Rhode Island Public Radio http://ripr.org en Steve Brown retiring as publisher of Providence Phoenix http://ripr.org/post/steve-brown-retiring-publisher-providence-phoenix <p>Stephen L. Brown, longtime associate publisher of the Providence Phoenix, is leaving the alternative newspaper after a career of nearly four decades as a leader in New England’s alternative newspaper landscape.</p><p>Brown, of Jamestown, turns 60 next month. Steve started in newspapering at the University of Vermont, where he began working on the student newspaper, `The Vermont Cynic’ as an undergraduate in the 1970s.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:38:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 29954 at http://ripr.org Only One Game Away, Can The Red Sox Bring It Home? http://ripr.org/post/only-one-game-away-can-red-sox-bring-it-home <p>The Red Sox face off against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight in game six of the World Series.&nbsp; The game could be decisive.&nbsp; If the Sox win it, they will leave the field World Series Champions for the third time in just 10 years.&nbsp; Across New England many fans are anxiously awaiting tonight's game, not least among them Rhode Island's Political team, Ian Donnis and Scott MacKay.&nbsp; We asked Ian and Scott to take a moment to bring their sharp analysis from the field on Smith Hill to the grass at Fenway Park.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:36:40 +0000 Ian Donnis, Scott MacKay & Elisabeth Harrison 24003 at http://ripr.org Only One Game Away, Can The Red Sox Bring It Home? The Gamm’s Season Opener is a Clunker http://ripr.org/post/gamm-s-season-opener-clunker <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper placed_wide look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit Peter Goldberg / The Gamm Theatre" caption="Casey Seymour Kim and Alexander Platt in &quot;Far Away&quot; by Caryl Churchill, directed by Tony Estrella. " class="wysiwyg-asset-image" fid="5551" image_style="placed_wide" uri="public://201309/GAMM_FAR_AWAY_BY_PETER_GOLDBERG.jpg" contenteditable="false"><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="/sites/wrni/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201309/GAMM_FAR_AWAY_BY_PETER_GOLDBERG.jpg"><div class="image-meta-wrapper"><div class="cp-si-credit">Cr Mon, 23 Sep 2013 06:27:00 +0000 Bill Gale 21875 at http://ripr.org Some sobering thoughts for union members on Labor Day http://ripr.org/post/some-sobering-thoughts-union-members-labor-day <p>Today we celebrate the glorious history of the American labor movement. While unions have a storied past RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what the future holds.</p><p>Labor Day in Rhode Island has long been more than a summer’s end holiday. For decades, union leaders and their members have celebrated a movement that assimilated immigrants, fought vigorously for better pay and working conditions and was a fulcrum in the creation of a strong middle class.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:26:59 +0000 Scott MacKay 20930 at http://ripr.org