The Bottom Line

Friday 5:50 PM
  • Hosted by Dave Fallon and Mark Murphy

RIPR's weekly look at the business community in Rhode Island. 

  

This week on The Bottom Line, RIPR's Dave Fallon sits down with Discover Newport CEO Evan Smith to discuss the strongest tourism season in recent memory.

Providence Business News editor Mark Murphy, who usually joins the conversation, is on vacation, so RIPR News Director Elisabeth Harrison fills in.

According to Smith, food travel is taking off in a big way in Newport, and many tourists are increasingly seeking "authentic" experiences. That leaves an opening for new businesses, such as movie tours and kite surfing.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy sits down with Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom  Line.

This week, Mark and Dave chat with Peter Van Lancker, the president of Hunt Yachts in Portsmouth.

Van Lancker describes why Hunt moved to Rhode Island and how the company has expanded since the Recession. He also discusses the future potential for the state's boating industry and efforts to create a greener boat.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.    

This week, Mark and Dave sit down with Ximedica President and CEO Randy Barko. The medical device developer has just announced the acquisition of California-based Bridge Design.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.  

Our guest this week is Rhode Island Energy Commissioner Marion Gold. She discusses a controversial plan to open a natural gas plant in northern Rhode Island, and what the future may hold for renewable energy and energy prices.

The Bottom Line: Power Outages

Aug 13, 2015

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave sit down with Tim Horan, the president of National Grid in Rhode Island. The utility company had tens of thousands of customers loose power after powerful thunderstorms last week.

Horan discusses the feasibility of moving power lines underground to avoid this type of problem and the way National Grid prioritizes efforts to restore power once a storm has ended.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave speak with Kelly Ramirez, the CEO of the Social Enterprise Greenhouse, a local business-incubator, for socially minded businesses. The group just won a national competition for their work with start-ups. Since its inception five years ago, the group has worked with 65 business. SE Greenhouse recently partnered with Brown University.

 

When to listen:

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave ask Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza about the city's decision to remove pension investments from a group of greenhouse gas-producing companies.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave speak with Ted Almon, president and CEO of The Claflin Company, a distributor of medical and surgical products. Almond is also a member of Governor Gina Raimondo's working group tasked with finding ways to reduce healthcare spending.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave sit down with Roger Williams University President Donald Farish to discuss what he sees as a growing wealth gap among colleges and universities.

Farish believes federal funding has increasingly become concentrated at a small number of elite institutions, many of which already possess significant resources.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week, the two are joined by Scott Wolf, the executive director of Grow Smart RI about "Rebuild RI." That's the new tax credit program created under the Raimondo administration to spur development in the state. Wolf discusses what sorts of projects are covered, as well as key similarities and differences between "Rebuild" and the old historic tax credit program.

When to listen:

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave chat with Sally Lapides, president and CEO of Residential Properties Limited of Providence. Lapides says the high-end real estate market is picking back up after the Great Recession, but there are new trends among buyers, and the internet is changing the relationship between realtors and their clients.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave sit down with Sylvia Maxfield, dean of the Providence College School of Business.

Maxfield says lawmakers' quick passage of the budget sends a message that Rhode Island is serious about turning around the economy. She also discusses what makes her believe this budget is "pro jobs" and "pro business."

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave debate property tax deals with attorney Nicholas Hemond, who works with the law firm Darrow-Everett. Their conversation includes efforts to standardize property tax breaks in Providence and spur development on the former I-195 land. 

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave speak with Navigant Credit Union President and CEO Gary Furtado about changes in the workplace and the future of banking.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

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Povidence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

 

This week Mark and Dave speak to architect is veteran architect Steven Durkee, of the development group Cornish Associates. Various tax incentives have emerged as Providence hopes to develop the vacant I-195 land. Durkee stresses the need for a standardized set of incentives to spur development in all parts of the city.

When to listen:

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

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