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Author: Bill Bartholomew

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A different look at politics and culture, with Bill Bartholomew.  Providence, RI-based news, talk and conversations. 

589 Episodes
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Dodge, founder/president, Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation, Delta Dental's President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Perroni and Delta Dental's Vice President of Communications and External Affairs Michelle Muscatello and  for a discussion on Mission of Mercy which provides oral healthcare to Rhode Islanders in need. Support the show
Rhode Island Representative Lauren Carson joins Bill Bartholomew for a discussion about the impact short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO have on the state's ongoing housing crisis and how a legislative commission that she spearheaded could tackle those issues. Support the show
On the morning that the Mckee administration announced that the Independent Man statue is being temporarily removed for urgent repair, Bill Bartholomew wonders why climate change isn't being discussed as a root cause. Support the show
BH Link Director Joe Ash joins the show to discuss the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Support the show
Bill Bartholomew welcomes CCA Health Rhode Island senior vice president and general manager Corey McCarty and Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island executive director Meg Grady for a conversation about their new partnership and how healthy foods serve as a foundation for positive social health determinants.  Inside Public Health is presented by CCA Health Rhode Island. Support the show
Corey Jones, Chair of Time to Run and Time to Advocate seeks to deliver civic education in an effort to close gaps in electoral politics. Support the show
While this year's event faced criticism from members of the Providence community, there were also some interesting positive developments.  With significant rain cancelling a good chunk of the festival it is difficult to truly measure how the "new" iteration of the event would actually be received, but Bill Bartholomew notes that a compromise of sorts ought to be considered for next year's edition.Support the show
With so much anecdotal evidence of a current Covid surge, Dr. Philip Chan joins the show to offer his thoughts on how to best manage the moment. Support the show
Bill Bartholomew sits down withBill Bartholomew sits down with John McCauley + Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick for a conversation about their excellent new record Emotional Contracts, making music in the Covid era, Rhode Island's congressional election, Newport Folk and much more. Support the show
Bill Bartholomew breaks down former White House aide Gabe Amo's victory in Rhode Island's First Congressional District. Support the show
Bill Bartholomew asks three questions that could shape the results of todays Congressional district 1 Democratic primary election. Support the show
Boston Globe columnist Dan McGowan and Bill Bartholomew break down the Rhode Island Congressional district 1 Democratic primary. Support the show
Latino Public Radio's Reynaldo Almonte offers his thoughts on the Rhode Island Congressional district 1 Democratic primary. Support the show
With Don Carlson dropping out of the Congressional race, anyone who voted for him in early voting has now lost their opportunity to cast a meaningful ballot in the race.  This races questions about the early voting process and makes a strong case for the implementation of ranked choice voting. Support the show
Paul Cronin, Chief Executive Officer at i3 Broadband discusses his firm's efforts to provide free broadband to Rhode Island's Veterans Home. Support the show
Brown University Sociologist Michael D. Kennedy has been closely following the CD1 race and offers his analysis on the Democratic primary. Support the show
Providence Arts, Culture and Tourism Director and actor Joe Wilson, Jr. joins Bill Bartholomew to discuss his new role in city government, this year's PVDFest, building the city's arts community and more. Support the show
A debate with candidates running in the Democratic primary for Congressional District 1:Gabe AmoStephanie BeauteSandra CanoDon CarlsonJohn GoncalvesSabina MatosAna QuezadaAaron Regunberg Support the show
Kevin McKay, vice president, Rhode Island market strategy, CCA Health Rhode Island joins the show to discuss working through Medicaid redetermination and renewal.  Inside Public Health is presented by CCA Health Rhode Island.Learn more at  Support the show
Bill Bartholomew sat down with Nashville's Jamie Wyatt right after her set at Newport Folk 2023 Support the show
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