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12:01 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Policy and Pinot: 2010, an election season to remember

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's 2010 election was eagerly anticipated for years by political junkies. The high stakes governor's race and the race to fill the seat vacated by Patrick Kennedy were among the topics discussed at the WRNI Policy and Pinot on December 7th, 2010. You can listen to a broadcast of the discussion here.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
11:58 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Political Roundtable: the 2011 inauguration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to a special edition of Political Roundtable taking a look at the 2011 inauguration. WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis is joined by WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay and state Democratic Chairman Ed Pacheco.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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Local Features
11:51 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Breaking down inauguration 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Lincoln Chafee era in Rhode Island government has officially begun. Chafee was sworn in yesterday as the first independent governor in the state since colonial times. WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay and Morning Edition host Elisabeth Harrison break down yesterday's events and what's in store for Chafee.

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Morning News Podcast
10:19 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

This I Believe Rhode Island
5:21 am
Wed January 5, 2011

The Power of Story

WRNI – Everybody has a story. Some of us have the proverbial short story of our lives, one that's rather linear and uncomplicated. But others of us have a much more intricate, novel-like set of stories, filled with complex, sometimes hair-raising, plots. Whatever our stories, we need to share them with each other, as we hear from Rachel Walshe.

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RIPR News
3:21 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

House Finance Committee poised for makeover

The most recent chairman of the House Finance Committee, Steven Costantino, used to keep a photo in his State House office showing him with his head in his hands. Photo by Ian Donnis.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – With the General Assembly starting its new session Tuesday, the legislature's most powerful committee - the House Finance Committee - is about to go through a drastic makeover. The committee faces a steep learning curve just as the state approaches a gaping budget deficit for the next fiscal year.

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WRNI VIDEO
11:52 am
Tue January 4, 2011

See the inauguration 2011 slideshow

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RIPR News
9:49 am
Tue January 4, 2011

Chafee due to be sworn in as first modern day independent governor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's first independent governor since colonial times will be sworn in today at the state capitol. Lincoln Chafee will take the reins with the state facing a nearly $300-million shortfall.

Sensitive to the state's budget woes, Chafee scaled back the inauguration festivities by skipping the pomp and throwing a free Waterfire in downtown Providence. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay says it's similar to the Linc Almond inauguration 16 years ago.

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Morning News Podcast
9:22 am
Tue January 4, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, January 04, 2011.

Local Features
6:53 am
Tue January 4, 2011

A look back at the history of the governorship in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Later today, independent Lincoln Chafee will be sworn in as the next governor of the state of Rhode Island. He'll join a long list dating back all the way to 1663. We wanted to get some perspective on past inauguration days and the history of the governor's office in Rhode Island, so we called Pat Conley, the author of many books on Rhode Island history, constitutional lawyer, and local developer.

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