In Depth


Politics This Week with John DePetro: A Government Without Gears

By Justin Katz | January 17, 2022 |

John and Justin run through many of the ways in which RI’s civic system is just not functioning.

Richard August and Derek Amey on State of the State

State of the State: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

By Justin Katz | January 16, 2022 |

Host Richard August talks jobs and economics with Derek Amey of StrategicPoint, a wealth management firm.

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Global Conflicts and Local Strategies

By John Loughlin | January 15, 2022 |

John Loughlin talks with Nick Gorham about Rhode Island politics, Frank Gaffney about China in the world, and Dan Schultz on local political strategies.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Woke and the Awakening

By Justin Katz | January 10, 2022 |

John and Justin talk about who is woke, awake, asleep, and awakening in Rhode Island politics.

Harrison Tuttle and Richard August on State of the State

State of the State: Black Lives Matter-RI PAC

By Richard August | January 9, 2022 |

Harrison Tuttle of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island PAC speaks with Richard August about his organization and possible his own possible campaign for office.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: A Little Leadership Would Go a Long Way

By Justin Katz | January 3, 2022 |

John and Justin cover the controversial topics in Rhode Island politics today.

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Imagine If We Were Able to Analyze What’s Really Going on With Inequality!

By Justin Katz | December 31, 2021 |

Rather than focusing on racial differences and calling each other names, we should be working together to spread the wealth around naturally, through our ingenuity and hard work.  All of us would benefit. Oh, well.  Maybe in 2022.

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UPDATED: Finding “Systemic Racism” in Net Worth Disparities

By Justin Katz | December 30, 2021 |

To understand racial differences in wealth, blaming “systemic racism” is a simplistic way to ignore the harm of radical policies.

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Open Letter: Don’t Make Us Choose Between Our State and Our Passions, McKee

By Ben O'Connor | December 29, 2021 |

A local musician asks Governor McKee to find another way to address the pandemic, one that doesn’t force him and others to choose between making a living, living according to their values, and leaving the state that they love.

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RI’s Problem Isn’t COVID as an Illness, but as a Test Result.

By Justin Katz | December 28, 2021 |

NPR caters to the narrative that the unvaccinated are destroying hospitals while the occupant of the White House does his best “to help,” but even a superficial investigation changes the picture fundamentally.

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