PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hampton Hotels' "Save-A-Landmark" program has selected the Westerly Armory as one of its projects for next year.
Towns and cities nominate a landmark and then the public votes for five projects to be restored. Save-A-Landmark's Chris Epting said they look for projects that are prominent in the local, cultural scene.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Last week, WRNI aired a This I Believe Rhode Island essay by Betty Adler, who reflected on returning to the school she was expelled from as a girl growing up in Nazi Germany. What many of our listeners didn't know was that we had arranged for students at the school, St. Ursula School in Aachen, Germany, to listen to the essay via the Internet. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison spoke to the school's headmaster Josi Marsden about the experience.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The outlook for deficit-reduction, and a new public safety commissioner in Providence. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Join us this Thursday for The Moth Radio Hour when a socialite-turned social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection, a hospital orderly with an attitude problem is put to the test and Tony Hendra takes us on the set of the groundbreaking hilarious 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." Hosted by Moth founder George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For role players, gamers and sci-fi fans alike, the term geek doesn't have the same sting it used to. In fact, many are now embracing that very term. You can include authors Ethan Gilsdorf and Tony Pacitti on that list. They'll both be panelists tonight in Providen for R2-D20, and Evening of Sci-Fi Fandom and Fantasy Gaming Geekery. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison spoke to the two authors about the event.