We speak with writer Kris Frieswick about her forthcoming article about the office of lieutenant governor in this Sunday's Boston Globe Magazine: 'Do we really need a lieutenant governor? Several states say no. Should Massachusetts be next?'
President Barack Obama will meet with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today. The president opposes Arizona's controversial immigration law, but sentiment may be growing to support the kind of harsh anti-immigrant legislation seen in Arizona.
This month, our friends at Serious Eats are kicking off a new series, in which they look at the most emblematic foods from all fifty of our United States. Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats, talks with us about the Northeast edition.
We're holding Mother Nature responsible for this week's nominations. In partnership with The Week magazine, we find that it was a good week for an uninhabited island in the Bay of Bengal and a bad week for Rhode Island basements.
Eight states are implementing a radical new program in high schools next year that will allow students to graduate early and enter into two-year community colleges, if they pass the right tests. But are students mature enough to handle the pressure?
So, why does it seem to be the explosive of choice for these terrorists? To help explain this is Jimmie Oxley, a professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, whose specialty is explosives.
The Obama administration wants a comprehensive policy for managing our oceans, to better coordinate fishing, shipping and offshore energy while improving ocean ecosystems. Host Jeff Young talks with fishermen and offshore wind developers trying to share s
A guy in San Francisco watching events unfold in Watertown, MA a week ago posted an intriguing scenario on Facebook: "What if the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had ended with a drone strike?" The post then went viral...in Pakistan.
The Tsarnaev family has blamed the radicalization of their son, Tamerlan, on a Muslim convert called "Misha." Journalist Christian Caryl tracked down a man he believes is Misha to his home in Rhode Island Sunday, and found him an unlikely Svengali.
Two governors want the federal government to "down-schedule" marijuana as a drug with approved medical uses. But the Health and Human Services administration is resisting. Opponents of down-scheduling say there are marijuana-based medications already on the market that are safe and effective.
Rhode Island is one of the most religious states in the country, heavily Catholic. So when a teenager protested the prayer that stands in her public school's gym, she knew it wouldn't be popular. But since a court ruled it must be taken down, she's received death threats and been called evil by elected officials.
A new phenomenon, called “Cash Mobs,” is spreading across the country, changing the way people view local businesses. Similar to flash mobs, Cash Mobs organize customers to spend money at struggling locally owned businesses to support their community.