Warren http://ripr.org en Artscape: Summer Reading For Young Adults http://ripr.org/post/artscape-summer-reading-young-adults <p>It’s the summer reading season, and for this month’s Artscape we explore books for young adults starting with what some kids at the Cumberland Public Library plan to read this summer.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Summer Reading Students</strong></p><p>Phillip DiDomenico, 10 years old, recommends <em>Frindle</em> by Andrew Clements, which he read during the school year.</p><p>Sophia Dauphine, 7 years old, plans to read <em>Diary of A Wimpy Kid</em> by Jeff Kinney</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:06:58 +0000 Catherine Welch & Elisabeth Harrison 35803 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Summer Reading For Young Adults 2nd Story’s “Sylvia” Is One Of The Very Best This Season http://ripr.org/post/2nd-story-s-sylvia-one-very-best-season <p></p><p>First I’d like to say that “Sylvia” is an absolute true charmer of a play. It’s laugh out loud funny and can prompt small smiles, too. At 2nd Story, director Pat Hegnauer has given it force and speed and reached to its serious undercurrent, too. This is one of the very best productions of the current theater season. Don’t miss it.</p><p></p><p>Okay, about explaining it all. Playwright A.R. Gurney, best known for “Love Letters” and “The Dinner Party,” has set it up simply. A middle-aged couple with</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 08:15:00 +0000 Bill Gale 32857 at http://ripr.org 2nd Story’s “Sylvia” Is One Of The Very Best This Season Brown 250: Gordon Wood On The History Of Brown University http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-gordon-wood-history-brown-university <p>Brown University is marking its 250th anniversary&nbsp;this month, and all week&nbsp;Rhode Island Public Radio is exploring the university's past and future in a series of conversations we're calling "Brown 250."</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>To kick off our series, Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with historian Gordon Wood to go back to the Ivy League university's beginnings.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:56:28 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 29884 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Gordon Wood On The History Of Brown University TheEC: FullChannel Proves Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery http://ripr.org/post/theec-fullchannel-proves-imitation-highest-form-flattery <p>Our good friends at FullChannel cable, available to residents of Barrington, Warren and Bristol, are not only nice enough to put RIPR's&nbsp;audio on channel 799. &nbsp; But also their engineer, Jamie Griffin, has started his own <a href="http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d4b6fb3e7e340fcd2e21dd706&amp;id=b5f3050b42&amp;e=f677833176">"Engineer's Corner" email newsletter</a> for cable TV folks.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:00:28 +0000 Aaron Read 29548 at http://ripr.org TheEC: FullChannel Proves Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery Repurposing, Recycling Old Clothes Cuts Carbon Footprint http://ripr.org/post/repurposing-recycling-old-clothes-cuts-carbon-footprint <p>One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to donate or repurpose your old clothes and other rags. Textile recycling has a greater impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions than you might think.</p><p></p><p>Representatives with the nonprofit Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles said clothing and textiles are not typically considered recyclable products. But they estimate 95 percent of all clothing and other household textiles can be recycled and repurposed, as long as they are clean and dry.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:02:50 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 26772 at http://ripr.org 2nd Story’s “Sons of the Prophet” Doesn’t Shy Away From Anything http://ripr.org/post/2nd-story-s-sons-prophet-doesn-t-shy-away-anything <p></p><p>“Sons of the Prophet” comes to Rhode Island with a pretty darn good reputation. Brown University graduate Stephan Karam’s play was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and did win several awards that year. It was a favorite of Manhattan’s downtown theater crowd, too.</p><p>So, what happened?</p><p>At 2nd Story this work, which the author calls “a comedy about a guy coping with chronic pain” seems pretty much weak-kneed. Its “comedy” never really clicks; its philosophy, which seems to be that coping with the unspeakable can be nourishing, doesn’t seem real, or true.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:10:00 +0000 Bill Gale 24337 at http://ripr.org 2nd Story’s “Sons of the Prophet” Doesn’t Shy Away From Anything