Rob Smith

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Baring Our Cupboards: How will proposed changes to food assistance affect Rhode Islanders?
January 8, 2020 No Commentby

Baring Our Cupboards: How will proposed changes to food assistance affect Rhode Islanders?

At the tail end of last year, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank released its hunger facts and figures going ...

Kicking it Off
January 8, 2020 No Commentby

Kicking it Off

Primary season comes to town on January 11 when local organizers and supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders are holding a ...

Get Insured!
November 13, 2019 No Commentby

Get Insured!

This time of year doesn’t just mean insufferable family gatherings and awkward workplace gift swaps. November 1 marked the start ...

ENCORE Deserves Applause: Needle-exchange programs effectively stop disease spread
October 16, 2019 No Commentby

ENCORE Deserves Applause: Needle-exchange programs effectively stop disease spread

Masssachusetts has seen a spike in HIV infection by drug injecting users in the past few years. RI has seen ...

Letting the World Change: Reproductive justice activist Tiara Mack is running for state senate
September 18, 2019 No Commentby

Letting the World Change: Reproductive justice activist Tiara Mack is running for state senate

“Why not here? Why not now?” says Tiara Mack. “We are consistently waiting for the world to change for us ...

Climate Strike
September 4, 2019 No Commentby

Climate Strike

Narragansett Bay has warmed 1.6 degrees Celsius over the last 50 years, and Rhode Island is the first state in ...

Revolution!: An interview with Alex Kithes, Woonsocket city councillor
September 4, 2019 No Commentby

Revolution!: An interview with Alex Kithes, Woonsocket city councillor

“We are in a very unique moment in a city, state, national history,” says Alex Kithes, 26 years old and ...

An Interview with Providence City Council Candidate Monica Huertas
August 20, 2019 No Commentby

An Interview with Providence City Council Candidate Monica Huertas

“I’m living a little bit better, but now it’s a different type of violence, a different type of abuse for ...

The Man Versus the Mythos: How do we deal with Lovecraft's bigotry?
August 14, 2019 No Commentby

The Man Versus the Mythos: How do we deal with Lovecraft’s bigotry?

We need to talk about Howard Phillips Lovecraft. He was enormously sexist and xenophobic, and his bigotry isn’t the subtext ...

Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation
August 14, 2019 No Commentby

Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation

It’s been more than eight months since the police led a raid to steamroll the Foxy Lady, and the Christmas ...