Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.
This week news director Catherine Welch and Mark talk with Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay. They discuss what Gov. Lincoln Chafee has hit and missed to boost the state’s economy and what the next governor will need to do to lift the state out of its economic doldrums.
When to Listen
You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.
In the wake of a General Assembly decision to delay standardized testing for a high school diploma until 2017, Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist is now suggesting that the policy be pushed back even further to 2020. Rhode Island Public Radio Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison asked Gist what made her change her position after arguing vigorously that Rhode Island should start linking test scores and diplomas this year.
A grand jury will not indict two Brown University football players who were accused of sexual assault by a student at Providence College. Universities around the country are facing controversy over how they handle sexual assault. Brown is one of more than 70 colleges under federal investigation.
Critics say colleges should do more to protect students and punish perpetrators of sexual assault. Brown officials have been reviewing their policy, and new students arriving on campus this week will receive more training on sexual assault.
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.
This week, Lynne McCormack, director of the Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism for the City of Providence, joins Dave and Mark to talk about Design Week RI, an event that links firms, designers, and the community together.
When to Listen
You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.
With three weeks to go, the Providence mayoral campaign is heating up. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on what to look for in the Democratic primary as the days dwindle down.
One of Rhode Island’s favorite spectator and participant sports has long been Providence mayor elections. A mélange of circus, street theater and rugby scrum, this year’s campaign is bound to land in the capital city’s political Hall of Fame, and perhaps, shame.
This summer, we’re bringing you stories of programs for kids during the summer months, for a series we’re calling “Keeping Busy.” These programs are aimed specifically towards at-risk youth, many of whom don’t have safe, productive, places to spend their summer vacations.
For this installment, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender visited Harvest Kitchen, a culinary program in Pawtucket.
How will the sale of the Providence Journal affect labor contracts, small businesses, and the state's other newspapers? We discuss all these questions on this week's episode of the Bottom Line.
Media consultant and former managing editor at the Providence Journal, Bill Ostendorf joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon, along with Providence Business News editor Mark Murphy to do the numbers.
When to Listen
You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 pm.
Republican First Congressional District candidate Stan Tran joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; how the US can improve healthcare policy; and the intensifying Democratic primary for governor.
Conflicts of interest in the awarding of state grants, violence in Providence, sexual assault allegations on college campuses -- those are the topics on this week's Political Roundtable. This week, Brown University political science professor Wendy Schiller, and Associated Press reporter Erika Niedowski join the discussion. Weekend host Chuck Hinman hosts.
This short radio piece gives you a peek into the lives of three people in their early twenties who graduated from college one year ago. I called these recent graduates, asking two questions: “Are you happy where you are career-wise” and “Do you think that you are on the right track”. The answers that I get back vary quite a bit.