Providence, RI – This week Governor Carcieri announced a package of spending cuts in an effort to close a 218-million dollar budget deficit. Will that be enough to balance the state's book - or will tax hikes be part Rhode Island's future? That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.
Providence, RI – How often do you walk the streets of Rhode Island's cities and towns and notice - really notice - the architecture that surrounds you? What do Rhode Island's buildings mean to you - their height, their texture, their aesthetics? How do they shape your life? Ross Cann reflects on the profound meaning that Rhode Island's buildings have in his life.
Providence, RI – Wind power, Republican divisions, and a big salary for a new state official. That's part of the discussion this week on political roundtable. Joining us are WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay and University of Rhode Island political science Professor Maureen Moakley. We're pleased to welcome our special guest, Glenn Loury, a social critic, public intellectual, and professor of economics and social science at Brown University.
Providence, RI – At one time or another, most of us have received bad news - the kind of news that stops us in our tracks and, possibly, alters our path in life, our priorities, the way we cope with adversity, indeed our most basic understanding of what life really means. And that's exactly what happened to Kathi Kolb.
Providence, RI – It's probably not hard to imagine a time in your life when you felt something that was profoundly precious to you was slipping away, perhaps the last moments of your college career, a glorious vacation, or a very special relationship. Lauren Birnie reflects on just such an experience in her life, and on the beliefs she formed along the way.
Providence, RI – Recorded with a live audience, resident acting company members Stephen Berenson, Janice Duclos, Stephen Thorne, and Rachael Warren read and discuss three stories with Curt Columbus and Bob Seay:
Providence, RI – Natural disasters are not usually seen as subjects for the musical stage. But, then, there was "Titanic" on Broadway and in film. Now being worked on in New York, there's another idea for an improbable production. But it is centered in Rhode Island. Bill Gale has the story.
Providence, RI – The phrase sounds so plain and simple. Yet all of us know how complex and challenging our human - and our sometimes inhumane - connections can be. Barbara Schweitzer reflects on the profound, and complicated, meaning of connections in our lives.
Providence, RI – How do the most important people in your life view you? How do you want to be viewed by others? Do you aim for some sort of ideal persona? As Cathleen Calbert notes, sometimes our answers to these questions come from a very unusual source.