In Depth

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Defining Problem (and Opportunity) of RI

By Justin Katz | January 25, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz find evidence of the missing ingredient in RI politics everywhere.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: When Czars and Chiefs Become Politicians

By Justin Katz | January 16, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the dislodged line between politics and administration in Rhode Island government.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: RI as Narrative Machine

By Justin Katz | January 9, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz pick apart the false image the establishment presents of the Ocean State.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Interesting (Maybe Dark) Times in RI

By Justin Katz | January 4, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz consider the year ahead for Rhode Island.

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Who Can Claim Cooperation as a Core Value

By Justin Katz | December 29, 2022 |

Whether Western Civilization is fundamentally build on a principle of cooperation is a fundamental philosophical dividing line in our current politics.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Establishment Back in Control

By Justin Katz | December 27, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz note the return of the RI establishment’s confidence and evidence that its underlying approach remains flawed.

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State of the State: Economic Trends and Expectations

By Richard August | December 26, 2022 |

Host Richard August brings viewers up to speed on the economy in an interview with investment advisor Derek Amey.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Tricky Positions for Top Pols

By Justin Katz | December 19, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the contribution of politicians and the media to the most pressing issues of the day.

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Ninety Million “Super” Contradictions to RI Officials’ Statements about Homelessness

By Monique Chartier | December 18, 2022 |

Addressing homelessness requires tracing the economic causes to their roots, including (for example) money provided to politically connected projects like the Superman Building rehab.

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State of the State: Rowley’s View of Current Politics

By Richard August | December 18, 2022 |

Host Richard August catches up with Travis Rowley on the world of politics.