Providence http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-message-pension-mediation-sends-outside-businesses <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:46:48 +0000 Dave Fallon 31912 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-picks-rhode-island-artist-official-portrait <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has selected the artist who will paint his official portrait. The Rhode Island artist beat out 123 others in the national search.</p><p></p><p>Julie Gearan said there was something about the fact that she’s not a traditional portrait painter combined with Chafee not being a traditional politician that drew her to apply for the job of painting his official portrait.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:51:48 +0000 Catherine Welch 31655 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait 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 Providence Mayoral Candidate Smiley Unveils Economic Development Plan http://ripr.org/post/providence-mayoral-candidate-smiley-unveils-economic-development-plan <p>Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley Thursday released a seven-point economic plan.&nbsp; Smiley is among a number of candidates trying to succeed Angel Taveras at City Hall.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:22:19 +0000 Ian Donnis 31537 at http://ripr.org Festival Ballet Delivers Fine Work, Powerful Dancing http://ripr.org/post/festival-ballet-delivers-fine-work-powerful-dancing <p></p><p>Ah, yes, definitely. You could call this “Up Close” wide-ranging. Then again you could say, ahh, it’s a mixed bag. But, fortunately, this show has enough fine work – some powerful dancing, and one emotionally charged piece – to make it worth recommending.</p><p></p><p>What artistic director Misha Djuric has done this time is turn basically to his own company for inspiration and dances. The result shows work from young dancers that are sometimes amusing, sometimes not so much. Then again Festival’s stronger veterans also put forth some fine work.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:16:00 +0000 Bill Gale 31446 at http://ripr.org Festival Ballet Delivers Fine Work, Powerful Dancing Documentary Tells Story Of Haven Brothers Food Truck http://ripr.org/post/documentary-tells-story-haven-brothers-food-truck <p>“Haven Brothers: The Legacy of the American Diner” tells the story of the food truck that has been parked outside Providence City Hall for as long as most people remember.</p><p>Jeff Toste makes his directorial debut with the documentary that explores the food truck’s beginnings and how it was almost lost. &nbsp;The documentary makes its Providence debut at the Columbus Theatre in Providence on June 6<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio weekend host Chuck Hinman sat down with Toste to talk about the iconic food truck and capturing its history.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:29:46 +0000 Chuck Hinman 31286 at http://ripr.org Documentary Tells Story Of Haven Brothers Food Truck Springtime Snow On The Way For Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/springtime-snow-way-rhode-island <p>After a relatively warm weekend, with highs in the upper fifties on Saturday, Rhode Island is now being struck by below-freezing temperatures.&nbsp; And now snow is on the way.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The National Weather Service is watching a storm that’s expected to hit the North East on Tuesday night, lasting into Wednesday.&nbsp; Newport and Aquidneck Island are expected to get the brunt of it, with four to six inches of snow. A winter storm advisory has already been issued for the area. The rest of the state will see between two and four inches.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:12:31 +0000 John Bender 30931 at http://ripr.org Springtime Snow On The Way For Rhode Island 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 Everyone Is Irish At Providence City Hall http://ripr.org/post/everyone-irish-providence-city-hall <p>Providence City Hall celebrated St. Patrick’s Day today with music and dancing.</p><p>This traditional tune kicked off the celebration at city hall. Members of the Providence Police Pipes and Drums looked sharp in their kilts and spats as they played and marched.</p><p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras welcomed everyone, flanked by a row of dignitaries from the police chief to parade committee members. Providence College president Reverend Brian Shanley said a prayer for the crowd, invoking the words of St. Patrick. And students from the Goulding Irish dance school performed.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:59:47 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30584 at http://ripr.org Everyone Is Irish At Providence City Hall RI Food Bank Graduates Another Class Of Culinary Students Ready To Work http://ripr.org/post/ri-food-bank-graduates-another-class-culinary-students-ready-work <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font style="font-size: 16pt">A dozen students receiving culinary job training at the Rhode Island Food Bank graduate Friday evening. The program takes highly motivated low-income residents and trains them to work in the restaurant and hospitality industries. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:36:42 +0000 Catherine Welch 30113 at http://ripr.org