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One Square Mile: Johnston - One Hour Special

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Missed any of our stories about Johnston, Rhode Island? Let us take you there in this special hour from one of the nation's most Italian-American towns.


Missed any of our stories about Johnston, Rhode Island? Let us take you there in this special hour from one of the nation's most Italian-American  towns.


Johnston is the focus of this year’s One Square Mile, a special series from Rhode Island Public Radio where we focus on one community. The result: a week of stories and interviews highlighting this singular place. We've pulled together the highlights for a special one-hour documentary.

Why Johnston? First, there's politics. Did you know that Johnston was a Democratic stronghold –until this presidential election? The town surprised even its own mayor and went for Trump.

Next, the town’s Italian heritage. Johnston is home to one of the highest concentrations of Italian Americans anywhere in the country. 

But there's also Johnston's rich history, sense of community, and memorable characters.

We give you a whirlwind tour in this hour all about Johnston.One Square Mile: Johnston - One Hour Special



One Square Mile: Johnston - One Hour Special
One Square Mile: Johnston - One Hour Special