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Thomas Evans was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island and is striving to give back to his community by running for City Councilman at Large. He is a sixth degree black belt in Kenpo karate and founder of the not-for-profit United Community ...

Warrior for the People: BPR Interviews Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island and is striving to give back to his community by running for City Councilman at Large. He is a sixth degree black belt in Kenpo karate and founder of the not-for-profit United Community ...

Norman Garrick is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His research is focused on sustainable transportation and urban planning, urban streets and shared spaces, and transit planning. Dr. Garrick was also a visiting prof...

BPR Interviews: Norman Garrick

Norman Garrick is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His research is focused on sustainable transportation and urban planning, urban streets and shared spaces, and transit planning. Dr. Garrick was also a visiting prof...

Gayle Goldin is a Democratic State Senator in Rhode Island. Goldin has represented District 3 of Rhode Island since she was elected in 2013, an area that includes the East Side and Fox Point communities in Providence. Goldin currently serves as the V...

BPR Interviews: Gayle Goldin

Gayle Goldin is a Democratic State Senator in Rhode Island. Goldin has represented District 3 of Rhode Island since she was elected in 2013, an area that includes the East Side and Fox Point communities in Providence. Goldin currently serves as the V...

Dr. Rosemarie Martin is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at the Brown University School of Public Health. In addition, she is also the part of Governor Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force...

BPR Interviews: Rosemarie Martin

Dr. Rosemarie Martin is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at the Brown University School of Public Health. In addition, she is also the part of Governor Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force...

Kenneth Wong is is the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for Education Policy, a Professor of International and Public Affairs, and a Professor of Political Science at Brown University. His research focuses on  the politics of education, urban scho...

BPR Interviews: Kenneth Wong

Kenneth Wong is is the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for Education Policy, a Professor of International and Public Affairs, and a Professor of Political Science at Brown University. His research focuses on  the politics of education, urban scho...

Council Member Kevin Reich has represented Ward 1 of Minneapolis, Minnesota since he was first elected in 2009. In December 2018, the Minneapolis City Council submitted to the Metropolitan Council a first draft of Minneapolis 2040, a comprehensive zo...

BPR Interviews: Kevin Reich

Council Member Kevin Reich has represented Ward 1 of Minneapolis, Minnesota since he was first elected in 2009. In December 2018, the Minneapolis City Council submitted to the Metropolitan Council a first draft of Minneapolis 2040, a comprehensive zo...

Cathy Doyle is the Executive Director of Year Up, Rhode Island, a non-profit aimed at closing the opportunity divide by providing students with the skills and support necessary to reach their potential through careers and higher education.   How...

BPR Interviews: Cathy Doyle

Cathy Doyle is the Executive Director of Year Up, Rhode Island, a non-profit aimed at closing the opportunity divide by providing students with the skills and support necessary to reach their potential through careers and higher education.   How...

Carla DeStefano is the Executive Director of Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP), a nonprofit organization which seeks to provide affordable housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income and revitalize urban neighborhoods. How did S...

BPR Interviews: Carla Destefano

Carla DeStefano is the Executive Director of Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP), a nonprofit organization which seeks to provide affordable housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income and revitalize urban neighborhoods. How did S...

Peter Asen has been the Director of Strategy and Development for Providence’s Housing Authority since January of 2018. Mr. Asen received his B.A. from Brown University in Africana Studies & Ethics/Political Philosophy in 2004 and then went on t...

BPR Interviews: Peter Asen

Peter Asen has been the Director of Strategy and Development for Providence’s Housing Authority since January of 2018. Mr. Asen received his B.A. from Brown University in Africana Studies & Ethics/Political Philosophy in 2004 and then went on t...

Richard Culatta is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Rhode Island. A Rhode Island native, he was previously Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education under the Obama Administration. Previously, he was e...

BPR Interviews: Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Rhode Island. A Rhode Island native, he was previously Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education under the Obama Administration. Previously, he was e...

Thomas Tisch ’76 is the Chancellor of the Corporation of Brown University and a partner at Four Partners, a private investment firm in New York City. He has served on the boards of numerous philanthropic and educational institutions. Brown Politica...

BPR Interviews: Thomas Tisch

Thomas Tisch ’76 is the Chancellor of the Corporation of Brown University and a partner at Four Partners, a private investment firm in New York City. He has served on the boards of numerous philanthropic and educational institutions. Brown Politica...