Providence, RI – Most conversations about health care in the Latino community focus on low income immigrants struggling to get the medical attention or translation services they need. But what about the Latinos on the other side of the stethoscope?
In our ongoing series "Providence, Mi Ciudad," WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall has this profile of a local pediatrician from Venezuela.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – We are in the middle of yet another movement in the ethnic, immigrant ballet that has defined Providence for centuries and will shape our state's capital city for decades to come.
Latinos from around the globe have settled here. They speak a different language, but in so many ways their lives are similar to the earlier immigrants from Ireland and Scotland, Italy and Portugal, Canada and Cape Verde.
When it comes to immigration, everything old really is new again.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, WRNI begins a week long series on Providence rising Latino community. We'll look at the mark this group has already made on political life, health care, media and even fast food. But we begin with a conversation on how Latinos took root in the city and what could be in store for this growing population. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison spoke to Jorge Elorza, a law professor, Providence Housing Court judge and co-chair of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee ushered in a new philosophy for bringing jobs to the Ocean State as he chaired his first meeting of the state's Economic Development Corporation yesterday.
Chafee says like any business or sports team that's in trouble, Rhode Island needs to focus on the basics and away from bigger projects like the EDC's $75 million loan to video game developer 38 Studios.
"The football analogy would be, you block and tackle before you do the Hail Mary and the Statue of Liberty play," he says.