By Bob Plain on January 24, 2014
Good morning, Ocean State Futurists. This is Bob Plain, editor and publisher of the RI Future blog podcasting to you from The Hideaway on the banks of the Mattatuxet River behind the Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Later on in the show, we’ll be checking in with we’ll be checking in with Steve Brown of the ACLU on Waivergate, the latest fiasco with the NECAP graduation requirement. We’ll also here from Rep. Dennis Canario, a legislator who represents Sakonnet and parts of Portsmouth, on why he is pushing a bill this session to label genetically modified foods.
By Bob Plain on October 6, 2013
I don’t often have opportunity to agree with Don Carcieri, but I certainly do when it comes to East Greenwich. We both grew up here and share a deep love for our hometown and its working waterfront. A great profile in the Providence Journal shows that in many ways, that working waterfront is still the […]
By Bob Plain on July 10, 2012
Maine has the lobster and Maryland the crab. Vermont has maple syrup, Wisconsin has cheese, Texas has the t-bone steak and California has its produce. Rhode Island, of course, has its own staple food: the quahog. As iconic as our state clam is, though, many know little about the men who harvest them. Few, on […]