Providence, RI – We meet furniture craftsman Timothy Philbrick of Narragansett whose work can be found at museums around the world, including the MFA in Boston and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. We'll also hear from new rap Raymond Watson of Providence, who has produced a music video to get out the vote.
Providence, RI – Tales from the Dark Side features "Wet Saturday" by John Collier and "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. Starring Janice Duclos, Mauro Hantman, Fred Sullivan Jr., and Rachael Warren with Curt Columbus and Bob Seay.
Providence, RI – Our first program takes a comprehensive view of The Ocean State arts scene. We'll hear from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts staff members, including Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum, Education Program Director Sherilyn Brown, Grants and Communication Manager Elizabeth Keithline, and Steven Feinberg, Director of Rhode Island's Film & TV Office.
Providence, RI – Excerpts from "Report on the Barnhouse Effect" by Kurt Vonnegut; "Lafayette, Farewell" by Ray Bradbury (Broadcast with the permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. Copyright 1998 by Ray Bradbury); and "My War," by Diane C. Jaeger, featuring Stephen Berenson, Janice Duclos and Stephen Thorne.
Providence, R.I. – Judith Tolnick Champa is the former director and curator of the Fine Arts Center Galleries at the University of Rhode Island. In the face of a budget crunch, the University recently made deep cuts to the Fine Arts Center Galleries program - eliminating the director/curator position. She shares her beliefs about the meaning of art in her life, and in the life of our community.
Providence, RI – Artistic director Curt Columbus and host Bob Seay welcome actors Janice Duclos, Stephen Thorne, Rachael Warren and Joe Wilson, Jr., performing and discussing the work of American writers in the City of Light: Langston Hughes, Sylvia Beach, David Sedaris and Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes).
Providence, RI – It's easy enough to feel pessimistic about Rhode Island. The state's unemployment rate is the 6th highest in the country. The state deficit is the highest in nearly 20 years. And homes have lost six percent of their value in the past 14 months. But there is also cause for optimism - due in large part to the presence of RISD and Brown University, a new industry is taking root. WRNI's Flo Jonic has our story.
Providence, RI – The new Providence school superintendent Tom Brady is a retired army colonel who starts work July 14. Brady replaces Donnie Evans who resigned in March. Brady is the acting head of Philadelphia schools, which just appointed a permanent leader. He spoke from his Philadelphia office with WRNI Morning Edition host Bob Seay.