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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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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RI Lt. Gov. Dan McKee joins Political Roundtable to discuss his primary fight with state Rep. Aaron Regunberg, National Grid's performance during stormy weather, and tuition hikes at two state institutions of higher learning.

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Rhode Island state Rep. Robert "Bobby" Nardolillo (R-Coventry) joins Political Roundtable to discuss his U.S. Senate run, how he plans to beat Robert Flanders in the primary, and the controversy over diverting 911 fees.

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Rhode Island state Rep. Robert Nardolillo (R-Coventry), one of two Republicans running for the chance to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in November, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss his campaign and related issues.

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Matt Brown joins Political Roundtable to discuss his independent run for governor, some of his policy proposals, and the ongoing debate over gun violence.

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Independent candidate for governor Matt Brown joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his campaign and related topics, including Rhode Island's economy, whether he'd make a Republican victory more likely, the PawSox, and much more.

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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the growing gubernatorial field, his primary challenge to Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, and the gun debate at the Statehouse.

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State Representative Aaron Regunberg joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues, including the Providence parking ticket controversy, his stance on the PawSox stadium, why he's running for lieutenant governor, and much more.

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Gabriela Domenzain, director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outlook for the so-called Dreamers and whether gun proposals in RI are more about politics or policy.

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Gabriela Domenzain, director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss President Trump's appeal to voters in communities like Johnston, the case of Lilian Calderon, why undocumented immigrants want driver's licenses and more.

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