Rhode Island Report

The Boston Globe

A weekly podcast from The Boston Globe on what’s bubbling in Rhode Island news. In-depth interviews with newsmakers, perspective and analysis from Globe Rhode Island reporters, and intimate conversations with community members across the state.

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Our Editor's Take

The Rhode Island Report podcast examines the smallest state's biggest news stories. Host Edward Fitzpatrick interviews expert guests about the Ocean State. Topics on the show range from political to mental health issues.

With his signature Rhode Island attitude-and accent-Fitzpatrick is an ideal host. He is a native Rhode Islander and has decades of experience covering the state. The Boston Globe writer's conversational interviewing style is informal but respectful. The show covers local news stories in each episode. It also explores global news from a local perspective.

The show features interviews with Rhode Island natives. Some are political figures like state House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi. Other local guests come from all kinds of backgrounds. They include business owners, teachers, and community leaders. Fitzpatrick also brings on fellow Boston Globe reporters to discuss stories. Together, these interviews show the state's rich history and culture.

Each episode offers a deeper understanding of important local issues. Some guests share feel-good stories of triumph over adversity. Others reveal challenges the community faces. Fitzpatrick's curated stories expose what Rhode Island life is about and the state's rich history and culture.

The host connects with stories on the podcast as a Rhode Islander himself. Fitzpatrick attended Syracuse University for political science and journalism. His reporting skills should come as no surprise to listeners. Before starting this podcast, he was a columnist for The Providence Journal for 16 years. He also taught journalism and directed media at Roger Williams University.

For those living in Rhode Island or who have moved away, this podcast is a great way to stay connected. Listeners of the show enjoy Fitzpatrick's genuine approach to Rhode Island news. The interview format of the show is a refreshing and unique way to keep the community informed. The Rhode Island Report is a podcast made by locals for locals. New episodes come out weekly.

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