The Push for Rent Control in Providence
Activists want rent control in Providence this year. Will City Council move to pass it? The Providence Journal's Amy Russo reports on a recent rally in front of City Hall.
What's Causing Pedestrian Deaths on North Main Street?
Drivers killed three pedestrians on North Main Street over the past year. Now, members of a new city task force are trying to figure out why the thoroughfare is so hazardous, and what can be done to make it safer. Journal staff writer Amy Russo reports.
Kevin Breene says people are forgetting what happened to the Big River Management Area
His father, a farmer, lost 200 acres to the reservoir project in the 1960s, and when Breene wanted to buy his own dairy farm later, he ended up having to buy land outside the management area. “I’d rather be down on Big River.” “I always felt bad, because some people had some beautiful places and …
Jo-Ann Lemaire, a tenant who pays a small monthly rent to stay on the Big River Management Area
Jo-Ann Lemaire talks about her husband Frank outside the old gray house. The summer wind swirls her hair as she remembers his feelings about the reservoir project
One Less Worry podcast
Nellie Gaye, who was homeless and hungry as a child in her native Liberia, discusses establishing the One Less Worry program, which provides free food to people in need. The program is based at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Providence. @GWayneMiller #podcast for @projo. Story, photos and video at pro…
MAPPS explained by Mark Lurie podcast
Imagine there was a way to prevent potential pandemics by accurately predicting how they might unfold, which would enable policymakers and medical and public health officials to act to stop them long before reaching crisis stage. Brown University School of Public Health epidemiologist Mark Lurie d…
Suzanne Firstenberg podcast
The more than 3,000 Rhode Islanders lost to COVID were memorialized Saturday with a display of thousands of white flags on the State House lawn and a ceremony that opened a week during which the flags will remain in place. The display was created by artist Suzanne Firstenberg, who explains its purp…
Jim McDonald leaves podcast
Interim state Health Department director Dr. James McDonald is resigning. In this interview, he explains his reasons. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo - story at providencejounal.com
Nicole Alexander Scott at Brown podcast
Speaking at a forum during Brown University’s commencement weekend, former state Health Department director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott discussed health equity, the COVID-19 pandemic, her admiration for former Gov. Gina Raimondo and her staff, and the leadership qualities she says are needed to head…
Mary Marran podcast
Mary Marran, president and COO of Butler Hospital, discusses the crisis in the state’s behavioral health care and disabilities systems and a path toward reform. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo Story at The Providence Journal