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

William Fischer, Nirva LaFortune, Luis Vargas, Ian Donnis
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Recorded live, Thursday, October 12, 2017.

BROADCAST: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7pm.

Join the Athenæum and Rhode Island Public Radio for this season’s Political Roundtable to discuss political narrative in the media. RIPR Political Reporter Ian Donnis will moderate, with guests:

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Providence City Council Finance Committee Chairman John Igliozzi joined Bonus Q&A this week to discuss a range of issues, including City Council governing rules; a potential future as president of the council; and a proposed tower above the Providence River. 

Mike Stenhouse, heads the local conservative think tank the Center for Freedom and Prosperity. This morning, he joins our political team to talk about some of Rhode Island’s current issues. Together they discuss the state’s car tax, the Governor’s plan for free college tuition, and efforts to cross party lines in these partisan times.

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This week, Mike Stenhouse from the conservative-leaning think tank, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity joins us. Stenhouse and our panelists discuss potential changes to Rhode Island’s healthcare landscape under President Trump, the continuing saga of 38 Studios, and drinking at the Statehouse.

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This week, Mike Stenhouse from the conservative leaning think-tank the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity joins us. 

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Analysis by Rhode Island Public Radio finds urban and middle class students in Rhode Island have lower test scores than their peers in Massachusetts; and the state’s ambitious goal to improve 3rd grade reading skills in less than a decade. We discuss the top issues in public education on a special education edition of our weekly political roundtable. 

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa
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Central Falls Mayor James Diossa joins Political Roundtable to discuss how to improve relations the  between police and minorities, the Rhode Island business climate and the proposed commuter rail station for Pawtucket and Central Falls.

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Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss whether the state is ready for the presidential primary on Tuesday

North Kingston State Representative Doreen Costa sits down with Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter Ian Donnis, and RIPR political commentator Scott MacKay for this Bonus Q+A.

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The future of health care for the poor, a review of Rhode Island’s criminal justice system, and politicking in Vermont…that’s part of the conversation this week on Political Roundtable. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Kristin Gourlay hosts; Ian Donnis is away. We're joined, as always, by URI political science professor Maureen Moakley and RIPR's political analyst Scott MacKay.

House Representative Dan Reilly, (R-Portsmouth) joins this week’s Bonus Q&A to talk about curbing public corruption within campaign finance, his views on the early pool of Republicans running for President, and the PawSox proposal to build a stadium on the vacant I-195 land in Providence.

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House Representative Dan Reilly, (R-Portsmouth) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss public corruption in wake of former speaker Gordon Fox, the proposed state budget as a member of the House Finance Committee, and the battle over firefighters’ overtime in cities and towns.

Congressman David Cicilline (D) recently passed his first standalone bill since first winning election to Congress. He stopped by Rhode Island Public Radio studios to discuss that, partisan gridlock, ISIS and other issues. 

President of the NAACP Providence branch Jim Vincent joins the Political Roundtable this week.  Vincent weighs in on the recent sale of the Pawtucket Red Sox, and the team's possible move to Providence. He also discusses the resignation of Rhode Island Health Department head Michael Fine and the American Civil Liberties Union report on racial disparities in Rhode Island's schools and prison system.

Hear more of our conversation with Jim Vincent in our Bonus Q&A.

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