The Wild Side #454 9/15/20 - Rhode Island’s primaries resulted in a few surprises, but one of the most noteworthy trends was RI’s progressives beginning their takeover of the General Assembly. Lenny Cioe, who almost took down Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and David Morales, the new representative-elect of House District 7, spoke with Tyler about their campaigns, and the future of progressives in the Ocean State.
The Wild Side #452 9/1/20 - The national debt keeps rising, with no end in sight. Is it too late to fix it? Tyler asks that question as new legislative stimulus proposals will add between one and three trillion dollars to the amount. Congressional candidate Bob Lancia called in to discuss his plan to fix the debt.
With Mayor Fung set to depart in January, Tyler spoke with Cranston mayoral candidate and City Councilor Steve Stycos about his campaign.
The Wild Side #450 8/18/20 - All four major sports are trying to play with coronavirus related regulations. Several professional teams have requested that fans be allowed back in the stands. Is it safe? Tyler gives his take.
Tyler is also joined by Congressional candidate Dylan Conley to discuss his race against Congressman Jim Langevin.
The Wild Side #249 8/11/20 - The state government in Rhode Island is constantly under fire. But doesn’t it seem like people never vote for change? Tyler is joined by Lenny Cioe to discuss his Senate race against Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.
The start of school has been pushed back in the Ocean State. Tyler reacts to the start of schools, and speaks about what he thinks is the safest way to do it.
The Wild Side #448 7/14/20 - Governor Gina Raimondo spent part of her Monday on MSNBC speaking in support of Biden. One aspect that she supports, is something that not everyone can get behind… tax increases. Rhode Island GOP Chair Sue Cienki joined Tyler to speak about the Governor’s statements.
In a really blue state, sometimes the primary matters more than the general election. Dylan Conley, a Democratic candidate for Congress, joined Tyler to discuss his race against incumbent Rep. Jim Langevin.
The Wild Side #446 6/30/20 - Fourth of July weekend is coming up, and it feels like the country has never been more divided. If the founding fathers of the United States looked at society today, what would they think of it? Tyler is joined by Scott Rotondo to break it down.
There have been a lot of complaints about professional grade fireworks across the Ocean State. One mayor has even threatened jail time for lighting them. Both sides of the debate are going too far, but who’s being more ridiculous?
The Wild Side #445 6/23/20 - The election cycle hasn’t been normal due to the coronavirus. Over the weekend, President Trump had his first rally since restrictions had been implemented. Was hosting a rally the right move? Should there be more scheduled rallies going forward? Tyler breaks it down.
Tyler is also joined by Central Falls Council President Maria Rivera to discuss her campaign to become their next Mayor.
The Wild Side #444 6/16/20 - We only refer to The Ocean State as “Rhode Island,” but it’s full name is upsetting several community members because of the association of the word “plantation” with slavery. Governor Raimondo says that the 2020 ballot will include a question asking Rhode Islanders about shortening the name of the state, and says that she’ll consider taking action if the vote doesn’t go her way. Tyler discusses whether the state’s name should change, and whether or not Raimondo threatening to override the vote threatens democracy.
Former State Representative Doreen Costa joined Tyler to speak about the 2020 state budget, changing the name of the state, and more.
The Wild Side #443 6/9/20 - Mayor Fung has been Cranston’s leader for as long as anyone can remember. But as Cranston gets closer to their election, the city will look for a new leader due to Fung being term-limited. Tyler is joined by City Councilor Ken Hopkins to discuss his campaign. Hopkins has received Fung’s endorsement.
Following the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis has decided to defund their police department. Some officials in Providence want the same thing for Rhode Island’s capital city. Tyler breaks it down.
The Wild Side #440 5/19/20 - On Tuesday, Governor Raimondo announced a new app that tracks the location of Rhode Islanders to help fight coronavirus. #Influencer Ben DeCastro joined Tyler to discuss his views on the new app.
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