RIPR Series: One Square Mile Johnston

Feb 12, 2018

After the 2017 presidential election, RIPR produced "One Square Mile: Johnston," a week of stories about the northern Rhode Island town that flipped the most dramatically from blue to red in voting for President Donald Trump.

We explored the town's politics, learned how to make a true Italian-American meatball and visited some little-known spots that reveal Johnston’s culture and history.

We also reported on the state’s largest trash and recycling facility, the Rhode Island Central Landfill, located in Johnston, creating a complex portrait of the town and its voters. 


You can find photos and links to all of the stories from the series, including a public forum on the presidential election here.

Rhode Island Public Radio’s recurring series "One Square Mile" is part of our ongoing commitment to in-depth local reporting on the issues that matter to our community.