Providence, RI – Seasoned Rhode Islanders know that Roger Williams' legacy runs deep. His place in the Ocean State's history is woven inextricably into our fabric. And, as Mike Fink notes, Roger Williams lives in our hearts as well.
Providence, RI – NPR listeners love the stories we air that feature in-depth analysis of complex and nuanced issues examined from every possible angle. These are the stories that inform, the stories that tax our brains. But most of us feel saturated at times, even burdened, by hard news stories, no matter how skillfully they're constructed. As Kim Baker reminds us, sometimes we need to simply let go, let our hair down, and let loose.
Providence, RI – Resident acting company members Angela Brazil, Rachael Warren, and Joe Wilson, Jr. join Curt Columbus and Bob Seay with a delicious selection of food writing by Jhumpa Lahiri, Mary Cantwell, Evan Hunter, and Langston Hughes. Dig in!
Providence, RI – Death. It's not a pleasant subject, of course, yet all of us know of its inevitability, in our own lives and those of the people we love. Sadly, for many the end of life is filled with a toxic mix of pain, suffering, and an agonizing loss of control. But, as Dr. Joan Teno notes, life does not have to end this way. Indeed, we know better.
Providence, RI – As we race around in our lives, between hither and yon, and between our mundane daily tasks and life's occasional crises, how many of us really notice nature's creatures and its other assorted bounty that cross our paths - the flowers, the birds, the insects, even the neighbor's pet? Cara Murray certainly notices, and she has her own very special way of showing it.
Providence, RI – Perhaps you have noticed that endearing bumper sticker pasted to the rear end of some cars that advises all of us to "Commit Random Acts of Kindness." Maybe you read that line and snicker, or maybe you take the advice to heart, believing that our world could be a better place if all of us committed random acts of kindness. Bill Miles surely believes in this bumper sticker's wisdom.
Providence, RI – How often have you uttered the phrase, "out of the mouths of babes," or some such sentiment about the remarkable wisdom that children often display? Haven't all of us had moments when we've been stunned by children's stunning insights about the workings of the world and about the people in their lives? Jim Stahl shares his insights about listening to children.
Providence, RI – There are working artists, and then there are artists who work so they can create their art. You will find them everywhere, especially in Providence. Our special Arts Correspondent Marina Windels introduces us to one of them: C.W. Roelle.
Providence, RI – How often do you have this fleeting, or perhaps even nagging, thought that you tend to take life too seriously, that you'd like to regain that childlike sense of fun and frolic? How often does genuine play find its way into your life? Sam White shares his passion for play, and about its importance in our lives.