The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com)

The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com)

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“Rhode Island’s Podcast of Record!”“The Gold Standard of Rhode Island Podcasts” - The Boston Globe


Providence City Council President Sabina Matos
Jul 7 • 38 min
Bill Bartholomew welcomes back Providence City Council President Sabina Matos for another round on The BTOWN Pod. The pair discuss social justice rallies, C19, budget issues, Providence Plantations/Columbus statue removals, fireworks, defunding the police…
Gen Z: We Want To Live Co-Founders / Co-Visionaries Jaychele Nicole + Isabella James
Jun 30 • 33 min
Bill Bartholomew speaks with Rhode Island-based youth activists and organizers behind Gen Z: We Want To Live Jaychele Nicole and Isabella James. Discover The Bartholomewtown Podcast on your favorite social media chanels Support: patreon.com/bartholomewtown
Ray Watson (Two Hawks) CEO/Founder Providence Cultural Equity Initiative
Jun 26 • 33 min
BB and Ray Watson discuss the current affairs of the globe, real Rhode Island history, systemic oppression, fake leadership and they each correlate. Support BTOWN: patreon.com/bartholomewtown IG @bartholomewtownpodcast Twitter @BillBartholomew
Congressman David Cicilline
Jun 23 • 23 min
Congressman David Cicilline joins Bill Bartholomew for his second appearance on The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com) for a discussion on the current events in the U.S. and the specific impact and response in Rhode Island.
Juneteenth RI’s Helen Baskerville Dukes and Lisa Scorpio
Jun 19 • 21 min
Juneteenth RI’s Helen Baskerville Dukes and Lisa Scorpio
Representative Anastasia P. Williams
Jun 16 • 47 min
Representative Anastasia P. Williams Search “Bartholomewtown” on social channels for frontline reporting. Like what you hear? Leave a rating a review wherever you’re listening! Donate: venmo @billbartholomew or PayPal.me/billbartholomew Interested in…
Rep Marcia Ranglin-Vassell on The Removal of “and Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s Official Name
Jun 12 • 25 min
Rep Marcia Ranglin-Vassell on The Removal of “and Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s Official Name
Providence’s Digital PRIDE Exhibit, w/ PVD Councilor Rachel Miller, PVD Council Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Kepner + PVD City Archives Shaina Weintraub
Jun 9 • 26 min
Providence’s Digital PRIDE Exhibit, w/ PVD Councilor Rachel Miller, PVD Council Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Kepner + PVD City Archives Shaina Weintraub
Black Lives Matter Rhode Island’s Brother Gary
Jun 5 • 14 min
Black Lives Matter Rhode Island’s Brother Gary
Nonviolence Institute’s Sal Monteiro + Providence College’s Keith Morton
Jun 2 • 33 min
Nonviolence Institute’s Sal Monteiro + Providence College’s Keith Morton
C19 in RI: Banking During The Crisis, with Navigant Credit Union Executive VP / COO Lisa Dandeneau
Jun 1 • 20 min
C19 in RI: Banking During The Crisis, with Navigant Credit Union Executive VP / COO Lisa Dandeneau
C19 in RI: A Conversation On Equity with Lt. Governor Dan McKee and Dr. Luis Daniel Munoz
May 31 • 19 min
C19 in RI: A Conversation On Equity with Lt. Governor Dan McKee and Dr. Luis Daniel Munoz
RI State Senatorial Candidate Jennifer Rourke Responds to Racist Comments Made to Her During Town Hall Meeting
May 29 • 22 min
RI State Senatorial Candidate Jennifer Rourke Responds to Racist Comments Made to Her During Town Hall Meeting
C19 in RI: Jonathan Acosta (Central Falls City Councilor, candidate, RI Senate District 16
May 28 • 33 min
C19 in RI: Jonathan Acosta (Central Falls City Councilor, candidate, RI Senate District 16
C19 in RI: A Conversation on RI’s General Assembly Reopening, Oversight and Socialism with Representative Mike Chippendale
May 26 • 34 min
C19 in RI: A Conversation on RI’s General Assembly Reopening, Oversight and Socialism with Representative Mike Chippendale
C19 in RI: Restaurant Week (Pt 3) Dante Bellini, Jr. on Restaurant Industry Recovery
May 22 • 36 min
C19 in RI: Restaurant Week (Pt 3) Dante Bellini, Jr on Restaurant Industry Recovery
C19 in RI: Restaurant Week (Pt 2), Galactic Theatre (Warren), Alaina’s (Richmond) + Nolan’s (Providence)
May 21 • 39 min
C19 in RI: Restaurant Week (Pt 2), Galactic Theatre (Warren), Alaina’s (Richmond) + Nolan’s (Providence)
C19 in RI: Restaurant Week (Pt 1) Salvation Cafe (Newport), White Electric (Providence) + Dunkin’ (Bristol County)a
May 19 • 41 min
C19 in RI: Restaurant Week (Pt 1) Salvation Cafe (Newport), White Electric (Providence) + Dunkin’ (Bristol County)
C19 in RI: NAACP Providence President Jim Vincent
May 15 • 23 min
C19 in RI: NAACP Providence President Jim Vincent
C19 in RI: A Positive Community Project in Central Falls High School w/ Special Education Teacher Jordana Ruggeri
May 12 • 17 min
C19 in RI: A Positive Community Project in Central Falls High School w/ Special Education Teacher Jordana Ruggeri
C19 in RI: Indie Media’s Expanding Role in Mainstream News Coverage, with ConvergenceRI’s Richard Asinof
May 11 • 46 min
C19 in RI: Indie Media’s Expanding Role in Mainstream News Coverage, with ConvergenceRI’s Richard Asinof
Brian Mulhern (Broadcaster, Screenwriter, Co-Host: Cat Country Morning Show)
May 8 • 47 min
Brian Mulhern (Broadcaster, Screenwriter, Co-Host Cat Country Morning Show)
C19 in RI: Assessing Gaps in Communication by RI’s Administration with Dorcas International Institute’s Kathy Cloutier + Mike Chea
May 5 • 27 min
C19 in RI: Assessing Gaps in Communication by RI’s Administration with Dorcas International Institute’s Kathy Cloutier + Mike Chea
C19 in RI: Assessing RI’s Music Industry w/ Music Journalist Rob Duguay
May 1 • 22 min
C19 in RI: Assessing RI’s Music Industry w/ Music Journalist Rob Duguay
C19 in RI: Mary Larsen (Wicked Rhody) On Indie Media + Beyond
Apr 28 • 31 min
C19 in RI: Mary Larsen (Wicked Rhody) On Indie Media + Beyond
C19 in RI: Assessing RI’s Restaurant Industry w/ Eat Drink RI’s Dave Dadekian
Apr 24 • 24 min
C1 in RI: Assessing RI’s Restaurant Industry w/ Eat Drink RI’s Dave Dadekian
C19 in RI: RI Treasurer Seth Magaziner
Apr 23 • 16 min
C19 in RI: RI Treasurer Seth Magaziner
C19 in RI: RI Dept of Health’s Dr. James McDonald
Apr 21 • 17 min
C1 in RI: RI Dept of Health’s Dr. James McDonald
C19 in RI: Chatting with Susan Greenhalgh, Accredited Financial Counselor
Apr 19 • 26 min
C19 in RI: Chatting with Susan Greenhalgh, Accredited Financial Counselor (Mind Your Money, LLC)
C19 in RI: RI Pride’s Ken Barber + Ray Sirico
Apr 17 • 11 min
C19 in RI: RI Pride’s Ken Barber + Ray Sirico
C19 in RI: CoVid-19’s Impact On The Census, with John Marion (Common Cause RI)
Apr 14 • 15 min
C19 in RI: CoVid-19’s Impact On The Census, with John Marion (Common Cause RI)
C19 in RI: Local Mobility Advocates Respond to PVD Park Closures, with Safe Streets’ Liza Berkin & Safe on the Road’s Kailtlyn Goodman
Apr 10 • 25 min
C19 in RI: Local Mobility Advocates Respond to PVD Park Closures, with Safe Streets’ Liza Berkin & Safe on the Road’s Kailtlyn Goodman
C19 in RI: Distance Learning + Beyond, Part 2 - Providence Teacher’s Union President Maribeth Calabro
Apr 9 • 20 min
C19 in RI: Distance Learning + Beyond, Part 2 - Providence Teacher’s Union President Maribeth Calabro
C19 in RI: Distance Learning + Beyond, Part 1 - Blackstone Valley Prep’s Dave Jose
Apr 7 • 20 min
C19 in RI: Distance Learning + Beyond, Part 1 - Blackstone Valley Prep’s Dave Jose
BTOWN CLASSICS: R.J. Heim
Apr 3 • 57 min
Take a step back and enjoy this magical conversation with Rhode Island broadcaster R.J. Heim!
