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.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island school officials meet today on a plan to increase state oversight of public charter schools. State Board of Education Chairman Robert Flanders says the aim is to hold charter schools to a higher standard than regular public schools.
"We want charters to be beacons of reform," Flanders says. "Given that they're freed from some of the restrictions other public schools face, we want charters to be a place where students can go and in essence be in the vanguard of education reform."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As soon as the election results came in, WRNI began a series of interviews with elected officials either entering or leaving office. We continue with WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis talking with Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee about how reducing squabbling in state government may yield many benefits.
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