When the PawSox owner, Ben Mondor, died in 2010, the future of the team was cast into doubt. A new ownership group took over the team earlier this year. Then, two months later, they unveiled their request for taxpayers’ help to build a new stadium on part of the former I-195 land in Providence. The team asked for 120 million dollars in state lease payments and a 30-year exemption from Providence property taxes. The proposal sparked a mostly negative reaction from the public.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Reception 6pm
Event begins at 6:45pm
Friedman Auditorium
Metcalf Research Complex
Brown University, 190 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912

RIPR’s Political Roundtable team of political reporter Ian Donnis, political analyst Scott MacKay, and with URI political science professor Maureen Moakley, along with occasional Roundtable guest Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, analyze the local and national political scene. Recorded May 13, 2014.

Catherine Welch / RIPR

A forum featuring Bristol boat builders and industry leaders discussing how the boat building industry is recovering from the bottom dropping out during the financial crisis of 2008.

Thursday, October 10th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Bristol Elks Lodge

1 Constitution Street, Bristol RI

Alex and Ani "Charmed by Charity" Event

Sep 30, 2013

You're invited to a Charmed By Charity event to benefit Rhode Island Public Radio

Wednesday, October 2nd. 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Alex And Ani, Wayland Square

15% of all sales will go directly to Rhode Island Public Radio

Enjoy light bites + energy punch

201 Wayland Ave, Providence, RI 02906


Hosted by Melissa Martin. RSVP:

Rhode Island Public Radio Fall Gala

Jul 9, 2013

September 26, 2013. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

You are cordially invited to join Rhode Island's NPR as we honor the Hamblett Family for their dedication to excellence in journalism.

Featuring Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR’s "On Point."

VIP reception and program at Trinity Rep, followed by a party at the Providence Public Library. All proceeds benefit Rhode Island Public Radio.

Event tickets: available for online purchase here.


Rhode Island Public Radio presents a public forum hosted by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University on Tuesday April 23, at the Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street, Providence. There will be a reception from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, with a discussion from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

The event is free, but an RSVP is appreciated.

Thursday, April 18th: Made in Rhode Island - RIPR Spring Benefit at The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street Pawtucket

Featuring: Tamara Keith, NPR Congressional Correspondent; Roaming RIPR reporters; Fantastic Local Food and Drinks; A Fabulous Raffle; An Interactive Recording Studio; and more.

Tickets are on sale now, please visit

For more information, please contact Kate Anderson at 401-519-0238

Bicycling Towards Urban Renaissance

Apr 8, 2013


Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 PM, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence RI

Providence is striving to become a city where young people want to live and work. For many, having a green way to commute is vital. In this Policy and Pinot discussion we explore how making the city an attractive place to live and bike could boost the capital city’s bottom line.