State of the State
After two years of not performing music due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the death of band member Nat Piccirilli, the Aristocats have regrouped and reconfigured.
J. Clement “Bud” Cicilline, former CEO of Newport County Mental Health Center, joins host Darlene D’Arezzo to discuss major issues and concerns facing mental health practice today.
PhD pharmacist Nadia Archambault joins host Darlene D’Arezzo to discuss the differences between marijuana and CBD, their uses, and their effects on the human condition and development. She is very candid when she shares her concerns and offers cautions about use, drug source, and more.
Mike Tuttle, a member of the State of the State production team, shares this episode of his own show, Tuttle’s Travels. During this episode, he takes us to the Newport Cliff Walk and shares with us the beautiful adjacent scenery and bits of Newport history and facts pertaining to the vistas.
John and Justin review various ways state and local government and officials raise doubts that the public they serve is their central focus.
State Representative Brian Newberry, (R; Burrillville, North Smithfield) joins Richard August to discuss a wide range of legislation and concerns including but not limited to civics and Black history to be taught in RI schools; behind the scene political power struggle; immigration; need for affordable housing; growing state budget; proposed hospital merger and more. Regarding public school curriculum, Newberry encourages parents to become more involved in what is being taught to their children.
Allen Waters tells host Richard August about his campaign for U.S. Congress. He discusses some of the issues which are important to him, to the people and to this nation.
Beth Leconte, Director of R.I.’s chapter of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) talks with host John Carlevale.
Mitchell Kaplan joins John Carlevale to discuss his musical, artistic, and educational activities.
Mike Stenhouse and Richard August discuss the turf battles surrounding money the federal government gave to Rhode Island for recovery from the pandemic.