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Senator Reed provides insights on sending tanks to Ukraine

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman also talks about the new Pawtucket/Central Falls train station and the presence of “tranq” in the local drug supply.


Lead poisoning takes toll in Central Falls

“This is heartbreaking just listening to this as the mayor,” Maria Rivera said. “I’m thinking about the future of these young babies.”


Secretary of State Gregg Amore makes a case for same-day voter registration

“We should do everything we can to make it easier for people to vote,” the East Providence Democrat said on the Rhode Island Report podcast.


What to expect from R.I.’s 2023 legislative session

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, PC Professor Tony Affigne and Jim Hummel of RI PBS look ahead to Assembly debates over housing policy, abortion coverage, and shoreline access.


Rhode Island Report podcast: Listen to the most popular episodes of 2022

Globe Rhode Island readers flocked to our podcast, Rhode Island Report, for exclusive interviews and political analysis. Here are a few of our most-popular episodes.


What is your definition of art?

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Tracy MacDonald, producer of ART inc. on Rhode Island PBS, talks about art ranging from blown glass to Lego blocks to prosthetic eyes.


‘A dangerous American mythology’: RISD’s president on hard work, the school’s challenges, and its future

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Rhode Island School of Design president Crystal Williams said the college “has to be a place that is not a structural impediment, but a structural amplifier.”


Filmmaking in R.I.: ‘The smallest state with the greatest backlot’

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, R.I. Film & Television Office executive director Steven Feinberg talks about luring film crews here to shoot "Hocus Pocus 2," HBO’s "The Gilded Age," and other productions.

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JANUARY 6, 2021

North Kingstown man pleads guilty in Jan. 6 insurrection

Bernard Joseph Sirr, 47, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to a felony charge of interference with officers during a civil disorder, the US Attorney’s office announced.


R.I. Democratic Women’s Caucus elects the Rev. Donnie Anderson as chair

“I hope the message is: Trans women are women, and we just want to function like every other woman in society,” Anderson said.

Innovation economy

Robots in the kitchen? Local engineers are making it a reality.

Two separate teams of engineers are chasing the holy grail of complete order accuracy, while also trying to surpass the speed of a human worker.


Providence’s longest-serving police chief was totally fascinating

Benjamin Ham Child was wounded three times in the Civil War, earned the Medal of Honor, and as chief, proposed pensions for disabled police officers.


The uphill battle to solve R.I.’s housing crisis

When Stefan Pryor becomes Rhode Island’s second housing secretary he’ll face NIMBY-ism, a department lacking infrastructure, and advocates who have been sounding the alarm for decades.


Former Providence City Council candidate charged with violating campaign finance laws

Gerard Catala, now president of the Providence branch of the NAACP, is accused of failing to file campaign finance reports as required by state law.


Hasbro to cut 15 percent of workforce after weak holiday sales

The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company also projected it would fall short of fourth-quarter adjusted profit estimates, making $1.29 to $1.31 a share compared to the $1.49 analysts were expecting.


Best things to do in Rhode Island this week: Jan. 27-Feb. 3

This week: Rev your engines at Monster Jam, sample some spirits, chill out on ice, and bowl for wildlife.