A Lively Experiment is a weekly News & Politics program on Rhode Island PBS. Tune in each Friday at 7:30pm for new episodes regarding the political climate in Rhode Island.
This week on A Lively Experiment, will the Providence skyline get a new fixture? And will one of Rhode Island's high profile companies pull out of Pawtucket? What can, or should the Governor and others do to convince them to stay? Joining us this week; Editorial page editor for the Providence Journal, Ed Achorn, Donna Perry, public affairs officer for the Rhode Island Society of CPA’S, and democratic strategist, Rob Horowitz.
This week on A Lively Experiment, a looming 200 million dollar deficit has state lawmakers with some big decisions to make. And legalizing pot in Rhode Island, is 2019 the year?
This week on A Lively Experiment, 2018, the highs, the lows, the good and the bad. Our panels predictions for the coming year.
This week on a lively experiment, Rhode Island lawmakers have major issues to tackle in 2019, right at the top, a big budget whole, plus low test score for public school students and the question of whether to legalize marijuana, will Massachusetts influence what is done here?Joining this week: Senate Minority Leader Dennis Algiere, House Minority Whip, Mike Chippendale, Joe Shekarchi, House Majority Leader, and Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey
Being a reporter in the era where the media is under attack. This week on A Lively Experiment a journalist round table and their thoughts on the upcoming legislation session. Joining us on the panel this week; Providence Journal reporter, Patrick Anderson, Michelle Smith, associated press correspondent, and WPRI political reporter Dan McGowan.
This week on A Lively Experiment, Governor Raimondo has big ideas that come with a big price tag, and legalizing marijuana in Rhode Island, we sit down with Attorney General Peter Neronha.
This week on A Lively Experiment, more fallout from Governor Raimondo's proposed ten billion dollar budget for next year, and the other shoe drops for dissonant democrats in the house. Joining us this week, Eva Marie Mancuso, attorney and former prosecutor, Bob Walsh, executive director of the National Education Association of Rhode Island, and former chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party, Mark Smiley.
The week on a Lively Experiment, pro choice? or pro life? Hundreds turn out at the State House for the annual debate, but this year with a sense of urgency. And, a further parsing this week at the Governor's proposed 10 billion dollar budget. Joining us this week, Pat Ford, Chairman of the Rhode Island Libertarian Party. Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, host of Cirugia Politica. And, Maureen Moakley, Political Science Professor at the University of Rhode Island
This week on a Lively Experiment, Governor Raimondo's budget scoops come under fire at a Senate hearing, and reaction to President Trump's State of the Union Address. Joining us this week, Wendy Schiller, political science professor at Brown University, former U.S. Congressman, Bob Weygand, and WPRI's political reporter, Ted Nesi.
This week on A Lively Experiment, potential changes to Rhode Island's voting patterns are introduced at the State House. And, top leaders call for added gun restrictions. Joining us this week, Ian Donnis, political reporter for the Publics Radio, former State Representative, Doreen Costa, and Bill Bartholomew, producer and host of The Bartholomew Town Podcast.