C19 in RI: Dr. Pablo Rodriguez
Apr 2 • 14 min
C19 in RI: Dr. Pablo Rodriguez
C19 in RI: RI Nurse + State Senatorial Candidate Lenny Cioe
Apr 1 • 44 min
C19 in RI: RI Nurse + State Senatorial Candidate Lenny Cioe
C19 in RI: Challenges Facing RI’s Homeless Community, with Crossroads RI President + CEO Karen Santilli
Apr 1 • 16 min
C19 in RI: Challenges Facing Homeless Community, with Crossroads RI President + CEO Karen Santilli
C19 in RI: How C19 Is Impacting RI’s Disabled Community, with RAMP President/Founder/CEO Tina Guenette Pedersen
Apr 1 • 13 min
C19 in RI: How C19 Is Impacting RI’s Disabled Community, with RAMP President/Founder/CEO Tina Guenette Pedersen
C19 in RI: State Senator Sam Bell
Mar 31 • 32 min
C19 in RI: State Senator Sam Bell
C19 in RI: Newport Folk + Jazz Festivals Executive Producer Jay Sweet
Mar 31 • 34 min
C19 in RI: Newport Folk + Jazz Festivals Executive Producer Jay Sweet
C19 in RI: Bus Drivers Union President Thomas Cutes
Mar 30 • 11 min
C19 in RI: Bus Drivers Union President Thomas Cutes
C19 in RI: Dr. Luis-Daniel Munoz, M.D.
Mar 27 • 28 min
C19 in RI: Dr. Luis-Daniel Munoz, MD
C19 in RI: Breaking Down The Stimulus, with blumshapiro’s Joseph Feehan
Mar 27 • 20 min
C19 in RI: Breaking Down The Stimulus, with blumshapiro’s Joseph Feehan
C19 in RI: Lt. Governor McKee on Small Businesses, Independent Contractor Relief; Preparing to Step in for Governor Raimondo If Needed
Mar 27 • 17 min
C19 in RI: Lt. Governor McKee on Small Businesses, Independent Contractor Relief; Preparing to Step in for Governor Raimondo If Needed
C19 in RI: Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Elections, Census and Beyond
Mar 26 • 15 min
COVID-19 in RI: Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Elections, Census and Beyond
C19 in RI special report: Seven Stars Bakery owners Tracy and Bill Daugherty talk impact on small business, their mitigation efforts
Mar 24 • 19 min
Bill Bartholomew discusses how COVID-19 is impacting a prominent small business in Rhode Island, Seven Stars Bakery
M. Charles Bakst (retired ProJo Columnist)
Mar 17 • 34 min
Bill Bartholomew speaks with longtime Providence Journal columnist M. Charles Bakst for a discussion about Mr. Bakst’s career, changes in media, misbehavior in Rhode Island politics and much more.
Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung
Mar 13 • 34 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Rhode Island House District 15 Republican candidate Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung for a conversation on why she is entering the General Assembly race in hopes to oppose current HD15 Rep (and Speaker of the House) Nicholas…
Special: Newport mayor Jamie Bova w/ Latest on Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mar 11 • 7 min
Newport mayor Jamie Bova offers her latest position on Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in midst of coronavirus concerns.
Mayor Elorza Discusses “The New Providence”
Mar 10 • 17 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Providence, RI mayor Jorge Elorza for his second appearance on the pod. From his City Hall office, the pair discuss the core tenant of Elorza’s recent State of the City address, his concept of “The New Providence”
Chris Myers (FOX Sports)
Mar 6 • 20 min
Bill Bartholomew speaks with legendary sportscaster Chris Myers, who has become a fixture of sports media in decades of work at ESPN and FOX Sports.
Lenny Cioè (challenging RI Senate President Ruggerio in Democrat primary)
Mar 3 • 36 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Rhode Island Political Cooperative candidate Lenny Cioe, who will primary Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.
Debate Forum: Providence City Council Ward 1 Special Election
Feb 28 • 45 min
On this special edition of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com), Bill Bartholomew welcomes Providence City Council Ward 1special election candidates Anthony Santurri and Nick Cicchitelli for a conversation about Providence’s future.
What is the Blue Economy? With David Hirschman, Host of The Blue Economy Podcast
Feb 25 • 19 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com), Bill Bartholomew sits down with David Hirschman, Host of The Blue Economy Podcast for a discussion on what the blue economy is, what it means for Rhode Island, and what his new podcast series…
RI Roundtable: Travis Escobar, Patricia Morgan and Tom Quinlan
Feb 21 • 60 min
On this new recurring series on The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com) Bill Bartholomew will welcome a variety of Rhode Island politicos, media members, artists and other influencers for freeform discussion and debate. On this edition, Bill welcomes…
Assessing Rhode Island’s challenges via design, with SMMA’s Nick Koulbanis
Feb 18 • 28 min
SMMA is a local architectural design firm with ties to some well-known Rhode Island projects. On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew is joined by SMMA’s Nick Koulbanis for an interesting assessment of some of critical issues…
After Iowa and New Hampshire, with Brown University’s Dr. Wendy Schiller
Feb 14 • 26 min
Bill Bartholomew is once again joined by Brown University Watson Institute Chair Dr. Wendy Schiller for an in-depth look at the current state of affairs and key points to watch for in the 2020 Presidential election. 2020pod on The Bartholomewtown Podcast…
Thomas Giordano (Executive Director, Partnership for Rhode Island)
Feb 11 • 27 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Thomas Giordano, Executive Director of The Partnership For Rhode Island to discuss how the legion of top RI-based CEO’s impacts the state.
