Volunteers collected this bucket of Amargosa toads, lit here with a headlamp, during a nighttime search. The population of toads has rapidly recovered from near extinction just a few years ago. Photo by Jon Hamilton/NPR.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All of us can identify times in our lives that posed significant challenges from which we have needed to rebound. Peter Slom is a clinical social worker and unit manager at the Rhode Island Training School. He tells us about his compelling journey from the depths of despair.
Providence, RI – For many of us, it has become the modern-day lament: Our lives are saturated with starkly efficient and sterile electronic communications that have sapped nuance, texture, and passion from our relationships with one another. Perhaps that's hyperbole, or perhaps not. Should we worry that Facebook, My Space, Twitter, and text messaging have pushed aside our ability to share, really share, the stories of our lives? Mark Binder reminds us how important it is for us to hold on to, and share, our stories.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's neither sexy nor sensational, but it touches all of our lives - it's the state budget. And today lawmakers will dip into Rhode Island's finances, and meet for what's called the "revenue estimating conference."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new report finds home prices in the Providence area have declined more than any other area in the region. They're also among the steepest declines nationwide.
The price tracking group Clear Captial says the Providence, New Bedford, Fall River area saw a more than nine percent drop in prices in the last three months and a nearly two percent year over year decline.