local feature http://ripr.org en Our Own Curriculum http://ripr.org/post/our-own-curriculum <p>This short radio piece gives you a peek into the lives of three people in their early twenties who graduated from college one year ago. I called these recent graduates, asking two questions: “Are you happy where you are career-wise” and “Do you think that you are on the right track”. The answers that I get back vary quite a bit.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:40:34 +0000 Charlie Weber 37391 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Start Taking Off The Gloves http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-start-taking-gloves <p>The televised air wars have started in the Democratic primary for governor. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders if voters are paying attention yet.</p><p></p><p></p><p>As the weeks dwindle towards the September primary, the advertising rhetoric among the major Democratic candidates has heated up. This is especially true of the campaigns of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:38:15 +0000 Scott MacKay 37289 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Start Taking Off The Gloves Political Roundtable: Rep. Abney on Newport Grand, Speaker Mattiello & The Sale Of The Projo http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-rep-abney-newport-grand-speaker-mattiello-sale-projo <p>The odds of table games coming to Newport, the sale of The Providence Journal, and diversity in the General</p><p></p><p>Assembly – those are the topics this week on the Political Roundtable with our guest Newport Rep. Marvin Abney and special host Rhode Island Public Radio news director Catherine Welch.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 37226 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Rep. Abney on Newport Grand, Speaker Mattiello & The Sale Of The Projo 2nd Story’s “Hay Fever” Is An Overdone Shouting Contest http://ripr.org/post/2nd-story-s-hay-fever-overdone-shouting-contest <p></p><p>Ah, yes, “Hay Fever” one of those plays that became known as “a comedy of manners.” But in truth Coward's 1925 hit really ought to be called a “comedy of ill manners.”</p><p>It's Coward's view of a famous family being famously, uproariously, ridiculously bad mannered to point of forcing the family's so-called “guests” to split, to sneak out of the house, to take any measures to get away from the family's self-regard, their “I really don't give a hoot for anything or anyone but myself” attitude.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:47:00 +0000 Bill Gale 37169 at http://ripr.org 2nd Story’s “Hay Fever” Is An Overdone Shouting Contest Great Friends Dance Festival Returns To Newport http://ripr.org/post/great-friends-dance-festival-returns-newport <p>You know it's no easy thing to run a small but professional dance company.&nbsp; Fund-raising is constant and communication with other companies sometimes almost non-existent. That's why Island Moving's idea to trade locations with other companies is such a good thing. It allows a small but efficient troupe to not only travel the nation but brings dancers, choreographers and administrators together in what can sometimes be a kind of singular business.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:00 +0000 Bill Gale 37062 at http://ripr.org Great Friends Dance Festival Returns To Newport Officials Mum on Subject of Brown Sexual Assault Investigation http://ripr.org/post/officials-mum-subject-brown-sexual-assault-investigation <p>No one is saying why federal officials have launched an investigation into Brown's handling of a sexual assault complaint, but the school is one of 68 around the country facing increased scrutiny over the issue of sexual violence.</p><p></p><p>Campus officials have struggled to strike a balance between the rights of students who say they are victims of sexual assault and the rights of their alleged attackers, who often have not been found guilty of any crime.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:08:19 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 37037 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: More Twists In Providence Mayoral Contest http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-more-twists-providence-mayoral-contest <p>Just when you thought you knew the candidate field in the Providence mayoral campaign, things changed. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay’s thoughts on the capital city’s revised City Hall election.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Another week, another new twist in the Providence mayor campaign. The departure of independent Lorne Adrain from the race has set off a scramble for his supporters, most of whom hail from his home neighborhood on the city’s affluent East Side.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:09:33 +0000 Scott MacKay 36892 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: More Twists In Providence Mayoral Contest Rhody Votes '14: Republicans for Governor Debate http://ripr.org/post/rhody-votes-14-republicans-governor-debate <p>The Republican candidates running for governor took part in a special, live edition of The Political Roundtable. Ken Block and Allan Fung answered questions from our moderators and asked each other questions.</p><p>You can hear the program in its three segments here:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:25:33 +0000 RIPR Staff 36793 at http://ripr.org Rhody Votes '14: Republicans for Governor Debate Ocean State's "Guys and Dolls" Is Hit And Miss http://ripr.org/post/ocean-states-guys-and-dolls-hit-and-miss <p></p><p>Well, yes it does. At the Ocean State in Warwick “Guys and Dolls” – admittedly one of my all-time favorite musicals – comes across as a bifurcated project. On the one hand there is still that marvelous score by Frank Loesser, songs that can break your heart and make you laugh out loud. Under music director Justin P. Cowan they are handled well by a cast of good singers who know how to offer a song without seeming to force it.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:10:00 +0000 Bill Gale 36717 at http://ripr.org Ocean State's "Guys and Dolls" Is Hit And Miss Scott MacKay Commentary: The R.I. And Mass. Casino Conundrum http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-ri-and-mass-casino-conundrum <p>It’s election year in Rhode Island. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses the one issue that never goes away in our small state – casino gambling.</p><p></p><p></p><p>There’s an old gallows humor joke about banks and creditors. If you owe the bank $30,000, the bank owns you. If you owe the bank $300 million, you own the bank.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:46:20 +0000 Scott MacKay 36596 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: The R.I. And Mass. Casino Conundrum