One Square Mile http://ripr.org en One Square Mile: A Public Forum on the Future of Bristol's Boat-Building Industry http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-public-forum-future-bristols-boat-building-industry <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">A forum featuring Bristol boat builders and industry leaders discussing how the boat building industry is recovering from the bottom dropping out during the financial crisis of 2008.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">&nbsp; Recorded Thursday, October 10th</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;"> at the Bristol Elks Lodge.</span></p><p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:28:41 +0000 Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 23131 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: A Public Forum on the Future of Bristol's Boat-Building Industry One Square Mile: Bristol's Quahoggers http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristols-quahoggers <p>Quahoging has long been a major industry in the town of Bristol, situated right on the waterfront.&nbsp; But as the population of local fishermen ages, and market prices plummet, the industry faces some serious threats.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio&rsquo;s John Bender went out on a boat with a young quahogger to find out more about the town&#39;s historic industry.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:55:59 +0000 John Bender 23092 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol's Quahoggers One Square Mile: Bristol, A Town In Photos http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristol-town-photos <p>Throughout his career Bristol native Manuel &quot;Manny&quot; C. Correira has been a sports journalist, columnist, and photographer, in Rhode Island for the East Bay Newspapers and the Providence Journal.</p><p>As part of our One Square Mile: Bristol series, he graciously curated some of his best shots of his hometown for use in the series.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:01:37 +0000 Manuel C. Correira 23087 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol, A Town In Photos One Square Mile: Bristol's Regionalized School District http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristols-regionalized-school-district <p>Bristol, Rhode Island is home to one of the largest consolidated school districts in the state, the Bristol-Warren Regional School District. For today’s installment of our series One Square Mile Bristol, Rhode Island Public Radio’s education reporter, Elisabeth Harrison, wanted to find out whether regionalizing has been a success.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:04:33 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 23067 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol's Regionalized School District One Square Mile: Bristol's Marine Industry Mixes Tradition And Innovation http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristols-marine-industry-mixes-tradition-and-innovation <p></p><p>The Bristol boat building industry has its roots in the late 19<sup>th</sup> Century, when the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company built boats for the Navy and yachts that successfully defended the America&rsquo;s Cup. A lot has changed since then, but maritime industries still form an important part of Bristol&rsquo;s economy. The work being done by Bristol&rsquo;s current generation of maritime companies ranges from the traditional to the cutting edge.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:34:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 22971 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol's Marine Industry Mixes Tradition And Innovation Public Forum: The Future of Bristol's Boat-Building Industry http://ripr.org/post/public-forum-future-bristols-boat-building-industry <p>A forum featuring Bristol boat builders and industry leaders discussing how the boat building industry is recovering from the bottom dropping out during the financial crisis of 2008.</p><p></p><p>Thursday, October 10th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM</p><p>Bristol Elks Lodge</p><p>1 Constitution Street, Bristol RI</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:53:14 +0000 RIPR Staff 22834 at http://ripr.org Public Forum: The Future of Bristol's Boat-Building Industry One Square Mile: Block Island memories http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-block-island-memories <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d79ad141844-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d79ad141844-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d79ad141844-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1019195.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By RIPR LISTENERS<br /> Several listeners responded to our request for Block Island memories. One listener gave us more than 20 memories, another told us how he met his wife on the island, and another gave us a fascinating story of adventure on the island.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:41:40 +0000 7068 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Block Island memories One Square Mile: The story of the Southeast Lighthouse http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-story-southeast-lighthouse <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d79ad13f4a0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d79ad13f4a0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d79ad13f4a0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1018870.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Providence, RI – By BRADLEY CAMPBELL<br />In 1875, workers constructed the Southeast Lighthouse on the edge of the Mohegan Bluffs. It worked for more than a century to help keep sailors safe. But in the 1990s, erosion forced the islanders to make a decision: save the lighthouse, or let it fall into the sea.</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 20:53:13 +0000 7010 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: The story of the Southeast Lighthouse One Square Mile: Justin Lewis takes the baton http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-justin-lewis-takes-baton <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d79ad13d4b1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d79ad13d4b1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d79ad13d4b1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1018871.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Providence, RI – By BRADLEY CAMPBELL<br />Over the last 40 years or so, residents of Block Island have worked to conserve nearly half of the island. But there's still more work to do.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 20:53:33 +0000 7009 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Justin Lewis takes the baton One Square Mile: Directions to the Forum on Sat. Sept.8th http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-directions-forum-sat-sept8th <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – Join us for a forum about research into tick-borne diseases like Lyme Disease and Babesiosis, hosted by RIPR's Kristin Gourlay. It's at Smugglers Cove (next to Payne's Killer Donuts) on Saturday Sept. 8th from 1-2pm. Click this story for a map to the forum from the ferry docks.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:17:28 +0000 7058 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Directions to the Forum on Sat. Sept.8th