Ad Campaign http://ripr.org en Little Rhody's Big Image Problem http://ripr.org/post/little-rhodys-big-image-problem <p>Once again, Rhode Island has embarked on an advertising campaign to raise our state’s flagging self-esteem. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time for us to stop running down our tiny corner of New England.</p><p>Back in 1996, when Jack Reed was running his first U.S. Senate campaign, Texas Gov. Ann Richards came to Newport to speak at a Reed fund-raiser. The tart-tongued Texan introduced the vertically-challenged Rhode Island Democrat by saying to prolonged laughter that Reed is proof ``that size doesn’t matter.’’</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:27:43 +0000 Scott MacKay 19524 at http://ripr.org Little Rhody's Big Image Problem Graduate Medical Education Funding Showdown? http://ripr.org/post/graduate-medical-education-funding-showdown <p>The Association of American Medical Colleges has launched a new <a data-mce-="" href="https://www.aamc.org/download/305314/data/doc-shortage-ad.pdf">ad campaign</a>, running in newspapers near the sites of upcoming presidential debates, calling for an increase in funding for graduate medical education. The group is trying to draw attention to what it sees as a crisis in the making: the current limit on the number of federally funded residency programs could, it says, lead to doctor shortages. It's just the latest in a series of movements on the GME front. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4685 at http://ripr.org