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Female-Fronted Power Pop Band The Callouts Decodes their Cryptic Lyrics and Band Chemistry

When I first noticed the high-octane energy of The Callouts and their undeniable attitude, I knew they were something special. The intricate guitar articulations layered with the spunky vocals and driving drumbeat are a force to be reckoned with. The Callouts is led by badass vocalist extraordinaire Missa Hills. She’s supported by shredding guitarists Andrew […]

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The Top Ten Things I’ve Learned from Going Digital: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Zoom

Now that we’re careening toward the one-year anniversary of all us having to learn that our faces look best when a ring of light is aimed at them, I thought it might be a good time to take stock and figure out what exactly I’ve learned and which mistakes I’ve made when it comes to […]

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Bills That Address the Pandemic Passed Out of Committee: Health and Human Services holds first 2021 meeting

The Rhode Island Senate Committee on Health and Human Services passed three bills out of committee on Thursday night in its first meeting of the year. The bills would extend coverage of telemedicine and provide coverage for it under RI Medicaid and enshrine certain ACA consumer protections and varying health insurance premium rates based on […]

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Stay Positive and Test Negative: LG Dan McKee takes questions from the press

Lieutenant Governor and soon-to-be-Governor Dan McKee held his first official press event today, the first one since he became a governor-in-waiting where he was the star of the show. The setting was unusual for a group accustomed to “big” city politics in Providence, a Chelo’s over by the airport in Warwick, chosen for its small […]

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Ready for Reform: The progressives challenging State House leadership — an interview with Senator Sam Bell

“Rhode Islanders are now standing up, running for office and fighting for the values that we’ve always had.” This is what State Senator Sam Bell believes underlies the wave of progressive wins for GeneralAssembly seats we saw this year in Rhode Island – a wave that has threatened the power of Senate Leadership, what Bell […]

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One Day at a Time: Substance use spikes as the pandemic wears on

For those suffering from substance-use disorders, staying sober is a marathon. The last year was a perfect storm of external assaults on everyone to one degree or another. The traditional roadblocks to overcoming addiction — economic insecurity, inadequate healthcare, lack of emotional connection and the troubles of social isolation — all were exacerbated by COVID-19 […]

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