Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Tea Party held another rally on the State House steps recently. Among those addressing the crowd was Governor Don Carcieri and three local talk radio hosts. The basic message was a call for less government intrusion in the lives of ordinary Americans. WRNI political analyst Scott Mackay says we know what the Tea Party movement doesn't like, even if it's difficult to figure out what it actually supports.
Providence, RI – Advocates for low-income families in Rhode Island say a new wave of homeless could soon be forced into the state's homeless shelters, many of which are already full. That's because close to 1,000 families and individuals --- 12 percent of the total -- will lose their welfare benefits in June. WRNI's Flo Jonic reports.
Providence, RI – I know. You're saying, "Hey, Mr. big shot critic: What about 'Rent?'" Well, yes. But that show is based on an opera, for goodness sake.
Now, courtesy of Providence's resurgent Perishable Theatre, along comes a slug- fest of a rocking show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." It is a startlingly loud and hard work, filled with raw emotion, great needs flamboyantly displayed, and rock, rock, rock.
Providence, RI – Many of us have experienced poignant moments during our long-distance travels, those times when we're airborne or riding the rails for hours and stop to think about where we're headed, not just geographically, but, as well, in a more existential, perhaps even spiritual sense. Joanne Perella, has had many such moments in her life.
Providence, RI – Now, the group says tonight's show is free. Refunds are available for people who already purchased tickets and donations are being accepted on behalf of the Rhode Island Flood Recovery Fund. Band mates Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky sat down with WRNI's Barbara Howard to talk about the show.