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. 

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 Burrillville Economic Development Director Thomas Kravitz about encouraging growth while maintaining the town's rural character and historic mill villages.

 

This week's episode of The Bottom Line is part of our series One Square Mile: Burrillville.

When to listen:

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

The Bottom Line: Hotels See Growth In 2015

Oct 23, 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 Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Martha Sheridan.

Sheridan says hotels in Providence have seen revenue growth close to 13 percent this year, and a similar trend can be seen in Warwick. Occupancy rates have been strong, fueled in part by conventions, meetings and sporting events.

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The Bottom Line: Women In Technology

Oct 16, 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 discuss the barriers to women in the sciences with Johnson & Wales Dean of Engineering and Design Frank Tweedie, and Department of Engineering and Computer Science Chair Kathryn Parchesco.

  

Bottom Line: South Street Landing Update

Oct 9, 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 University of Rhode Island President David Dooley for an update on the South Street Landing project, a long-awaited nursing school for URI and Rhode Island College.

Dooley also discusses URI's future plans in Providence, including a potential partnership with Brown University to develop research facilities on former highway land.

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

This week, Mark and Dave discuss a new survey of business attitudes that reflects improvements in the economy.

When to listen:

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

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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 journalist Eli Sherman, whose recent article highlights how few women and minorities make it to the upper echelons of the banking industry.

  

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.

 

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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.

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