Newsmakers 5/4: Marshall, Schneider

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — This week on the first half of Newsmakers: filmmaker and Rhode Island School of Design student Julian Marshall. A new short film by Marshall depicts the very beginning of street artist Shepard Fairey's career and his brush with Providence politics. Marshall talks about the challenges of creating a film that centers on Fairey and former Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, including having to erect a full-size campaign billboard on the East Side of Providence. With a debut weeks away, Marshall is still in the fundraising process to get it entered into film festivals.

Then, reporter Ted Nesi sits down with former Republican Congresswoman Claudine Schneider. On a rare visit back to Rhode Island, Schneider talks about why Congress is increasingly polarized, the importance of women holding office, the challenges she faced running, her new e-book "Fed Up with Congress," and what advice she'd give candidate Brendan Doherty.

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