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The Bottom Line: Employee Background Checks

May 6, 2016

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave chat with Christine Cunneen, co-founder and CEO of Johnston-based Hire Image, a company specializing in background screenings for job applicants. 

Their conversation delves into what employers seek in a background check, what job seekers should know about social media and disclosing their past history to a potential employer, and the legal limitations on background reporting.

The Bottom Line: Creating A Culture Of Innovation

Apr 29, 2016

  Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave chat with Richard Culatta, Rhode Island’s first chief innovation officer, appointed in January.

They talk  fostering innovation in government, collaboration with businesses and the public, how to change old thinking about new ideas, and overcoming the “we’ve always done it this way” attitude.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave chat with Rachel Flum, the executive director of the Economic Progress Institute. The Providence-based economic think tank hosts its conference “Rhode to Economic Progress: An Agenda for Workers” next week.

 

Flum previews the conference and discusses economic and labor issues affecting working people, including developing policies on minimum wage, teaching job skills and affordable health care.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.  

This week Mark and Dave chat with Rhode Island Energy Commissioner Marion Gold about the rapid rise of clean energy jobs in the state. 

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.  

This week Mark and Dave chat with Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner about the health of the state pension plan, and how to manage the state's $1.2 billion public debt.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.

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Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.  

This week Mark and Dave sit down with Rhode Island Public Radio Political Analyst Scott MacKay, a vocal critic of a new tourism marketing plan unveiled by state officials this week. 

On Friday, Governor Gina Raimondo announced the resignation of a top state marketing officer and did away with the highly-criticized slogan "cooler and warmer."

When to listen:

More problems are emerging in relation to a new website unveiled as part of a statewide business and tourism campaign. 

Critics jeered the state's release of a new logo with the slogan Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer, and a website also unveiled Monday included several embarrassing errors.

A promotional video had to be removed from YouTube Tuesday after it was found to contain footage of Iceland.

Rhode Island: Cooler And Warmer?

Mar 29, 2016
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Governor Gina Raimondo and the state's Commerce Corporation have announced a new slogan for the Ocean State, Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week, Dave and Mark discuss the merger of Home Care & Hospice of New England with Massachusetts-based Visiting Nurse Home Care. The company is operating under the new name HopeHealth, as President and CEO Diana Franchitto explains.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.

The Bottom Line: Latino Workers Face Education, Economic Challenges

Mar 18, 2016

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave sit down with Anna Cano Morales, the head of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.  Their discussion includes a recent survey of the fast-growing Latino work force, and the implications for Rhode Island's economy.

 When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.

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As part of our occasional series, Rising Tide, we’re offering snapshots of Rhode Island’s economy after the Great Recession. The state famous for coffee milk syrup, is now home to a burgeoning specialty coffee scene.

The Bottom Line: Should RI Tax Carbon Emissions?

Mar 11, 2016

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave chat about PBN's winter survey of local businesses. Chalk it up to a shaky global economy or rising health care costs, businesses are feeling queasy about their local prospects.

 

When to listen: 
You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

This week, they’re joined by Cheryl Snead, the CEO and founder of Bannecker Industries of North Smithfield. Snead is also chair of the Women’s Enterprise Forum, which advises non-profit which works to foster and certify women-owned businesses around the country. The topic is growing opportunities for women to own their own business.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.

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