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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Sulina Mohanty, chairwoman of the Women's Caucus of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, joins Political Roundtable to discuss heightened political engagement by women, why more has not been heard about harassment at the Statehouse, and how the Women's Caucus will address the looming clash between some women candidates and the Democratic establishment.

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Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio joins Political Roundtable to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's move to legalize sports betting -- an expected windfall for many states -- and the controversy over the Fane tower proposal in Providence.

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The leader of Rhode Island's Republican Party, Brandon Bell, on the intensifying race for governor, President Trump's move to take the U.S. out of the nuclear agreement with Iran, and the outlook for increasing GOP ranks in the General Assembly.

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Rhode Island Republican Chairman Brandon Bell joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues, including how local Republican candidates will be affected by President Trump, how the state's approach to economic growth should be different, and why his state Election Board complaint against Speaker Mattiello isn't over.

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Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello joins Political Roundtable to discuss the state Board of Election's resolution of a campaign finance complaint stemming from his 2016 campaign, and Mayor Jorge Elorza's proposal to sell or lease Providence's water supply.

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RI House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello stopped by our studio to discuss a range of issues, including the PawSox, guns, abortion, state incentives, his political future, and more.

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her re-election campaign and the campaign finance violation involving House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the state budget, problems with the UHIP IT system, the controversial Fane tower proposed in Providence, and much more.

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Giovanni Feroce, the Republican candidate for RI governor, joins Political Roundtable to talk about the race and his campaign.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce joins Bonus Q&A this week to talk about whether his plan to eliminate the personal income tax is realistic, and a host of other issues.

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Rhode Island state Rep. Shelby Maldonado (D-Central Falls) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her bill meant to aid people in the DACA program, the emerging race for governor, and the outlook for gun-related bills in the General Assembly.

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Rhode Island State Rep. Shelby Maldonado joins Bonus Q&A to talk about the intersection of politics and immigration, the clash between progressives and establishment Democrats, abortion rights, affordable housing and much more.

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Independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign and President Trump's stance on Dreamers.

Independent candidate for Rhode Island governor Joe Trillo joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his message to voters, the debate over public subsidies for a new PawSox stadium, and much more.

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Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Dan McKee joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues, including speed cameras, charter schools, the PawSox, campaign fundraising, and much more.

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