bonus Q+A: RI GOP's Smiley on the 2014 Outlook for Republicans

State Republican chairman Mark Smiley joins us on Bonus Q+A this week to discuss the GOP gubernatorial primary, the outlook for gaining more legislative seats and other issues.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Political Roundtable: Shekarchi on the Budget, 38 Studios, Education & 2014

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State Representative Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the House budget; 38 Studios; the latest findings about public school performance in Rhode Island; and a new entry in the race for lieutenant governor.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Bonus Q&A: Shekarchi on RI's Economy, the Minimum Wage, Historic Tax Credits & More

State Representative Joseph Shekarchi joins Bonus Q+A to discuss legislative topics, the House budget, and a host of other issues.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Political Roundtable: Ferri on Running for LG; RI's Healthcare Exchange; 38 Studios & More

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State Representative Frank Ferri (D-Warwick), one of three Democrats running for lieutenant governor, joined Political Roundtable this week discuss his campaign and other issues, including 38 Studios and the Democratic race for governor.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Bonus Q+A: Ferri on the Minimum Wage, His Campaign, and Why He Wants to Be Lieutenant Governor

State Representative Frank Ferri (D-Warwick), one of three Democrats running for lieutenant governor, joins Bonus Q+A this week to talk about his campaign and related issues.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Political Roundtable: Smiley on the Mayoral Race; Evaluating Teachers, Licht's Nomination & More

Smiley during his campaign announcement earlier this year.
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Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley and guest panelist Tim White join Political Roundtable this week to discuss the race to replace Angel Taveras at City Hall; the debate over evaluating teachers; Richard Licht's nomination as a Superior Court judge; and other issues.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Bonus Q&A: Smiley on Providence's Economy, Taxes, Pensions, Development & More

Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley joins Bonus Q+A to discuss his campaign and a host of other issues, including taxes, the city's economy, development, and more.

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Political Roundtable
2:47 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Bonus Q+A: McKee on Education, Why RI Needs an LG & More

Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Daniel McKee joined Bonus Q+A last week to discuss his campaign and a host of related issues.

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