RI Roundtable: Solar Farm Sites and Community Challenges, with Rep Mike Chippendale, EcoRI’s Tim Faulkner and Burrillville Land Trust’s Paul Roselli
Feb 7 • 31 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with RI Rep Mike Chippendale, Eco RI environmental reporter Tim Faulkner and Burillville Land Trust’s Paul Roselli for a discussion on the challenges and lack of regulatory procedures surround solar farm installation in the…
Lynzi Deluccia (Multimedia Journalist, WJAR NBC10)
Feb 4 • 31 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Lynzi Deluccia (who recently joined the roster at NBC10) for a conversation about her journey in broadcasting, impressions of Rhode Island, having a similar name to another reporter in market (twice!), future of traditional…
Brian Amaral (Providence Journal)
Jan 30 • 31 min
Bill Bartholomew is joined by Providence Journal reporter Brian Amaral for a discussion on RI politics, future of traditional media, water taxis and much more!
Treasurer Seth Magaziner Talks Divesting RI Pension Funds from Assault Weapons + Private Prisons from RI Pension Funds
Jan 28 • 19 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner at The Rhode Island State House for a conversation following the Treasurer’s announcement that RI will stop investing in manufacturers of assault weapons and operators of…
Bob Walsh (Executive Director, National Education Association Rhode Island)
Jan 24 • 28 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with NEARI Executive Director Bob Walsh for an in-depth conversation on education policy, 2020 Presidential election, Rhode Island politics, Rhode Island progressive alliance “Rhode Island Political Coop” and much more!
Mario Hilario (NBC10 WJAR)
Jan 21 • 24 min
Bill Bartholomew and longtime southern New England news personality, entertainer and Rhode Island community leader Mario Hilario talk about his journey in broadcasting, creativity, charity, managing celebrity and much more.
The Top 19 Episodes of 2019 Part 2!
Jan 3 • 37 min
Bill Bartholomew is joined by Gabriela Rassi, the voice of the pod’s station ID, for part 2 of the countdown of the top 19 episodes of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com) in 2019!
The Top 19 Episodes of 2019 Part 1!
Dec 31, 2019 • 28 min
Bill Bartholomew is joined by Gabriela Rassi, the voice of the pod’s stone ID, for a countdown of the top 19 episodes of The Bartholomewtown Podcast in 2019!
RI Senate President Dominick Ruggerio
Dec 27, 2019 • 19 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio for a n end-of -year conversation at The Rhode Island State House, discussing priorities heading into 2020 and recent economic development projects that mat shape key elements…
The Bartholomewtown Podcast Holiday Special
Dec 24, 2019 • 11 min
The Bartholomewtown Podcast Holiday Special featuring RI Governor Gina Raimondo, RI Lt. Gov Dan McKee, Chef Frank Terranova, Trinity Rep’s Michelle Cruz, NAACP Providence President Jim Vincent, The Public’s Radio’s Scott MacKay, WPRO’s Steve Klamkin, Cat…
The Top Rhode Island News Stories of 2019 with ProJo’s Linda Borg + WPRO’s Paul Zangari
Dec 20, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew welcomes The Providence Journal reporter Linda Borg and WPRO News Anchor / Reporter Paul Zangari for a roundtable discussion on some of the top Rhode Island news stories of 2019!
2020pod with Dr. Wendy Schiller & Bill Bartholomew | Assessing The 2020 Presidential Election As 2019 Comes to A Close
Dec 17, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew is joined by Brown University Political Science Department Chair Dr. Wendy Schiller for the inaugural installment of the recurring BTOWN series “2020pod”, in which the pair will offer…
Sunrise Movement Providence’s Emma Bouton and Michael Kearney
Dec 13, 2019 • 21 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com) Bill Bartholomew sits down with Emma Bouton and Michael Kearney of Sunrise Providence about their recent climate change-driven action in Rhode Island, including the recent Climate Strike.
Discussing Housing Insecurity in Rhode Island with Jeanne Cola, Executive Director, LISC
Dec 10, 2019 • 18 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com), Bill Bartholomew sits down with Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Executive Director Jeanne Cola for a discussion about Rhode Island housing challenges and ongoing work to combat them.
Assessing RI’s Business Climate via Gotham Greens’ Co-Founder and CEO Viraj Puri
Dec 6, 2019 • 7 min
On this bonus episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com) Bill Bartholomew sits down with Gotham Greens Co-Founder Viraj Puri at The Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit for a look at how the company, which launched their Providence, RI location…
Talking Public Transit in RI, with Daily RIPTA Rider Tom Sgoras
Dec 6, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com), Bill Bartholomew sits down with Tom Sgoras, who commutes daily to and from South County for his job at Brown University via RIPTA bus. Mr. Sgoras offers an insightful and hands-on perspective…
Sage Francis (indie hip hop artist / label owner)
Dec 3, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with indie hip hop artist and label owner Sage Francis about his work, distributing content as an independent producer, building local scenes (without becoming a “local artist”),…
Brian Crandall (Reporter, NBC10 WJAR)
Nov 26, 2019 • 27 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with veteran television reporter Brian Crandall for a fun discussion about his journey in broadcasting, Rhode Island roots, today’s media and news industry and much more.
