Season 34: A Lively Experiment

Since 1987, A Lively Experiment has provided incisive analysis of local politics by newsmakers and opinion leaders in a fast-paced review of the week's political events. Award-winning investigative journalist Jim Hummel moderates the civil discourse among a revolving panel of thought leaders, representing diverse political opinions in both objective and partisan viewpoints.

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 12/3/2021

Bonuses for vaccinated state workers, plus federal relief money for affordable housing.

A Lively Experiment 12/3/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 11/26/2021 (Rebroadcast of 9/17/2021)

A conversation with Governor McKee, Senate President Ruggerio, & House Speaker Shekarchi.

A Lively Experiment 11/26/2021 (Rebroadcast of 9/17/2021)

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 11/19/2021

The panel discusses who will oversee federal stimulus spending among cities and towns.

A Lively Experiment 11/19/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 11/12/2021

COVID-19 emergency order expiring, plus a look at the state of schools and students in RI.

A Lively Experiment 11/12/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 11/5/2021

Infante-Green's contract is renewed, plus RI campaign fundraising reports are in.

A Lively Experiment 11/5/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 10/29/2021

RICAS results dropped significantly, plus discussion of the 2022 RI Governor's race.

A Lively Experiment 10/29/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 10/22/2021

The panel discusses federal stimulus money, plus the debate over masking in schools.

A Lively Experiment 10/22/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 10/15/2021

Helena Foulkes is running for RI Governor. Plus, questions linger about future elections.

A Lively Experiment 10/15/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 10/8/2021

How RI should spend federal stimulus money, plus a look at the controversial ILO contract.

A Lively Experiment 10/8/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 10/1/2021

Vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, plus a new candidate enters the race for governor.

A Lively Experiment 10/1/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 9/24/2021

The RI governor race gets more crowded, plus how RI should spend federal stimulus money.

A Lively Experiment 9/24/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 9/17/2021

A conversation with Governor McKee, Senate President Ruggerio, & House Speaker Shekarchi.

A Lively Experiment 9/17/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 9/10/2021

Pushback on vaccine mandates for healthcare workers, plus the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

A Lively Experiment 9/10/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 9/3/2021

Vaccine mandates for healthcare workers, plus police seek public input on body cam policy.

A Lively Experiment 9/3/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 8/27/2021

RI governor's chief of staff under investigation; federal unemployment benefits ending.

A Lively Experiment 8/27/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 8/20/2021

Gov. McKee reverses course on masks in schools, plus the Taliban retakes Afghanistan.

A Lively Experiment 8/20/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 8/13/2021

Debate over mandating masks in schools and Providence City Council meets to discuss crime.

A Lively Experiment 8/13/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 8/6/2021

Violence in Rhode Island, the Providence Teachers Union contract, and the Delta variant.

A Lively Experiment 8/6/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 7/30/2021

Mixed messages over vaccines and masks, plus the Providence Teachers Union contract.

A Lively Experiment 7/30/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 7/23/2021

The latest on the Providence Teachers Union contract and the COVID-19 Delta variant.

A Lively Experiment 7/23/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 7/16/2021

A recap of the 2021 legislative session, plus assessing the business climate in RI.

A Lively Experiment 7/16/2021

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A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment 7/2/2021

The end of the 2021 general assembly session, plus the future of WaterFire.

A Lively Experiment 7/2/2021