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  • History of the Slave Trade
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    History of the Slave Trade

    Settled in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, was the largest slave trade port in North America. Keith Stokes, vice president of the 1696 Heritage Group and a descendant of slaves in Newport, talked about the life…

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  • Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Coronavirus News Conference
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    Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Coronavirus News Conference

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) and her husband Andy Moffit answered students' questions on the coronavirus pandemic. The governor said she expects grade school classes to resume in the…

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  • Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Coronavirus News Conference
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    Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Coronavirus News Conference

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) said the state was “doing well” under the stay-at-home order but warned that the coronavirus peak would hit around May 3. The governor was speaking at a news…

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  • New York Gov Cuomo and Other Governors Announce Coordinated Reopening Effort
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    New York Governor Cuomo and Other Governors Coronavirus News Conference

    New York Governor Cuomo hosted a conference call with a regional states working group with to coordinate re-opening plans. Governors Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Phil Murphy of New Jersey,…

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  • Governor Raimondo Warns of Widespread Community Transmission of Coronavirus
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    Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Coronavirus News Conference

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) held a briefing on the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The governor talked about the increased testing capacity, the extension of closures for all non-essential businesses…

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  • Rhode Island State of the State Address
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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) delivered her state of the state address to a joint session of the general assembly in Providence. During her speech, she spoke on several topics,…

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  • Rhode Island State of the State Address
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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) delivered her annual State of the State address to lawmakers in Providence. She announced an additional $30 million dollars in K-12 education funding. She…

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  • Rhode Island Senate Debate
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    Rhode Island Senate Debate

    Candidates in Rhode Island’s Senate race, incumbent Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Robert Flanders (R) took part in a debate. Topics included Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme…

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  • Washington Journal Ken Wagner Discusses Education Issues in Rhode Island
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    Ken Wagner on Education Issues in Rhode Island

    Rhode Island Department of Education commissioner Ken Wagner discussed the top education issues facing Rhode Island. This interview was part of our 50 Capitals Tour.

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  • Rhode Island Gubernatorial Debate
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    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Debate

    Rhode Island gubernatorial candidates, incumbent Governor Gina Raimondo (D), Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R), and Joe Trillo (I) met for a debate in Bristol.

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  • The Breakers and the Gilded Age
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    The Breakers and the Gilded Age

    During the Gilded Age, Newport, Rhode Island, became the summer home to many of the country’s most wealthy, including the Vanderbilts. The Preservation Society of Newport County CEO Trudy Coxe described the…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour in Newport Rhode Island
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Newport, Rhode Island

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) visited Newport, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. 

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  • Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo Delivers State of the State Address
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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) delivered her fourth State of the State addresss. She outlined several of her proposals including a $1 billion investment in school construction, a…

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  • Battle of Rhode Island Artifacts
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    Battle of Rhode Island Artifacts

    Newport Historical Society visiting curator Taylor Stoermer highlighted items in the society’s collection relating to the Battle of Rhode Island. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

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  • Eisenhower House
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    Eisenhower House

    In 1958 and 1960, President Eisenhower used the Fort Adams Commandants House as his "Summer White House". Tour Guide Michael Pine toured the home and director of Visitor Services Robert McCormack discussed…

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  • Life and Legacy of Ida Lewis
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    Life and Legacy of Ida Lewis

    Ida Lewis was a famous lighthouse keeper at Newport Harbor. Documentarian and Johnson and Wales professor Marian Gagnon explained how Lewis saved lives and became a nationally known figure during her time…

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  • Naval War College in Newport
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    Naval War College in Newport

    Naval War College History professor David Kohnen talked about the origins of the school and how it’s helped build America’s navy. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017…

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  • Touro Synagogue
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    Touro Synagogue

    The Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the country. Tour guide Karen Flippo talked about the building’s history which spans five centuries. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

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  • Battle of Rhode Island
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    Battle of Rhode Island

    Newport Historical Society’s Taylor Stoermer discussed the Battle of Rhode Island and the impact it had on the state and New England. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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  • American History TV in Newport Rhode Island
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    American History TV in Newport, Rhode Island

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Newport, Rhode Island, from October 21-27, to feature the history and literary life of the…

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