Jeremy Duffy (Co-Founder, Managing Partner: The Guild)
Nov 22, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com), Bill Bartholomew sits down with Jeremy Duffy, co-founder of The Guild, a “brewing campus” that is helping to define Rhode Island as an epicenter in the craft brewery industry. Mr. Duffy…
RI Community Nonprofits Making an Impact In Broad Educational and Societal Goals, with Brandford Davis (John Hope Settlement House) and Joel Gilbert (Community Cafe)
Nov 19, 2019 • 23 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com), Bill Bartholomew sits down with leaders from two Rhode Island community nonprofits that are making an impact in the state’s youth and broad communities: Branford Davis, Executive Director,…
Circling Back with Ted Nesi (Editor, Reporter, WPRI)
Nov 12, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with WPRI Editor and Reporter Ted Nesi for an uptempo chat about Rhode Island media and politics. The pair look to the 2020 and 2022 elections in the southern New England market,…
Sarah Markey (Vice Chair, South Kingstown School Committee / NEARI)
Nov 8, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com), Bill Bartholomew sits down with South Kingstown School Committee Vice Chair and NEA RI Assistant Executive Director Sarah Markey to discuss two areas: the ongoing controversy surrounding Ms.…
Kevin Andrade (Providence Journal Immigration Reporter)
Nov 8, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Providence Journal immigration reporter Kevin Andrade for a discussion about some specific immigration-related issues ongoing in Rhode Island, including recent uptick in…
Talking Providence City Archives Instagram with Shaina Weintraub
Nov 5, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Providence City Archive’s Reference and Multimedia Administrator Shaina Weintraub. Ms. Weintraub has harnessed several social media platforms, particularly Instagram, to…
Talking Design’s Role in Community, Economic Development, Science, Politics + Beyond with DESIGNxRI’s Lisa Carnevale
Nov 1, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com) Bill Bartholomew sits down with DESIGNxRI’s Lisa Carnevale for a discussion about design’s role in building, developing and nurturing a robust Rhode Island.
Circling Back with Tim White (Editor, Lead Investigative Reporter, WPRI)
Oct 29, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with WPRI Channel 12 Editor and Lead Investigative Reporter Tim White for a fascinating conversation about the changing landscape of Rhode Island media (and media consumption in…
Bill Haberman (News Director, WPRO)
Oct 25, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with WPRO News Director - and Rhode Island Broadcast Hall of Fame Inductee - Bill Haberman for an upbeat conversation about radio, news, Rhode Island and his duties as Brown…
Moira Walsh (RI Representative, Providence)
Oct 22, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Rhode Island Representative Moira Walsh for an in-depth discussion about her political strategy, work in her district, thoughts on a statewide progressive network and much…
Steve Ahlquist (Multimedia Journalist, UpriseRI)
Oct 18, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with UpriseRI founder and multimedia journalist Steve Alquist for a conversation about pioneering efforts as an independent media outlet, his decision to operate with a defined and…
Bill Rappleye (Reporter, NBC10 WJAR)
Oct 15, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with veteran television political and news reporter Bill Rappleye for an in-depth discussion about Rap’s backstory in journalism, embracing new technology and other industry…
Circling Back with Ben DeCastro (Independent RI Content Creator, Studio 10, Cat Country 98.1, PawSox + beyond)
Oct 11, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew once sits down with Rhode Island content producer Ben DeCastro once again for a lively discussion about his recent projects, including contributions to the market’s top television and radio…
RI Political Cooperative’s Tiara Mack, Matt Brown and Maggie Kain
Oct 8, 2019 • 36 min
In this roundtable episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Tiara Mack, Matt Brown and Maggie Kain, all members of the newly announced Rhode Island Political Cooperative, which is seeking to put forth some 25 statewide…
On a Run Through Providence with Rebecca Webber, Ed Fitzpatrick and the CIC Run Club
Oct 4, 2019 • 7 min
On this bonus episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew joins The Boston Globe’s Ed Fitzpatrick, CIC’s Rebecca Webber and the rest of the CIC run club for a jog through downtown Providence and a conversation about the sort of businesses CIC…
Assessing Quonset with Quonset Managing Director Steven King
Oct 4, 2019 • 17 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Steven King, Managing Director of Quonset, a sprawling business park and commercial port which has seen significant growth in a diversity of industries and, according to a…
Tom Coderre (Senior Advisor, Governor Gina Raimondo)
Oct 1, 2019 • 30 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Senior Advisor to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for a discussion about the robust addiction treatment and prevention programs that the administration is championing, as…
Linda Borg (Education Reporter, Providence Journal)
Sep 27, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Providence Journal Education Reporter Linda Borg for an in-depth conversation on her journey in print journalism, education in Rhode Island, the future of print outlets like…
Jeff Diehl (Executive Director and CEO, RI Infrastructure Bank)
Sep 24, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with finance veteran and Executive Director and CEO of Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Jeff Diehl for a conversation about the role of the bank in financing projects throughout…
Alex Kithes (Woonsocket City Councilor)
Sep 20, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Woonsocket City Councilor and Sunrise Movement member Alex Kithes for an in-depth conversation about his successful council campaign, running on a progressive platform in the…
Lindsay Iadeluca (NBC10 Personality)
Sep 17, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sit-down with NBC10 WJAR host and reporter Lindsay Iadeluca for an in-depth look at her journey in broadcasting, the launch of the new hyper-local lifestyle television program Studio10, as…
Angelica Infante-Green (Rhode Island Commissioner of Education)
Sep 13, 2019 • 26 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Angelica Infante-Green for an in-depth conversation about her backstory, youth, education, time in New York, perspective on Rhode Island, and of course, the state’s takeover of The…
Conservation as an Opportunity Engine for Rhode Island with Lou Perrotti (Conservation Director, Roger Williams Park Zoo)
Sep 10, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew sits down with Roger Williams Park Zoo Conservation Director Lou Perrotti for a look at some critical elements of environmental impact in Rhode Island, including specificities endangers…
Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter’s Eric Creamer
Aug 30, 2019 • 26 min
On this episode, Bill welcomes Eric Creamer of Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island chapter for a look into the successful, unanimously supported action taken by the RI General Assembly this past legislative session, serving as an example of how the Rhode…
Steve Erickson (Vice Chair, Rhode Island Board of Elections)
Aug 26, 2019 • 30 min
On this episode, Bill Bartholomew examines Rhode Island’s current, past and future election processes with Board of Elections Vice Chair, retired judge Steve Erickson. The conversation also expands to an overview of Rhode Island’s current state of affairs.
Nirva LaFortune (Providence City Council, Ward 3)
Aug 23, 2019 • 22 min
Nirva LaFortune is the Providence City Councilwoman representing Ward 3. In this conversation, LaFortune combines her experiences in city government and education to offer keen perspective on recent troubling developments in the city and state’s public…
Raymond Two Hawks Watson (Activist, Educator)
Aug 20, 2019 • 36 min
On this episode of The Bartholoemwtown Podcast, Bill is joined by Raymond Two Hawks Watson for a deep dive into Rhode Island historical and contemporary issues.
Sabina Matos (President, Providence City Council)
Aug 16, 2019 • 30 min
Providence City Council President Sabina Matos is widely considered to be a buzzworthy figure in contemporary and future Providence politics. On this episode, we discuss the role that the council president plays in city government, as well as her…
Seth Magaziner (Rhode Island General Treasurer)
Aug 13, 2019 • 25 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner for his second appearance on the pod, discussing several of the Treasurer’s initiatives as well as recent developments in Rhode Island schools.
