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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Congressman David Cicilline joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of policy and politics, including the GOP tax plan, a Providence LNG proposal, whether Democrats are too elitist, and more.

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Rhode Island House Republican Whip Blake Filippi of Block Island joins Political Roundtable 

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Rhode Island House Minority Whip Blake Filippi (R-Block Island) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of legislative issues.

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Rhode Island House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outlook in the House for the PawSox stadium proposal, and how the state might find the money to close its latest budget deficits.

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Rhode Island House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi joins Bonus Q&A to discuss his political future, possible steps to improve the state's business climate, the outlook for a bill to legalize abortion rights in Rhode Island, Gov. Raimondo's approval rating, and more.

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Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian joins Political Roundtable to discuss his political future, the outlook on keeping the PawSox in Rhode Island, and how his community may be affected by fiscal trends at the state and national level.

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Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his view of President Trump, Governor Raimondo; how the impact of 38 Studios is still impacting Rhode Island, and much more.

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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins Political Roundtable to discuss why he supports the PawSox stadium deal. Plus, the push to overhaul the state's crumbling school buildings and the challenge of overcoming the 38 Studios hangover.

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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins Bonus Q&A to discuss recent developments involving the state pension fund, whether eliminating the state car tax is affordable, the lessons offered by voters' rejection of the Greenhouse Compact in 1984, and much more.

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RI House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan, a GOP candidate for governor, joins Political Roundtable to discuss her campaign, the Republican tax plan, and whether the value of the PawSox justifies public borrowing.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Patricia Morgan, the GOP leader in the Rhode Island House, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the state budget, UHIP, state spending, her campaign and much more.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Political Roundtable to discuss his new priorities and Democrat Doug Jones' win over Republican Roy Moore in a dramatic U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the city's manufacturing sector, Governor Charlie Baker's popularity, the outlook for South Coast Rail and more.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Robert Flanders joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his campaign, along with his view of President Trump, safety net programs, whether the Israeli capital should be moved to Jerusalem and other topics.

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Robert Flanders joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his GOP run for the U.S. Senate and the Republican tax plan in Congress.

RIPR has repeatedly invited Flanders' GOP rival, Robert Nardolillo, to appear as a guest on Political Roundtable. Nardolillo has yet to accept the invitation.

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