To start this week's episode, Cranston Herald editor Dan Kittredge and Johnston Sun Rise editor Jacob Marrocco look at the field of local office candidates following this week’s declaration deadline and discuss the latest COVID-19 developments.
Then, Jacob speaks with Johnston state Rep. Stephen Ucci, a Democrat representing District 42, about his decision not to seek reelection this year.
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 retiring Providence College President Rev. Brian Shanley; Cranston Public Schools Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse; retired Warwick Police Chief Col. Stephen McCartney; Johnston Town Council Vice President Joseph Polisena Jr.; 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.