Sam Bell (RI State Senator [D, Providence])
Jul 26, 2019 • 46 min
Sam Bell (D, Providence) is a freshman Rhode Island state Senator, known for his tenure as the former head of the Rhode Island progressive Democrats, and currently in the state legislature, as a strong opposition voice to many of the seemingly…
Ethan Shorey (Managing Editor, The Valley Breeze)
Jul 19, 2019 • 29 min
Bill Bartholomew welcomes in Ethan Shorey, Managing Editor of The Valley Breeze, a hyper-local print newspaper covering northern Rhode Island. The conversation offers a glimpse into the community relationships that define The Valley Breeze’s success and…
Dante Bellini Jr. (fmr Partner/EVP, RDW Group, RI mass media luminary)
Jul 16, 2019 • 45 min
Dante Bellini Jr. is the recently retired Senior Vice President of RDW Group, a Rhode Island based integrated communications firm with ties to many of the market’s legacy brands and institutions. During this fun conversation, Dante offers insight from his…
Madeleine List (Providence City Hall beat reporter, Providence Journal)
Jul 12, 2019 • 25 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew is joined by Providence Journal Providence beat reporter Madeleine List for two separate conversations. First, an in-studio sit-down, focusing on Madeleine’s first year on the City Hall…
Representative Joe Shekarchi (RI House Majority Leader)
Jul 9, 2019 • 31 min
Just days after The Rhode Island General Assembly passed the fiscal year 2020 state budget, House Majority Leader offers insight into how leadership may have prioritized certain sectors and ideas in an effort to stimulate economic development (i.e. small…
G. Wayne Miller (Rhode Island-based multimedia journalist, photographer; ProJo / PBS)
Jul 5, 2019 • 32 min
G. Wayne Miller is an established storyteller, who has built a career through writing, photography, television and audio platforms including PBS and The Providence Journal. On this episode, Bill Bartholomew and Wayne discuss the future of media, the rise…
Andy Gresh + Brett Ferruccio (southern New England sports talk personalities)
Jul 2, 2019 • 56 min
On this episode, Bill Bartholomew welcomes the cast of WPRO’s The Gresh Show, Andy Gresh and producer Brett Ferruccio for a fun look at New England sports media, future of talk radio, origins in broadcasting, creating a daily show and much more.
Naomi Chomsky (activist, Drag Queen Story Hour performer)
Jun 28, 2019 • 35 min
Naomi Chomsky is a Rhode Island-based activist and performer who recently found themselves in the regional and national media spotlight at the center of what became a “controversial” Drag Queen Story Hour event booked in Fall River, MA. Drag Queen Story…
Assessing CBD Usage and Regulation in Rhode Island
Jun 25, 2019 • 40 min
In this on-location episode, Bill Bartholomew sits down with three voices on CBD in Rhode Island: occupational therapist Kim Canning, farmer Ben Morgan-Dillon and retail proprietor Jordan Carlson, plus a follow-up with Rhode Island Department of Business…
Mike Stanton (Former ProJo Investigative Journalist, Author)
Jun 21, 2019 • 33 min
Veteran Projo reporter and author Mike Stanton talks Cianci, media, Rhode Island politics, journalism classrooms and much more! Mike Stanton is an author, investigative reporter and associate professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. He…
Jim Vincent (President, NAACP Providence)
Jun 18, 2019 • 30 min
NAACP Providence President Jim Vincent joins host Bill Bartholomew for a wide-ranging discussion on racism, policy and politics in Rhode Island.
Barnaby Evans (Creator, WaterFire)
Jun 14, 2019 • 36 min
Barnaby Evans is the creator of WaterFire, a recurring public art installation that has become an iconic element of The City of Providence. During a wide-ranging conversation, Mr. Evans, a Brown University graduate and multidisciplinary artist, described…
Conversations with PVDFest Artists and Administration
Jun 7, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew presents several conversations with artists and organizers from this year’s PVDFest. Entering its 5th season, PVDFest is described as the “Creative Capital’s” “signature arts festival.” In…
Circling Back with Ian Donnis (Political Reporter, The Public’s Radio)
Jun 4, 2019 • 32 min
With major shifts in the southern New England media landscape, including The Boston Globe’s foray into Rhode Island, and his own outlet’s recent announcement of expansion into Newport and South County, RI, I circle back with an early B-TOWN guest and…
Discussing The Boston Globe’s Rhode Island plans with Ed Fitzpatrick
May 31, 2019 • 15 min
The Boston Globe recently announced that it was expanding to include more in-depth Rhode Island coverage, including the hiring of three prominent Rhode Island journalists: Dan McGowan, Amanda Milkovits and Edward Fitzpatrick. On this episode of The…
Gene Valicenti (Anchor / Host, WJAR NBC 10 + News/Talk 99.7 / 630AM WPRO)
May 28, 2019 • 29 min
Mr. 401, Gene Valicenti Gene Valicenti is a Rhode Island legend, a longtime media personality who serves as the 6 o’clock newscast anchor on the market’s television leader, WJAR NBC10, as well as the morning drive host on the region’s leading news/talk…
Circling Back with RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee
May 24, 2019 • 37 min
Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee was the first political guest to appear on The Bartholomewtown Podcast, so I couldn’t think of a better guest to celebrate episode 100 with than the honorable LG. In the past year, McKee was engaged in a highly…
Joe Polisena (Mayor, Johnston, RI)
May 17, 2019 • 54 min
Joe Polisina is a longstanding political figure from Johnston, Rhode Island, having served as a state Senator and since 2006, as the city’s mayor. During our wide-ranging conversation Mayor Polisena expanded on his well-known perspective on recently…
Balancing Historic Preservation and New Development via Providence’s The Nicholson House
May 10, 2019 • 32 min
A look at the juxtaposition of historic preservation and development in Rhode Island via The Nicholson House in Providence. Situated behind a stone wall and layers of trees on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, Rhode Island’s east side, The Nicholson…
Weenie Wizard (Providence, RI Food Innovators)
May 7, 2019 • 28 min
Weenie Wizard is a Providence, RI-based artisanal hot dog stand, that offers a constantly shifting array of meat, veggie and carrot dogs with highly original and creative toppings. Created by Michele Fryer and Luke Tabor, aka the Fantastical Food Group,…
Steve Klamkin (Reporter, News/Talk 630 / 99.7 FM WPRO)
May 3, 2019 • 29 min
Steve Klamkin is a news personality on Providence-based legacy news/talk radio station WPRO. A newsman’s newsman on the journalistic side of the job, and a highly entertaining and singular personality as a broadcaster, Klamkin can be heard on-air most…
Roundtable: Leaders of Rhode Island College Democrats from Brown, Bryant and University of Rhode Island
Apr 30, 2019 • 38 min
College campuses across the United States are filled with a vast array of clubs and organizations that can serve a range of purposes from filling students downtime with amusement to encouraging scenarios that sculpt leaders of the future. College…
Joe Wilson, Jr (Trinity Repertory Company Actor, Coordinator of Activism Through Performance)
Apr 26, 2019 • 46 min
Joe Wilson, Jr. is a theatrical actor and activist, who is Coordinator Of Activism Through Performance and Resident Acting Company Member with Providence’s Trinity Repertory Company, described as “one of the most respected regional theatres in the…
Dual Language Education in Rhode Island: A Roundtable Discussion
Apr 23, 2019 • 31 min
There’s no question that economies of the future will be strengthened by, and eventually depend on a broad, multilingual workforce and pool of innovators. Simultaneously, today, many people are unable to access educational and other developmental…
Stephen Smith (gubernatorial candidate, West Virginia)
Apr 19, 2019 • 26 min
Stephen Smith is a West Virginia gubernatorial candidate, who has built a people-powered political and social movement in West Virginia which seeks to overtake the state’s gouvernement from the hands of what they describe as the ‘Good Ol’ Boys” club that…
Scott MacKay (political analyst, The Public’s Radio)
