Providence, RI – This episode features Curt Columbus and company members Angela Brazil, Timothy Crowe and Joe Wilson, Jr. The program compliments Trinity Rep's production of Our Town, with performance and discussion of the work of Thornton Wilder: excerpts from Theophilus North and Heaven's My Destination.
Providence, RI – The episode features Curt Columbus and company members Stephen Berenson, Tim Crowe and Janice Duclos. Keeping with the theme of Trinity Rep's annual production of A Christmas Carol, the program offers performance and discussion of the holiday-themed work of Charles Dickens: two excerpts from A Christmas Carol; an excerpt from The Pickwick Papers; and excerpts from The Christmas Tree.
Providence, RI – This 2008 episode features Curt Columbus and company members Anne Scurria, Barbara Meek and Janice Duclos, and a special guest from Trinity Rep's Young Actors Studio, Molly Allen, with stories and poems that explore the relationship between mothers and daughters:
WRNI – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a proposal to develop a liquefied natural gas facility in Fall River, Massachusetts. Weaver's Cove Energy, the company proposing the project says the LNG facility is necessary to meet a growing demand for natural gas in New England. But opponents say in a post 9-11 world, it's unwise to build a gas storage facility in such a densely populated area. WRNI's Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
WRNI – Fifty years after the only women's professional baseball league folded, there is only one league in the country where girls can play baseball, not soft-ball. The Slaterettes in Pawtucket have been fielding teams for girls between the ages of 6 and 14 since 1973. Two years ago, they added women of all ages. Advocates of women's baseball in the Olympics are hoping the Slaterettes can become a national model. But as wrni's Martha Bebinger reports, progress is slow.
WRNI – The Five Year and Four Month Sentence for former mayor Buddy Cianci will not change. Cianci was in federal court Wednesday in a bid to reduce his centence for conspiring to run a corruption ring out of Providence city hall. WRNI's Martha Bebinger discusses the case with host Mark Degon.
WRNI – The worlds of venture capital and help for the homeless are merging in a school cafeteria in Pawtucket. It's a for-profit school lunch program run by Amos House with financial backing and expertise from a group of business leaders, called Social Venture Partner-Rhode Island. WRNI's Martha Bebinger begins our story in the lunch line at the international charter school.
WRNI – A transition in the leadership of catholic church in providence takes place later today. Bishop Robert Mulvee will be stepping down after eight years as the bishop of the providence diocese and Bishop Thomas Tobin, from Youngstown, Ohio, will be installed as the new bishop. WRNI's Jim Moses looks back at Bishop Mulvee's leadership and the evolving political climate that will face the new bishop.