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Political Roundtable: Neronha On Corruption, His Future & Curbing Opioid Deaths

US Attorney Peter Neronha joins Political Roundtable to discuss the persistence of corruption in Rhode Island; whether he plans to run for attorney general next year; and the challenges of curbing opioid abuse.

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Facing Change: From War-Torn Syria To Snowy Prep School, Syrian Refugees Seek Education In Vermont

Many small towns in New England are eager to welcome refugees from the war in Syria, but that doesn’t seem likely under President Donald Trump’s shifting immigration policy.

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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 Dave and Mark are joined by Dr. Peter Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer at Lifespan. The three discuss the proposed New England Medical Innovation Center on the former I95 land. 

 

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m. on Rhode Island Public Radio, 88.1 FM, 91.5 FM and 102.7 FM.

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 are joined by Dr. Peter Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer at Lifespan. The three discuss the proposed New England Medical Innovation Center on the former I95 land. 

 

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m. on Rhode Island Public Radio, 88.1 FM, 91.5 FM and 102.7 FM.

The Bottom Line: The State Of Rhode Island's Small Business Community

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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 Dave and Mark are joined by Jessica David Senior Vice President of Strategy and Community Investments at the Rhode Island Foundation. The report finds many of those businesses find it difficult to connect with resources they need, including venture capital.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m. on Rhode Island Public Radio, 88.1 FM, 91.5 FM and 102.7 FM.    

Courtesy Station Fire Memorial Foundation

Organizers of a memorial park commemorating the Station Nightclub fire have set an official opening date: Sunday, May 21st. The February 2003 blaze in West Warwick took the lives of 100 people, making it one of the deadliest nightclub fires in U.S. history.

Fire survivor Gina Russo has been spearheading the project. She says there’s still work left to do at the site before the spring opening.

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The city of Providence hopes to buy up more than 300 abandoned properties scattered across the city. The city wants to take control of the properties, in order to quickly get them into the hands of real-estate developers and back on the market. This is the latest program in a years-long effort to tackle the issue in the city.

This newest initiative identifies approximately 350 properties the city hopes to buy up across various neighborhoods, using a variety of tools including eminent domain. Bob Azar, of the city’s Planning Department, said that number could change.

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Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steve Pare doesn’t want city police used as deputy immigration  agents. RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay says Pare’s stance makes sense.

President Donald Trump is proposing to radically change federal and state policies on immigration. In essence he is shifting policy from finding a path to citizenship for law-abiding illegal immigrants to an emphasis on deportation.

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Sen. Jack Reed denounced the Trump administration's repeal of Obama era protections of transgender students and their bathroom use, yesterday.

Rhode Island Done With Winter? Not Quite

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The Ocean State had a week of unseasonably warm weather. T.F. Green Airport reported a record high of 65 degrees Thursday, beating the 1990 record of 60 degrees.

US Attorney Peter Neronha stopped by our studio Thursday to talk about 38 Studios, immigration, targeting violent crime, and more.

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The National Education Association of Rhode Island  is speaking out against President Donald Trump’s repeal of federal guidelines on school bathroom use for transgender students. The organization says it will stand behind transgender students’ choices.

NEARI president Larry Purtill says it’s important to remember that Trumps’ action does not undo legal protections for transgender students. And it may not have an immediate impact in Rhode Island.

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