Providence, R.I. – A state-appointed receiver takes control in Central Falls. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Joining us as usual is University of Rhode Island political science professor Maureen Moakley, and WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay. Our special guest is Susan Heroux, an activist with Queer Action of Rhode Island. She also blogs about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
Providence, R.I. – Candidates running for Mayor of Providence faced off last night in a debate sponsored by the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund. Among the topics discussed by the four candidates: Rhode Island's controversial immigration policy, which requests state and local police to help enforce federal immigration law.
Providence, R.I. – At the JamStage in Pawtucket, six bands spent a week rocking out. They wrote new songs, worked on their technique, and made silk-screened shirts with logos across the front. Typical band behavior, except that these band members were 27 girls ages 11 to 18 - many of whom had never played an instrument before. They were part of Rhode Island's first rock n roll camp for girls. WRNI's Megan Hall packed her ear plugs and prepared this report.
Providence, R.I. – Proving how fast a summer can fly by, Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck has already opened its third show of a four-production season. It's "Little Shop of Horrors" and Bill Gale has the review.
EDITOR'S NOTE: "Little Shop of Horrors" continues at Theatre by the Sea through August first. Bill Gale reviews the performing arts for WRNI.
Providence, R.I. – We continue our series of interviews with the candidates for Rhode Island's first congressional district seat with Republican state Representative John Loughlin. In this year's general election, Loughlin is expected to face one of four Democrats: Providence Mayor David Cicilline, former state Democratic Chairman Bill Lynch or state Representative David Segal. Loughlin sat down with WRNI's Scott MacKay for an interview on a range of issues.
Providence, R.I. – The candidates for governor touched on taxes, budget deficits and immigration during a forum at a Providence retirement community.
General Treasurer Frank Caprio is the only Democrat left in the race since Attorney General Patrick Lynch quit last week. During yesterday's forum, Republican John Robitaille said it would be dangerous to have both the executive and legislative branches controlled by one party. Moderate Party candidate Ken Block said Caprio would be a ``machine-anointed'' governor if he were elected.