Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has joined the rest of New England’s governors signing an accord to create a regional power plan.
New England’s six governors say if their states work together, they can share the cost of building natural gas pipelines and power transmission lines delivering Canadian hydro-power, and that will lower energy costs. Chafee warns it will take a long-term investment to bring down power bills.
The Newport Jazz Festival will be a little longer next year.
The Newport Jazz Festival, which has been a two-day event for decades, is adding a third day for its 60th anniversary next year. The bonus day will be Friday, August 1st and will feature new and emerging artists. The extra day was made possible by a 40-thousand dollar grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. Neil Steinberg is CEO of the Foundation.
Story Corps, the organization that collects the voices and histories of people across the country is in Rhode Island.
It is a chance for homeless residents across the state to tell their story.
In the offices of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, pairs of Rhode Islanders interviewed each other. One of them had experienced homelessness, and they talked about their lives on the streets.
Richard Staples interviewed Don Larson, a man who was homeless when he was 16-years-old.
Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda announced Wednesday that he is leaving the school for a job in Silicon Valley.
In a released statement, Maeda said he’s leaving RISD to take a job as a design partner with the top-tier venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Maeda leaves campus at the end of this semester, starting his new job next month. Maeda calls the move quote, “an irresistible pathway to strengthen design’s place in the digital age.”
The state Department of Human Resources is trying to figure out why some 8,200 Rhode Islanders didn’t receive their state supplemental insurance payment as scheduled Monday. Officials suspect a problem with the banking transaction.
The town of North Kingstown has agreed to pay $7 million to the estate of a man who was gunned down by police. Most of the money will be spent on medical
On February 8th, 2009 North Kingstown police were asked to check on the welfare of Mark Kilcline, an 18-year-old who was depressed and wielding a steak knife. Police wound up shooting the mentally-ill teen nine times after he refused to put the knife down. Kilcline would be paralyzed for four years before dying in April of his injuries.