Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Lively Experiment, Thursday 12/31/09 and Sunday, 1/3/10

Happy New Year from the host, panelists, staff, and producers of A Lively Experiment! Thanks to all of the guests who appeared on the show in 2009.

State administration and legislators, as well as each of our 39 cities and towns, face many unresolved fiscal challenges. With important local races, a wide open field for all state offices and the General Assembly, and challengers vying for the two U.S. Congressional seats - all coming up this year - we look forward to an invigorating year of discussion and debate in 2010!

But for this last program of 2009, we take a look back:


JIM HAGAN – Moderator
MAUREEN MOAKLEY – Political science professor, URI
IAN DONNIS – Political reporter, WRNI radio
DENISE AIKEN – Former state representative (D); attorney, RI Legal Services
JIM HUMMEL – Founder/editor, The Hummel Report


Biggest Winner of 2009
Biggest Loser of 2009
Top National Story of 2009
Top Local Story of 2009
Best Political Moment of 2009
Worst Political Moment of 2009
Only in RI Moment of 2009
Outrage of the Year
People to Watch in 2010


A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Thursdays at 7 PM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 PM on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1).

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