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New chair says R.I. Democratic Women’s Caucus to focus on abortion coverage bill, gender and race in schools

On Rhode Island Report podcast, the Rev. Donnie Anderson talks about her experience since coming out as transgender, and details the group’s priorities this year.


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.”

More Recent Stories


At 350 years running, Newport’s White Horse Tavern is the oldest restaurant in the country

The White Horse Tavern is the oldest restaurant in continuous operation in the US. It opened in 1673 and its included on lists of the oldest continuously running restaurants in the world.


Providence City Council approves reworked ProvPort deal, sending to mayor’s desk

According to the agreement, which will allow ProvPort to operate for another 30 years, ProvPort will pay 9 percent of is annual revenue to the city, up from 5.5 percent previously.


To reflect R.I. Assembly’s increased diversity, legislators change name of caucus

The 21-member group is now the Rhode Island Black, Latino, Indigenous, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus.

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Rhode Island political news: February 2023

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.


🥶 It’s about to get dangerously cold outside

It's a good day to give every kid two warm baked potatoes to use as hand warmers.


Best things to do in Rhode Island this week: Feb. 3-10

This week: We’ve got a disco, a Bob Marley tribute, an Art Battle, pickleball, puppies and more.


Former Cranston mayor launches long-shot bid for president

Stephen Laffey says his campaign for the Republican nomination will highlight his concerns over the future of the country, like Social Security, education, and trade with China.


Bill would make R&B R.I.’s official state music

Representative David Bennett notes Providence was home to the Celebrity Club, which played R&B and was considered the first integrated nightclub in New England.