Apr 16, 2019 • 60 min
Scott MacKay is a political analyst for The Public’s Radio, the NPR affiliate that covers Rhode Island and southeastern, Massachusetts through a variety of terrestrial and digital platforms. Our conversation touched on Scott’s storied, multi-decade career…
Kathleen Pletcher (Executive Artistic Director, FirstWorks)
Apr 12, 2019 • 39 min
Kathleen Pletcher is the Executive Artistic Director of FirstWorks, a Providence-based arts performance and educational non-profit, which she founded in 2004 on the heels of her work overseeing the highly successful First Night Providence.. FirstWorks has…
Peter Neronha (Attorney General, Rhode Island)
Apr 9, 2019 • 35 min
Peter Neronha is only a few months into his first term as Rhode Island Attorney General, but has already introduced several key policy and procedural changes, spanning from drug-related penalties to opening lines of communication between the public and…
John Marion (Executive Director, Common Cause Rhode Island
Apr 5, 2019 • 39 min
John Marion is the Executive Director of Common Cause Rhode Island, a nonpartisan public interest organization that was founded in 1970, and whose mission is to quote promote representative democracy by ensuring open, ethical, accountable, effective…
Mike Raia (former Director of Communications, Governor Raimondo; managing partner, NAIL PR)
Apr 2, 2019 • 41 min
Mike Raia is well-known to Rhode Islanders as the former Director of Communications for Governor Gina Raimondo. He has built an impressive resume as a government, political, media and brand communications strategist. He recently announced that he was…
Alan Rosenberg (Executive Editor, Providence Journal)
Mar 29, 2019 • 30 min
Alan Rosenberg is a veteran journalist and editor in the southern New England market who is currently posted as the Executive Editor of the region’s legacy newspaper, The Providence Journal. In a era dominated by evolving consumer news, broad media and…
Two Perspectives on The RI State Democratic Committee Elections: Chairman Joseph McNamara + activist/journalist Lauren Niedel
Mar 26, 2019 • 32 min
The Rhode Island Democratic Party has solidly been in control of Rhode Island politics for decades, with members currently occupying all statewide and federal elected positions, as well as a dominant segment of the state’s bicameral General Assembly.…
Two Rhode Island bands: The Z Boys + Heather Rose In Clover
Mar 22, 2019 • 54 min
Rhode Island has a vast and storied history of producing original and long lasting musical artists. From Providence’s position in the international lineage of noise and hip hop, to the post-punk and blues legacy bands out of Newport and South County, to…
Congressman James Langevin (D, RI)
Mar 19, 2019 • 25 min
James Langevin is The United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District, a post he has held since 2001. Langevin served in several key roles in state government before his election to Congress, where he is a member of the House Armed…
Rebecca Webber (RI Policy + Economic Development Influencer)
Mar 15, 2019 • 50 min
Rebecca Webber is a Rhode Island native and graduate of Connecticut College and The London School of Economics. She returned to Rhode Island committed to public policy and economic development, most recently serving as Chief of Staff to the President and…
Jim Taricani (retired investigative reporter)
Mar 12, 2019 • 41 min
BB sits down with legendary investigative reporter Jim Taricani for an in-depth conversation on his career, the media landscape, U.S. politics, RI politics, music and much more
Elizabeth Tanner (Director, RI Department of Business Regulation)
Mar 8, 2019 • 24 min
The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation oversees many key industries that vary from real estate appraisal to the state’s medical marijuana program. In recent times, DBR has been at the forefront of local conversation, as an evolving stream of…
Discussing Homelessness in RI w/ House of Hope’s Meg Smith and Reverend Jack Jones of Mathewson Street Church
Mar 5, 2019 • 49 min
On this episode: a discussion between key stakeholders at the ground level of the extraordinary fight against homelessness in Rhode Island, The Reverend Jack Jones of Mathewson Street Church and House of Hope’s Megan Smith. Providence, Rhode Island has…
Brian Newberry (Rhode Island Representative HD 48)
Mar 1, 2019 • 21 min
Brian Newberry is a member of The Rhode Island House of Representatives from the 48th district, encompassing North Smithfield and portions of Burrillville in northern Rhode Island. As a Republican who has been in office since 2009, Newberry has had a…
Touring The RI State Archives with RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea
Feb 26, 2019 • 35 min
Bill Bartholomew turns the RI State Archives with RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea
Discussing The Arts in RI w/ AS220’s Shauna Duffy, RISCA’s Randy Rosenbaum + Columbus Theatre’s Shawn Schillberg
Feb 22, 2019 • 31 min
In this special roundtable episode, Bill Bartholomew discusses the state of Rhode Island arts with leadership from three key stakeholders: AS220 Executive Director Shauna Duffy, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Executive Director Randy Rosenbaum and…
Joe Paolino (Developer, fmr Mayor of Providence, U.S. Ambassador to Malta
Feb 19, 2019 • 30 min
Joseph Paolino Jr. is a prominent Providence-based develope, overseeing Paolino Properties, operating an impressive slice of the capital city’s real estate. Paolino served as the 33rd mayor of Providence and as The United State Ambassador to Malta from…
Travis Escobar (Providence School Board / founder, Millennial RI / United Way)
Feb 15, 2019 • 34 min
Travis Escobar was recently appointed to The Providence School Board by Mayor Jorge Elorza, is the founder of award-winning organization Millennial RI and also works for The United Way. Our conversation focused on Travis’ vision for reshaping Providence’s…
Discussing Climate and Environmental Policy in Rhode Island w/ Dr. Ken Payne, Amy Moses + Paul Roselli
Feb 12, 2019 • 44 min
On this episode I speak with a roundtable of Rhode Island environmental experts in light of the most recent report from the Executive Committee on Climate Change, or EC4, which the panel universally agree shows that, when it comes to the state’s…
Don Grebien (Mayor, Pawtucket, RI)
Feb 8, 2019 • 40 min
The City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island sits in the northern portion of the state on the Massachusetts border, ostensibly serving as transition point between the urban Providence-metro area and rural Northwest, Rhode Island. The city has a storied history,…
Reverend Donnie Anderson (Executive Minister, Rhode Island State Council of Churches)
Feb 5, 2019 • 32 min
Executive Minister of The Rhode Island State Council of Churches Reverend Donnie Anderson. Reverend Donnie Anderson is a Rhode Island nspiritual, social and intellectual leader, who in recent years has outwardly transitioned from man to woman. During our…
Dr. Jeremy Goodman (Executive Director, Roger Williams Park Zoo)
Feb 1, 2019 • 26 min
With increased scrutiny being placed on animal captivity, I sat down with Roger Williams’ Executive Director, Dr. Jeremy Goodman, for a wide-ranging conversation about the his operation’s conservation, rehabilitation and educational work, captive animal…
Jorge Elorza (Mayor, Providence, RI)
Jan 29, 2019 • 29 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with Mayor Jorge Elorza for a discussion about how the mayor’s backstory and experiences shape his approach to policy
Discussing Rhode Island’s Future with Rep Mike Chippendale + Nika Lomazzo
Jan 25, 2019 • 55 min
Roundtable across political spectrum discussing key challenges Rhode Island faces moving forward
Kaşım Yarn (RI Director of Veterans Affairs)
Jan 22, 2019 • 23 min
Bill Bartholomew talks the role of The RI Dept of Vets Affairs, policy making, collaboration and more with Director Kasim Yarn
James Diossa (Mayor, Central Falls, RI)
Dec 21, 2018 • 21 min
Discussion on Central Falls’ rebound from bankruptcy and Mayor Diossa’s plans for the homestretch of his tenure in office
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI)
Dec 14, 2018 • 29 min
In-depth look at some of the issues Senator Whitehouse has and is working on to improve Rhode Island and the nation.
