Rhode Island Public Radio http://ripr.org en Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture' http://ripr.org/post/sen-john-mccain-calls-lengthy-execution-arizona-torture Sen. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:11:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 37293 at http://ripr.org Democratic gubernatorial candidates begin to take off the gloves http://ripr.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-begin-take-gloves <p>The televised air wars have started in the Democratic primary for governor. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders if voters are paying attention yet.</p><p>As the weeks dwindle towards the September primary, the advertising rhetoric among the major Democratic candidates has heated up. This is especially true of the campaigns of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:38:15 +0000 Scott MacKay 37289 at http://ripr.org Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration' http://ripr.org/post/tim-gunn-and-runway-life-big-collaboration-0 "Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on <em>Project Runway.</em> But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."<em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 editor 37292 at http://ripr.org Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man' http://ripr.org/post/philip-seymour-hoffman-leaves-indelible-bond-most-wanted-man <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+Leaves+Indelible+Bond+In+%27Most+Wanted+Man%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 David Edelstein 37291 at http://ripr.org Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year http://ripr.org/post/pope-francis-visit-us-next-year Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 37290 at http://ripr.org Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year Mother of Gordon Fox dies at 92 http://ripr.org/post/mother-gordon-fox-dies-92 <p>The mother of former House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence, died this morning. Mary Fox, who lived with her son at his East Side home for many years, was 92.</p><p>A domestic worker, Mary Fox was known for her devotion to family and her good nature. She lived with her son until just a few weeks ago, when she went to a nursing home facility. Funeral service plans have not been completed, according to House spokesman Larry Berman.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:56 +0000 Scott MacKay 37286 at http://ripr.org Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet http://ripr.org/post/indonesias-president-elect-crowdsources-his-cabinet Indonesia's president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader — starting with his Cabinet, which he's asking ordinary people to help him choose.<p>Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, was named president on Tuesday following July 9 polls, the results of which were contested by rival Prabowo Subianto. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:54:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 37285 at http://ripr.org Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful? http://ripr.org/post/gops-new-plan-tackle-poverty-helpful-or-hurtful <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+GOP%27s+New+Plan+To+Tackle+Poverty%3A+Helpful+Or+Hurtful%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 editor 37284 at http://ripr.org 119 Central American Migrant Children Already Living In RI http://ripr.org/post/119-central-american-migrant-children-already-living-ri <p>The federal government has not asked Rhode Island to shelter some of the migrant children entering the country by the thousands from Central America.&nbsp; More than 100 are already living in the state.</p><p>There are currently 119 kids in Rhode Island.&nbsp; That’s according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These children were not moved here by the federal government, but placed with sponsors, who are family or friends already living in the U.S. The placement has been happening since January. It’s unclear how long the children will be staying.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:37 +0000 John Bender 37280 at http://ripr.org In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers http://ripr.org/post/indias-sultry-summer-bucket-bathing-beats-indoor-showers Two items that are essential to most Indian households are a bucket and a pitcher. They are to Indians what showers are to Americans, an integral part of the daily ritual of bathing. In a country where you can't count on running water, the vast majority of people bathe using a bucket of water, and a plastic pitcher to pour the water over your head and body.<p>Like every other Indian I know, I grew up with bucket bathing. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 Rhitu Chatterjee 37281 at http://ripr.org In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers