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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Arts & Culture
7:02 am
Mon September 20, 2010

This I Believe: Young Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Karen Feldman is the co-director of Young Voices, a Rhode Island organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates. She is joined by teenagers Grace Ajayi, Johanna German and Rick Rodriguez. They believe youth have the power to change Rhode Island.

This I Believe Rhode Island
12:35 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

This I Believe: Drawing inspiration from books

Providence, R.I. – Think back to your adolescence and you can probably identify a person or two who had a profound influence on your life, perhaps a beloved teacher, a neighbor or perhaps a relative. As this week's essayist, 13-year-old Caroline Moore tells us, sometimes we find these people between the covers of a remarkably compelling book.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:02 am
Wed May 26, 2010

This I Believe RI: Author reflects on hope and resilience

Providence, R.I. – Five years ago, my husband Lorne, our son Sam and I traveled to China to bring a baby girl home from an orphanage in Hunan. Our house had gone mournfully silent in April of 2002, when our five year old daughter Grace died suddenly. Since that day, our lives had been marked more by what used to be than what could be. Until Annabelle.

"Our family is revived," Sam announced in our hotel room in Changsha as we watched our eleven month old daughter grin at us.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:02 am
Wed May 19, 2010

This I Believe: A Decisive Moment

Providence, RI – Every single one of us can look around and, in a flash, identify so many things that are wrong with our world, so much that needs repair. Poverty. Homelessness. Substandard education. Indeed, many of us devote countless hours in our earnest attempt to heal the world. But as Rabbi Alan Flam notes, at times there's a risk that our focus is narrower than it ought to be.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Boredom

Providence, RI – 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, boredom is in the eye of the beholder and, often, is not what it seems.

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Your Mother

Providence, RI – Who hasn't had a close encounter or two with a remarkably exasperating, perhaps eccentric, relative -- that legendary family fixture who has an astonishing ability to push the proverbial envelope and test our patience? And then, as so often happens, this is the relative who, over time, manages somehow to seep into and truly touch our soul. This is what happened to Janine Weisman.

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Arts & Culture
12:05 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Tenacity

Providence, RI – Wake-up calls in life come from many sources, and usually not from hotel operators. For all of us, life is full of unpredictable and unexpected, often unbidden, events that teach us enduring lessons. That was certainly the case for Jack Galvin.

Galvin, a retired teacher and tennis pro, is a writer living in Middletown. He and Vinny Integlia, the subject of Galvin's essay, have been collaborating on a written account of Integlia's first ten years as a quadriplegic.

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Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Railroads

Providence, RI – Many of us have experienced poignant moments during our long-distance travels, those times when we're airborne or riding the rails for hours and stop to think about where we're headed, not just geographically, but, as well, in a more existential, perhaps even spiritual sense. Joanne Perella, has had many such moments in her life.

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Arts & Culture
12:09 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Mercy

Providence, RI – All of us have had people walk into our lives unexpectedly and, in ways we never anticipated, change our lives forever - the way we view the world, our most basic priorities, our sense of what really matters. Indeed, that's what happened to Cori Hughes.

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Arts & Culture
12:14 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Poetry

Providence, RI – One of the joys of living in Rhode Island is that we're surrounded by remarkably creative artists and their often provocative words, images, and sounds. As Lynnie Gobeille tells us, sometimes we can find the fruits of artists' labor in some very unlikely spots in the Ocean State.

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