Dr. Wendy Schiller (Chair, Brown University Department of Political Science)
Dec 13, 2018 • 25 min
A fun, in-depth look at national and Rhode Island politics, academia
Hilary Levey Friedman (President, RI NOW)
Dec 11, 2018 • 27 min
A high energy discussion about some of the key issues facing women today in Rhode Island and beyond
Kim Kalunian (Televison Personality, WPRI)
Dec 4, 2018 • 35 min
Bartholomew sits down with broadcaster / actress Kim Kalunian talking overlaps between art and news, performing on stage and as a newsperson, and much more
Blake Filippi (Rhode Island House Minority Leader)
Nov 30, 2018 • 31 min
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Republican, House Minority Leader Blake Filippi to The Loft for a chat on his vision for the future of the RI GOP
Parker Gavigan (NBC10 WJAR I-Team Reporter)
Nov 28, 2018 • 28 min
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Providence, RI investigative reporter to The Loft for a talk on the future of broadcast media and RI coruption
Joseph Molina Flynn (President, Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee)
Nov 20, 2018 • 30 min
Bartholomew sits down with RI Latino PAC President Joseph Molina Flynn
Matt Allen (Talk Radio Host, WPRO)
Nov 16, 2018 • 55 min
BB sits down with WPRO talk radio host Matt Allen
Election Day In Rhode Island - Ben Decastro, Kobi Dennis plus Peter Neronha and Giovanni Feroce
Nov 6, 2018 • 27 min
Roundtable election day panel with guests!
RI election preview with Dan McGowan (WPRI.com)
Nov 2, 2018 • 41 min
2018 RI election preview with Dan McGowan
Rob Horowitz (Democratic strategist)
Nov 1, 2018 • 25 min
BB discusses upcoming general election with Democratic strategist Rob Horowitz
Jamie Bova (Newport City Councilwoman)
Oct 30, 2018 • 45 min
BB interviews Newport, RI Councilwoman Jamie Bova on tech development, neighborhoods, her campaigns and best Newport restaurants
Allan Fung (RI Republican gubernatorial nominee, Mayor of Cranston, RI)
Oct 26, 2018 • 27 min
BB sits down with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the days leading up to the general election
Dee Dee Witman (independent Providence Mayoral candidate)
Oct 26, 2018 • 33 min
BB interviews independent Providence Mayoral candidate Dee Dee Witman
Kat Kerwin (Providence City Council candidate)
Oct 25, 2018 • 28 min
BB sits down with 21 year old Providence City Council candidate Kat Kerwin
Patrick Anderson (Providence Journal State House reporter)
Oct 23, 2018 • 29 min
BB sits down with Providence Journal State House reporter Patrick Anderson to talk all things Rhode Island politcs
Nika Lomazzo (Providence activist, performer)
Oct 19, 2018 • 30 min
Bill Bartholomew talks politics with Providence activist Nika Lomazzo
Dr. June Speakman (Roger Williams University political science professor)
Oct 18, 2018 • 35 min
Bill Bartholomew sits down with professor and media personality, Dr. June Speakman to discuss her town council run and Rhode Island politcs
R.J. Heim (NBC10)
Oct 17, 2018 • 58 min
Bill Bartholomew goes deep with NBC10’s R.J. Heim
Edward Fitzpatrick (former Providence Journal columnist)
Oct 16, 2018 • 33 min
BB sits down with Projo veteran Edward Fitzpatrick to discuss politics and media
Bill Gilbert (RI Moderate Party gubernatorial candidate)
Oct 15, 2018 • 46 min
BB sits down with Moderate Party candidate for Governor of Rhode Island ahead of his first debate appearance
Dr. Maureen Moakley (former URI Political Science Department Chair)
Oct 12, 2018 • 27 min
BB sits down with leading RI politics commentator and professor Dr. Maureen Moakley to chat all things RI politics
Lynn Ceglie (Newport Rhode Island City Councilwoman)
Oct 9, 2018 • 34 min
Bartholomew and Newport City Councilor Lynn Ceglie talk Newport development, arts, politics and more
Joe Fleming (Pollster, Fleming & Associates)
Oct 8, 2018 • 21 min
BB welcomes established RI pollster Joe Fleming to the loft to talk about his latest poll
Anne Armstrong (RI Compassion Party gubernatorial candidate responds to her arrest on cannabis charges)
Oct 5, 2018 • 11 min
Bartholomew speaks with RI Compassion Party candidate following cannabis arrest
Alex Nunes (Independent journalist)
Sep 12, 2018 • 37 min
Bartholomew welcomes Brown War Watch and Nunes Weekly’s Alex Nunes
Justice Gaines (Providence City Council candidate, Ward 1)
Sep 11, 2018 • 32 min
Bartholomew welcomes activist and Providence City Council candidate Justice Gaines
David Cicilline (U.S. Congressman D, RI)
Sep 10, 2018 • 32 min
Bartholomew welcomes Congressman David Cicilline (D, RI) to the loft
Spencer Dickinson (RI Democratic gubernatorial candidate)
Sep 6, 2018 • 62 min
Bartholomew welcomes Democratic gubernatorial candidate Spencer Dickinson days before the Rhode island primary election
Special Report: RI GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Speak Following Only Primary Debate
Sep 4, 2018 • 10 min
Bartholomew speaks with RI GOP candidates at primary debate
Robert DeRobbio (Providence mayoral candidate)
Aug 27, 2018 • 37 min
BB welcomes Providence Mayoral candidate DeRobbio ahead of the Democratic Primary
Patricia Morgan (RI GOP Gubernatorial candidate, House Minority Leader)
Aug 23, 2018 • 36 min
Bartholomew welcomes GOP House Leader and gubernatorial candidate ahead of Rhode Island primary
Aaron Jaehnig (Providence City Council candidate, Ward 5)
Aug 16, 2018 • 57 min
BB sits down w/ Democratic candidate for Providence City Council Aaron Jaehnig
Tim White (WPRI Television Investigative Reporter)
