Providence, RI – Elisabeth Harrison spoke with Len Cabral in our studios earlier this week to learn more about his plans for the Black Rep's former building. She started out by asking Cabral about his past contributions to the Providence arts scene.
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Providence, RI – In a recent interview Lynch says he's proud of his accomplishments, which include overseeing the Station nightclub fire prosecutions and the lawsuit against former lead paint companies.
One thing he wishes had gone differently was the state Supreme Court's ruling to reverse a lower court's verdict and not take action against former lead paint companies.
Providence, RI – After years of hosting theatrical productions, Afro-sonic dance parties, and a lively music festival in the streets of Providence, the story of the Black Repertory Company ended with the sound of an auctioneer selling off everything in the building.
Folding tables stacked with mixing boards, theatre lights, woven baskets, and even a rolled up piece of snake skin take over the performance space. Nick Bauta surveys the scene as he sits on a stairway leading up to the balcony.
WRNI – "There but for the grace of God go I." That's an aphorism with which all of us are familiar, one which many of us utter with heartfelt sincerity when we witness others' misfortune. And that's certainly the case for Colleen Kelly Mellor, whose beliefs and deep sense of purpose have been shaped by her own brush with calamity.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Jack White was the dean of investigative reporters in Rhode Island. He won a Pulitzer Prize at the Providence Journal in 1974 for revealing how Richard Nixon had cheated on his taxes. And he continued to break news for years afterward as the investigative reporter at Channel 12. A prime example came when former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci learned of his indictment in 2001.
"I heard it from the press," Cianci said. "I heard it from Jack White."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's been a busy 2010 in Rhode Island and WRNI's counting down the top ten news stories.
Number 10: Corruption in North Providence If the headline was about "corruption" the words "North Providence" probably preceded it in 2010.
In August three North Providence city councilman were indicted on charges of conspiracy, extortion and bribery. Prosecutors say they shook down a supermarket developer for $25,000 for a zoning permit. All three later stepped down and are awaiting trial.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Basketball in America back in 1957 was just taking form. And Providence Journal sports columnist Bill Reynolds takes a look at the 1957 Boston Celtics in his book "Rise of a Dynasty: The 1957 Celtics. The First Banner and the Dawn of a New America." WRNI's Scott MacKay talked with Reynolds about the coach, players and town that shaped the Boston Celtics half a century ago.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Fashion hauling is a hot new trend in marketing and it's turning ordinary shoppers into celebrities. Elisabeth Harrison met a mom from Warwick who is using the trend to launch a new career as a professional blogger and fashionista.
"I hope these are on sale. Let me see," says Audrey McClelland. She's in her element hunting for a bargain at Old Navy in the Providence Place Mall. She selects a pair of fleece pants with blue and green stripes, on sale for eight dollars.