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Podcast: The long wait for Early Intervention services in R.I.

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe's Steph Machado brings us behind the reporting on a story, produced with Rhode Island PBS Weekly, on the waitlists for the Early Intervention program.


Podcast: The future of Providence, according to Mayor Brett Smiley

It has been a busy – and occasionally stormy – summer for Mayor Brett Smiley.


Reports of antisemitism rose by 250 percent in R.I., Jewish Alliance says

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Jewish Alliance of Greater R.I. president Adam Greenman attributes the spike in antisemitic incidents to the political climate, social media, and celebrity comments.


How did Gabe Amo win R.I.’s Democratic primary for Congress?

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Steph Machado and Jim Hummel analyze what propelled the former White House aide to victory in Tuesday’s First Congressional District race.


All you need to know about today’s R.I. congressional race primaries

In a special bonus episode of the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Dan McGowan and Steph Machado talk through the endorsements, scandals, and leading contenders in the First Congressional District contest.


New Providence sculpture will honor renowned Black artist Edward Mitchell Bannister

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, artist Gage Prentiss and R.I. PBS Weekly co-host Pamela Watts talk about the sculpture that will be unveiled Sept. 10 in front of the Rhode Island School of Design.


R.I.’s First Congressional District race just got real

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Steph Machado joins Jim Hummel, host of “A Lively Experiment” on R.I. PBS, to break down the increasingly fractious race to replace David Cicilline.


Magaziner blasts ‘unhinged’ Marjorie Taylor Greene for showing ‘revenge porn’ at House hearing

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Democrat reacts to the investigation of Sabina Matos’ nomination papers, and explains why he voted against the National Defense Authorization Act.

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Del’s Lemonade to replenish newly released apple cider flavor

The new flavor has been so popular, many locations have run out of stock.


New center at Rhode Island College will expand state’s bilingual mental health workforce

The new center wants to meet the needs of the Latino and Hispanic populations statewide.


Buddy Cianci meets artificial intelligence

Legendary investigative reporter Mike Stanton learned that his book on Cianci, "The Prince of Providence," is being used without permission to train generative-AI systems.


K-zao, a queer tailoring studio in Providence, designs bespoke suits for diverse clientele

The shop is a “gateway” for cultivating positive relationships between customers and their clothes.

Controversial solar proposal heats up in Johnston

Opponents slam plan to build a 19-megawatt field on historic farmland, which now only needs a majority vote for a special-use permit.

Deal to get payments from Providence universities moves to council floor, but without committee’s recommendation

The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements, known as PILOT agreements, are expected to get a vote next week.


Best things to do in Rhode Island this week: Sept. 29-Oct. 6

This week: Vintage cars, pumpkins, sailing, surfing, beer fest, Oktoberfests (plural) barbecue, a Harvest Fair, and more!


Head of R.I. Board of Elections to retire before 2024 election

Robert Rapoza’s departure will leave a vacancy in the top job ahead of the presidential election.