Dr. Michael Fine, former Rhode Island Director of Health, is passionate as a physician and advocate for community health organizations … and just as passionate for his forays into literature, a novelist and short story writer, whose most recent book is a collection of Rhode Island short stories. Dr. Fine joins WhatsUpNewp for a videocast on Thursday (Nov. 10) at 11 a.m. 

We’ll talk about his writing career, latest collection of short stories, and a book soon to be released in 2023, On Medicine as Colonialism

We’ll also talk about the state of healthcare in Rhode Island, shaken by the failed merger attempt of Lifespan and Care New England, of instability in the directorship at the Health 

Department, the resignations of the presidents of Lifespan and Care New England, and shortages in critical healthcare professions.

Watch live here at 11 am

Video link to follow.