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On February 5, the Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare heard testimony from supporters of a bill that would equip all public schools in Rhode Island with Narcan, the “miracle” drug capable of rapidly reversing opiate ove...

Narcan: Can We Do It?

On February 5, the Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare heard testimony from supporters of a bill that would equip all public schools in Rhode Island with Narcan, the “miracle” drug capable of rapidly reversing opiate ove...

Dr. Lindsay Orchowski, a research professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of Alpert Medical School and a leading researcher nationally on these issues, will offer an evidence-based and research-driven explanation of how rape cult...

[Liveblog] The Research on Rape Culture

Dr. Lindsay Orchowski, a research professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of Alpert Medical School and a leading researcher nationally on these issues, will offer an evidence-based and research-driven explanation of how rape cult...

Sexual assault on college campuses is receiving increased scrutiny. As calls to combat sexual assault grow louder on campuses across the country, many are looking to colleges to respond. Do the current methods that universities use while handling rap...

[Liveblog] How Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault on college campuses is receiving increased scrutiny. As calls to combat sexual assault grow louder on campuses across the country, many are looking to colleges to respond. Do the current methods that universities use while handling rap...

Art by Ben Berke If a win-win situation ever existed in politics, the Rhode Island governor’s race might be it. Both candidates — Republican Allan Fung, mayor of Cranston, and Democrat Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island’s General Treasurer — are mem...

The Rhode to the Governor’s Mansion

Art by Ben Berke If a win-win situation ever existed in politics, the Rhode Island governor’s race might be it. Both candidates — Republican Allan Fung, mayor of Cranston, and Democrat Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island’s General Treasurer — are mem...

On October 15, Brown University Taubman Center for Public Policy is hosting the Providence mayoral debate. Democrat Jorge Elorza, Republican Daniel Harrop and independent Buddy Cianci will face off and discuss issues affecting the city and its reside...

[Liveblog] Providence Mayoral Debate

On October 15, Brown University Taubman Center for Public Policy is hosting the Providence mayoral debate. Democrat Jorge Elorza, Republican Daniel Harrop and independent Buddy Cianci will face off and discuss issues affecting the city and its reside...

Inspired by The Dish, BPR invited its readers to submit questions for Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn ’81. In the second video in our series, readers ask Corn about his fascination with Senator Rand Paul, and whether or not he t...

Ask David Corn Anything: Who Is Rand Paul?

Inspired by The Dish, BPR invited its readers to submit questions for Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn ’81. In the second video in our series, readers ask Corn about his fascination with Senator Rand Paul, and whether or not he t...

Inspired by The Dish, BPR invited its readers to submit questions for Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn ’81. In the opener to our series, readers asks Corn how he honed his journalistic instincts at Brown. See the entire series he...

Ask David Corn Anything: Journalism at Brown

Inspired by The Dish, BPR invited its readers to submit questions for Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn ’81. In the opener to our series, readers asks Corn how he honed his journalistic instincts at Brown. See the entire series he...

Inspired by The Dish, BPR invited its readers to submit questions for Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn ’81. Check back here to see the full production as we add videos to the series.  ...

Ask David Corn Anything (Full Series)

Inspired by The Dish, BPR invited its readers to submit questions for Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn ’81. Check back here to see the full production as we add videos to the series.  ...

This is my sixtieth column for BPR, and probably my last (though feel free to start the Brett Favre “will he or won’t he?” unretirement talk, it’s good for the ego). I started out writing about gambling in my hometown, and end...

Reviewing Politics While at Brown

This is my sixtieth column for BPR, and probably my last (though feel free to start the Brett Favre “will he or won’t he?” unretirement talk, it’s good for the ego). I started out writing about gambling in my hometown, and end...

Some big things are happening one town to my north. Up in Pawtucket, RI (yes, where Peter Griffin works on Family Guy), a coordinated effort has been made to revitalize the downtown. Pawtucket’s downtown has many amazing buildings, but has fallen v...

Experience Pawtucket

Some big things are happening one town to my north. Up in Pawtucket, RI (yes, where Peter Griffin works on Family Guy), a coordinated effort has been made to revitalize the downtown. Pawtucket’s downtown has many amazing buildings, but has fallen v...

Over 8 million people have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), exceeding the White House’s enrollment goal for the end of March. However, this number isn’t indicative of the real impact of the healthcare program; many of t...

I Survived Obamacare

Over 8 million people have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), exceeding the White House’s enrollment goal for the end of March. However, this number isn’t indicative of the real impact of the healthcare program; many of t...

Dan Barry’s recent New York Times article “The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse” shed light on the deplorable use of segregated workshops, which keep developmentally disabled (DD) individuals in life-long jobs that often consist of little more than ...

Sheltered Workshops

Dan Barry’s recent New York Times article “The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse” shed light on the deplorable use of segregated workshops, which keep developmentally disabled (DD) individuals in life-long jobs that often consist of little more than ...