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Five Questions With Nina Pande

Nina Pande | Executive director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future 1. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is partnering with the state on its new workforce-training...
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Five Questions With: Paul Harden

Paul Harden | Newport area regional director, Rhode Island Small Business Development Center 1. Why did the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center create...

Five Questions With Bishop Jeffery Williams

Bishop Jeffery Williams | Member, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s African American Ambassador Group 1. What is the African American Ambassador Group? It is a...
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Five Questions With Patricia Raub

Patricia Raub | Coordinator, Rhode Island Transit Riders 1. What is your concern about the Providence bus hub plan? The R.I. Department of Transportation proposes...
5Q: Beth Bixby
CEO, Tides Family Services Inc. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Beth Bixby

Can you explain what role Tides Family Services plays in Rhode Island? Tides Family provides community-based programs designed to service aged 6-21 throughout...
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Five Questions With Emily Oster

Emily Oster | Economics professor, Brown University 1. You recently launched a website with a medical professor at Harvard Medical School called COVID Explained. What...

Five Questions With Harold M. Metts

1. What would the Fair Chance bill you sponsored – which would create more opportunity for convicted felons to find employment on their release...
Dr. Ira Wilson / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With Dr. Ira Wilson 

5Q: Dr. Ira Wilson| Chair, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health 1. From a public health standpoint, what...
Rick Simone / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions with: Rick Simone

Rick Simone | Founder, Ocean State Coalition; executive director, Federal Hill Commerce Association 1. What exactly is the Ocean State Coalition and how and why...
John Goncalves /  Courtesy John Goncalves

Five Questions With: John Goncalves, Providence city councilman

1. How has your professional background prepared you for the new role as councilman representing Ward 1 in Providence, which includes Fox Point? First,...

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