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Rhode Island PBS and The Boston Globe are pleased to announce their collaboration on upcoming episodes of The Boston Globe podcast, Rhode Island Report. The weekly podcast features what's bubbling in Rhode Island news.

Listeners to the Rhode Island Report podcast can look forward to periodically hearing voices from Rhode Island PBS’s diverse programming in upcoming episodes.

New episodes are available every Thursday.

September 2023

There’s a huge gap between what most of us were taught in school about Native American culture and what’s actually true. "Native America," seeks to explore the complexity that’s not described in our textbooks. We talk to Gary Glassman, the executive producer of the series, and Daniel Golding, the director of the latest episode. 

Rhode-Islanders went to the polls Tuesday in a special election in the First Congressional District and for some local issues as well. What do the results tell us, including Democrat Gabe Amo's landslide win over Republican Gerry Leonard. We’re joined by our own Steph Machado and Jim Hummel, the host of A Lively Experiment on Rhode Island PBS. 

September 2023

In a crowded field of 11 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Congressional District 1, former Biden administration staffer Gabe Amo emerged victorious last night. He is almost certain to become the first person of color to represent Rhode Island in Congress. How did Amo win? What did the pundits get wrong? The Boston Globe's Steph Machado and Jim Hummel, host of “A Lively Experiment,” are here to break down the results. 

If your baby or toddler has developmental disabilities, they qualify for a free program to help them catch up to their peers. You’re supposed to get those services in 45 days. But, here in Rhode Island, the wait is much longer. Steph Machado reported a story about this issue for Rhode Island PBS Weekly. She joins the podcast to talk more about the crisis and what's currently being done to solve it. 

He’s already a Providence folk-rock singer, songwriter, and Brown University senior. Now Chance Emerson can add tech startup founder to his resume. With his platform ForeverFan, he’s helping independent musicians like himself communicate with their fans. Chance, a recent guest on "Ocean State Sessions," joins guest host Alexa Gagosz to talk music, college, and what’s next. 

The United States is facing a children’s mental health crisis, according to the American Psychological Association. The Providence nonprofit Turning the Corner is helping to address this issue by offering services to kids in the custody of the state Department of Children, Youth & Families, many of whom were removed from their homes for safety or behavioral reasons. The Rev. Lauri Smalls, the executive director of Turning the Corner, joins us to talk about her work and the need for more funding. 

July/August 2023

On days that are too rainy for the beach, you could check out some of the hundreds of museums in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. A conversation with Jim Karpeichik, co-producer of “Treasures Inside the Museum.”

In a special collaboration between Future of XYZ and Rhode Island Report, we bring you a conversation with David Hardy, the CEO of Ørsted North America.

The Boston Globe reporter and Rhode Island PBS contributor Steph Machado and Jim Hummel join the podcast to give us their analysis on the primary for the First Congressional District race.

Pamela Watts from Rhode Island PBS Weekly and Gage Prentiss, the creator of the Bannister sculpture, join the show to talk about Bannister's place in Providence history and why it's important to acknowledge his life and work. 

May/June 2023

Rhode Island PBS Weekly producer Michelle San Miguel and Brown Professor Erica Walker join the Rhode Island Report podcast to talk about Walker's project examining which Providence neighborhoods are the loudest.

Jim Hummel from A Lively Experiment and Ed Fitzpatrick from The Boston Globe speak with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, the former Rhode Island Governor.

Kiara Butler, the host of Generation Rising, says she’s seen a waning commitment to racial equity work. But she's not giving up. In her new book, "Terms and Conditions," she offers a framework for moving forward.

March/April 2023

David Upegui joins Rhode Island Report to talk about rethinking science education and empowering students in Central Falls and beyond. 

Listen in as Maria Lawton, Maria's Portuguese Table, teaches Brian Amaral, Globe RI, how to make “ovos com molho de tomate e cebola” or eggs with tomato and onion sauce. 

Host of A Lively Experiment, Jim Hummel, and Brown University political science Professor Wendy Schiller join host Ed Fitzpatrick in discussing US Representative Cicilline's replacement.

Rhode Island PBS Weekly producer Isabella Jibilian recently explored how residents without housing often use hospitals as a safe, warm place to stay, especially during the winter. She joins state Senator Josh Miller, who’s been arguing that Rhode Island should use Medicaid funds to provide housing.

January/February 2023

Providence College political science professor Tony Affigne and “A  Lively Experiment” host Jim Hummel offer a preview and some analysis of the upcoming legislative session.

Jim Hummel, host of A Lively Experiment, and Globe RI columnist Dan McGowan offer some analysis regarding Representative David Cicilline's surprise announcement.

November/December 2022

Tracy MacDonald, Executive Producer of Art inc., spoke with host Ed Fitzpatrick, about the diverse cast of artists who call the state home.

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Rhode Island Report, Live: Celebrating Civic Leadership

To celebrate the 100th episode of Rhode Island Report, podcast host and political reporter Ed Fitzpatrick and Story in the Public Square's Jim Ludes sat down in front of a live audience at Rhode Island PBS studios to discuss the big topics facing the state. Special guests included House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominic Ruggerio, and Brown University Professor Wendy Schiller.