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7:08 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

The Bottom Line: Cybersecurity

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave talk about computer security with cyber threat expert Brandon Catalan.  Their discussion centers around "ransomware," a type of malware that encrypts your files then asks for a ransom to get them back.

When to listen

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

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On Politics
6:25 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

TGIF: 20 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Lots of pots cooking, so we'll keep the formalities short. Your tips and comments are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me 24/7 on the twitters. Here we go.

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On Sports
4:56 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

It's Official: Kris Dunn Is Remaining A Friar

  It’s official. Kris Dunn is returning to Providence College for the 2015-16 basketball season

“I am excited about next season," Dunn said in a statement released by the school Friday afternoon.

A potential lottery pick or probable first-round choice in the 2015 NBA draft as a result of his stellar play last season, Dunn had denied a Yahoo! Sports report, citing NBA sources, that he was skipping the draft. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Sunday, and Dunn and PC finally confirmed the report.

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The Pulse
4:28 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Lifespan Mum On Medicaid Cuts; Waiting For Details Of Incentive Plan

As Gov. Gina Raimondo's "Reinvent Medicaid" task force rockets toward the finish line, having recently spelled out more details about how the group recommends finding nearly $90 million dollars in savings from the program, they bring with them plenty of vocal feedback from health care stakeholders around the state. One hospital system, Care New England, has been a more dominant voice at the table, with the group's leader, Dennis Keefe, co-chairing the task force. The voice of the state's largest hospital system, Lifespan, has been less audible.

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On Politics
3:53 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Tiverton Casino: A Necessary Evil?

So Twin River’s parent company wants to build a new casino in Tiverton.   The idea is likely to raise a few eyebrows, but RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it  has to be done.

There are many Rhode Islanders who don’t believe that state government should be in the business of promoting gambling. Those critics point out the lottery games and slot-machine emporiums that speckle New England like daffodils these days are little more than cheap taxes on the poor.

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