red sox http://ripr.org en TheEC: Prison Radio http://ripr.org/post/theec-prison-radio <p>A recent article in the <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/01/the-ipod-of-prison-sony-radio.html">New Yorker about radio in prison</a> piqued my interest. &nbsp;Besides providing a window into a world that many of us know little or nothing about, it caught my eye that these <a href="http://www.prototype.pw/SONY-SRF-39-FP-Clear-AMFM-Radio-or-equivalent_p_30.html">Sony SRF-39FP</a> ("FP" for "Federal Prison") radios are actually remarkably good receivers. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:08:07 +0000 Aaron Read 28583 at http://ripr.org TheEC: Prison Radio Gamm’s “Good People” Nothing Less Than Sizzling http://ripr.org/post/gamm-s-good-people-nothing-less-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 http://ripr.org Gamm’s “Good People” Nothing Less Than Sizzling Scott MacKay Commentary: What We Can Learn As Part Of Red Sox Nation http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-what-we-can-learn-part-red-sox-nation <p>The Boston Red Sox, New England’s most beloved sports team, are the world champions of baseball. Rhode Island Public Radio's political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what we can learn from these men who played a boys game with joy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Fifty years ago, the French-born cultural historian Jacques Barzun wrote a lyrical paean to baseball. His most noted passage was that ``whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules, and reality of the game.’’</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:24:28 +0000 Scott MacKay 24241 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: What We Can Learn As Part Of Red Sox Nation The Boston Red Sox Bring It Home! http://ripr.org/post/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 http://ripr.org The Boston Red Sox Bring It Home! 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? Providence’s David Ortiz Is Rhode Island’s Little Papi http://ripr.org/post/providence-s-david-ortiz-rhode-island-s-little-papi <p>As the Red Sox prepare for Wednesday night’s World Series opener at Fennway Park, one Rhode Islander is feeling the love being shown Number 34, big slugger David Ortiz. &nbsp;</p><p>David Ortiz, the Red Sox designated hitter, is known as Big Papi. David Ortiz, the spokesman for Providence’s mayor, is known as Little Papi. “You know it’s funny, Mayor Taveras gave me the nickname Little Papi,” said Ortiz.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:29:59 +0000 Catherine Welch 23611 at http://ripr.org Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit http://ripr.org/post/conversation-winners-losers-38-studios-lawsuit <p>The state’s lawsuit over failed video game company 38 Studios will move forward. Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein dismissed some of the counts, but allowed key parts of the state’s lawsuit to move ahead.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:55:50 +0000 Scott MacKay & Dave Fallon 20846 at http://ripr.org Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit