Opinion

Primaries -- Should We Hold Them at All?
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

Primaries — Should We Hold Them at All?

I was asked to write about the three primaries I find most interesting. I am not the person to be ...

It's the Economy, Stupid!
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

It’s the Economy, Stupid!

It’s hardly any secret that the Rhode Island economy is in bad shape. In the most recent monthly data from ...

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage
August 6, 2014 2 commentsby

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage

I’ve been lamenting the representation of women playwrights on the American stage since I learned that only 17 percent of ...

The Gubernatorial Races -- A Prediction
August 6, 2014 10 commentsby

The Gubernatorial Races — A Prediction

As we enter the final stretch of the Rhode Island Gubernatorial primary races, we are faced with four viable Democrats ...

2014 Election: In their own Words: Why Isn’t cannabis legal yet?
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

2014 Election: In their own Words: Why Isn’t cannabis legal yet?

RI Governor Todd Giroux (D): I am in favor of legalization of cannabis for adult use. The “let’s wait and see” ...

2014 Election: In their own Words: What will you suggest to make the city/state more hospitable to artists?
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

2014 Election: In their own Words: What will you suggest to make the city/state more hospitable to artists?

RI Governor Todd Giroux (D): I want RI to be the Amsterdam of the East Coast. I want to have the ...

2014 Election: In their own Words: Live/work spaces are sometimes considered crucial for incubating both artists and small businesses. Would you develop any plans to cultivate these spaces in [Providence / Rhode Island]?
August 6, 2014 1 commentby

2014 Election: In their own Words: Live/work spaces are sometimes considered crucial for incubating both artists and small businesses. Would you develop any plans to cultivate these spaces in [Providence / Rhode Island]?

RI Governor   Gina Raimondo (D): Absolutely. We are already home to some great shared spaces and incubators, and as governor ...

2014 Election: In their own Words: If you had to cut funding and had to choose between arts programs in schools, and funding for public art, which would you cut first?
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

2014 Election: In their own Words: If you had to cut funding and had to choose between arts programs in schools, and funding for public art, which would you cut first?

RI Governor Todd Giroux (D): I would enhance school arts programs if it were a choice. The art programs that are ...