pell grants en Few sparks in first televised Democratic governor debate <p>The 2014 Rhode Island campaign for governor began in earnest tonight as Democratic primary aspirants Angel Taveras, Clay Pell and Gina Raimondo met in a live televised debate on WPRI-TV that was far more remarkable for policy agreements than disagreements or the sharp, thrust-and-parry exchanges emblematic of Democratic primaries of yore.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:46:34 +0000 Scott MacKay 34973 at Rhode Island Film Fest Highlights Legacy of Sen. Pell <p>The Rhode Island International Film Festival is underway.&nbsp; One movie highlights the loan program named for the late Senator Claiborne Pell.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A documentary about Pell Grants will receive its world premiere in Providence as part of the week-long film festival.</p><p>The movie follows the battle Senator Claiborne Pell fought in Congress to pass the grant program in the seventies.</p><p>It was written and directed by Steven Feinberg, who’s also the executive director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:57:59 +0000 John Bender 19685 at Rhode Island Film Fest Highlights Legacy of Sen. Pell Pell Grants Doc Screening in Providence <p>A documentary about the fight to create Pell Grants will screen Wednesday evening as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.</p><p>The film is called "Pell Grants: A Passion for Education." It details the events in Washington leading up the the creation of the federal student loan program named for the late Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell.</p><p>As part of the screening at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Pell’s widow Nuala Pell and his grandson Clay Pell will take part in a question and answer session.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:48:10 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19654 at