political roundtable http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Rep. Abney on Newport Grand, Speaker Mattiello & The Sale Of The Projo http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-rep-abney-newport-grand-speaker-mattiello-sale-projo <p>The odds of table games coming to Newport, the sale of The Providence Journal, and diversity in the General</p><p></p><p>Assembly – those are the topics this week on the Political Roundtable with our guest Newport Rep. Marvin Abney and special host Rhode Island Public Radio news director Catherine Welch.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 37226 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Rep. Abney on Newport Grand, Speaker Mattiello & The Sale Of The Projo Bonus Q+A: RI ACLU Director Steve Brown On Supreme Court And RI General Assembly http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-ri-aclu-director-steve-brown-supreme-court-and-ri-general-assembly <p>The US Supreme Court made two high-profile decisions this week, and civil liberties again made for a hotly debate subject at the General Assembly this year. The head of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Steve Brown, stopped by our studios to discuss those and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:32:43 +0000 Ian Donnis 36232 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Block On RI's Economy, Pension Settlement, + More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-block-ris-economy-pension-settlement-more <p>On tap this week, Republican Ken Block’s plan to rescue the Rhode Island economy, and the outlook for the settlement aimed at ending the lawsuit over the state pension system.&nbsp; Host Elisabeth Harrison sits in for Ian Donnis, and is joined by Rhode Island Public Radio’s political analyst Scott MacKay, and University of Rhode Island Political Science Professor Maureen Moakley.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:17:48 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Scott MacKay 29799 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Block On RI's Economy, Pension Settlement, + More Bonus Q+A: Providence Mayor Angel Taveras On The Pension, Education, And More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-providence-mayor-angel-taveras-pension-education-and-more <p>Providence mayor Angel Taveras sits down with Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison, and our political analyst Scott MacKay, about a variety of issues including the proposed pension settlement, charter schools in Providence, and the Superman Building.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:06:41 +0000 John Bender 29450 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Taveras On The Pension Settlement, The Governor's Race And More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-taveras-pension-settlement-governors-race-and-more <p>Providence Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Angel Taveras joins the Political Roundtable this week to talk the Governor's race, the pension reform settlement, and income equality in the Ocean State.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:46:41 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Scott MacKay 29446 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Taveras On The Pension Settlement, The Governor's Race And More Political Roundtable: David Caprio On Unions, The Governor's Race, And A Family In Politics http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-david-caprio-unions-governors-race-and-family-politics <p>The newly elected chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party is our guest on Political Roundtable this week.&nbsp; David Caprio weighs in on his problems with organized labor, a potentially fractious gubernatorial primary and his goals for the party that dominates Rhode Island politics. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic is filling in for Ian Donnis as moderator.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:50:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 23410 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: David Caprio On Unions, The Governor's Race, And A Family In Politics Political Roundtable: Marion on Ethics in Politics and the Legislative Session http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-marion-ethics-politics-and-legislative-session <div><p>Ethics in Rhode Island and a look back at the recent legislative session. That’s part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.</p><p></p><p></p></div><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:57:30 +0000 Ian Donnis 19054 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Marion on Ethics in Politics and the Legislative Session Bonus Q+A: Gordon Fox http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-gordon-fox <p>Seldom does a politician have a chance to not only change history but the trajectory of his own life. That was the case this year with Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, who spearheaded the same sex marriage bill that passed the General Assembly after years of defeat. Fox, an openly gay politician, discussed how the law will affect his own life in an interview with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic and Scott MacKay.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:44:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 18686 at http://ripr.org Friday, March 22, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-march-22-2013 <p>The state's unemployment is at a 4 year low. A hearing on a same-sex marriage bill brought out hundreds. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is the CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Mike Stenhouse.<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%2022%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:00:32 +0000 Lydia Rogers 12384 at http://ripr.org Friday, March 1, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-march-1-2013 <p>The final Supreme Court ruling on the California law banning same-sex marriage may affect RI.&nbsp; Good news for RI's jobless rate.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Plus former EDC Director Saul Kaplan is this week's guest on Political Roundtable. &nbsp;<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%201%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:01:33 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11191 at http://ripr.org