This I Believe - Rhode Island

Wednesday at 6:35 AM, 8:35 AM and 5:45 PM

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Hosted by Frederic Reamer

Modeled on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow, This I Believe - Rhode Island, hosted by Frederic Reamer, is an effort to share the many stories of people of Rhode Island... the personal experiences that have helped form the opinions of your neighbors. This I Believe - Rhode Island is also an opportunity for you to share your own beliefs and experiences.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:42 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Resilience in the Face of Despair.

RIPR – All of our lives include some dark moments, some that are much darker than others. We do the best we can to cope during difficult times, hoping that the shadows will lift. Sadly, some people are so overwhelmed by life's daunting challenges that they can't seem to find a way out. Others, like Wendy Shapiro, manage not only to climb out of the dark hole, but truly flourish along the way.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
6:49 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Boredom

RIPR – How often have you stood impatiently in what turned out to be the interminably long line at the supermarket, or felt at a complete loss for what to do in those all-too-rare, often unexpected hiatuses in your overly scheduled life? As Henri Flikier observes in this encore essay, boredom is in the eye of the beholder and, often, is not what it seems.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:21 am
Wed July 4, 2012

This I Believe: Being mindful of others

PROVIDENCE, RI – In this week's This I Believe--Rhode Island essay, Rabbi Alan Flam reminds us to be mindful of the challenges faced by our nation's most vulnerable citizens.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
3:20 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Toilets

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This I Believe Rhode Island
3:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Hospice

RIPR – Often our instinct is to think of death as dark, macabre, even sinister. After all, death means loss and saying goodbye to the most precious people in our lives. But as Ed Martin notes in this encore essay, being intimately involved as a loved one departs from life as we know it can be a privilege as well, one that enriches our lives in ways we might not have imagined.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:09 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Hope and Redemption

RIPR – During our lifetimes, many of us have known true horror, whether the result of personal tragedy, such as the untimely death of a loved one, or worldwide disaster, such as a world war or the attack of 9-11. Betty Adler had her own brush with calamity, and during her 86 years has learned to still believe in the possibilities of hope and redemption, as we hear in this encore essay.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:36 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Growing Up On One's Own

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:56 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Making Things

RIPR – One of the joys of living in the Ocean State is that we're surrounded by a critical mass of remarkably creative people. With good reason, Rhode Island is known for its rich collection of painters, jewelry designers, sculptors, potters, and weavers. At their foundation, these forms of art are a profound act of creation. For Naomi Herzfeld, such handwork is deeply personal, even spiritual, as we hear in this encore essay.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:51 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Enough

RIPR – Living in a world of plenty, many of us struggle to temper our wish for an ever increasing supply of material possessions, our tendency to acquire more, and bigger, and better. In our more thoughtful moments, we try hard to figure out what we really need in this life, what's truly enough. In this encore essay, Jerry Landay reflects on the lessons he has learned about keeping our acquisitive instincts in check.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:01 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Finding One's Voice

RIPR – All of us can recall the angst of adolescence, those days when we yearned to be invisible, those moments when our self-consciousness was completely overwhelming and, too often, embarrassing. For some of us, finding our voice and the courage to use it came rather easily as we matured into adulthood. For others, as we hear from Jessica Briggs, the process has been much more incremental. Whichever path we take, there's no doubt that learning to speak up is so wonderfully fulfilling.

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