PROVIDENCE, R.I. – WRNI is airing a series of conversations with the two major candidates for lieutenant governor. Independent Robert Healey -- best known for wanting to eliminate the position -- is making his third run for lieutenant governor. He tells WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis that this year offers his best chance yet.
On Friday morning, we'll broadcast a conversation with Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts. Independent Robert Venturini is also running for the office.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Women's Playwriting Festival is now in its 15th year presenting new work from all over the country at Providence's Perishable Theatre. WRNI's Bill Gale says this is one of the best of the bunch, too.
The Women's Playwriting Festival continues at Perishable Theatre in Providence through October 23. Bill Gale reviews the performing arts for WRNI.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Karen Feldman is the co-director of Young Voices, a Rhode Island organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates. She is joined by teenagers Grace Ajayi, Johanna German and Rick Rodriguez. They believe youth have the power to change Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – With the 2010 governor's race entering its final stretch, the four major candidates met last night in a televised debate at Roger Williams University. To break down the debate and where the candidates stand with about a month left before election time, WRNI's Dave Fallon spoke with WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is due to hear arguments today on whether Narragansett police can continue to put orange stickers on the doors of homes that host loud parties.
Students and landlords say once you get the sticker, you're stuck with it and that violates due process. University of Rhode Island Junior Daniel Ramalho lives in the Eastward Look neighborhood where the university says 90 percent of the complaints come from.
Ramalho says the ordinance is unfair because it targets students.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Butler Hospital is one step closer to adding 26 permanent beds to its campus. A state committee has voted 5 to 1 to recommend a new two story building at the psychiatric hospital.
Patricia Recupero, the President and CEO of Butler, says the new rooms will take a lot of pressure off the state's emergency rooms, which house patients while they're waiting for mental health services.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Thirty years ago it was unheard of for a family to turn up at a homeless shelter. But today - three years into the worst recession since the Great Depression - families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in Rhode Island.
Nine-year-old Nicoi Thomas, a sweet girl with a mass of curly brown hair, comes home excited about what she's learned at school.