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Got a wicked Rhode Island accent? This dialect coach explains why

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Thom Jones talks about how he helped Miles Teller sound like boxer Vinny Paz and the “Brotherhood” cast sound like State House politicians and mobsters.


Do you have a wicked Rhode Island accent? We’d like to hear it.

The Rhode Island Report podcast is looking for the state’s most distinct voices for next week’s podcast episode that comes out on Thursday morning.


P.C. professor analyzes Tuesday’s primaries and talk of ranked-choice voting

In General Assembly races, it was “a very good night for establishment Democrats” and “a horrible night for progressive insurgents,” Professor Adam Myers said on this week's Rhode Island Report podcast.


Abuse survivors say, Providence Diocese hasn’t done enough

On this week’s Rhode Island Report podcast, Dr. Ann Hagan Webb and Claude Leboeuf talk about starting the first support group in Rhode Island for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.


Helena Buonanno Foulkes for Rhode Island governor

The former CVS executive has strong management skills and a demonstrated capacity for listening, thinking through big problems, and coming up with thoughtful solutions.


McGowan breaks down latest debate, polls in 2nd Congressional District race

“Seth Magaziner would have to move out of state to, you know, Wyoming, maybe, to lose this race,” Globe Rhode Island columnist Dan McGowan said on the Rhode Island Report podcast.


R.I. public health expert received threats for serving transgender people

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Dr. Amy Nunn talks about polio, sugary drinks, misinformation and a bit of good news about monkeypox.


Does Senator Whitehouse want President Biden to run again?

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Whitehouse talks about what the Inflation Reduction Act will do to combat climate change and what he learned about the FBI investigation of Justice Kavanaugh.

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Cranston library suspends use of meeting space pending policy review

Hundreds protested the private Independent Women’s Network event on gender ideology, but the William Hall Library’s trustees allowed the anti-transgender event Monday, in the name of free speech.


Libraries face increased attempts to ban books

As right-wing organizations mobilize to restrict access to titles they consider offensive, librarians in Rhode Island and around the country are finding themselves on the front lines of First Amendment freedoms.


Remembering Susan Menard, Woonsocket’s trailblazing, take-charge mayor

Friends recall the city’s first woman elected mayor as someone who got things done, who by her own admission swore like a truck driver, and would reach into her own pocket to help people who needed it.


Second body found in home of former Woonsocket mayor identified

Daniel Grabowski was the founder and former CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Woonsocket.

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Rhode Island political news: September 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.


Dan McKee and Ashley Kalus set three debates in their race for governor

The debates will be the first opportunities for the incumbent Democratic governor and his Republican challenger to mix it up head to head.


Four things to know about Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla

The Rhode Island native won state championships as a player at Bishop Hendricken High before playing college basketball at West Virginia.


Marking a Block Island wind farm milestone, and what it could mean: ‘A lot is coming fast’

It’s been more than 5 years since the Block Island wind farm became operational. Industry leaders say the farm demonstrates off-shore wind is more than just feasible.