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.
Providence, RI – One of the joys of living in Rhode Island and in New England is that we get to experience the poignant changes in the seasons, the shift from summer's sweetness to the bucolic fall, and from winter's chill to spring's bountiful beauty. Yet, as Henri Flikier notes, shifting seasons - in New England and in our own lives - are filled with complexity.
Providence, RI – For what seems like an eternity, we've been overwhelmed by a spate of bad news, what with a disastrous economy, terrifying terrorist attacks, swine flu, and sordid political scandals. Through it all, many of us struggle to find a reason to smile, to laugh out loud. Karen Lee Ziner wisely reminds us of the profound importance of humor in our lives.
Providence, RI – All of us have had terrifyingly stressful moments in our lives when we were not sure we had the strength, the intestinal fortitude to survive the crisis. Perhaps it was a genuine health scare, or receiving dreadful news about a loved one or a terrorist attack. Whatever the daunting challenge, what all of us hope, and want to believe, is that we have the courage to survive. Peter Mandel reflects on his very personal brush with bravery.
Newport, RI – Listen to a Newport Town Meeting, "Reinvention & Renewal," a panel discussion about Newport's journey from Naval town to thriving tourist destination, moderated by WRNI News Director and former NPR News correspondent Anthony Brooks. This program was recorded live Thursday, October 22nd at the Jane Pickens Theatre and Event Center in Newport and originally broadcast on October 23.
Newport, R.I. – Newport may be known as a tourist destination - for its large mansions and yachts. But it's also home to a large working class population. And like many cities, to a growing number of homeless. That poses a big challenge for the city's schools, which last year saw a significant increase in one of its neediest populations: homeless children. WRNI's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison visited an elementary school to assess the challenge.