Warren http://ripr.org en 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