The Bottom Line http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: Where Can RIPTA Take You This Summer? http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-where-can-ripta-take-you-summer <p>It's nearly summer, and that means changes are coming to RIPTA schedules - including a new "super route" and summer beach routes.</p><p>On this week's Bottom Line, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's Amy Pettine joins host Dave Fallon to sort out what's new, what's changed, and what's gone from the summer schedules.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 pm.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Dave Fallon 35468 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Where Can RIPTA Take You This Summer? The Bottom Line: Maintaining Bridges With Or Without Tolls http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-maintaining-bridges-or-without-tolls <div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A state representative says he's outlived one Sakonnet River Bridges in his lifetime. He's concerned about whether the state will find the funds to maintain the current one.</p><p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Dave Fallon 31554 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Maintaining Bridges With Or Without Tolls The Bottom Line: Gambling In New England http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-gambling-new-england <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment called The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Catherine Welch fills in for Dave. She and Mark talk with Clyde Barrow, director of the Center for Policy Analysis at UMass Dartmouth. They discuss how gambling in Massachusetts affects Rhode Island’s gaming locations, and ask, at what point does the New England casino industry reach saturation?</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Catherine Welch & Mark Murphy 29359 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Gambling In New England The Bottom Line: How To Jump-Start The RI Economy http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-how-jump-start-ri-economy <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce President Laurie White. They discuss her takeaway from the chamber’s recent legislative luncheon, the chamber’s legislative priorities and various economic development proposals from state and community groups.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:26:54 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 29161 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: How To Jump-Start The RI Economy The Bottom Line: Breathing Life Into the Providence Arcade http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-breathing-life-providence-arcade <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling The Bottom Line. Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:13:19 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 28810 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Breathing Life Into the Providence Arcade The Bottom Line: Wondering Why Your Electricity Bill Went Up? http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-wondering-why-your-electricity-bill-went <p>If you've been wondering whether the recent cold snap helped spike your energy costs, wonder no more and be sure to listen to this week's Bottom Line. Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon to learn more from National Grid spokesman David Graves.</p><p>Graves discusses how the availability and price of natural gas is effecting electricity rates, new rates for homes and businesses, and what business owners should know about their electric rate plans.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Dave Fallon 27490 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Wondering Why Your Electricity Bill Went Up? The Bottom Line: The Art of Management at AS220 http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-art-management-as220 <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with AS220 artistic director Bert Crenca. They discuss the relationship between a strong arts community and the local economy. And the particular management and funding challenges AS220 faces as it grows from a one-room operation into a major cultural presence in Rhode Island.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:10:22 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 27168 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: The Art of Management at AS220 The Bottom Line: Success Stories in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-success-stories-rhode-island <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark discuss the opening of the Arcade in downtown Providence and its significance for redevelopment of the downtown. They also analyze the record quarterly earnings of Washington Trust Bank, looking at how it happened and whether this is a model for other banks.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 23771 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Success Stories in Rhode Island The Bottom Line: Could Rhode Island Be The Silicon Valley Of Food? http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-could-rhode-island-be-silicon-valley-food <p>Did you know Rhode Island is home to one of the largest organic food distributors in the country? That one of the largest producers of specialty meats, like prosciutto, is based here?</p><p>This week on the Bottom Line, host Dave Fallon and the Providence Business News' Mark Murphy speak with Allan Tear, co-founder and managing partner of the start-up accelerator Beta-Spring. They explore how the food and beverage industry is emerging as an important driver in Rhode Island's economy, including both existing companies and start-ups.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & mark murphy 23427 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Could Rhode Island Be The Silicon Valley Of Food? The Bottom Line: Building More Than Boats In Bristol http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-building-more-boats-bristol <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio&#39;s Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we&#39;re calling &quot;The Bottom Line.&quot; Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Jonathan Craig, sales and marketing director of GMT Composites of Bristol. The nearly 30-year-old company develops carbon fiber products for a diverse clientele, including the maritime and robotics industries and medical components.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:57:08 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 23107 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Building More Than Boats In Bristol