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Podcast: Folk singer Chance Emerson on building his music career in New England

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, folk-rock singer and songwriter Chance Emerson talks about Providence’s music scene, his latest album, and juggling fame and college.


R.I. congressional candidates weigh in on Israel, the economy, guns, and abortion

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Republican Gerry Leonard Jr. and Democrat Gabe Amo also address whether former president Donald Trump violated the peaceful transfer of power.


Ruth Simmons recounts her journey from daughter of sharecroppers to trailblazing Ivy League president

On the Rhode Island Report, the former Brown University president talks about the importance of teachers, the US Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action, and legacy admissions to college.


Kathrine Switzer helped spark a revolution in women’s running: ‘If you want to lift a woman up, show her how to run’

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Kathrine Switzer recounts becoming first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon, and coach Bob Rothenberg looks ahead to Sunday’s Women’s Classic 5K in Providence.


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.

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4-year-old boy in critical condition after being accidentally shot by father, police say

While his son fought for his life in an intensive care unit, Michael A. Jones, 33, was arraigned Wednesday and ordered held without bail as a violator in previous cases.

Offshore wind firm cancels N.J. projects, as industry’s prospects dim

High inflation and soaring interest rates are making planned projects that looked like winners several years ago no longer profitable.

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He was ready to quit. Then he started to run. More than 50 marathons later, he’s ready to create a museum

Running helped turn Jean-Paul LaPierre’s life around, and now he is looking for a way to display The Boston Running Museum Archives, a collection of nearly 10,000 pieces of running memorabilia he has amassed over 25 years.


Meet the 22-year-old Rhode Island woman living her pro baseball dream

Kayla Baptista is a development coach in the Rangers organization, and the big club now finds itself just one victory away from winning its first-ever World Series.


Poll: McKee, Reed, and Whitehouse are more popular than Biden

The three Rhode Island Democrats continue to have approval ratings of 50 percent or more among their constituents, according to a recent survey.

Providence councilman fired from R.I. governor’s office for pro-Palestinian views

“Since Oct. 7, I have used my voice as an elected official to condemn all violence against any innocent civilians,” Miguel Sanchez wrote on social media.


The savory flavors of Laos in R.I.: Three restaurants serving traditional Lao cuisine

“In a way, we try to teach our customers about Lao food so they know more about Lao culture,” says Britny Savankham, who works with her father at Thai Lan Xang in Johnston.