Policy and Pinot

Policy & Pinot is our public discussion series held in conjunction with the Providence Athenaeum.

 

REVENUE AND RENEWAL: RAIMONDO'S FIRST TWO MONTHS IN OFFICE

  • EVENT: Tuesday March 10, 2015 / 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm program
  • BROADCAST: Wednesday, March 11, 2015. 7:00 PM.
The event is free & open to the public, but seating is limited!  Please RSVP to Jed Thorp at Rhode Island Public Radio: jed@ripr.org or call 401-351-2800.
 
A timely conversation series on vital issues facing our state: the RIPR Political Roundtable members gather for Revenue and Renewal: Raimondo's first two months in office and the challenge of balancing the state budget. Is she living up to her promises? Where will sacrifices have to be made to balance the budget? How can the state generate more economic development? 
 
Panelists:
  • Ian Donnis​  RIPR Political Reporter
  • Scott MacKay  RIPR Political Analyst
  • Maureen Moakley  URI Professor of Political Science
 

POLITICAL ROUNDTABLE at POLICY & PINOT

  • EVENT: Tuesday May 13, 2014 / 5:30 - 7:00pm
  • BROADCAST: Sunday May 18, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Reception at 5:30, program begins at 6pm.  Seats are limited. Please RSVP by emailing Danielle Blasczak at Rhode Island Public Radio: danielle@ripr.org.

RIPR’s Political Roundtable team of political reporters analyze the local and national political scene.

Panelists:
  • Ian Donnis​  RIPR Political Reporter
  • Scott MacKay  RIPR Political Analyst
  • Maureen Moakley  URI Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Pablo Rodriguez  frequent RIPR Roundtable guest

KILLER DRUGS: OPIATE ADDICTION and OVERDOSE in RHODE ISLAND

  • EVENT: Tuesday March 11, 2014 / 5:30 - 7:00pm
  • BROADCAST: Sunday March 16 @ 6:00pm

Reception at 5:30, program begins at 6pm.  Seats are limited. Please RSVP by emailing Danielle Blasczak at Rhode Island Public Radio: danielle@ripr.org.

Taped in front of a live audience, this month’s Policy & Pinot will focus on the epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin addiction in our state and region. We’ll hear from researchers and health professionals, law enforcement and treatment professionals who are learning more about the contours of this problem and finding new ways to tackle it. Audience questions will follow the one hour taped discussion.

And, be sure to catch our one hour special the Sunday before this month’s Policy & Pinot, a documentary called Killer Drugs: Tackling Opioid Addiction and Overdose from health care reporter Kristin Gourlay. 

Host:

  • Kristin Gourlay RIPR Health Care Reporter

Panelists: 

  • Captain Joseph Coffey Patrol Division, mental health crisis response unit, Warwick Police Department.
  • Jim Gillen, LCDP, CCJP, RCS Associate Director of Recovery Services, Providence Center; Director of the Anchor Recovery Community Centers.
  • Traci Craig Green, MSc, PhD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University and researcher, Rhode Island Hospital.
  • Josiah D. Rich, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University. Attending physician, infectious disease and internal medicine at The Miriam Hospital.

BICYCLES IN RHODE ISLAND

  • EVENT: Tuesday April 16, 2013 / 5:30 - 7PM

Reception at 5:30, program begins at 6pm.  Seats are limited. Please RSVP by emailing Danielle Blasczak at Rhode Island Public Radio: danielle@ripr.org.

Listen to the discussion here

Providence is striving to become a city where young people want to live and work. For many, having a green way to commute is vital. In this Policy and Pinot we explore how making the city an attractive place to live and bike could boost the capital city’s bottom line.

Moderator:

  • Bradley Campbell – RIPR Environment Reporter / Weekend Host

Panel:

  • Gonzolo Cuervo - Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Taveras
  • Steve Durkee – Architect, Cornish Associates
  • Bill DeSantis – Director of Bicycle Transportation Planning & Design, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated
  • Matt Moritz – Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition

The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP to 401-351-2800 or antonia@ripr.org

Valet parking (for bicycles) will be provided at the event.


RETOOLING EDUCATION IN RHODE ISLAND

  • EVENT: Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 PM

Listen to a recording of the discussion.

Host:

  • Elisabeth Harrison, RIPR Education Reporter

Panelists:

  • David Abbott, Deputy Rhode Island Commissioner of Education
  • Katherine Bergeron, Dean of the College at Brown University
  • John Hazen White, Jr., President of Taco, Inc.
  • Steven Kitchin, Vice President for Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology

Advances in technology have changed the types of skills needed to land a well-paying job. For our next Policy & Pinot discussion, Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison examine how the state is retooling the education system from K-12 and beyond to prepare students for 21st Century jobs. We'll look at how federal Common Core standards and the newly merged boards of education will come in to play, along with what businesses are seeking, and finding, in the Ocean State's graduates.

This special event is supported by the New England Institute of Technology's Center for Technology and Industry.

Wine and light refreshment beginning at 5:30, program begins at 6:00. The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP and questions to- Antonia Omijie aomijie@ripr.org 401-351-2800

Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02906. Please visit the Athenaeum's website for directions and parking information.