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Bill Bartholomew welcomes United Way of Rhode Island President/CEO Cortney Nicolato, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives Constance Ferber, Destenie Vital of What Cheer Flower Farm and Brent Runyon of Providence Preservation Society to discuss the 2021 Nonprofit Innovation Lab Support the show (https://www.patreon.c…
 
Jon Hope shares some things he's learned from other hip-hop stars, what he feels you can do to find your truest self, and what it is that moves him down his musical path. I've also included a performance of Jon's song "Black Rose" from his appearance on BAMS FEST. He recently did this livestream show and interview and I highly recommend checking ou…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes author Tom Flanagan for a discussion on growing up in Pawtucket, RI, his new book Acapulco, which is set in Pawtucket, and how residents of the city may be impacted by infrastructure changes that are set to - or already - taking place. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)…
 
Jon Hope is an acclaimed rapper, entrepreneur, and educator and on this episode, we have a long conversation that delves into all of these. We cover his early years, what he puts into his writing, how he reps Rhode Island, and we spend some time highlighting a couple of tracks from each of the albums he's done. Plus, we talk about his new book "Res…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue for a discussion on songwriting processes, resetting the role that venues and music plays to the general public in the U.S., emerging from Covid19, sustaining an indie band for nearly 2 decades, his time on Sub Pop Records and much more. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown)…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Brian Lima, Steve Klamkin (WPRO) and Ken Abrams (WRIU, WhatsUpNewp) for a conversation about their work as photographers of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)By Bill Bartholomew / Brian Lima / Steve Klamkin / Ken Abrams
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Sankofa Community Connection's Niko Merrit, Ellen Pinnock, Amy McKinney, Melanie McKinney, Susan Kenny and Nycole Marvelous for a panel discussion on their work to uplift the voices of communities of color in Newport. From education to housing to elected officials, the discussion deals with some of the major challenges tha…
 
I sat down with Jack and Vinnie of Warwick party emo /sad jazz band Strip Mall to cover their start, how the band constructs their intricate songs, the experience they had recording the "Strip Mall EP", and what to expect at the release show on 7/15 at Dusk!!! (if you're listening to this in the future check the internet for some videos from the sh…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes HUD Director for RI's Commission For Human Rights Jay Flanders to discuss his role at the organization, the agencies operations, discrimination in RI housing, employment and how Rhode Islander's can report it. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes back award winning investigative reporter and author Peter Lance for a third conversation on his blockbuster book "Homicide At Rough Point", which details the story of Doris Duke's murder of her longtime consultant Eduardo Tirella. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Providence Cultural Equity Initiative Founder and CEO Raymond Two Hawks Watson back to BTOWN for his analysis of the Rise of the Moors, the group that was involved in a standoff with Massachusetts State Police this past weekend. Mr. Watson has specific experience with the group and provides keen insight - including that he…
 
Levitt AMP Woonsocket has been featuring top-notch music in Rhode Island's northernmost city since 2018. On this episode, I catch up with event director, Meg Rego, to talk about the goal of bringing diverse music to Woonsocket, what goes into booking a 10-event series like this, and we go week-by-week covering what this year's lineup has in store!!…
 
RI 5 has become a really fun conversation to have... and with Bill Bartholomew that is especially true! He shares a story of "taking trips to the city" (which refers to Warwick), exploring rural Rhode Island, we tick off some tried-and-true RI-isms, and he writes the beginnings of a song on the spot that could take him in a new direction :) We also…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Craig Kurtzweil, Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Center for Advanced Analytics to discuss their recent white paper “Finding the uncommon: Revealing disparities in care and prescribing for common condition.” The pair discuss a number of findings from the project, and what employers can do to better address these disparitie…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Artist Republik founder Nick Cianfaglione for a discussion on his innovative platform for independent music artists, how Rhode Island has served as fertile ground for his project and how embracing tech startups as a pillar of economic development can move the state forward. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/barthol…
 
On this mini-episode, Bill Bartholomew and I get into the duality of needing to be self-sufficient as an artist but also the importance of being a part of a scene and showing up for others. We also talk about the thing that really motivates and inspires him. I also share with you a song he did with Silverteeth back in 2016 as part of the New Porch …
 
Bill Bartholomew breaks down three different things happening inside the Rhode Island legislature that you may not be aware of: Child Care Investments in the State Budget w/ Leanne Barrett, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Rachel Flum, Economic Progress Institute Autobody Bills and RI Drivers Paying Some of Highest Insurance Premiums in U.S. w/ Frank O'Brie…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes The Public's Radio's Political/Investigative Reporter Ian Donnis for a discussion on his in-depth reporting on Prospect Medical Holdings and other healthcare industry related matters that impact the state. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)…
 
In this interview, Bill Bartholomew illuminates the life of a full-time artist, how being a podcaster has informed his music and tells the story from one of the most important days in his career. We also chat about his new EP "Bats" which came out digitally on June 11th and got to discuss how this particular record was made and what he's striving f…
 
