Health Care

5:27 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Entire audio of marijauna press conference

Providence, RI – Listen in to the complete conference call where Governor Lincoln Chafee and Governor Chris Gregoire of Washington discus their petition to reclassify marijuana as a schedule II drug.

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3:36 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Holder on medical marijuana dispensaries

Providence, RI – Full audio of U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's response to reporter questions about federal medical marijuana policy. Recorded during his June 2nd visit to the Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-violence in Providence.

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4:34 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Governor Chafee on compassion centers

Providence, RI – Complete interview between Megan Hall and Governor Chafee on Arizona's attempts to clarify federal policy on medical marijuana dispensaries

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9:59 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Patient advocates react to proposed medical marijuana tax

Providence, RI – Joanne Lepannen is the leader of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, or RIPAC. She doesn't like Chafee's plan to tax medical marijuana, but not prescription drugs.
"The fact that medical cannabis is not being treated in the same manner and in the same regard that prescription medication would be maybe create a public perception that it is not the same medicine," Lepannen says.

She says the she's also worried the tax will make it even harder for low income patients to buy their medicine.

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1:08 pm
Thu May 13, 2010

Rhode Islander named board chairman at AARP

Providence, R.I. – When the Association for the Advancement of Retired persons, or AARP, selected its new board of directors last week, a Rhode Islander moved up to the rank of board chairman.

Phil Zarlengo from Jamestown has served on the National Board since 2006. Before that, he was the President of Rhode Island's AARP for five years. He recently joined WRNI's Bob Seay in the studio to talk about what's next for the AARP and seniors under the new health reform law.

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1:14 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

New Rule Offers Trapped Travelers An Exit Door

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