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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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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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable to discuss the PawSox' proposed Pawtucket stadium; her administration's plans for a promotional blitz about her 1,000 days in office; and a bill to expand disability pensions for firefighters.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q&A to discuss UHIP, the I-195 District, her DACA initiative, and much more.

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RI Senate Finance Committee Chairman William Conley (D-East Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the PawSox' proposed Pawtucket stadium, the loss of jobs at Benny's and Alexion, and the outlook for an override of Governor Raimondo's veto on the continuing contracts bill.

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Rhode Island Senate Finance Chairman William Conley joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the state budget outlook, magistrates, East Providence politics and more.

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Robert A. Walsh Jr., executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island teachers' union, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the 2018 gubernatorial race, the proposed PawSox stadium in Pawtucket, and problems with the pension fund for Our Lady of Fatima Hospital employees.

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