Political Roundtable

Friday at 5:50 AM and 7:50 AM

A spirited debate on politics in The Ocean State, heard every Friday morning during Morning Edition on RIPR.

Hosted by Ian Donnis, RIPR's Political Reporter, and featuring URI Political Science Professor Maureen Moakley and RIPR's Political Analyst Scott MacKay.

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Longtime Democrat and current PawSox consultant Guy Dufault joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outlook on the PawSox' proposed stadium and Rhode Island's emerging 2018 gubernatorial field.

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Guy Dufault, a former chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the messaging capacity of RI Democrats, Gov. Raimondo's middling approval ratings, the conflict in East Greenwich, and much more.

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Attorney General candidate Peter Neronha, a Democrat, is the guest for this week's Bonus Q&A. He discusses a range of issues, including running for AG, National Grid, East Greenwich politics, and more.

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Peter Neronha, Democratic candidate for attorney general, joins Political Roundtable to discuss whether new steps would reduce political corruption, what should be done to decrease gun violence, and fallout from elections this week outside Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island State Rep. Edith Ajello (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the issue of sexual harassment at the Statehouse, and how an increasingly energized Women's Caucus in the RI Democratic Party will impact policy and legislation in 2018.

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State Rep. Edith Ajello (D-Providence) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the proposed PawSox stadium, the potential monetization of Providence's water supply, the outlook for a bill to strengthen abortion rights in Rhode Island, and more.

State Rep. Ken Mendonca (R-Portsmouth) joins Political Roundtable to discuss a new wrinkle in the PawSox debate, the crowded GOP field for governor of Rhode Island, and President Trump's job performance.

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Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee joins Political Roundtable to discuss allegations of sexual harassment at the State House, divisions among Democrats in the U.S. and Rhode Island, and his political plans for 2018.

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his record and other issues related to his job.

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Mayor of Pawtucket, Democrat Donald Grebien, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss spurring economic development with a new transit hub in Pawtucket, the city’s efforts to mitigate gun violence, as well as the recent loss of the Gamm Theatre to Warwick. 


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We devote this week’s Political Roundtable to the Pawsox issue.  

Ian Donnis / Regunberg and other lawmakers during the unveiling of the "Fair Shot" agenda.

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence), a leader of the progressive caucus in the Rhode Island House, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss priorities for 2018, whether a referendum should be held on the PawSox, how to generate more state revenue, and other issues.

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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the merits of paid sick leave, and his expected run for lieutenant governor in 2018.

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Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Brandon Bell joins Political Roundtable to discuss President Trump's criticism of NFL players; the use of incentives to spark the Wexford Innovation Complex in the I-195 District; and the ongoing debate over the PawSox.

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Rhode Island Republican Chairman Brandon Bell joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss President Trump's job performance, competition among Republicans for state office in 2018, and the new GOP tax plan, among other issues.

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