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.
WRNI – The Providence television reporter who was convicted of contempt last month for defying a court order to reveal a source has been sentenced to six months of house arrest. Federal Judge Ernest Torres said he would have sentenced Jim Taricani to prison if not for concerns about the reporter's health. WRNI's Matha Bebinger reports.
WRNI – A federal judge has found Providence TV reporter Jim Taricani guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reveal the source of an FBI videotape obtained by the reporter. Taricani faces up to 6 months in jail with sentencing scheduled for December 9. WRNI's Jeremy Hobson reports.