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‘I can’t leave my people in the dark’: R.I. Black Storytellers director on the power in who tells the story

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Valerie Tutson, executive director of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers, talks about the trap of “trauma stories” and training a new generation of storytellers.

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What Rhode Island’s lawmakers of color hope to accomplish this year

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Senator Jonathon Acosta delves into proposals to increase police accountability, feed more public school students, and tax the richest Rhode Islanders.

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Latino stories take center stage in Rhode Island

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Marta Martinez talks about the Latino oral history project that inspired “La Broa’ (Broad Street),” a new play at Trinity Rep.

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Colonel Oscar Perez on his first year as Providence police chief

“Being the chief, you’re responsible for so many lives,” said Perez, who is the first Latino chief in the city's history.

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Feeding the world from Rhode Island

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Edesia Nutrition founder and CEO Navyn Salem talks about using $137 million from the Bezos family to double production and feed 10 million children per year.

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Podcast: Why Latinas are seeing an increase in maternal deaths

On the Rhode Island Report, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez talks about the new RI PBS series, “The Risk of Giving Birth,” and why the maternal mortality rate among Latinas jumped by 54 percent.

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Ernie DiGregorio on basketball, brotherhood, and life

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, former PC basketball star Ernie DiGregorio talks about Marvin Barnes, Coach Gavitt, and his new book, “Star with a Broken Heart.”

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What to expect at the R.I. State House this year

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Steph Machado and “A Lively Experiment” host Jim Hummel analyze expected legislative action on law enforcement accountability, guns, and housing.

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RI COURTS

Jury finds Woonsocket man guilty of stealing 10 cases of tequila from his employer

Brenden Phang, 25, was found guilty of stealing 10 cases of tequila worth $2,936 from Centrex Distributors, a wine wholesaler and importer in West Greenwich. 13 minutes ago

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‘All That’ and a bag of quahogs

The state's new tourism marketing campaign is much cooler and far warmer than the error-ridden one rolled out in 2016.

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‘I can’t leave my people in the dark’: R.I. Black Storytellers director on the power in who tells the story

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Valerie Tutson, executive director of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers, talks about the trap of “trauma stories” and training a new generation of storytellers.

RI DEVELOPMENT

Providence mulls ban of short-term rentals, like Airbnbs, in some areas of the city

A new housing project won approval from one city board, as long as its 58 units never become short-term rentals. The city’s planning chief says that could become the new standard.

RI NEWS

Pre-demolition of beleaguered Lighthouse Inn has begun in Narragansett

The vacant hotel, which is often referred to by a previous name, the Dutch Inn, has been the subject of a long running political and legal battle.

TRANSPORTATION

New lanes to ease traffic over Rhode Island’s Washington Bridge

The state Department of Transportation will open new lanes of travel in both directions on the I-195 bridge in Providence. But it will take about eight weeks for the extra lanes to be up and running.

EDUCATION

No extension for schools to spend final COVID relief funds, US education secretary says

“The intent was a recovery,” Secretary Miguel Cardona said. “Those dollars are needed now in the classrooms.”

RI POLITICS

R.I. Senator Frank Lombardo dies after battle with cancer

The longtime Johnston Democrat, who died overnight, is remembered as "a passionate and effective representative of his constituents."