Videos of the two 2014 “Food will help Rhode Island grow™” Town Halls

At the R.I. Gubernatorial candidates forum, from left to right: Todd Giroux, Ken Block, Gina Raimondo, Clay Pell, Allan Fung, Angel Taveras, Jessica Wood, Ben Wood, David Dadekian, Michael Reppucci

At the R.I. Gubernatorial candidates forum, from left to right: Todd Giroux, Ken Block, Gina Raimondo, Clay Pell, Allan Fung, Angel Taveras, Jessica Wood, Ben Wood, David Dadekian, Michael Reppucci

In August, Eat Drink RI produced two Town Hall style forums, one with the candidates for governor of Rhode Island on Wednesday, August 13th, at the Sons of Liberty Spirits Distillery in South Kingstown moderated by David Dadekian and Wildwood co-owner Jessica Wood, and one with the candidates for mayor of Providence on Monday, August 18th, at The Café at Easy Entertaining in Providence moderated by Dadekian and Easy Entertaining owner Kaitlyn Roberts.

Based upon Eat Drink RI’s motto “Food will help Rhode Island grow™,” each Town Hall focused specifically on the food and beverage industry. Thank you to all the candidates—Ken Block, Allan Fung, Todd Giroux, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo, Angel Taveras, Jorge Elorza, Dan Harrop, Michael Solomon, Brett Smiley and Chris Young—for participating and to the Rhode Island Food Policy Council and the RI Small Business Journal for their sponsorship support. Note: the Gubernatorial forum video was put together from a number of different sources, apologies for the mismatched sound and choppiness. It is complete with the exception of two dropouts, the beginning of a question being asked by Moderator Wood and a single sentence from one of Ken Block’s answers.

Eat Drink RI’s “Food will help Rhode Island grow™” Town Hall with the R.I. Gubernatorial Candidates

 

Eat Drink RI’s “Food will help Rhode Island grow™” Town Hall with the Providence Mayoral Candidates

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