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.
WRNI – WRNI's Robert Ames talks with Elizabeth Burke-Bryant, exective director of Rhode Island Kids Count, about the health and wellfare of children in Rhode Island. The eleventh annual Kids Count factbook tracks the state's progress on key indicators of the well being of children.
WRNI – More than 10,000 Police Officers from around the country are in Providnece for the funeral of a detective killed last weekend. The fatal shooting inside the Providence police headquarters has led to some questions about police procedures and the treatment of the alleged killer. But at the moment, public attention is focused on grieving for detective James Allen. WRNI's Mark Degon reports.
wrni – Trinity Repertory Company's latest production, The Moliere Impromptu, offers a comic peek behind the stage curtains. The backstage drama focuses on the French playwright Moliere and his acting troupe, who have to whip up an entertainment at the command of the king. WRNI's theater critic, Bill Marx, has a review.
wrni – Playwright Suzan Lori-parks is the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer prize for drama. Her two-person play, topdog/underdog, deals with clashing brothers. The trinity repertory company production is doing something unusual: the cast members alternate roles during the run of the play. WRNI'S theater critic Bill Marx has this review.