To start this week's episode, Cranston Herald editor Dan Kittredge and Johnston Sun Rise editor Jacob Marrocco discuss the week’s headlines, including the state’s move to phase two of its reopening plan and how local budgets are shaping up.
Then, Jake speaks with Joseph Polisena Jr., vice president of the Johnston Town Council, about how the COVID-19 crisis continues to play out at the town and state levels, his political future, and being a sports fan during the pandemic.
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 Cranston Public Library Director Ed Garcia; Bob Houghtaling of the East Greenwich Drug Program; Joseph Paolino Jr. of Paolino Properties; 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.