Interviews

Interview with RI’s Education Commissioner

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2010 |

Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Gist has reworked her office space. The unguided visitor would surely pass her desk by, thinking it that of a secretary — although a secretary to whom it would not be clear, because she has knocked down the wall to the large corner office and transformed…

A Fireside Chat with Dan

By Justin Katz | August 6, 2009 |

Alright, there wasn’t really a fire, but since we’re talking radio, I like to imagine that there was one. Dan Yorke and I had that sort of conversation, yesterday, on 630AM/99.7FM WPRO. Those who missed it or who would like to revisit something (for kind or scurrilous reasons) can stream the whole segment (about an…

Sitting Down with the Treasurer

By Justin Katz | January 21, 2009 |

RI General Treasurer Frank Caprio invited Anchor Rising for a sit-down chat in his office last night, centering on pension issues, but touching on various other matters. In general, I think the four of us in attendance were reasonably impressed with the treasurer’s explanations for economic policies and his knowledge of political history in Rhode…

Rescuing Providence, Rescuing Everywhere

By Carroll Andrew Morse | February 7, 2008 |

Throughout his book Rescuing Providence chronicling an emergency medical services shift in the city of Providence, Lt. Michael Morse never shies away from offering social commentary relevant to the calls that he and his partners Mike and Renato answer. Here’s an example, from page 69…The Charlesgate apartments are another high-rise. Elderly residents are still the…

Meet Jonathan Wheeler, Candidate For State Representative, District 22

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 26, 2007 |

This Tuesday, there will be a special election in House District 22 (Warwick) to fill the seat of former state Representative Peter Ginaitt, who resigned at the end of the 2007 session. Running as a Republican in the race is Jonathan Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler has juxtaposed at his campaign website a set of numbers he…

Mitt Romney on Social Issues

By Carroll Andrew Morse | January 29, 2007 |

I know. I’m not supposed to be posting anything on the 2008 Presidential campaign before June. However, I’m adding a codicil to my New Year’s resolution: I can make an exception when able to present primary-source material about a Presidential candidate (or someone with a Presidential exploratory committee) that adds to a discussion area already…

Lt. Governor Interview: Kerry King

By Don Roach | August 16, 2006 |

Anchor Rising: What, in your opinion, is the purpose of the Lt. Governor? How well do you believe the current Lt. Governor has fulfilled this role? Kerry King: The Lieutenant Governor’s Office is what you make out of it. Constitutionally, the lieutenant governor has advisory role responsibilities related to health care, small business development, and…

Interview: Dan Harrop, Republican Candidate for Mayor of Providence

By Justin Katz | August 15, 2006 |

Anchor Rising recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Dan Harrop — Republican candidate for mayor of Providence — about his candidacy and matters of political philosophy arising from his unique personal standing. Anchor Rising: On your Web site, you list several problems that you intend to remedy as mayor. Is there a specific image…

The Real Life Disrupted When the Government Claimed Her Home, Part 2

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 1, 2006 | Comments Off on The Real Life Disrupted When the Government Claimed Her Home, Part 2

Most of us have been lucky enough to learn about the increasingly broad of the use of eminent domain from reading about it in the newspaper. Susette Kelo did not have that luxury. Here, Ms. Kelo continues the story of how she learned of the government’s broad view of eminent domain from a series of…

The Real Life Disrupted When the Government Claimed Her Home, Part 1

By Carroll Andrew Morse | July 26, 2006 |

At the Northeast Conservative Conference of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies held this past weekend, Susette Kelo told the story of the government seizure of her home so that the land could be given to a private developer. Eventually the United States Supreme Court ruled that transferring private property from one owner to another…

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