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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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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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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Herding the Insiders

By Justin Katz | December 12, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss several ways insider Democrats (especially McKee) are finding themselves herded by their constituencies.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Dark Clouds Coming

By Justin Katz | November 28, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz take stock of Rhode Island in the aftermath of the election.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Election Eve

By Justin Katz | November 7, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz check in on the state of play the day before the election.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: RI Politics’ Scary and Nasty Turn

By Justin Katz | October 31, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz check the state of play a week out from Election Day.

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State of the State: Ashley Kalus for Governor

By Richard August | October 30, 2022 |

Host Richard August interviews Republican Ashley Kalus about her run for governor.