Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Lively Experiment, week of August 26 - 28, 2016

Diana Koelsch - Moderator
Ed Achorn – Editor, The Providence Journal Editorial Page
Pat Ford – Chairman, Libertarian Party of Rhode Island
Wendy Schiller – Political Science Professor, Brown University
Peter Wells – Editor, Providence American  

  • Local Races 
    • 27 Primaries for GA seats, 18 with incumbents (36 percent are running unopposed)
    • Compared to 2014 when 43 percent went uncontested 
    • Libertarian candidates and who they are challenging 
  • 38 Studios 
    • The Providence Journal seeking criminal investigation records 
    • WellsFargo, Barclays Capital settlement 
  • Kennedy Plaza issues and panhandlers 
    • Albuquerque model is interesting but would it work
    • Much larger issue: Brookings Report found Providence had the fifth largest income gap in the country in 2014 
  • Extension for RI tourism campaign 

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

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