pawtucket http://ripr.org en Sound Artist Ed Osborn: Thinking About Sound and Space http://ripr.org/post/sound-artist-ed-osborn-thinking-about-sound-and-space <p>Artist Ed Osborn works in audio and video to create installations, sculptures and performance pieces. Osborn is an assistant professor in the Visual Art Department at Brown University.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://roving.net/index.html">On his website</a>, his work is described as “testing the patience of audiences.”&nbsp; His next performance is a preview of a new sound installation that takes place on Saturday April 26th at Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket at 4:30 pm.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:26:57 +0000 Chuck Hinman 31643 at http://ripr.org Sound Artist Ed Osborn: Thinking About Sound and Space The Gamm’s Macbeth Is A Big Bang Production http://ripr.org/post/gamm-s-macbeth-big-bang-production <p></p><p>Well, that’s right. Filled with shouting, drumming and blood, blood, blood, this Macbeth is a fearsome production. Director Fred Sullivan Jr. has missed no chance to put a point right under your nose, and into your ears.&nbsp; Drums pound, soldiers shout and women weep.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Bill Gale 31503 at http://ripr.org The Gamm’s Macbeth Is A Big Bang Production Founders Of Mixed Magic Theatre Recognized For Their Work http://ripr.org/post/founders-mixed-magic-theatre-recognized-their-work <p>Richardo Pitts-Wiley and his wife Bernadette are being recognized with an award of special distinction by the Pawtucket Foundation for their work at Mixed Magic Theatre. The couple founded the theater as a way to create a diverse acting community.</p><p>He joined Rhode Island Public Radio’s Chuck Hinman in the studio to talk about theater, diversity and the arts.</p><p></p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=mixed%20magic%20theater">news@ripr.org</a></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Chuck Hinman 30653 at http://ripr.org Founders Of Mixed Magic Theatre Recognized For Their Work Lead Levels in RI Children Dropped In 2013 http://ripr.org/post/lead-levels-ri-children-dropped-2013 <p>There were fewer children in Rhode Island last year with elevated lead levels in their blood. Improvements to housing played a big role in the decline.</p><p>Most of the drop in lead levels took place in Providence, Woonsocket, Warwick and Tiverton. In Providence, the city has made sure children couldn’t live in rental homes unless they were certified as lead-free. &nbsp;Also, the city’s water authority monitored lead levels in drinking water.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:27:21 +0000 Catherine Welch 30644 at http://ripr.org For Some Martin Luther King Jr. Day Means A Day Of Service http://ripr.org/post/some-martin-luther-king-jr-day-means-day-service <p>Martin Luther King Jr. Day may mean a day off for some, but scores of volunteers spent the day in Pawtucket hard at work.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Volunteers busily taped windows, primed, and painted walls at Goff Junior High School as part of a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.</p><p>They were working as a part of a national program that organizes service projects across the country; encouraging people to volunteer on their day off. &nbsp;Volunteer Megan Kelly, took a break from painting a beige hallway bright yellow.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:03:39 +0000 John Bender 27912 at http://ripr.org For Some Martin Luther King Jr. Day Means A Day Of Service The Gamm’s “The Big Meal” Is Satisfying http://ripr.org/post/gamm-s-big-meal-satisfying <p></p><p>In an interview concerning the New York production of “The Big Meal” the 33- year-old author, Dan LeFranc, makes a point of saying that his own growing up saw, quote, “lots of support but also a ton of friction and fear.” &nbsp;And that was “critical in making me the kind of writer and person I am today,” he added.</p><p>Well, that would be a guy who has sharp instincts both for the jugular and the heart. “The Big Meal” checks out those eight folks in all kinds of ways.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:01:05 +0000 Bill Gale 27687 at http://ripr.org The Gamm’s “The Big Meal” Is Satisfying Raimondo Kicks Off Campaign For Governor, Rolls Out Ideas http://ripr.org/post/raimondo-kicks-campaign-governor-rolls-out-ideas <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo started fleshing out her vision for Rhode Island as she formally announced her campaign Monday morning.</p><p>Raimondo emphasized the economy, laying out ideas that include writing off some college loans to encourage grads to stay in Rhode Island, creating a funding formula for road and bridge improvements, and establishing an institute to foster growth-sector jobs.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:48:17 +0000 Ian Donnis 27606 at http://ripr.org Raimondo Kicks Off Campaign For Governor, Rolls Out Ideas Public Comment Opens For RI Transportation Projects http://ripr.org/post/public-comment-opens-ri-transportation-projects <p>The public has a chance to weigh in this Friday on a slate of proposed transportation projects that will be paid for out of a new fund.</p><p></p><p>The new fund helps cities and towns access low-interest loans for road construction projects. It’s modeled after the state’s Clean Water Finance Authority, which over the past 15 years has loaned out $1 billion for municipal sewage treatment projects.</p><p>In fact, the Clean Water Finance Authority will administer this new transportation fund.There are 23 projects seeking funding.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:19:33 +0000 Catherine Welch 26219 at http://ripr.org RIDOT: $29M In Transportation Projects Seek Funding http://ripr.org/post/ridot-29m-transportation-projects-seek-funding <p>The public has a chance to weigh in Friday on a slate of proposed transportation projects that will be paid for out of a new fund</p><p>The new fund helps cities and towns access low-interest loans for road construction projects. It’s modeled after the state’s Clean Water Finance Authority, which over the past 15 years has loaned out $1 billion for municipal sewage treatment projects. In fact, the Clean Water Finance Authority will administer this new transportation fund.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:18:19 +0000 Catherine Welch 26197 at http://ripr.org StoryCorps Comes To Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/storycorps-comes-rhode-island <p>Story Corps, the organization that collects the voices and histories of people across the country is in Rhode Island.</p><p>It is a chance for homeless residents across the state to tell their story.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In the offices of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, pairs of Rhode Islanders interviewed each other. One of them had experienced homelessness, and they talked about their lives on the streets.</p><p>Richard Staples interviewed Don Larson, a man who was homeless when he was 16-years-old.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:07:40 +0000 John Bender 25800 at http://ripr.org StoryCorps Comes To Rhode Island