To start this week's episode, Cranston Herald editor Dan Kittredge and Johnston Sun Rise editor Jacob Marrocco round up the week's local headlines, including the lifting of the state’s stay-at-home order, how municipal budgets are shaping up, and how the community continues to respond to the pandemic.
Then, Jacob speaks with Bob Houghtaling, director of the East Greenwich Drug Program, about Mental Health Awareness Month, the effects of the pandemic on mental health and what long-lasting impacts Rhode Island may see from the crisis.
Radio Beacon is the weekly podcast of Beacon Communications, publisher of the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, Johnston Sun Rise and Coventry Reminder. Listen on Anchor Podcasts through the link above, or check us out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
In case you missed them, check out our recent episodes featuring Joseph Paolino Jr.; Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and his wife, Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung; and House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi.
Other past guests include our sports editor, Alex Sponseller; Justin Goncarek of OceanSide Graphics; Steve McAllister of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jack Howell of Zurich Insurance; Will Geogeghan, author of "Summer Baseball Nation"; Carris Transue of Thrive Behavioral Health; and John Marion and Galen Auer from Common Cause RI.