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Podcast: The long wait for Early Intervention services in R.I.

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe's Steph Machado brings us behind the reporting on a story, produced with Rhode Island PBS Weekly, on the waitlists for the Early Intervention program.


Podcast: The future of Providence, according to Mayor Brett Smiley

It has been a busy – and occasionally stormy – summer for Mayor Brett Smiley.


Reports of antisemitism rose by 250 percent in R.I., Jewish Alliance says

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Jewish Alliance of Greater R.I. president Adam Greenman attributes the spike in antisemitic incidents to the political climate, social media, and celebrity comments.


How did Gabe Amo win R.I.’s Democratic primary for Congress?

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Steph Machado and Jim Hummel analyze what propelled the former White House aide to victory in Tuesday’s First Congressional District race.


All you need to know about today’s R.I. congressional race primaries

In a special bonus episode of the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Dan McGowan and Steph Machado talk through the endorsements, scandals, and leading contenders in the First Congressional District contest.


New Providence sculpture will honor renowned Black artist Edward Mitchell Bannister

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, artist Gage Prentiss and R.I. PBS Weekly co-host Pamela Watts talk about the sculpture that will be unveiled Sept. 10 in front of the Rhode Island School of Design.


R.I.’s First Congressional District race just got real

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Steph Machado joins Jim Hummel, host of “A Lively Experiment” on R.I. PBS, to break down the increasingly fractious race to replace David Cicilline.


Magaziner blasts ‘unhinged’ Marjorie Taylor Greene for showing ‘revenge porn’ at House hearing

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Democrat reacts to the investigation of Sabina Matos’ nomination papers, and explains why he voted against the National Defense Authorization Act.

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‘Volatile compound’ found in Providence high school located on old factory site

The Department of Health recommended closing one classroom but said the levels were not an “imminent concern” 2 hours ago


Washington Trust bank agrees to diversify board and leadership team

R.I. General Treasurer and Washington Trust Bank CEO announce 10 actions in the wake of redlining allegations and an agreement with federal prosecutors.


‘Survivor’ winner Richard Hatch representing himself in federal court in R.I.

Legal experts say the Newport resident faces a disadvantage in serving as his own lawyer.


GOP’s Leonard accuses Democrat Amo of ‘hiding from debates’ in R.I. congressional race

Gerry Leonard says Gabe Amo is “disrespecting voters by not debating the issues,” but Amo says he is looking forward to two televised debates before the Nov. 7 election.


There’s a special election in Cranston today

Voters in the Garden City, Glen Hills, and Oaklawn neighborhoods will choose a new city councilor after the arrest and resignation of Matthew Reilly in May.


Central Falls schools have been under state control for 32 years. Is there an end in sight?

Six governors later, the state is still in charge of Central Falls, and the result has been a school district in worse condition than Providence.


State agency proposes $2 million bump for Early Intervention amid long waits for RI infants and toddlers

The request, which came days after a Globe Rhode Island and RI PBS investigation, is less than what was recommended by the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner last month, and also below what early childhood advocates have asked for in order to shore up the program.


Downtown Providence grocer Rory’s closes its doors, a year after opening

Rory’s Market + Kitchen was the first grocer to open in downtown Providence in decades.