Lisa Ranglin, President & CEO of RI Black Business Association, Talks Concerns About Minority Business State Contracts; Chris Abhumlime Responds
Lisa Ranglin, President & CEO of RI Black Business Association joins the show to discuss why she co-authored a letter that claims Governor McKee is not adequately distributing state contracts and development opportunities to minority businesses. Chris Abhumlime responds.
McKee Administration Responds To Criticism That They Aren't Meeting Requisite Diversity in State Contracts
Rev. Dr. Chris Abhulime, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor McKee, responds to a joint letter from RI Black Business Association and Lawyers for Civil Rights claiming that the administration has not met requisite diversity percentages for state contracts.
Is That Billionaire Actually Buying McCoy Stadium?
Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien joins the show to discuss the latest on billionaire Stefan Soloviev's effort to purchase McCoy Stadium, which is currently slated to be demolished and its site used for the new Pawtucket Hight School. Grebien also discusses the latest details on the Tidewater soccer sta…
What Has Steve Smith Been Up To? Getting His Likeness on a Beer Can, To Start
Legendary Rhode Island musician Steve Smith joins the show to discuss his image being used on a Narragansett beer can and other endeavors .
A Contractor Has Been Secured to Develop a Housing Plan for Rhode Island
Rhode Island Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor joins the show to discuss Abt Associates, who Governor McKee has selected to develop a housing plan for Rhode Island.
Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan Describes His Heated Exchange with a Panhandler
Following a WPRI story that shows Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan engaged in a heated exchange with a panhandler, the mayor joins the show to describe the interaction and a proposed ordinance that seeks to curb panhandling.
The FDA Says a Key Ingredient in Cold Medicine Doesn't Work. What You Need to Know
URI College of Pharmacy's Brett Feret joins the show to discuss this week's FDA report that says that the key ingredient in over-the-counter cold medicine does not work.
Governor McKee Tornado Warning Update
Governor McKee provides an update on today's severe weather
A Brawl Between Police and a Wedding Party in Newport Got Ugly - The Newport Buzz's Christian Winthrop Discusses
Ugly video of a brawl between members of a wedding party and Newport Police have been circulating in media. Several members of the wedding party have been charged with crimes, while Newport's Mayor says that the use of force by police ought to be investigated. Christian Winthrop, Publisher of The…
RI EMA Director Marc Pappas on Storm Preparation and Response
RI EMA Director Marc Pappas joins the show to discuss preparation for severe flooding incidents and response to recent weather events.