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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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RI VegFest returns with plans for more vegan food, less waste

This year the organizers plan to work with Bootstrap Compost, a residential and commercial food scrap pickup service operating in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.


Students in Central Falls got $10k to upgrade their high school. It drove a citywide ‘wave of democracy’

A budgeting model originated in Brazil launched as an elective class in Rhode Island’s poorest city. The approach is now taking hold statewide.


Shekarchi names Hull as new deputy speaker of R.I. House

Hull, a Providence Democrat and Providence police sergeant, becomes the first Black legislator to serve in that leadership position.


Rhode Island crime news: January 2023

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Dr. Megan Ranney named dean of Yale’s school of public health

She will succeed Interim Dean Melinda Pettigrew, who led the school after outgoing dean Dr. Sten Vermund returned to full-time teaching in July 2022.