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    1772 Gaspee Affair

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talked about the Gaspee Affair, an event from June 9, 1772, in which Rhode Islanders fought against the British in the lead-up to the American Revolution.

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    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Inauguration

    Gina Raimondo (D) was sworn in as governor of Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo is Rhode Island’s first female Governor. In her inaugural address, she argued for an economic rebuild that…

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    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Debate

    State Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D), Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R), and Robert Healy (Moderate), candidates in Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race, met in a debate at the Providence Performing…

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    Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence

    History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as its founder Roger Williams. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs)…

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    The Prince of Providence

    Author Mike Stanton talked about his book, The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America’s Most Notorious Mayor in which he argues that Buddy Cianci was a political genius in the mold…

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    Raymond Patriarca and the Providence Mob

    Arlene Violet talked about Rhode Island’s mob history as well as mob don Raymond Patriarca, his rise to becoming a crime boss, his multiple arrests, his death and the role organized crime plays in…

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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Governor Lincoln Chafee delivered his annual state of the state address to the state legislature, laying out a budget plan that included no new taxes but investments in education and…

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    The Rhode Island Statehouse

    Ralph Mollis and Stephen Hourahan talked about the history of the Rhode Island State House, including the artwork located in the State Room, the interesting characters who have served in the building, and…

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    Rhode Island Historical Society Library Collections

    Rhode Island Historical Society Executive Director C. Morgan Grefe toured the society library’s special collections, which included volumes by and related to Roger Williams, and books printed in 18th and…

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    John Hay Library Special Collections

    Holly Snyder talked about some of the items housed in the special collections at Brown University’s John Hay Library, including Abraham Lincoln’s manuscript for Meditation on the Divine Will, poems by…

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    On Virtues

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talks about his book, On Virtues: Quotations and Insight to Live a Full, Honorable, and Truly American Life, a collection of quotations that “speaks to the forms and principles of…

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    Providence Athenaeum

    Executive Director Alison Maxell talked about the Providence Athenaeum, an independent, member-supported library and cultural center. The goal of the Athenaeum is to welcome and enrich the educational and cultural…

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    American History TV in Providence, Rhode Island

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. These are the…

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    Book TV in Providence, Rhode Island

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. These are the…

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    Rhode Island 1st Congressional District Debate

    Candidates for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, Representative David Cicilline (D), Brendan Doherty (R), and David Vogel (I), debated various campaign issues. This debate was held…

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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Governor Lincoln Chafee gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the State Legislature.

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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Governor Lincoln Chafee gave his annual state of Rhode Island address.

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    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Debate

    Rhode Island gubernatorial candidates Frank Caprio (D), John Robitaille (R), Lincoln Chafee (I) Ronald Algieri (I), Kenneth Block (M), Todd Giroux (I), and Joseph M. Lusi (I) debated…

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    Mike Castle Concession Speech

    Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) addressed supporters following his primary defeat.

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    Rhode Island House Democratic Primary Debate

    Democratic candidates for Rhode Island’s first congressional district David Cicilline, Anthony Gemma, Bill Lynch, and David Segal, debated various issues. The primary would be September 14,…

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