Ian Donnis is the political reporter for The Public's Radio and moderated the discussion.

Steve Frias of Cranston is the national committeeman for the Rhode Island Republican Party. He has twice run for state rep against house speaker Nicholas Mattiello. Steve is a historian and he writes a regular column in the Cranston Herald and two other Beacon Communications newspapers.

Gabriela Domenzain is the former head of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol. She was deputy campaign manager for Maryland Democrat Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign in 2016. Gabriela was also principal spokeswoman on immigration and the Latino vote for president Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Scott MacKay is political analyst for The Public’s Radio. He was for many years a political reporter at the Providence Journal.