wrni – We continue our series of conversations with gubernatorial candidates with former state senator Myrth York. She tells Deborah Becker that accessibility and openness in state government are important factors in government reform.
wrni – Outrage about how Rhode Island is governed is one of the reasons Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse is running for governor. In the second of our series of conversations with this years gubernatorial candidates Whitehouse tells Deborah Becker that government reform is a key issue for him.
wrni – This week we are featuring conversations with Rhode Island's five candidates for Governor. Representative Antonio Pires has been a member of the general assembly since 1986. He discusses his views on education, gambling, and the integrity of Rhode Island state government. He says he was tremendously influenced by his upbringing in pawtucket.
Geoffrey O'Brien's new book charts the terrain for "Castaways of the Image Planet."
By Tim Riley
Boston, MA –
Twenty years ago, the stately "New York Review of Books" didn't deign to cover much pop culture, aside from analytic examinations of boxing (via Joyce Carol Oates) or the peculiar ruminations of John Updike on his crushes for such movie stars as Doris Day. The exceptions prove the rule: Joan Didion got a free pass on pop subjects, but that was because she turned in rigorous pieces on cultural politics.
Providence, RI – The 21-year era of Vincent "Buddy" Cianci junior is ending. Cianci's decsion not to seek re-election is drawing tears and applause. It followed a guilty of racketerring conspiracy verdict against Cianci on Monday.
"It's not fair to the people of the City of Providence for me to give them that choice, because i can't give them any guarantees," Cianci said Wednesday, referring to the possibility that he could be sent to prison in September.
Providence, RI – Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election. Many people who work or live in Providence have had personal experiences with the Mayor and have stories to tell about the charismatic leader of the city. Here are a few stories, assembled by WRNI's Pamela Watts and Jim Moses.