RIPR Top 5 2013 http://ripr.org en Starting Junior High as a Transgender Student http://ripr.org/post/starting-junior-high-transgender-student <p>It’s back to school season in Rhode Island. There’s an ever so subtle hint of fall in the air and schools around the state are opening their doors again for students after the long summer break.</p><p>With the first day of school comes that familiar mix of nerves and excitement. Will my friends be the same?&nbsp; What new people will I meet? Will I like my teachers? And perhaps no start of school is quite as nerve-wracking as the first day of junior high.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:38:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20819 at http://ripr.org Starting Junior High as a Transgender Student Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together http://ripr.org/post/food-medicine-doctors-and-chefs-training-together <p>There’s no shortage of advice on healthy eating. But sometimes it seems there’s a shortage of <em>reliable</em> advice. Medical schools traditionally don’t offer much training in nutrition, but a new partnership between Johnson &amp; Wales University and Tulane medical school could change that.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:19:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17039 at http://ripr.org Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together Made In Rhode Island: Jewelry Making, An Industry On The Move http://ripr.org/post/made-rhode-island-jewelry-making-industry-move <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><p>There's a commonly held misconception in Rhode Island that the jewelry industry is washed up, kaput, a victim of the ravaged manufacturing sector. But according to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, we have the highest concentration of jobs in the jewelry industry in the United States. This morning as we continue our 'Made in Rhode Island' series, Rhode Island Public Radio's Flo Jonic delves into the jewelry industry through the eyes of three of its players:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:20:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 19975 at http://ripr.org Made In Rhode Island: Jewelry Making, An Industry On The Move The Silver Boom: Life at Gorham & Providence Steel and Iron http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-life-gorham-providence-steel-and-iron <p></p><p>In less than 20 years, a quarter of the state’s population will be older than 60. &nbsp;In a series we call “The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island” we’re looking at how the state will take care of this expanding older population and how Rhode Island benefits from its older residents.&nbsp; For example, they are the memory keepers, the informal historians of the state’s rich past.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Gorham Manufacturing</strong></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 11338 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Life at Gorham & Providence Steel and Iron Artscape: How to talk like a New Englander http://ripr.org/post/artscape-how-talk-new-englander <p>New England accents are rich and varied, after all someone from Maine will say “park your car” very differently than someone from Boston or Rhode Island. In this month’s Artscape, we explore the way we talk. To do that, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch sat down with Brown University and Trinity Rep.’s master of dialects Thom Jones to dig into the stories behind the accents.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 9504 at http://ripr.org Artscape: How to talk like a New Englander