The Aristocats on State of the State

State of the State: Aristocats, Reconfigured

By John Carlevale | November 28, 2021 |

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.

Darlene D'Arezzo and Clement Cicilline on State of the State

State of the State: Mental Health Issues and Concerns

By Darlene D'Arezzo | November 21, 2021 |

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.

A water drop and ripples

This may be the lyric that marks the turning of the tide.

By Justin Katz | November 20, 2021 |

“Am I the only one who quit singing along, Every time they play a Springsteen song.”     Hat tip Lara Logan.

Mike Stenhouse and Justin Katz on In the Dugout

Talking Fidget Spinners In the Dugout

By Justin Katz | November 19, 2021 |

Mike Stenhouse and Justin Katz talk discuss the state’s use of fidget spinners to draw Rhode Island children toward vaccination.

Darlene D'Arezzo and Nadia Archambault on State of the State

State of the State: Marijuana Versus CBD: Uses, Effects, and Cautions

By Darlene D'Arezzo | November 14, 2021 |

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.

A water drop and ripples

Boston Globe plays the straight man for SNL.

By Justin Katz | November 9, 2021 |

I have to admit that I found Kenneth Singletary’s write-up for the Boston Globe about a Saturday Night Live skit involving Rhode Island to be more humorous than the skit itself: Singletary plays the straight man (that’s a comedy term, for the woke out there) with his straight-news report: Strong looks worried. The newscast continues.…

Cortez Rice talks about doxing Rittenhouse jurors

Clarity about who genuinely cares about justice is important.

By Justin Katz | November 9, 2021 |

Yeah, social media is the land of wacky statements, but when themes emerge, they’re worth considering.  One theme that has emerged as the prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse falls apart is threats that he’d be safer in jail than on the street or that the jury better find him guilty no matter what. The most prominent…

Mike Tuttle in Newport

State of the State: The Newport Cliff Walk

By Mike Tuttle | November 7, 2021 |

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.

Governor Dan McKee and Sgt. Pete Philomena

McKee’s administration has no patience for people whose jobs the governor destroyed.

By Justin Katz | November 2, 2021 |

For weeks, John DePetro and I have been discussing Democrat Governor Dan McKee’s response (or lack thereof) to the protesters upset that they’ve lost their jobs based on a mandate for healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 that he implemented, and they had their closest interaction yet over the weekend. What strikes me, in…

A water drop and ripples

Bonhoeffer’s theory of stupidity may explain our current predicament.

By Justin Katz | November 1, 2021 |

This whiteboard video describing Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s explanation of how stupidity was to blame for the rise of Nazis in Germany seems highly relevant to our current experience.

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