Providence, RI – This month we discuss the future of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals with the festival founder George Wein, and Bill Gale reports on the work and history of 2nd Story Theater in Warren.
Providence, RI – One of the hallmarks of adolescence is indecision. Should I wear this sweater or that sweater? Should I go out with this friend tomorrow or that friend? Should I wear my hair this way or that way? Thirteen-year-old Ruby Stenhouse takes us for a walk through her uncertainty. Stenhouse is an eighth grader at the Wheeler School in Providence. She dances ballet and enjoys art and creative writing at school.
Providence, RI – Many people who are remarkably successful in their public lives find themselves tormented by some kind of intense, nagging, private agony. Some succumb to this inner turmoil; others thrive as they discover a resolve they didn't know they had. Jeffrey Sparr tells us about his deeply personal struggles, and his inspiring triumph. Years ago Sparr started a textile business in Rhode Island, which he travels all over the world to run.
Providence, RI – Most of us have spent some time thinking about the origin of life as we've come to know it, the beauty of the forest, and the mysteries of the ocean. For some, a higher power explains it all - for others, evolution holds the key that unlocks the door. Kenneth Miller shares his passionate beliefs about how life unfolds. Miller is professor of biology at Brown University.
Providence, RI – This month on Rhode Island Artscape - how local theaters are exploring black history this February. Trinty Rep is staging the black theater classic "Raisin in the Sun" and helping local teachers develop strategies for their classrooms.
Also, a conversation with Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, the artistic director of Mixed Magic Theater in Pawtucket, and the author of a new play that reflects on the civil rights movement.
Providence, RI – Many of us obsess about what we'll name our children, our beloved pets, or perhaps a boat that's moored in Narragansett Bay. Anne Grant explores the profound meaning of the names in our lives, especially when we have a choice about them. The Reverend Anne Grant of Providence is a retired United Methodist minister whose denomination, she notes, restricts her from performing weddings for same-sex couples.