Boston en Boston Marathon: RI Trooper Doesn’t Consider Himself A Hero <p>Rhode Island State Police trooper Roupen Bastajian had just crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. He was one of many who rushed into the chaos to help the injured. He talks with Rhode Island Public Radio's Catherine Welch about that day and how it's changed him a year later.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:48:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 32026 at Boston Marathon: RI Trooper Doesn’t Consider Himself A Hero RIPR's Own Dave Fallon Honored By Rhode Island Radio Hall Of Fame <p>The Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame announced its class of 2014 at a ceremony&nbsp; Wednesday.</p><p></p><p>Seven people, who’ve played some part in Rhode Island radio were named to the hall of fame at an event in Smithfield. The list included anchors, hosts, an engineer, and programmers.</p><p>Among them was Rhode Island Public Radio’s own afternoon host Dave Fallon, who got his start in the Ocean State forty-six years ago, on an easy listening station.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:18:24 +0000 John Bender 31091 at RIPR's Own Dave Fallon Honored By Rhode Island Radio Hall Of Fame RI Bill Creates Boston Bruins License Plate <p>Legislation being reviewed Wednesday would allow Bruins fans to show their support on a license plate. The bill creates a special Boston Bruins license plate, similar to the plates for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.</p><p>The plate would cost an extra $40 and half of that would go to Rhode Island charities. &nbsp;Sen. Maryellen Goodwin sponsored the bill.</p><p>Another piece of license plate legislation being reviewed Wednesday creates a plate for Eagle Scouts.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:03:10 +0000 Catherine Welch 30948 at Gamm’s “Good People” Nothing Less Than Sizzling <p></p><p>Well, I don’t want to go overboard here. But “Good People” is just nothing less than a sizzling comedy with a real life message. It’s delicious, deep, delightful, and just plain dandy.</p><p>Directed with fire and feeling by Rachel Walshe, the production will have you laughing out loud and holding your breath as the characters reveal themselves.</p><p>Led by a splendid Janine Kane, the acting is as good as you’re liable to see anywhere. The sets and the goofy, great costumes add a lot, too.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:31:00 +0000 Bill Gale 25077 at Gamm’s “Good People” Nothing Less Than Sizzling The Boston Red Sox Bring It Home! <p>They've done it again.</p><p>The Red Sox have won their third World Series title in less than a decade.</p><p>Back at Fenway Park last night for Game 6 of the series, the Red Sox easily beat the Saint Louis Cardinals 6-to-1.</p><p>Karen Given was there.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:17:20 +0000 Karen Given 24071 at The Boston Red Sox Bring It Home! Only One Game Away, Can The 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 Only One Game Away, Can The Red Sox Bring It Home? What To Expect When You're Expecting Another World Series Championship <p>The Boston Red Sox kick off their World Series battle against the St.Louis Cardinals tonight at Fenway Park.</p><p>Here at Rhode Island Public Radio we have a couple of Red Sox fanatics who also cover politics; so we asked them to take off their political hats for a moment, and put on their baseball caps.</p><p>Morning Edition host Elisabeth Harrison sits down with our political team Ian Donnis and Scott MacKay, to talk about the exciting series.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:42:36 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison, Ian Donnis & Scott MacKay 23643 at What To Expect When You're Expecting Another World Series Championship Acela Route Through Rhode Island Hits the Brakes <p>Travelers relying on the Amtrak Acela train from Boston and Providence to New York will need to find another way to travel today.</p><p>A power failure is to blame for the cancelation, which might not be fixed for several weeks.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A cable line failure outside of New York City halted commuter trains and Acela traffic during rush hour yesterday afternoon.</p><p>Now the Boston to New York Acela route has been canceled, and may not run for the foreseeable future.</p><p>The regular Amtrak northeast regional service, is also affected by the problem/</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:14:10 +0000 John Bender 22272 at Acela Route Through Rhode Island Hits the Brakes URI: University in RI or University of RI? <p>Even President Obama is talking about rising college tuitions as students return to campus. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay&nbsp; talks about what this all means for our flagship public university, the University of Rhode Island.</p><p>The days are getting shorter, the breezes off our cobalt coastline are cooler. The rhythms of fall return. In our cozy corner of New England, a timeless harbinger of the season is students thronging college campuses.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:04:30 +0000 Scott MacKay 20553 at Hey RI, lighten up its summah aftah all <p>Once again, Rhode Island has embarked on an advertising campaign to raise our state’s flagging self-esteem. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says its time for us to stop running down our tiny corner of New England.</p><p>Back in 1996, when Jack Reed was waging his first U.S. Senate campaign, Texas Gov. Ann Richards came to Newport to speak at a Reed fund-raiser. The tall and tart-tongued Texan introduced the vertically-challenged Rhode Island Democrat by saying to prolonged laughter that Reed is proof ``that size doesn’t matter.’’</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:37:41 +0000 Scott MacKay 19440 at