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, Dan speaks with Joe Paolino, former Providence mayor and managing partner of Paolino Properties, about his long record in public life; the innovative new health screening and safety tools being installed at his company’s flagship building; the economic impact of the pandemic; and his political future.
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 Mayor Allan Fung and his wife, Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung; House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi; 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"; and Carris Transue of Thrive Behavioral Health.