Aug 9, 2018 • 44 min
BB chats w/ Tim White about media, Crimetown, WPRI and RI Politics
Seth Magaziner (Rhode Island General Treasurer)
Jul 25, 2018 • 23 min
Bartholomew travels to RI State House for conversation with Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
Arlene Violet (Former RI Attorney General + media personality)
Jul 20, 2018 • 28 min
Bartholomew welcome Arlene Violet for a breakdown of RI politics, media, global affairs and social justice
Judge Bob Flanders (Republican U.S. Senate Candidate)
Jul 13, 2018 • 28 min
BB interviews fmr RI Supreme Court Justice and Republican Senate Candidate Bob Flanders
Patricia Fontes (Democrat U.S. Senate candidate)
Jul 12, 2018 • 55 min
BB sits down w/ 81 year old challenger to Sen Sheldon Whitehouse
Valerie Larkin (Newport, RI City Council candidate)
Jul 10, 2018 • 34 min
Bartholomew welcomes Newport, RI City Council candidate, activist and former Navy Officer Valerie Larkin
Nellie Gorbea (Rhode Island Secretary of State)
Jun 28, 2018 • 32 min
BB speaks with RI Secretary of State Gorbea on voter awareness, especially among young and new potential voters, why she loves Rhode Island + being the first Hispanic State Office holder in New England.
Scott Avedisian (RIPTA CEO + former Warwick, RI Mayor)
Jun 25, 2018 • 31 min
BB sits down with popular former Mayor of Warwick, RI and current RI Public Transit head
Braden Leonard and Micah Reyes (Hand Made Prosthetics)
Jun 19, 2018 • 33 min
BB welcomes veteran firefighter + mountain biker Braden Leonard who lost right arm as result of biking accident and is designing an innovative prosthetics system with Micah Reyes
Dan McGowan (Reporter, WPRI)
Jun 12, 2018 • 72 min
BB and McGowan talk WPRI young core, life inside the belly of the Providence politcal beast, and a Jim Taricani statue?
Peter Neronha (RI Attorney General Candidate)
Jun 1, 2018 • 38 min
BB sits down w/ President Obama Admin U.S. Attorney for District of RI and current AG candidate Peter Neronha
Roz Raskin (Musician)
May 25, 2018 • 72 min
Bartholomew and Raskin talk Providence, indie rock life, activism, origins and more!
Paul Roselli (RI Progressive Gubernatorial candidate)
May 24, 2018 • 64 min
BB sits down w/ RI Gov candidate Roselli, who says community boards should pay members to enlist broader participation, amongst many other ideas
Chrissy Stewart (Founder, PVDlive)
May 23, 2018 • 39 min
BB chats with PVD Live Creator about life on road w/ Lucinda Williams, Providence music, awards shows + more
Ted Nesi (Television Reporter, WPRI)
May 21, 2018 • 51 min
BB chats with top RI TV/multimedia reporter Ted Nesi (WPRI)
Ken Block (RI Political Watchdog, Businessman, former gubernatorial candidate)
May 17, 2018 • 32 min
Bartholomew interviews RI’s Ken Block on RI politics, voter fraud and media
Lincoln Chafee (Fmr. U.S. Senator, RI Governor, Presidential candidate)
May 11, 2018 • 45 min
Bartholomew sits down w/ former U.S. Senator, RI Governor + Presidential Candidate Lincoln Chafee
Ian Donnis (Political Reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio)
May 9, 2018 • 36 min
Bartholomew interview RIPR Political Reporter Ian Donnis
Matt Brown (RI Democrat gubernatorial candidate)
May 8, 2018 • 48 min
Bartholomew interviews RI Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Matt Brown
Dr. Luis-Daniel Munoz (Independent RI Gubernatorial Candidate)
May 7, 2018 • 43 min
Bartholomew interviews Independent candidate for RI Governor, Dr. Luis Daniel Munoz
Jim Hummel (Investigative Reporter, The Hummel Report)
May 3, 2018 • 64 min
Bartholomew and Hummel converse about media, RI gubernatorial race and the charm of AM talk radio
Giovanni Feroce (Republican RI gubernatorial candidate)
May 2, 2018 • 79 min
Interview with RI gubernatorial candidate and former Alex and Ani CEO
Kobi Dennis (Democrat, Providence Mayoral candidate)
May 1, 2018 • 45 min
BB interviews Providence Mayoral Candidate Kobi Dennis.
Joe Trillo (Independent Rhode Island Gubernatorial Candidate)
Apr 20, 2018 • 35 min
BB interviews independent candidate for Rhode Island Governor, former Rep. and Trump State Campaign Chair, Joe Trillo
Special Report: Shower to Empower Looks To Inspire and Prepare Homeless Community for Self-Sustainability
Apr 18, 2018 • 7 min
on-site interviews with creators of innovative approach to homelessness crisis in Providence, RI
Aaron Regunberg (Democrat, RI House of Representatives, RI Lt. Gov candidate)
Apr 16, 2018 • 49 min
Bartholomew interviews RI Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D. Providence), who outlines his candidacy for Lt. Governor
Special Report: Opposing Citizen Viewpoints Overtake The Rhode Island State House
Apr 10, 2018 • 6 min
live short-form report from State House opposing rallies
Rhode Island Lt. Governor Dan McKee
Mar 20, 2018 • 55 min
singer/singer/songwriter’s conversation with current Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, Dan McKee
Dan Blakeslee (Singer/Songwriter)
Mar 20, 2018 • 77 min
Singer/songwriter interviews fellow troubadour on the art life, the road and SXSW disasters and highs.
Avi Jacob (Singer/Songwriter)
Mar 20, 2018 • 75 min
Singer/Songwriters talk music, modern musician business, and beyond.
Malerie Day (Singer/Songwriter)
Mar 20, 2018 • 8 min
Short-form episode interview with female singer/songwriter who recently left her band to go solo.
Ben Decastro (Rhode Island Media Personality)
Mar 20, 2018 • 59 min
Local radio, TV and social media personality talks 2018 broadcasting and RI politics