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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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins Political Roundtable to discuss why he supports the PawSox stadium deal. Plus, the push to overhaul the state's crumbling school buildings and the challenge of overcoming the 38 Studios hangover.

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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins Bonus Q&A to discuss recent developments involving the state pension fund, whether eliminating the state car tax is affordable, the lessons offered by voters' rejection of the Greenhouse Compact in 1984, and much more.

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RI House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan, a GOP candidate for governor, joins Political Roundtable to discuss her campaign, the Republican tax plan, and whether the value of the PawSox justifies public borrowing.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Patricia Morgan, the GOP leader in the Rhode Island House, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the state budget, UHIP, state spending, her campaign and much more.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Political Roundtable to discuss his new priorities and Democrat Doug Jones' win over Republican Roy Moore in a dramatic U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the city's manufacturing sector, Governor Charlie Baker's popularity, the outlook for South Coast Rail and more.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Robert Flanders joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his campaign, along with his view of President Trump, safety net programs, whether the Israeli capital should be moved to Jerusalem and other topics.

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Robert Flanders joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his GOP run for the U.S. Senate and the Republican tax plan in Congress.

RIPR has repeatedly invited Flanders' GOP rival, Robert Nardolillo, to appear as a guest on Political Roundtable. Nardolillo has yet to accept the invitation.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his approach to corrections and President Trump's performance in the White House.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson joins Bonus Q&A to talk about questions related to his work and his role as one of President Trump's better known supporters in Massachusetts.

Our annual Thanksgiving Political Roundtable looks at stories we were thankful for in 2017, and some of the top political turkeys of the year. WPRI.com politics/economics reporter Ted Nesi joins the panel for a helping of cranberry sauce and politics.

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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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