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Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a group of people reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by The Public's Radio.

The CAB operates independently of the governing body and staff of The Public's Radio and is intended to provide a vehicle for effective community input into the station’s governing body about station programming, community service, and impact on the community from the station’s major policy decisions.

The role of the board is advisory in nature and does not have the power to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the station.

The members of the Community Advisory Board are:

  • Frank Baptista
  • Kristin Crane
  • Don Deignan
  • Antonieta Falconi
  • Kevin Gaw
  • Alexandra Hahn
  • Diana Kushner
  • David Leach
  • Cynthia Marland
  • Chad McFarlane
  • Morayo Akande
  • Emily Steffian
  • Annie Talbot
  • George Tollefson

The next meeting for the Community Advisory Board:

Monday, January 28, 2019. 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public. RSVP is not required, but it is appreciated so we can make preparations for the room. If you would like more information, please email

Upcoming meetings will take place in the Gallery at the Rhode Island Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903.

If you are interested in joining the CAB, please email, or complete the CAB interest form PDF (below) and return it to The Public's Radio by mail:

Community Advisory Board

Attn: The Public's Radio

1 Union Station

Providence, RI 02903