Following BTOWN's episode with Dr. Amy Nunn, who is pushing for the RI General Assembly to pass legislation that would impose a statewide tax on sugary beverages, a group of Rhode Island businesses expressed interest in offering their perspective on why the tax is onerous and will negatively impact their businesses. Bill Bartholomew also caught up …
 
Chrissy Stewart shares some of her Rhode Island faves in this mini-episode including where she shops for records, her special spot to hang in the Ocean State, and a favorite benefit show she does with PVDlive! I've included one of my favorite songs by Chrissy, which is "Dissolve" (as you may have guessed if you heard the full episode) from her albu…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes back BTOWN regular, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea for a discussion on her recent announcement that she is running for Governor in the 2022 election. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)By Bill Bartholomew / Nellie Gorbea
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes CliftonLarsonAllen LLP's Managing Principal for New England Joe Kask for a discussion the his former firm blumshapiro's merger with CLA, how small, medium and micro businesses can benefit from services such as those offered by CLA, and navigating Covid19 relief grant forgiveness for small businesses in Rhode Island. Suppor…
 
Chrissy Stewart shares some music advice that gets to the core of humility and trust... as well as the often unspoken rewards of booking shows and festivals. Episode includes a live song from Chrissy's performance at The Columbus Theatre on March 30th, 2018 (audio credit: Eddy Bills). The song is "Truth Of Your Love" from her album House of Christi…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes HopeHealth 's Deanna Upchurch for a discussion on the importance of managing Covid grief - and the mental health impact thereof - in unique, situational ways. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)By Bill Bartholomew / Deanna Upchurch
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Marcela Betancur, Director of The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University for a robust discussion on her work, immigration, equity and undoing stereotypes. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)By Bill Bartholomew / Marcela Betancur
 
Chrissy Stewart is a gifted musician and the owner of PVDlive. In our interview we talk about how she got into booking shows, what she's looking to create with her production company, Zydeco dancing at Rhythm & Roots Music Festival, how she created her record House Of Christina and the more than serendipitous way that title came to her. Make sure t…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes journalist and author Brian Alexander to the pod for a discussion on the business of the American healthcare system, his latest book The Hospital, how this translates to societal disparities, and locally in southern New England, how to analyze the Lifespan/Care New England/Brown University hospital merger. Support the show…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes former RI Dept of Administration head, Raimondo Chief of Staff and likely 2022 Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley for a discussion on his time at the Statehouse and his vision for Providence. What are the key areas that Providence and Rhode Island need to focus on to move the state forward in an equitable and fiscal…
 
Leland Baker shares why Newport Jazz Fest is so special, he shouts a great local music store that's helping to keep the scene alive, and we talk seafood* in the ocean state! (*he's not a fan of pizza... can you believe that? Maybe he's a robot and that's why he's so good at playing the sax? 😂) Plus, this episode includes one of my favorite Quarter …
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Sarah Blusiewicz, Assistant Director of Workforce Development for Rhode Island's Department of Labor and Training for a discussion on the DLT's new Virtual Career Center initiative, which seeks to connect jobseekers with work opportunities in Rhode Island. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landi…
 
BB reflects on the world of Bartholomewtown for the 300th episode of the podcast. What began as a creative passion project has evolved into a credentialed media outlet in Rhode Island with a dedicated listenership. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)By Bill Bartholomew
 
Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and music educator, Leland Baker, shares some wisdom he's learned along the way from his mentors, how he's found a way to keep moving to stay in the game, and the spirit that drives his inspiration. Includes his original piece "Black Lives Maintain" (audio credit: Vertygo) that he wrote last year to bring attention to the…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes NYC-based fashion attorney, professor, podcaster and columnist Doug Hand of Hand Baldachin & Associates for a discussion on the modern professional wardrobe for public figures. This follows a recent incident in which Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio proposed a senate dress code, which state Senator Jonathan …
 
Shortly after then-Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo used the phrase "knock it off" to encourage people who weren't taking the pandemic seriously to do so, Frog & Toad proprietor Asher Schofield created a tee shirt utilizing the phrase, and launched a memorable campaign behind it (complete with Schofield delivering shirts via bike, using a megaph…
 
My guest on this episode is saxophonist, Leland Baker! In our interview, we cover so much from his career including his time studying music in New Orleans and at the University of Rhode Island... connecting with Quarter Water in New York City, how he founded his teaching program Bridging Gaps, and of course all the jazz projects he's working on! In…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Commonwealth Care Alliance's President and CEO Chris Palmieri for a discussion about the "integrated care system's" expansion in Rhode Island, addressing the most in-need members of our community, innovations in coverage during Covid19 and much more. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=tru…
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Cullen Hoback, filmmaker and producer of the acclaimed and wildly popular documentary HBO series Q: Into The Storm, for a discussion the series' findings, creation and what comes next. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)By Bill Bartholomew / Cullen Hoback
 
Bill Bartholomew welcomes Rhode Island Senator Melissa Murray (District 24 Woonsocket, North Smithfield) for a conversation about the Revenue For Rhode Island platform for which she is advocating. The initiative seeks to alter Rhode Island's tax code such that wealthier individuals would contribute additional money to the state's taxbase. Support t…
 
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