Political Roundtable

Friday at 5:50 AM and 7:50 AM

A spirited debate on politics in The Ocean State, heard every Friday morning during Morning Edition on RIPR.

Hosted by Ian Donnis, RIPR's Political Reporter, and featuring URI Political Science Professor Maureen Moakley and RIPR's Political Analyst Scott MacKay.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable to discuss the general election campaign, the negative advertising during the primary, and more.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues, including public education in the state, the PawSox, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's loss of some supporters, and more.

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Rhode Island's Republican gubernatorial nominee, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outcome of the state's primary election on Wednesday and his general election fight with Democrat Gina Raimondo.

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, the GOP nominee for Rhode Island governor, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss his campaign against Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and a range of related topics.

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Jim Vincent, NAACP president in Providence, joins Political Roundtable to discuss a conviction and another guilty plea for people close to President Trump, sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, Rhode Island officials addressing the breakdown of their deal with the PawSox and more. 

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New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Political Roundtable to discuss the spread of wind power in southeastern New England, his opposition to expanding charter schools, and the race for governor in Massachusetts.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues affecting the city, including marijuana legalization, relations with the Baker administration, and much more.

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Katherine Kerwin, unopposed Providence City Council candidate in Ward 12, and communications director for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues involving Providence politics and youth activism.

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Katherine Kerwin, who is running unopposed to be the Ward 12 city councilor in Providence, and who also serves as communications director for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, joins Political Roundtable to discuss her campaign, the reluctance of gubernatorial frontrunners to take part in debates, and the legislative debate over guns.

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T. Kevin Olasanoye, executive director of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the endorsement controversy involving the party and second-quarter fundraising by Gov. Gina Raimondo.

Kevin Olasanoye, executive director of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss whether Democrats should move to the left, how the party's relationship with women Democrats is faring, and much more.

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Steven Frias, the Republican running for the state representative seat held by House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) joins Bonus Q&A this week to talk about his campaign and related issues, including the PawSox, taxes, the minimum wage, state spending and more.

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Steven Frias, the Republican challenging Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign and its potential impact, a scuffle over rent in Cranston, and more.

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John Marion, executive director of the good government group Common Cause of Rhode Island, joins Political Roundtable to discuss an SEC probe with a Rhode Island link, the recent General Assembly session, and fallout from recent endorsement controveries.

Common Cause of RI head John Marion joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court, how to make RI elections more competitive, what he's watching on campaign finance issues, and much more.

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