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Homeless in R.I.: ‘Oh, it can happen to you. It can absolutely happen to anybody.’

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Holly Barchie says even a hard-working, middle-class family like hers can end up without a home amid the state’s housing crisis.


🍳 Learn how to make this delicious Portuguese breakfast

Get tips from a pro on how to prepare a beloved breakfast: ovos com molho de tomate e cebola.


Connecting with Portugal through food with cookbook author Maria Lawton

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, embracing Portuguese culture and making ovos com molho de tomate e cebola with the author of “Azorean Cooking” and host of “Maria’s Portuguese Table” on Rhode Island PBS.


R.I. House Speaker Shekarchi says Raimondo encouraged him to run for Congress

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Warwick Democrat also details the 14-bill legislative package unveiled last week, saying, “We have a crisis at every level of the housing spectrum.”


The role of teachers? ‘To empower students to recognize that the world needs their talents.’

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, award-winning Central Falls science teacher David Upegui talks about why left the Ivy League to teach at the high school he attended.


Breaking down Cicilline’s decision to exit Congress

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Dan McGowan and Jim Hummel analyze the Rhode Island Democrat’s decision to step down to become president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.


R.I.’s new deputy House speaker expects revamp of Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights this year

“Something has to be done,” Representative Raymond Hull, a Black Providence police sergeant, said on the Rhode Island Report. “There has to be some reform, and it’s going to be not some Band-Aid either.”


Convicted of murder as a teen, Providence man released from prison under new R.I. law

On Rhode Island Report podcast, Keith Nunes notes most people sent to prison will return to society some day. So, he asked, “What do we want to do?”

More Recent Stories


R.I. Republican removed from committee after asking Democratic colleague ‘Are you a pedophile?’

House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi removed Representative Robert Quattrocchi, a Scituate Republican, after his comments to Representative Rebecca Kislak, a Providence Democrat who is a lesbian. 2 hours ago


‘I have a lot of faith’: McKee still believes Tidewater stadium project will happen

R.I. Governor Dan McKee said Thursday he remains optimistic about the Tidewater Landing soccer stadium project in Pawtucket, even after news that Pawtucket had not yet gone out for financing on a big chunk of the public’s support for it.


Michael Mota, CEO of VirtualCons, is being sued by Harrah’s for $274k

This is the latest lawsuit filed against Mota, a Rhode Island businessman and mob enthusiast the mobster-obsessed Mota, who is being chased for money in multiple states by creditors, investors, and vendors.

Best things to do in Rhode Island this week: March 24-31

This week: Triceratops in Providence, snacks, wine and art, culinary cooking class, and more.


Providence towing contract dispute drags up old feuds, new accusations

In a lawsuit filed in Superior Court, State Towing Service, Inc. says Providence wouldn’t pay its invoices, then awarded lucrative towing work to another company — illegally.


Superman building developer still does not have a timeline for construction

Nearly a year after plans to fill the long-vacant Industrial National Bank building in Providence were unveiled, required agreements with state entities still have not been signed.


Tina Pedersen needs a hand (actually, a van)

It’s time to step up, Rhode Island, for the woman who has stepped up for us so many times.

College basketball

Providence hires Kim English to replace Ed Cooley as men’s basketball coach

English, 34, was 34-29 in two seasons at George Mason, and led the Patriots to a 20-13 record this season.